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- Food52 | Shine Food – Thu, Jan 5, 2012 3:16 PM EST
Here are 10 dishes we'll be making all year long -- dishes so good we'll be raising our glasses (of water) to give a hearty "cheers!" Brought to you from the spirited home cooks' community at FOOD52.
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This is a great soup to have in your everyday arsenal. It's sweet, purely flavored and can be made in a flash. The recipe came from Canyon Ranch, back when the Berkshires spa was little known but expensive. Now it is just the latter. I think it's the perfect thing to serve the week after Thanksgiving, when you still crave the flavors but need a break from the heft. The recipe called for a red RomeRead More »from 9 Ways to Detox from the Holidays
We love us a good holiday roast, but one of our favorite Christmas traditions is the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Here's our take on the classic celebration -- or seven fresh seafood dishes to make a part of any holiday meal.
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If it's done right, Lobster Diavolo sings with the fresh, juicy tang of tomatoes and thrums with the gentle heat of chilis. When tossed with al dente pasta, the sauce provide a kicky backdrop that complements rather than overwhelms the sweet suppleness of the lobster itself. I like to keep the lobster in large pieces so it looks pretty on the plate, and I've always loved Esca's addition of fresh mint, so I adopted it myself. - Merrill
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for finishing
2 fat cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper Read More »from Feast of the 7 Fishes
- Food52 | Shine Food – Fri, Dec 16, 2011 4:50 PM EST
The holidays are here and the relatives are swarming -- the last thing you want is a party fail. And the best way to learn how to avoid mistakes? By talking to people who've been there, in the depths of holiday despair!Read More »from Top 5 Holiday Party-Planning Fails (and How to Avoid Them)
So we asked our savvy community of home cooks at FOOD52 and rounded up 100 of their best holiday entertaining tips to include in our Holiday Recipe & Survival Guide for iPad. Here are the top 5 potential snafus and how to avoid them.
Have snacks on hand to keep your guests happy.
FAIL #1: You don't have enough food on hand for unexpected (or unexpectedly hungry) guests.
FIX: Be smart -- stock that freezer.
"I make chili in the winter in large quantities and freeze it. I keep cheddar cheese, salsa, greek yogurt, and tortilla chips in the house so I always have the makings of an impromptu chili supper. I also always have different kinds of nuts and good chocolate in the house. And I make biscotti and keep them in the freezer. If someone pops by after dinner we make espresso or cappuccino and biscotti." - drbabs
No Hanukkah table would be complete without the symbolic (and delicious) fried foods we all look forward to year after year. And while we agree that holidays are all about tradition, why not add a few modern twists to your menu this year? Here are three recipes destined to become new Hanukkah classics from the FOOD52 community.
We have a soft spot for cooks who tinker with classic recipes, retooling the periphery without over-altering the core. That's what Micki Barzilay did with her latkes. The panko coating amplifies the dry-leaf crispness you want in a latke. And Yukon Golds have plenty of moisture and sugar so once they're fried up, they toast handsomely on the edges, while at the center of the pancake, the potato strands remain silkyRead More »from New Hanukkah Classics