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Green Minestrone

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 30 min<p>Adding the veggies in phases, from longest cooking first to fastest last, guarantees the ideal texture for each.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>1 leek, white and pale-green parts only, chopped<p>½ small fennel bulb, finely chopped<p>½ small …

This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge

In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this power? Algae.<p>OK, just hang with me here. Lots of research has already been done on algae’s possible power capabilities. Prototype creator Adam …

5 Reasons a Bench Scraper Belongs in Your Kitchen

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Your bench scraper has news for you: You're not using it enough.</i><p>A bench scraper is one of those inexpensive utensils that lasts a lifetime and has a million uses. I keep …

8 Shrimp Dinners

Shrimp, the underdog. Relegated to appetizer food, it awaits the fate of a drenching in overly-sweet cocktail sauce or a mashing into fried patties along with its crustaceous brethren. Its name flung as an insult on schoolyard playgrounds, shrimp even takes a beating outside the kitchen.<p>Needless to …

TELL VT: What do you make for dinner when it's too hot to cook?

25<p>SHARES<p><b>What do you make for dinner when it’s too hot to cook?</b> The Fattoush Salad pictured above is a <i>VT</i> staff favorite when the weather is warm.<p>Share …

Rebels kill 30 in church raid in Central African Republic

Rebels stormed a Catholic church compound Wednesday in the capital of Central African Republic, killing at least 30 people in a hail of gunfire and grenades, witnesses said.<p>Islamist fighters from the Seleka coalition, ousted from power nearly five months ago, were blamed for the attack on the …

27 Genius Recipes for the Grill

It's official now: we've hit the season where all we want to do is cook and eat (and swim and cannonball) outside. And—nothing against burgers and steaks—but with the whole hot yawn of summer stretched out ahead, we could use a few more genius ways to work our grills. Here are 27.<p>Because, on your …

Why You Should Never Buy So Many Gummy Bears On Amazon

The book rustlers of Timbuktu: how Mali's ancient manuscripts were saved

When Mali's historic city was taken by rebels, thousands of priceless ancient manuscripts came under threat. We report on a dangerous operation to smuggle the archive to safety<p>At 5am on a Sunday morning, Mohamed Diagayeté was disturbed by an urgent banging on the door of his house in Timbuktu, on …