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8 Elements That Make Great Photography

Have you ever wondered why taking a transcendental photograph is so difficult?<p>Have you ever analyzed the elements that iconic photographs share in …

Landscape Photography

What's the Difference Between Bread Flour, All-Purpose Flour, Cake Flour, and Pastry Flour? (Phew!)

Yeah, it's kind of a lot. Wondering which of the gazillion flours out there you're supposed to use for what? Let's break it down.<p><i>It's OK: We all make mistakes. But you know what's less OK? Not learning from them. Welcome to Effed It Up, a semi-regular column where you, the Basically reader, write</i> …

Baking

Here's 7 Pancakes From Around The World That Will Change The Way You Think About Pancakes

Which one would you eat?

We Asked a Sword Instructor to Judge Lupe Fiasco’s Use of a Blade

In a move we didn't see coming, we found ourselves along the way.<p>The 2010 anime <i>Katanagatari</i> follows the adventures of the military strategist Togame and her companion Yasuri Shichika, the last surviving member of a warrior clan whose bodies are so highly trained that they are swords in and of …

Anime

Essential Skills: How to Cook the Best Steak of Your Life

Here's the thing about beef: it's expensive. And it should be; it's a part of a huge, expensive-to-raise animal. So, when you've invested in a …

BBQ

10 Necessary Tips for Baking Simple Bread at Home

Master baker Uri Scheft explains what breads to start with, his yeast preference, and why you might want to start meditating.<p>No disrespect to that loaf you just bought at the supermarket, but once you learn to make bread at home, your life will change. It's a task that may seem daunting. Kneading. …

Baking

You’ve Never Seen an Omelet Like This

Step 1<p>Separate the egg whites and yolks and place in two medium-sized bowls. Whisk egg whites until soft peaks form (when you hold up the whisk, the …

Recipes

Banana Bread

I’ve never quite understood the difference between <b>Banana Bread</b> and <b>Banana Cake.</b> I’ve been wracking my brain trying to come up with an explanation but …

How to make simple Italian gnocchi that just happen to be gluten-free

I’ve long thought more people needed to know about Roman-style gnocchi. The dish is quite different from the lightly boiled potato dumplings that most of us think of when we consider gnocchi. As much as I love the typical iteration, the Roman version — squares of semolina (or sometimes polenta) …

6 Things Restaurant Chefs Say You Should Never Order

Beware the Kobe beef burger.<p>1. Never order fish on Monday.<p>According to Anthony Bourdain, every week most restaurants order fresh fish on Thursday or Friday to stock up for the busy weekend. By the time Monday rolls around, it may not be so nice—fresh fish only keeps for three days. On Tuesday the …

Anthony Bourdain

7 Recipes for the Avocado-Egg Obsessed

Avocado-egg is the unofficial power couple of ingredients, so when we hear about a meal that includes both of them, our taste buds start tingling. …

Breakfast

21 Recipes For National Homemade Bread Day

From breadsticks to dinner rolls, bread has a special place in many people’s hearts. This Thursday, Nov. 17, consider making a homemade bread recipe …

Breakfast

10 Destructive Habits That Unhappy People Have

It is said that happiness is a state of mind and to a certain extent, that’s true.<p>But I believe that whether we are happy or unhappy is more about …

18 Ingenious Food Storage Hacks to Save Your Food *and* Your Money

You grocery shop with all the best intentions to stock up for a week of healthy meals *and* make the most of your food budget… only to find yourself tossing a whole lot at the end of the week. What gives? Getting the most for your money can totally depend on how well you store food — both fresh …

Recipes

9 ways you're cooking your steak wrong, according to the chef of Wall Street's oldest steakhouse

Few dishes compare to a hunk of juicy steak.<p>And even fewer home-cooked steaks compare to those of your favorite local steakhouse.<p>From fridge to …

BBQ

Pour hard cider for dinner, in a glass and into the stew pot

Nowadays, hard cider, an alcoholic beverage, shows up on menus everywhere. Made from the fermented juice of tart apples (and/or other fruit), this pleasingly acidic, slightly bubbly beverage pairs beautifully with food and proves easy sipping. This fall, I'm incorporating hard cider into my …

The 3 Most Common Issues People Bring to Therapists

Does stress have you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? These three simple steps can make all the difference.

Mental Health

9 Signs You've Developed A Food Allergy As An Adult

Most people assume that a food allergy or intolerance is something you develop as a kid that may or may not stick with you throughout your life. But …

Biomedicine

Lenny Russo’s Recipe for Creamy Heirloom Tomato Soup

From Heartland Restaurant in St. Paul comes a delicious way to use up all those late-season tomatoes: this classic and supremely simple soup laced with cream and scattered with herbs<p>By<p>Kitty Greenwald<p>Late-season tomatoes are summer’s last hurrah, a final burst of sunshine and sweetness before we …

Vegetarian

7 Mistakes You're Making With Your Scrambled Eggs

Achieve total fluffy perfection by following these easy cooking tips<p>Like spaghetti and PB&J, scrambled eggs are one of those incredibly simple dishes that everyone knows how to make...right? Nope. Turns out almost everyone is doing it wrong, and your deeply engrained amateur mistakes (hint: adding …

Breakfast

Design You Trust

Search the hashtag #ganjagirls on Instagram and you’ll get more than a million hits featuring photo after photo of women posing provocatively with …

Street Photography

8 Genius Ways to Cook Like a Diner

<i>Welcome to Epicurious' "Cook Like a Diner" series, where we obsess about the simple, iconic, super-crunchy pleasures of diner food—and figure out how</i> …

Breakfast

Brazilian Desserts

From easy brigadeiros to acai bowls with coconut-cashew granola, here are delicious Brazilian desserts.

Guanciale, shiso: Confusing menu terms you've always wondered about, defined

Amuse bouche, en papillote: Diners often encounter words on a menu that they just don't recall seeing before and can't figure out.<p>Those words and terms that diners don't know impact how they order at restaurants. OpenTable commissioned a Harris Poll survey to find out which menu terms are confusing …

18 Foods You Should Eat More Of If You Need To Poop

Your gut will thank us.

17 Galley Kitchen Ideas From Chefs Who Work In Small Spaces All Day

These pros know how to make the most out of a tiny cooking space.<p>For these top notch experts, creating an efficient kitchen is part of the job.

Storage Ideas