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Champagne: four founding myths of a global icon

What made a simple wine grown in a fairly mediocre wine-growing region one of the most prominent and enchanting icons in the world today? How did …

The Yeatman: Porto’s premier wine hotel

Even in a city steeped in oenological history, The Yeatman stands out as a hotel that takes wine seriously. Not just because it has one of the …

A Contemporary Addition Opens This House To The Backyard

What was once a duplex has now been transformed into a single family home by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects.<p>The facade of the 1920s brick duplex …

Dining Rooms

Backyard Design Idea - Create A Sunken Fire Pit For Entertaining Friends

When Douglas Burdge of Burdge & Associates Architects redesigned this Malibu home, he included a sunken fire pit in the backyard that would …

Landscaping

World's best chefs on their best food experiences | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Shopping local markets, the perfume of durian, Andean mountain cooking, oyster omelets with Sriracha sauce and warm milk straight from the cow -- these are some of the world's best chefs' favorite food experiences.<p>On the eve of the 2016 World's Best Restaurant awards, we asked chefs from …

Side Dishes

Herbed Chickpeas

Makes about 3 cups<p>Crispy, salty, creamy, and full of protein (really!), these chickpeas should be a staple in your kitchen.<p>January 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 15.5-ounce cans chickpeas, rinsed, patted dry<p>4 garlic cloves, crushed<p>⅓ cup olive oil<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>2½ cups chopped mixed tender …

Chickpeas

10 Surprisingly Handy Ways to Use Tea Tree Oil Around the House

Is there anything it can't do?<p>Tea tree oil, distilled from leaves of the Australian paperbark tree, is known for its antiseptic properties. According to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, several clinical studies have found the essential oil to be antimicrobial, antiviral and …

9 easy and delicious tomato sauce recipes you'll want to use on everything

<i>Mark Bittman, author of "Mark Bittman's Kitchen Matrix" shares the master recipe for his easy, three-ingredient tomato sauce, plus eight different ways to jazz things up.</i><p><b>Mark Bittman's Universal Tomato Sauce</b><p>Makes about 3 cups<p>3 tablespoons olive oil or butter<p>1 onion, chopped<p>12-16 ounce canned …

Italian Food

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and/or length.</i>

How to Attract Good Luck: 4 Secrets Backed by Research

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don’t mean …

Happiness

House In Blair Atholl By Nico Van Der Meulen Architects

Werner van der Meulen of Nico van der Meulen Architects has recently completed a home in Blair Atholl, a golf estate located north of Johannesburg, …

Architecture

Morro House By Ana Paula Mello And Flavia Frauches

Ana Paula Mello worked together with Flavia Frauches to design the Morro House, located in Nova Lima, Brazil.<p>The architect’s description<p>The concept …

The Aldo House By Prototype Design Lab

Prototype Design Lab have designed the Aldo House, a family home in Mississauga, Canada.<p>A description from the architects<p>The Aldo House is comprised …

Architecture

The Cliff House By Dualchas Architects

Dualchas Architects have designed the Cliff House, that overlooks Loch Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.<p>The architect’s description<p>The site …

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Homes that Use a Concrete Finish to Achieve Beautiful Results

• 1 |<br>• Designer: Anton Medvedev<p>The first home featured is a penthouse designed by a sculptor. Interior designer Anton Medvedev took full advantage of the …

Three Luxury Homes in Cool, Neutral Tones

• 1 |<br>• Visualizer: Albert Mizuno<p>The first space comes from visualizer Albert Mizuno and has the kind of luxurious look that would easily fit in by any …

Modern Home Exteriors with Stunning Outdoor Spaces

• 1 |<p>The first home is a country villa near the Russian port city of Taganrog. The low profile house is building into the side of a gently sloping …

Women's Health

The 30-Day Bikini Body Meal Plan<p>Eat healthy, slim down, and prep for a tropical beach getaway with 30 days of delicious and healthy weight loss meal plans<p>Shutterstock.com<p>Even if you have little time to cook, a buzzing social life, or a weakness for ice cream, this weight loss meal plan can help you …

How to Make Starbucks Lemon Loaf

1<p><b>Preheat oven to 350 degrees.</b> While oven is heating, grease and flour a loaf pan.<p>2<p><b>Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large mixing</b> …

Dessert

purple plum torte

This may look like an ordinary piece of plum cake, but it is not. It is a famous plum cake, so renowned that I suspect half of you out there have …

Sour Cream Pie Crust, No Fail, Flaky Pastry Crust

Move aside food processor! Be gone tough pie crusts! I hath found the holy grail of pastry doughs.<p>It is flaky, it is buttery, it is un-fussy, and it …

Baking

Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Exactly How I Make My Homemade Pumpkin Puree.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> October 13, 2013 60<p>It’s so freaking simple.<p>I first made pumpkin puree from scratch a few …

Pumpkin Pie Crumb Bar Recipe

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p>Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Crumb Bars<p><b>Yield:</b> 16 bars<p><b>Prep:</b><p>15 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>50 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>1 hour 10 minutes<p>Pumpkin pie filling …

Chicken Coconut Soup (Tom Kah Gai) From 'Everyday Thai Cooking'

<b>Tom kah gai</b> is a Thai takeout classic, at least in my house. Between the lush coconut milk, tender chicken, and tangy, lemongrass-laced broth, it's serious comfort food. <b>Katie Chin</b>'s version in <i>Everyday Thai Cooking</i> exhibits the perfect balance between the richness of the coconut fat and the sour and …

Fiery Indian Shrimp Curry Recipe

<b>Note</b>: Curry is just as good the next day. Just keep it separate from the rice and garnish with cilantro when you're ready to serve. Don't like shrimp? Swap it out for your preferred protein or vegetables in equal measure.<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our …

Best Pumpkin Recipes

Home > Recipes by Season > Fall > 20 Pumpkin Recipes<p>20 Pumpkin Recipes<p>September 30, 2013 // 24 <i>Comments »</i><p>It feels like just yesterday that I was …

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Chicken Keema Recipe

Supremely spicy with layers of earthy undertones, this Pakistani-influenced ground chicken makes for one delicious and complexly flavored skewer of meat.<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on …