Marie McDonald

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A local’s guide to Chicago: 10 top tips

Traditionally overshadowed by coastal powerhouses New York City and Los Angeles, Chicago is on the rise, with a record 55 million visitors in 2017 – and new direct flights from the UK with Norwegian and Wow making the US’s third-largest city more accessible. While visitors tend to congregate around …

Travel

How to Temper Chocolate (and Why You Should)

If you’ve ever bitten into a shiny chocolate from a box of truffles, you’ve experienced the magic of tempering. The term refers to the process of …

How To Betray Your Wife, Destroy Her Self-Worth, And Implode Your Marriage In One Easy Step

I wrote an article last week about a husband’s great need, and right, to be respected by his wife. The article went fairly viral, so I was inundated …

Relationships

12 Egg Cooking Tricks I Learned In Culinary School

Egg day: the most dreaded day of culinary school.

Eating your way through Riyadh: a culinary guide

At the hub of political, economic and social activity in Saudi Arabia, Riyadh is also home to an extravagant and vibrant dining scene, where locals and expats alike have an unsatiated appetite for the hottest foodie favourites and the latest restaurant openings. This cosmopolitan city boasts …

Debunking the left brain/right brain myth

I’ve always been fascinated by what’s playing out on the hills and valleys of our 3lbs of grey matter whilst we’re generating creative ideas. People …

12 Must-Have Fall Trends Under $200

<b>Kitten-heel booties.</b> The perfect day-to-night shoe, thanks to its itsy-bitsy heel.<p><b>Statement sweater.</b> Afraid of the frump? Wear it with a pleated …

Clothing

Michael Gove vows to take action on ocean plastic after being 'haunted' by Blue Planet

Michael Gove has vowed to take action over plastic pollution in the oceans after being "haunted" by Sunday night's episode of Blue Planet.<p>In the episode, which drove some viewers to tears, a pilot whale carried the carcass of its dead baby around for days.<p>Sir David Attenborough, narrating the …

Michael Gove

How to Make the Best Ultra-Buttery Croissants

Fermented and layered with loads of butter, Tartine's signature croissant dough is the building block for so many more flaky twists, buns, and …

Breakfast

Where to Eat in Barcelona

As recommended by the staff at Pakta. —Michael Idov

Here's How To Make The Perfect Sourdough Loaf At Home

Get baking!<p><b>BAKER’S SCHEDULE</b><p>Thursday–Saturday: Feed your starter until bubbly and active.<p>Saturday Evening: Make the dough, and let rise overnight.<p>Sunday Morning: Shape the dough, let rise again, score, and bake.<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>50 g (1⁄4 cup) bubbly, active starter<p>350 g (11⁄3 cups plus 2 tbsp) warm …

I'm Kind Of Obsessed With This 200-Year-Old Cake Recipe

George Washington feasted on this cake in 1783. And I feasted on it last week.<p>So it ends up sweet, but not overpoweringly sweet. And the carrot-cooking isn't too involved: you just boil 'em for 5 minutes.<p>You cream the butter and sugar, add a bunch of eggs one at a time, sift together the flour and …

Chocolate Cakes

These incredible chocolate cake recipes include Ina Garten's all-time favorite chocolate cake and moist red velvet cake.

Dessert

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Farmer Casserole Recipe

<b>You’ll Need:</b><p>6 cups of diced potatoes.<br>1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil.<br>1 ½ cups of reduced fat shredded colby or monterey blend cheese.<br>6 slices of …

All About Leavening for Baking and Cooking

Leaveners are used in baked goods to improve texture and visual appearance. They create air pockets within a dough or batter to give the final …

18 of the greatest photographs from 125 years of National Geographic

Monte Cristo Sandwich Recipe

<b>You’ll Need:</b><p>2 eggs.<br>Pinches of salt and pepper.<br>4 slices of sturdy white bread.<br>2 tbsps of mustard.<br>2 tbsps of mayonnaise.<br>½ pound of thick sliced baked …

Winning White Cake Recipes

We bake dozens of delicious cakes for our holiday recipe contest each year just so you can enjoy these winning recipes.<p><b>Recipe: Coconut Cake with Rum</b> …

Red Velvet Raspberry Truffles

Melt 8 ounces of the chocolate as directed on package. Beat cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, food color and raspberry flavor in large bowl with …

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs

Can we talk about obnoxiously loud sneezers for a minute?WHY DO YOU DO THIS?I get that you can’t control when a sneeze will happen, but that terribly …

Bake: A modern take on classic coffee cake

Chocolate Desserts

From fudgy chocolate brownies to rich chocolate layer cake, here are fabulous chocolate desserts.

Taste Beyond The Tongue

These three cookbooks went viral before the Internet existed - and they still hold up today

Not long ago, an editor reminded me, "A cookbook can't be everything to everyone." Has this always been true?<p>My mind immediately flashed back to 1982's "The Silver Palate Cookbook," by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins. It was a comprehensive source for a generation of home cooks in America. More than …

Why a Pub in the Middle of Nowhere Was Named the World’s Best Restaurant

If you had to describe a restaurant declared the best in the world, you might think of somewhere distinctly glamorous.<p>I’ve eaten at six …

Dining Rooms

This Celery Salad Is Actually Amazing and Yes, the Main Ingredient Is Celery

There are also dates and almonds... and Parmesan.<p>I have nothing but love for chef Josh McFadden’s (of Ava Gene's in Portland) celery salad. It sounds boring as hell, partly because it relies on one of the humblest, most underrated ingredients known to mankind (celery), but it’s actually a perfect …

Food

The Amazing Ways Coca Cola Uses Artificial Intelligence And Big Data To Drive Success

The Coca Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company selling more than 500 brands of soft drink to customers in over 200 countries. Every single day the world consumes more that 1.9 billion servings of their drinks including brands like Coca Cola (including Diet and Zero) as well as Fanta, …

Artificial Intelligence

Top Eastern European Stew Recipes

Frugal Eastern European farmers have always been known for nose-to-tail eating, that is, using every part of the livestock they butcher. Tougher cuts …