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20 Essential Dishes Every Cook Should Know

If you were going to ever commit any sort of recipes to your memory -- if you were going to ever cook things so often that they become second nature -- you should look to these twenty. (Or, if they won't all fit in your brain, at least have them at the ready). Because while we're all into big …

A Dozen Creative Ideas For Decorating Blank Walls

When you have a big, blank wall to fill, your first thought may be a gallery wall. There's nothing wrong with that, but sometimes it's nice to break up all of that flat framed artwork with something different. Enter baskets, brackets, paint-dipped objects, wall sculptures, special paint effects and …

Home Decorating

10 Hearty Salads

Go on, call us "salad gluttons" -- as salad naysayer Jeffrey Steingarten describes people who eat salad more than twice a week in the winter. Actually, we think your salads can be both warming and filling. Why such a stigma around salads as the focal point of your meal? Add a big heap of grains, …

More Soup for You

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Soup is so hot right now. Here's how to make it on the</i> …

Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

Architecture

Herbed Butternut Squash Chips

<i>Merrill's baby Clara has quite the appetite -- and it's all Merrill can do to keep up. Armed with her greenmarket bag, a wooden spoon and a minimal amount of fuss, she steps into the fray.</i><p><i>Today: Merrill turns one of fall's stalwarts into a crunchy snack for Clara.</i><p>Like both her mother and her …

How to Make Potato Gratin Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: You don't need a recipe to make</i> <i>the ultimate holiday side: creamy, perfect potato gratin.</i><p>Have you ever had a …

How to Make Your Own Nut Flours (Without Making Nut Butter)

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: The secrets to fine, evenly ground DIY nut flours that won't turn to butter on you.</i><p>To pulverize nuts in a food processor without turning them to paste, be sure that the …

British Curry Awards: the five best curry recipes

Tonight the annual British Curry Awards, or "Curry Oscars", take place in London. Celebrate by cooking one of the five top curry recipes by Telegraph chefs and writers<p><b>Simple Goan fish curry recipe</b><p>Our food writer Diana Henry has adapted many of her curry recipes to suit those occasions when “I have …

Articles about 10 dwell houses their own words on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from …

San Francisco

National Geographic Travel

Martha Stewart's Cake Advice

<i>We're sitting down with our favorite writers and cooks to talk about their upcoming cookbooks, their best food memories, and just about anything else.</i><p>Are you tired of pie yet? Let's talk about cake.<p>There is a cake for every occasion and a cake for every season. You've got humble poundcakes and …

The Crowd-Pleaser: 11 Exciting Potato Recipes

This one's for all you out there who just don't get mashed potatoes. Sure they have plenty of butter and salt, but where's the <i>crisp?</i> Where's the <i>crunch?</i> Where's the gooey cheese and the bacon and the salt crust?<p>Here, of course! Because even though this holiday is all about the turkey, the …

13 Seasonal Sweet Potato Recipes to Eat All Day Long

Asking you to choose between potatoes and sweet potatoes would be like asking you to choose between chocolate and vanilla ice cream, mozzarella and ricotta cheese, or pumpkin and pecan pie. There's no right answer and luckily, it's not a decision you have to make.<p>But if we did, hypothetically …

Our 9 Favorite Brussels Sprouts Recipes

We're about to turn orange.<p>And no, it's not because we're nervous or embarrassed; it's not because we're stressed about planning that gigantic meal for next week. It's because we're eating <i>way too many</i> sweet potatoes, squashes, pumpkins, and carrots.<p>It's time to get some green back in our lives; …

Homemade Cranberry Sauce, in a Can

My mother makes a killer homemade cranberry sauce. Or so I hear, as I’ve never actually tried it.<p>All those bits of soft-yet-still intact cranberries hold less than zero appeal for me. I once thought this might be a food neurosis I’d outgrow, but after three decades, I think it’s safe to say that I …

Kale, quinoa and berry salad

<i>Giving a boost to your energy levels as well as you immune system is this recipe for kale, quinoa and berry salad.</i><p><b>Serves 4</b><p><b>Cooking time: 10 – 12</b> …

Butterscotch Apple Mini Galettes

November 4, 2013<p>We’re talking personal pies. Flat little freeform pies that are full of charm. They’re casual and fancy at the same time. And you can …

The perfect trip: Thailand

With some of the world's finest street food, ancient ruined temples amid rainforest and beaches of almost surreal beauty, the Southeast Asian country is a feast for the senses.<p>Cover the entire length of Thailand by car, taxi, plane and longtail boat, beginning in Bangkok, then heading north to the …

Asia Travel

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

Top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies

The best – and tastiest – way to fast-track your understanding of a city's cuisine is to embark on a guided walking tour that includes sampling the local food. Tuck into the best offerings from street food stalls, meet chefs at cafes and restaurants, and local producers at markets. Best of all, …

Vietnam

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

Cuba: readers' tips, recommendations and travel advice

This week's winning tip<p><b>Novel view</b><p>Before visiting, read Elmore Leonard’s historical novel Cuba Libre. Set just after the sinking of the battleship USS Maine in Havana Harbor on February 15 1898, this bloodthirsty story brings the locations, landmarks and history alive. At El Patio in Cathedral Plaza …

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Rice Cuber: It's Hip to be Square (Food)

Turn your food into perfect cube shapes with the Rice Cube. No need for mats or even sticky rice to make your own sushi at home. The Rice Cube works …

Instant Photo Frame

“<i>Whimsy photo frame fitted with Polaroid-sized pockets! Easily mounts to any wall and adds a fun touch of old school charm to any space.</i>” $16 Buy …

Personalized Cinema Type Board

Your very own cinema board that you can personalize as you like. The board includes a pack of double sized font cards so you can create your choice …

French Fry Dipping Cone

Of course you will have fries with that!<p>Eat fries one-handed<br>• Compartments for two of your favorites things<br>• Also fits healthier foods<p>Since the dawn of …