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An Upscale Backyard Barbecue

<i>Today: Host a barbecue soirée and savor the last warm nights of summer.</i><p>You've already hosted the refined, candlelit dinner indoors. Now you're looking for something to keep you outside: a barbecue. Invite your friends over and enjoy the last of the warm summer breeze from your patio or deck -- …

Grilling

New-Look Bloody Mary

8 Servings<p>This spicy bloody mary will cure…whatever…happened last night.<p>January 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 cups tomato juice (preferably Campbell's)<p>1 cup dill pickle juice<p>1/4 cup fresh lemon juice<p>1 tablespoon prepared horseradish<p>2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce<p>2 teaspoons curry powder<p>1 teaspoon …

Recipes

13 Fresh Herbs to Use More Often

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: These herbs want to get fresh with you -- let them.</i><p>Basil<br>This herb can elevate even the simplest summer dish; just remember to keep it out of the refrigerator, or else it’ll turn …

Curries

21 Food Superstitions You Should Really Know About

From spilling salt to cutting bananas, here are 21 kitchen-related superstitions you should be aware of.<p>Everyone knows that garlic wards off vampires and that spilling salt is terrible luck. But did you know that you should never cut a banana with a knife? And speaking of knives, did you know that …

Hot Cross Buns

The Best Way to Eat Peaches (Besides Over the Kitchen Sink)

Peaches are perfect right now, so put that bushel to use with a light, biscuity shortcake, effortlessly elegant toasts, and more<p>The most sensible way to eat the first peaches of summer is leaning over the kitchen sink or sitting outside on the grass. When the sweet, sticky juice runs down your chin …

7 Ways to Use a Whole Watermelon

It’s National Watermelon Day! So go out, buy a whole watermelon and make a few of these juicy, refreshing watermelon recipes.<p>It’s National Watermelon …

10 Pancake Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

How to make pancakes like a short order cook. Just avoid these common mistakes!<p>For many Americans, pancakes evoke a certain kind of nostalgia. People make pancakes because they're delicious, crowd-pleasing, and easy. Well, sort of easy. There are a few crucial mistakes that home chefs commonly make …

76 of Our Best Steak Recipes, from Rib Eye to Skirt Steak, Fajitas to Skewers

Our biggest, baddest, and best steak recipes—all in one place.<p><b>There are some days when you just really need a big steak.</b> Whether you're in the mood for a seared rib eye or a skewer wrapped in pita, we're here for you.

Cooking

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

Vancouver

Nestled on <b>British Columbia's</b> coast, Canada’s third largest city is known for its rich cultural offerings and easy access to the sea and mountains—"Just a 20-minute drive takes you to landscapes seemingly untouched by humankind," says local award-winning designer and architect Omer Arbel. Here you …

National Geographic Travel

Travel

Japan's Selfie Stands Take Tourist Photos To A Whole New Level

What are selfie-obsessed travelers to do when there's a beautiful backdrop to capture and a big group of friends to include?<p>Enter, the selfie stand. This one is located on Enoshima Island in Fujisawa, Japan.<p>The selfie stand is more or less a 21st-century tripod. The camera platform, designed by the …

8 Aviation Trends We're Tracking At Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts …

France Declares Topless Sunbathing Out, Coverage In

<i>Au reviour</i>, boobies.<p>If you're headed to the French Riviera soon, you're gonna want to pack a bikini top. Topless sunbathing is seeing a massive decline on the country's famous beaches, according to a buzzed-about recent piece in French ELLE.<p>Brigitte Bardot made topless a "thing" during her iconic …

Latin American adventures for the whole family

Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to stop travelling altogether. In fact, bringing the kids along for your next Latin American adventure can be an enriching experience for everybody involved. It’s easier than you think, and just a few simple guidelines can keep your …

Top 10 Summer Theaters

Catch the season's best shows, from musical premieres to world-class Shakespeare productions.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Four Seasons of Travel</i><p><b>Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario, Canada</b> <br>www.stratfordfestival.ca <br>The largest classical repertory theater in North America stages productions on …