Erich Hellmer

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Left behind: why boomtown New Zealand has a homelessness crisis

(This story corrects lead paragraph to thousands (not tens of thousands); fixes reference to Maori in May 21 story.)<p>By Jonathan Barrett and Charlotte Greenfield<p>WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand’s dairy-fueled economy has for several years been the envy of the rich world, yet despite the rise in …

An Unexpected Tool to Make the Best Fries At Home

It's no secret we're big fans of Nigella Lawson. From her recipes—a crowdpleasing dense loaf cake, a revolutionary one-step, no-churn coffee ice cream, and an unfussy dinner hero, the pea-packed chicken traybake—to her effortless menu-planning philosophy, we look to Nigella to give us solutions …

French Fries

Mexico City stages first Day of the Dead parade

<b>Mexico City has held its first Day of the Dead parade, complete with floats, giant marionettes and hundreds of dancers and performers.</b><p>Mexican tourism officials say the inspiration came from the opening scenes in last year's James Bond film, Spectre, which was shot in the city.<p>Bond is seen chasing a …

Mexico City

The Ladies Who Were Famous for Wanting to Be Left Alone

<i>Patricia Hampl | Excerpt adapted from</i> The Art of the Wasted Day<i> | Viking | April 2018 | 18 minutes (4,735 words)</i> On the night of Monday, March 30, …

The Modern Lives of Cuba’s Old Movie Theaters

One photographer’s four-year project to document the country’s aging cinemas.<p>The photographer Carolina Sandretto spent the past four years tackling …

This One-Pot Parmesan Chicken & Rice Is Calling Your Name

Sometimes a recipe seems too good to be true. Take this one, for example: It cooks in one pot, in under 30 minutes, with only a handful of …

Recipes

A Seaweed Primer: How to Use Kelp, Nori, Wakame, and More

Dr. Prannie Rhatigan stood in my kitchen contemplating the emerald-green whirlpool of smoothie in my blender. Over the din of the machine, Ireland’s leading seaweed expert waxed poetic about the deliciousness of dulse as she fed the burgundy-colored dried strands, along with spinach and fruit, into …

How to Make Proper English Cottage Pie | Dinner Recipes | Allrecipes.com

No-Potato Cauliflower Hash Browns Are Your Favorite New Breakfast Side

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Using a box grater with medium holes, grate half a head of cauliflower over a small mixing bowl to make cauliflower rice. Here’s …

China to ban citizens with bad 'social credit' from some forms of travel

Proof that life imitates art — or at least <i>Black Mirror</i> on Netflix — China will soon be imposing strict penalties for those with low “scores” on its so-called “social credit” system. Starting May 1, Chinese citizens with low scores will be unable to travel via plane or train for up to a year, …

11 Mistakes to Avoid When Grilling Steak, According to Chefs

Purists assert that a good-quality cut of steak is done ill justice at the hands of an overzealous grill. Contrast that to cheaper cuts like chuck …

The Lottery Hackers - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Jason Fagone<p>Jason is an investigative reporter with the San Francisco Chronicle. His work has appeared The New York Times, GQ, New York and Wired. His latest book, <i>The Woman Who Smashed Codes</i>, about the American codebreaker Elizebeth Smith Friedman, was published in 2017.<p>Photography - …

San Francisco

The Case Against Google

<b>S</b>hivaun Moeran and Adam Raff met, married and started a company — thereby sparking a chain of events that might, ultimately, take down this age of internet giants as we know it — because they were both huge nerds. In the late 1980s, Adam was studying programming at the University of Edinburgh, …

Antitrust Laws

The 5 French “Mother” Sauces That Guarantee a Great Meal

Cooking

Our Favorite Rib Recipes of All-Time

We’re not saying these ribs are required at your summer party, but they’re highly recommended for happy guests.<p>These rib recipes cover all areas of …

18 Hot Sandwiches and Salads to Make Winter a Little More Bearable

Sandwiches and salads are go-to options for midday meals, but when it's polar vortex-ing like 2016 outside, nobody wants to bite into raw veggie …

Crispy Honey-Lemon Chicken Thighs Are a Budget-Friendly Weeknight Meal

Sure, chicken breasts are healthy and versatile, but let’s be real: The thighs are the real winner. They’re cheaper, juicier, and more flavorful, yet they’re often overlooked. Why not give them the love they deserve? Enter crispy chicken thighs with honey-lemon pan sauce. Quick, easy, and involving …

Cooking

The Beguiling Science of Making Planet-Saving Pavement

When it comes to beating back climate change, the big ideas get the most buzz. But among talk of banning gas-burning cars, making tech companies run …

13 French Foods You Should Know About That Aren’t a Croissant

Cooking

I Finally Know the Indian Mom–Approved Trick to Better Chicken

My mother's fridge could be categorized into two sections: stuff she bought at the Indian store (<i>hari mirch</i>, <i>dosa mav</i>, and the frozen samosas), and stuff she bought at the regular grocery shop. But I often puzzled over why she bought yogurt at the Indian shop, when she could have bought it at the …

Recipes

19 Sweet Potato Recipes to Keep in Your Back Pocket

Sweet potatoes: they're the tubers (well, really the morning glory) that never fail you. They go to bat in recipes both savory and sweet, transitioning seamlessly from airy soufflés to stick-to-your-rib chilis to toasty waffles (seriously, give them a go). Hearty, versatile, healthy-ish, and a …

Sweet Potatoes

Tartine's Pizza Dough

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>Chad Robertson's Tartine Pizza/Pita dough recipe as published in NY Times Cooking. Makes 8 311g dough balls. Very good and easy to do. I find I get a nice blistery crust, good raise, and it holds up well to toppings. I use an Uuni 2s pizza oven which works a treat and will cook the …

Recipes

19 Whole30 Soup Recipes That Make January Way More Tolerable

We know: It’s so easy to reach for canned soup. And the premade varieties at health food stores can actually be pretty darn good. But most …

Healthy Eating

Christmas Side Dishes

Whether you're serving roast turkey, juicy prime rib or baked ham, we've got the best sidekicks for your Christmas meal — from traditional Yorkshire …

15 Feel-Good Stews For Chilly Nights

I may not have grown up in a part of the country that had snow days (or even days below freezing, for that matter), but we did have gumbo weather. It began as soon as you could see your breath and the tip of your nose began to numb. From November to March, the best way to get toasty was a pot of …

Weather

The healthy sweet potato tots a famed chef’s family noshes on all winter

Noma may be Denmark’s most famous restaurant, but it turns out the locale’s legendary chef Rene Redzepi isn’t the only one in the family who’s a …

This Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Soup Is Like a Warm Hug

There are some dishes that just evoke coziness — mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, and this creamy chicken soup. Made in the slow cooker, with help …

How to Eat Snacks for Dinner, the Portuguese Way

Early last summer, I dined with friends in a dimly lit <i>taberna</i> in Lisbon’s Alfama neighborhood. Several bowls of herb-flecked bean and seafood salads were spread across our table, as well as a basket of bread. The smell of garlic punctuated my nostrils. What exactly was I about to eat?<p>The answer: …

Snacks

21 Genius Breakfast Recipes for Brighter Mornings

Breakfasts have always been among the more enduring and life-improving Genius Recipes—the olive oil & maple granola loved fervently by all, the oatmeal ratio you should memorize, the 15-second shortcut to custardy scrambled eggs. Here are 21 ways to start your day with your kitchen giving you a …

Eggs