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10 idioms only Italians understand

1. In bocca al lupo / In culo alla balena | In the wolf’s mouth / In the whale’s ass<p>These two expressions for good luck are well-known throughout …

Italy

Homemade Throat Lozenges Recipe

Whether you’ve got a frog in your throat, or are just taking precautions to keep one out of there, this handy homemade cold and flu remedy from the indispensable DaveHax ought to help ward off those proverbial amphibians from the vicinity of your esophagus all winter long!<p>This is a great recipe for …

Homemade

En Route: Restlessness — Part 1

There is a restlessness inside him, pressing against his bones. Like water it fills his body, gushing onto the streets like a river. And the streets …

Grandparents

Perhaps you’re familiar with limoncello, the often homemade lemon liqueur of Southern Italy. To extract the bright citrus flavor grain alcohol is typically used; to counter its harshness, a fair...

Perhaps you’re familiar with limoncello, the often homemade lemon liqueur of Southern Italy. To extract the bright citrus flavor grain alcohol is …

Just wing it! Slow-cooker Buffalo wings and 4 more takes on a favorite Super Bowl snack

You’re serious about your game — and your game snacks. And what goes better with trash talking the opponent’s team during the Super Bowl than wings that are as fired up as you are? Below are five smokin' new recipes to try, from a slow-cooker take on the classic Buffalo wings to one that takes its …

Cooking

5 simple ingredients: Make Giada's easy rigatoni with squash and sausage

Need to put dinner on the table but the fridge and pantry are looking scarce? You're in luck because Giada De Laurentiis has two delicious meals that only use five simple ingredients. Here, the celebrity chef is sharing two great five-ingredient recipes: mezzi rigatoni with butternut squash and …

Cooking

Pantelleria Might Just Be Italy's Most Fantastically Awesome Island You Didn't Know About

It's completely horrible outside and so of course you're envisioning your summer retreat, wherever that may be. Be it Greece or Italy (or anywhere else on the continent for that matter), summer is a great time to go to Europe, and Italy is a prime spot for many Americans.<p>Yes, you could make like …

Swimming Pools

Snowed in? Make lemony chicken, 3-ingredient pasta and 6 more easy pantry meals

In case you haven't noticed, there's this little old blizzard called Juno walloping the Northeast right now. And the last thing you should be doing is driving to the grocery store during white-out conditions.<p>If you weren't among the nervous-nelly types who cleared out the shelves before the storm …

Cooking

Homemade Throat Lozenges Recipe

Whether you’ve got a frog in your throat, or are just taking precautions to keep one out of there, this handy homemade cold and flu remedy from the indispensable DaveHax ought to help ward off those proverbial amphibians from the vicinity of your esophagus all winter long!<p>This is a great recipe for …

How the Mob Turned Southern Italy into a Toxic Wasteland

Campania Felix has become the "Land of Fires," as it is popularly known. When people travel here, they see continual columns of smoke and flames, signs of the garbage that is torched in the countryside.<p>My homeland was called Campania Felix, or "Blessed Campania," by the ancient Romans, who felt the …

Italy

Next Fitness Star Emily Schromm Shows You How to Get a Rock-Hard Body Like Hers

Exercise 1 Pushup Row<p><i>"This combo hits your entire upper body and core like no other move."</i><p>Start in a plank position with your hands resting on a pair of dumbbells directly under your shoulders and your body forming a straight line from head to heels <b>(A)</b>. Keeping your core tight, bend your elbows to …

9 Killer Recipes From Chefs Who Will Cook at Expo Milano

If you can't make it to Italy for Expo Milano 2015, you can at least try the nine dishes from the chefs in this amazing lineup.<p>This spring, Expo …

James Beard

The Quest to Find the Perfect Buffalo Wing Recipe

We set out on a quest to create the best Buffalo wing recipe. Here's what we came up with<p>We have a lot of chicken wing recipes here at <i>Bon Appétit</i>. We’ve got vinegar-ed, we’ve got herbed, spicy peanut, and even crab fat-caramel (trust us, they’re delicious). But you know what we didn’t have? A good …

Cooking

7 slow-cooker recipes for your Super Bowl line-up

The most important tool for a successful Super Bowl feast? (Hint: It's not a beer cozy or a pair of stretchy pants — though those might also come in handy.) We're talking about a slow cooker, that wondrous appliance that lets you produce warm, tasty dishes with minimal effort.<p>If you're hosting a …

Cooking

Netflix cracks down (cough, cough)

Netflix would like you to know that Canadians tapping into the company's American catalogue is a very definite no-no. Maybe not a crime. Maybe not a big no-no, even. But definitely in finger-wagging territory.<p>"Virtually crossing borders to use Netflix is a violation of our terms of use because of …

7 Hints You Should Know Before Booking Another Flight

When we fly, it's absolutely imperative that we get the best possible deal, on the best possible day, on the best possible flight. (Travel ego is a <i>very</i> real thing, people. And we have a BIG one.)<p>As such, we have a few serious rules to live by when it comes to booking plane tickets. These facts and …

Palawan, The Most Beautiful Island In The World, Is Sheer Perfection

It's hard to believe the Philippines are an under-appreciated tropical travel destination, especially with their extraordinary hiking, diving, beaches and of course -- islands that are THIS beautiful.<p>And while we'd like to visit every single island in the Philippines, there's one island in …

How Can I Make My Economy Class Seat Better?

<i>A:</i><p>Airlines have been on a roll with downgrading economy class seats. To wit: Jet Blue, whose planes are known for being the most comfortable (on the domestic front), just announced it will cram 15 extra seats into their Airbus A320 beginning in 2016. Since those aluminum tubes don’t expand, that …

JetBlue