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Cooking tips: Four delicious ways to grill corn

To grill great corn, first remove the husks and silk, and then soak the cobs in cold water for 20 minutes. (This helps the corn retain moisture while …

How To Deal With A Younger Boss

In early 2009, when Forbes combined its online and magazine staffs, I found myself reporting to a younger boss for the first time in my 30-year career. It wasn’t easy. I knew my boss was smart and digitally savvy, but I chafed in the deputy role. I admit it: I felt both superior and a touch …

Springtime in Tiananmen Square, 1989

While teaching English in Beijing, I witnessed one of the most tumultuous protests in modern history.<p>We were young, and maybe a little naive, and we were angry at injustice. Whenever a group of us foreign teachers got together to share a meal or some beers, Chuck, the most cantankerous of our lot, …

Italian Sausage, Garlic, and Red Pepper Stromboli Recipe

Everyone likes pizza. Isn't that a statement of fact? Sometimes, though, it's good to switch things up. That's where stromboli comes into play. Containing all the same ingredients in a different package, it's a customizable crowd-pleaser that can be prepared many ways. Ours is stuffed with sausage, …

How to Brine Meat -- And Why You Should Bother

<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: Why you should start brining your meat -- and how to start.</i><p>Have you ever suffered the travesty that is a dry, tasteless chicken breast? Or tried to cut …

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Sweet and Savory Overnight Pork

<i>Merrill's daughter Clara has quite the appetite -- and it's all Merrill can do to keep up. Armed with her greenmarket bag, a wooden spoon and a minimal amount of fuss, she steps into the fray.</i><p><i>Today: A sweet and savory pork roast you can put in your oven, and then forget.</i><p>Pork is not the meat I turn …

How to Make Indian Sambar at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Throw your take-out menus away. Chitra Agrawal of The ABCD's of Cooking is sharing a recipe for a spicy Indian staple that makes for the perfect</i> …

Defend Your Cubicle With A Nerf Sentry Gun

You'll be the undefeatable champion with this one<p>Tell workplace pen thieves and pranksters how you really feel with a barrage of foam darts. This project hacks a Nerf gun to automatically fire at large heat signatures. Simply replace the toy’s trigger system with a servomotor, wire up a home …

Disneyland's original prospectus revealed!

Thanks to an anonymous benefactor, Boing Boing is pleased to present the first-ever look at the original Disneyland prospectus.<p>Thanks to an anonymous …

Easy Home Bar: 5 Fun 2-Ingredient Drinks

Simplicity's the watchword this week. For many of us who drink, our first forays into boozing came from simple two gunners: Jack and Coke, gin and tonic, vodka-cranberry, Scotch and soda. But there's no reason that simple drinks need to be super-simple in flavor. Today, I'll discuss a few 2-bottle …

In Retail, Brand Expertise Equals Leadership

Somewhere, some time, you’ve likely bought something with the help of a knowledgeable, experienced, passionate person who got you so excited about your purchase that you couldn’t wait to experience it. Maybe it was the dream camera to express your artistic vision. Or the running shoes to achieve …

Gangsta Sermon: Warren G's Regulate... G Funk Era

<i>The mid-90s saw the release of an incredible number of important hip-hop albums—Rolling on Dubs revisits these records around their 20th anniversary, and retraces the past through a contemporary vantage point.</i><p>Bachelor parties hosted by Dr. Dre shouldn’t run out of music. But in late 1991, the …

Future Islands - Singles - Turntable Kitchen

Samuel T. Herring was sitting alone backstage at the Hype Hotel at SXSW shirtless and, unsurprisingly, drenched in an impressive amount of sweat. …

Single Serving: Strand Of Oaks - Shut In - Turntable Kitchen

I first became a fan of the folk-rock infused sounds of Timothy Showalter’s musical guise Strand Of Oaks after hearing 2010s mythical and whimsical</i> …

Grilled Chicken Tacos

4 Servings<p>These chicken tacos are made with thighs, which are more flavorful than chicken breasts; plus, they're less expensive. Put them to work in any fast weeknight preparation, starting with these spiced tacos.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 medium onion, cut into wedges, keeping root intact<p>2 garlic …

Ask a Cicerone: The Best Beers for Tacos

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>There are very few things in this world that make us happier than tacos, but one of those things is tacos-and-beer. Because a delicious ale or lager really does make the meal better. If you're picking up a sixpack for …

The Best Grilled Hot Dogs Recipe

It doesn't take much to grill a decent hot dog: Just put it on the grill until heated through. But making a truly great hot dog requires knowing a few key tricks. Here's the recipe.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>By poaching the hot dogs first until warmed through, and then finishing them on a hot grill, …

Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, …

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Spinach with Chickpeas and Fried Eggs

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>October 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more<p>4 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced, divided<p>8 cups spinach, coarsely chopped<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>1 cup chopped onion<p>1 teaspoon cumin seeds<p>1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika<p>2 …

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Egg and Chorizo Burritos

Makes 4 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>12 ounces Mexican chorizo sausage, casings removed<p>4 10-inch whole wheat tortillas<p>5 ounces hot pepper Monterey Jack, shredded<p>6 large eggs, beaten to blend<p>1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Cook chorizo in a medium heavy skillet over medium-low heat, …

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