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In Valencia, Spain, they call it orxata de xufa and make it with chufa (tiger nuts). On the island of Puerto Rico, it’s called horchata de ajonjolí, and the key ingredient is sesame seeds. Some believe this classic beverage originated in Egypt, traveling to Spain and Italy with North African immigrants during the Middle Ages, and later making its way to the Americas with the conquistadors. Others claim it has its roots in Nigeria, where a similar drink called kunnu aya is made with chufa...
Peanut butter: it’s cheap, healthy-ish, and a tasty staple in most pantries. And when you want to go beyond the peanut, almond, cashew, and other kinds of nuts offer delectable butter alternatives—yet they’re often pricey. There’s a butter way! Making your own nut butter is a fun and simple project with endless flavor possibilities. Food processors offer ease when making homemade nut butter, and high-powered blenders with small “twister” jars work great, too. No food processor? You can pound nuts into butter with a large mortar...
We're bringing you this delicious-sounding recipe as an excerpt from Vegan Food for the Rest of Us by Ann Hodgman. The day of chocolate mousse has come and gone. But not for vegans, who haven’t been able to eat it in decades. When you serve this, you’ll find that no one will say, “Isn’t this kind of . . . dated?” It sounds slightly insulting when a recipe calls for “high-quality” chocolate. Not the kind you’d usually buy, you cheap slug. Here, though, you should go for...
Published in 1861, Beeton’s Book of Household Management is perhaps one of the most famous non-fiction books to come out of the 19th century. At over one thousand pages long, it was the first publication of its kind to address all aspects of household management, covering everything from cooking and cleaning to childrearing and animal husbandry. It even includes a section on the law, providing the inquiring housewife with general information on leaseholds, the legal rights and obligations between husband and wife, and the questionable...
  Like many of us out there, I can boil pasta and scramble eggs, but roast a chicken? Nah. Enter Hot Mess Kitchen: Recipes For Your Delicious, Disastrous Life by Gabi Moskowitz and Miranda Berman (with a foreword by Mindy Kaling!). It’s a cookbook for those of us with no skills but who want to learn. Moskowitz and Berman pair culinary know-how with a dash of personal writing and a dollop of humor, resulting in recipes like “Trying To Make Ends Meet Tofu,” “My Ex Is...

    If you need a little extra holiday cheer this year (who doesn’t?), whip up a batch of this old-school bourbon eggnog. It’s just like the stuff you used to drink as a kid, except with booze, and without whatever additives made it so damn sweet. Just know that once you try this method, you may never be able to go back to that saccharine shit they sell at the grocery store ever again. Eggnog, by definition, is simply a blend of milk or cream, eggs, sugar,...
Growing up, a New Year’s good luck dish would have meant, for me, eating dinner at anybody else’s house. I longed for the New Year’s suppers my school pals bragged about—what I had was asparagus out of a can that my mom bought four-for-a-dollar and kosher chicken that she left in the oven for so long it was almost jerky. There are a lot of theories about what dishes are supposed to bring good luck on New Year’s, but a common one is that beans...
    As F Yeah History’s resident baker I’ve been tasked with testing out festive food recipes from across the ages that you can bring to your next Christmas party.  Because why bring a bottle of wine when you can bring a Tudor cocktail and some Victorian mince pies? TODAY WE’LL BE TRYING OUT: • Tudor Butter Beer• Stuart Sweet Meats • Victorian Mince Pies• 1950s cranberry salad (btw, I am being very kind by calling this a salad) So, let's get started!!!!   1. TUDOR BUTTER BEER – 1588 You read that...
  Whether you’re looking to impress or just want to have a little fun with your food, turning pasta pink with beetroot is simple and stunning. This subtly sweet vegetable is full of detox power, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties. Beets are also very versatile and can be baked, boiled, or fried into a chip. We decided to use the vibrant juicy color to add a little flair to our spaghetti. But fair warning, my hands and shirt were splattered a very pretty color of magenta when...
  This cool and spicy fennel dish plays nice with rich Thanksgiving eats. When it comes to cooking for Thanksgiving, everyone has a few “must-haves”—the stuffing served every year you’ve been alive, your aunt’s green bean casserole, or even the spinach tofu lasagna you introduced to your family. This holiday, stick to your tried and trues, but get fresh with a dish that offers a much-needed palate cleanser: a salad! Not the standard leafy greens and bottled dressing kind. This delicate dish features mellow fennel, sweet-tart apple,...