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Eat Like a Local, Have Lunch at a Tasca

Nothing is so universally loved among Lisboetas — from all income, class, and social strata — as the <i>tasca</i>, the inexpensive, tiny restaurants where locals eat daily, especially at lunch. These unadorned neighborhood fixtures serve classic, rustic Portuguese dishes like stews, steaks, and fried or …

The 38 Essential Lisbon Restaurants

These places define dining in Portugal's capital city<p>Visitors and locals alike have long cited food as a reason to visit Lisbon, but it wasn't until recently that the Portuguese capital was thought of as "cool," says local food writer Miguel Pires. Countless articles — and a real estate market …

European Travel

The Best Way to Store Fresh Herbs

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Take a look at those herbs above. The ones on the left look like they were probably picked fresh just before I photographed them, while the ones on the right were hanging out in my refrigerator for weeks in a forgotten plastic bag, right? <i>Wrong.</i> All of those stems …

Man shot by San Francisco police left suicide notes: 'Don't blame yourself. I used you.'

A man who was shot and killed by San Francisco police officers left behind several suicide notes in his cellphone, including one addressed to police, authorities said Monday.<p>Officers shot Matthew Hoffman, 32, Sunday evening after he entered a restricted parking lot at a police station and …

Power up: It's time to juice your wireless home network

D-Link recommends using 2.4 GHz for basic surfing and checking email, and reserving the 5 GHz band for online gaming, video streaming, and file transfers<p>D-Link Wireless AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Router (DIR-880L)<p>This router, like the others, is dual-band so it can transmit and receive on both the …

Public Washrooms Are Just Like Office Washrooms, Study Finds

Despite their wretched reputation, microbial communities in public restrooms aren't that different from your home or office, according to a new study.<p>…

Lisa Armstrong

Head of Fashion

How to Break Down a Chicken (+ How to Make Chicken Stock)

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: Breaking down a chicken isn't as hard as it seems -- Cara is here</i> …

I'll never fall for an online shopping scam ever again

With Cyber Monday just around the corner, it's a good time to warn consumers and business people alike of the growing number of online shopping scams.<p>One of the most popular is the Canada Goose Coat Scam, which caught me flat-faced last year and which I wrote about in Dec. 2013. In short, I thought …

Australian mother charged after baby abandoned in storm drain for five days

A 30-year-old Sydney mother has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passersby heard his cries, police said Monday.<p>The week-old baby was in serious but stable condition in Westmead Children's Hospital a day after cyclists found …

The fall from grace of America's dad: How Bill Cosby's ironclad reputation sank so quickly

At a time when interracial marriage was still illegal in more than a dozen states, Bill Cosby and a white partner were solving mysteries on <i>I Spy</i>. A …

Ingenious Infusion Tricks and Other Portuguese Cooking Secrets

At an intimate dinner at Aldea last night Best New Chef 2011 George Mendes served a five course meal to celebrate today's publication of his first …

10 Characters Made Out Of Rice That Are Cuter Than Cute

You may have spotted them before, while clicking through the internet. Maybe you were searching for something to eat, or you were just scrolling through tumblr looking for nothing at all. And all of the sudden, you see it: an adorable panda. A panda so cute it stops you in your tracks. With one …

The Secret to Soft-and-Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

When blogger Silvana Nardone set out to replicate her favorite supermarket cookie, she quickly discovered that the texture was the hardest thing to …

#IfIWereABoy Feminist Campaign Gets Ambushed By Stupidity

What do you get when you mix an online feminist campaign with a so-called manly energy drink? Something like this.<p>The original #IfIWereABoy campaign, …

Big Food Is Not the Enemy

Neither are hamburgers<p><i>Chef Linton Hopkins serves 24 handcrafted, locally sourced burgers each night at his pub Holeman & Finch in Atlanta. Last year, after partnering with Aramark and Turner Field, he started serving 1,200-2,000 burgers at every Braves home game. There are no additives. He uses the</i> …

The Most Beautiful Summer Desserts Of All Time

Everyone swoons over the beauty of spring vegetables but summer fruits may be even more glorious -- especially in dessert form. From plump blackberries to ruby raspberries to juicy peaches and nectarines, summer fruits are exceptionally exquisite.<p>While we love sneaking berries and stone fruit into …

8 Dipping Sauces for Fries that Are Better Than Ketchup

Switch up your fry dip selections with these eight excellent sauces.<p>Los Angeles burger lovers agree: The one at Father’s Office is incredible. No …

7 Fried Chicken Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

From skipping the brine to using the wrong oil, these common mistakes will ruin your fried chicken. Avoid them to make the crunchiest, juiciest bird ever<p>There's a lot to love about fried chicken. First, there's that hot, crunchy, shatteringly crisp crust, fried to golden-brown perfection. Once you …

The only salad dressing recipe you'll ever need

This summer, do your farm-fresh greens a favor: Ditch the bottled dressing. Making your own salad dressing is easy and cheap—and you can create endless variations if you follow some simple rules and the foolproof recipe below.<p>First, it helps to know the basics. If you're making a vinaigrette—just …

Food

8 Portable Picnic Cocktails

Be everyone’s favorite guest by showing up with a big bag of ice and a pitcher of one of these easily pre-batched summer cocktails.<p>If you’re heading …