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Why Chinese Salt-Baked Chicken Is the Juiciest Chicken Ever

When it comes to cooking chicken, few techniques can truly surprise us anymore. We’ve fried, grilled, and steamed chicken, stuck them into rotisseries, braised them in stews, pan-fried them under bricks, even roasted them with a beer can stuck up their nether ends. All in all, it seems like we’ve …

Recipes

Adobada

Adobada is a general term that refers to meat (often pork) that is marinated in a very thick, flavorful, chile-based mixture. When cooked in a hot …

Cooking

15 Things You Should Know Before Pressing the Shutter Button to Take a Photograph

Taking a photograph isn't merely about pressing the shutter button. Aside from the technical considerations like exposure, there are things like …

7 High-Protein Coffee Shakes That Will Make Any Morning Better

You’re running late and know that breakfast will take too long to put together. So you just grab a cup of coffee and hit the road. Sure, you’ll get …

Breakfast

Napa's Most Beautiful Wine Tasting Rooms

From an art-filled atrium to a subterranean space inspired by Roman architecture, here are the most beautiful places to drink wine in the Napa …

Toasted Cream Recipe

Just like browning butter, browning cream transforms the dairy's fresh, grassy flavors into nutty butterscotch and toffee. Cooking cream low and slow gives it all the subtle flavors of browned butter, making it perfect for adding to delicate purées, soups, and ice cream. Add a pinch of baking soda …

Cooking

Will It Sous Vide? The Biryani Rice Experiment

Hello, cats and kittens, and welcome back to the roller coaster of emotions known as <i>Will It Sous Vide?</i>, the weekly column where I make whatever you …

Cracking the Starbucks Code: Easy Homemade Sous Vide Egg Bites

Earlier this year, Starbucks introduced Sous Vide Egg Bites to the menu in response to customers’ requests for non-bready breakfast options. The …

Sous

Sous Vide Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms

Risotto cooked on the stovetop requires constant stirring and attention — that's where sous vide comes in. The end result? Put your feet up (or make …

Sous Vide Beef Tenderloin with Port Wine and Garlic

<i>This post is brought to you in partnership with Joule: Sous Vide by ChefSteps.</i> I have always considered beef tenderloin a “high stress” meal and …

Cooking

6 Deliciously Savory Ways to Dress Up Oatmeal

Why limit oatmeal to berries, nut butters, and fruits when there are so many delicious savory flavor profiles that work beautifully with oats? …

Viking River Cruise Secrets for First Time Cruisers – A Cork, Fork, & Passport ®

For many, a Viking River cruise is the top of a well curated travel bucket list…for good reason. The destination offerings are unique, the luxurious …

Lexington, Kentucky

The airport is known as Blue Grass, but as you begin your descent into Lexington, Kentucky, the view out your window is all green rolling hills laced …

Hamilton Pool Preserve in Texas: How to visit this awesome swimming hole

Texas doesn’t usually conjure visions of emerald green pools and flowing waterfalls, but Hamilton Pool Preserve, about 23 miles west of Austin, is …

Kauai

A trip to Kauai must include a drive to the north side of the island and a stop at Secret Beach. This 3,000-foot-long beach accessed by a steep, …

Gyro Burgers With Tahini Sauce

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Combine beef and seasoning. Shape into 4 patties.<p>Step 2<p>Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 5 to 6 …

Chinese Five-Spice Steak with Oranges and Sesame Broccolini

The secret to the deep orange flavor in this simple weeknight dinner is to sear halved oranges next to the steak as it cooks, and then squeeze the …

How to Photograph Bright or Dark Subjects

Photographing a subject that is either completely dark or completely white has potential to produce some stunning photos. However, if you have ever …

Our Top 8 Lamb Recipes for Passover

Lamb is the traditional main course for spring religious holidays such as Passover and Easter. Big roasts, legs, or Frenched racks are very holiday …

No matter how you dress it, congee is comfort food

Congee is a humble dish, a way to cope when rice stores were low. Stretch the grain by adding too much water, cook it into a hearty porridge, and throw in bits and pieces of whatever leftovers are on hand.<p>These simple dishes born of necessity often become our most soul-satisfying: Think chicken …

10 Luxurious New Stays in Napa Valley

Archer Hotel Napa<p>(Courtesy of Archer Hotel)<p>Opened in November 2017, the five-story <b>Archer Hotel</b> in downtown Napa lives up to the hype. It's all about …

Why Winter Is the Perfect Time to Try Making Rabbit at Home

Heat oven to 325°. Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over a medium-high flame until slightly smoking. Season rabbit with salt and pepper. …

Essential Tips for Better Photos With Your iPhone X

There is no doubt that the iPhone X is one of the best smartphones on the market today.It's not a bad camera, either...With all kinds of features …

Mobile Photography

Homemade Hoisin Sauce Is the King of Condiments

By Christina Chaey<p>With apologies to mayo, ketchup, and Sriracha.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the homemade hoisin sauce recipe associate editor Christina Chaey makes in triple-batches and puts on</i> …

Clever looks to give teachers and students an easy-to-track progress report

The classic problem of how teachers should devote resources to their students, such as helping students that are struggling in specific areas, is one that’s still ever-present — but it needs a deceptively-simple approach to making that more manageable, even if it’s just a colored progress bar if …

This Sweet & Spicy Cauliflower Is Everything Your Life Needs

Although cauliflower is being served up 100 different ways than how I personally grew up eating it (plain and steamed or raw with a dip), I still …

Cauliflower

How to make hambagu, easy Japanese-style hamburgers | The Star

When I asked my mom to share her recipe for her Japanese-style hamburgers, her response was, “You’re going to laugh how easy it is to make.”<p>It’s one …

These Photography Links Will Make You Happy

As the holiday season winds it's way to an end we find that Toad Hollow Photography has been focused on finding the best tutorials, special features …

Spicy and hot, congee clears the sinuses and warms the soul

I learned about congee, the Asian rice porridge, in the bitter heart of a Chicago winter. Plus, I had a cold; I was as congested as that same city’s …

Recipes

Brown Rice Congee with Kimchee, Scallions, and 7-Minute Eggs

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Combine the stock, rice, scallion whites, ginger, garlic, and salt in the base of a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on …