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20 best Chinese recipes: part 4

Ken Hom’s steamed fish Cantonese style<p>Steaming fish is a great southern Chinese tradition, and it is my favourite method of cooking fish. Nothing masks the fresh taste of the fish, which remains moist and tender at the same time, and you can savour the combination of the other ingredients.<p>Serves</b> …

Food & Dining

The Cocktail Formula That You Need to Memorize Now

One easy formula, 9 cocktails.<p>There’s a simple structure behind all sours, from margaritas to mojitos. We tapped <b>Audrey Saunders</b> of NYC’s Pegu Club to come up with these ten classics, but consider this just your starting point. Once you memorize the (super-simple) formula, you can use it to mix up …


5 Authentic Mexican Drinks That Aren't A Margarita

We're celebrating Cinco de Mayo all wrong. It isn't a holiday in Mexico the way it is here. In fact, it's hardly recognized in Mexico, aside from Puebla (the only state out of the country's 31 to observe it).<p>Even the margarita is barely Mexican -- while there are varying legends of the cocktail's …


Frauke Petry: meet the smiling new face of Germany's far-right

She has been dubbed the “smiling face” of Germany’s newly resurgent Right and sure enough, as Frauke Petry folds herself neatly into a well-upholstered armchair in a luxury Leipzig hotel, she is indeed smiling.<p>It is a smile that plays permanently across the face of the 40-year-old leader of …


Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …


Merkel ally says Germany has changed course in refugee crisis | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has done an about-turn on its refugee policy and has gradually shifted away from its welcoming culture, the leader of her Bavarian allies told a newspaper.<p>Bavarian State Premier Horst Seehofer attends a news conference with Hungarian …

North Africa

Foreign governments are dumping US debt at a record rate

Naturally, if the Chinese and the Japanese, and others, decided they didn't want to buy US debt anymore — at least not at the promised interest rate — then the US government would have to entice them and others to take on the debt by promising to pay a higher interest rate on it. In turn, this …

Interest Rates

25 Lemon Desserts With a Delicious Twist

Go beyond traditional bars and pies with inspired takes on the familiar flavor.<p>Go beyond traditional lemon bars and lemon pie with these inspired takes on classic desserts.

Atlanta Chefs Dish on Their Favorite Ways to Prepare Eggs

It's time to wrap up Eater's first-ever Breakfast Week, but not before we tackle an important subject: eggs. More specifically, how to cook eggs. Chefs from all over Atlanta have chimed in to give their recommendations below.<p><b>Jamie Adams,</b> <b>Il Giallo Osteria & Bar</b><p>My favorite way is the "Mexican" way, …


South by South Beach: The Mint Julep Gets Reimagined in Miami

The mint julep is a symbol of the genteel South—just writing the word conjures up images of horse races, pastel pants, and wraparound porches. But a bit further down south at Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co., in Miami Beach, they serve up the string bikini of juleps, spiked with banana-infused rum …

South Beach

A Weird Drink Called 'The Badger' Is Delighting and Horrifying the Masses in England

Nothing says “I don’t follow trends” like ordering a pint of Guinness in an old-school pub. Conversely, nothing quite says "teenagers getting drunk at a house party" like Smirnoff Ice.<p>Nothing says "I don't follow trends" like ordering a pint of Guinness in an old-school pub. Conversely, nothing …


Soul Food Recipes

Collard greens, creamy grits, classic fried chicken and more—all of your southern favorites are covered here.


Cologne sex attacks: 'Safe zone' for women planned ahead of city's carnival

There are concerns the large crowds could leave women vulnerable to the sort of attacks seen on New Year’s Eve<p>Authorities in the German city of Cologne are to set up a “safe zone” for women during the annual carnival which begins next week, to avoid a repeat of the New Year sex attacks on women.<p>The …

Asylum Seekers