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The 5 Myths You Must Know about Kobe Beef

Why the steak you’re paying a premium for may also include a sucker’s fee<p>You’re at a steakhouse. You see Kobe beef on the menu. It carries a fat price tag. Is it worth it? Matt Goulding, author of the new book <i>Rice, Noodle, Fish</i>, a gastronomic travel guide to the edible wonders of Japan, steers you …

Green innovation: This company is growing the future of automated agriculture

If your goal is to create a stable food supply on Earth, or elsewhere for that matter, one path to steady, environmentally friendly and …

Nine Tasting Menus You Can Actually Afford

<b>What it is:</b> A new modern Indian spot in Alphabet City by way of Melbourne.<p><b>The price:</b> $50 chef’s tasting (Note: the whole table must spring for it)<p><b>The</b> …

This is what the inside of a great white shark looks like

But the truth is, great whites rarely attack humans. More people are killed by kitchen toasters each year than by sharks.<p>It's the great white's extraordinary killer instincts that give these sea beasts such a misleading reputation. Still, so much about the great white remains a mystery.<p>In the …

The radical Bernie Sanders idea that could reclaim America for the 99 percent

Bernie Sanders has brought new attention to the perils of inequality. What if he could do even more?<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has electrified the 2016 presidential race with his no-nonsense energy, authenticity, and class-politics platform. Some of his proposals have already made right-wing heads …

Meet the tomato expert who knows the best varieties for you

From heirlooms to new grafted varieties, there's a tomato to suit every gardener. And Craig LeHoullier knows them all<p>I’ve been taking advice from a man in the United States who happens to have a PhD in chemistry and an interesting sideline. Alas, as far as my bank balance is concerned, he is not …

How to Make a Custardy French Omelet

The key to a sumptuous, custardy omelet? Technique—and a lot of patience.<p>Here's the good news: You can absolutely make this sumptuous, custardy French omelet at home. Even better news: Though it may take a few tries to get it perfect, even your "failures" will be delicious. We put <b>Petit Trois</b> chef</b> …

Egg and Avocado Breakfast Sandwich

6 sandwiches<p>Meat-free but not too virtuous, it’s healthy and satisfying.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>hot sauce<p>1 red bell pepper<p>¼ medium mango, cut into pieces<p>2 tablespoons light brown sugar<p>2 tablespoons white wine vinegar<p>2 tablespoons fresh orange juice<p>1 tablespoon fresh lime juice<p>½ teaspoon cayenne …

The Egg-o-matic Skull Egg Mold Turns a Boiled Egg Into a Grinning Skull

The Egg-o-matic Skull Egg Mold turns a boiled egg into a fearsome grinning skull. It’s perfect for those of us who like to be reminded of our own …

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Quantum Theory Explains What Consciousness Is

<b>For a very long time mankind has questioned what consciousness is</b> – whether our ability to think, our free will, is tied directly to our soul or if …

Grilled Split Lobster

2 Servings<p>Cooking lobster entirely on the grill ensures that no water gets inside the shell, which means you’ll get more concentrated lobster flavor.<p>June 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for grill<p>2 1½-pound live lobsters<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>Melted …

Nat Geo Staff Picks: The Best of Montana

Montana’s beautiful national parks and charming small towns are more than enough reason to add the state to your next travel itinerary. Not sure where to start your tour of Big Sky Country? We’ve got you covered.<p><b>Here are a few of the National Geographic Travel team’s favorite spots in …

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Chi Spacca's Bistecca Fiorentina

8 Servings<p>If you don’t enjoy very rare meat, keep these steaks on the grill until they reach 120°; they’ll still be rare, but less aggressively so.<p>June 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 2½–3-pound bone-in rib-eye steaks, 2–2½ inches thick, preferably aged<p>Kosher salt and coarsely ground black pepper<p>Extra-virgin …

Most people don't understand just how little we know about the human brain

That fantastically complex organ is the main focus of several massive scientific research projects right now, including the more than $300 million Brain Initiative and the EU's Human Brain Project.<p>What most people may not realize is how much this research is truly delving into the unknown. As …

More than sardines: is Portuguese food the next big trend?

Nuno Mendes's latest venture is a Portuguese restaurant, but he's not the only chef to be inspired by Europe’s most westerly country. Bring on the custard tarts...<p>When Nuno Mendes opens a new restaurant, you can be sure it will make waves – this is the same chef who brought us celebrity mecca the</b> …

McDonald's should do whatever it takes to acquire this New York City-based Chipotle-style Indian food chain

A few years after I bought McDonald's stock, the company became a major investor in a little-known Colorado burrito chain called Chipotle. The fast-casual Mexican-food restaurant has grown far beyond anyone's wildest dreams, and now has more than 1,700 restaurants worldwide and a market cap of $40 …

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Spicy Grilled Chicken with Lemon and Parsley

8 Servings<p>To avoid tearing the skin on the breast or thighs, turn the chickens over by picking them up from the ends of the drumsticks.<p>June 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup hot smoked Spanish paprika<p>¼ cup kosher salt<p>¼ cup coarsely ground black pepper<p>1½ tablespoons cayenne pepper<p>2 3½–4-pound chickens, …

Beach Cocktail: Citrus Salty Dog [Recipe]

2 minute Read<p>Vancouver, British Columbia is an awesome city with amazing views, cocktails and cosmopolitan ambiance. It’s a city that exemplifies …

Crab Cakes with Roasted Tomatillo Mayo

Makes 20 Servings<p>Try not to pack the crab mixture too tightly; you want these to just hold their shape so they fry up light and airy. And remember: Crab cakes are only as good as the crab you use; buy the best you can afford.<p>May 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>tomatillo mayo<p>3 medium tomatillos, husks removed, …

5 Ways to Shop and Cook Your Way to Less Food Waste (No Dumpster Diving Required)

A new documentary on wasted food shows just how much of our groceries are ending up in the trash. Here's how to be smarter about shopping and cooking, while also cutting down on your food waste.<p>Here is a list of all the food I threw out last week while cleaning my refrigerator: An almost-full bunch …

Top 5 US Beercation Destinations

Since yesterday was #NationalBeerDay, that got us thinking. How can we book a better beercation? According to Conde Nast Travel writer Amy Plitt, there are a handful of American cities that are killing the craft beer game. Lucky for travelers, these cities are often under loved, meaning low prices …

Barbecued Chicken

4 Servings<p>Avoid rookie mistakes when it comes to barbecuing chicken. If you apply the sauce too early, it will scorch. And most bottled sauces are too sweet, which is where this vinegary version comes in.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Barbecue Sauce<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>¼ cup tomato paste<p>2 teaspoons …

National Parks Road Trip: Utah

Discover the Road to Mighty: Zion > Bryce Canyon > Capitol Reef > Arches > Canyonlands<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> McCarran International, Las Vegas<p>This multiday adventure on remote byways is a journey through the slickrock heart of the American West, linking Utah’s "Mighty Five" national parks—Zion, Bryce …

PSA: Frozen Peas Are Actually Better Than Fresh

By Christina Chaey<p>Vibrant frozen peas might be even tastier, and more versatile, than their fresh counterparts. Seriously.<p>Let's just put our cards on the table: <b>We love frozen peas.</b> Is there a part of us that fantasizes about spending hours sitting on a porch somewhere bucolic, breaking open fresh, …

Cuba's Playa Paraiso Beach Named Among World's Best, Because Of COURSE Cuba Has A Secret Paradise

We can think of many reasons to go to Cuba -- it's not like we <i>needed</i> one of the best beaches on the planet to lure us there.<p>But hey, we'll take it if you're offering.<p>Playa Paraiso Beach, on Cuba's Cayo Largo, was recently crowned one of the top beaches in the world in TripAdvisor's annual …

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How We Did the Maldives on the Cheap

Come on, dream with me for a moment. Imagine you're on a beach. You're lying in a hammock, body as loose and floppy as a rag doll. The soft strains of playful island music kisses your ears, its provenance indeterminable. Your skin is warm to the touch -- the sun gilds it with its penetrating golden …

Cook The Perfect Steak With Your IPhone: Anova Sous-Vide

Ever wondered how restaurants are able to get that steak perfectly medium rare from edge to edge? Most likely they were using a sous-vide machine — where food is sealed in plastic and then placed in a water bath maintained at a precise temperature. Let’s say you want that rib eye at 130º F. The …

How A Former Wall Street Trader Solved The Restaurant Industry's Biggest Problem

Restaurant owners have argued for decades that raising wages would require an increase in menu prices, resulting in fewer customers and ultimately fewer jobs.<p>Former Wall Street trader Bobby Fry says he has found a way around that problem.<p>Fry, who left Wall Street in 2010 to open a restaurant in …

Why is Samsung's breakthrough in graphene research so promising for next generation electronics?

Allianz<p>Samsung has announced some great news, they’ve made a breakthrough in graphene manufacturing. Graphene is that magical carbon substance that is destined to provide the world with next generation efficiency and flexibility for electronic components, such as flexible displays and wearable …

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