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Just Say No to Jarred, Watery Salsa: 8 Common Mistakes to Avoid

Jarred, watery salsa = bad. Chunky, fresh, and flavorful homemade salsa = good. Very good.<p>Your chips, tacos, and grilled meats deserve the best. And by "best," what we really mean is a salsa that's chunky, saucy, scoopable, and packed with fiery, smoky, fresh flavor. You're not going to find all …

Cooking

Cuban Sandwich with Zucchini Pickles

8 Servings<p>Park 121 makes its own zucchini pickles for these messy (in a good way) sandwiches; substitute with thinly sliced dill or bread-and-butter pickles if you like.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>zucchini pickles<p>1 ½ cups apple cider vinegar<p>½ cup sugar<p>1 teaspoon ground turmeric<p>1 teaspoon mustard powder<p>1 …

Food Preservation

Obama's Critique of Young People Who Want Legal Marijuana

The president has spent many billions on prohibition. Yet he criticizes millennials for making pot too big a priority.<p>Every so often, President Obama is confronted with young Americans who favor legalizing marijuana. He typically treats their enthusiasm for the issue as a joke, despite the fact …

Political Science

Plan a Canoe Trip: The Beginner's Guide | The Art of Manliness

Canoe tripping is part of the fabric of the North woods. It was the canoe that carried Native Americans throughout North America. Canoes brought the …

The epic uncool of Philip Seymour Hoffman

When Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an accidental drug overdose on February 2, 2014 at age 46, it felt like a huge part of the past two decades of …

Train Your Brain to Be Calm In a Crisis | Inc.com

It's long been known to neuroscience that stressful situations trigger a fight/flight response. This is useful in life-threatening situations but less so in business, where a cool head works best in a crisis.<p>The fight/flight response tells your brain and nervous system to take immediate physical …

Happiness

SPIN's Top 50 Albums of 2014

<b>SPIN</b> returned with their Top Albums of 2014 list today. It’s got a lot of the indie albums that usually show up on these lists (<b>Caribou, Future</b> …

To Stay Focused, Manage Your Emotions

A leader’s most precious resource is not their time. It’s their <i>focused attention</i>. Time merely passes, while focused attention makes things happen. When we’re able to gather and direct our attention toward a particular task or interaction, we can have a significant impact in a minimal amount of …

Management

11 Secrets To Staying Happy Learned From My Parents' 30-Year Marriage

I have always looked forward to the possibility of one day being married. My parents are wonderful people and have been happily married for 30 …

Relationships

What Grocery Stores Can Do To Eliminate The Food Waste Problem

From making “best by” labels easier to interpret to rebranding the concept of leftovers, there are nudges that could stop us from tossing away our food.<p>The average U.S. family of four tosses $1,500 worth of food each year in the trash. Even the most conscientious consumer can’t avoid the problem of …

Sustainability

What We Learned About Home Design From Sunday Suppers with Nest | Bon Appetit

Before there was turkey on Thanksgiving, we sat down at an intimate Sunday Supper series with Nest to nosh on boquerones and ham-wrapped artichokes, prepared by the talented chef Alex Raij (La Vara, Txikito). While we made this eclectic group of designers, entrepreneurs, architects, and foodies …

Cooking

The Impossibly Wonderful Trailer For Pixar’s “Inside Out” Drops

Pixar’s last few films have been of the fairy tale (<i>Brave</i>) and fantastical creature (<i>Monsters University</i>) variety–but <i>Inside Out</i>, coming June 19, has a regular-human focus.<p>Billed as an “emotion picture,” the movie stars Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, and others as the emotions inside a …

Animation

4 Ways to Manage People Smarter Than You | Inc.com

Managing people smarter than you--or even people who just think they're smarter than you, for that matter--is a real challenge. Whether you are running a lean and mean startup or a Fortune 500 or Inc. 5000 business, it's your responsibility to translate employees' intellect, ambition, and …

Leadership

Crack Pie

10 to 12 Servings<p>Prep Time: 40 min<p>Total Time: 15 min<p>Anyone who has taken a bite of Milk Bar's best selling crack pie immediately knows the reason for the sassy name. This rich, salty-sweet pie recipe has an irresistible oat cookie crust.<p>September 2010Print<p>Ingredients<p>Oat Cookie Crust<p>Nonstick …

Baking

My Morning Routine

Yes, always<p><i>Welcome to My Morning Routine, where we take a look at how people kick-start the day.</i><p>Today's creature of habit is chef Jose Andres, whose 13 restaurants in DC, LA, and Vegas are often credited with popularizing authentic tapas and avante-garde Spanish cuisine in the U.S. Soon he'll have …

Puerto Rico

Bacon and Egg Sandwiches with Pickled Spring Onions

4 Servings<p>This version of an egg sandwich, from Austin's Noble Sandwich Co., uses quick-pickled onions (proof that pickles make everything taste better), Sriracha mayonnaise to bring the heat (a dash of hot sauce would also do the drink), and arugula for brightness and bite.<p>April …

Onions

Egg Sandwich with Green Bean Slaw

4 Servings<p>June 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Whisk 1/2 cup crumbled feta, 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons olive oil; season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Toss with 1/4 thinly sliced red onion, 2 thinly sliced radishes, 1/2 pound green beans (shaved …

Sandwiches

How the French Do Eggs Benedict

You fancy, huh?<p>Eggs Benedict has a serious identity problem: it's got an English muffin, Canadian bacon, and the decidedly French Hollandaise sauce. That's a whole lotta nationalities for such a little brunch item.<p>But wait a minute, let's run with this French thing... Swap out English muffin for …

Breakfast

Bacon and Scallion Farrotto

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Semi-pearled farro has had some of its outer kernel removed, which allows the starch to release and create a creamy sauce while cooking.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 cups low-sodium chicken broth<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>4 oz. bacon (about 6 slices), cut into …

Onions

Our Favorite Recipes From Each of Our 2014 Issues

All of our recipes are wonderful, but these are a little extra wonderful<p><b>We love all the recipes</b> that appear in <i>Bon Appétit</i>. But there are some recipes that we routinely circle back to, both as weeknight favorites and dinner party showstoppers. So we combed through all 12 issues published this year …

Cooking

The Scary Truth About Chicken

Now the Morisons raise chickens on their own terms. In those chicken houses, now cleaned and uncrowded, Frank kicks wood shavings under a water station. "See how nice and dry this is? When it was industrial chickens, you'd have this much poop under here." He holds his hands several inches …

Chicken Wings with Spicy Peanut Sauce

4 Servings<p>“With the peanut butter turned into a tahini-esque sauce, these wings hit all the perfect sweet, salty, and roasty notes.“ —Alison Roman, senior associate food editor<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 finely grated garlic cloves<p>½ cup smooth peanut butter<p>¼ cup fresh lemon juice<p>2 teaspoons …

red pepper

11 Things You Didn't Know About Your Favorite Christmas Movies

<i>As Christmas quickly approaches and you start watching all your favorite holiday movies again, you might want to know a bit of weird trivia about Rudolph, The Grinch and even the McCallister gang. Ahead, 11 things you didn't know about your favorite Christmas movies</i>.<p><b>1. Ralphie makes an uncredited</b> …

17 Famous Literary Characters Almost Named Something Else

“Bladorthin the Grey” just doesn’t have the same ring to it as “Gandalf the Grey,” does it? Good thing J.R.R. Tolkien decided to do some name …

Boost Your Energy With These Diet and Sleep Hacks | Inc.com

Whether you embrace the Quantified Self lifestyle or just like hearing about the wacky things that other people will do in the name of personal optimization, Dave Asprey's story is one for the books.<p>The co-founder of Basis, a maker of wearable activity trackers acquired by Intel earlier this year, …

Sleep

The Top 50 Best Places To Work In The U.S.

The top spot might not come as a surprise, but fast food companies edging out tech giants?<p>In 2014 the American workforce valued short-term perks, like free lunches, work-life benefits like flexible work hours, and remote work opportunities, and long-term benefits, like working with intelligent …

Employment

5 Reasons Googlers Think It's the Best Place to Work

In their own words, Google employees reveal what they love about life inside the 'Plex.<p>Mountain View, California, is one happy town, at least from 9 to 5.<p>Today, Glassdoor revealed its annual list of "50 Best Places to Work," with Google claiming the top spot. Google has made the Glassdoor rankings …

The Workplace

A Saltwater Greenhouse Grows Vegetables In Places Vegetables Won’t Grow

If it can be scaled, the Sahara Forest Project could help arid, drought-ridden countries to grow more of their own food.<p>Water is likely to be a big problem as the world tries to meet future demand for food. By 2050, we could need 60% more calories than we produce today. And yet, many parts of the …

2014: The Year in Photos, May-August

As the year comes to a close, it's time to take a look back at some of the most memorable events and images of 2014, a particularly brutal year. Among the events covered in this essay (the second of a three-part photo summary of the year): Summer rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, the World Cup in …