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Bonito and Black Pepper–Cured Egg Yolks

The process of turning bland raw egg yolks into savory, grate-able cured yolks couldn’t be simpler: Separate yolks, pack in salt and seasonings, …

Baking

Cacio e Pepe Is the Most Overrated Food Obsession

<i>Welcome to Sounding Off, where writers have the chance to express their, ahem, unique thoughts on the food and drink world. These opinions belong to</i> …

Italian Food

Where to Eat on Lundi Gras in New Orleans

After a weekend of hitting the parades, Lundi Gras is the day for a little recharge before the main attraction on Tuesday. Whether grabbing a bite en route to a parade or looking for a more traditional dining experience, there are plenty of options.<p>Options include everything from fancy fried …

How to Get a Business Class Meal in Economy Class

Several airlines make it possible to upgrade your in-flight dining options.<p>These days, airline travelers on long international flights are finding it harder to upgrade their way out of coach class hell. But that doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to the mystery meat stews that are the lot of …

24 Travel Hacks You Need to Know Right Now

Don't book your next business trip without these tips.<p>If you travel for business, it's imperative to know the latest travel hacks that will help you make the trip a success. A successful business trip means you arrive at your commitments on time, maintain your health (and sanity), and stay …

Virgin America

10 German Phrases Every Twenty-Something Traveler Should Know

The German language, much like the German people, is pretty straightforward: blunt, clear and VERY to the point. So much so that explaining how to …

Scientists discover a cosmic-scale particle accelerator

Suddenly, even the Large Hadron Collider seems downright quaint. Researchers have found a combination of cosmic phenomena that's creating the universe's largest known particle accelerator. At least one supermassive black hole in a galaxy cluster has created a electromagnetic tunnel that's …

Amaya extends maturity on looming $197.7-million debt obligation

Amaya Inc. has cut a deal with a major creditor that sees the Canadian online gambling company extend the maturity on a key debt obligation, pre-empting the need for a dilutive equity raise.<p>The $197.7-million (U.S.) debt, which was due to be paid on Feb. 1., stems from Amaya's $4.1-billion (U.S.) …

Japan's Takeda Buys Ariad for $5.2 Billion

Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical said on Monday it would buy cancer drug maker Ariad Pharmaceuticals in a deal valued at $5.20 billion, to beef up its …

Best Countries and Places to Retire to in 2017 | Investopedia

Retiring abroad is a trend that's not going away anytime soon. More than half a million people are currently living outside the United States and …

Retirement

8 tech tips I learned while traveling abroad

Before you take a trip outside the country, learn from my mistakes -- and successes.<p><i>Paris, je t'aime</i>.<p>During the week between Christmas and New Years, I was lucky enough to visit the City of Light. It was breathtaking from start to finish, and if you heard reports of a man being dragged kicking and …

Top 10 Things to Do in Kyoto, Japan | The Planet D

Once the capital city, Kyoto remains the cultural and spiritual heart of Japan. With so many things to do in Kyoto like ryokans, tea houses, zen …

3 Tricks to Up Your Slow Cooker Game

Practical cooking has never tasted so delicious.<p>We know what you’re thinking: While it’s inarguably practical, there’s nothing remotely sexy about a …

3 recipes that will make you love your slow cooker again

<i>Editor's note: This story was originally published Dec. 12, 2016. We're bringing it back because we still love slow-cooker dishes.</i><p>Slow Cooker Mustard …

A foolproof way to cook fish: Bake it in a quick sauce

This could be the one of the better ways to cook fish — and avoid overcooking it. A creamy, tangy blanket of yogurt, mayonnaise, sour cream and fresh dill goes on after these halibut fillets spend some oven time on their own.<p>If you want to cook this fish (or other white-fleshed fillets of a similar …

Seafood

Recipe of the week: 'Sunday Gravy with Sausage and Rigatoni'

Anthony Bourdain reveals the recipes he makes at home in his new cookbook, Appetites. Try this recipe for his Sunday Gravy with Sausage and Rigatoni, …

Anthony Bourdain

The Top 10 Meal Habits of Healthy Families

There are few things that Americans agree on, but here’s one of them: Eating dinner together as a family is a good idea.<p><i>The Walking Dead</i> zombies eat …

Everything You Need to Know About Foraging for Food in the Wild

Advice from some of the survivalists who competed on the History Channel's show Alone.<p>You'd be surprised what you can eat out there. The wilderness is full of edible plants and creatures for the survivalist who knows where to look, and few people know this better than the contestants on the History …

Zoology

The Best Restaurants in America

"Best" is the most subjective word in the English language, and narrowing down this group is as grueling as it is exhilarating. Of course these places all serve wonderful food: avant-garde noodle bowls in Manhattan, soul-soothing roast chicken in San Francisco, Lebanese mezze in Michigan, the …

12 Whole-Food Swaps Under $10 That Make Clean Eating Easier Than You'd Expect

Eating better isn’t about cutting out entire food groups, eating low-fat everything, or guzzling juices or shakes. Deprivation diets are no way to …

Healthy Eating

Don't think of San Antonio, Texas, as even close to cool? Prepare to be seduced, pardner

Hear the words "San Antonio" and you might flash on an image of the Alamo, the city's best known building. Or you might recall conversations with friends who have indulged in fajitas and margaritas along the River Walk.<p>You might even think, "Oh yeah, San Antonio, the homey, hospitable first cousin, …

Travel

An Expert’s Shortcut for Conquering a Restaurant Wine List

Pick an impressive wine like a pro by memorizing just a few key names.<p>A dinner companion recently uttered the four words few diners ever want to …

Italy

Kid-friendly Zucchini Tots recipe for 'Meatless Monday' on Halloween | NOLA.com

It's Halloween, and the kids will spend the night filling up on sugar, sugar, sugar, so why not make sure they are getting their vegetables with a …

A Clothes Horse Shares His Secrets

Not every man lives near a slew of good men’s clothing outlets. With that in mind, here are a host of great online sources for everything from cool …

Men's Fashion

The Easiest Way to Get Glowing Skin

Hint: It all starts with skin care.<p>Getting gorgeous, glowing, model-esque skin isn’t as hard as you think — and it shouldn’t be. The trick? It’s all in the prep. Make sure your complexion is in tip-top condition by cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing properly <i>before</i> applying your makeup. Here, …

Skin Care

5 tiny changes that can lead to major weight loss

In the Unites States, 70 percent of adults are overweight, with 37 percent being obese. With these numbers, it is no surprise that most people have been on some sort of diet at some point of their lives. Many fad diets may lead to initial weight loss, yet most are not healthy and are not …

Nutrition

Why business class isn't worth the expense: You can travel comfortably on a budget

The Independent and other media recently have been full of stories about how the slump in sterling is damaging the wallets and purses of …

You shouldn't completely write-off brain training — not yet at least

A new study from Penn State University suggests that certain specific cognitive exercises are linked with prolonging people's ability to drive. Among a lot of scathing press, this study appears to be one of the rare cases that cognitive exercises, often collectively referred to as "brain training," …

The Brain

Victoria Glass’s white chocolate and blueberry blondies

Berries and white chocolate are a match made in heaven, and these squidgy squares are the perfect afternoon pick-you-up. If you prefer, you could add raspberries or even black cherries instead. The fruitier the better!<p>MAKES<p>16<p>INGREDIENTS<p>250g white chocolate, melted and cooled<br>• 250g butter, …

Dessert

Global markets hold up in face of Samsung woes

LONDON (AP) — Global shares held up Tuesday despite concerns over South Korea's Samsung Electronics which saw its share price slide after the company said it is discontinuing production of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones permanently because of overheating handsets.<p>KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC …