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What is the best Leica M for you?

I think the best Leica M is Minolta CLE :D<p>Zeiss Ikon ZM (yes I am fully expecting Bellamy to have another go at me for saying so.)<p>I fully agree ! The …

America's Best Coffee Cities

The Northwest city known for its latte-friendly (read: misty) weather won the coffee contest again this year—and not just for Stumptown Coffee …

Coffee

15 Donut Recipes to Tackle at Home

The glazed donut is there for you every morning: tried and true, always delicious, and never in need of reinventing. We didn't think it could be improved upon -- until we met cake donuts, baked donuts, and ones generously drizzled with chocolate or topped with cinnamon. Here are 15 donuts you can …

Turn Cauliflower into This Crazy Side Dish

You’ll save on carbs too—if that’s your thing<p>How’s your healthy-eating New Year’s resolution working out? If you’re saying to yourself, “Oh. Yeah. That thing,” let us offer you a helping hand.<p>We’re not saying that the following recipe for cauliflower “couscous” will solve all your dietary …

Food

7 Tasty, Warming Breakfasts to Make with Oatmeal

From a hearty breakfast casserole to crispy oat cakes, here are seven fantastic recipes to make this winter.<p>From a hearty breakfast casserole to …

Breakfast

9 Chocolate Pies That Will Rock Your World

If you’re the kind of person who would always choose a slice of pie over a piece of cake, then it doesn’t get much better than a big slice of …

Pie

Your Favorite Kitchen Features

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Your must-haves for a renovated kitchen.</i><p>January is the month for new dreams. New …

8 Essential Pound Cake Recipes

You know it, you love it, you've nibbled it at showers and bar mitzvahs. Pound cake is amazing, perfect for dessert or breakfast, always impeccably …

Pound Cake

11 Luscious Chocolate Cakes for Valentine’s Day

Chocolate cake is almost always number one on everyone’s list of favorite desserts, let alone comfort foods. Try one of these irresistible 11 for …

Chocolate Cake

The National Eater 38: Where to Eat in 2015

That Thursday kicked off the 263 on-the-clock meals I consumed in 29 cities during seven months of travel (or, more precisely, 147 days in the field) in 2014. My pound-packing task: to compile Eater's inaugural roll call of the 38 essential restaurants in America, an idea that builds on the Eater …

New York City

Articles about 26 books you need read if you love design on Dwell.com - Dwell

The ChampPhaidon Design Classics: 001–999.<p>Even with ample lot size, one Boulder couple opted to go small with their new home.<p>We’ve all seen interior design that almost brings us to the point of being ill.<p>The ads in the real estate section of the Sunday New York Times are a barometer of perceived …

Prefab Homes

Blueberry Muffins

Certain recipes never make their way to these pages. Blueberry muffins are a good example. I love blueberry muffins, so I try new recipes whenever I …

Upside-Down Cake Recipes

Turn your fresh, seasonal fruit into a showstopping dessert with these takes on upside-down cake. Besides the traditional pineapple, there's peach, blueberry, plum, pear, and more.

Our Favorite Cheesecake Recipes

Fruit-topped, chocolate-laced, fun-sized, no-bake, made with cream cheese or ricotta -- cheesecake is as adaptable as it is irresistible. Whether you're seeking New York-style tradition or holiday whimsy, there's a cheesecake recipe for every occasion.<p>Topping cheesecake with shimmering fruit is …

How to Make Traditional Cantonese Mooncakes at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Cynthia of Two Red Bowls is bringing traditional Cantonese mooncakes stateside, right in time for the Chinese Mid-Autumn festival.</i><p>For those who …

How to Make Japanese Milk Bread at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: You don't have to go all the way across the Pacific in search of the fluffiest, lightest, tallest bread of your life; Cynthia from Two Red Bowls</i> …

Show Off Your Sweet Smarts

It's not your last-minute wine-buying or social butterflying skills that crown you the best holiday party guest; it's the sweet impression you leave …

Dessert

Penne Pasta Quattro Formaggi with Butternut Squash and Sage

<b>Serves 6</b><p>Ingredients<p>1-pound piece butternut squash, peeled and cut into large batons<br>• 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided<br>• 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh sage<br>• Salt and …

Italian Food

13 Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes To Save Your Sanity

There are some dishes that have be made on Thanksgiving day. Turkey cannot be roasted—or deep fried—ahead of time, mashed potatoes will not stay fluffy, and Pot-Stuck Brussels Sprouts will not remain crisp. To help you deal with the stress of T-Day and keep everything running smoothly, we've …

Little Mushroom Pinwheels Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This is the recipe that inspired my Little Spinach Pinwheels, but it's so easy I …

9 Game-Changing Avocado Recipes

<i>Photo Credit: Avocado & Lime Loaf from Avocados from Peru</i><p>Whether it’s playing the main role in guacamole or adding West Coast flair to a simple …

Healthy Eating

12 Braising Recipes to Keep You Warm

Braising is a cook’s best friend—with a few simple steps, you can make a meal that tastes like it’s straight out of a <i>Michelin</i>-starred restaurant. …

Cooking

11 Must-Try Pies Across America

The weather's cooled off, the holiday season is in full swing, and we're hungry for something warm. Something a little flaky and buttery and tender and sweet. Yes, we're hungry for pie, of the good ol' American variety.<p>With so many great options out there, we asked our contributors for their …

Gougères

Makes about 50 Servings<p>These delicate cheese puffs always impress. Once you get the hang of the dough, you’ll serve them at every opportunity.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 tablespoons (¾ stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces<p>¾ teaspoon kosher salt<p>Pinch of nutmeg<p>1¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>4 large eggs<p>…

Baking

Gnocchi al Pesto (Potato Dumplings with Pesto)

Put potatoes into a 4-qt. pot of salted water; boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until potatoes are tender, 25 minutes. Drain; let cool. Peel …

Pesto

5 Summery Breakfasts for Any Morning

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a. fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Five breakfasts that taste like vacation on a plate (or in a glass).</i><p>There are a few things that make …

How to Pack a Jar Salad

<i>As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.</i><p><i>Today: Another -- and arguably the best -- use for your mason jar.</i><p>Last week, I spilled a jar …