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You Wanted a Thai-Inspired Quick Main Dish? You Got It

Our readers asked us for a Thai-inspired recipe—so we made a quick and simple dish adapted from classic larb<p><i>It's Reader's Choice Week here at Bon Appétit, so we're letting you call the shots when it comes to what we cook. Every morning at 9 a.m. ET on our Facebook page, we ask your advice:</i> <b>What</b> …

27 Recipes for Toast, Crostini, Bruschetta, and Toppings

A deep archive of Bon Appétit's recipes for toast, crostini, bruschetta, and toppings for a slice of bread<p><b>We'll admit it:</b> Sometimes we refer to <i>Bon Appétit</i> as "Stuff on Toast Magazine." But that's just because toast—or crostini or bruschetta or whatever—is the perfect vehicle for almost every kind …

23 Classic Cocktails You Need to Know How to Make

23 classic cocktails you should know how to make, from Manhattans to Margaritas<p>Knowing how to make classic cocktails is important. There's only one problem: There are a lot of them. Unless you're a bartender, there's no way you'll remember what goes into a Sazerac or the proportions of a Moscow …

Sex and the City

Ramen, Heavy on the Healthy

We lighten up comfort food with this vegetarian version of ramen.<p>Want comfort food? There's little better than a hot, steamy bowl of ramen, teeming with noodles, heady broth, and plenty of <i>accoutrements</i>. But somewhere between the pork belly and the soft-cooked egg, traditional bowls of ramen can …

15 Sweet Treats You Should Bake Instead of Cupcakes

Look, we're fine with cupcakes, but the world of baking is so much bigger. Here are 15 other sweet treats we'd rather bake than cupcakes<p>It's not that we're anti-cupcake, it's just that…okay. We are a <i>teensy bit</i> anti-cupcake. But wait! Hear us out! It's not that cupcakes are bad in and of themselves. …

Lunch al Desko: Upgrade Your Midday Meal

With a few strategies, a bit of planning, and a little sea salt in your cubicle, weekday lunch can be as delicious and exciting as any meal of the week. Here’s how to rethink the way you brown-bag it<p><i>Imagine an office meal you’re actually excited to break for (no hard feelings, turkey</i> …

From Veganism to "Velocity," it's the Burrito's Time to Shine

A roundup of food news from around the Internet on April 21, 2014.<p><i>It’s the afternoon, and you deserve a break. Sit back, pour yourself a glass, and enjoy these food stories from around the Internet.</i><p><b>The Links</b><p>Here, a rather thorough agricultural and etymological history of the peanut, or, as it was …

How to Organize Your Freezer to Be More Energy-Efficient

A freezer makeover will give you a more eco-friendly machine—and a better organized ice box.<p>There's a problem that plagues even the most fastidious and meticulous cooks—one that's sapping our food of quality, nutrition, and taste. It's causing us undue stress, environmental damage, countless …

6 Common Mistakes People Make when Baking Brownies

Is there anything worst than a bad batch of brownies? Here are the biggest mistakes people make when baking brownies—plus how to avoid them.<p>When it comes to comfort food and our favorite desserts, brownies rank way up there. They're rich, decadent, sweet, and come with the added bonus of nostalgia. …

How to Order Wine at a Restaurant

Ordering wine in a restaurant shouldn’t be a stressed-out showdown. Here are five ways to make nice with the sommelier—and get the perfect bottle every time<p><i>Ordering wine in a restaurant shouldn’t be a stressed-out showdown. Here are five ways to make nice with the sommelier—and get the perfect</i> …

California Wine

How to Throw the Worst Dinner Party of All Time—or Not!

Throwing a killer dinner party is trickier than it looks—here's where we've messed up, and our tips for how to do better next time<p>On Sunday night, I co-hosted my very first dinner party. Despite having worked as a line cook in New York City and a cook on a small farm in central New York, I'd …

5 Pointers for Finding a Bra That Fits

Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right, ladies

What Your Sleep Style Says About Your Relationship

Look out for this random bedroom behavior.<p>Are you an all-night snuggler or a keep-your-distance kind of sleeper? The answer may reveal subtle clues about your relationship. Couples who sleep less than an inch apart are more likely to be happy in their relationships than couples who sleep on …

How Fit Are You Really? Take These 4 Simple Tests To Find Out

No mile-long run required.<p>Remember that sit-and-reach test from grade school? Or the timed mile? All kinds of dread! But you don't have to relive your childhood PE class to get a read on your current state of fitness. Our quick (and far more accurate) assessments will show you where you're truly at …

What You Need to Do Within the First 12 Minutes of a Date

Read these dating do's and don'ts before you next big night out.<p>You might spend hours getting ready for a first date, but it only takes 12 minutes to decide if you're interested in the other person, according to a new study of over 2,000 singles.<p>The survey, carried out by the UK-based financial …

30 Health Choices All Women Should Make By Age 30

See how many you can check off so far

How Americans Really Feel About Marriage

Should every relationship end in marital bliss?<p>Not everyone likes the tune of wedding bells: Nearly two in five Americans don't believe marriage is necessary, according to a new Harris Interactive Poll.<p><b>MORE:</b> The Best Ages to Move in Together, Get Married, and Have Babies<p>Harris surveyed 2,266 …

It Costs HOW MUCH to Go to a Wedding?!

Start penny-pinching now.<p>The bride and groom aren't the only ones shelling out big bucks for their special day: Wedding guests pay an average of almost $600 to attend the celebration, according to a new report by American Express. Buh-bye, rent!<p><b>MORE:</b> Can You Believe This Crazy New Wedding Trend (or …

The Weird Thing That Determines What Kind of Men You're Attracted To

So THIS is why you prefer Joe Manganiello to Ryan Gosling.<p>Do you prefer men clean-shaven or scruffy? While it may seem like just a personal preference (and maybe based on your tolerance for morning-after whisker burn), it turns out that our environment can actually dictate how we feel about facial …

Is Hookup Culture Even a Thing?

A new study says this may not be the code red disaster that we think it is.<p>Breaking news: This phenomenon of "hookup culture" might not even be real, says a recent study published in the <i>Journal of Sex Research</i>.<p>You've probably heard it a hundred times in last few years: College students are forgoing …

Why You Should Stop Obsessing Over Finding the Perfect Partner

When it comes to relationships, we disagree over who makes the ideal mate.<p><i>By Alexadra Sifferlin for Time.com</i><p>Evolution tells it straight: Some people make more desirable partners than others. Current theories on mate value go a little like this: People who have it all, including good looks and …

10 Signs Your Relationship Is Rock-Solid and Going to Last

Find out how your bond stacks up.

Q&A: How Long Do Sports Bras Last?

Sadly, it's probably time to toss that one you've had since your high school lacrosse days.<p><b>The Question:</b> "I've heard that sports bras lose their supportiveness over time. Is that true?"<p><b>The Experts:</b> Audrey Kirkland, head designer of sports bras at New Balance<p><b>The Answer:</b> Sports bras definitely do get …

This Video of Guys Explaining the Penis Is So Awkward and Entertaining

Get it together, guys!<p>Apparently, some men must have been sleeping through sex ed class. If this video of dudes explaining the vagina didn't make you cringe, this new BuzzFeed video of men describing how the penis works will definitely get your attention (in the most hilarious way possible). FYI …

11 Surprising Things You Never Knew About Flirting

There's definitely an art to flirting—and we have the science to back it up.<p><i>By Amanda Chatel for YourTango</i><p>News flash: Flirting works. In fact, studies suggest that flirting skills could be even more important than looks in helping you attract a partner. And experts agree:<p>"It's not the most …

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy

Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru

7 Ways to Be Happier and Healthier at Work

Lifestyle blogger Meg Biram designed her dream office. Now she's sharing her tips for revamping your own space<p>After three years of working from home, two things were really bothering me: I had been <i>way</i> too sedentary and I felt the overwhelming urge to be around people every day—have somewhere to be …

The Common Habit That's Leaving You Exhausted

Plus, how to clock more snooze time ASAP<p>Your favorite guilty pleasure could be costing you some z's: Binge-watching TV leads to less sleep, according to a new survey by SleepRate. Ugh, why does <i>Mad Men</i> have to be so good?!<p>The company surveyed more than 200 adults that used a streaming video service …

7 Packable Sandwiches That Put PB&Js to Shame

Just in case you can't remember the last time you used "excited" and "brownbag" in the same sentence…

The Key Character Trait For a Strong and Lasting Relationship

Hint: It has nothing to do with your good looks!<p>Whether you're on your first date or you've been married for ages, forthcoming research in the <i>Journal of Positive Psychology</i> says there's one character trait that's essential for a solid relationship: humility.<p>In one study, researchers asked …