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This Is How You Should Be Roasting Your Chicken

<i>For</i> Bon Appetit<i>, by Elyssa Goldberg.</i><p>Have you ever looked at a pile of vegetables and thought about how much better they would be if they were actually a big piece of meat? Hm. That’s not actually possible, but the closest you can get is roasting a chicken on a bed of vegetables and letting those …

8 Steps To Perfect & Colourful Meringues

We worked with The Meringue Girls last April and filmed this very enticing video on ‘8 Steps to Mastering Perfect Meringues‘. Boy, were they perfect …

Mulled Wine Poached Pear and Berry Cheesecake

Cheesecakes are a fantastic, easy dessert to rustle up when you're entertaining. Although not typically a Winter sweet, my version is perfect for the …

Countdown to a perfect festive lunch

Timing is all if you are after a succulent turkey. Here is my minute-by-minute guide for a hassle-free Christmas feast to remember<p>The season of peace, goodwill and monster-sized turkeys is upon us. Getting the turkey right is the one task all cooks dread. In fact, it is all down to timing. …

The best Christmas cakes: Angela Hartnett judges budget vs luxury

<i>In a completely blind taste test (without knowing brands or prices), the Michelin-starred chef Angela Hartnett was asked to judge 11 of this year's Christmas cakes from supermarkets and specialist suppliers, considering their looks, texture and taste. Who will come out on top?</i><p>My family celebrates …

This moreish Indian snack is packed with spice, but should the pastry be chewy and robust or crisp and flaky? And which folding technique is best?<p>Samosas have been the victims of a grave injustice. Those deflated triangles of cardboard pastry sold in supermarket Indian snack selections bear as much …

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Reese's Peanut Butter Christmas Trees Look Absolutely Nothing Like Trees - And The Internet Can't Handle It

<b>SEE ALSO: Reese's Defends Ugly 'Christmas Tree' Chocolate, By Calling Out Tree Shaming</b><p>Most of us master the art of drawing Christmas trees at primary …

Pulled Pork and Cornbread Make This Slow-Cooker Chili a New Favorite

Things can get heated when you're debating pizza styles or barbecue cities, but the ultimate chili? That's walking into a war zone.<p>For the sake of my safety, I'm not going to claim to have perfected the traditional dish. After all, there are almost as many recipes out there as there are people who …

You Can Eat a Salad Tomorrow. Tonight, It's All Meat and Potatoes

Cozy up with these hearty, unfussy meat-and-potatoes recipes.<p><b>When the mercury drops</b>, get cozy with these hearty meat-and-potatoes recipes. They're classic, simple, and unfussy: Just the way dinner should be.

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How to Make Cracker Jack at Home

<i>The only downside of making it at home? You have to provide the surprise inside.</i><p>Cracker Jack is an iconic American snack that has been around for over 100 years—and that means that most of us have tried the molasses-flavored caramel-covered popcorn and salty peanuts at least once in our lifetime. …

5 Ingredients and 10 Minutes = Awesome Strawberry Shortcake

I loved Strawberry Shortcake as a kid. I mean, I <i>loved</i> it. And I'm not talking about the simple dessert of biscuits layered with macerated strawberries and whipped cream. I'm talking about the cartoon character with the cat named Custard. I had a well-worn cassette tape with Strawberry Shortcake …

25 Stir-Fry Recipes to Rock Out With Your Wok Out

Every cook has <i>that</i> piece of cookware—the one they keep coming back to day after day. That could be a stainless steel sauté pan, a cast iron skillet, or an enameled cast iron Dutch oven, but for me it's unquestionably my wok. I've been using the same cheap carbon steel wok for years, and it's one of …

20 Salted Desserts That Make Us Want to Break Out the Maldon

Salted caramel and chocolate desserts are here to stay—make one of these and see why.<p><b>Salted desserts have never been more popular</b>, and it's easy to see why. Not only does it bring out other flavors, it's a perfect foil to rich chocolate and sweet caramel. Try these confections and see for yourself.

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National Cupcake Week: London's 10 best cupcakes

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Cakey Fans Beware: These Brownies are Practically Fudge

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, is taking one-bowl brownies to new (excessively frosted) heights.</i><p>I've sampled a lot of brownies in my life. Personally, if I were to get philosophical about it, <b>I like a brownie that teeters on the edge of fudge-like.</b> It …

The Food Lab's Complete Guide to Sous Vide Barbecue Pork Ribs

The timing and temperature suggestions in this guide, as well as all the FAQs and basic instructions, are part of our partnership with Anova, the makers of our favorite sous vide circulator, the Anova Precision Cooker. You can download the Anova Precision Cooker App (it's free) to grab all this …

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9 Crazy Body Hacks That Give You Superhuman Powers

But don't try these at home. Seriously.<p>Gamers often perform repetitive tasks to improve their character’s skill set, gain rewards, and advance to new levels. The process is known as grinding: Now, an underground movement has taken up that expression, calling themselves grinders, and they’re trying …

60 Fall Recipes We're Looking Forward to Making

All the fall recipes we're looking forward to cooking now that summer is (nearly) over.<p><b>Oh no ... it's actually happening.</b> The end of summer is fast approaching, and we're gearing up for shorter days, longer nights, cooler temperatures, colorful leaves, sweatshirts, and football. Not only is the …

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23 of Our Favorite Recipes Made with 3 Ingredients or Fewer

Meals should not be brief. We like to linger at the table, sneaking cold potatoes with our fingers and refilling our wine glasses and talking and talking and talking. But recipes? Those can be brief—and maybe they should be, letting the ingredients or the technique speak the loudest. Thick, buttery …

Rosetta discovers water on comet 67p like nothing on Earth

The Rosetta spacecraft has detected water coming off comet 67P, the rubber duck-shaped lump of ice and dust that it placed the Philae robotic lander on last month.<p>The presence of water is not a surprise, but what has wrong-footed researchers is the makeup of the water, which is nothing like that …

7 Reasons Why You Should Buy An Android Phone Over An iPhone

Paris: glass triangle looms large on horizon of a city caught between past and future

Parisians used to joke that the view from the rooftop terrace of the Centre Georges Pompidou was the best in the city. It was not what you could see – the Eiffel tower in one direction, Notre Dame in another and the ethereal dome of Sacré Coeur over a vast expanse of roofs. It was what you could …

The US is going to get a new, capitalist Cuba—and it might not like it

Cuba is already far from being the place it used to be. The once proudly tattered mansions of central Havana sport fresh paint jobs and modern fittings. Those magnificent old American gas guzzlers not reduced to rust or scrap have largely been turned into tourist limos. Air-conditioned buses speed …

These Blimps Are Meant To Protect Washington DC From Missiles Somehow

Lumpy sentinels of freedom<p>To protect the nation’s capital from a 21st century threat, the Pentagon is turning to a technology first seen in World War I: blimps. Made by Raytheon, the “Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System,” or JLENS for short, is a tethered …

Mark Zuckerberg wants Facebook users to submit ideas for his 2015 personal challenge

Mark Zuckerberg is looking for help from Facebook’s 1.35 billion users to figure out what goal he should set for himself in 2015.<p>Each year, the Facebook cofounder picks a personal challenge. In past years, those goals have included learning Mandarin, meeting one new person a day who didn’t work for …

What your breakfast says about you

If you like a different breakfast every day you crave variety and excitement in your life - and hate routine<p>Achievers eat hot white toast with the crusts on, and dip their butter knife in the jam, according to a new study.<p>And perfectionists cut theirs into triangles, crusts off, and spread it with …

7 of the Craziest Predictions for the Future, From the Past

Back in 1992, in a special issue of TIME devoted to predicting what to expect in the new millennium, writer Lance Morrow waxed philosophical about …

43 Essential Kitchen Secrets

These helpful tips and tricks will save you time and money.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money.

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22 Hot Sandwiches You Need to Make to Get Through Winter

For those days when all you want is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection.<p><b>Sometimes all you want on a frigid winter day</b> is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection. Beware: There's a lot of cheese ahead.

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Elon Musk Will Build A Hyperloop Track For Ultra-High Speed Transport Tests

Oh, you thought Elon Musk had moved on past the whole Hyperloop thing? That ultra high-speed transportation system he first started talking about back in 2013?<p>That’s understandable. It’s been a while since he’s said much about it.<p>He’s still thinking about it, though. In fact, he’s just committed to …