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What It Means for a Restaurant to Get a Michelin Star

What does it take to make Michelin’s coveted guide?<p>In the 2007 Pixar film, Ratatouille, renowned chef Auguste Gusteau dies of heartbreak after his …

Hospitality

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

Exercise

Jane Austen: The Political

In December 1943, Winston Churchill contracted pneumonia on a visit to North Africa and found himself banned from work and laid up in bed. While …

Portrait of a Marriage: Julia Child Captured in Paul Child’s Shimmering Photographs

One of the most significant meals of the last century occurred almost seventy years ago, on November 3, 1948, when Paul and Julia Child, two years wed, arrived in Le Havre on the S.S. America from New York. They were on their way to Paris: Paul Child, a career civil servant, had been offered a job …

France

Okinawan Taco Rice Bowls Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> Popular in Japan, this dish is a mash-up of Tex-Mex and Japanese comfort food. The …

This Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili Is Perfect for Fall

Whether you're hosting a Sunday football viewing party or you've been tasked with bringing something to a potluck, this slow cooker Buffalo chicken …

Cooking

How Sofrito, Mirepoix, and the Holy Trinity Can Make Dinner Easy

If you’ve been suffering from bland sauces, weak stews, and flavorless rice dishes, you’re in luck. There’s an ancient trick to infusing your meals with flavor, and it’s as simple as sautéeing some aromatics in a pan for anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. Mirepoix, the classic French blend …

Cooking

Beat Acne The French Way

Forget the Age of Enlightenment, Paris' nickname—The City of Light—was obviously coined because of those greenlit <i>pharmacie</i> crosses you see on every …

Skin Care

This Chicken Scarpariello Has a Sauce We Want to Lick Off the Plate

When you can't decide between chicken or sausage and peppers—so you have both.<p>Even after working in kitchens for years, I'm still a sucker for food porn. I was watching an old episode of <i>Lidia's Italy</i> recently and she was making one of her mom's chicken recipes. The close-ups of the golden, browned …

Every Bartender's Latest Obsession Is Amaro

Here's what you need to know about the Italian liqueur<p>Maybe it’s that plunking down a bottle of amaro in the center of the table after a meal makes us feel like we’re in a Fellini film. Or the fact that bartenders are forever in search of the next thing they can use to add dimension to cocktails. …

Dining Rooms

Nadine Levy Redzepi: What do you cook for the world's best chef?

What to feed the best chef in the world? For 19-year-old Nadine Levy, on a night off from her job front of house and cooking for her new boss and boyfriend, it was chicken livers with tomatoes and chilli. She wasn’t to know it was René Redzepi’s favourite meal as a child. It was 2005, they were …

Baking

The French General Who Outfoxed George Washington—and Helped Him Save America

The Revolutionary War’s most important strategic decision wasn’t made by an American.<p>“France is America’s oldest ally. A lot of people don’t know …

A Scottish Highlands Road Trip is Perfect if You Love Whisky and Nature

The region is majestic as hell, and full of good whisky.<p>Driving into the Scottish Highlands, I was prepared for a weekend of whiskey and castles, bagpipes and thick brogues. (You know, the stuff of Scotch commercials.) I was right on the first two counts, although I didn’t hear any bagpipes and the …

The six must-read novels on this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist

If you’re searching for a new book to lose yourself in, this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist is the place to look.<p>The award’s judging panel narrowed this year’s selection down to just six finalists this morning (Sept. 13), with just four weeks to go until the latest winner is announced.<p><i>Lincoln in</i> …

Books

I'm a black daughter of the Confederacy, and this is how we should deal with all those General Lees

As monuments to the Confederacy are swept away from public spaces, white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the president of the United States have been fretting over the so-called attack on history, presumably their history. Their white history.<p>Attack, assault, erasure, destruction — well, truth and …

Spies Like Us: A Conversation With John le Carré and Ben Macintyre

BRISTOL, England — Their subject is spying. Their obsessions are secrecy and betrayal. They are Englishmen of a certain background, old friends and admirers of each other’s work. One writes novels; the other, nonfiction. They speak in practically perfect sentences.<p>Conversations between John le …

Books

A Secret World Hidden Beneath the Vineyards of Champagne

© PommeryThe Champagne region of France is one of its most famous; home to such grand wine houses, as Taittinger, Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin, Krug, …

Paris

One of the Best New Restaurants In the Country Is Hidden in a Bakery in Charleston

And they pull it off with just 3 people.<p>On a recent rainy Saturday, when it was well past lunch and too early for a proper dinner, a Florida couple ducked into Bar Normandy. The woman wanted raw oysters. Which was fine by the man, so long as he could have a cocktail fork and grated horseradish. Bar …

New York City

For the Writer Jim Harrison, a Bandol Red of the Domaine Tempier Was His Reverie, His Lyric. - Une Vue de l'Esprit

Jim Harrison, in 2007, quaffing a bottle of Bandol from Domaine Tempier. Credit: Jeff Topping/The New York Times/Redux<p><b>Proem</b><p>So they drifted, the …

Wine & Spirits

French Potato Salad

Cooking

Vietnamese Grilled Pork and Cold Rice Noodles: A Perfect Summer Dish

<i>Thit heo nuong xa</i>—grilled pork chops—are a staple in Vietnamese restaurants. But they're so easy to make that there's no reason they shouldn't be a staple at home, too, especially during grilling season. Kenji has written about this type of pork chop before, but whereas he serves his over hot rice, …

Peanut-Sesame Udon Noodles with Scallions

Natural peanut butter approximates the dark color and rich flavor of Chinese sesame paste, which can be difficult to find. The sauce can be made …

Food & Dining

10 Slimming (Yet Totally Satisfying) Recipes For Swimsuit Season

Warm weather is upon us and, like it or not, swimsuit season is here. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up good eating. Summer meals can be lighter and less caloric, but still delicious. From soups to salads to entrees, all of these recipes are light, full of flavor, and totally satisfying.<p>1. …

Healthy Eating

You can thank an 83-year-old Frenchwoman for bringing burgundies to America

When Martine Saunier began importing French wine to the United States nearly half a century ago, she helped create a market. Americans were discovering their love of wine and food, and California’s wine industry was embarking on a renaissance. We were ready for something new.<p>It was 1969. Saunier, …

Market Trends

Diagnosing Vincent Van Gogh

Every schoolchild knows that Vincent Van Gogh cut off his ear. The bloody event occurred on Dec. 23, 1888. But how much he sliced away (the entire …

Van Gogh Museum

My Feelings For Him

The day I found out I was expecting something inside me changed.<p>I did not see the change at the time, it was not something I was expecting or had planned, but it was the first step I made away from HIM, one in a million more I would take over the next few years.<p>It's hard to explain what happens to …

Parenting

Why Foam Rolling Is Crucial For Building Muscle

Celebrity trainer Ashley Borden is a major proponent of foam rolling—for her clients, it’s a non-negotiable element of their fitness routine. That's …

Exercise

The disappearance of tenure-track jobs is a recipe for useless research and weak teaching

People outside academia often struggle to comprehend tenure. We live in a society where job security is in decades-long decline. Contingent and precarious employment is increasingly the norm. Why should professors who receive tenure get a special kind of lifetime job security?<p>If you look only at …

Higher Education

The women in WWII Paris who ‘did what they had to’ for survival

LONDON — “Don’t worry,” furrier Abraham Reiman told his daughters, Madeleine, 11, and Arlette, aged nine. “Don’t worry, this is the land of freedom, …