15 Recipes That Teach Us Something New

The Kitchn's Best of 2013

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There are the recipes that satisfy our daily need to feed ourselves, and then there are the recipes that satisfy something deeper — an urge to stretch your skills, to tackle something new, to learn something you didn't know before. The recipes here are of the latter sort. This past year, we talked about making your own kimchi, shaping pretzels and tortellini, bottling our own beer, and even making soba noodles from scratch. If you're in the mood for a hands-on kind of project, one of these fifteen favorites from 2013 is sure to fit the bill.

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Welcome to The Kitchn's Best of 2013 roundup!

From December 21 through January 3 we are rounding up our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year. We'll also share guest posts, special holiday features, and a sparkling Winter Glam Cocktail Party, the final installment in our 2013 Gatherings from The Kitchn. Happy Holidays!

(Image credits: Emily Ho; Emma Christensen; Dana Velden)

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