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10 German comfort foods for the winter

Germany's comfort foods may not be as famous as Italy's, but the "deutsche Küche" offers plenty of options to cook heart-warming meals for cold …

Watch Chef Jacques Pépin Demonstrate 7 Mesmerizing Knife Techniques

Chef Jacques Pépin is a culinary legend. Take his master class in knife skills with this collection of how-to videos.<p><b>Chef Jacques Pépin</b>: This culinary master has done more to shape the way we eat today than we'll ever be able to quantify. His books and recipes are classics, but it's his cooking …

New York City

Potato Soup Recipes

Potatoes are the perfect base for soup; they can be made creamy or chopped into a savory broth. Here, Food & Wine rounds up the best potato soup …

Sleek Vertical Planters Let You Grow an Elegant Garden Indoors

If you live in a small home, then you know that floor and counter space is at a premium. This often leaves little room for potted plants, but floral designer Kim Fisher has an ingenious solution. She has created a 22-inch circular hanging planter that holds colorful vegetation, even with limited …

3 Indispensable Digestive Aids at Mealtime

<i>By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body</i><p>As a society we tend to overeat and drink too much, often in the form of grains, sugar, …

150+ Designer Kitchens for Every Style

Allow these culinary hot spots to stir up major inspiration for your own home.<p>We've gathered all our best cooking hubs in one place – from country casual to sleek and modern. Which one inspires you most?

Snapshots: World of felt

Artist Lucy Sparrow spends her days sewing in her “felt cave” on a sprawling farm in the Essex countryside, where she makes everything from tins of Spam to Prozac pills, from googly-eyed molotov cocktails to dildos. Things really took off last year with her installation in London’s Bethnal Green, …

Bankruptcy

10 Genius Garden Hacks with Concrete

Is there a more versatile hardscaping material than humble concrete? In the garden, you can use concrete blocks (or board formed concrete) to make: a …

Perfectly Sane Man Crochets Food Head Gear, Becomes Instagram Famous

An Australian man has carved out 15 minutes of food fame for himself: Phil Ferguson of Melbourne knits hats and head gear in the shapes of common and popular foods, poses with them in photographs, and then posts them to his account @chiliphilly. The representations are exacting, but Ferguson's …

Loneliness

4 Crazy-Good Kebab Recipes

Summer and skewers go hand-in-hand, so put one of these crowd-pleasing kebab recipes on your next party menu. Food is just more fun when it's served on a stick.<p><b>1. Honey, Lime & Sriracha Chicken Skewers</b><p>These chicken skewers marinated in honey, lime juice and Sriracha are every bit as good as they …

Frida Kahlo at the New York Botanical Garden – in pictures

In the first show dedicated to Kahlo’s work in New York for 10 years, the Mexican artist’s garden has been recreated in the Bronx, along with an exhibition of her botanically themed works<p>The show opens on Saturday and runs until 16 November: details here

Art

Magical Fabric Could Let You Change Clothes Instantly

What would you do with this magic fabric that can change shape at will?<p>You can knot a scarf a dozen different ways. But for the most part, once you sew a textile into a piece of apparel, or upholster it around a piece of furniture, you can’t change the style much.<p>Not so with the Magnetic Fabrics, …

Dry Dog Wet Dog by Serena Hodson

We all look a little different when we're coming out of a bath or shower, but that's nothing compared to these dogs! Pet photographer Serena Hodson (or Serenah) just sent us her latest project, called <i>Dry Dog Wet Dog</i>, and it's right at the intersection of adorable and funny. Though pretty …

Pets

National Parks Road Trip: Utah

Discover the Road to Mighty: Zion > Bryce Canyon > Capitol Reef > Arches > Canyonlands<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> McCarran International, Las Vegas<p>This multiday adventure on remote byways is a journey through the slickrock heart of the American West, linking Utah’s "Mighty Five" national parks—Zion, Bryce …

National Parks

Fluffy Carrot Cake

Whip up a delicious treat this Easter.<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>4 eggs<p>1/2 cup vegetable oil<p>1/2 cup applesauce<p>2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract<p>1 cup granulated sugar<p>1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>1 tablespoon baking powder<p>1 teaspoon ground cinnamon<p>1/2 teaspoon salt<p>1/4 teaspoon ground …

How to Hack Whole Foods

If you're one of those people who complains that Whole Foods is too expensive... you are probably a lot of fun at group dinners. But also, you're …

Customer Service

How I Got 14 Companies Like Chipotle and Trader Joe's to Send Me Free Stuff

<i>By: Lee Breslouer</i><p>Whoever said "there's no such thing as a free lunch" is an idiot. It should be, "there's no such thing as a free lunch, because it costs 49 cents." I learned that after I mailed a ton of companies physical letters of praise, and got plenty of free lunches in return. And all it took …

Being Poor Affects Kids' Brains, Study Finds

Children raised in poor households have clear differences in the physical structures of their brains compared to wealthier children, a new study finds.<p>Brain scans of 1,099 children and teenagers in nine major cities shows the poorer kids have less surface area of the brain. This is important …

The Brain

Watch Hall and Oates Tear Through 'Private Eyes' Live in Ireland

John Oates explains how the duo preserved their voices through "the abusive Seventies and Eighties"<p>"Let's put it this way," John Oates says, …

Music

Abandoned Puppy and Stray Kitten Become the Most Adorable Best Friends

Meet Chip and Adele, the duo that proves we all need friends, especially when we're going through a rough patch. Operation Kindness, a no-kill shelter in Texas, is currently the home to Chip, a five-week-old chihuahua puppy, and Adele, a four-week-old kitten. The two came into the shelter on the …

Cute

10 Horror Movies That Will Drain the Happiness From You

Horror movies aren’t meant to be uplifting. Even if someone does manage to survive a scary movie scenario, they probably just witnessed their family …

Why painful memories linger with us

If we didn’t forget pain, women would never go through childbirth twice – or so says the myth. But the truth is that agonising memories don’t always diminish.<p>If you visit someone with a newborn baby, their description of the pain of childbirth often includes the phrase “never again”. One friend …

The Brain

What Exactly Are Corn Nuts, Anyway?

Corn nuts are not actually nuts. If you didn't know that already, now you do.<p>Unlike egg creams, which contain exactly no egg and no cream, corn nuts are at least partially true to their name. Corn nuts are corn kernels that have been roasted or deep-fried. They're seriously crunchy and nutty in …

The Five Mother Sauces Every Cook Should Know

<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: The five sauces every home cook should know how to make and customize.</i><p>In the 19th century, Marie-Antoine Carême anointed Béchamel, Velouté, Espagnole, …

The Difference Between Corned Beef And Pastrami

Sometimes a food can be so familiar and a complete mystery at the same time. We hear the name on the daily and we've eaten it since childhood, but when we stop to think about it, we don't have any clue what the food is made of. The classic example, of course, is hot dogs. We eat them all the time, …

Volunteer Photographers Capture Heartbreakingly Beautiful Portraits to Help Parents Cope with the Loss of a Newborn

While the birth of a child is a wonderful cause for celebration for most, some parents' joy may turn into heartbreak upon learning that they only have days or even hours left to love and cherish a baby born with a terminal illness. <i>Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep</i> is a nonprofit organization that aims to …

Grieving

Captivating Portraits of Enigmatic Figures Lost in a Magical World

Inspired by the lush natural surroundings of her native Vilnius, Lithuanian photographer Viktorija Raggana captures incredibly emotive portraits filled with enchantment and mystery. Raggana, who calls herself a “photographer-witch,” weaves her spell over enigmatic scenes that seem to belong to the …

Photography

Stunning Portraits of Owls Captured in Up-Close Detail

In this stunning series by Brad Wilson, the photographer captures up-close portraits of different owl species. Each bird is set against a stark black background, and the brilliant vantage point allows us to marvel at their unique qualities. Tiny feathers, short beaks, and glassy eyes stare straight …

Birds

The 20 Best Dessert Recipes EVER. Or Are They?

There are a lot of superlatives being thrown around the Internet these days. It's hard to believe that something is actually "the best" because just about <i>everything</i> is being called the best thing EVER. Either we live in a world where a lot of things are really, really good, or that title is …