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A local’s guide to Porto, Portugal

On the steep banks of the Douro, Portugal’s northern jewel gleams with culture, buzzing restaurants, bars and artisan shops, plus cool places to visit and stay<p>Sitting in my customary Porto cafe, a non-descript place on Praça Carlos Alberto across from my kids’ school, a troupe of Asian tourists …

European Travel

The most popular movie that came out the year you were born

Every year brings its own set of pop culture obsessions. Looking at the most popular movie from each year can tell you a lot about what people were talking about at the time, and how people's tastes have changed. It's fun to look at the most popular one from when you were born and see what everyone …

Movies

Eggs, Tomatoes and a Quick Trip to Purgatory

It used to be that whenever I craved a bowl of runny-yolked eggs poached in red sauce, I’d whip up some shakshuka. I first tasted this North African dish, made from stewed tomatoes, onions, sweet peppers and plenty of spices, on a trip to Israel, where it’s extremely popular, and have been hooked …

The Books From 2017 We Couldn't Put Down

2017 has been a bumper year for books. From prize-winning tomes and unputdownable thrillers to short stories and political memoirs, our 'must read' …

The Trick to Making the Most Flavorful Waffles, Biscuits, & Pancakes

So you have a sourdough starter, and all the joy (and woes) that it brings. You know how to care for it, both in the fridge and on your counter. You know how to (or at <i>want</i> to know how to) turn that starter into a crusty, bubbly, tangy loaf of sourdough bread.<p>What you <i>don't</i> know (if you're like me, …

Breakfast

Breakfast for Beginners: Our Most Popular Breakfast Recipes of 2017

Whether or not you believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day, we can all agree that it's easily the most delicious. It's the one meal …

Breakfast

Recipe: Christmas Morning Pancakes

Christmas Morning Pancakes<p>Serves 4 to 6; makes about 20 (3-inch pancakes) and 1/2 cup orange-honey butter<p><i>For the pancakes:</i> <br>2 cups milk, warm to the …

18 amazing countries where you can stay, eat, and tour for less than you live at home

When you ask Americans why they don't travel abroad, the top reason they cite is cost.<p>But once you get on that plane to a cheaper part of the world — Southeast Asia, say, or Central America, or even, yes, Northern Europe — man do the prices drop. You won't realize how rich you are until you land in …

European Travel

The 8 Ceramics We're Giving All Our Friends This Year

Recipes

Spiced Coconut Carrot Soup

Puréed soups are easy because they don’t require lots of knife work... but they can also be boring. Amping up the seasoning and topping with crunchy shaved vegetables and bright herbs makes it clear that this one's not baby food.<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon coriander seeds<p>2 tablespoons virgin coconut or …

Recipes

Travel In Tuscany, Italy! 20 Most Beautiful Places

Florence<br>Photo credit @santophoto on #instagram<p>Badia di Passignano, #Tuscany.<p>#photo credit @jeferstellari on Instagram<p>The tiny village of Canneto, in …

Italy

Best Wineries to Visit in Tuscany

Few wine regions have the instant name recognition of Tuscany’s Chianti, first legally defined in 1716 (but recognized as a wine region as early as …

These Are the 61 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

Documentaries

W Goa, Goa, India

Away from the formal service of traditional Indian hotel brands like, say, Taj or Oberoi, the W brand is shaking things up with the launch of its Goan property - the first in the country - on the sandy stretch of Vagator Beach.<p>Against the backdrop of a 500-year old Portuguese fort, the property has …

Asia Travel

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Books

Fantastic Bungalow Designed by KNS Architects in India

This fantastic 1500 square meter Bungalow with clean lines and angled geometry is located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India and was designed by the …

Architecture

Books Coming Out in the Fall That We Can’t Wait to Read

Add these novels to your fall reading list.<p>We’re only halfway through our summer reading lists, but we’re already looking forward to fall. Every …

From pavlova to cheesecake: Yotam Ottolenghi’s 10 perfect dessert recipes

Chocolate puddings, millionaire’s shortbread and knickerbocker glory all get the Ottolenghi treatment in this exclusive extract from his new book, Sweet<p>My first job in a kitchen was whisking egg whites. It was the 1990s, and I was training by day and assisting the pastry chef in a fancy restaurant …

Sausage Cheddar Biscuits

Nothing beats a freshly baked, hot biscuit on a Saturday morning. Biscuits are even better when they are loaded with breakfast sausage and sharp …

7 Captivating Books to Read This Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day is around the corner, and it’s time to put your reading muscles to the test with these seven must-read hits. Be sure to pack these into your bag for a long weekend of perfect last-minute summer reading.<p><b>1. The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor ($17):</b> Two girls convince the world that …

Books

21 Homemade Recipes You Can Realistically Cook For Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Even as someone who writes about food all day, I completely get that the struggle to cook at home is real. By the time I get home from a long day, I'm ready to put on sweatpants and satisfy my ravenous hunger immediately, which means I'm not about that elaborate-recipe life. I've definitely spent a …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Small Duplex in Poland Unveils Ingenious, Functional Layout

Poland-based <b>Studio 3XA</b> completed the design of a small duplex apartment in the lovely city of Wrocław, in the up-and-coming Nadodrze district. The …

32 books that will make you a more well-rounded person

Do you aspire to be one of those people who knows at least a little bit about everything?<p>There's any easy way to do it: Read everything!<p>You can't …

Gap House is a Japanese home that makes the most of every inch

This house by Japanese office MUU Store Design Studio has a footprint of just 60 square metres.<p>Called Gap House, the property slots into a tight …

The Sexiest Books You'll Ever Have The Pleasure Of Reading

A few years ago, people around the world were completely incapacitated by a literary phenomenon. I saw rows of mothers reading the book in chaise …

Sibling Trolls Thief Who Stole Sister’s Phone, Hilarity Ensues

They pulled an epic prank<p>What nice thing has your brother or sister done for you lately? We’re willing to bet nothing as incredible as what this …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Asking for a Friend: Small-Bathroom Storage Ideas?

Whoever has lived with an insanely tiny bathroom knows the frustrations that can arise in a small space: bumping into the vanity at every turn, no …