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Cooking

What do real Italians think about New York's Italian food?

Drinking cappuccino after noon? Adding meatballs to spaghetti? And what’s with all the garlic? For expats, the US version of ‘Italian’ is an exercise in patience<p>An ocean away from home, Ombretta Bellomi is making her way across a roundabout in Manhattan, walking towards a brunch date with friends. …

The 50 best tacos in America, ranked

So we asked our friends at Foursquare to dig through their troves of user data and compile a list of the best taco joints in the US.<p>Because the site allows users to save and favorite venues they love, Foursquare was able to track down which tacos diners are raving about most across America.<p>To …

Texas

9 Amazing Meals That Require Absolutely Zero Cooking

You can skip the preheated oven, everyone—and put down that frying pan, too, while you’re at it! These mouthwatering no-cook recipes prove that …

Our 10 best all-day eggs recipes

We kick off a week-long Cook special on the wonders of the humble egg with this selection of surprisingly eclectic eggy recipes, showing they make a handsome plateful morning noon and night, whether it’s savoury cakes and sandwiches or pasta and luxurious soups ...<p><b>The pan of goodness:</b> <b>Stovetop</b> …

Artists

How a chef cooks gourmet meals on a hot plate in his 100-square-foot apartment

This may be the case, but I can guarantee that it is not as tiny as professional chef Grayson Altenberg's new apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.<p>A recent New York transplant from the Midwest, the 22-year-old moved into a 100-square-foot studio this summer and hasn't regretted his …

Cast Iron Skillet

People around the world are eating banana peels — here's why you should too

Most banana peels end up in the trash, but they can do a lot of good in your stomach. Not only do banana skins contain valuable nutrients, they can taste good as well.<p><i>Produced by Alex Kuzoian. Original reporting by Jessica Orwig.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

Skin Care

This is how fortune cookies are made

The Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory, in San Francisco's Chinatown, makes their cookies by hand.<p>The cookies start flat, as the batter gets baked and pressed into small sheets. The fortune is then placed in the middle of the hot cookie, after which the whole thing is hand-folded into shape with …

Dessert

Munchery launches a new way to skip the grocery store and still cook a fresh meal at home

Some people love the process, but others view ordering delivery food as a more appealing venture.<p>Until this week, on-demand food start-up Munchery had focused on that delivery-food market. Its mission was to make healthy food affordable, anywhere. Instead of picking up the phone and ordering a …

Blue Apron

A Food Lover’s Guide to Dining Out

Dining out can be a deal breaker. When finding a place for two (or more) people to eat together, you have to consider not just personal preferences, but food allergies, ambiance, location, price, Yelp reviews, etc. What once sounded like a simple meal can quickly evolve into a homework …

13 Creative Ways to Decorate with Maps

1 of 15<p>Worldly Window Treatment<p>Rack up style points with map-adorned roller shades. Made from a vintage map of Australia, this creative window …

Home Decorating

13 Throw Pillows to Instantly Update Your Decor for Fall

With the changing seasons, it makes sense to switch up your clothes, your makeup routines and even your diet, so it’s only natural that you’d want to do the same with your decor. Small changes like switching out the prints in your frames, a new rug or fresh throw pillows on the couch are easy ways …

Decorations

Six Times One Single Great Decorating Idea Took Up An Entire Wall

Big blank walls are intimidating at times, taunting you with their vastness. You’ve got carte blanche, but that means you need to come up with …

Living Rooms Design Ideas, Remodel and Decor Pictures

Modern Christmas Decorating Ideas for a Festive Home for the Holidays

The holidays are almost upon us. Traditional Christmas decorations are warm and inviting, but those felt stockings, candy canes and wooden reindeer …

1,000+ Dream Houses Ideas That Are Truly Spcectacular

12 Home Decor Pinterest Boards That Will Inspire Your Dream Home

Pinterest and home décor are a match made in heaven. It’s hard to imagine a more perfect platform to research, plan, and deconstruct your fantasy …

20 Magical And Crafty Ways To Decorate An Indoor Staircase This Christmas

The Christmas season is almost upon us, with advertisements flooding the media reminding the public of everything that is available on sale to …

Decorations

11 Living Room Decorating Ideas Every Homeowner Should Know

<b>Lost when it comes to creating a visually cohesive, lived-in space? Learn how to decorate like an interior designer.</b><p>Decorate for Your Lifestyle<p>Interior designer Gillian Segal truly believes that "living in an environment you respond positively to will improve your quality of life." For her, that …

Home Decorating

Our Best-Ever Holiday Decorating Ideas

Bring cheer to your house this holiday season with these easy decorating ideas.<p>Everyone loves decorating for Christmas. Grab your garland and get …

Part 3: A Guest Bedroom Makeover

Altering an awkward corridor created into a well-appointed guest room.<p>Contributing editor Frances Schultz continues her East Hampton home renovation by turning an awkward corridor into a well-appointed guest room. Go back to the beginning to watch the whole house come together, starting with the …