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Less water might be plenty for California, experts say, and conservation is only the start

Across California this summer, residents have been racking up water conservation numbers that defy expectations — a 27% reduction in June, followed by 31.3% in July.<p>Perhaps more impressive than the percentage figures, however, is the actual volume of water saved over two months: 414,800 …

Water

The best cookbooks of all time, as chosen by the experts

Writer and chef Prue Leith made waves last week when she said that contemporary cookbooks are now destined almost exclusively for the coffee table: we drool over them, then either order takeaway or Google our way into the kitchen. “We don’t need cookbooks,” she said, “except to feed the internet.” …

Books

All 30 Recipes from the Hot 10 Best New Restaurants 2015

Want to cook like a chef in the Hot 10? Try one of these straight-off-the-menu recipes.<p><b>Want to cook like a chef</b> at one of the Hot 10 best new restaurants in America? Try one of these straight-off-the-menu recipes from the pages of the September issue of <i>Bon Appétit</i> (and catch our 2016 list here!).

Winnebago launches Mercedes Sprinter 4x4-based Era 4x4 camper van

After years of waiting, North America has finally gotten the 4x4 version of the Mercedes Sprinter van, which is quickly gaining popularity amongst …

RVs

10 Great Underrated Whiskeys

Sure Pappy's fantastic, but don't let these great, accessible, well-priced whiskeys be tragically ignored.<p>Last month I wrote a piece called<i>10 Highly Drinkable Beers That No One Is Drinking</i>—and then every pedantic Facebook commenter logged on to say, "r u crazy? I drink those ALL THE TIME!"<p>Fair …

How to Make Crispy French Fries in Your Oven

<i>The following post was originally featured on Alexandra's Kitchen and written by Alexandra Stafford, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Food.</i><p>Before I started paying attention to local food and to cooking with seasonal ingredients, I would have categorized potatoes as a Winter vegetable, miraculously …

Easy Homemade Ketchup in the Slow Cooker + DIY in the Kitchen

<i>This is a guest post by Melanie Zook, MA, RD, LDN. She is the blogger behind Fresh Start Nutrition where she offers wellness classes, workshops,</i> …

25 totally immense BBQ recipes you need in your life

<b>QUICK! Summer’s finally here… get the barbie out!</b><p>Hallelujah praise the Lord, summer has finally arrived on the British Isles.<p>As we don’t know how …

A Guide to the World’s Whisk(e)y Making Traditions

Know What You're Drinking<p>Whisk(e)y at the most basic level is distilled alcohol produced from fermenting a mash of grain — or corn in some cases. …

Slow Cooker Sunday: Green chili creamed corn for a hassle-free side dish

Homemade creamed corn is easier to make than you think, especially when you break out the slow cooker.<p>Using ears of fresh corn, cream cheese and …

Devin Brugman Is a Woman We Love of Instagram

The Queen of the Bikini.<p><i>In which we search social media's most visual platform for the world's most beautiful, badass women, then introduce them to you.</i><p><b>To say Devin Brugman likes bikinis</b> is an understatement. They very much agree with her, and she might as well be the modern-day Queen of the …

Sticky Honey-Soy Chicken Wings

Now Playing<p>Grilled Sheet Pan Paella 00:48<p>A grill and a sheet pan are all you need to whip up paella for a crowd.<p>Now Playing<p>Ice Cream in a Bag …

5 Simple Summer Dinners

Summer cooking is all about keeping it simple. These dinner recipes are all quick and easy but still big on flavor. Enjoy!<p><b>1. Grilled Moroccan Meatballs with Yogurt Sauce</b><p>In this easy recipe, ground beef is laced with warm spices, fresh herbs and garlic, and then grilled in meatball form until smoky …

Cooking

Outback Steakhouse Bloomin' Onion Recipe Tutorial

Tomato Ketchup

Spoon tomato paste into a large mixing bowl and fold in honey. Whisk in 1/4 cup fresh whey into the sweetened tomato paste along with the apple cider …

8 Awesome Salads to Bring to a BBQ

Don't know what to bring to that Memorial Day BBQ? These crowd-pleasing salads have been tested and perfected, and are bound to be the most talked-about dishes at the party.<p><b>1. Black Bean Salad with Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>Perfect for a summer BBQ, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead …

Cooking

The Best Pizza You'll Ever Make - Flourish

I remember when my boyfriend, Jeremy, and I got serious about making the perfect pizza at home. We’d just left LA, and more than the weather, more …

Baking

Crock-Pot lover? 5 healthy slow cooker pork recipes you have to try

When we think of making pork in a slow cooker, most of us immediately think of pulled pork, but get stumped after that. But pork tenderloins and pork chops can fare well in the slow cooker in addition to pork shoulder, given the right recipe (like these). Best of all, they are all …

By Reader Request: Recipes From Breads Bakery, A.O.C., and Rioja

From lamb-bacon burgers to a very green cocktail, these are the restaurant recipes our readers want to cook at home this month.<p>This is <b>R.S.V.P.</b>, a monthly column in which <i>Bon Appétit</i> publishes recipes, requested by readers, from restaurants all across the country. These are real live readers with …

A New Great Way to Cook a Whole Chicken

<i>By guest blogger Paul Kita, food & nutrition editor at</i> Men's Health<p>You'll need a skillet, some mayonnaise, and a brick...<p>Fast food tries to fool us about chicken. Ask a poultry farmer to point out the nugget on a Cornish Cross and watch what happens. Request that a butcher pack you up a bag of …

Cooking

15 Recipes That Prove Lentils Are Tiny Kitchen Miracles

Lentils are an essential year-round pantry staple. When you need a quick dinner option that's also nutritious, or when you're trying to save some …

Vegan

How do you dismantle a nuclear submarine?

When nuclear-powered submarines reach the end of their lives, dismantling them is a complicated and laborious process. Paul Marks investigates.<p>Nuclear submarines have long been a favourite in popular fiction. From movies such as The Hunt for Red October to long-running TV series like Voyage to the …

Nuclear Energy

Make Your Own Sushi At Home!

The Five Mother Sauces Every Cook Should Know

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: The five sauces every home cook should know how to make and customize.</i><p>In the 19th century, Marie-Antoine Carême anointed Béchamel, Velouté, Espagnole, …

Cooking

This Ingredient Takes Sweet Potato Fries to the Next Level

<i>By Sarah-Jane Bedwell</i>, SELF<p><i>photo: Romulo A Yanes</i><p>Did you know that when they're cooked, sweet potatoes' immune-boosting vitamin C content increases, to nearly a quarter of what you need in a day? That's why we're such a fan of crispy sweet potato fries--simply baked or roasted with a little salt and …

Food

Our 86 Favorite Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Monday-Thursday you need dinner and you need it fast. We've got all the recipes you'll need.<p>These are our most popular, best-loved, and greatest weeknight dinner recipes of all time—and we're coming up with even more as we speak.

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