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A 5-Minute Party Starter Even Speedier Than Artichoke Dip

A 5-Minute Party Starter Even Speedier Than Artichoke Dip

What can you do with just five minutes? Actually, way more than you think! Introducing Food52 in 5: your cheat sheet for speedy, delicious recipes, fun mini projects, and more.

When I’m on the hunt for a party snack, I look for a couple of things: Can I balance eating it with a drink in hand? Is it self-contained for minimal double-dipping? How quickly can I throw it together? Oh, and does it taste delicious?

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It's High Time to Praise Pork Butt

It's High Time to Praise Pork Butt

I was raised Jewish, which meant for most of my life I thought the only meat that anyone ever braised was brisket. My family’s go-to recipe requires, I don’t know, 87 ingredients and yields such a surplus of gravy that if the meat is ever dry—as brisket often is—you drown it accordingly and no one will ever know.

Then I moved to the South and met pork butt. Which, technically, isn’t a butt at all—it’s shoulder; literal pork butt is ham (a fun fact for your next dinner party!) Because pork butt is oh-so generously marbled with fat, it’s rich in flavor. It’s also cheap as heck. While brisket averages at $3.64/pound, pork butt is $1.79/pound.

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