Olga Yzquierdo

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Who Is Better: The Smiths or The Cure?

In 2016, I published my first book, <i>Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me: What Pop Music Rivalries Reveal About the Meaning of Life</i>. For all of the famous rivalries that I wrote about — The Beatles vs. the Rolling Stones, Kanye West vs. Taylor Swift, Tupac vs. Biggie — there is one rivalry that I didn’t …

Music

MIT Press to Make Landmark Architecture Books Freely Accessible Online

The MIT Press, in collaboration with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is set to digitize landmark out-of-print architecture and urban studies books …

Architecture

10 Architects You Should be Following on Instagram

There's no shortage of awesome architects to follow on Instagram. The hashtag #architectureporn alone produces more than 5 million posts, many of …

Architecture

The 5 French “Mother” Sauces That Guarantee a Great Meal

Panettone French Toast Bake

In our house, Christmas time means Panettone, a delicious, buttery, sweet Italian bread. It's filled with raisins, and candied orange, kind of like a …

A Genius, Extra-Crispy Path to Roasted Potatoes

In Toro Bravo, the cookbook, this recipe is modestly called “Potato Salad.” But have you ever seen a potato salad do <i>this</i>?<p>This so-called salad is served warm in loose tangles instead of a slick, cold mound, with flavors feistier and brighter than potato salads usually get to wear. But most …

Potatoes

The 4 Types of Gin and What They Even Are

London Dry? Genever? What types of gin are good for what?<p>You might drink gin all the time and consider yourself a well-adjusted, <i>very</i> happy person. Same! But after the third martini, you might start to ask yourself: what even <i>is</i> gin? And why am I ordering so many light-up hula hoops on eBay?<p>Someone, …

Wine & Spirits

Wonton Soup

Want to make this simple soup even easier? Use pre-made wrappers and store-bought chicken stock.<p>Servings: 6<p>Prep: 20 minutes<p>Total: 2 1/2 hours<p>Ingredients<p><b>for the wrappers:</b>5 3/4 cups|800 grams all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting<p>1 teaspoon|4 grams kosher salt<p>2 large eggs<p>2 cups|500 ml …

Pumpkin Pie Creme Brulee

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.<p>Divide the crust into 8 (6-ounce) custard cups. Put them into a 9 by 13-inch baking dish or roasting pan and blind …

A New, Lightened-Up Way to Do Pizza Night

Polenta Crust Pizza<p>Serves 4 to 6<p><i>For the polenta:</i> <br>1 tablespoon olive oil <br>4 cups water <br>1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning <br>1 cup polenta<p><i>For</i> …

Lemon Butter Chicken

<b>You’ll need</b><p>4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (cut in half)<br>1/2 Tablespoon paprika<br>3 Tablespoons butter, divided<br>4 garlic cloves<br>1 cup chicken broth<br>1/2 …

Madrid after dark: How to go out like the locals

<b>(CNN) —</b> Madrid likes to party. With near-mandatory siestas after lunch and sometimes after work too, who can blame the 3 million inhabitants of the great city in the center of Spain for wanting to work off all that excess energy?<p>Despite its cultural sophistication and flair, Madrid's unpretentious …

Barcelona

Don't Let Another Summer Go by Without Making Atlantic Beach Pie

<i>With Genius Recipes correspondent Kristen off in a dark, cookie-filled cave somewhere finishing up the Genius Desserts cookbook manuscript, we're re-running our best ever Genius summer desserts. Wish her luck! And make this pie.</i><p>If lemon meringue is the poodle of pies, this one is the scraggly mutt …

Baking

8 websites to find recipes that will shake up your food rut for good

Even if you <i>love</i> cooking and eating, it’s hard to keep your food game fresh. Buying the same old stuff at the grocery store and cooking up the same …

Serrano-Wrapped Sherry Shrimp

10 Sweet, Striped Treats That Taste Like Summer

I’m not the first to say it: <b>big, bold stripes on stripes are a key part of Summer 2017</b>. As the temperatures peak, it seems like everyone around me is wearing a mix and match of multi-toned tanks, dresses, and sandals. From navy nauticals to buzzing neon, I love the variety of colors and textures. …

Ice Cream

Be Prepared to Give Up the Recipes for These Potluck Stars

Summer potlucks are mostly about friends and family. The burgers could be burnt, the salad soggy, and the white wine lukewarm and you'd still have a …

5 Summer Party Punches

These party-friendly punches are as easy to make as they are to drink.<p>Boozy Strawberry Limeade<p>This sweet-meets-tart drink is perfect for a no-fuss …

Quick Pickled Onions

These quick pickled onions are great when you want to add a little zing to a roast, burgers, sandwiches, beans, or steaks. They are wonderful for …

12 Things You Can Make With Skyr, Iceland’s Higher-Protein Version of Greek Yogurt

Let's give credit where it's due: Greek yogurt has been a trusty and beloved healthy food staple for years now. But that doesn't mean you've got to …

Moist Custard Cornbread

An unexpected moist, custard-like center in this yummy cornbread sets it apart from the classic dry cornbread. The final addition of a cup of whole …

Food

Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 9-inch cake pans. Line bottom of pan with parchment paper.<p>2<p>Done<p>In large bowl or standing …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

How to Make an Easy Cheese Board in 10 Minutes

<i>Here are the tips and tricks on how to make a KILLER cheese board! So easy, beautiful and well-balanced!</i>I’ve never met a cheese board I didn’t like. …

Cheese

Chocolate Cranberry Mini Cakes

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat the oven to 175°C (350F)<p>2<p>Done<p>Line 9" x 9" baking tin with baking paper.<p>3<p>Done<p>In a large bowl whisk together brown rice flour, quinoa …

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake With Oreo Crust

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>To make the crust:<p>Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, grease a 9-inch springform pan and set aside.<p>Finely crush the cookies in a food processor, …

How to Make Perfect Rice

Making rice from scratch is so easy you're sure to stick with it.<p>Rice Basics: Method 1<p>The most common way to make rice is with 2 parts liquid to 1 …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Entertainment