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Sweet Sixteen: Stylish & Space-Saving Details for a Tiny Kitchen Makeovers

(Image credit: Erik Olsson)<p>The kitchens in these photos might not <i>all</i> be shoebox-small, but the juicy ideas are ripe and ready for tiny spaces. Each …

Food & Dining

Rid Your Kitchen of Seafood Smells with This Aromatic Tea

I really love cooking seafood, but I really hate listening to husbro complain about how the house “smells like fish.” (Fans and open windows only do …

Inspirational Quotes About Happiness From Dalai Lama

Happiness

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.

10 San Francisco Bay Area hikes with scenic endings - Curbed SF

Chilly weather lies ahead, folks. Now would be the perfect time to prepare for a nice weekend trek wth your favorite autumn attire. After all, that turkey dinner and third helping of stuffing aren't going to walk themselves off.<p>From historic sites to inspirational artwork, these 10 hikes all offer …

Escabeche: The Best Make-Ahead, Post-Beach Dinner

<i>We partnered with Alaska Seafood</i> <i>to show you an easy way to enjoy any whitefish like Alaska cod, black cod, sole, rockfish, and pollock.</i><p><i>Today: Make it in the morning, hit the sand, and return to dinner, ready à la minute.</i><p>I am always on the prowl for beach day-friendly dinners, ones that will manage …

Seafood

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Personal Information

The Awesome Amazon Prime Benefits You May Have Forgotten About

If you shop online, an Amazon Prime membership is easily worth it for the free two-day shipping alone. But that’s not all a Prime membership gets …

20 New Food Books to Read This Summer

Whether you're into something light and quick or more pensive and poignant, here are 20 new food books for you to read this summer.<p>It's summer, which means it's prime season for reading for pleasure, so here's our food lovers' guide to the new books coming out. Whether you want something light and …

Books

Stellar Affordable Sakes for People Without an Expense Account

Anyone who had dipped a toe in the world of premium sake is aware that it can be a surprisingly pricey pool. Not only is that a serious buzzkill, but higher cost is indeed one of the factors that may limit sake growth in the U.S. Imported premium sake is usually more expensive than comparable beer …

12 Common Home Repairs That YOU Can Do

Sometimes you don't need to hire a pro.<p>Sometimes you don't need to hire a pro. In her new book, <i>DIY Home Repairs: 100 Fix-It-Yourself Projects</i>, Sarah Berry provides a step-by-step home improvement guide so you can do it on your own. We've rounded up 12 solutions to your most common household …

In West Berkeley, a Live-In Furniture Portfolio—and Ad Hoc Blender Museum

<i>Welcome to House Calls, a new feature in which Curbed tours lovely, offbeat, or otherwise awesome homes in the Bay Area. Think your space should be featured next? Here's how to submit.</i><p>Photos via Patricia Chang<br>Whenever <b>Thomas Harder</b> sees something interesting on the side of the road, he pulls over. …

Dining Rooms

50+ Impossibly Chic Kitchen Backsplashes

Cooking has never looked so colorful.<p>Whether your dream kitchen is rustic and cozy or modern and sleek, these tile design ideas have you covered.

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …

Holistic Medicine

17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …

Tour an Airy and Bright Kitchen

Contemporary, warm, and inviting.<p>In Des Moines, Iowa, designer Karin Edwards creates a space that's contemporary, warm, and inviting.

The 9 Best Soups for Weight Loss

Because science says it’s great for dropping pounds<p>Fall is the perfect time of year to snuggle up with a big bowl of soup. Beside being the perfect chilly-weather meal, studies have shown that people who eat soup frequently have smaller waists, weigh less, and consume less fat and calories than …

2 New Ramen Spots Go Bowl-to-Bowl in the Mission

The ramen rage is out of control. Two-hour waits for the noodle soup plagued Japantown’s J-Pop Festival in July; Oakland’s Ramen Shop is expanding to …

SF Guide

Three new East Bay bakeries for your radar: Stateside Bakery, Pietisserie, A Dora Pie - Inside Scoop SF

<i>Don’t look now, but Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Here are three new bakery options in the East Bay to check out for your holiday dessert fix.</i><p><b>Stateside Bakery</b><p><b>CupKates</b> founder and early food truck adopter Kate McEachern officially debuts her first brick-and-mortar location this week in …

Top 100 report: The best restaurants I’ve visited in the last 3 months - Inside Scoop SF

Consider this your quarterly Top 100 report. While the actual guide comes out next May, I work on adding and updating the list all during the year so I’m not caught short at deadline time.<p>In August, I wrote about the nine new and updated restaurants that would likely be on the 2015 list. That was a …

Before & After: A Dingy Kitchen Gets A Modern Makeover

This 70's kitchen gets a complete overhaul.<p>When Melissa Picheny, President of New York-based Declutter and Design, got her hands on this outdated galley kitchen of the 70's, she knew she'd have to overhaul "every square inch to make the most storage space and to make the room feel bigger."<p>Starting …

Ultimate Sugar Cookie Recipe

Our master sugar cookie recipe is easy to handle, can be rolled and then frozen in advance, and can be cut into any shape you desire<p>If you're like us, you've always dreamed of turning your kitchen into a cookie factory. You've just gotta believe in yourself. Even though "master" is in its name, our …

Dessert

Six of the best hot chocolates for winter

Bonfire night, Christmas Eve... even a chilly afternoon is a good enough excuse to whisk up these wonderful, warming drinks<p>In our search to find the best hot chocolates to suit all tastes, we tried 23 products from supermarkets and online. They ranged from sweet, stir-in chocolate spoons and solid, …

How to Make Banh Mi Rolls (and Build a Banh Mi Sandwich)

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Andrea Nguyen, author of The Banh Mi Handbook, is showing us how to make banh mi rolls (and banh mi sandwiches) at home.</i><p>Do you need to bake your …

Baking

The Best Techniques for Negotiating with Car Dealerships

Car salespeople have a reputation for trying to squeeze every cent from their customers, and they're often very good at their jobs. They are …

Make These Adorable Bat Cookies for Your Halloween Party

As soon as we spotted these bat cookies, we knew we had to get the recipe to make them for our own Halloween parties. Lucky for us, Chef Thomas …

Magical Marvelous Memorable Cookies Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Shakespeare proclaimed music the food of love, but in our family, it’s cookies. From the time my daughter could climb up on a stool and stir chocolate chips into batter, we baked. We created baking experiments for her science projects, and baked cookies and cakes for dinner parties …

Dessert

17 Easy Hacks For Fresher Food

The secret to fresher food? Dedicating a few extra minutes to prepping and storing your groceries.<p>We partnered with Fresh & Easy, a <i>new</i> kind of market, to bring you 17 of the best hacks we’ve seen for keeping your favorite foods fresh. Put them to use and you’ll start mistaking your kitchen for your …

Clean Eating Made Simple: A Healthy Cookbook with Delicious Whole-Food Recipes for Eating Clean

• <b>Author:</b> Rockridge Press<p><b>Learn how uncomplicated your life and diet can be with unprocessed and unrefined foods from Clean Eating Made Simple.</b><br>Eating healthy doesn't have to be complicated. <i>Clean Eating Made Simple</i> will walk you through the basics of a life-changing clean eating diet, with common sense …