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No Warp Drives, No Transporters: Science Fiction Authors Get Real

Movie screens are thundering with futuristic stories this year, from the final installment of <i>The Hunger Games</i> to <i>The Martian</i>. Both films started as books — <i>The Martian</i> originally self-published — but it's <i>The Martian</i> that taps into an intriguing trend toward realism. Space travel has been a sci-fi …

Space Travel

What Is Marlborough Pie?

Among North Americans, New Englanders are most likely to have heard of <b>Marlborough Pie</b>, a type of dessert that used to be popular in the Northeastern U.S. Here is everything you need to know about this pie, which once graced many a Thanksgiving table in colonial times and the early United</b> …

12 things only someone who’s been to Seattle will understand

I GREW UP ACROSS THE WATER FROM SEATTLE, in a little crook of the great arm of the Puget Sound. As an adult, when I wasn’t traveling, I was living in …

Meet the Subtler Side of Cilantro

<i>A variety of cilantro that even cilantro-haters might like.</i><p>Delfino cilantro doesn’t look like cilantro. Pick up a bunch of these delicate leafy fronds and for a moment you might start to wonder if your market has begun selling bundles of carrot tops. But one giveaway to its identity is the fact …

Selling

The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Carne Asada

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>To say "I'm going to develop a recipe for carne asada" is akin to saying "Bartender, get me a beer, please." The immediate follow-up is likely to be "I'm afraid you're going to have to be a bit more specific than …

BBQ

19 Recipes That Call for Wine, So You Can Drink More Wine

We love cooking with wine…and yes, sometimes we do even put it in our food.<p><b>'Fess up: Sometimes you cook a recipe that calls for wine</b> so you can finish the bottle. There's no shame in that—nor is there any in making a dish in order to pour yourself a glass. These recipes are the perfect excuse to …

Cooking

Rise ‘n Shine to These 10 Breakfast Recipes from Around the Globe

Surprising breakfasts are one of the joys of foreign travel, even if you’re just armchair traveling. Here are 10 recipes that, though they skew a wee …

Recipes

6 Deliciously Different Zucchini Recipes

There's no shortage of zucchini this time of year. From zucchini carpaccio to zucchini pancakes, here are six deliciously different ways to use it.<p><b>1. Zucchini "Carpaccio" with Feta, Walnuts & Dill</b><p>Raw zucchini is wonderful when sliced thin, carpaccio-thin. Here, it's topped with feta, dill and …

Food

Traveling, partying, living as an international model isn’t as glamorous as you think. Trust me, I was one.

It was after a coked up 13-year-old arrived at the agency with dark circles under her eyes and a boyfriend 10 years her senior that I had my final …

Cotton Candy

37 Anchovy & Sardine Recipes That Pack a Punch

You know what they say: little fish—big flavor. These recipes with anchovies and sardines prove it.<p><b>We make no secret of our love for</b> small, oily fish like anchovies and sardines. They're sustainable, affordable, big on flavor, and just a little bit in sauces, dressings, and pastas packs a ton of …

Cooking

10 of America's Best Farmers Markets

<i>The ten must-see farmers markets you should add to your bucket list.</i><p>We love visiting farmers markets—and judging by the photos you share with us every week, you love them, too. Farmers markets provide some of the best places to get fresh, seasonal produce (often at prices better than a grocery …

Urban Agriculture

Meet Poké, the Hawaiian Raw Fish Dish Having Its Moment in the Sun

Poké, a dish ubiquitous on the Hawaiian islands, has made its way onto mainland menus all across the country. Here's what you need to know about the raw fish dish and where it's served.<p>Poké is near ubiquitous in Hawaii, served everywhere from run-of-the-mill grocery stores to gas stations, surf …

Santa Monica

8 Slimming Soups for Swimsuit Season

Juicing is out. Souping is in. But food trends aside, these soups are so delicious and satisfying that you won't even realize how healthy you're eating.<p><b>1. Golden Gazpacho</b><p>Adapted from Oleana chef Ana Sortun's cookbook, <i>Spice: Flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean</i>, this soup's silky texture and pure …