Do you think I should par-cook the bacon a bit before adding it to the ground beef for hamburger? I don't think the bacon would cook thoroughly otherwise. Thoughts? Thank you! My son is craving burgers a la Slaters 50/50.
There's no better way to start your day than with some crisp, tasty bacon. (Just ask Michael Scott from The Office.) Boston University student and CHOW.com intern Austin Pohlen shows us how an investment in a grilling machine can vastly improve your breakfast prospects in the dorms. This special College Edition CHOW tip is part of a series aimed at helping students on a budget with food and entertaining while living away from home.
McDonald's Ditches Frozen Beef for Fresh Meat Patties
McDonald's announced its switch from frozen to fresh beef in the Quarter Pounder burgers at the majority of its restaurants by mid to late 2018. Instead of pre-cooking batches of frozen patties and keeping them warm until customers order them, employees will cook the burgers to order. Read more.
Summer is in full swing, which (hopefully) means trips to the park or the beach. If you’re taking a picnic along, you should know a few food safety rules so you can pack, transport, and eat your meal without the threat of food poisoning. Liz Weinandy
Easy Crab Cakes
Crab cakes are so often disappointing -- mushy or gummy, full of starchy filler. But these easy cakes are full of beautiful lump crabmeat, and a light panko coating ensures they fry up crispy and golden brown. Bright, lemony aioli makes a piquant counterpart to the sweet, sweet crab. Read more.
Justin Chapple, Food & Wine Deputy Test Kitchen Editor, is back this week with another killer Mad Genius Tip—an ice cream cake made of store-bought ice cream sandwiches, that requires just minutes of prep time.