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The Best New Anime of Spring 2018

Now that March is nearly defeated like so many Jabberwockys with so many Vorpal swords going snicker-snack, we can turn our attention from actively …

Anime

This Flaky Bread Is the Best Recipe I've Ever Found in a Random Google Search

By Elaheh Nozari<p>It's buttery, flaky, and tastes like my childhood.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the flaky bread recipe that e-commerce editor Elaheh Nozari just couldn't live without.</i><p>My love for flaky bread …

Baking

Baked Pasta Dishes

These comforting recipes include star chef Grant Achatz's perfect mac and cheese, easy ravioli lasagna and cheesy baked rigatoni.

Italian Food

15 incredible Netflix hacks that WILL change your life

Netflix is already hugely popular thanks to the range of TV series and films it has to offer - but even its biggest fans may not be aware of these …

Televisions

These 14 Instant Pot Recipes Will Knock Your Family's Socks Off — and Won't Cost You More Than $20

Let's be honest, the Instant Pot is a busy parent's BFF. You can make pretty much anything your little heart desires — from rice to seafood to yogurt and beyond — and you don't have to sit around waiting for water to boil or an oven to preheat. So what could be better for moms and dads who have to …

Cooking

The Instant Pot inspires mass devotion. Would I join the cult after using it for a week?

This sold-out pressure cooker, which can make four-minute bolognese, is selling for hundreds on eBay and has created an army of ‘potheads’. Using it to feed my family prompted some strong and surprising reactions<p>The Instant Pot is an electric pressure cooker that inspires devotion. This kitchen …

Cooking

Get To Know Westworld Season 2 Newcomer Hiroyuki Sanada

[Credit: HBO)<p>Hiroyuki Sanada will make his debut in Westworld Season 2, but where have you seen him before?<p>Hiroyuki Sanada will make his <i>Westworld</i> …

21 Cooking Charts That'll Make Any Foodie Say "Excuse Me, What?!"

* prints and tapes to fridge *

Kyoto: A Luxury Collection Destination, Japan

The imperial capital of Japan for 1,200 years, Kyoto is Japan's cultural keeper from kimono-clad Maiko to temple festivals.<p>Over one thousand temples …

Attack On Titan Season One Free For A Limited Time

<i>Attack on Titan</i> fans, hold onto your omni-gear. Season one, part one of the anime is available digitally from the Microsoft Store right now for the low, low price of free.<p>The first 13 episodes of the story following orphaned children turned soldiers Eren, Armin, and Mikasa will be free of will be …

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Country Lifestyle

20 Keto-Friendly Recipes to Ensure a Happy Easter For All

With Easter coming up, it's likely time to plan your holiday meal. If you've been following the low-carb ketogenic diet, you need not worry — there are plenty of unique or traditional options that are satisfying and pack in flavor without compromising your fitness plan. Whether you're planning an …

Cooking

Bake This Bread Today

You should try this recipe from Jim Lahey, the founder of New York’s acclaimed Sullivan Street Bakery, as soon as possible.<p>I used to love to bake …

Baking

Tartine's Pizza Dough Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> Chad Robertson's Tartine Pizza/Pita dough recipe as published in NY Times Cooking. …

The One Mistake Everyone Makes When Cooking Rice

Cooking rice on the stovetop or in the oven can prove surprisingly difficult. But unless you have a rice cooker or a pressure cooker (such as the …

Food & Dining

How to make a sourdough starter—and keep it alive

The perfect loaf starts with some bacterial friends.<p>Sourdough bread, tangy and chewy, is my favorite bread for grilled cheese sandwiches (white cheddar only, please), pesto paninis, and eating an entire loaf in one sitting. To rise, this bread doesn't rely on the packets of dried yeast you find in …

Bread

This Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ruins Every Other Cookie Recipe

Really, though. These brown butter chocolate chip cookies are insane.<p>Without a doubt, the BA recipe that I make the most, (this probably speaks more to my sweet tooth than anything else) is the Brown Butter and Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies from one of our readers, Kate Davis. This is truly the …

Dessert

Caramelized Onion–Tomato Soup

In a large Dutch oven, combine the olive oil and garlic. Place over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the garlic is toasted, about 2 …

Onions

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

Mary and the Witch’s Flower is everything fans want from Studio Ghibli

The debut film from Studio Ponoc, directed and produced by Ghibli vets, fully realizes their former company’s potential<p><i>Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review was originally published in September,</i> …

Anime

220,000+ Japanese Woodblock Prints Available Online in Growing Database

With a long rich history, Japanese woodblock prints are sources of inspiration for everything from tattoos to reimagined video games characters. And while we've already shared how the Library of Congress has made their <i>ukiyo-e</i> available free online, a new database brings together over 220,000 …

Takashi Miike's Blade of the Immortal Is Your Fantasy Samurai Movie Come to Bloody, Violent Life

At its core, Takashi Miike’s <i>Blade of the Immortal</i> is a straightforward samurai revenge flick. However, built around that is the platonic, primal …

ARAKI: art, tradition, and the mysterious allure of japanese bondage

<b>from september 21st to december 3rd 2017, fondazione bisazza celebrates one of the most internationally acclaimed photographers and contemporary</b> …

Sakamoto Ryōma: The Samurai Who Dreamed of a Modern Japan

Sakamoto Ryōma is one of Japan’s favorite historical figures and was a central mover in efforts to overthrow the shogunate 150 years ago. He was …

Japan

Hokusai: the influential work of Japanese artist famous for 'the great wave' – in pictures

The work of Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849), one of Japan’s most prolific and enduringly popular artists, are in Australia for the first time in a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. Hokusai produced a body of work comprising some of the most recognisable and reproduced images in …

Art

The Anime Movies Of Hayao Miyazaki Are Getting New Editions Later This Year

With the 30th anniversary of <i>My Neighbor Totoro</i> looming, Gkids has partnered with Studio Ghibli to reissue many of its movies on DVD and Blu-ray later this year.<p>According to Variety, the first six movies set for reissue will be <i>Spirited Away</i>, <i>Howl’s Moving Castle</i>, <i>Kiki’s Delivery Service</i>, <i>My Neighbor</i> …

Anime

8 Great Loose Leaf Teas to Cold Brew for the Best Iced Tea

What to drink when it's a million degrees outside<p>Tea is one of those great democratic things: there's no right or wrong way to drink it, and there's</i> …

10 things the rest of the world can learn from Japan

Japan is one of the safest and cleanest countries, and its inhabitants live longer than anywhere else in the world. Its hardworking people have …

Japan

Garlic Bread-Grilled Cheese Combines Two Beautiful Things

When two classics become one.<p>Back when Dominique Ansel shot to fame over his Cronut, I couldn’t help but think I had missed a marketing opportunity. Not long before, I invented my own wildly delicious hybrid carb: <b>the garlic bread grilled cheese.</b> (Is “invented” an appropriate word for something that …

grilled cheese