Recently, we learned all about hot peppers. Today we turn to their mild-mannered cousin, the bell pepper. Crunchy when raw, meltingly sweet when roasted, bell peppers come in a rainbow of colors. And unlike other peppers, which vary in heat depending on factors ranging from their species to the weather, you'll never find a hot bell pepper: due to a recessive gene, they don't produce capsaicin, the chemical that causes spiciness.Read More »
You'll be hearing from the staff at FOOD52 every week in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.
Merrill is the inspiration for this week's Too Many Cooks question. Yes, Merrill -- who you can see here clutching her cut finger after a Horseradish Vodka Bloody Mary mishap -- who once "burned down her kitchen attempting to deep-fry eggs."
Maybe you've guessed the question by now. Hint: it's one that we ask all of our contest winners.
What's your most spectacular kitchen disaster? Let the mishaps and mess-ups begin.Read More »
Turn this fall's apple harvest into a tart, crisp drinking vinegar.Read More »
It's that time again -- help us pick the contest finalists for Your Best Grapes!
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When there's a chill in the air, and the leaves start to fall, and you dust off that peacoat from the back of your closet, there are few things more appealing than a hot bowl of soup. Cozy up with one of these recipes, and maybe -- maybe! -- you'll start to embrace the new season.Read More »
Once again, we want to give a big thanks to all of our volunteer recipe testers for your thoughtful comments and for helping us continue to strengthen our recipe recommendations. You can read the winning headnote and tester's comments by clicking through to the Community Picks recipes — the comments are at the top. And even if the recipe you tested wasn't chosen as a CP, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section. Constructive criticism is always encouraged!
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It's a cross between summer and Meatless Monday in the twins' lunchboxes today -- although those apples are an omen of fall! We'll let Amanda explain:
There were still peppers and corn in the market so I decided it was time for a stew of them. That was the main course, just glistening sweet pepper stew. On the side, yogurt, and an apple. I figured they could get meat or fish at dinner.
What's in your lunchbox?Read More »
We're celebrating the artisans, writers, makers, and more who make up the diverse and inspiring world of food.
Today: We sail the Long Island Sound with Bren Smith of Connecticut's Thimble Island Oyster Co. and learn about sustainability and the sea.Read More »
Not just for breakfast.Read More »
Baby Clara came to the test kitchen this week to play, eat, and melt our hearts.Read More »