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Making Soufflé Is Simple, If You Know Its Secrets

A soufflé sums up French cuisine, a bravura display of timing and skill. When you follow the rules, with just a few minutes' work the soufflé puffs in the oven to impressive heights, perhaps doubling its original volume. It's all a matter of folding whisked egg whites into a basic flavoring …

Chicken Sausage Gumbo Recipe

From the mansions of the Garden District to tiny clapboard cottages on the bayou, gumbo, a local version of French bouillabaisse, has graced every …

Cooking

Richard Renaldi’s Portraiture Offers An Honest Look At The Human Condition

Once upon a photography seminar in Bozeman, Mont., my professors challenged us to make work like Richard Renaldi. Not in his style, or modeled after him, per se, but work that challenged the viewer. They wanted us to create images that raised questions our audience didn’t know they initially wanted …

A Data Scientist Has Mapped The Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary!<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

National Parks

Ginger Cakes

The highlight of any eight-year-old’s vacation is bound to be the food. Such was the case when I first went to Colonial Williamsburg and fell wildly …

Dessert

Studies: Attendance & Passing Classes More Important Than Test Scores

Can ‘early warning systems’ keep children from dropping out of school? is a useful Washington Post article reviewing research about what factors …

10 Techniques to Teach Whole Class Novels

Each school year Cheryl Mizerny's 6th graders explore three whole novels as a class. In this post, she shares the 10 techniques she's developed to …

Three great tricks for using Netflix

I admit it. I watched Netflix’s <i>House of Cards</i> and fell into the “just one more episode” rabbit hole. With a slew of new shows and movies hitting the service’s 81 million customers, here are three tips to remember when binge watching Netflix.<p><b>1. Check your speed</b><p>Nothing takes all the excitement out of …

Televisions

Kirsten Dunst’s stylists on the retro inspiration behind her Cannes couture wardrobe

There were some seriously high-octane fashion moments at this year's Cannes Film Festival - Bella Hadid in a dress which seemed to confound the laws of physics, Kate Moss making a triumphant red carpet return in vintage Halston and Amal Clooney breezing along the Croisette in fairytale Versace.<p>But …

Kirsten Dunst

Capturing the Dignity of the Accused Gambaga Witches from Ghana

“Hearing the story over again growing up probably pushed me to find something else other than condemned women,” says Ghana-born photographer Eric …

In Wealthier School Districts, Students Are Farther Apart

Black and Latino students in economically prosperous cities are grade levels behind their white peers.<p>Some of the wealthiest, most-educated towns in the United States have the biggest academic-achievement gaps between white students and their peers of color. That is one of the depressing facts …

Education

20 Creative, Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes You Have No Reason To Resist

We’ve all had our share of baked sweet potatoes, roasted sweet potato wedges, and you’ve probably had plenty of sweet potato fries, too. And while …

Vintage Volkswagen Van Has a Rare Matching Teal Camper

There are only four other campers like it in existence<p>Calling all Volkswagen aficionados: this delightful, matching Microbus and camper van just might be the best vintage VW set up we've seen yet.<p>Recently sold at auction for $159,500 and first reported by Outside Magazine, the restored van is a …

Dessert

Weekend Recipe: Kimchi Pancakes

One of the most promising new cookbooks to hit shelves this spring is <i>Koreatown: A Cookbook</i>, written by freelance food writer Matt Rodbard and chef Deuki Hong (Eater Young Gun class of 2015) of New York City's Kang Ho Dong Baek Jeong. The pair have spent years studying the restaurants and dishes …

Pancakes

Recipe: Bone broth with tortellini

Preheat oven to 400 F.<p>Peel and halve the onions, wash and roughly chop the carrots and celery, then place it all in a large casserole pot with the beef bones.<p>Peel and add the garlic cloves, drizzle over a little oil, toss everything together, then pop in the oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the …

Pasta

Chicken and Vegetable Cottage Pie

This simple recipe is a twist on the classic British cottage pie, originally with minced beef.<p>This pie is great for getting a fill of great vegetables as well as using up any left over vegetables in the fridge. I use lovely organic vegetables from Wholegood. Chicken thighs are usually cheaper yet …

Shepherd's Pie

Pretty Isn't Everything

We've come a long way in recent years in terms of redefining our perception of what is beautiful — except, ironically enough, with beauty products …

Beauty

10 Castle Stays Cheaper Than a Hotel Room

Where: Monteroni d'Arbia, Tuscany, Italy<p>Price: $136/night

Hospitality

Kids Receive 3 Times the Recommended Homework Load, Study Says

Elementary school children often receive far more homework than recommended by a leading education group, according to new research. The study, …

Education

A Minecraft Add-on To Teach Kids Coding and Programming Skills

August 10, 2015<br>LearnToMod is a Minecraft add-on to help students learn coding and programming skills through creating interactive mods to the game. …

Education Technology

11 must-see San Francisco destinations that most people don't know about

In case you've been considering a sojourn to California, we've picked out some hidden gems of San Francisco.<p>Even if you don't make trip to the West Coast, you can live vicariously by scoping each destination on Maps.

Google Maps

Teaching with the Internet; or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Google In My Classroom

<i>This piece is being published to coincide in real time with Adeline Koh’s keynote at Illiads 2015.</i><p>On a walk last week, my husband asked me what I was …

Teaching
Campers

The Best Cookware for Your Kitchen (Our Shop Team's Picks!)

<i>Most kitchen conundrums get us itching to fire up a burner, but others—like sorting through the endless options for tools and appliances—can be a bit more daunting.</i><p><i>Today: In anticipation of the Food52 Registry launch (and a new collection of cookware and kitchen tools to support it), our Shop team</i> …

Secret sights of San Francisco: six things only locals know about

San Francisco is known the world over for its beauty, its open-mindedness and – let's be honest – its weirdness. So it should be no surprise that the City by the Bay harbors many unlikely attractions in far-flung locations known only to locals … until now.<p>Below are a few choice secrets – some new, …

San Francisco

Two Gorgeous Boozy Gifts That Are Way More Exciting Than Wine

<i>Welcome to the ELLE.com HoliDIYs, the more festive (and slightly chillier) version of our Summer FriDIYs. Check back every Friday for tutorials on creating homemade gifts that you'll actually want to give (no macaroni necklaces or potpourri in sight).</i><p>With almost nightly parties (office party, …

Holiday Cut

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This is my mother’s recipe. She’s a stickler for details, which plays to her …