Ashley Hirashima

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From Kosher to Pink to Fleur de Sel: Your Guide to Gourmet Salts

Confused about the multiple kinds of salt now available? Look no further than this straight-forward guide to gourmet varieties of all shapes and …

Spices

Kikuichi Cutlery went from Samurai swords to kitchen knives

And we've got an exclusive deal with them for you.<p>Kikuichi Cutlery began making swords for Samurais in the early 13th century. It's why the company still sits in Nara, Japan, the country's first capital and widely considered an origin place for Samurai culture and sword making. The Emperor of Japan …

Knives

The Ultimate Lens Hood Lets You Shoot Reflection-Free Through Glass

The Ultimate Lens Hood is a new camera accessory that helps you shoot through glass without reflections. It’s a versatile collapsing silicone cone …

Digital Cameras

20 Things You've Been Doing Wrong in the Kitchen Your Entire Life

Are you scrambling eggs, making chocolate chip cookies, and measuring pasta the right way? It might not seem obvious, but there are plenty of basic things you could be doing the "wrong" way in the kitchen. There's somewhat of an art to cutting a lime, cooking chicken, mincing garlic, and roasting …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

15 Cooking Tricks Passed Down From the Most Prominent Chefs

Almost everyone can agree that cooking is an artform. This is why it’s important to rely not only on our cooking talent, but on a set of rules, as …

Kitchens

17 International Snacks That Deserve More Recognition

Including fairy bread, marshmallow hot dogs, and chocolate rice porridge with salted dry fish.<p>If you've never tried hot cocoa with cheese in it, a …

Recipes

Here Are 10 Lightroom Tips You Really Should Know, According to Peter McKinnon

Lightroom tutorials are a well you can return to again and again because there’s so much to learn about this complex and crucial imaging program. …

The subscription service Bokksu brings Japan’s esoteric snack culture to the world

Japanophiles, here’s a treat for you. Actually, a whole box of treats.<p>Bokksu, a subscription service for hard-to-find artisanal Japanese snacks, is now shipping its signature orange boxes from Tokyo worldwide.<p>Exotic Japanese Kit Kat flavors and avocado Cheetos have novelty value, but Bokksu aims to …

Japan

The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Cast Iron Care

So you're the proud new owner of a cast iron skillet. Whether you bought it new, scored it at a yard sale, or are finally getting your family's …

The Secret Use for Apple EarPods You Didn’t Know About (Video)

Calling all iPhone photographers and selfie enthusiasts: We’ve just found another way to snap the perfect photo using — get this — your headphones. …

Headphones

A candy-lover's guide to global confectionery

Got a sweet tooth? Yeah, us too. Every part of the world has its own beloved local candies, and tasting them is not just a treat, but a cultural experience. And what better way to satisfy your cravings than with a global tour of guilty pleasures.<p>Here are some of the top places to seek out sugary …

This Simple Posing Trick Makes People Instantly Look Thinner

Photographer Niels Kemp recently asked wedding photographer and Nikon ambassador Brett Florens for his best piece of advice for beginning …

How to Use Your Camera Settings to Create Stellar Night Photography

Night photography introduces many challenges that are easily avoided during the day, like noise, blurriness, and your camera’s hypersensitivity to …

This Pretzel Shortbread Is the Cookie of the Future

Shortpretzel? Pretzbread? Lost Bread Co.’s visionary snack is honestly too pure for your hybrid mashup name.<p><i>Every week, we're publishing This Good</i> …

How to Control Contrast So You Always Get Amazing Landscape Photographs

Contrast, sometimes there’s too much, sometimes there’s too little. Contrast in a landscape can make or break the image. But getting the perfect …

Landscape Photography

7 Online Butchers That Bring Quality Meat to Your Doorstep

Don’t live near one of those four-star sustainable butchers? Not a problem.<p>It’s easy to wax poetic about buying meat from a sustainable source when you live close to a local butcher shop that cuts down whole, local animals every day. But what if such a spot isn’t accessible? Or, for that matter, …

Krispy Kreme's Newest Doughnut Flavors Are...

Hint: They're both based on popular desserts.<p>Sometimes, it feels like Krispy Kreme has gone from a doughnut shop to a doughnut tease. A big part of …

Photographer captures whale shark swimming beneath sleepy fisherman

This is the jaw-dropping moment in which a sleepy fisherman has a stretch and a yawn — oblivious to the giant whale shark swimming next to his canoe.<p>Photographer Dimitar Karanikolov captured it with a drone in the Philippines while he stood 300 yards away.<p>Karanikolov, 42, said he took around 200 …

How to Sear Meat Like a Pro

You know that irresistibly crisp crust that comes on a steak or a pork chop on TV? You can get equally impressive results at home. Thankfully, …

The World's 50 Best Restaurants Winners for 2018

The 2018 winners of the World’s 50 Best restaurants awards have been announced. Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy took the top spot, followed by …

21 Amazing Life Hacks That You REALLY Need To Know About, #14 Is My Favorite.

Not all life hacks are created equal. Some solve problems you didn’t even know you had, while others are just clever new ways to store, organize, and …

I Tried 13 Fancy Strawberry Jams, and This Is the Best One

Very few were *actually* my jam<p>There is nothing better than a piece of toast slathered with butter and topped with a thick layer of strawberry jam. …

All The Theobroma Brownies, Ranked.

Which one is the best brownie, worthy of its hype?<p>Theobroma means the Food of Gods, and its brownies sure do live up to that standard. In my one …

10 Must-Try Polish Snacks That Do Not Include Prince Polo

Move over, Prince Polo<p>June 04, 2018<p>Snacking may be my second favorite meal of the day, right next to breakfast. I'm the type of person that usually …

How to Photograph Waterfalls

• Description<br>• Discussion<p>How to photograph waterfalls. It’s a challenge, but the results can be spectacular. In this free video, world renowned outdoor …

These Are the 10 Best Doughnut Shops in America

According to Yelp reviewers.<p>Whether you spell it “donut” or “doughnut,” you know you need it: the perfect complement to your morning cup of …

The 7 Golden Rules for Making Perfect Pan-Fried Fish

“Give your fish a gentle caress," says Greek chef Argiro Barbarigou. "Examine the fish's eyes carefully."<p>In the UK, fish and chips are a dish …

The Best Cost-Efficient Desserts To Order Online

The Best Cost-Effecient Dessert Gifts To Order Online<p>A sweet surprise for your out of state BFF<p>May 28, 2018<p>Looking for a gift to send to your out of …

19 Reasons Why Dessert Will Always Be Better Than Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

It can be sweet and savoury? Wow, lunch is shook.

What is ruby chocolate and how is it made?

<b>It’s pretty well-established that eating involves not just taste, but all five of the senses.</b><p>Chocolate-lovers in particular know the importance of a …