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Tracing Hot Tamales’ Journey From Mexico to the Mississippi Delta

Delta hot tamales may be the ultimate product of migration; in case you haven’t had the pleasure, here’s what they are, where they came from, and how they’ve evolved. This

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Ham 101: Tips and Tricks for How to Cook the Perfect Christmas Ham

Making the perfect Christmas ham is a yearly challenge that’s not for the faint of heart. It’s so difficult to cook perfectly AND ensure a tasty flavor—forget about trying to

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The 15 Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes to Bake (and Eat)

We rounded up the best chocolate chip cookie recipes around for your baking pleasure—no matter what your preference. Chocolate chip cookies are the ultimate classic, of course, but the debate

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The Best Cameras, Tools & Accessories for a Budding Food Photographer

Looking to make a career out of photographing food? The New York Times food photographer Andrew Scrivani names his favorite cameras, tools, and other resources you’ll need to get started. 

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5 Plant-Based Swaps for the Carbs You Crave

Trying to cut carbohydrates? There are plenty of great plant-based substitutes for your favorite carbs. And you know you have a fave. It’s a scientific fact that carbs are everyone’s

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Great Glazes for Your Holiday Meats

A holiday main course usually means something meaty—like a ham—and if it has a great, ornament-shiny glaze, all the better. The holidays are rich with tradition. From light displays, to

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Christmas Cookie HQ: The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Cookie Baking

Holiday baking season means lots of cookies, and we have plenty of great Christmas cookie recipes, tips, and tricks to share. Consider this guide your Christmas cookie HQ, where you’ll

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Tips, Tricks & Tools to Make Holiday Travel Less Hellacious

Anyone who’s ever experienced holiday travel knows how stressful it can be. Maybe stressful isn’t even the right word. (Panic-inducing? Heinous? Hellacious?) Between the crowds, oversold flights, weather delays, and questionable,

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The Best Recipes and Tips for Christmas

Hosting people for the holidays? Here’s everything you need to know about pulling off a perfect Christmas dinner, with our best Christmas recipes, tips, and tricks.

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How To Make Hot Chocolate From Scratch

‘Tis the season to learn (or re-learn) how to make hot chocolate from scratch—because it is a million times tastier than most powdered mixes. It was the ancient Aztecs who

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What Is the Feast of the Seven Fishes?

Christmas is celebrated all over the world, and every country has their traditional foods for the occasion. The Feast of the Seven Fishes is known as an Italian tradition, although

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How to Cook Christmas Dinner for 6 on a $75 Budget

Want to make Christmas dinner but don’t have a lot of money to spend? That’s okay; just because you’re on a tight budget doesn’t mean you have to be a

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A Bread Baker’s Favorite Tool Is Something Everyone Has

Welcome to “Kitchen Essentials,” a new series from Chowhound where chefs and bartenders from around the country invite viewers into their kitchens and bars, unveiling the five (in this case,

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Crazy-Easy Christmas Cookies

Whether you’re an expert-level baker or a beginner who doesn’t know the difference between baking powder and baking soda, you need these easy Christmas cookie recipes in your arsenal. December

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Don’t Sleep on This Highly-Rated $30 Air Fryer On Sale for Today Only

Fried foods are famously delicious but infamously unhealthy. That’s why the air fryer is such game-changer, delivering crispy “fried” snacks like onion rings, chicken fingers, and french fries with far

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7 Ways to Upgrade Your Hot Chocolate

Sure, the weather outside may be frightful, but if there’s one thing that’ll keep you chugging along through the winter months, it’s the always idyllic mug of hot chocolate. There’s

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Christmas Candy Recipes with 6 Ingredients or Less

The weeks leading up to the Christmas holiday are filled with plenty of parties and get-togethers, so what are you going to bring the host? These six-ingredient-or-less candy recipes are

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How to Host a Holiday Happy Hour at Home

Does this scenario sound familiar? The holidays have arrived and you consider yourself social, but going out on the town has lost its appeal or has become unfeasible. Maybe you

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How to Make Homemade Candy Canes

You probably associate candy canes exclusively with cellophane wrapping, but homemade candy canes are not that hard to make, and they’re a fun Christmas craft, not to mention a great

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13 Perfect Christmas Desserts That Aren’t Cookies

Christmas cookies are one of the reasons to love the season, but holiday desserts do not stop at the cookie plate. Find some of our best Christmas desserts that aren’t

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Chowhound Gift Guide 2019: 8 Great Affordable Knives

High-quality knives are a must-have in the kitchen. In fact, there are a number of essential blades every home cook should have in their knife block, such as a chef’s

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