Robert Keskinen

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Top 10 Machu Picchu Secrets

This ancient Inca site has centuries-old secrets trapped in its walls— and more recent ones that we spill here.<p>By Mark Adams, author of <i>Turn Right at Machu Picchu</i><p>1. It’s not actually the Lost City of the Inca.<p>When the explorer Hiram Bingham III encountered Machu Picchu in 1911, he was looking for a …

South America

Actually, This Is How You Spice Pumpkin

From spicy curry to quesadillas, these international dishes feature pumpkin—without the pumpkin spice.<p>This time of year, it seems we can't escape the <del>wrath</del> reach of "pumpkin spice" (that's, generally speaking, a heady mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and/or cloves) wafting …

Pumpkins

One Bad Piece of Press Made Black Widow Spiders Legendary

Black widows have figured in everything from real life murder plots to James Bond novels. It's understood that they mean certain death. They don't. …

How to Wash, Season, and Maintain Cast Iron Cookware

After a recent trip to Woodstock, N.Y., <b>David Cicconi</b> (our creative director) brought two well-used cast iron pans into the test kitchen. Cast iron cookware holds a special place in our culinary hearts because it is economical, durable, versatile, holds heat well, and cooks food evenly. Properly …

Pasta with Pesto, Shrimp, and Cured Ham

6 Servings<p>A version of this recipe helped chef Danny Bowien win the Pesto World Championship in Italy in 2008. He was kind enough to let us adapt it a bit.<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 thin slice of garlic<p>2 tablespoons pine nuts<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more<p>4 cups (packed) fresh basil leaves<p>1 …

Italian Food

Food-loving travelers to Asia can shop, cook, and eat with locals, thanks to the Traveling Spoon

<b>This cool new website connects travelers with local home cooks for unforgettable meals.</b><p>A growing number of travellers are striving for authenticity …

Slow Cooker Chicken Mole Recipe

Tip<p>How to Store Chicken<p>Raw or cooked chicken can be stored in a refrigerator for a few days, though it’s important to prevent raw chicken juices from …

Cooking