Matīss Vaivodiņš

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10 of the best museums in Europe… that you’ve probably never heard of

Head to Europe on a city break and a museum trip is likely, but why not take a detour from the big hitters and try one of these excellent alternatives instead?<p>Museum Kampa, Prague<p>A line of yellow penguins and a group of giant, faceless crawling babies marks the site of Museum Kampa, a modern art …

European Travel

This easy recipe for baked eggs in ramekins will transform your breakfast

Omelets? So over them. Fried eggs? Forget about it. When it comes to breakfast, baked eggs are the best invention since, well, sliced bread. These individual ramekins are filled with a deluxe blend of savory vegetables and rich, creamy eggs; give them 20 minutes in the oven and get your spoons …


Make Puerto Rican rice and beans, a bowl of comfort with deep roots

It’s a classic combination around the globe, yes, but in few places more than Latin America is rice and beans considered as much a part of the cultural DNA as is speaking Spanish. Perhaps that’s because it’s a dish born of the region’s history. Beans are native to the Americas, where Christopher …

Puerto Rico

Never Mess Up a Pie Crust Again

Never mess up pie dough again.<p><i>We all make cooking mistakes. Which is why digital food editor Dawn Perry is here to help. Welcome to Effed It Up</i>.<p>Recently we asked on Facebook, "Hey, what have you effed up in the kitchen lately?" The good news is you're all messing up the same stuff: rice, eggs of …


Give Us All the Green Things: How to Make a Spring Pesto

You can make pesto out of almost anything green and leafy, which makes spring the perfect time to experiment.<p>There's nothing quite like a good pesto: Fresh, vibrant, green, with just enough richness (thanks, cheese and nuts!) to keep things from feeling austere. We slather it on bread, sauce our …


National Geographic Travel

by-the-Sea-Inspired Paella

Yotam Ottolenghi re-creates a dish from the world's most perfect, most impossible to get to Mediterranean restaurant.<p><i>How do you re-create a dish from the world's most perfect, most impossible-to-get-to Mediterranean restaurant in a basic London kitchen? In his new column, Notes From My Test</i> …

North London

Snack, Attacked: Is a Smoothie Really Good for You?

A nutritionist tells us if a smoothie can be good for you.<p>Even food professionals get the munchies. Sure, we're surrounded by food all day, but even we get a 4 o'clock (3 o'clock? 11 o'clock?) snack attack. You know the feeling: distracted at your desk, tired of your gum, not even always "'hungry" …

Healthy Eating

Homemade Veggie Fritters = Best Morning Ever

How to make fritters with leftover grains and whatever greens you have on hand.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the right foot. It’s a chance</i> …