Nick Minucciani

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America’s Favorite Mountain Towns 2016

The country's most beloved mountain towns offer scenery out of a storybook, miles of hiking trails, and bewitching wildlife. And that's just the …

Smyth restaurant tickets on sale; opening Aug. 26

Smyth (177 N. Ada St.), the long-anticipated fine-dining restaurant by John Shields and Karen Urie Shields, will open Aug. 26, and online ticket sales just went live.<p>The restaurant will feature an eight-course dinner, priced at $135; optional beverage pairing is an additional $85.<p>Smyth uses the …

4 Chicago restaurants make Bon Appetit's Top 50 list

Bon Appetit magazine has released its list of the nation's 50 best new restaurants, and four Chicago restaurants made the cut.<p>Among the 50 are the German-steakhouse hybrid Boeufhaus (1012 N. Western Ave.), Sarah Grueneberg's pasta-centric Monteverde (1020 W. Madison St.), the Indian-British Pub …

19 French Desserts You Need In Your Life

Because you should always eat dessert first.

Dessert

Europe's best beach holiday hotels for summer

<b>Italy</b><p>With more than 4,700 miles of coastline, Italy is home to some of Europe’s most picturesque seascapes peppered with secluded coves and stylish resorts. The dramatic scenery of Liguria’s Cinque Terre, where traditional villages perch on rugged headlands, attracts scores of tourists in the …

16 Quotes that Show Us Life from a Different Perspective

Let me share three quick stories and some perspective-shifting life lessons with you…• “On my nursing shift at the hospital this evening, I was forced …

Stereotypes

Why We Don't Know Who's Funding the Republican Convention

When the Republican National Convention begins in Cleveland on Monday, it will be the first time in four decades that a major political party’s …

How to get your photos featured on Apple’s Shot on iPhone billboards

Been near a billboard recently? You’ve probably seen some magnificent photographs with “Shot on iPhone” plastered underneath. As a photographer, you may have felt a pang of envy; why aren’t <i>your</i> photos up there for the world to see?<p>I tracked down Jordan Ison, one of the photographers featured in …

The world's best hotel pools

The 10 Best Resort Hotels in the West

Get ready for the great outdoors: dude ranches, golf retreats, and ski havens were among our readers’ top choices.<p>Jim Morrison said it: “The West is …

A Professional Baker's Tips for Baking Pies Smarter, Not Harder

The way I see it, there are two major differences between professional and home bakers.<p>The first is practice. I bake a dozen pies on a daily basis and, for weddings and holidays (hi, Thanksgiving and July 4th) up to <i>hundreds</i> (for Thanksgiving last year, three of us made about 400 pies in total, and …

Baking

32 things everyone should do in Germany

In fact, Germany was recently voted the world's third-most tourism-friendly country by the World Economic Forum.<p>From mountains to beaches, wine regions to beer halls, here are the 32 things all travelers should experience in Germany.

How to Make Thomas Keller's Creamy Mustard Vinaigrette

Salads just got better.<p>It may be surprising that one of Thomas Keller's most prized recipes is a two-step mustard vinaigrette. Even more unexpected, …

30 of Our Most Outrageously Decadent Dessert Recipes

These desserts are definitely worth busting out your husky pants for.<p>There's a special stratosphere of desserts that requires us to bust out our husky pants—the ones we keep on hand when we don't want to deal with the judgmental pink teeth marks that come about when we put a little too much strain …

Dessert

7 Places You Can't Miss If It's Your First Time In Paris

<b>A Bucket List For Paris Virgins</b><p>Two expat friends in Panama are planning their first-ever trip to Paris. They'll spend Christmas 2016 and New Year's 2017 in the City of Light.<p>What should they be sure to see and do, they've asked me...<p>In response to their question, here is a bucket list for Paris …

19 Finger Foods for Every Summer BBQ

Eating with utensils is SO winter 2015. Once summer rolls around, it’s all about BBQs, and that means eating with your hands. Whether it’s blueberry cheesecake dip that you scoop up with a graham cracker or a parfait popsicle that lives on a stick, you can pretty much guarantee that you’ll be …

Sheet Cake

Sheet cake is about to take on a whole new meaning, thanks to these new <i>edible textiles</i> by chef Stephanie Nass. She calls them Chefanie Sheets, and …

Dessert

The 11 Best Places to Go Glamping

"Want to go camping this weekend?"<p>We've all been asked that very question—but we do not all get excited.<p>For those who enjoy convening with nature …

Non-Cheesy Nautical: 12 Modern Rope DIY Decor Ideas

Want to add a little bit of a beachy, boaty feel to your everyday life? Check out these 12 DIYs that you can make with rope, guaranteed to make your …

DIY

Her Shot: Gourmet Jell-O Shots

In the world of drinking, Jell-O shots don’t have the <i>best</i> reputation. All we can picture is trays filling a frat house fridge to appease the visiting …

The unsexiest trillion-dollar startup

Steve Jobs went ballistic when public shipping manifests leaked the existence of the iPhone 3G. That’s about the only time something exciting happened in the freight forwarding business. The circulatory system of the global economy is a trillion-dollar industry, yet no one really talks about it, or …

Protein pancakes - Recipes

1<p>Place all pancake ingredients, except oil, in a blender and blend until smooth, adding extra almond milk if too thick.<p>2<p>For the toppings, combine …

23 Skinny Summer Snacks For Your Afternoon Slump

Fresh ideas for the hottest days.<p>We're all about eating between meals, which every nutritionist and study assures us is a good thing. The key, come 4 p.m., is choosing something that's both healthy and satisfying. These fresh ideas will do just that.

Healthy Eating

16 Out-of-the-Ordinary Sangria Recipes for EVERY Pool Party

Summertime calls for all things sangria (even sangria popsicles), but it’s easy to grow tired of making the same old recipes over and over again. Maybe you’ve tried a few wine slushie recipes to switch things up a bit, but at the end of the day, you’re really wanting to up your sangria game. We’ve …

Positano, Italy: How to Spend the Perfect Weekend

Every July, Florence-based designer Álvaro González sets aside 72 hours for eating, drinking, and lounging under a beach umbrella in Positano.<p>“The journey to Positano is part of the adventure,” says accessories designer Álvaro González, who, every summer, rides a train three hours to Salerno, then …

The 10 Commandments of Obtaining Angel Funding

<i>This piece was originally published on AllBusiness.</i><p>To get angel investors to invest in your start-up, you have to make sure you understand their …