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How to Master Dried Beans

Use this recipe as a template for a full-flavored, perfectly cooked pot of beans every time. Every step in this master method helps produce a …

20-Minute Comfort Food Dinners To Make Every Night Of November

20 minutes to dinner bliss.

These three cookbooks went viral before the Internet existed — and they still hold up today

<b>By Charlotte Druckman</b>, <i>Special to The Washington Post</i> Not long ago, an editor reminded me, “A cookbook can’t be everything to everyone.” Has this …

Recipes

Two Surprisingly Cheap Cuts of Steak—and Exactly How You Should Prepare Them

I’ve got good steak news, and I’ve got bad steak news. The bad news is that previously cost-conscious cuts of meat, such as flank and skirt steak, …

15 movies you need to see that people agree are absolutely perfect

We've all been there. It's a Friday night and once again you're scrolling through Netflix or the television guide trying to find a good movie.<p>That's where movie fans come in to help. A while back, Reddit user VarrickCarter23 asked the /r/movies subreddit what films they would consider a perfect …

Fight Club

Where You Do and Don’t Need to Tip Around the World

Avoid tipping too little or too much when traveling with this guide.<p>Countries around the world can vary greatly when it comes to their tipping …

Before Croissants, There Was Kubaneh, a Jewish Yemeni Delight

All day long I’d been looking forward to going out with friends for dinner, but as we talked between gulps of wine, ripping up the <i>kubaneh</i> we’d ordered and swiping it in grated tomato, I was distracted. The bread was excellent, and in ways that resisted comparison — tall and tan and sweet as …

Baking

Something to savour: World’s Top 25 food destinations: Travel Weekly Asia

According to Booking.com, 75% of global travellers say they would likely travel somewhere renowned for its food and drink when choosing their next …

The Only Cake Recipe You'll Need This Summer

My friend Jodi Rhoden started baking cakes out of her Barbie-pink house in Asheville, North Carolina in 2006. The venture became so popular, so fast, that she opened a bakery, and wrote a cookbook about Southern cake ladies, the home bakers everyone around town knows to call up for a birthday …

Science says lasting relationships come down to 3 basic traits

Helen Fisher, biological anthropologist and author of "Anatomy of Love," put happy couples in long-term relationships into brain scanners. The results gave her an insight into what makes a relationship last.<p><b>Follow TI:</b>On Facebook

Relationships

All Aboard South America’s First Luxury Sleeper Train

Seeing the Andes in person is pretty damn magnificent.<p>Seeing the Andes in person with alpaca tortellini and pisco sours in a piano bar on a speeding …

How to Grill Octopus

Octopus is having a moment. The staple of Spanish cafes and Greek tavernas is the protein du jour on white-hot menus nationwide, or, as the website …

10 of the best US hiking trails: readers’ travel tips

From a rocky wonderland with views of Las Vegas to the green ridges of the Appalachians, our readers share their tips for great walks<p>• <b>Enter a tip for the chance to win a £200 hotel voucher</b><p>This five-mile round-trip hike within <b>Zion national park</b> takes you from the Virgin river to the top of Angels …

Why You're Probably Wearing the Wrong Shoe Size

Looking after your feet is important for many reasons—we've already seen how much a simple piece of tape can seriously lessen the amount of pain …

This map reveals Wi-Fi passwords at airports around the world

Is there anything more annoying than having to pay for Wi-Fi, that basic of human rights?<p>Anil Polat, a travel blogger and computer security engineer, …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

What to Cook This Week

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. I wrote about Jamie Oliver for the Eat column in The New York Times Magazine this week, and we published his recipe for …

Recipes

18 Copycat Appetizers From Your Favorite Restaurants

When you can't decide if you'd rather go out to eat or stay in, restaurant copycat appetizers offer the perfect solution. You can have Chili's famous queso, Outback Steakhouse's Bloomin' Onion, The Cheesecake Factory's fried mac and cheese, and more of your favorite appetizers from the comfort of …

Thanks to a little-known airline hack, traveling around the world could be cheaper than you realize

I'll admit, I had nearly written off the possibility of booking an around the world trip and visiting a handful of countries in one fell swoop for fear that I'd never land on a total airline fare I could stomach.<p>Then I learned about the Round-the-World (RTW) ticket, a program offered by the major …

Star Alliance

53 movies you need to see in your lifetime

Television might be on an upswing, but nothing will ever replace movies. In the past century that they've been around, they're given us unforgettable stories and characters.<p>Here are 53 movies everyone should watch in their lifetimes. They're a mix of movies to see when you're growing up, stone-cold …

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