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Video: What It Takes to Make Strip House’s 24 Layer Chocolate Cake

In case you need another reason to feast around Thanksgiving, National Cake Day is November 26th! Cake is found at nearly every celebration across the globe, so it’s only fitting […]

Video: How to Make Pimento Cheese (& 3 Amazing Uses) by Chef Janine Booth of Root & Bone

When we think of Australia, out minds tend to wander to waves, kangaroos, koalas and the outback.  But when it comes to chefs, Curtis Stone may want to step aside. Janine […]

Video: How to Make the Perfect Espresso w/ Lavazza’s Salvatore Foto

If you’re anything like me, the day doesn’t start until you’ve had coffee. It’s the turbo-charge to my vehicle, and as an ex-expat of Italy, I’m always on the hunt […]

How to Poach an Egg in 5 Minutes w/ Chef Ben Lee, A Voce (Video)

When eggs and bread combos are a topic of conversation, challah and several imaginative varieties of French Toast are top of mind. Until… Enter A Voce’s Uovo, by Executive Chef […]

Baking 102: Tips to Up Your Baking Game

If spring is wedding season – fall is baking season. From apple crisp to crème caramel, lemon meringue to chocolate fudge cake, these sweet treats just make summer easier to […]

Pumpkin Egg Custard Tart w/ Chef Daniel Skurnick, Buddakan (Video)

When it comes to festive pumpkin desserts, look no further than Buddakan’s Pumpkin Egg Custard Tart. We caught up with Daniel Skurnick, the wizard behind Buddakan’s pastries, who showed us […]

Aperitivo Julep by Alex Day, Death & Co. (Video)

It’s fair to say that Alex Day might be more popular at night. At least that’s true of the venues he co-owns. In addition to Honeycut (LA), Nitecap (NYC), 151 […]

How to Make Mayonnaise the Way It Was Intended

I confess to loving mayonnaise in all its forms, and became an even bigger fan after writing a brief history of it. This recipe is the result of my quest […]

Butchering & Cooking a Tomahawk Bone-In Ribeye w/ Michael Vignola, StripHouse (Video)

The 24-layer chocolate cake at Strip House first had our attention (then our stomachs, and ultimately our hearts). But before we dug in for another fork-full of decadence, we met […]

How to Tell If Your Wine Is Corked

You may have seen these people at your favorite restaurants. You may have judged them, rolled your eyes, called them snobs when you looked over their shoulders and watched as […]

The Only Tomato Sauce You’ll Ever Need w/ Chef Andrew D’Ambrosi, Bergen Hill (Video)

Chef Andrew D’Ambrosi’s experiences in the kitchen are as diverse as the cuisine he cooks. After launching his career in the Miami kitchen of Afterglow, a pioneering restaurant in the […]

Kentucky Fried Blowfish by Chef Andrew D’Ambrosi, Bergen Hill (Video)

Despite its infamy for dramatic reality housewives (hey Teresa Giudice…), we must admit: Bravo gets it right when it comes to food. Lights… Camera… Action…. Chop, Chop. As a former […]

How To Break Down a Whole Chicken (Video)

Butchering a chicken can seem intimidating, especially if you’ve never done it before. Because of this, many people are reluctant to buy a whole bird, but breaking down a chicken […]

Orchard Peach Tarte w/ Ginger Ice Cream by Chef Macdonald of Hakkasan (Video)

For nearly two years, Rory Macdonald has been making Hakkasan sweet. The Executive Pasty Chef opened the restaurant’s flagship New York City location in 2012, and has been dishing out […]

How to Make Mango Chutney

Thousands of years ago, Hindu cooks discovered that spices went well with fruit, and that spices and sugary fruit mixed together slowed food spoilage. And then there were the flavors […]

How to Make General Tso’s Chicken at Home

Yes, there really was a General Tso. He lived in the 19th century and is one of Hunan province’s greatest heroes. Contrary to popular myth, however, he never tasted the […]

How to Make Delicious Slow and Crispy Egg-Fried Rice

Chinese cuisine may have been the first example of waste-not-want-not gourmet food. Leftover rice tonight? Fried rice tomorrow! Overcooked rice on the bottom of the pot? Deep fry it and […]

How to Peel an Entire Head of Garlic (Video)

Garlic is an extremely versatile seasoning, and just a little bit can make flavors in your dishes pop (as well as ward off Vampires!). Dice a little garlic and add […]

Alex Guarnaschelli Drops Some Sick Beets on Us (Video)

As the daughter of a cookbook editor, the apple didn’t fall far from the tree for Chef Alex Guarnaschelli. Growing up, the Iron Chef spent her youth sampling cuisine from […]

Fast, Beautiful Blondes: How to Make Mustard From Scratch

Sweet or hot, whole grained or smooth, Americans love mustard. Which is why, when I ran out a few months ago, it was a near tragedy. Not about to fling […]

Jalapeño Gin Fizz w/ Pedro Goncalves, Oceana (Video)

Oceana in Midtown New York is best known for – you guessed it – it’s fish fare. But Wine and Beverage Director Pedro Goncalves might tempt you to think about […]

How to Make a Cookie Cup (Video)

If you’re a fan of milk and cookies (and really, who isn’t?), then adding a cookie cup into your dessert repertoire is absolutely essential. Cookie cups, as their name implies, […]

How To Quickly Peel a Mango (Video)

Mangos are one of the most popular fruits in the world, and were first grown in India over 5,000 years ago. In fact, they’re even shown to have many health […]

Maple Bacon on a Stick w/ Chef Matthew Lief, Landhaus (Video)

Food. Smorgasburg. Maple Bacon on a Stick. It can take some time (and a little convincing) to get Manhattanites off the island of hustle-and-bustle, but these three things usually do […]