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8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>This week, the food blog world was all about savory, multi-purpose dishes. Crêpes filled with brie, bacon, and grapes; bowls of hearty vegetable-packed …

What to Do with Too Many Apples

<i>In our Phone a Friend column, we'll be asking some of our friends around the food world about how they cook and eat. And we want you to join the conversation, too.</i><p><i>Today: There's no need to feel bogged down by bushels of apples. We polled a few chefs, writers, and cooks to get their advice on what</i> …

National Geographic Travel

The Body Electric

Michael Utley does not remember much about his death.<p>Over the years, he has woven together a narrative of what happened using threads collected from witnesses, friends, and family. On May 8, 2000, Utley, a 48-year-old stockbroker, was golfing with his coworkers Dick Gill and Bill Todd, along with …

Pledge of Allegiance

Classic Garlic Bread

12 Servings<p>Active Time: 10 min<p>Total Time: 25 min<p>For this classic garlic bread, you can cut and butter the bread well in advance, but don’t bake it until guests arrive. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup cup (1 stick) unsalted butter<p>¼ …

Bread

The Afghan Girls Who Live as Boys

In a society that demands sons at almost any cost, some families are cutting their daughters’ hair short and giving them male names.<p>Mehran, age 6, first arrived at her kindergarten in Kabul as Mahnoush, in pigtails and a pistachio dress. When school shut down for a break, Mahnoush left and never …

5 Private Islands You Can Rent

Why settle for a private swath of sand when you can have an entire island to yourself?<p>Why settle for a private swath of sand when you can have an entire island to yourself? <i>Via TownandCountryMag.com</i><p>Photograph courtesy of Musha Cay & the Islands of Copperfield Bay

Jennifer Aniston

12 Sauces That Are Possible Thanks To Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise has a lot of haters. Of all the condiments in the fridge, this one has the ability to make the most agreeable people down right mean.<p>Fans of the stuff could eat it between two slices of bread with nothing more than a tomato slice or two, but those who despise it would happily remove it …

31 arrested in Ferguson unrest, some from California, officer says

As another night of peaceful protests over the police killing of an unarmed black man devolved into confrontation and confusion, the Missouri State Highway Patrol officer in charge of law enforcement in this<p>St. Louissuburb said 31 people had been arrested as of 2 a.m. Tuesday, some from as far away …

I Want It, and I Want It Now -- It's Time for Instant Gratification

Part one of a Re/code special series about the new instant gratification economy.<p><b>I’m working from home in San Francisco</b>, and the granola bar I had for breakfast wears off just after 12:15 pm. I open up the SpoonRocket app on my phone and select a chicken tamale and a mint smoothie.<p>Six minutes …

Actor, comic Robin Williams dies at 63 in apparent suicide

Robin Williams, a comic and sitcom star in the 1970s who became an Oscar-winning dramatic actor, died Monday at 63 in Marin County. The Marin County Sheriff's Office said he appears to have committed suicide.<p>The news of the beloved actor's death rocked the nation. Channels broke into their usual …

Women stoned to death in Syria for adultery

BEIRUT (AP) — A cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones near the municipal garden. Jihadi fighters then brought in the woman, clad head to toe in black, and put her in a small hole in the ground. When residents gathered, the fighters told them to carry out …

Make Your Own Champagne Rhubarb Jelly Shots

<i>Every other week on Food52, Anna Hezel talks about the innovations, decorations, and other quiet touches that make a party memorable.</i><p><i>Today: Jelly shots grow up with rhubarb and Champagne (and gin).</i><p>I know what you're thinking. Jell-O shots? Don't those belong at a sorority party, stuffed stickily …

Rhubarb

Russia bans Western food imports in Ukraine sanctions retaliation

MOSCOW/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Moscow banned imports of most food from the West on Thursday in retaliation against sanctions over Ukraine, a stronger than expected measure that isolates Russian consumers from world trade to a degree unseen since Soviet days.<p>In eastern Ukraine, the Russian …

How to Make a Cutaway Pie Crust

Cutaway pie crust looks beautiful but also serves a purpose—it helps to vent the fruit filling. Here's how to make a crust like a pro<p>As fruit pies bake, they release steam, which is why <b>the top crust needs to be vented</b> (trapped moisture equals soggy pastry). Cutting simple slits is fine, but we love …

Baking

Chicken Breasts Dijon

4 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds)<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>2 small leeks, white and pale-green parts only, thinly sliced (about 1/2 cup)<p>1 small onion, minced (about 1/2 cup)<p>4 garlic cloves, minced<p>2 cups …

Dijon Mustard