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  • 9 Recipes for Oktoberfest!

    Starting on Saturday, the world will get a little bit crazier: it's the beginning of Oktoberfest, that three-week-long celebration of, well, beer! Though you may not be in a raucous tent, German songs ringing in your ears, you can still pour yourself a pint and celebrate. Here are 9 recipes to get you in the spirit -- lederhosen optional.

    • Looking for more ways to celebrate? Check out our recipes for Cooking with Beer!

    • Even better than bratwurst: see our recipe for Yum Dogs (a.k.a bacon-wrapped hot dogs).

    • Got a question in the kitchen? The Food52 Hotline is here to help!

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  • A Rosh Hashanah Feast

    It's the Jewish New Year, the start of the year 5773: a time for friends, for family, for celebration. And what's a better way to celebrate than to host a fall-inspired feast? Here are our ideas for Rosh Hashanah dinner -- or anytime you feel like celebrating the fall. Cheers to a sweet new year -- and a new season!

    • Check out 7 Roast Chicken Dinners for more main course inspiration.

    • See a genius cookie recipe to serve for dessert.

    • Got a question in the kitchen? The FOOD52 Hotline is here to help!

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  • Thrifty Dinner Tonight: Roast Cod & Beet Greens

    In amanda's description of the inspiration behind her recipe for beet greens, she mentions that she was raised with the mantra "thrifty in the kitchen, generous at the table". This meal embodies that ideal just about perfectly. Cod is usually inexpensive, and makes for a nice blank slate for flavorful accents like kalamata olives and tangy capers, while the leafy greens are made just a little bit extra delectable with a lightly creamy dressing. Healthy and comforting, this meal is everything a weeknight supper should be.

    The Menu

    Cod Mare Chiaro by Giulia Melucci

    This recipe serves 2

    4 medium red potatoes
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 pound cod
    1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
    1 cup chopped tomatoes, fresh or canned
    6 pitted kalamata olives, sliced
    1 teaspoon capers, rinsed
    1/2 teaspoon oregano, fresh or dried
    4 basil leaves, torn
    freshly ground pepper
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees

    1. Cut potatoes into quarters. Toss in a bowl with 1

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  • How to Make Quick End-of-Summer Pickles

    Every week, a DIY expert spares us a trip to the grocery store and shows us how to make small batches of great foods at home.

    This week, Ashley Rodriguez, of the blog Not Without Salt, show us her favorite go-to method for pickling summer vegetables.

    Pickles and summer go together like cherries and ice, ice cream and sticky faces, picnics and grass stains; sweet and tangy relish on a hot-off-the grill burger. Crisp dill-infused spears of zucchini use up the inevitable glut of the loved and loathed summer squash. Blushed tangy purple onions kick up the juiciest of tacos. Sweet and sour cherries contrast with creamy cheeses, spread over crackers at a grown-up picnic.

    >>RELATED: Check out our 7 favorite burgers to grill before summer's over.

    Notice I didn't even mention little dimpled cucumbers? Usually when the topic of pickles comes up dill or bread and butter seems the most pressing choice, but in our house pickles come in all shapes and sizes. I've pickled

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  • 9 Childhood Favorites, All Grown Up

    Childhood favorites-- we love them for a reason. From s'mores at summer camp to chicken soup on a snow day, childhood favorites easily bring back nostalgic memories by the mouthful. Here are a few creative twists on old favorites.

    • Wondering what to pack your kids for lunch this school year? Check out these ideas!

    • Need some dinner inspiration for your family? We've got you covered.

    • Got a question in the kitchen? Ask the experts on the Food52 Hotline.

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  • Dinner Tonight: Shrimp, Buttered Corn, Noodles

    Inspiration for tonight's dinner: a nearly labor-free meal. This meal is special enough (i.e. seafood and lots of butter) to be a terrific indulgence, but it is (as always) nice and quick so you can spend your last day of summer soaking up those last, delicious rays.


    Buttered Corn and Noodles by aargersi

    This recipe serves 4

    8 ounces egg noodles
    4 cobs of corn
    4 strips of bacon
    4 scallions
    4 tablespoons butter
    6 basil leaves
    a pinch of fresh marjoram
    zest from 1 lemon
    salt and pepper

    Cut the corn off of the cob, then milk the cobs as well. Thinly slice the scallions, and chop the herbs. ** to milk the cob - set the cob on end in a bowl and run the back side of your knife down it to get the juices and kernel tidbits out - this adds extra corny goodness to your dish! **

    Start a pot of water boiling for the noodles. Cut the bacon into lardons and crisp it in a large skillet. When it is nice and crunchy, remove it to a paper towel and

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  • 7 Higher Steaks

    When you're in the mood to treat yourself -- or cooking a dinner to impress -- a good, hearty steak always does the trick. Here are 7 recipes for the superlatives of steak; 7 recipes to do your piece of meat proud. You deserve it -- and a glass of red, to boot.

    • See our entries for Your Best Broiled Steak Contest.

    • Check out 8 awesome side dishes for your steak dinner.

    • Got a question in the kitchen? The FOOD52 Hotline is here to help!

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  • 10 Desserts for Labor Day

    What's the best part of Labor Day weekend? We say: dessert. Here are 10 desserts that will make your celebration even sweeter -- and will let you taste the last that summer has to offer.

    • Check out 10 Desserts with 5 Ingredients or Fewer.

    • See our 10 Drinks for Labor Day to celebrate the holiday weekend.

    • Got a question in the kitchen? The FOOD52 Hotline is here to help!

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  • Dinner Tonight: An Indian Summer

    It's late summer and you've tried everything. You've made batch after batch of gazpacho and eaten so many caprese salads, you're surprised you haven't turned into a tomato. It's time to keep your passion for cooking alive -- what better way to spice it up than by preparing a veritable Indian weeknight feast? Eat this tomato biryani and eggplant and tomato curry together to celebrate the best of summer.

    The Menu

    Purnima Garg's Eggplant and Tomato Curry by luvcookbooks

    This recipe serves 4-6

    1 tablespoon canola oil
    1 teaspoon brown mustard seeds
    1 teaspoon cumin seeds
    1 onion, sliced
    4 Japanese (long and thin) eggplants, sliced 1/2 inch thick
    1 serrano chile, seeded and chopped fine
    1 teaspoon coriander
    14 ounces canned diced tomatoes, with juice
    1/4 teaspoon garam masala
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper

    1. Heat oil in a large frying pan until it shimmers. Add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds and heat

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  • 10 Labor Day Grill Favorites

    For most children, Labor Day is a bittersweet holiday; it is a last hurrah that signals summer's impending end. For grown-ups, however, this holiday is much more exciting. It promises a day off, a cold cocktail, and a chance to shine at the grill. Whether you're a novice griller or a seasoned professional, here are 10 fresh ideas for putting your grill to good use and throwing your most impressive backyard barbecue to date.

    • Cool off with one of these summery non-alcoholic drinks!

    • Looking for the ultimate BBQ side dishes? Look no further.

    • Got a question? Ask the experts on the Food52 Hotline.

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