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10 Secrets for Traveling Like a Local

<i>zoetnet / Flickr</i><p>Travel in itself is one of the most rewarding experiences. You get to see new places, immerse yourself in new experiences, try new cuisines and meet incredibly vibrant and unique people. However, not all travel is created equal. So many people miss the once-in-a-lifetime moments and …

10 Essential Italian Desserts

<i>by Marla Gulley Roncaglia, Italian Cuisine Expert for the Menuism Italian Food Blog</i><p>It is nearly impossible to choose just ten desserts that represent Italy. Italian desserts are many, varied, seasonal, and fiercely regional, so it is difficult to proclaim a definitive list. The north to south …

19 Desserts You Have To Eat Before You Die

A little while back, The Huffington Post presented a finely curated list with all the best foods one should eat before they die. Of all the types of bucket lists out there, we think ones involving food are really the most important. That's why we've taken it upon ourselves to delve deeper by …

How to Get Dinner on the Table in 30 Minutes or Less

We get it: The last thing you want to do on a busy night is cook dinner. Enter these nine recipes, all of which are ready in 30 minutes or less. So in the time it takes to watch a repeat of <i>Friends</i>, you can make an entire meal--probably even with leftovers to spare for tomorrow's lunch.<p><b>Spaghetti</b> …

27 reasons Istanbul residents believe they live in the best city on Earth

1. Our city is legendary.<p>If our city walls could talk, they’d recite hundreds of legends involving mythological gods, prophecies fulfilled, and tales …

16 Classic Pasta Recipes Most Definitely Worth Mastering

From baked ziti to bolognese, these 16 classic recipes will make you a pasta pro in no time.<p><b>There are an endless amount of excellent pasta recipes.</b> Instead of going down the rabbit hole, focus on these 16 classic versions. They're all excellent, and will make you a pasta master in no time.

Italian Food

Reader recommendation: Istanbul tour guide Arzu Tuna

We just returned from Istanbul and had Arzu Tuna as our guide. She was great and spoke perfect English. There were six of us, and she had us taking the local trams and ferries, visiting mosques, palaces, spice markets and the Grand Bazaar. We also went to the Asian side and saw things most local …

Istanbul

10 independent bookshops you should visit worldwide: our readers recommend

From a bohemian Parisian temple of reading to a bookshop with hidden animals: to mark Independent Bookshop Week, here are 10 of the best around the world – compiled with the help of our readers<p>See our entire bookshop bucket list here Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide – in pictures<p>Wherever you …

Books

Mocha Semifreddo - Rich Creamy Coffee Ice Cream with No Machine!

Tomato Farrotto with Sardines

4 Servings<p>Fresh sardines are only sporadically available, so we’ve recommended using canned sardines here. By all means broil fresh sardines if your fishmonger has them. If you go with canned, spend a little money on them: Imported Portuguese and Spanish sardines such as Cole’s and Matiz taste much …

Spices

Put an Egg on It: 32 Grain Bowls for Lunchtime and Anytime

The quickest, easiest one-bowl meal we can think of is a grain bowl. Here are our favorites to make for lunch time—or, anytime. Did we mention they taste great as leftovers too?<p><b>Our love for grain bowls knows no bounds.</b> Composed of, well, grain—rice, farro, barley, quinoa, kamut, you name it—and …

Healthy Eating

37 Greek Yogurt Recipes That Go Beyond Breakfast

Never throw out a half-eaten container of Greek yogurt ever again with these sweet and savory recipes.<p><b>It's inevitable: You buy an economy-sized tub</b> of Greek yogurt at the store with the very best intentions—before that tub disappears into the recesses of your refrigerator. These 37 sweet and savory …

Food

One Container of Greek Yogurt, 5 Ways to Use It

<i>Put time into dinner now, and you can make it last forever—or at least the whole week. Welcome to Halfway to Dinner, where we show you how to stretch your staples—or your seasonal produce—every which way.</i><p><i>Today: Becky Rosenthal of Vintage Mixer shows us how to use Greek yogurt for more than just our</i> …

Kolkata eats: A dining guide | CNN Travel

Travel

Why Pierre Hermé Spends Zero Time in the Kitchen

<b>Meet Pierre Hermé, the man behind the macaron.</b><p>I interviewed Pierre Hermé, known to most as the King of <i>Macaron</i> and the Picasso of Pastry. He divulged childhood memories and unveiled his cooking process, and even confided his top tip on how to make amazing homemade macarons.<p><b>On his first experience</b> …

Pierre Herme Macarons

57<p>2<p>Shares 59<p>One of the things about living in a city like Paris is that you spend a lot of time – well, dealing with life. Bills to pay, paperwork to …

The 10 Best Rooftop Bars In NYC For Summer 2015

We've told you about New York's amazing rooftop bars in the past, but the bar scene in this dynamic city is always changing -- so we're updating our list. Here we bring you the summer 2015 edition of the city's top rooftop bars. From new spots in increasingly popular West SoHo, to Midtown rooftops …

Top 10 Things to Do In Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic

In the Dominican Republic beachfront town of Las Terrenas, the sparkling Caribbean and the sands that fringe it are ever-present. You can use the beach as a thoroughfare to get from one part of town to another; it's the most pleasant pedestrian route. At any time throughout the day, you can turn …

Solo and Loving it in Hawaii

A bird's eye view of Diamond Head and Honolulu. Hawaii isn't only for romance. Road trips, hikes, sunset walks, surfing and delicious dining can be done as one. All photos by Shari Bayer.<p><i>By Shari Bayer for Fathom</i> | <i>Not having a travel buddy doesn't stop Shari Bayer from hitting the road. Our</i> …

New York City's Forgotten Places Turned Into Art

<b>By Lindsey DeSimone for Architectural Digest.</b><p><i>Vines entangle a former dormitory at Letchworth Village, a state institution that operated from 1911 to 1996 on the outskirts of New York City.</i><p>Though we know New York City today as a place of bright lights and big buildings, <i>Abandoned NYC</i> (Schiffer …

Germany, Off the Beaten Path

Germany is full of beautiful cities, such as Berlin, with its cosmopolitan flair and bustling art scene; Leipzig with its architectural diversity and inspiring revolutionary spirit; and Frankfurt, otherwise known as Mainhattan, for its incredible museums and breathtaking parks.<p>Crossing the Helbeing …

17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …

10 Books to Read Before You Go to New York City

People say New Yorkers are rude or always in a rush, but the truth is that New York is a city of dreamers. Residents come from near and far, drawn by …

10 Books To Read Before You Go To Paris

An iconic character in films, plays, and books, Paris has morphed into a destination so romanticized that it's easy for travelers to be skeptical about the city's charms. And yet the city's bridges, bistros, and bookshops inspire wonder time after time--they are just as we imagined, just as we …