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Vegetable main courses using the best of British bounty

I’ve been re-reading American chef 
Gabrielle Hamilton’s brilliant memoir, <i>Blood, Bones & Butter</i>, and laughing at how she punches the food world’s dearest shibboleths. Shopping for vegetables, she notes that whoever came up with the ‘local and seasonal’ mantra must live in California.<p>What’s …

Recipes

Beyond #avotoast: avocado recipes, from lime cheesecake to the ultimate guacamole

There's no getting away from the avocado. The fruit still tops the charts as one of the fastest growing supermarket products and has led to the creation of a range of hybrids such as stoneless avocados and miniature avocados to keep us all hooked.<p>Celebrities across the world have shown their …

Healthy Eating

The very best refined and aged rums to sip slowly

If you ask us, as spirits experts, what the next gin will be – the spirit that can succeed gin’s throne – we’d say it would, in fact, be… gin. So, it’s refreshing to hear a more recent, if modest, murmur of rum appreciation among discerning drinkers, particularly for aged and sipping rum.<p>Rum was …

Whiskey

The History Behind Women's Obsession with Working Out

Feb 14, 2018<p>It’s nearly impossible to walk a few blocks in New York or Los Angeles without spotting a gleaming new boutique fitness studio—or a steady parade of well-groomed, athleisure-clad women who appear to be going to or coming from one.<p>Not unlike members of college sororities, many of these …

Los Angeles

6 Gmail tips, tricks, and hacks to help you master your email

Have you ever accidentally sent a damning email to someone that you <i>intended</i> to save for the rest of time as a draft? Or made a friend audibly gasp at …

Productivity

As the Trump administration retreats on climate change, US cities are moving forward

Cities are moving forward on climate change as the Trump administration retreats<p>Despite almost universal scientific consensus that climate change poses a growing threat, President Donald Trump’s recent infrastructure plan makes no mention of the need to build resilience to rising global …

Climate

This Croatian Seaside Paradise Has Made Delicious Wine for 2,400 Years

Locals on the Adriatic island of Hvar have cultivated olive groves and vineyards since Greek colonists arrived in the 4th century B.C.<p>Every summer and fall, residents on the Croatian island of Hvar harvest the fertile plain outside the town of Stari Grad. They scythe herbs and lavender for …

European Travel

L.A.’s Best Indian Food Is in This Gas Station

Gas Station

'Blended Burger' Allows a Simple Shift to More Sustainable Eating

By Richard Waite, Daniel Vennard and Gerard Pozzi<p>Burgers are possibly the most ubiquitous meal on Americans' dinner plates, but they're also among …

Sustainability

40 Photographs That Changed the Way We Eat

Not long after the invention of photography in the early 19th century, photographers began training their lenses on food. As part of a yearlong …

Marco Pierre White

What America is getting wrong about three important words in the Second Amendment

On Wednesday night, CNN hosted a town hall about gun violence with members of the community of Parkland, Florida, which only a week earlier had experienced a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Seventeen students and teachers lost their lives.<p>The town hall was remarkable in many …

Guns

Is Loneliness a Health Epidemic?

Last month, Britain appointed its first “minister for loneliness,” who is charged with tackling what Prime Minister Theresa May called the “sad reality of modern life.”<p>Public-health leaders immediately praised the idea — and for good reason. In recent decades, researchers have discovered that …

Psychology

Thank You for Asking

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio — When Soleil R. Sykes took an internship in Washington during her first year as a student at Antioch College, she experienced a bit of culture shock.<p>She was working at a German think tank and noticed that both in the office and at social events, friends and colleagues were far …

Chris Farley

Billy Graham Built a Movement. Now His Son Is Dismantling It.

If you want to understand the evangelical decline in the United States, look no further than the transition from Billy to Franklin Graham.<p>While Billy Graham was leading a revival in Los Angeles in 1949, William Randolph Hearst looked at the handsome thirtysomething evangelist with flowing blond …

Religion

I Was a Republican Congressman. I Had to Do Something About Gun Violence.

For someone who has never owned a firearm, guns have intruded on my life in disturbing ways.<p>As a junior in college, I was shot three times at close range during an attempted robbery. No, I wasn’t the one staging the heist: I was going to the bank with the day’s receipts from a store my dad managed. …

Guns

Popping The Bubble: Blockchain vs. Dot Com

Cryptocurrencies may be in a bubble, but we’re nowhere near the top<p>CoWritten with Nir Kabessa<p><i>The bubble.</i> I haven’t heard the word used so much since …

Cryptocurrency

The Non-Dairy Milk You're About to See Everywhere

Baristas are getting behind it in droves.<p>“I knew it was bad for the environment, but I loved the way it coated my tongue with a weird film!” shouted …

Coffee

Airbnb Plus Is for People Who Hate Airbnb

With "Plus," the company will give its stamp of approval to inspected listings.<p>It’s only been ten years since Airbnb entered our world, and <i>damn</i>, has it done some damage. The vacation rental company that became its own verb celebrates its birthday in a big way this week, in the place where it all …

Hospitality

Our Latest TSA-Proof Beauty Hack: Solid Face Wash

Perfect for skirting the TSA liquid limits (and preventing dopp kit disasters).<p>The TSA's limit on liquids in carry-on luggage is one of the biggest travel hassles since they started making us take off our shoes. There are always one or two things you can't <i>quite</i> squish into that tiny, clear plastic …

Skin Care

This Tiny, Icelandic-Inspired Prefab Could Ease the Housing Shortage in Los Angeles

Design studio Minarc launches Plús Hús, a tiny prefab dwelling starting at $37,000 that offers an affordable, environmentally conscious housing solution in L.A. and beyond.<p>Although California is currently gripped in an unprecedented housing crisis, some relief may come soon thanks to a recently …

Housing

The Songs That Bind

My younger brother, Noah, and I were recently arguing, again, about music. The subject of our current impasse was Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run” — the song, not the album. (I love it. He hates it.)<p>I was beginning to get frustrated by how much of our lives are spent arguing about music. So I …

Van Halen

Max du Preez: Don't let the fools get to you, Bra Terror

I was angry and ashamed yesterday, and deeply saddened, at the way most members of Parliament acted like a lynch mob and humiliated a dignified man …

South Africa

When Pixels Collide

Last weekend, a fascinating act in the history of humanity played out on Reddit.<p>For April Fool's Day, Reddit launched a little experiment. It gave …

Everything You Need to Know About Blockchain But Were Too Embarrassed to Ask

<b>I’m hearing a lot about “bitcoin” and “blockchain.” What’s going on?</b><p>Let’s start with the basics. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency — a digital version of …

Why Decentralization Matters

The first two eras of the internet<p>During the first era of the internet — from the 1980s through the early 2000s — internet services were built on …

Blockchain

What Is Coconut Sugar and Why Is Everyone Using It?

In addition to the abundance of coconut oil and shredded coconut, coconut sugar is growing in popularity. According to an article entitled “Coconut Sugar: A Healthier Alternative to Artificial Sweetener,” it’s made from the sap of the coconut tree, and because of its origins, it’s also called …

Nutrition

Recipe: The shortbread cookie that broke the internet

If you have a pulse and an Instagram account, or engage with food media in any capacity, you’re probably already well-aware of the internet craze …

Student Journalism

Italian Easter Pie

Italian Easter Pie<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the crust: Combine flour, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until combined, 3 …

Baking

7 Foods You Should Always Cook in a Cast-Iron Skillet

We've shared with you 7 surprising ways to use your cast-iron skillet, but now it's time to make a bold, definitive statement. Let's talk about 7 …

Country Lifestyle

These Crispy Pesto Smashed Potatoes Are an Easy Side Dish

When you're whipping up a weeknight meal, you want the side to be as quick and easy as the main. Enter: these pesto smashed potatoes. Between the …

Cooking