Beth Rogoza

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13 things Americans love that are called something totally different in Britain

WHEN J.K. ROWLING published the first Harry Potter book in 1997, she put her American publishers in a bit of a bind. The book title, <i>Harry Potter and</i> …

Gray Wolf

About the Gray Wolf<p>Wolves are legendary because of their spine-tingling howl, which they use to communicate. A lone wolf howls to attract the attention of his pack, while communal howls may send territorial messages from one pack to another. Some howls are confrontational. Much like barking …

Wildlife

How to to Get the Best Out of Your Knives at Home

Here's how to select and care for your kitchen knives at home—according to two expert knifemakers.<p><i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of America’s coolest food artisans. Over the next few months, we’re apprenticing with the best knife forgers, cider brewers, and spice blenders,</i> …

Knives

12 signs you were born and raised in Newfoundland

Your first inclination is to say you’re from Newfoundland, even if no one knows what you’re talking about. Yes, we’re Canadian, but we’re not <i>that</i> …

"Indomitable" Jaguars May Have Lessons in Survival for Us

Jaguar corridors in Central and South America are helping "the sumo wrestler of the animal kingdom" survive.<p>Alan Rabinowitz, author of <i>Jaguar: An Indomitable Beast</i>, has devoted his life to studying and protecting jaguars. He established the world's first jaguar sanctuary, the Cockscomb Basin …

The 20 Worst Questions to Ask Your Server, From the Bitchy Waiter

Waiters are used to dealing with a lot of things: incompetent managers, infallible chefs, and, of course, insane patrons who ask very strange questions, and then go back to their garden-level apartments to hoard more figurines of kitties dressed as angels.<p>Behold, some of the worst, thanks to The …

8 things a First Worlder can expect from a trip to a Third World country

In Third World countries1, you can often kind of just walk into places and drive in the wrong lane and drink on the street and do whatever you want …

Monkeys

The Essential Techniques That Every Home Cook Should Know

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: We're going back to basics with the essential cooking techniques -- think of this as Cooking 101.</i><p>The problem with cooking basics is that people often …

9 Reasons The Loon Is The Best Bird

The loon (Minnesota's state bird) is the best of all birds. Here's why.<p>Baby loons can swim and dive right away, but they often ride on a parent's back during their first two weeks while they get stronger and avoid predators.

Birds