April Peñaranda

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Pancit / Pansit (Philippine Noodle Dish)

If by any chance I am asked, what is the Filipino comfort food? I have only one answer: Pancit! Pancit is the generic term for noodles in the …

Manila Spoon

Piquant Spaghetti (Spaghetti Piccanti)

In the Philippines, I grew up eating food flavored with Anchovies and Shrimp paste so my taste buds love dishes that have bold flavors or piquant as …

Roti n Rice

3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

I love cookies! I cannot stop eating them once I start munching on them and for this reason, I avoid making or even buying them. The only time we …

Refinery at Rockwell

After our lunch at Motorino I suggested we check out the newest coffee place in Rockwell called Refinery.<p>Refinery is not an ordinary 3rd wave coffee …

A Net-Zero Energy House in Santa Monica, California

Architect Buzz Yudell, of Moore Ruble Yudell, and his wife made the decision to move from a rural area into the city so they could be close to work …

Santa Monica

The Best Summer Apps for Cookouts, Dinner Parties, and Just Because

20 summer appetizers to get your party started, from mini shrimp rolls to guacamole with a twist.<p><b>Nothing kicks off a cookout like some small bites</b> (and, okay, cocktails). Get the party started with these light and summery apps.

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Filling, Lettuce-less Salads for Summer

<i>As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.</i><p><i>Today: Free your salads from lettuce monotony.</i><p>If you relieve your salad of its leaves, you're …

Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat Emiko Davies is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>An adaptable one-pot meal, straight from the heart of Tuscan kitchens,</i> <i>made with just a few kitchen staples</i><i>.</i><p>This essential, easy, and cheap meal …

Enchiladas Recipe

When I’m asked, “what’s your favorite recipe on the site?,” my reply without hesitation is this one, my mother’s cheese enchiladas!<p>We had enchiladas …

How to Make Homemade Curry Paste

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: To make your Thai food fresher, spicier, and more vibrant, start with a batch of Megan Scott of The Joy Kitchen's homemade curry paste.</i><p>When I …

5 Brazilian Dishes to Celebrate the World Cup

The World Cup kicks off this Thursday in São Paulo. Here, five fantastic Brazilian dishes to honor the host country.<p>The World Cup kicks off this …

Summer Sandals

The iconic shoe of the season, sandals of every style in natural leather, rare skins, gold and silver, feature couture details for Summer 2014. We …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

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22 Rainy Day Recipes for Summer

22 recipes for a rainy summer day, from pasta with pesto to seafood soup.<p><b>Even in summer, we want to feel cozy on a rainy, somewhat chilly day.</b> Now, "cozy" doesn't mean the same thing in the summertime as it does in the winter; it's more of a mental thing than a physical thing. So we're turning to …

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