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Expert Guide

7 Non-Traditional Ways to Serve Turkey at Thanksgiving

Apple Cider-Braised Turkey Drumsticks

From boneless whole breast to cider-braised drumsticks, here are 7 delicious, out-of-the-box ways to serve turkey this Thanksgiving.

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Mad Genius Tips

The Five Commandments for Making Perfect Biscuits

Dill-Seed Biscuits

At Olamaie in Austin, the off-menu biscuits are available by request only. People have been known to protest when they run out. Here, chefs Michael Fojtasek and Grae Nonas teach us their five commandments for perfect biscuits.

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Mad Genius Tips

The Best Trick for Cooking Button Mushrooms

Broccolini, Mushroom and Sesame Salad

Button mushrooms get a bad rap as the elevator music of the mushroom world. But Nashville chef Matt Bolus of the 404 Kitchen is out to get them the respect he thinks they deserve with this easy technique.

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Mad Genius Tips

The Thrifty Trick to Better Braises

Chef Tim Love's Braised Pork Shanks

The smartest chefs are always looking for simple ways to build flavor while using every bit of their ingredients. Here, chef Ian Wilson of Fenrir in Portland, Oregon shares a brilliant tip on creating economical, umami-packed stocks for braising.

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Mad Genius Tips

A Delicious Trick to Transform Leftover Baked Pasta

Baked Four-Cheese Spaghetti

Chef Abbi Adams of Bluebeard in Indianapolis makes a killer baked pasta, but her favorite part of making it is transforming it into amazing arancini the next day.

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Expert Guide

8 Crazy-Smart Kitchen Tips from the Team Behind Modernist Cuisine

Nathan Myhrvold and his Modernist Cuisine team share some super clever cooking tips from their incredibly popular books, Modernist Cuisine and Modernist Cuisine at Home.

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extreme cooking

How to Cook an Amazing Thanksgiving Dinner at the South Pole

The author's camp in Antarctica.

In a frigid Antarctic kitchen, nine hours by plane from the nearest grocery store, writer Jynne Dilling Martin discovers pad Thai, pear galette and an astonishingly creative Thanksgiving dinner. 

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Mad Genius Tips

7 Ways to Upgrade Packaged Ramen from Kristen Kish

Kristen Kish

Top Chef star Kristen Kish is no stranger to culinary challenges. For fun, F&W asked Kish if she was up for a new challenge—reinventing packaged ramen—and she was unfazed.

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Expert Guide

9 Pro Tips on How to Buy and Use Good Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Choosing an olive oil from a shelf of bottles at wildly varied price points can be challenging. Here are some easy things to remember from olive oil expert (and grower and producer) Nancy Harmon Jenkins.

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Mad Genius Tips

The Easiest Ever Way to Clarify Butter

Homemade cultured butter

We love clarified butter. What we don't love is the often-messy process of melting and straining it. Here, chef Thomas Kim of Rabbit Hole in Minneapolis offers an easy alternative.

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