Lisa Lester

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How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Cooking

Looking for Inspiration? Take a Hike.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to generate new ideas? Throw on your walking shoes.<p>A recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology by Stanford University researchers Marily Oppezzo, a doctoral student in education psychology, and Daniel Schwartz, …

Creativity

Wettest Place on Earth

Upper Terrace at Mammoth Hot Spring, Yellowstone

Inside The Pixar Braintrust

In this exclusive excerpt from Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull unveils one of his key management tools–the Pixar Braintrust, which has helped the animation powerhouse score 14 box office hits in a row.<p>A hallmark of a healthy creative culture is that its people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and …

Animation

Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

Swimming

Pictures: Celebrating the Fourth of July and America

How to grow broccoli

If you don't like broccoli… well, firstly, why are you reading this? Secondly, you may have problems with your so-called "brussels sprout gene"; thirdly, you may simply be a big baby who needs to snap out of it; and fourthly, you should take it up with the Flemish sculptor Peter Scheemakers. Except …

5 Awesome "Graffitrees": Graffiti with Actual Trees

Afro Taino by Gabriel Abreu in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic<p>Great graffiti happens when the artists don't get stumped. Instead, they go out on a …

What I'm Reading: Todd Mundt of Audible.com

What I’m Reading: Todd Mundt of Audible.com<p>Inside Flipboard / July 2, 2014<p><i>Todd Mundt reads for a living. Formerly the editorial director for NPR</i> …

Best photos of moon, Spica, Mars on July 5

A wonderful conjunction on Saturday night. Thanks to all who submitted photos.<p>Bottom line: The moon, Mars and Spica on July 5, 2014. Thanks to all …

Astronomy

Glasses That Make Beer Taste Better; Shrimp's New Path

· Glasses That Make Beer Taste Better [PopSci]<br>· Shrimp's New Path to the Plate [NYT]<br>· Japanese Brewers Make Canned Cocktails [Reuters]<br>· Sous Vide: The Chefs' Secret Coming to Your Kitchen [Guardian]<br>· Bad Girl Scout Cookies [Medium via Laughing Squid]<br>· Raymond Blanc Offers Lessons in His Mother's …

Everything You Need to Know About Summer Desserts

<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: From ice-cold cakes to warm, crisp crumbles, here's how to make the most of summer sweets.</i><p>Summer is truly the season of sweets. Our freezers are …

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60 4th of July Recipes to Celebrate Peak Summer in America

When the Fourth of July comes around this year, you'll be ready—and you'll be equipped with the recipes we love most for Independence Day.<p>Unlike Thanksgiving, people don't plan their Fourth of July menus way in advance. It's of an on-the-fly thing that happens once you've already stocked up on 10 …

Cooking

Salmon Burgers and 5 Tasty Ways to Top Them

Burgers may be the most riffed-on food in the American canon, but let’s face it, the beef patty has limitations. Bacon, barbecue sauce, and blue …

Seafood

Cherry & Herb Salad

Heat oven broiler to high. Place chiles on a baking sheet; broil, turning as needed, until charred and tender, 4-5 minutes.<p>Transfer to a bowl and …

Cherries

5 Fast Fruit Desserts You Should Definitely Grill Right Now

Here are five super-quick, delicious desserts to make on the grill.<p>Happy Fourth of July! Here are five super-quick, delicious desserts to make on the …

How to Classify and Cook With Clams

<i>This summer, Christine Burns Rudalevige of The Family Fish Project is on a mission to help us cook and eat more seafood at home.</i><p><i>Today: The only two clam classifications home cooks need to know -- and how to cook each type right.</i><p>I spent most of my family’s summer coastal California road trip looking …

The Nolan Ryan Beef & Barbecue Cookbook

• <b>Author:</b> Nolan Ryan<p><b>Authentic, easy-to-prepare Texas beef and BBQ recipes from Baseball Hall of Famer and cattle rancher Nolan Ryan.</b><br>Legendary pitcher Nolan Ryan grew up in Texas and early on developed a passion for cattle ranching that rivaled his interest in baseball. His first cookbook offers 75 …

How to Buy and Store Summer Fruits and Vegetables

How to buy and store 16 in-season summer fruits and vegetables, from cucumbers and basil to cherries and corn<p><b>With the sudden burst of produce hitting farmers' markets</b> and grocery store shelves, food shopping in the summer can feel like a very leafy, juicy Christmas. But it's also overwhelming to …

Gardening

How to Grill Tomatoes, Then Cook With Them

There's nothing like grill-charred tomatoes—except maybe incorporating them into these half-dozen summer salad recipes<p><b>There are fragrant, fresh tomatoes</b>; there are rich, concentrated tomato sauces; and then—somewhere deliciously in between—there are these blistered beauties. My mom deserves credit …

Tomatoes

Peaches! 7 Things to Make with Summer's Perfect Fruit

A perfectly ripe peach is the apotheosis of summer. After the seasonal first thrill of eating peaches out of hand (preferably over the sink, to catch …

Peaches

Everything You Need To Know About Peppercorns, The Most Widely Used Spice In The World

Pepper is one of those spices that is so ubiquitous that we definitely take it for granted. Along with salt, pepper appears on just about every table -- in restaurants and kitchens alike. It's used in cuisines across the globe, and in fact, it is the most widely used spice in the world.<p>Pepper's …

Spice of Life

Lunch at my Balinese husband's family compound in Ubud is served in the informal Indonesian style: Dishes are put out on the rough-hewn wooden table, …

How to Use Edible Flowers in Salads, Cocktails, and More

Farmers' markets are glowing with all kinds of edible blossoms, and ABC Kitchen chef Dan Kluger is here to explain how you can eat them at home<p>Normally, this is where we'd write something clever about April showers bringing May flowers, but honestly, we're so entranced by the incredible array of …

Ice Cream

Indian Spices 101: How to Work With Dry Spices

Many of my friends, new to Indian food, think that it's all spice and fire. But that's not true. Sure, there are spices, but it's not all chili. It's cumin, cinnamon, cardamom; fragrant spices, robust ones, peppery ones. And they're used carefully and thoughtfully. Each has its own aroma and adds …