Category: How to Cook

How to Cook Lamb Perfectly, According to Gordon Ramsay

"My dinners at home are startlingly simple," Marilyn Monroe once said in an interview with Pageant Magazine. "Every night, I stop at the market near my hotel and pick up a steak, lamb chops or some liver, which I broil in the electric oven in my room. ......

How to Smoke a Brisket (Plus, a Pitmaster-Approved Shortcut)

In my hometown of Austin, it’s hard to escape the wafting aroma of Central Texas Barbecue. Yes, that means there’s tender brisket and spicy smoked sausage links at every turn, but it’s way more fun to make your own. If you’ve got the time (half a day, ......

Spicy, Buttery Shrimp in Moments

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. I tend to think, wrongly, that in order for dinner to be fast, it has to ......

How to Make Cheesecake—No Recipe Required

At one end of the dessert spectrum is the cleansing, frosty sorbet—sharp and refreshing and crisp. At the other is the cheesecake, which, like a velvet turtleneck, is cushy and luxurious and really only appealing once the temperature drops below 60 deg......

The $0 Trick to Make Any Bottle of Wine Taste *Way* Better

I love wine, but I don't really know that much about it. I say this a lot, mostly at restaurants when I'm talking to the sommelier about choosing a glass of wine to go with dinner. There are two reasons I do this: 1) to cover my bases in...

The Do-Anything, Umami-Packed Oil You’re Probably Throwing Away

Look, we get it. The world is divided over how they like their sun-dried tomatoes—dehydrated or oil-packed. Turns out our team is also split down the middle. Senior Editor Eric Kim, for instance, prefers them dry. “I love rehydrating them myself in a ......

The Lifelong Kitchen Lesson I Learned From Rachael Ray

I write and edit recipes for a living, so it won’t surprise you to learn that my most-frequented TV channel growing up was The Food Network, which debuted just shy of a year after I was born. I took studious notes watching Emeril Live!, belly-laughed w......

Jammy Tomato Sauce Is a Hands-Free Miracle

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. What started as a procrastination cure—a way to not succumb to the grip o......

How to Make Really Good Ginger Beer From Scratch

Homemade ginger beer can be a thing of wonder. Whether you're a Moscow Mule fan or just enjoy sipping it in a tall glass with ice, making ginger beer at home might mean the end of your store-bought ginger beer days. The fermentation process is eas......