What’s the Difference Between a Garden and a Farm?It’s a tougher question than you think.
Would You Wear a Sweater Made From Milk?Yeah, people in the ’40s didn’t either.
Mayo-phobiaWhy do some people hate mayonnaise so much?
Gift-Wrapped DinnerIt’s not hard to assemble tamales. It just takes a little bit of practice.
Slate’s Favorite Recipes of the YearThe dishes we made again and again in 2013.
Victimized TwiceRestaurant workers’ wages are routinely docked when customers walk out on their tab. It’s an outrage, and it needs to stop.
You Need One Special Piece of Equipment to Make Amazing FrostingFluffy, spreadable, delicious frosting is not just a lie propagated in Betty Crocker commercials.
Can a $400 Blender Change Your Life?Yes.
Sympathy for the DevilIn defense of Gordon Ramsay.
The Fastest Way to Seed JalapeñosWatch the best technique for making hot chilies less hot.
No, Your Favorite Food Is Not Like CrackSo stop saying that.
Are You Using the Wrong Knife to Slice Tomatoes?A video that shows the right tool to use to avoid flesh wounds and seed-spattered clothes.
Eviscerate Your CucumbersA video that shows why seeding cucumbers is way more enjoyable than seeding other vegetables.
The Indispensable Kitchen Tool You’ll Use Once a YearA video to help make cherry season more manageable.
Cooking With BabetteI made the richest, most expensive dish from the best food movie of all time.
Food Deserts Aren’t the ProblemGetting fresh fruits and vegetables into low-income neighborhoods doesn’t make poor people healthier.
The Death of Italian Cuisine?Kids in Rome are eating just as much junk as kids in America.
Why Is Hellmann’s Mayonnaise So Darn Good?An investigation into the amazing qualities of a 100-year-old condiment.
How to Zest an Orange. Or a Lemon. Or a Lime.
James Beard Was Wrong. Garlic Powder Is Amazing.
How to Make Pie DoughIt’s not hard. And you don’t need a food processor.
The Secret to Amazing Roasted Pumpkin SeedsDon’t use the kind from your jack-o’-lantern.
How Dangerous Is Candy?And what’s the definition of candy, anyway?
Chicken Stock Doesn’t Count as MeatVegetarians won’t die if they sometimes eat food with poultry broth in it.
Stop Abusing Your DoughBiscuit dough is amazingly versatile—as long as you don't destroy it with too much fuss.
All Hail HushpuppiesThe golden cornmeal morsels are the best fried food in existence.
Critics Need to Stop Coddling RestaurantsReviewers should write about restaurants as soon as they open, instead of giving them time to find their legs.
How to Cook With Your DishwasherPears good. Eggs bad.
Feeding the KiddieA brief history of the children’s menu.
A Hippie’s Defense of GMOsI’m a vegetarian yoga instructor, and even I can tell the case against genetically modified food is overblown.