Online Features - November 2012

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Cooking Light's 25th Anniversary

Cooking Light's 25th Anniversary

In honor of our 25th anniversary, we give you collections of our very best recipes and more from the past quarter century.


Pumpkin-Hazelnut Cheesecake

November's Recipe Playlist

Save every single recipe in our special 25th anniversary issue—all 83 of them, including this stunning Pumpkin Cheescake—with just one click. Save to your Recipe File, create shopping lists, and plan menus.


Cooking Light November 2012 Cover

November 2012 Recipe Index

Find all the healthy recipes from Cooking Light's November 2012 issue.


Most Beautiful Dish Photo Contest Prizes

Most Beautiful Dish Photo Contest

In the spirit of celebrating 25 years of Cooking Light, we invite you to share your photos of beautiful Cooking Light dishes for a chance to win BIG.


Then and Now Contest Prize

Then and Now Contest

The first 25 readers who correctly match up the 1987 pictures with the older, wiser 2012 staff shots will win these Cooking Light cookbooks.


2006: Beef Carnitas Tacos

Our 25 Best Recipes Ever

25 years, 25 dishes. We're going back in time to count down our best of the best, from 2011 to 1987.


Coconut Shrimp with Fiery Mango Sauce Recipe

Recipe Rave: Coconut Shrimp with Fiery Mango Sauce

"There are parties I'm not allowed to come to if I don't bring them"—Danielle Carpino


Braving Live Octopus

Bonus: More from Korea

See author Ann Taylor Pittman's brother Tim brave live octopus in Korea plus 20 bonus photos that didn't make it in the magazine.


Champagne Bottle with glass and cork

Bonus: More Letters from You

On the occasion of our 25th year, we asked readers to let us know how the magazine had made a difference. Read stories and share your own here.


2012 Trailblazing Chef Awards

Trailblazing Chef Awards

Our awards recognize chefs doing important things in American food: Preserving our heritage, exploring global flavors, innovating with healthy cooking and vegetables.


Greg Manning and Serenity Café: The Neighborhood Chef Award 2012

Greg Manning: The Neighborhood Chef Award 2012

Chef Greg Manning wins the 2012 Neighborhood Chef Award in Cooking Light's Trailblazing Chef Awards.


2011 Trailblazing Chef Awards

2011 Chef Awards: Meet the Winners

These seven chefs are setting the pace for important trends in American restaurants: neighborliness, authenticity, innovation, and more. Prepare to be inspired.


The Science of Making Food

Modernist Cooking

Nathan Myhrvold has food down to a science. Modernist cooking, AKA Molecular gastronomy, gets down to the nitty gritty of cooking techniques and ingredients via scientific measurements. Click here for recipes.


Intricate Prep Work

Behind the Scenes at a 30-Course Modernist Cuisine Dinner

Editor Scott Mowbray takes you course-by-course at Nathan Myhrvold’s Modernist Cuisine Dinner.


Top 100 Cookbooks

The Cookbook Awards

Stay tuned as we count down the 100 best cookbooks in a variety of categories.


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Social Media

Where to find Cooking Light on various social media networks.


Simmer and Boil


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