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Only 6 People In The World Know The Recipe For Portugal's Famous Tarts

We all probably have at least one secret family recipe — think your grandma's chicken parmesan or uncle's "mystery" jello mold.<p>But keeping that recipe a secret becomes a bit more complicated when an entire country falls in love with it.<p>That's why Miguel Clarinha isn't taking any chances.<p>Along with …

Dessert

Shave Ice, Explained

One of the world’s oldest desserts is suddenly everywhere. Chef Sota Atsumi of Paris’s iconic Clown Bar recently served a foie gras <i>kakigori</i>, or Japanese-style shaved ice, at a menu preview for his highly anticipated forthcoming restaurant, Maison. At the Lobster Club in New York City, pastry chef …

Ice Cream

Christian Constant lauréat d'un nouveau prix Michelin: une distinction méritée qui honore le guide rouge | Slate.fr

Temps de lecture: 11 min<p>Né à Montauban en 1950, fils de Denise sa mère cordon-bleu, Christian Constant gère sept restaurants en France. Chef double …

Vin

A Man and His Roti

A few years ago, I saw an ad on Pakistani TV that made me, and many others, cringe. In it, a little girl is shown kneading a little ball of dough and making a roti, and her mother announces, with a drum roll, to a jubilant family, “Choti ki pehli gol roti!” (“The little girl’s first round flat …

Flatbread

Inside the Secret Cities That Created the Atomic Bomb

The Manhattan Project, the program that developed the first nuclear weapons during World War II, worked out of three purpose-built cities in Tennessee, New Mexico, and Washington state. A new exhibition considers their design and legacy.<p>Built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at rapid speed …

Great Depression

Une planche du manga « Astro Boy » adjugée pour plus de 260 000 euros aux enchères

Rare et précieux, cet extrait de l’œuvre phare d’Osamu Tezuka s’est envolé pour cinq fois son estimation.<p>Quelques jours après la vente, pour plus de …

The Best Pastries in Paris, According to Top Chefs

It’s been the world’s favorite destination for luscious baked goods since forever. Now the French capital is outperforming even itself.<p>By Kate …

Take a Peek Inside the Cracker Barrel Antiques Warehouse

The only thing that Cracker Barrel does better than biscuits: antiques. In its almost 50 years, the company has sourced more than 1 million of 'em, …

He Ate the World’s Hottest Pepper, Then Landed in the Hospital With ‘Thunderclap’ Headaches

If you eat a really hot pepper, you expect pain. A lot of pain.<p>In addition to the feeling that you have just put a live coal in your mouth, you may weep, vomit and wonder where in your life you took a wrong turn.<p>You don’t expect a headache so intense and immediate that it sends you to the emergency …

Remembering Astrid Kirchherr, the Woman Who First Photographed the Beatles—and Gave Them Their Moptops

The Beatles will forever be known as the original boy band, a status they achieved only a few years after forming in Liverpool in 1960, when fangirls started fawning over John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. But before Starr joined the group in 1962, when Stuart Sutcliffe …

These awesome treehouses will make you question life on solid ground

1 of 16<p>The members of the Swiss Family Robinson may not have had it made, but they did have one hell of a treehouse on their hands. The iconic …

Treehouses

Great heights and spectacular sights: The 17 coolest buildings on Earth

Since claiming dominion over this drifting space rock, humans have peppered the planet with abodes and edifices both large and small. Over the past …

The 101 Dishes That Changed America

Dressed in excess: people put on all their clothes – in pictures

Canadian photographer Libby Oliver’s striking portrait series, <i>Soft Shells</i>, is a playful exploration of how people express themselves through clothes. It features individuals swathed in every item from their wardrobe, flashes of body parts only just visible. “Clothing is an immediate social cue,” …

Photography

The Wild Pizzas of Southern Italy Have to Be Seen to Be Believed

A restaurant critic and two chefs go on a pie-in-the-sky adventure to find exactly how far you can stretch the idea of pizza.<p>When do dough, tomato …

The Tricky, Twisty History of Flour Tortillas

Wait, flour tortillas are Jewish? That doesn’t sound right. Actually, it sounds so wrong, I couldn’t stop wondering, wondering, all thanks to this <b>late-night stumble-upon</b> in the <i>Houston Chronicle</i>. (What am I doing looking at decade-old news stories on tortillas? Oh, who knows?) I always understood …

How much money do people need to be happy?

Take three people. All are unmarried, 33-year-old women who live in the United States. One makes an annual salary of $40,000, another makes $120,000, and the third makes $200,000. Who do you think is the happiest?<p>According to a recently released study (paywall) in the burgeoning field of happiness …

Happiness

Mark Seliger’s 2018 Oscars Portrait Studio

Hollywood’s biggest stars stepped inside our portrait studio on Oscar night. Take a look at some of the most stunning photographs.

Like Lemons? Quinoa? Thank This Food Explorer For Bringing Them To Your Plate

Botanist David Fairchild grew up in Kansas at the end of the 19th century. He loved plants, and he loved travel, and he found a way to combine both into a job for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.<p>At the age of 22, he created the Section of Foreign Seed and Plant Introduction of the USDA, and for …

Southern Africa

Behind the Scenes of How Chocolate Is Actually Made

In recent years, Brazil has become a leader in the international chocolate market: It is the seventh-largest cacao producer in the world, known for …

Flavors

The Super Bowl halftime show performance the year you were born

When we think of Super Bowl halftime shows today, we think of A-list pop stars and flashy spectacles.<p>But for many years, the halftime show was reserved for marching bands and dance groups in more modest performances.<p>To find out just how much it has changed, we rounded up the Super Bowl halftime …

Music

Life lessons from Tadahisa Sakai, the last descendant of a Japanese samurai clan

About 150 years ago, at the end of Japan’s Edo period, a civil war resulted in the end of the samurai culture and the birth of modern Japan. One …

Japan

Drive-in days: America's abandoned movie theaters

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nights at the drive-in were a heady mix of high school dates and high jinks and a once quintessential part of growing up in America.<p>The craze reached its peak in the 1950s and 1960s, but now many drive-ins lie abandoned, occupied only by nostalgic ghosts of the past.<p>Motivated by the …

Trespassing

The Grande Dame of Documentary Is Leaving Her Home at HBO

When Sheila Nevins first started working in television in the 1970s, she thought “being touched by a man inappropriately was part of the rules of the game.”<p>“I had no way of knowing,” says the profane, glamorous and gloriously inappropriate 78-year-old president of HBO Documentary Films over a …

Matt Lauer

Photographer Sends a Drone Over NYC to Prove the City is More Stunning From Above

New York City is a stunning metropolis no matter how a photographer captures it, but aerial photography offers a look at Manhattan that's unlike anything else. Humza Deas is one photographer taking to the skies via a drone and snapping many striking shots of New York. His awe-inspiring vantage …

New York City

The Most Popular Kitchen Colors of the Last 100 Years

(Image credit: GardenWeb)<p>Looking through the kitchen color trends of the last century tells us a lot more than simply the most popular hues of the …

Bizarre, Enormous 16th-Century Map Assembled for First Time

The largest known world map of its time—made of 60 individual sheets—can finally be seen as the mapmaker intended.<p>This colorful and intricately detailed map from 1587 is more than nine feet by nine feet when fully assembled. For the last 430 years, its 60 individual sheets were bound together as an …

Maps

Modern Paris Seen Through Retro Porthole Windows of ‘Tours Aillaud’ High-Rises

Parisian photographer Laurent Kronental’s latest photo series, <i>Les Yeux des Tours</i>, captures life through the porthole windows of the Tours Aillaud—a social housing estate in the Pablo Picasso district of Nanterre. With 18 towers ranging from 7 to 38 stories high, the housing project accounts for a …

Social Housing

A NASA astronaut films his spacewalk — and a breathtaking view of Earth

On its surface, Earth is chaos. It is traffic jams and the threat of nuclear war and fake news operations trying to punk real ones but owning themselves spectacularly in the process.<p>But launch yourself a couple hundred miles above the atmosphere, and Earth seems a different world. It is quiet. It …

Social Media

See the Secret Underground Chamber Where Michelangelo Drew on the Walls

For about two months in 1530, Michelangelo hid out in a secret chamber beneath the Medici Chapels in Florence’s Basilica di San Lorenzo, seeking …

Italy