Georg Buechner

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The Best Classic Potato Gratin: Creamy on the Inside and Crispy All Around

I have a problem with potato gratins. It's the same problem I have with muffins—I only want the top and usually neglect what's below deck. The interior of a poorly made potato gratin is bland, dry, and crumbly, but even the worst gratins have a savory and speckled crust. I'm not alone with my …

Recipes

21 Italian-American Recipes, From Baked Ziti to Bolognese

The line between "Italian" and "Italian-American" cuisine can be blurry at times—some dishes, like lasagna, inhabit both worlds, though you may find major differences in preparation between the two versions. But there's one thing that pretty much all Italian-American dishes have in common, and not …

The Food Lab: Japanese-Style Tempura

<i>Editor's Note: This article is adapted from my book,</i> The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science. <i>I hope you enjoy it. You can buy the book here and find more Food Lab content here. Visit my personal website and sign up for my newsletter to hear about my upcoming second book and live …

22 Essential Cookbooks for Every Kitchen

I own a lot of cookbooks and I treasure them all, from my dusty, leather-bound tomes written for 19th-century homemakers to my pocket-size Italian monograph on tripe cookery.* And while they all feel essential to me, they're not all equally essential in a broader sense. I may own a copy of Apicius …

The Best Tools for Homemade Fresh Pasta

I've been referring to Niki's story on The Science of the Best Fresh Pasta since long before I actually started working at Serious Eats. Why? Because it's the most comprehensive homemade-pasta primer on the internet (that I've seen, at least). Within, you'll find exhaustive research on pasta-making …

The Best Cast Iron Dutch Ovens

Long before multi-cookers came along, cast iron Dutch ovens were the original kitchen multitaskers. These heavy, bombproof pots date back to colonial America, when their design often included short legs, to rest on a hearth's floor, and a rimmed lid to hold fiery coals. Later, the French company Le …

Drinking Alone Leads to Divorce—In Rodents

Prairie voles love alcohol and form lasting relationships, making them ideal insights into human biology and behavior.<p>There are more than a thousand kinds of rodents scampering about our planet, but prairie voles are special.<p>Unlike most, these creatures form monogamous pair bonds, and they also …

Alcohol

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram @Mechanicalphoto.</i>

Cameras

Alyson Hannigan From "How I Met Your Mother" Is Selling Her Atlanta Penthouse For $1.395M

The Georgia peach of a pad offers two master retreats and 14-foot ceilings.<p>Before Alyson Hannigan was Willow Rosenberg on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” or Lily Aldrin on “How I Met Your Mother,” she was an Atlantan. The now-famous actress was raised in the Atlanta area following her parents divorce …

Real Estate

5 Reasons Why Sierra Leone Is The World's Fastest-Growing Travel Destination

*Frank Ocean plays softly in the background*<p>Topping the list of fastest-growing travel destinations in the world — above countries like Iceland, Japan, and Chile — Sierra Leone won by a landslide. The United Nations World Tourism Organization found that the West African country saw a 310 percent …

Disease

Advice for Emerging Photographers: Learning from Nadav Kander

<i>Nadav Kander is a sought-after and immensely productive portrait-maker, shooting covers of some of the world’s most important individuals (Obama, Blair, Kissinger) for some of the most respected publications.</i><p><i>But alongside this public-facing oeuvre, he has spent decades pursuing personal work in the</i> …

Der Albatros, der dich am Ende der Welt erwartet

Auf Expeditionskreuzfahrt in Patagonien erleben die Passagiere eine sehr raue Natur - und spüren, warum Seeleute bis heute das Kap Hoorn derart …

This Baked Polenta Is My Dinner Party Secret Weapon

It's easy. It's delicious. Did I mention it's easy? This put-it-in-the-oven-and-forget-it baked polenta recipe brings the house down every time.<p>A few years ago, I wrote about the baked polenta dish I make at dinner parties that regularly prompted my guests to demand the recipe in their thank-you …

Cooking

The expert's guide to the perfect meat barbecue

Everything you need to know about grilling meat, from fuel to two-zone cooking, by Hawksmoor’s executive chef. Plus recipes for pre-meat-fest snacks and sauces to go alongside<p><b>Fuel</b><p>Barbecue, at its most basic, is an alchemy of wood, smoke and meat, so the fuel you use can dramatically affect flavour. …

5 Fresh Minimalist Brands You Need to Know

Because even in an era of the magpie, some of us prefer to keep it clean.<p>From a designer with a Celine pedigree to sustainability out of Los Angeles, here are five labels keeping minimalism alive and well—and raising the bar on simplicity.

The Food Lab's Complete Guide to Sous Vide Tuna

This guide was produced for Serious Eats as part of our partnership with Anova, the makers of the Anova Precision Cooker. You can download the Anova Precision Cooker App (it's free) to grab all this information right off your phone or tablet while you're cooking. And, if you've got an Anova …

How to Season a Cast Iron Pan (It's Easier Than You Think!)

Online forums for the cooking-obsessed are a mixed blessing. On the one hand, they can be amazing resources, full of detailed information on all sorts of topics. But they can also expose just how little agreement there often is among experts when you get down to the nitty-gritty details. I've spent …

How to Clean and Maintain Cast Iron

The photo above is capable of causing divorces, ending friendships, and starting wars. Think I'm joking? Then you've never talked to a no-soaper. All I'll say is this: Woe to you if you ever touch a no-soaper's cast iron pan with a sudsy sponge.<p>That's the nature of cast iron. Because it's one of …

The Food Lab's Complete Guide to Sous Vide Halibut

This guide was produced for Serious Eats as part of our partnership with Anova, the makers of the Anova Precision Cooker. You can download the Anova Precision Cooker App (it's free) to grab all this information right off your phone or tablet while you're cooking. And, if you've got an Anova …

How to Eat a Whole Lobster

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>They say there are a lot of ways to skin a cat. I wouldn't know. But what I do know is that there are even more ways to shell a whole cooked lobster. I've used implements ranging from the blunt side of a knife to a mallet, a nutcracker, and a pair of scissors to …

Great Lobster Bisque Is All About the Broth

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Let's start from a very simple premise: Lobster bisque is little more than a gussied-up lobster stock. It's important to start there, because many lobster bisque recipes, in all their convoluted twists and turns, can obscure that. Just take Julia Child's as an …

Luxury living: The world's best desert hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — When you think of beautiful and luxurious getaways, islands and beaches are often the first places that spring to mind.<p>But desert landscapes offer equally dazzling views, a heightened sense of adventure -- and a decidedly less clichéd experience.<p>From Middle Eastern palaces to luxury tented …

CNN

Wedding Photo Checklist

Your wedding day is a day in your life that you'll want to remember forever — and you will. You'll remember the details, the feeling of your post "I do" kiss and even a couple of songs that you broke it down to on the dance floor. But the best way to make sure your wedding memories are captured and …

Weddings

Food & Wine Restaurants of the Year 2017

Lessons learned after a six-month, 45,000-mile odyssey through hundreds of restaurants in 20 cities: eat more bread, do more day drinking and don’t …

Highlights from MTV Movie and TV Awards: Pictures

Entertainment

Fashion Week Australia in Pictures

Fashion Modeling

Be at one with nature at these 10 unusual hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Hear the wind whisper through the pines while perched high in a fire tower in the Cheyenne Mountains, sway in a suspended sphere in the Canadian rainforest or relax in a solar-powered yurt in the Alaskan wilderness.<p>Now that spring is here, why not skip the predictable four walls of a …

CNN

«Hollande ist eine halb tragische Figur, weil er den Franzosen eine Botschaft übermitteln wollte, für die sie nicht bereit sind»

Basteln die Franzosen an der nächsten Revolution? Der Philosoph und Frankreich-Kenner Peter Sloterdijk sagt: Friedlich bleibt die Lage nur dann, wenn …