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The Best ‘How I Eat’ Advice From 2019

The Best ‘How I Eat’ Advice From 2019

January 11, 2020

Photo: Natalie WynnBest of LifehackerBest of LifehackerWhether we’ve made a complicated recipe absurdly simple, illustrated how to survive a natural disaster, or explained a political crisis in terms even your great-grandma would understand, these are some of our favorite stories from the past year.My favorite part of of interviewing people for How I Eat is…

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Turns Out a Wild Geoengineering Plan to Refreeze Arctic Sea Ice Isn’t the Best Idea

Turns Out a Wild Geoengineering Plan to Refreeze Arctic Sea Ice Isn’t the Best Idea

January 7, 2020

Photo: APAs the world spins closer to climate catastrophe, fringe ideas are inching toward the mainstream. Geoengineering is among the topics that were once verboten but are now finding traction. And that includes some pretty out-there ideas, including ones focused on saving polar ice by pumping massive amounts of seawater onto the surface of ice,…

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The Oldest Cake Recipe From the Oldest House in New York

The Oldest Cake Recipe From the Oldest House in New York

January 6, 2020

In Marine Park, Brooklyn, on the corner of Avenue S and East 35th Street, there’s a bar called Mariner’s Inn. It’s got a brown wood stone facade and a green awning, an American flag hanging above its door. It looks like a place you might stop in to catch a sports game on a Sunday…

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Our January Recipe of the Month (& More Dishes to Make This Week)

Our January Recipe of the Month (& More Dishes to Make This Week)

January 6, 2020

Welcome to What We’re Cooking This Week, a weekly love letter from our recipe developer Emma Laperruque, all about what the Food52 team is cooking and craving off-hours (with a few snacks for thought, too). I recently added three recurring events to my calendar—12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 5 p.m.—all entitled “Stairs!” This is just…

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Sasha’s Favorite Recipes of 2019

Sasha’s Favorite Recipes of 2019

January 5, 2020

[Photographs and Videos: Vicky Wasik, Serious Eats Video Team] 2019 was my first full year at Serious Eats, and I made sure to fill up on all the great food that came out of our test kitchen. There’s always something to look forward to, between Stella’s monthly dessert visits and Sho’s daily noodling projects. It’s…

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23 Christmas Breakfast Ideas We’re More Excited for Than Presents

23 Christmas Breakfast Ideas We’re More Excited for Than Presents

January 5, 2020

When I was little, there were few mornings more exciting than Christmas. It would take me hours to fall asleep; I was either peeking out my bedroom door every 30 minutes to see if presents had arrived, or writing a last-minute note to Santa. And when I finally woke up the next morning (usually around…

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The Slow-Cooked Legacy of Grandma’s Country Captain Chicken

The Slow-Cooked Legacy of Grandma’s Country Captain Chicken

December 30, 2019

Good food is worth a thousand words—sometimes more. In My Family Recipe, writers share the stories of dishes that are meaningful to them and their loved ones. A Lowcountry dish by way of East India, Country Captain Chicken was my grandmother’s go-to in the 1940s and ’50s, when recipes for it popped up regularly in…

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Grandma Jo’s Lasagna Wasn’t an Heirloom Until It Became Mine to Make

Grandma Jo’s Lasagna Wasn’t an Heirloom Until It Became Mine to Make

December 29, 2019

Good food is worth a thousand words—sometimes more. In My Family Recipe, writers share the stories of dishes that are meaningful to them and their loved ones. My grandmother is a great cook. This is something you’ve undoubtedly heard someone say before. You might even say it yourself. In fact, grandmas who cook well are…

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How to Make it Through the Holidays After a Loss

How to Make it Through the Holidays After a Loss

December 28, 2019

Photo: ShutterstockWhen you’re dealing with a major loss, it tends to affect most aspects of your life, whether or not you realize it. Sure, you expect to feel a pang of sadness the first time you go to their home after they pass away, or when you get excited about something and pick up your…

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Researchers were about to solve AI’s black box problem, then the lawyers got involved

Researchers were about to solve AI’s black box problem, then the lawyers got involved

December 26, 2019

AI has a “black box” problem. We cram data in one side of a machine learning system and we get results out the other, but we’re often unsure what happens in the middle. Researchers and developers nearly had the issue licked, with “explainable algorithms” and “transparent AI” trending over the past few years. Then came…

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