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This Sunken Chocolate Soufflé Cake Recipe Is Perfect for Your Next Dinner Party

Summer's heat has begun to diminish, and that means fall baking season approaches. Looking for a dessert for your next dinner party? Baker Claire Ptak of London's Violet cakeshop shares the perfect recipe from her new book, <i>The Violet Bakery Cookbook</i>: A sunken chocolate soufflé cake that is simple …

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'Nazi gold train' could be first of many hidden in Hitler's vast tunnel complex in Poland

Walbrzych in western Poland has been gripped by the decades-old mystery of missing Nazi gold trains<p>Experts in Poland have claimed that the apparent discovery of a German train thought to be packed with looted treasures could be the first of many, suggesting just a fraction of the vast tunnel …

Astro festivals, star parties, workshops

The wintertime star parties are mostly at southerly latitudes. Time to plan a winter vacation!<p>Interested in astronomy, but not sure where to begin? A …

How to Do Everything Wrong and Still Make Beer Can Chicken

<i>The dinnertime adventure that is beer can chicken.</i><p>This irresistable photo that sent me along my beer can journey.<p>As Murphy says, <b>"Anything that can go wrong while making beer can chicken will."</b> Maybe that's not the exact adage, but about one hour, a smoking oven, and an injured boyfriend into Cara …

These amazing colorized photographs bring World War I to life

Ferdinand's murder sent the Great Powers into a war that would last five years and cost the lives of 10 million troops.<p>Thought of as the "war to end all wars," World War I marked a number of firsts in military conflict, including the use of planes, tanks, and chemical weapons.<p>On June 28, 1919, the …

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If You Only Learn One Cake Recipe, Let it Be This One

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Can you count to 4? Great! You know a fantastic cake recipe.</i><p>My mother makes the best birthday cakes. …

What Does a 1,500-Calorie-Day Look Like?

See what a day's worth of food looks like on a 1,500-calorie diet. Plus, get a sample meal plan to help you lose weight with healthy ideas for …

The Lunches Our Staffers Make for Those Lazy, Eat-All-Day Summer Afternoons

Get ready for a blissed-out day of noon-till-sunset meals.<p>The afternoon stretches on, the farmers’ market is in full bloom, and a sprawling rosé-tinted lunch is the day’s main event. Here are our recipes for the laziest—and most delicious—meals we’ll make all year.<p>“The endless backyard hang is …

So You’ve Probably Had Stuffed Peppers, But Have You Tried These??

In Greece and Italy, rice-stuffed tomatoes are a common dish — and we’ve made a vegan variation that’s sure to please herbivores and omnivores …

Einstein: His Space and Times by Steven Gimbel, review: 'a complex nut'

From fathering a secret daughter to declining the presidency of Israel, Albert Einstein lived a life of mystery, argues Nicholas Shakespeare<p>In 1905, a young patent clerk in his office in Bern wrote a paper that overturned the study of physics. Working one day, Albert Einstein – a scientific nobody …

There Are Robot Receptionists at This Japanese Hotel

It costs just $80 per night to stay there.<p>Step aside, receptionists. Robots are coming to get you. At least, that’s what’s happening at a hotel in …

What Ever Happened To The Boozy Cake In 'To Kill A Mockingbird'?

To mark this week's release of Harper Lee's long-awaited second novel, <i>Go Set a Watchman,</i> why not try an old-fashioned cake from Alabama, featured prominently in Lee's classic first novel, <i>To Kill a Mockingbird.</i><p>In it, Scout Finch's neighbor, Maudie Atkinson, is known for her Lane cakes and guards her …

Sleepaway Camps for Adults: No Kids and Plenty of Booze

One million adults went to a camp last year. Here are some of the camps catering to grownup campers—only.<p>As the ever-growing popularity of Comic-Con …

Farmers Market Summer Veggie Roast

A week of travel has led to a little more "jiggle in my wiggle" than preferred. I am not sorry about this, after all this is why Wink control tops were invented. I'm a Scorpio, I love to indulge, so when I'm on vacation I tend to sample local food with abandonment. You only live once, or as those …

Meal Prep These 60 Big-Batch Recipes and Eat Well All Week

A little extra work on the weekend means you can eat well for days.<p>Nothing makes us feel more at the top of our game than meal prepping big batches of grains, beans, proteins, and sauces to mix and match for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Make a few of these recipes—from basics like roast chicken or …

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Reverse engineering longevity by studying what 100-year-olds eat

National Geographic Fellow Dan Buettner went around the world in search of communities where people live the longest. "The goal of the project was …

Blogs | Food & Wine

They're just doing their best!<p>Wolfdown, Bites & Bashes, and Makani go beyond traditional bulgogi and bo ssam.<p>The company says plastic straws will be …

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The One-Pot Lentil Soup That's Perfect for the First Chilly Days of Spring

Today, you requested a soup recipe with beans. We think you're gonna like this one-hour, one-pot meal.<p><i>Welcome to the second annual Bon Appétit Readers’ Choice Week, where we’re committed to celebrating the people who make what we do all worthwhile (that’s you!). As part of the festivities, we’re</i> …

Asparagus Every Day and Every Way with These 11 Recipes

<i>Pictured: Asparagus with Sweet Onions, Garbanzo Beans, and Mint from CHOW</i>Asparagus is the lazy cook’s best friend. It doesn’t require any fancy tools …

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6 Asian Ingredients Primed to Be the New Sriracha

Here, chef Leah Cohen shares six Asian ingredients that everyone needs to know.<p>This Friday, the sixth annual LuckyRice Festival Grand Feast presented …

Be a Better Cook by Building a Better Kitchen Workstation

To be a better cook, you first need a better workstation. Here's how to set yourself up for success.<p>It takes a lot to become a great cook, but precision knife skills, braising know-how, and the ability to make a braided pie crust are only part of the equation. Behind (okay, in front of) every …

9 Essential Steak Cuts, and How to Cook Them

<i>Pictured: Spice-Rubbed Grilled Rib Steaks with Green Bean and Cherry Tomato Salad from CHOW</i>Not all beef steaks are created equal. Some are lean, some …

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Make Your Comfort Food Dreams a Reality With These 4 Videos

We fully support eating your feelings and cooking up some great comfort food. Here's what's on the menu.<p>For most of the country, it's been a rather unpleasant winter. Thus, we fully support eating your feelings and cooking up some great comfort food. Here's what's on the menu:<p>Red Wine-Braised Short …

The Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)

GalleryThe Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)<p>More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>A grilled cheese is a grilled cheese, right? I mean, it's the first meal that most of us learn how to cook at home by ourselves. …

Meet the 100 people hoping to live and die on Mars

We're one step closer to finding out who could be the first humans to live on another planet. Mars One, the private organization planning to find and train a group of four astronauts to send on a one-way trip to Mars, has reached the third round of its selection process and has narrowed its …

9 Cakes to Win You Friends (and Lovers)

<i>Would you like a piece of cake right now? For Goodness Cake is here for you. Every week, we'll be sharing recipes that prove why cake should be its own food group.</i><p><i>Today: Cake can't be your friend, but cake can help you make friends (and that's almost as good).</i><p>I am loneliest at this time of year, …

11 Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes: You Be the Judge

Chocolate chip cookies are the ultimate classic, but the debate between soft and chewy or crisp and crunchy rages on. Everyone has their own favorite …

Farm Fresh? Natural? Eggs Not Always What They're Cracked Up To Be

You're in the supermarket gathering ingredients for eggnog and a Christmas Bundt cake, and you're staring at a wall of egg cartons. They're plastered with terms that all sound pretty wonderful: All-Natural, Cage-Free, Free-Range, Farm Fresh, Organic, No Hormones, Omega-3. And so on.<p>And yet the …

Drug companies shake their rattlebag at the poor

Fay Schopen (Opinion, 12 December) cheerleads what she considers the American ease of pill-popping. Even a casual glance at the medicating patterns in my country reveal that the poor, and people of colour, especially children, are those that are prescribed the most pills. And this is not because …