Andy French

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9 Reasons You Should Be Eating More Citrus

You already know that citrus (like oranges, lemons, tangerines, limes and grapefruit) is an excellent source of immune-boosting vitamin C—which is …

5 Beginner Drumming Techniques You Need To Know, The First Took Me 10 Years to Discover | Shopswell

Mike Michalkow teaches 5 fundamental drumming techniques, starting with how to hold your drum sticks in order to get the best sound and speed.<p>How to …

5 Ways to Get More Motivated to Go to the Gym

So you’ve gotten yourself a new gym membership. Your bought yourself a shiny new pair of kickass cross-trainers. You even dropped a dime on a flashy …

Fitness

How to Use Salt Crusting to Make Steak Even Tastier

The best way to make slab of beef juicier is to smother it in salt.<p>It sounds paradoxical, but it works. And it's fun as hell to do.<p>Called <b>salt …

31 Taco Recipes That Prove You Can Eat Tacos For a Month Without Getting Bored

"Don't you ever get bored of eating tacos? You eat them every day." If this is something you have heard and promptly answered with a big resounding no, then this "challenge" is just for you. Straight ahead you'll find a month-worth of taco recipes — chicken, steak, pork, fish, and vegetarian — that …

Cooking

How to Take Care of a Cast-Iron Pan

<i>This article is part of a series aimed at helping you navigate life’s opportunities and challenges. What else should we write about? Contact us:</i> <i>smarterliving@nytimes.com</i><i>.</i><p>Maybe your parents gave you theirs, or you got one from a yard sale, or you bought one online for less than you’d spend buying a …

Silicon Valley's Bloody Plant Burger Smells, Tastes And Sizzles Like Meat

This summer, diners in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles will get their hands on a hamburger that has been five years in the making.<p>The burger looks, tastes and smells like beef — except it's made entirely from plants. It sizzles on the grill and even browns and oozes fat when it cooks. It's …

Food

How breakfast became known as 'the most important meal of the day'

What you may not know is the origin of this ode to breakfast: a 1944 marketing campaign launched by Grape Nuts manufacturer General Foods to sell more cereal.<p>During the campaign, which marketers named "Eat a Good Breakfast—Do a Better Job", grocery stores handed out pamphlets that promoted the …

How To Assemble a Classic Cheese Board

(Image credit: Lauren Volo)<p>It's time to embrace the cheesy side of life. And there’s no better way to do so than to get down with a classic cheese …

7 Foodie Restaurants in Eastern Europe

The former communist bloc hasn't yet hit Michelin's radar but it has many star worthy restaurants and stellar chefs. The Iron Curtain has been pulled back, and creativity is all the rage. Chefs just want to have fun. The food is playful and imaginative while delicious. Restaurants rely on as many …

Best sandwich in Barcelona

This is Mark Bittman's favourite sandwich ever: a flauta d’ibéric jabugo at Cafe Viena on La Rambla in Barcelona. I can attest to the fact that it is …

6 outstanding tapas bars in Barcelona

This summer, I spent a few days in Barcelona. Of course, any trip of mine is always highlighted by the many restaurants I visit. In Barcelona, I ate …

Catalonia

With its own language and unique local customs, Catalonia feels distinct from the rest of Spain, and, beyond Barcelona, its four provinces unveil an astounding wealth of natural splendour. Pyrenean peaks loom above meadows and glittering lakes, plains are pock-marked with volcanic cones, rocky …

A Local's Guide to Barcelona

Overflowing with great works of art by amazing artists like Guadí, Picasso, and Miró, Barcelona is more than meets the eye. Beyond historic …

Barcelona & Catalonia

<b>Barcelona</b> is the capital of <b>Catalonia</b> (one of Spain’s regions or Autonomous Communities) and one of Europe’s most beautiful and astonishing cities. …

Anger grows in Madrid over Catalonia's separatists

The rivalry between the Spanish capital and prosperous Catalonia has risen to new heights as secessionist leaders continue on a course for …

Catalan Sandwiches and Slow Food

Sagas is the modern vision of a farmer and entrepreneur. Slow food served fast; homemade sandwiches, special varietals of potatoes, Catalan wines - …

Barcelona

Full of history of innovative spirit, this walkable Mediterranean city is all about work-life balance. Catalans love to work almost as much as they …

Tsuta, a nine-seat noodle bar, gets star as Japanese city also keeps title as world’s culinary capital with 217 Michelin-starred restaurants<p>A tiny Tokyo noodle shop has joined the ranks of the world’s top restaurants after it scooped up a star from the respected Michelin Guide.<p>The food bible gave a …

Japan

Are these normal Japanese things weird to you? 10 things that might surprise you when you visit Japan

When traveling to a foreign country for the first time, no matter how well-prepared you are, there’s sure to be a lot you’ll be surprised by! Let’s …

NYC Food Truck Lunch: Aji de Gallina From Morocho

<i>Perry, the founder of</i> <i>New York Street Food</i><i>, brings you his latest review on</i> <i>New York City street food</i><i>.</i>It’s not often you see authentic Peruvian food on …

Britain's first insect-only restaurant is bringing sustainability to the table

LONDON — Bugs are gross. That’s a given. In fact, it’s safe to say that 99.9% of Brits would hard pass on an invitation to an insect-only restaurant. …

Food

Chefs predict hot food trends for 2016

Rainbow Superfruit Popsicles Recipe

Of course you could make a single-color fruit popsicles recipe, but why stop there when you can create a whole natural rainbow? Using frozen fruit …

GM tomatoes: Scientists create disease-fighting strain of fruit

Supercharged GM tomatoes packed with industrial quantities of disease-fighting plant chemicals could soon be on the menu.<p>Just one of the genetically …

Tomatoes

The New Superfruit You’ve Never Heard of But Need to Try

Move over, açai—there’s a new superfood in town.<p>Well, it’s new to us, anyway. Pitaya, aka dragon fruit, is a staple in Central American diets, and …