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Game-Changing Guacamole Recipes

POMEGRANATE & MANGO<p>This zesty dip is a fruit-lover’s dream. And with feta cheese and just a hint of garlic, it’s bursting with flavor.<p>CAJUN SHRIMP<p>Who …

Healthy Eating

Finally — A Protein Bar With Nothing to Hide

The first thing you’ll notice when you pick up an RXBAR is that, unlike virtually every other packaged food ever, the core ingredients are listed on …

Nutrition

The 10 healthy food trends that are going to be huge in 2017

Remember when you first discovered bone broth? Or kombucha? It was game-changing, right? Fortunately, the healthy food scene is always evolving …

Kenji's Favorite Recipes of 2016

It's been another great year of recipes at Serious Eats, both at my home kitchen here in San Mateo, and back at Serious Eats World Headquarters in New York, where Daniel and Stella have been cooking and baking up a storm. Can I just stop for a second and mention how awesome it is that we now have a …

The 16 Most Engaging Stories of 2016

If Silicon Valley has taught us anything, it’s that popularity isn’t everything in life. High school dynamics be damned, the nerds sometimes win. And …

Silicon Valley

Chicken Adobo Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Assistant food editor Amelia Rampe explains why Filipino chicken adobo is the greatest recipe of all time and how to make it.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

Easy Ottolenghi: eight main course recipes for autumn

From butternut squash tarte tatin with goat’s cheese to curried fish with leeks and peas, Yotam Ottolenghi has plenty of quick and simple ideas for brightening up your autumnal meals<p>Serve with a crisp green salad in a lemony dressing. Serves eight as a starter, four as a main course.

This 1 Morning Routine Saves Me 20 Hours a Week

The first 3 hours of your day are your most precious for maximized productivity.<p>The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor it made sense, but not in the knowledge-working world we now live in.<p>Although this may seem obvious …

The World’s Ugliest Color Examined By Graphic Design Experts

When market research firm Gfk was hired by the Australian government to consider how cigarette packs could be designed to prevent smoking, the firm came up with a colorful solution: Make the packs as unappealing as possible by wrapping them in an earthy “dark brown,” or what would be matched to …

Waterberg: 7 reasons to visit a South African Eden | CNN Travel

The 16 best meat substitutes for vegetarians, ranked by protein content

When making the switch to vegetarianism, one of the biggest things you lose is an easy source of protein. Protein is a super-important macromolecule for the building blocks of your body’s bones, muscles, tissues, skin, and blood. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends a daily …

Happy Birthday Route 66 - 10 alternative road trips you could try this summer in celebration

This year the most famous road trip in the world, Route 66, celebrates its 90th anniversary. Sprawling across the USA, it truly is a life-changing experience for anyone who’s made the journey. But at 2,451 miles, most people don’t have the time to drive from Chicago to Los Angeles. We asked expert …

This kitchen gadget will revolutionize your grilling game

Sous vide, the cooking technique that high-end chefs use to deliver juicy rare steak and perfectly cooked fish at restaurants, has come home.<p>The method, which means “under vacuum” in French but has come to refer to a broader approach to low-temperature cooking, is already ubiquitous in luxury …

19 books that librarians say changed their lives

Who better to take book advice from than a librarian?<p>In a recent blog post, the librarians of the New York Public Library revealed the books they're most thankful for.<p>The NYPL team rounded up the 19 books that made them laugh, cry, and everything in between. The list includes something for …

Books

12 bars that will make you feel like you've stepped back in time

Japanese invent ‘salad’ cakes

But now, the Japanese culinary scene is set to change this week with the addition of ‘cake’ looking salad hybrids that look like actual works of food …

Food

Roasted Eggplant With Tahini, Pine Nuts, and Lentils Recipe

This dish of eggplant roasted until caramelized and tender, served over stewed lentils with an extraordinarily light and creamy tahini sauce and crunchy pine nuts, was dinner and lunch for more meals than I care to count a couple of weeks back. Not that I'm complaining: It's extremely good.<p>It's …

16 Genius Tricks You Never Thought to Try in the Kitchen

Slice your ice cream? Hey, it's easier.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through the gap between the two plates, holding the top plate securely with …

A Jewelry Line for the Explorer At Heart

Mark Armstrong Peddigrew is a self-proclaimed old soul who is the master of many crafts and trade. According to his bio, he was raised on the beautifully rugged island of Newfoundland in the oldest city in North America, St. John's which suggests his initial fascination with all things antiquated. …

The Streets of Hungary and Brazil Illuminated by Football Stadium Floodlights

As soon as the stadium lights switch on, Hungarian photographer Gyula Sopronyi has exactly the duration of one football game—one and a half hours—to …

VSCO isn't playing Instagram's game, but it’s still thriving

But unless you're one of the 30 million monthly users of the free app, you may not know that the company behind VSCO, the Oakland, California-based Visual Supply Company, has been quietly building its own photo sharing network for the last couple of years. It's called Grid, and activity on the …

Terrorism

Monks discover chicken curry recipe in 200-year-old cookbook

The 1793 recipe book was discovered in the archives at Downside Abbey, Somerset<p>Monks have discovered an early curry recipe dating back to 1793 in a forgotten household cookbook.<p>The instructions for chicken curry are among 142 recipes compiled by the cook for an elite family in the Georgian period …

Weird facts drawn in cute style to tickle your brain

Artist Mike Lowery may work mostly for kids (which is to say, he draws books for them), but he's become popular for taking his drawings to Instagram …

Literary travel: around the world in 10 must-read books

Ann Morgan spent a year reading a book from every country in the world – 196 in total. Here she picks 10 favourites that vividly evoke the regions they describe<p>• <b>If</b> <b>you’ve read a book with a powerful sense of place or one that inspired you to travel, we’d love to hear about it in the comments below</b><p>In …

Books

All Female Biker Gangs of Marrakesh Photographed by Hassan Hajjaj

Move over Hells Angels, Moroccan-born, UK-based artist Hassan Hajjaj brings us <i>Kesh Angels</i>, a series of electric portraits of the biker culture among …

50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World

We seek beauty in many forms: through art and architecture; from water views and mountain highs; in its people and its history. This list circles the globe, finding the most beautiful cities in the world from Italy to Iran. This gallery was originally published in 2016. It has been updated with new …

European Travel

The Social Good Network: Where 11,000 Entrepreneurs Go To Grow

Starting any business is tough, and it’s often even harder for those looking to help, rather than just to capitalize. The most valuable asset many entrepreneurs have, especially when starting out, is their network—but how do you find those like-minded people, if you don’t already know them?<p>Enter …

UPDATE: Katharine Hepburn's Former Love Nest Just Sold For $7.4 Million

Now off the market, the star rented the Los Angeles home for five years, and reportedly carried out an affair while there.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> Listed just last month, the one-time home of screen siren Katharine Hepburn has sold – and for above asking price. The charming residence, built in 1927, was purchased …

Austin’s 18 Most Underrated Restaurants, 2017

Everyone knows about the very best of Austin’s first-rate places to eat, from Franklin Barbecue to Uchi. Then there are those favorite neighborhood haunts and consistently reliable joints that rarely get the spotlight that deserve just as much attention.<p>Here is Eater’s updated guide to the city’s</b> …

Drinking Chocolate in Bayonne

The last thing I expected to discover in <b>Bayonne</b>, the scrappy Basque town in southwestern France known for its salt-dried ham, was the most luscious hot chocolate to ever cross my lips, a velvety concoction coiffed with a dome of froth and sipped from a delicate, rose-bedecked porcelain cup in a …