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What to eat in Hong Kong

Tiny Hong Kong is home to some 10,000 restaurants, the majority specialising in Chinese cooking, especially Cantonese dishes. Originally from Guangzhou (Canton), Cantonese cuisine flourished in the former British colony and is known for an almost religious insistence on freshness, an adventurous …

22 Cheers-Worthy Recipes to Cook (and Bake) With Guinness

We hope you’re ready to improve your St. Paddy’s Day luck with these Guinness-enhanced eats. Before the celebrations get underway, whip up a couple of these 22 recipes boasting a splash or more of the famous Irish brew, and you’re sure to have an extra special holiday. Featuring sweet and savory …

19 Savory Cookies for Your Next Cocktail Party

The holidays might be long behind us, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on the festive baking. While we’ve already shared our favorite <i>sweet</i> cookie recipes, we’re ready to explore the savory cookie world. Whether you’re serving these tasty treats at your Oscars party or #justbecause, these …

History Hot 100 – 2015

We'll be publishing the full History Hot 100 for 2015 on Thursday 18th June – come back then to read who made the top spot

How to Get the Most Out of Your Frozen Puff Pastry

Store-bought puff pastry is one of our favorite kitchen shortcuts—avoid these common mistakes, and you'll get the most bang for your buck.<p>"Treated right, puff pastry is the ultimate shortcut to delicious baked goods," says <b>Dawn Perry</b>, digital food editor. With a claim like that, it's worth looking …

Top 10: the best budget hotels in Amsterdam

An insider's guide to the best cheap hotels in Amsterdam, including the top affordable places to stay for canal views, stylish design, fun bars and interesting architecture, in locations including the canal ring, Jordaan, De Pijp and Rembrandtplein.<p>Volkshotel<p>Southeast of the historic canal area, …

Our 10 best blue cheese recipes

Photograph: Kim Lightbody for the Guardian<p>Classic salad meets traditional pasta bake … Chicory, walnut and gorgonzola bechamel lasagne.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/12/1423734506018/eaef9223-00ac-4d39-bc2f-1e512452fcf2-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Kim Lightbody …

Gorgeous Ice Crystals Form on Frozen Bubbles

On a cold winter's day, you'll find Hope Carter on her front porch or back deck shooting a stunning sight. She'll wait until the conditions are just right, which means 10-15 degrees Fahrenheit and no wind, and then she'll blow a bubble. She'll quickly assess where the natural light is coming from, …

How to cook the perfect crepes

Wheat, buckwheat or chestnut flour? Milk, double cream or beer in the batter? Do they need any flavourings – and what do you dollop on top?<p>The crepe says a lot about the difference between France and the UK – in the popular imagination, at least. Though a close relative of the ordinary British …

Intricately Carved 16-Century Prayer Nuts Open to Reveal Incredibly Detailed Scenes

A prayer nut was an extravagant, intricately carved boxwood carving from the Middle Ages that could be carried and used for private devotion. Owned mainly by the wealthy in northern Europe, a prayer nut was as much a status symbol as a sign of faith, as only those with money could afford them.<p>The …