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Grilling Geekery: The Science Behind Grilling With Charcoal, Gas And Wood

Is there really a difference in taste? And why?
May 22, 2015 9:00 am

Today marks the start of Memorial Day weekend, when millions of Americans will light up grills all weekend long to cook a variety of meats and veggies. Grilling food over the glowing embers of a fire is as old as humanity itself, and yet there are still only two very distinct types of grilling enthusiasts: those who prefer the convenience of gas and those who equate grilling with honest-to-goodness charcoal. But is there really a difference in taste between these methods?

Here Is The Easiest Way To Cook Vegetables

It’s quick, delicious and surprisingly nutritious
May 15, 2015 9:00 am

Soggy broccoli spears. Shriveled-up green beans. We’ve all been — and suffered — through plates full of them. There’s nothing less appealing than overcooked vegetables. So what’s the best way to cook these tricky veggies quickly, easily and effectively? Look no further than the trusty microwave!

Watch Hugh Jackman Lip-Sync The Bacon Pancake Song. Awesome!

Adventure Time, meet Wolverine. Pals? Pals.
May 8, 2015 1:00 pm

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Adventure Time is the greatest cartoon of all time. The best creatures are all made of food or candy, and Jake the magic dog cooks up a storm. Guess who clearly knows these facts to be true? All right, the headline gives it away: It’s Hugh Jackman! The X-Men star recently Instagrammed himself lip-syncing Jake’s “Bacon Pancake Song” to utter perfection. Check it out. 

 

How To Make The Most Of Your Microwave

Is it safe? Healthy? And how does it work?
May 8, 2015 10:00 am

Whether used occasionally for a bag of popcorn on movie night or religiously to prepare nightly TV dinners, the microwave is a fixture in just about every kitchen. First sold in 1947, the microwave oven wasn’t a common household item until the late 1960s. Chances are you’ve warmed up coffee, soups and snacks in your trusty microwave plenty of times over the years. But does the countertop contraption remain poorly understood and underestimated?

Watch A Conversation With Anthony Bourdain And His Television Producers

TV host talks challenges of filming “Parts Unknown”
May 1, 2015 2:30 pm

Last night, Anthony Bourdain sat down with some of his Parts Unknown producers for a talk moderated by film critic and radio host Elvis Mitchell, held at the Paley Center in New York. In the lively conversation, Bourdain discusses the challenges of filming his CNN show around the world, details some of the secrets behind his long-running success and gives a taste of his soon-to-air adventures. Clips are also shown from the show’s upcoming season.

This Is How You Make Pasta From Scratch

It’s simple, inexpensive and delicious
May 1, 2015 11:00 am

Ever had fresh pasta? If so, we’ll bet you agree with us that its firm, toothsome bites and rich, eggy flavors are pretty much irresistible. It turns out that making fresh pasta at home is not only inexpensive but also quite simple.

Watch This Doughnut Float Above Earth’s Atmosphere

The world’s very first pastrynaut. Astronut?
Apr 28, 2015 2:00 pm

Check out the beauty of a strawberry-frosted sprinkled doughnut toughing it out in the zero-gravity, zero-oxygen environment of outer space and lament the fact that we still need to be heavily trained, prepped, crammed into pressurized suits and rocketed out. We wish we were doughnuts. 

What’s The Deal With Pressure Cookers?

Turn to this device when you’re in a time crunch
Apr 24, 2015 10:00 am

Looking to create a tender braise or a flavor-packed stock but short on time? Meet the pressure cooker! Once lauded as beacons of culinary convenience, pressure cookers fell out of favor as prepackaged foods began filling grocery stores and frozen, microwavable meals became commonplace in homes across the U.S. And that’s a shame. Here’s a primer.

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