The 10 best recipes of 2010

Our Ten Most Popular Recipes of 2010—So Far

The ten most popular recipes of 2010 so far includes some of our sweetest treats, including red velvet cake, chocolate chip cookies, and black bottoms.

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The Green Fairy Flies High

Absinthe, also known as the green fairy due to its hallucinogenic properties, is basking in the glow of a revival of interest among discerning drinkers.

Pho Bo Recipe

Pho | Vietnamese Comfort Food

Writer and cookbook author Mai Pham reminiscences about her childhood in Vietnam and one of its beloved comfort foods, pho, or beef noodle soup.

Bread Slice

A Glutton for Gluten

What happens when food writer Jess Thomson is faced with a future without gluten? A weekend of unbridled break-up sex.

Wilbur the Pig

This Little Piggy Went All the Way Home

On their way home for Easter, Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough have trouble trying to bring the last part of their pig, Wilbur, through airport security.

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A Woolf at the Table

Food history editor Gary Allen delves into the culinary world of Virginia Woolf, the Bloomsbury set, and foods of the Edwardian era.

Computers or Cookbooks?

Computers or Cookbooks in the Kitchen?

Renee Schettler Rossi and David Leite take opposite sides on the issue of cooking from cookbooks or a computer. Which offers you more while at the stove?

Going Bananas for Beefsteak Stanley

Going Bananas for Beefsteak Stanley

Gary Allen dissects the classic dishes Salisbury Steak and Beeksteak Stanley and finds what may have been the 20th century’s original low-carb diet.

Teochew Braised Duck Recipe

Grabbing the Tiger by the Tail

With a baby due on the first day of the Year of the Tiger, writer Patricia Tanumihardja finds ways of mixing and matching traditions.

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An Ode to a Microplane

An Ode to a Microplane

Some of our favorite food bloggers and Leite’s Culinaria recipe testers post their love letters to the kitchen tools they adore without limit or shame.

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

A Drink for that Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Your love evolves over time, yes? This Valentine’s Day, find the perfect Champagne to match your current state of heart and mind.

Plums by Greg Bulmash

Plums

Writer Greg Bulmash pens short food fiction about the impending and inevitable ending of a relationship–made obvious by the presence of a bowl of plums.

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