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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 …

Cooking

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Lemon-Rosemary-Garlic Chicken and Potatoes

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 450°. Stir together first 8 ingredients in a medium bowl.<p>Step 2<p>Place a roasting pan on stove top over 2 burners. …

Country Lifestyle

The 12 Worst Habits for Your Mental Health

Depression is usually brought on by factors beyond our control—the death of a loved one, a job loss, or financial troubles. But the small choices you …

19 Keto Lunches That Will Help You Stick to Your Resolutions

It’s probably not surprising that the vast majority of New Year’s resolutions have something to do with food and diet. It could be ditching gluten or …

Healthy Eating

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More | Inc.com

The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, your word choice creates a brief impression that can lead to a lasting impression, long after the particulars …

Charisma

No-bake Lemon Cheesecake

Does the world need another cheesecake recipe? Probably not, but I’m sharing this because it’s easy, it works, and it tastes good. Lemon desserts are …

Baking

14 Flavorful Roasted Veggie Sides to Add to Sunday Night Dinner

Side dishes — especially veggies — are often an afterthought. We pride ourselves on our perfectly roasted chickens and our saucy pork chops while throwing a very mediocre side of veggies onto our plates that’ll likely be pushed around and ignored. But that doesn’t have to be the case! With a little …

11 Tea Lattes for Fancy Brunches or Chilly Fall Mornings

Nothing hits the spot like a flavorful, creamy drink when you first wake up in the morning. But if you don’t drink coffee, hot, iced, or nitro, it can be a little harder trying to figure out what to pour into your mug. Enter the tea latte. Made with herbal or caffeinated leaves and topped with …

A Hot Mess for F-Train Subway Riders Trapped in Cars

The videos have a dramatic, B-horror-movie appearance: Fingers poked between the closed subway doors, as people stuck in the F train car tried to claw the doors apart. On a steamed-up window, a passenger scrawled the words, “I Will Survive.”<p>On Monday evening, passengers were stranded without power …

New York City

Know How to Make These 6 Chinese Sauces, Make *Any* Dish More Flavorful

To try reducing the myriad sauces of China to a few representatives is an exercise in futility. There are just too many to choose from, for China is as big and as complex as Europe, with thousands of years of culinary experience under its belt. In other words, <b>Chinese sauces go way beyond soy; think</b> …

Food & Dining

Feel more fun in French? Your personality can change depending on the language you speak

In the book <i>Me Talk Pretty One Day</i>, humorist David Sedaris recounts learning to speak French as an adult under a vicious instructor. Fumbling in his attempts to master the new tongue, he feels powerless and vulnerable—almost like a different person entirely.<p>Anyone who’s taken on the challenge of …

Language Learning

Huevos a la flamenca

Cocer los guisantes, las judías y los espárragos con agua hirviendo o al vapor, dejándolos al dente. Cortar las puntas de los espárragos para adornar …

17 DIY Sauces, Spices and Spreads That Snub the Pre-Packaged Stuff

<i>For many of us, 2016 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2017! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>With so many easy-to-grab condiments, spreads and spices …

More Than Coffee: New York’s Vanishing Diner Culture

For the past 25 years — since the divorce — I’ve lived a good part of my life in diners. Without them I might be slimmer, but also crazier and more unhappy. Judging by the crowds at the Metro Diner, on 100th Street and Broadway, my current haunt, I suspect that other New Yorkers feel the same …

tea room

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable, According to a Green Beret

7 steps to acclimate yourself to extreme situations so you can excel at every level.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation.<p>In the …

Artist Continues to Add Pop Culture Characters to Thrift Store Paintings

Looking for a little levity? Dave Pollot's clever oil paintings have always brought a smile to our faces. Pollot scours thrift shops for used paintings and prints, which are then transformed into humorous art pieces under his deft hand. He's mastered the art of finding just the right place to …

The worst mistake everybody makes when cooking steak, according to Anthony Bourdain

World-famous food guy Anthony Bourdain has a new book out called <i>Appetites</i> and he recently appeared on the Marc Maron 'WTF' podcast to talk about …

Chicken, bacon and spinach sausage rolls

Perfect hold-in-your-hand food. This is what picnics were made for.<p>MAKES<p>6 large or 12 small rolls<p>INGREDIENTS<p>400g spinach, coarse stalks removed<br>• ½ tbsp olive oil<br>• 200g bacon lardons<br>• 1 medium onion, finely chopped<br>• 3 cloves garlic, very finely chopped<br>• 600g minced chicken thigh mea<br>• t 40g dried …

James Beard

13 ways French fries are eaten around the world

However, we're just another country that has put its own spin on a classic Belgian plate. That's right: Our beloved fries were most likely first invented in Belgium, where they're called "frites," in the 1600s.<p><b>Many countries in every corner of the globe — from Canada to Japan — have their own way</b> …

French Fries

Creating a Pastry Chef From Scratch

CHICAGO — When it comes to hot jobs in today’s economy, software app developer is almost certainly near the top of the list. Robotics and automotive engineers, too. But pastry chef?<p>In recent years, as fine food has evolved from highbrow preoccupation to a form of mass entertainment, demand for …

Ice Cream

Make This Sauce And You Will Never Order Take-Out Pizza Again!

Savory Homemade Pizza Sauce<p>Save<p>It’s pizza night in our house! We know that ordering take-out is easy, or that buying a jar of store-bought sauce …

Look back: How Arnold Palmer invented the Arnold Palmer

<i>Editor's note: This story was originally published in 2012.</i><p>How did a glass of iced tea with a healthy splash of lemonade come to be named after legendary golfer Arnold Palmer?<p>The drink has as many origin stories as a Marvel comic book hero.<p>The rumor at Palmer's alma mater was that he developed the …

Easy (and fabulous) Chinese recipes to make at home

The new Chinese year, The Year of the Monkey, begins on Monday 8 February 2016, with festivities kicking off the day before New Year and continuing until the 15th day, when the Lantern Festival takes place.<p>Plenty of time, then, to get together with friends and family and celebrate by making great …

Food & Dining

These Are the Only Three Kitchen Knives You Will Ever Need

My kitchen, like much of my small apartment, gets cluttered. I recently took stock, overwhelmed by the effects of neglect, and here’s what I found: a …

Sweet potato mash with bacon lardons, fried egg and parsley pesto recipe

Team mashed sweet potato with home-made parsley and walnut pesto - topped with a fried egg<p>SERVES<p><i>2</i><p>INGREDIENTS<p>2 large sweet potatoes (or 4 smaller ones)<br>• 75-100g (2¾-3½oz) bacon lardons<br>• 15g (½oz) butter<br>• 2 large eggs<br>• a little olive oil for frying the eggs<p><b>For the pesto:</b><p>40g (1½oz) flat-leaf parsley leaves …

Sweet Potatoes

Sicilian baked sausage with potato, tomato and herbs

Known as <i>salsiccia con papate e pomodori al forno</i>. If you’re pushed for time, it’s OK to skip the browning stage.<p>SERVES<p>6<p>INGREDIENTS<p>8 fat spicy Italian sausages<br>• 6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil<br>• ¼ tsp dried chilli flakes (more if your sausages aren’t that spicy)<br>• ¼ tsp fennel seeds, toasted and bashed a bit<br>• 2 …

Italian Food

Simple, seductive supper recipes from southern Italy

Southern Italy is the Italy of our imagination. I grew up visiting an ice-cream parlour with a picture of the Amalfi coast running along one wall. I was sure – at six years old – that such a place couldn’t exist. The sea was such a vividly deep blue, the flowers an intense red.<p>When I eventually got …

Italy

7 Best Cocktails to Drink While Cooking Weeknight Dinners

You can do better than cracking open a beer.<p>There’s something wonderfully therapeutic about cooking dinner after a long day. There’s something even …