11 Butter Substitutes for Your Cooking & Baking (But Only if You Must)

Let’s start with the bad news. There is absolutely nothing on this earth that can truly replace butter. Not the most extra-virginal olive oil, not the most convincingly golden popcorn topping, not even the most optimistically branded substitute spread. If it’s not butter then yes, I can believe it’s not butter. But if you’ve just …

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Can You Swap Salted and Unsalted Butter in Baking?

Do you ever round up all of the exciting, far-reaching ingredients you need for a baking project (Rooibos tea leaves! Golden syrup! Prune butter!), completely overlooking the basics? Obviously have butter, you think. Photo by James Ransom Except you return home, flushed on the high that is tracking down goat milk, only to realize you …

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Scrambled Shakshuka Is Almost Impossible to Mess Up

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Creative Director and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook. In the past decade, we’ve seen shakshuka crash onto brunch menus and Instagram feeds and Trader Joe’s starter kits the world over. It’s shape-shifted into pizzas and pastas and collided, …

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13 Cozy Fall Centerpieces to Warm Up Your Table

Centerpieces—be they at a wedding or just a static, steady feature on your dining table—have a reputation for being rather fussy. Many of them are also very obviously seasonal: sunflowers and cacti for summer, red berries and coniferous branches in winter. They don’t have to be so boxed in, though, and they don’t have to …

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This Is How We Celebrate Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving

Happy Chuseok! Photo by Korea.net / Korean Culture and Information Service You might be able to readily identify what the third Thursday of November is, but what about the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar? To Koreans, this time is called Chuseok, also known as Hangawi. And as big as Thanksgiving …

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A 3-Ingredient Sauce-Slash-Spread for Any Vegetable

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else—flavor, creativity, wow factor. Psst: We don’t count water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (specifically, 1/2 cup or less of olive oil, vegetable oil, and butter), since we’re guessing you have those covered. Today, we’re introducing whatever vegetable in your crisper to …

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