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Black Raspberry Recipes Are A Summertime Must

Now that you know how to spot the difference between blackberries and black raspberries, it's high time you pick up a quart or two of black raspberries and make delicious things with them. While black raspberries are nice au naturale, they are particularly good when cooked with sugar and other …

23 Ways to Use Sweet, Juicy, Glorious Summer Tomatoes

The tomato—with the exception, perhaps, of the little grape variety—is one piece of produce that can really suck when eaten out of season. You know those mealy slices that end up on your burger? Yeah, like that.<p>Luckily, we're entering peak tomato season, which means a whole different breed of …

Here's How To Make The Perfect Homemade Salad Dressing

Let's be honest here, the only thing many of us really care about when it comes to salad is the dressing. That's where all the flavor is, and that's what makes a salad memorable. Heck, that's often what makes salads edible.<p>But if you don't make your own dressings, you're stuck with the store-bought …

Homemade

25 of the weirdest houses from around the world

Some dwellings are more unique than others. From domes to caves, treehouses to igloos, people across the globe live in unconventional houses.<p>Here are some of the strangest.<p><i>(An earlier version of this story was written by Christian Storm. Captions by Business Insider</i> and Reuters.)

13 Shame-Free Ways to Eat Eggs for Dinner

<i>Pictured: Baked Eggs with Kale, Portobellos and Feta recipe from CHOW</i>Forget breakfast for dinner. You don't need a side of pancakes or sausage …

Freeze Fresh Herbs for Long-Term Storage

There's no herb storage method I know of that can faithfully retain the flavor and texture of completely fresh herbs, but if you find yourself with more than you can possibly use, there are some methods that will work better than others. Drying them in the microwave is a great method if you want to …

11 Muffin Recipes to Start Your Day

Gallery11 Muffin Recipes to Start Your Day<p>More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>There's something truly special about starting your day with the wafting smell of freshly baked muffins. Plus your breakfast comes individually packaged, and just sweet …

Top 10 Sailing Cruises

Travel<p>Top 10 Sailing Cruises from National Geographic.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Journeys of a Lifetime</i><p><b>Nova Scotia and Labrador Tall Ships, Canada</b><br>On voyages lasting up to a week, the exhilaration of the wind through the ship’s sails will put you in touch with eastern Canada’s seafaring …

Top 10

The father of all humans lived 239,000 years ago

Huge Icelandic study provides insight into the genome of a nation<p>By sequencing the genomes of 2,636 Icelanders — the largest set ever obtained from a single population — researchers were able to identify that genetic mutations play a role in everything from Alzheimer’s disease to liver disease. The …

Best of Travel: 16 More Things We Loved

Even if they didn’t snag the tippy-top spots on our 2015 Best of Travel list, these outstanding runners-up still deserve an award for being the best in their respective fields.<p>Want to see the wildlife of Uganda or ride a camel in the Sahara? The outfitters here have you covered. Seeking endless …

These Lucky Charms Dessert Recipes Are Magically Delicious

If your parents were anything like ours, theywere often reluctant to give in to a box of Lucky Charms -- probably because the cereal is loaded with sugary marshmallows. So you knew it was a good day if you scored a box of the stuff.<p>Good news, though: Now that you're all grown up, you can buy this …

Alice B. Toklas' Asparagus in Salt & Pepper Whipped Cream

<i>Every week—often with your help—Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: The one way you probably haven't thought about serving asparagus—and you should.</i><p>Toast Soup and Chicken in Milk notwithstanding, I swear I don't just find the …

Whipped Cream

Everything You Can Do With Kimchi

Sometimes, kimchi is the only thing in my fridge that's ready to eat. Because the spicy Korean cabbage* preparation is fermented, it stays good for a very long time, and I buy it in large quantities because I never want to be without a mature (read: stinky) kimchi to pile atop a bowl of hot steamed …

Maya ceremony center built by farmers and hunters

Excavations at the ancient Maya lowlands site of Ceibal in Guatemala suggest that as the society moved from a heavy reliance on foraging to one of …

Blogs | Food & Wine

Toure Muhammad’s project is the largest directory of black-owned restaurants in Chicago.<p>Here's where the new items have been spotted on the menu.<p>It's …

Butter

Orange Margaritas

644<p>4<p>I don’t mind spending part of my winter this year in New York. Even though it was one of the coldest winters in history, and on the first day of …

9 Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes to Welcome Spring

Slow cookers have a rep as the carnivore's kitchen appliance–the busy cook's vessel for meaty, long-simmered stews and pot roast-style dishes–but …

New Game of Thrones Video Confirms a Rumored, Eye-Popping Showdown

HBO has released yet another behind-the-scenes feature leading up to next month’s premiere of <i>Game of Thrones</i> and, like the weapons special before it, this new stunt-fighting video contains more than meets the eye. Watch closely and see if you can figure out which character’s return this new feature …

Arizona woman cleared after 22 years on death row: 'This is not happiness'

An Arizona woman who spent 22 years on death row after being convicted of conspiring to murder her son in a case that rested on the work of a detective with a history of misconduct says regaining her freedom was vindicating but bittersweet.<p>On Monday, a judge formally dismissed murder charges …

How to Make Refreshing, Bubbly Homemade Sodas

Seasonal fruit and some soda water are all you need to get your bubble fix at home.<p>When we're in the mood for a treat, few things are more appealing than a tall, ice-filled glass of homemade soda. We like it loads more than the canned stuff not just because it's healthier, but also because it just</i> …

Recipes

New England Clam Chowder

146<p>7<p>If you’re not from a place, you don’t have the same nostalgic pangs for the foods, even if some of us invoke Proust when we bite into a …

Solar eclipse 2015 live: as it happened

Britain experiences once-in-a-generation event as more than 98 per cent of the sun covered by partial eclipse - follow latest updates<p>Latest<p><b>12.30</b><p>We finally have a picture of the eclipse from space which will be out last of the day on the blog. Italian astronaut Sam Cristoforetti Tweeted out this …

Solar eclipse: amazing picture from International Space Station was photoshopped

The Twittersphere was left agog by this image from the International Space Station. Unfortunately it was not as it appeared.<p>A lie spreads around Twitter faster than the truth can get its boots on, and the solar eclipse was no exception when this apparently stunning picture showing the eclipse from …

Kicking Off Our Second Annual Readers' Choice Week

It's the second annual Reader's Choice Week, from March 23 - 27.<p>Dear Readers,<p>You guys are the best. Seriously. We love seeing your tweets, your Instagram posts, your impassioned emails. It really does warm our hearts to see you cooking our recipes and making them your own. So we're thrilled to …

Make the Leap

Grasshoppers are the single-most glamorous cocktail known to man.<p>Let me rephrase that: Grasshoppers are the single-most glamorous cocktail known to …

Dining Rooms

That's Right, You Can Make Waffle Cones at Home (Thanks, Oddfellows!)

Yes, you absolutely can make waffle cones at home.<p>One of the most inviting things about ice cream parlors is definitely that specific smell that wafts from down the street. It isn't the scent of dairy or cream though—it's that toasty, waffle-y, cinnamon-y smell that comes from the freshly-made …

Use the Microwave to Dry Your Herbs for Long-Lasting Intense Flavor

Like oysters and princes, herbs are nearly always at their best when they're fresh. But we've all been there: you buy a bunch of parsley from the supermarket for those two tablespoons of garnish that you need, a week goes by, and you suddenly find yourself with a whole lot of fresh parsley that's …

St. Patty's Day comfort food: Seafood chowder and Irish stout cupcakes

Chef Donal Skehan shares some delicious dishes from his hometown of Howth in Ireland — perfect if you want something other than corned beef and cabbage to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

Never slip on ice again with glass shard shoes

Canadian scientists have invented a new rubbery material with embedded glass spikes which grip into the ice<p>Slipping on ice need never happen again after scientists invented a new type of rubber sole for shoes which allows the wearer to walk easily, even up treacherous slopes.<p>Canadian researchers …

10 Crazy Uses For Animal Venom

When snakes and spiders try to kill us but wind up helping<p>All it takes is a pinch on the leg from a sting or a bite, and you could be dead within minutes. Venom, whether it’s from reptiles, insects, fish, mammals or arthropods, is extremely potent, but it’s not always deadly.<p>Venom has evolved …