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The Long, Winding Origin Tres Leches Cake

Growing up Nicaraguan in Miami, tres leches cake made an appearance in our home very often, regardless of whether or not there was a reason to celebrate. A rich and soupy sponge cake soaked in three milks (evaporated, condensed, and whole), tres leches is often topped with whipped meringue or marshmallow fluff …

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How Professional Chefs Cook Chicken Breasts

My mother never cooked us chicken breasts growing up, but there were always bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs in the freezer for bubbling soups and stews, or crispy fried chicken. The only time we ever had breast meat for dinner was in samgyetang, whole rice-stuffed Cornish game hens boiled with garlic, ginseng, and jujubes (Korean …

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The Absolute Best Way to Fry an Egg, According to Tests

In Absolute Best Tests, Ella Quittner destroys the sanctity of her home kitchen in the name of the truth. She’s seared more Porterhouse steaks than she cares to recall, tasted enough stuffing for 10 Thanksgivings, and mashed so many potatoes she may never mash one again. Today, she tackles fried eggs. “The …

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Impressive Garnish Ideas That Bring the Cocktail Bar Home

We’ve partnered with Drinkworks to share totally doable, yet impressive ideas for dressing up all types of cocktails, from a spiced cranberry punch to a classic Old Fashioned. (Psst: These sips are ready at the push of a button when you’re using their countertop Drinkmaker! When I make cocktails at …

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Your Top 10 Genius Recipes of 2020

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Creative Director and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook. These are the 10 Genius Recipes that stole your heart in 2019, over and over again. In some ways, the list is predictable (you really like pancakes). And …

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17 Flavor-Packed Ways to Use Turmeric—Fresh

If you have a jar of ground turmeric in your spice rack, it’s probably for one of two reasons. One: You cook a lot of cuisines that call for it in their dishes (like Indian, Thai, or Persian, perhaps) and your jar of ground turmeric gets almost as much use as salt. …

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32 Meal Prep Ideas and Tips for Better Dinners and Lunches

I don’t love to admit it, but before I joined the Food52 team, I was not a world-champion meal planner. I spent five years in an office where “lunch hour” meant: “pop out for quick takeaway.” And “weeknight dinner” meant: “the fantasy of an alternate universe where people leave work …

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Side Dishes That Get Along Great With Ham

Ham is a friendly protein that gets along with just about everyone. That said, there are certain dishes that really compliment this ingredient’s salty, smoky, sorta-sweet personality. Below are our go-to dishes, with a few recipe options for each. But first, a couple of our favorite ham recipes in case …

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Best 22 Cookie Recipes Easy Enough to Memorize

These are the cookies for when you’re too tired to make cookies, or when you’ve got more important things to worry about (the roast! the cups! the flowers!) and need something quick and fuss-free. The majority of these are five ingredients or fewer (yes, fine, Carla’s calls for eight, but two of them …

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Steak Dinner Ideas for Date Night and Beyond

Cooking steak is easily one of the fastest ways to get dinner on the table—15 minutes tops, in many cases. Whether you’re a fan of skirt steaks, filet mignon, or chicken-fried steak, and serving with balsamic vinegar, greens beans, blue cheese, or in a steak sandwich, a perfectly cooked steak can …

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