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Burning Love: Char Your Vegetables

Remember when burning your vegetables was considered a bad thing? These days, though, chefs are using high heat and chars to draw out the caramel flavors of fruits and vegetables without needing extra sauces and flavoring. At Del Campo in Washington, DC, chef Victor Albisu serves South American barbecue with a focus on burnt items, so […]

Grilling Smackdown: Best Choices for Your Next Cookout

It’s about time to kick off the unofficial start of summer with a Memorial Day cookout! And what better way to celebrate than with a nutritional smack down? Here’s a look at your favorite cookout foods with an answer to the burning question: which is healthier? Burger vs. Hot Dog Meat brings up lots of […]

Tips for Easy Entertaining from Chef Michelle Bernstein

Want to make sure your 4th of July bash goes off without a hitch? Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein, who knows a thing or two about cooking for a crowd, has four tips to make entertaining easier. Michelle Bernstein’s Tips for Easy Entertaining: Make dishes that sit well. “I want to hang out, too,” she says. […]

Hotel Buffet 101: Everything You Need to Know

The buffet is a time-honored tradition. Though known historically for its pomp and circumstance at lavish dinner parties in sixteenth-century France, today they’re more often associated with long lines and spotty service. Though every buffet offers something different — from cheap, gluttonous fare to extravagant fine dining — they can all run into the same […]

25 Amazing Things to Make With Strawberries

Shake off the winter blues and welcome in the vibrant, fresh flavors of spring! Strawberry season has commenced early this year, so celebrate with pies, smoothies and so much more. Here are 25 ideas to start enjoying everyone’s favorite berry. In no particular order…

Neater Kernel Cutting

One of my favorite ingredients, Sweet Jersey corn, is starting to hit its peak, and I am trying to enjoy as much as I can, while also developing recipes for next summer. As we were tossing around ideas in the kitchen, one of our recipe developers said she refuses to cut kernels from the cob […]

Why I Like Using a Cleaver (More Than a Knife)

I never saw myself as a cleaver-user until Martin Yan gave me one. It was a thank-you gift for helping with a food demo. I was perfectly content with my collection of western-style knives up until then. But after several weeks, I decided to give Martin’s cleaver a chance. My life in the kitchen has […]

Gumbo Secrets From the “Queen of Creole Cuisine”

“I went to Dooky Chase To get me something to eat The waitress looked at me and said Ray, you sure look beat, Now it’s early in the morning And I ain’t got nothing but the blues” —Ray Charles, “Early in the Morning Blues” For anyone traveling to New Orleans on a food pilgrimage, Dooky […]

How to Host a Crawfish Boil

It seems every part of the country has its own unique type of seafood extravaganza, whether it’s a Low Country boil in Charleston, a clambake in Maine, or a crawfish boil down in New Orleans.  I’ve been to quite a few in my day, but this year it was high time I hosted my own. […]

Tips for Great BBQ at Home

Last night, the Unique Eats crew ate their way through some of the best BBQ in the country. From the very best Texas-style brisket in Austin to whole hog sandwiches in North Carolina, the show hit all the highlights. One place that stood out for culinary inventiveness was Fatty ‘Cue in New York City. Here, […]

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