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Entertaining Your Guests With The Right Kind of Fall Decor

With the beginning of fall comes fun, memory-making plans with family and friends. It’s the beginning of the holiday season in most families so it’s …

Interior Design

These Mega LEGOs Will Make You Feel Like a Kid Again

But they're super practical. Use 'em to build shelves, room dividers, desks, you name it.<p>These modular blocks are basically LEGOs on steroids — but instead of building a mini Eiffel Tower or a princess palace, they're the building blocks for playful couches, coffee tables, and even walls. Pretty …

South African government vows swift action against xenophobic attackers

Government to set up special courts to fast-track prosecutions as photographs emerge showing Mozambican man being stabbed to death in broad daylight<p>The <b>South African</b> government has announced it will set up dedicated courts to try perpetrators of xenophobic violence that has wracked the country in …

To lose weight, experts suggest a focus on fiber

If you're trying to lose weight, you could count your calories, keep track of precisely how much salt and sugar your eat, and make sure you hit certain targets for protein, carbohydrates, cholesterol and the various types of fat. Or you could set all of that aside and concentrate on just one thing: …


7 Steps To The Perfect Dinner Table

Our step-by-step guide to the basics.<p>How many glasses do I need? Are place mats necessary? Former editor Robert Rufino takes the stress out of setting a formal table and shows us the basics that define proper etiquette.

16 Noodle Soup Recipes to Slurp Your Way Through All Winter

Here are 16 noodle soups to make for dinner tonight and every night.<p><b>It's cold, and you could use a pick-me-up.</b> Like, say, a steaming bowl of tender noodles, meat, and vegetables floating in hot broth. Here are 16 noodle soups to make for dinner tonight and every night. Spoons optional.


Our 86 Favorite Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Monday-Thursday you need dinner and you need it fast. We've got all the recipes you'll need.<p>These are our most popular, best-loved, and greatest weeknight dinner recipes of all time—and we're coming up with even more as we speak.


This Is Every Neutral-Lover's Dream Home

A soothing and ethereal space.<p>Designer Barbara Barry knows the power of subtlety. In this Corona del Mar house, she designs with natural and soothing and ethereal tones in mind. Read the interview with the designer here.

Tour a Little Red Schoolhouse That One Designer Calls Home

Designer and antiques dealer John Peixinho fills a former one-room schoolhouse with beloved objects and an easygoing spirit.<p>On the Coast of Rhode Island, Newport designer and antiques dealer John Peixinho fills a former one-room schoolhouse with beloved objects and an easygoing spirit. Read the …

Lindsey Coral Harper on Decorating With Bold Colors

The designer explains how she balanced strong colors in a Charlotte, North Carolina, house. Tour the house here.<p><b>Mimi Read: Your middle name is Coral — how perfect for a decorator whose calling card is bold, zingy color. Did you make it up for branding purposes?</b><p><b>Lindsey Coral Harper:</b> I grew up in a …

12 Most Romantic Bedrooms

You're about to fall hard for these.<p>Soft throws, canopy beds and glam chandeliers — it doesn't get much more sexy and sophisticated than these bedrooms.

Why Blue and White Will Never Go Out of Style

A fresh take on a classic color combo.<p>With a rich range of hues, this classic combination looks fresher than ever. In this Greenwich, Connecticut, house, Lee Ann Thornton created a coastal and classic look with blue and white.

These 11 Charts Show Everything That's Wrong With The Modern Diet

The studies are clear on this ... when people abandon their traditional foods in favor of modern processed foods high in sugar, refined flour, and vegetable oils, they get sick (1, 2, 3). Of course, many things can contribute to these health problems, but changes in the diet are the most important …

Is chocolate good for you?

A new survey suggests chocolate might help brain function in 50- to 70-year-olds. So, does a bar a day keep the doctor away?<p>The average Briton eats more than 10kg of chocolate a year, nearly 3kg more than the average Belgian, who at least has the excuse of temptation from high-quality confection. …

21 Rice Noodle Recipes to Make Instead of Ordering Delivery

You don't need delivery! Instead, slurp away on these 21 rice noodle recipes.<p><b>We've all done it: In a (completely understandable) fit of laziness</b>, we've plopped down on the couch, picked up the phone, called the neighborhood takeout joint for some pad thai. But many rice noodle dishes are just as …


How to Make a Comforting Fall Soup—Without a Recipe

When the weather gets colder, we're all about these fall soup ideas—no recipe required<p>As far as we're concerned, sweater weather actually means fall soup weather. While we love a refreshing chilled gazpacho, once the mercury drops there's nothing quite like curling up with a hot bowl of homemade …

Food Preservation

17 Recipes Worth Getting Garlic Breath For

Vampires, beware: These garlic recipes are too good to pass up.<p><b>Is there anything better than the scent of a few garlic cloves</b> cooking away on the stovetop? Except for a whole head of it in the oven, we think not. What we're trying to say here is that we really like garlic. No, we <i>love</i> the stuff. …


Wait, So Certain Foods Can Make You Smarter?

Hold off on cramming fish down your high-school junior's throat every night till the SATs. Everyone's claiming they've got brain foods for you these days, but what does science have to say about what'll actually feed your noggin, and what's just bunk?<p>Remember when a “complete breakfast” consisted …


Gwyneth Paltrow and the cult of kale

Nutritious, if not always delicious, kale has had a bold makeover. Now Hollywood fame beckons<p>It’s a sure sign that a foodstuff has moved from fad to fashion to mainstream when it turns up in a high street sandwich chain. Much-touted trends such as kimchi and kidneys (and all offal, for that matter) …


15 Ways to Rethink Kitchen Islands

Male brains wired to ignore food in favour of sex, study shows

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Gluten-free double chocolate mousse cake

A rich, decadent chocolate cake that also happens to be flour-free<p>Rachel Allen comes up with this recipe for “a rich, flour-free chocolate mousse cake covered with a thick blanket of rich chocolate mousse. This is a no-holds-barred onslaught of chocolate deliciousness.”<p><b>SERVES</b><br>Eight to</b> …


How to bake the perfect flourless chocolate cake

This week has been a learning curve for me. I’d naively assumed that a flourless chocolate cake was the kind of thing you might make when a coeliac friend was coming for tea, possibly involving some sort of ground nuts or cornflour.<p>But after looking at a few recipes, it dawned on me that I was …

13 Things Samsung's New Galaxy Note 4 Can Do That The iPhone Can't

It's the best phone Samsung has ever made, and easily one of the best phones you can buy.<p>The Note 4 is also packed with a lot of extras and features that the iPhone doesn't have.

Judge in Apple supplier's bankruptcy questions need for secrecy

(Reuters) - The judge overseeing the mysterious bankruptcy of an Apple Inc sapphire supplier on Wednesday voiced scepticism over requests for secrecy and compared the iPhone maker to a demanding homeowner unhappy with how a construction project turned out.<p>The new Apple Watch is pictured during an …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review: Far More To Offer Than Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been my phone of choice for the last year. I’ve used a lot of others, like the LG G3, which I’ve also loved. But I’ve ended up back on the Note 3 every time. That, to me, is the best indication that the Note range is perfectly designed for my needs.<p>So who should …

6 Things You Learn About Food, After Cooking on a Farm

Spend a year as a farm cook and you'll learn a lot about eating local and cooking seasonally. BA associate web editor Rochelle Bilow shares her tips.<p>Before I joined the <i>Bon Appétit</i> team, I lived and worked on a small, full-diet farm in Central New York. "Full-diet" meant whole-hog—that is, we grew, …

Low Fat

National Curry Week: how to make the perfect curry

Top chefs and food writers share their top tips on how to cook authentic homemade curry<p><b>Vivek Singh, chef and owner of London's Cinnamon restaurants</b><p>Whenever possible, use meat on the bone. It provides the curries with much more depth and flavour. And always add whole spices to hot oil, and allow the …