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James Martin's brioche dough

Enriched doughs are actually really simple to make. My top tip for brioche dough is to use fresh yeast instead of dried. It’s also important to add the softened butter slowly so that you end up with a smooth, but quite sticky, dough. This will stop the baked brioche being …

Baking

Ken Hom's Chicken fried rice recipe

The best chicken fried rice I have ever had was from a street food stall in China. Instead of tough, over-cooked chicken, with the fried rice as an afterthought, the dish was cooked fresh from scratch. The cooking time was literally minutes and the result was delicious. I have created a version …

Celebrity Chefs

This Video Proves Rome Is One of the World's Most Beautiful Places

If you've been to Rome, you can vouch for the city's stunning architecture, storied streets, and breathtaking views. Even if you haven't had the …

What to cook with chicken, Britain's new favourite meat: from classic curry to perfect pie

Chicken is the most loved and versatile meat of them all, new research by analysts Kantar Worldpanel has revealed. It has overtaken red meat for the first time, with sales rising 6.1 per cent over the last year.<p>From quick lunches and simple suppers such as chicken salad or a stir-fry, to more …

Recipes

Expert guide to Venice

Ribeye Steak and Peppercorn Sauce with Chips | #TescoHelpSquad with SORTEDfood

Steak

6 Things You Should Keep in Your Travel Bag

One of the perks of my media career is that it gives me an opportunity to travel. A busy schedule can mean last minute packing so I always make sure I have my pre-flight routine down. Below are my 6 travel essentials to keep me healthy, balanced and beautiful on the go.<p><b>1. A fiber rich healthy …

Crab Fat–Caramel Wings

Don’t worry—you won’t need to buy any crabs to make these mind-altering wings from Hot Joy. The crab flavor comes from a jarred condiment that’s pretty easy to find at Asian markets; if not, use the shrimp version.<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup fish sauce<p>1½ cups sugar<p>¼ cup Thai crab or shrimp paste with bean …

10 cheap eats that New Yorkers love

Our hunger for the exotic, the daring, and the artery-busting is so great that it's spawned a whole new landscape of cheap eats.<p>Joining the ranks of the $1 slice and the pastrami sandwich are crave-worthy bites like matzo meal-crusted fried chicken and sustainably caught Maine lobster rolls.<p>Keep …

Hunger

Spend a Night in the Ultimate Reading Nook of Tokyo's New Library-Themed Hostel

There’s about to be one more hotel for book lovers in the world.<p>Book and Bed is about to become <i>the</i> destination for literature-loving travelers …

Japan

Home & Design Links We Love This Week

A sultrier whiskey glass, fashionable fireplaces, and visions of hyacinths to dance in your head.<p>Could the Norlan whiskey glass, which combines the best aspects of a snifter (swooping sides) and a tumbler (low-profile), be best way to sip two fingers? If you think yes, pledge to their kickstarter. …

New York Times

Cornmeal Crepes with Figs and Pears

Paper-thin crepes aren’t so fussy. “They’re almost simpler than pancakes,” says pastry chef Megan Garrelts of Rye in Leawood, Kansas.<p>Ingredients<p>1 large egg<p>½ cup whole milk<p>¼ cup all-purpose flour<p>¼ cup cornmeal<p>2 Tbsp. sugar<p>½ tsp. vanilla extract<p>⅛ tsp. kosher salt<p>1¼ cups heavy cream, divided<p>Unsalted …

Breakfast

Strozzapreti with Mushrooms and Ricotta

The intensely flavored soffritto is the foundation of this rich pasta; double the ingredients and freeze half for next time.<p>Ingredients<p>soffritto<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>1 small red onion, finely chopped<p>1 large carrot, peeled, finely chopped<p>1 celery stalk, finely chopped<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black …

Lemon Juice

Sweet and Savory Ways to Cook With Cherries

Baking

5 Ingredients and 10 Minutes = Awesome Strawberry Shortcake

I loved Strawberry Shortcake as a kid. I mean, I <i>loved</i> it. And I'm not talking about the simple dessert of biscuits layered with macerated strawberries and whipped cream. I'm talking about the cartoon character with the cat named Custard. I had a well-worn cassette tape with Strawberry Shortcake …

Don't You Dare Make These Breaded Cutlet Common Mistakes

There's nothing more disappointing than a sub-par breaded and fried cutlet. Don't make these common mistakes when dredging, breading, and frying at home.<p>Is there anything better than a crispy, golden-brown, breaded and fried cutlet? We'll answer that for you: No.<p>Get it right, and you're blessed …

Cooking

The Mini Cheesecakes Your Next Party Needs

Fact: It's impossible to not be delighted by the presence of petite desserts.<p>These bite-sized delights prove the cuter your dessert is, the better it tastes.

Pistachio-Cream Sandwich Cookies

These cookies would also make for an awesome ice cream sandwich: Skip the pistachio filling and use softened store-bought gelato or ice cream instead.<p>Ingredients<p>Cookies<p>2¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>1 teaspoon baking powder<p>1 teaspoon baking soda<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>1½ cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, …

Dessert

Cream Puffs with Vanilla Pastry Cream

For this cream puffs recipe, if you don’t have any pastry bags handy, cut off the tops with a serrated knife and carefully spoon in the pastry cream.<p>Ingredients<p>Pâte à Choux<p>½ cup whole milk<p>6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1" pieces<p>1 tablespoon granulated sugar<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 cup …

Baking

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

Cooking

Why are the Joshua Tree's dying? Through a hollowed out section of a dead tree another living Joshua Tree sits in the setting sun. Experts expect the Joshuas to vanish entirely from the southern half of California within a century. The ancient plants are dying in the #JoshuaTree National Park. Already slow and difficult reproducers by nature the Joshua trees are the victim of global warming and its symptoms -- including fire and drought -- plus pollution and the proliferation of non-native species. The #Seussian looking trees are really plants, a relative of the yucca. Joshua trees are a foundation species, providing habitat for other animals that otherwise would disappear. @robertclarkphoto @thephotosociety @instituteartist @natgeo

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

How to conquer a fear of flying

I am terrified of flying. While others sleep soundly around me, my heart pounds and I am alert to the possibilities of a terrorist explosion, a wing falling off, engine failure, the pilot passing out, or lightning. I mostly continue to travel, enduring torturous flights to get to my destination, …

Costa Rica

Paris's best cheap restaurants

These recommendations, and hundreds more, can be found in the <b>free Telegraph Travel Guides app</b>. The app features expert guides to destinations including Paris, Rome, New York and Amsterdam, with Edinburgh, Barcelona and Venice among those to be added in the coming weeks.<p><b>Breizh Café</b><p>This is the place …

France

Thailand: 20 fascinating facts

1. Thailand is the world’s 20th most populous country, with close to 67 million people.<p>2. The full spelling of its capital, Bangkok, was clearly finalised before the days of Twitter. It is known to Thais as Krung Thep Maha Nakho, but its full ceremonial name is Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin …

Muay Thai

This Stunning Time-Lapse of New York City is a Must-Watch

New York City isn’t what it used to be. Soldiers with M-16s stand guard at Grand Central Station, walking through Times Square feels like you’re on …

Time-lapse Photography

Ultimate Road Trip from LA to Las Vegas

The drive between Las Vegas and Los Angeles isn’t long, but at best it’s boring. And when there’s traffic, it’s grueling. Why not break up the trip …

Road Trips

Fig and Blue Cheese Tart with Honey, Balsamic, and Rosemary

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: Make this tart for dinner tonight with late season figs. Make it again tomorrow.</i><p><i>Mom.</i><p><i>Yes,</i> …

Recipes

Thai Basil Stir-Fry (Put Kaprow)

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.</i><p><i>Today: Weeknights just got a lot more exciting.</i><p>WHO: FrancesRenHuang is a yoga instructor, acupuncturist, and avid cook living in …

Buenos Aires