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How Do You Eat When You Travel? How Do You Eat When You Travel?

Hello, and welcome back to What’s Cooking?, the open thread where you get to share your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things food-related. This week I want to talk about traveling, and the role food plays in your trip planning.

How to Eat Like a Human Even Though You Work From Home How to Eat Like a Human Even Though You Work From Home

On the surface, working from home would seem to give one unparalleled control over one’s diet. Not only do you control your schedule, but you’re right there with your fridge. What could possibly go wrong?

Coconut Oil Will Rid Your Hands of Garlic Stink Coconut Oil Will Rid Your Hands of Garlic Stink

Tips and tricks come at you when you least at expect them. Just last week, I was unwinding from a hard day of hacking food with an episode of the new Queer Eye, when food expert/T-shirt aficionado/new Ted Allen, Antoni Porowski told whatever straight dude he was working on (they all blend together) that a little…

Why I Work at Bars Instead of Coffee Shops Why I Work at Bars Instead of Coffee Shops

Working from home is an extremely sweet gig. I don’t have to wear real clothing, I alone control the thermostat, and my only physically present coworker is a geriatric spaniel. But a lack of human contact can make one a little weird, so I try to get out and be among the people at least once a day. Most people…

What Should We Casserole Next? What Should We Casserole Next?

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Will It Casserole, the column where we see what meals, dishes, and cuisines can be re-imagined and transformed into casseroles.

This Carne Asada Burrito Casserole Is a Highbrow Stoner's Delight This Carne Asada Burrito Casserole Is a Highbrow Stoner's Delight

Hello, and welcome back to Will It Casserole?, the column where I take your delicious concepts and re-imagine them as delicious casserole creations. This week we are finally making the burrito casserole suggested by one very clever commenter, and we are the better for it.

3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Maple Old Fashioned 3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Maple Old Fashioned

Happy weekend, everyone, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week was kind of hectic for various reasons, so I feel the need for something insanely streamlined, even by our standards. I want to pour, stir, and sip, and maple syrup is…

Don't Throw Away the Crumbs at the Bottom of Your Chip Bag Don't Throw Away the Crumbs at the Bottom of Your Chip Bag

If we learned anything from LadyDoritoGate, it’s that women hate dumping chip crumbs into their wide-open mouths. But maybe this has nothing to do with keeping up appearances; maybe these savvy women are saving the crumbs for clever, delicious uses.

Pick Up the Damn Phone to Order Your Food Pick Up the Damn Phone to Order Your Food

There’s no ethical consumption under capitalism—even gummy bears aren’t safe—but I’d like to think most people try to eat ethically where they can. If you are one of those people, you should delete all those super convenient delivery apps on your phone.

You Should Make Molten Chocolate Cakes in Your Instant Pot You Should Make Molten Chocolate Cakes in Your Instant Pot

The molten chocolate cake may have had its heyday in the 90s, but I’ll be damned if I’m going to stop making and eating them. Maybe it’s because they were the first “fancy” dessert I ever made in an attempt to impress another human, but I associate them pretty firmly with cliche romance, which is what makes them…

The Easiest Way to Make Cheese and Chocolate Fondue for Two The Easiest Way to Make Cheese and Chocolate Fondue for Two

Whether made with cheese or chocolate, fondue has a kind of cheesy, finicky reputation. But in spite of its kitsch, dipping bits of food in gooey, melted fromage or dark, liquid chocolate makes for a fun, flirty, surprisingly low-effort meal.

What Are Your Food Plans for Valentine's Day? What Are Your Food Plans for Valentine's Day?

Hello, and welcome back to What’s Cooking?, the open thread where you get to share your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things food-related. Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, and I want to hear all about your plans, or lack thereof.

How to Use Rose Water in the Kitchen How to Use Rose Water in the Kitchen

Valentine’s Day is a holiday that can’t escape symbolism and, besides hearts, roses are the most recognizable supposed sign of love and affection associated with February 14th. You can give a dozen or so, sure, but if you like your gifts to be a little more edible, consider working a little rose water into your…

What Should We Sous Vide Next? What Should We Sous Vide Next?

Hello sous-vide friends, and welcome to a brand new topic-picking session for Will It Sous Vide?, the column where I make whatever you want me to with my immersion circulator.

Vanilla Butter Sous-Vide Lobster Tails Are Your Valentine's Day Dinner  Vanilla Butter Sous-Vide Lobster Tails Are Your Valentine's Day Dinner 

Hello friends, and welcome back to Will It Sous Vide?, the column where I usually make whatever you want me to with my immersion circulator. Today we’re making a sexy little dish that’s impressive without requiring a whole lot of effort on your part: sous-vide lobster tails.

3-Ingredient Happy Hour: My Bloody Valentine 3-Ingredient Happy Hour: My Bloody Valentine

Happy weekend, everyone, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. Valentine’s day will be here soon but, rather than make a bubbly, rose-scented cocktail, I’ve decided to enlist the sinister blood orange for a less twee take on the holiday.

This Browned Butter Maple Hummus Will Make You Rethink the Genre This Browned Butter Maple Hummus Will Make You Rethink the Genre

In what I can only call “a crisis of faith,” I have made the trend known as “dessert hummus” and found it to be very pleasing. When it was first (gently) suggested I explore dessert hummus by my (sweet and understanding) editor, I demanded a phone call, so alarmed by the concept was I.

Workout Snacks That Won't Make You Hate Working Out Workout Snacks That Won't Make You Hate Working Out

It turns out that moving your body around in an intentional fashion—known to jocks as “taking exercise”—is an important part of not being in pain as an adult, and it turns out that eating a portion of gyro casserole an hour before pumping a modest amount of iron is a poor plan. I, however, refuse to eat a goddamn…

Food Valentine's Day That Isn't Chocolate Food Valentine's Day That Isn't Chocolate

I love a Whitman’s sampler, but I buy those for myself February 15th, at Walgreens, when they are half-off. Though I’m not one to turn down a box of chocolate on Valentine’s Day, giving them can feel a little impersonal, and we can do better.

Here's a Lady Dip for Your Lady Chips Here's a Lady Dip for Your Lady Chips

What a time to be a woman! Not only do we finally have a female Colonel Sanders, but Doritos has announced that they will be producing a quieter, less messy, more female-friendly chip.

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