According to the Instagram memes, it’s time for three things: pumpkin spice, actual pumpkins, and warming, filling soups (pumpkin soups, even!). I don’t particularly enjoy pumpkin (or its spice) as a flavor, but soup is something I can—and will—fuck with (heavily).
The world of vinegar is wide, wild, and a little aggressive. Between the health zealots touting the supposed healing properties of ACV, and the more refined flavors of fancier lads (such as sherry vinegar), plain, distilled white vinegar does not get much culinary love.
Poaching or roasting a whole chicken is basically Meal Prep 101. You can get a lot of meals out of one chicken, and at least one of those meals should be some form of chicken salad. Chopping chicken meat isn’t exactly difficult, but you can streamline the salad-making process by using a pastry cutter.
Crisp bacon and its byproduct, bacon grease, are both very good, and when cooking the strips of fatty pork, you want to make sure you maximize your potential for both. The best way to do this is to start cooking bacon in a cold pan.
There are good hacks, and there are bad hacks, and at this online publication, we like to give you the good ‘uns. A good hack should make one’s life easier, whether that’s through using a common object in a new way, streamlining a process, or solving a problem you didn’t know you had. I’m not sure this DIY extruder …
It’s National Cheeseburger Day and, while I don’t really believe in these contrived food holidays—every day is cheeseburger day if you love yourself—I do enjoy a deal or two. Here are some spots where you can a burger—and in one case, pancakes—for cheap (or free!) today:
I rarely cook something the same way twice. This is especially true with pasta sauce, as it is adaptable by nature. The other night I was making a simple spaghetti dinner for myself and a friend, simply because I had found a can of tomatoes I didn’t know I had. As I was tasting and tweaking, I remembered I had about…
Every week, we share the shortcuts, workspaces, and productivity tips of our favorite experts. This week, we’re going behind the scenes at Lifehacker. I’m Claire Lower, and this is how I work.
My love for eggplant is fierce, pure, and, according to a lot of people, not normal. I don’t get it. At its best, this gorgeous nightshade nothing short of edible silk—what’s not to love about that?
Hello, and welcome back to Will It Casserole?, the column where I take your delicious concepts and re-imagine them as tasty casserole creations. Today we’re taking comforting chicken noodle soup, and transforming it into a creamier, more scoop-able version of itself, complete with a saltine topping.
We order from Grubhub pretty regularly in my house. But until this week it’s not something I knew could happen using Venmo.
The success of a meal plan can only be judged by the percentage of it that’s consumed. It may sound obvious, but the execution of a good meal plan requires planning meals you are excited to eat. Picking the right proteins, vegetables, and sides are important, but picking the right condiments—I’m talking sauces,…
My ex-husband did not know how to cook many things, but he was always willing to learn. I’ll never forget one 76-degree December evening (we lived in Florida) when he called from the other room: “Hey sweetie, I have a couple of questions.” “What?,” I asked. “Uh, first, how do you bake a potato? And is a Christmas tree…
As a writer of food-things and lover of breakfast foods (at non-breakfast times), I have eaten many an egg. I don’t know that there is a preparation I don’t enjoy, but a sunny side up egg, fried in olive oil until the edges are crispy ranks very high on my list. I didn’t think there was much improving on the method,…
Forget the milk and eggs: If your power goes out, the last thing you want is a fridge full of perishables. Instead, here’s what to stock up on and how to plan ahead for a loss of power.
As tomato season draws to a close, one (I) tends to finds oneself (myself) buying what is officially known as a “metric buttload” of tomatoes. Now, I can eat a lot of tomato sandwiches, but tomatoes have a window of ripeness rivaled only by avocados, so it helps to have a “use ‘em all up real quick” backup plan.
“Ugh, saltwater taffy is kind of gross.” That’s what Marisa Wu thought years ago, when a colleague suggested she make some of her own. But then she investigated and figured out how to cook taffy flavored by real ingredients, not lab-created chemicals. Now Wu runs Salty Road Taffy, a popular high-end taffy brand where…
Peak-season tomatoes need nothing more than salt, pepper, and maybe a drizzle of olive oil to really shine. Why then, do fresh tomato sauce recipes have you peel, core, seed, and otherwise maul such a beautiful ingredient?
Trendy faux-dive bars are all about the pickleback, but back in my day, I had to sneak sips of the salty brine because it was “weird” and “the pickles were starting to dry out.” But pickle juice is more than a cucumber-preserving liquid, and I’m glad the world is starting to appreciate its broader culinary uses.
There are very few dishes—or moments—that can’t be improved by the addition of fat, salt, and heat, which may explain the popularity of nduja, a spicy, almost violently red pork salumi popping up on menus everywhere.