Norma De Lafontaine

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City life: Delhi

The Indian capital isn’t a place that delivers a gentle introduction. It grabs you by the arm and hauls you into its overwhelming world of swirling …

The 19 best Greek islands

Dinner in 20: Make Foolproof Pasta Carbonara Without Scrambling (Eggs)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p><i>Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O And on his farm he had some chickens, E-I-E-I-O So he took those chickens and grabbed their eggs, E-I-E-I-O And on his farm he had some cows, E-I-E-I-O So he milked those cows and made some Parmigiano-Reggiano, E-I-E-I-O And on</i> …

7 steps to get rich, from a 90-year-old book on wealth that's still relevant today

The "secret" to getting rich is not much of a secret at all.<p>"It is practical. That which one man knows can be taught to others," George S. Clason writes in his 1926 personal finance classic "The Richest Man in Babylon."<p>Clason's collection of parables, based in the ancient city of Babylon, starts …

Retirement

No-Knead 5-Minute Artisan Bread Recipe | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p><i>This no-knead 5-minute artisan bread explains how to make homemade bread in just minutes a day without a fuss. Quick, easy, rustic,</i> …

Baking
Flying

The Best New Ways to Book Your Flights

Innovative new apps are one-upping the online travel tools you already know and love. And they’re about to make planning trips faster, easier, and …

Tel Aviv

Geocaching: Everything you wanted to know

You've probably heard the name geocaching but what is it? Why do it? And what do you need to know?<p>There’s a hi-tech global treasure hunt happening – …

Arches National Park

Best Butter Cake

I know it’s since passed, but I hate the Fourth of July.Like, majorly hate it.I hate it because Mannie is so scared of the fireworks. He paces the …

Dessert

Mediterranean vegan sandwich

Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce my favourite vegan sandwich of the moment. It’s crispy and soft at the same time. It’s nicely salty, super …

Spices

Lentil koftas with madras sauce

This is really good. REALLY good. Rich, warming, flavorful. But it’s not a quick dinner. The work is worth it, I promise you. Tackle it when you are …

The Food Lab: Foolproof Onion Rings

Here's another exclusive excerpt from my book, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science. I hope you enjoy it.<p>The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science<p>$30.91from Amazon<p>At their physical core, onion rings couldn't be more different from fried fish. But at their philosophical core, …

Onions

Easy Chinese recipes to cook at home

Crispy aromatic duck<p>You may be surprised to learn that the roots of this dish are not to be found in the Forbidden City in Beijing, but in the kitchens of 1960s north London. A former chef from the Chinese embassy, who was a master in the traditional methods of making Peking duck, set up his own …

Food & Dining

A Social Media Campaign Checklist

Share<p>Social media campaigns have proven themselves to be up to 60 percent percent more effective than traditional advertising campaigns. So why …

The Food Lab: These Fried Chicken Sandwiches Take Only 5 Ingredients to Make

More<p>Fried Chicken<p>Digging into the cluckin' awesome world of our favorite fried food.<p>Look at that fried chicken sandwich. Check out the crisp, craggy crust with that <i>come bite me</i> sheen that promises juicy, tender meat underneath. Look at that potato bun, its buttery, golden dome beckoning to you. And …

Cooking

How to Make Papaya-Free Thai Green Papaya Salad

Meat might be the star of the grill, but a good cookout isn't complete without great sides, especially a crisp, refreshing salad. One of my favorite salads to serve alongside grilled steak or spicy kebabs is a green papaya salad, which takes different forms throughout Southeast Asia. The most …

South-east Asia

5 ways to market your startup business with no budget

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Ginger Grapefruit Rosemary Tonic

<i>This post comes from our contributor Jill of a Better Happier St. Sebastian!</i><p><b>Ginger Grapefruit Rosemary Tonic</b><p><i>makes 1 drink</i><p>1 large grapefruit<p>1 piece of …

Baked 'Fish' Cakes With Lemon Herb Mayo [Vegan] - One Green Planet

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Where to Buy Amazing Tea Online

So you've fallen in love with tea. You've learned how to tell your high mountain oolongs from your shade-grown gyokuro. Now you're ready to buy some tea of your own.<p>Whenever I buy tea these days, I think back to a story from Verdant Tea's David Duckler:<p>When I was studying tea, one tea master forced …

Tea

Microwave Potato Chips

Yes, you read that right. Microwave Potato Chips! These super crispy potato chips are made without frying or any kind of oil . . . in the microwave! …

smoky eggplant dip

The first weeks in a new apartment are always about comparisons: The living room is smaller; the kid’s room is a little bigger. Our room is narrower …

pickled cabbage salad

I first discovered the peculiar subcategory of chopped raw vegetables called “health salads” some 14 years ago when a friend introduced me to the …

Why you should never eat a bacon sandwich: what you can – and can't – eat

February, 2015, was the month when everything we thought we knew about eating and drinking healthily was turned on its head.<p>First, a damning study in the British Medical Journal showed that – after all we have been told to the contrary – saturated fat is good for you. Far from being the great risk …

How to Make a Better Homemade Pizza With Mario Batali

How to make a better homemade pizza, from a man who knows his pie: This video shows you how with tips from Chef Mario Batali.<p>You don't have to be an Italian to cook like one. That's what chef <b>Mario Batali</b> says, and as the owner of such gems like Del Posto, Babbo, and Lupa, he's a man who knows …

Italian Food

The Creamiest Aioli

Makes 1/2 cup Servings<p>In this aioli recipe by L.A. chef Suzanne Goin, she provides this tip: "Add a thin drizzle of oil and whisk like crazy."<p>April 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 large egg yolk<p>1 small garlic clove, finely grated<p>1/4 teaspoon kosher salt plus more<p>1/4 cup grapeseed oil<p>1/4 cup good-quality …

Seafood

How to Make Rice Pilaf Fluffy, Fragrant, and Perfect Every Time

By Claire Saffitz<p>The ingredients might change, but the fundamentals of how to make rice pilaf stay the same. Here's how to nail one of our favorite sides every single time.<p>Rice pilaf can seem sad. Plain. Boring. But if you know how to make rice pilaf, yours will be quite the opposite. You just need …

Spices

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

Personal Finance