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5 Beautiful Crudos to Make for Valentine's Day

Raw fish is so romantic.<p>Crudo, typically made with thinly sliced raw fish, is an impressive, restaurant-worthy dish that's easy to make at home. All …

Food

5 New Travel Apps From the New York Times Travel Show

The New York Times Travel show featured nearly 500 exhibitors representing over 150 countries. It's the largest travel trade and consumer show in North America. Thousands of folks flooded the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City to sit in on panels, learn more about destinations and new …

Apps

How to Make Incredible Brussels Sprouts

We're partnering with our Time Inc. sister brands Cooking Light, Health, My Recipes, Real Simple, Southern Living and Sunset to bring you 60 days of …

Cooking

The 10 Best Beaches in Australia

With more than 30,000 miles of spectacular coastline, Australia has no shortage of sand and surf combos. But which of the country’s recorded 10,685 beaches are best? From tranquil, white sand coves in the Whitsundays to Western Australia’s rugged, windswept shores, we hand-picked the country’s 10 …

Australia

SEASON'S SCREENINGS

A guide to one jam-packed month of holiday films<p>Sure, the holiday season is about taking a break from your hectic life to spend some much deserved downtime with family and loved ones, but everyone has his limits. After hearing your great aunt mercilessly recount all-too-familiar stories and …

Luang Prabang: Why you should visit South-east Asia's best preserved city now

'Don’t catch the speedboat to Luang Prabang from Huay Xai; they crash and people die.” These were travellers’ yarns, we’d thought – but the next day our speedboat did almost that, hitting a drifting tree trunk at 50mph, the long tail motor snapping clean off. My wife (then girlfriend) and I sat on …

How to Make Fresh Mozzarella From Scratch

At Serious Eats, we're lucky enough to work right across the street from Di Palo Selects, an Italian fine-foods store that just happens to make some of the best fresh mozzarella I've ever tasted. It's milky, tender, and mild, with a faint layer of cream beneath the skin that gushes a little when …

5 Ingredients and 10 Minutes = Awesome Strawberry Shortcake

I loved Strawberry Shortcake as a kid. I mean, I <i>loved</i> it. And I'm not talking about the simple dessert of biscuits layered with macerated strawberries and whipped cream. I'm talking about the cartoon character with the cat named Custard. I had a well-worn cassette tape with Strawberry Shortcake …

Dessert

How to Order Oysters at Restaurants (and Actually Know What You're Doing)

Eating great oysters is easy; figuring out how to order them from a menu with dozens of different kinds of oysters is really intimidating. These simple tips will get you ordering like an expert.<p>Nobody needs an excuse to order a dozen oysters. But that moment when you get the menu at an oyster bar …

Oysters

How To Camp On A Beach

It’s August. You want to go camping. You want to go to the beach. Why not do both at once? Get it right and beach camping is the best thing you’ll …

Snorkeling

Quiz: Which passport stamps can you identify?

Will Brexit mean that we get more passport stamps? Probably. In fact, some might say that it's the best by-product of leaving the EU. Inspired by this prospect, we've devised the following quiz. Which passport stamps will you recognise? Find out below.

Travel
Korean Food

Watch the First Episode of New Investigative Documentary Show 'Food Crimes'

Zero Point Zero — the production company behind Anthony Bourdain's CNN show <i>Parts Unknown —</i> has launched a new investigative documentary web series about the shady world of food crimes. Simply titled <i>Food Crimes</i>, the series was created in partnership with Food Republic. ZPZ released the first episode …

How To Grow Your Own Microgreens And Save A Ton Of Money

For someone who has never grown a thing, planting a seed into soil feels absolutely intimidating. It's an incredibly simple act and it happens in the natural world every second, yet we've gotten to a place in our modern world where growing things feels very foreign. It's time we change that. Let's …

Gardening

You Don't Always Need to Cook With Stock (Except When You Really Do)

Stock adds flavor, but do you really have to use it? Here's our guide for when you can get away with water, and when you should, um, stock up.<p>Stock adds flavor, color, and richness to your cooking. But it's also time-consuming to make and expensive (well, more expensive than water, anyway). Water, …

Cooking

16 Fermented Recipes That Know How to Get Funky

From kimchi to kefir, here are 16 recipes that are just a little funky... in a good way.<p><b>Fermented foods.</b> We're into them. Really into them. From kimchi to kefir, here are 16 recipes that are just a little funky... in a good way.

Cooking

How to Make Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Hawaiian sweet rolls have been a staple of the island state since the 1950s. A cousin to honeyed Portuguese sweet bread, the dinner roll favorite is often sold in 12-packs at the grocery store and eaten as part of sliders and other sandwiches — or plain with a little butter. Here, the team at …

How to Make Pasta in 2015: The New Rules of Pasta

Here’s how to make pasta in 2015.<p>Sorry, pesto and <i>pomodoro</i>, we love you, but the rules have changed. Grated horseradish instead of Parmigiano? Why not? Chopped shrimp instead of sausage? Bring it on. Here’s how to make pasta in 2015.<p>Rule No. 1<p>To rethink <i>ragù,</i> just add horseradish<p>Pork, beef, veal? Not …

Italian Food

5 White Lies about Chardonnay, Plus 25 Excellent Bottles to Try

No wine has ever been so unfairly maligned as Chardonnay. F&W’s Ray Isle debunks the myths and extols the magnificence of great bottlings at every …

Wine & Spirits

Paris' Most Secret Streets You Need To Walk

Ah, Paris. From its famous food to the stunning architecture, hell, even its snobby locals, we love pretty much everything about the city (not to sound too American, but have you seen the Eiffel Tower?!).<p>And now there's a guidebook, written by a local journalist, to show us all the hidden nooks and …

France

The Food Lab: Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken Wings With Xi'an Flavors Bring the Heat

I'd put chicken wings right up there with pizza and nachos as official candidates for foods-that-should-be-their-own-food-group, and while Buffalo-style wings, with their hot, drippy, tangy, buttery, garlicky sauce, might be the reigning champion of the category,* there are an awful lot of scrappy …

Cooking

15 Matcha Recipes That'll Help You Get In On This Trend

We all know that green tea is full of health benefits -- just a few cups a day can help lower the risk of cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.<p>That's why we think it's about time you got to know matcha, the finely ground powder made of whole, high-grade green tea leaves. Because you ingest …

Tea

10 Ways to Cook Chicken Thighs

<i>There are 3 million chicken recipes on the internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win.</i><p><i>Today: Chicken thighs were made for low-stress weeknight meals.</i><p>When we think of easy weeknight chicken dinners, we tend to think of boneless -- often skinless -- chicken breasts. But what's easy …

10 Best Fast Recipes of 2014

Executive food editor Tina Ujlaki reveals her favorite fast recipes that F&W published in 2014, from hearty cauliflower steaks to luscious scrambled …

Butterfly Valley Is Not Only Turkey's Most Perfect Beach, But An Actual Butterfly Wonderland

In Turkey's Butterfly Valley, a lush gorge winds down to a stunning blue-water beach. And while we'd recommend visiting this verdant paradise based on its looks alone, the rocky oasis is <i>also</i> home to more than 80 species of butterflies, including the exotic Jersey Tiger, which is really just an …

Top 10 ethical travel destinations for 2015 | CNN Travel

Travel Hack: How to Save Hundreds On Your Flights to Europe by Buying Two Separate Tickets

<b>Stop! Don't book that $1,000 flight to Lisbon before you hear about this travel hack that can save you hundreds on your flights to Europe!</b><p>OK, so you want to go to Europe, but you don't want to spend a lot of money getting there. What can you do? There are a few tips to get good deals on flights: …

Flying

12 Brilliant Ways to Use a Dehydrator

Chefs Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth are both dedicated to classic Southern dishes as well as addicted to modern technology. Here, they share a …