Elen Tsekhansky

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My Cookie Obsession: Tender, Melting, Gooey Alfajores

When you live with the knowledge that a jar of seductively rich homemade <i>cajeta</i> is never more than an hour away, your every thought bends to its service. You imagine it over everything from French toast to ice cream, and how its notes of butterscotch and toffee would improve life across the …

It's Always Morning Somewhere: My Favorite Breakfasts Around the World

A couple of months ago, while on vacation on the internet-free deck of a small boat in the Galápagos, my wife, my sister, and I started playing the old "If you were shipwrecked on one of these islands and had nothing but marine iguanas and blue-footed boobies to munch on for the rest of your life, …

Level Up Your Plank Workout: 11 Planks to Build Core Strength

When you were a kid, you probably did sit-ups at school for an ab workout. But is the sit-up the best ab exercise? That’s actually a simple question. …

Workouts

A menu for the Queen from birthday meals and royal banquets past

Most of us have jobs that leave little room for meals – breakfast on the hoof, a quick lunch, supper rushed before bed.<p>But for the hard-working Queen it is the other extreme. The monarch’s meals are rarely informal – they are dates kept for aeons in the royal diary, and subject to strict planning. …

26 Spicy Recipes to Make You Cry in a Good Way

Is it hot in here, or is it just these 26 spicy recipes?<p>Pour yourself a big glass of milk. These spicy recipes are ready to party.

Cooking

17 Recipes for a Homemade Dumpling Feast

I could practically live off dumplings—and, thanks to the dollar dumpling joint a few blocks from my house, there have been periods in my life during which I nearly have. I prefer not to think about how many of their pork and chive dumplings I've consumed in the past year and a half, but the total …

Proxima

Alternatives to the Same Old Thanksgiving Bird

This year, trade in the standard-issue entree for a bird with a bit more flavor. Here's where to find the best quail, pheasant, wood pigeon, duck and goose<p>'LET'S FACE IT, turkey really isn't all that interesting," said Hank Shaw, author of the new cookbook "Duck, Duck Goose: Recipes and Techniques …

Birds
Recipes

These Pies Are Anything but Humble

This Thanksgiving, push your pastry from homespun to haute. Four fabulous recipes herald a new baroque era of pie<p>IN AMERICA, PIE equates with a lot of things. Patriotism. The harvest. Home baking. Thanksgiving. Mom. But the beauty queen of the dessert table it's not. Nor has the flaky-crusted …

Baking

Savory Tart Recipes for Fall

Why wait for dessert? Fill a pastry crust with something savory and skip straight to the best part of the meal. From Pistache bakery in Brooklyn come four tart recipes that would serve equally well for a weeknight dinner or the Thanksgiving table<p>ONCE UPON a time, when I thought of tarte Tatin, I …

Baking

A Four-Ingredient Muscovado Pudding | Thanksgiving Recipes to Suit Every Taste - WSJ.com

Advertisement<p>This Thanksgiving, skip the high-tech gimmicks in favor of recipes so old-school they predate the invention of the oven. Here’s how to harness the power of smoke, citrus and other venerable flavor boosters for a bolder bird.<p>Read more<p>We challenged a butter-loving baker to satisfy her …

Baking

Chicken the Lyonnais Way

This lip-smacking dish of vinegar-braised chicken is more than reason enough for a trip to Lyon—or a dinner party wherever you are<p>By<p>Alexander Lobrano<p><b>IT'S AN OLD AND</b> treasured winter reflex of my life in Paris, the city I've called home for almost 30 years. After too many weeks of rain and pewter …

Time I

How to Make a Portrait Look Like Wet Plate Collodion Using Photoshop

Love the look of wet plate collodion photographs? Did you know you can give any digital photo that same look using Photoshop? It’s a technique that …

Tutorials

Forget Instagram: These are the 9 photo apps you really need

Instagram is a great app, but defaulting to it at all times can seriously limit your photography.<p>As the cameras in our phones have evolved to be more and more crisp, app developers have come out with a string of innovative tools that can take your photography to all sorts of interesting …

The Nail Jewelry Line That'll Make Your Nails Stronger

There’s a new way to make your nails look cooler than ever—and it will actually help prevent breakage too. Alleycat Jewelry’s gold- and sterling …

16 Sweet and Savory Tart Recipes, Because Everything Tastes Better With a Butter Crust

Because everything tastes better when it's in a butter crust.<p><b>Nothing says "dinner table centerpiece"</b> quite like a tart. These savory and sweet versions—from a savory spinach dinner tart to a show-stopping chocolate-caramel number—are all elegant, beautiful, and easy to pull off with a little …

Baking

5 Areas of Leadership We Cannot Delegate

On a recent flight I was half-listening to the takeoff instructions reminding me about tray tables, flotation devices and oxygen masks. “<i>If you are</i> …

4 Things Successful Leaders Do to Empower Employees

As a manager or leader, do you let your people assume more responsibility when they are able? Do you know when that is, or do you keep telling …

Team Building

The baker behind Macau’s famous egg custard tarts

Although initially a Portuguese import, Macau’s egg tarts have a surprisingly English twist, and have transformed Coloane into a sort of pilgrimage for pastry-loving travellers<p>Commonly considered a Portuguese import, Macau’s most iconic version of treat was actually born from the unbridled energy …

Dessert

28 Things You Should Learn To Make If You Love Chinese Food

Your taste buds deserve so much more than orange chicken and fried rice.

Food & Dining

The ultimate sci-fi fashion moments

Given fashion’s forward-looking nature, it’s unsurprising that designers have often turned to science fiction and its associated futurism for inspiration. The distinctive costumes from cult sci-fi flicks have proved lasting influences – from Jean Paul Gaultier’s looks in <i>The Fifth Element</i> to the …

Science Fiction

Take Advantage of Flipboard International Content Guides

Have you ever wondered about the news across the world? Flipboard’s international Content Guides allow you to follow magazines and sources from 24 other countries. You can see what’s trending in China, tech news in the UK and cooking ideas from Japan.<p>All of the guides have customized New & …

Social Media

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect tells London mothers to stop driving

Belz rabbis in Stamford Hill say children driven to school by their mothers will be turned away for breaching ‘traditional rules of modesty’<p>Leaders of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect in north London have said children who are driven to school by their mothers will be turned away at the school …

Religion

Why Jony Ive’s promotion means more design, not less

San Francisco