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Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken

I don’t like to pick favorites, but if I had to choose one particular cuisine to eat for the rest of my life, it just might be Vietnamese. The …

Recipes

The Viral Recipes That Are Taking Over The Internet

Photo by @kelsey_thefarmersdaughter Every once in a while, there’s a single recipe—a sauce from a famous chef, or a dinner idea from home cook—that captures the attention of home cooks and, all of a sudden, it’s everywhere. It starts on dinner tables across the country, then trickles it’s way up to …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Get the Royal Yacht Britannia's Official Scone Recipe and Have Afternoon Tea Like the Queen

It doesn’t get much more English — or more royal — than sitting down for afternoon tea.<p>And of course, tea isn’t complete without a scone (or two!). …

These 2-Ingredient Bagels Are About to Change Your Life (and They Take Less Than 30 Minutes to Make)

Healthy bagels that don’t taste like cardboard? We’re all ears.<p>I’ve been seeing a recipe for 2-ingredient bagels come across my Instagram feed …

Recipes

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Glazed Lemon Cream Scones

Lemon scones make a delicious breakfast treat, or make them for a mid-morning or evening snack and serve them with preserves or lemon curd. Blueberry …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

The Noodle Salads We're Bringing to Every Summer Party

These pasta salad recipes are so good, you'll forget to miss the mayo.<p>Whenever I see a pasta salad at a summer potluck or barbecue, I want it to be <i>so good,</i> but it never is. Often, those fusilli-or-cavatappi numbers are mayonnaise-y and heavy with with weird bits of carrot and bell pepper. For our …

15 Savory Pastries You Can *Totally* Eat for Dinner

We’re all about enjoying a fresh pastry for breakfast, but it turns out, they’re <i>just</i> as good for dinner too. Think about it — pot pies with a top or bottom crust are technically pastries (and so delicious!). And a galette is one of the tastiest ways to add more vegetables to your diet. To put …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

The Easiest Cinnamon Rolls of All Time

<b>Heat the oven:</b> Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350°F. Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray or butter; set aside. Make …

Baking

The Top 10 Genius Recipes of 2016

With 2016 coming to an end, one of the more gratifying ways to take stock is to look back on all that we've cooked—and the recipes we'll pocket to keep feeding each other and ourselves on repeat.<p>The ten recipes below are the Food52 community's very favorite Genius Recipes of the year. Like every …

Sesame Orange Shrimp

Using egg whites instead of whole eggs (or yolks) in the batter creates a crispier coating; cooking the shrimp in batches (so as not to crowd the pan) also helps. This versatile recipe is equally delicious when prepared with sliced chicken breast, pork loin, or steak.

How to Help an Underperformer

As a manager, you can’t accept underperformance. It’s frustrating, time-consuming, and it can demoralize the other people on your team. But what do you do about an employee who isn’t performing up to snuff? How do you help turn around the problematic behavior? And how long do you let it go on …

What Great Managers Do

“The best boss I ever had.” That’s a phrase most of us have said or heard at some point, but what does it mean? What sets the great boss apart from the average boss? The literature is rife with provocative writing about the qualities of managers and leaders and whether the two differ, but little …

The Trouble With Design Thinking

In a new book, Fahrenheit 212’s Mark Payne chides companies for their approach to design thinking–and suggests a different approach.<p>In a new book out this week, Fahrenheit 212 cofounder Mark Payne exposes the perils of design thinking. This user-centered approach to solving problems has been …

Fallon’s Chairman on Getting Clients to Take Creative Risks

Photography: David Bowman<p><b>The Idea:</b> Even companies that say they want an edgy campaign often balk when it’s pitched. Fallon describes how his team assesses whether clients are really open to something unconventional—and then persuades them to take the leap.<p>I graduated from college in 1968 with a …

“I” Is For Innovation: Sesame Street’s Secrets For Staying Relevant

Going into its 45th season, Sesame Street gives us a glimpse of its future. Plus, clips from our favorite historic episodes.<p>If you are under the age of 50, there’s a good chance you are fiercely attached to <i>Sesame Street</i>, the show that shepherded so many of us through our toddler years.<p>You may …

Start A Conversation About Money By Giving It Away To Strangers

It’s simple. You take a few coins or notes from your pocket–whatever you have–walk up to the nearest stranger, and let them have it. You tell them …

How To Build A World-Class Design Portfolio

Six tips for building a portfolio that lands the job. Plus, peek inside the portfolios of designers at Facebook, Dropbox, and more.<p>I’ve reviewed thousands of designer portfolios over the past 10 years as a former design lead at Facebook and now as the cofounder of the investing and mentoring …

How Do You Get People To Use Toilets In Places Where They Don’t Already?

The problem requires more than just dropping toilets into areas that lack them–because a toilet no one uses sort of defeats the purpose.<p>One billion people in the world lack access to a toilet–a state of affairs that is in large part responsible for the 1.5 million people who die each year from …

Texting While Walking? In China, There’s A Lane For That

<i>UPDATE: These texting lanes are not strictly meant for practical use, as originally reported. The stretch of sidewalk with a texting-only lane is located in a tourist area of Chongqing called “Foreigner Street” that features other amusing spectacles such as the world’s largest restroom, roller</i> …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

The Former CEO of Ogilvy & Mather on Personal Branding

Shelly Lazarus has been building brands at Ogilvy & Mather for more than 40 years. When she joined the agency in 1971, she was one of few women in the advertising field. Twenty-six years later, having steered successful branding efforts for clients such as IBM, Ford, American Express and Unilever, …

The Value of Customer Experience, Quantified

Intuitively, most people recognize the value of a great customer experience. Brands that deliver them are ones that we want to interact with as customers — that we become loyal to, and that we recommend to our friends and family. But as executives leading businesses, the value of delivering such an …

Manage a Difficult Conversation with Emotional Intelligence

I once worked with a leader — we’ll call him Karl — who needed to have a difficult conversation with an underperforming (but key) team member. To prepare, Karl built ammunition by creating a list of the employee’s shortcomings. He sensed that the interaction would end poorly and he felt extremely …

Which Customers to Listen to, When

AOL, Nokia, RIM, Kodak, DEC. All the same story: once-great companies that suffered disruption. In business, if you’re not listening to the right customers, it can all disappear before you realize what’s happening.<p>Many modern businesses take stock in the reality of disruptive innovation and try to …

Personalized Financial Planning Service LearnVest Raises $28M From Northwestern Mutual Capital

LearnVest, a personalized financial planning program, has raised $28 million in new funding led by Northwestern Mutual Capital with Accel Partners participating. This brings the company’s total funding to over $72 million.<p>Founded by Alexa von Tobel, LearnVest originally debuted in 2009 at …

Errol Morris On The Value Of Just Listening

The Oscar-winning documentarian behind The Unknown Known muses on the bizarre beauty of letting your subject reveal himself in his own way, and the exasperation of Donald Rumsfeld’s “demonic…cluelessness.”<p>Every era gets the Errol Morris documentary it deserves. Or perhaps more to the point, every …

What’s Going To Make A Company Grow? Being A Purpose-Driven Business

The report–based on a survey of 1,053 executives and employees with full-time jobs in organizations with over 100 employees–found that 82% of …

Employee Engagement