Shabbir Merchant

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Locals-Only: An Italian Winemaker on How to Eat and Drink Your Way Through Rome

In the immortal words of the late Anthony Bourdain, "It's easy to fall in love with Rome." Upon touching down in the Italian capital city, I feel the …

Italy

Eight eye-catching homes made from bamboo

Architects around the world are capitalising on the versatility of bamboo, so we've selected eight of the best homes that incorporate the material, …

Architecture

100 Greatest Artists

100<p>Talking Heads<p><i>By Dave Sitek</i><p>When I was a kid, I was really into hardcore punk. Hardcore was very rigid. Talking Heads was the first band I remember …

Rock & Roll

Creative Applications of Color Theory in Landscape Photography

Discussions of many photography topics have the potential to veer deep into complex technical territory that may appeal more to scientists than to …

Tutorials

Cooking for comfort? Anthony Bourdain's rich lasagna Bolognese is one of our favorites

Like many fellow cooks, I came of age reading Anthony Bourdain’s “Kitchen Confidential” while studying in culinary school in 2003 and planning for a career around food. Bourdain’s book was a glimpse into the down-and-dirty-world of real kitchens. While the newly formed Food Network revolved around …

A Glimpse at Anthony Bourdain’s New York City

Though <b>Anthony Bourdain</b> got his start in finer dining, the chef and food writer celebrated restaurants of all kinds in New York — frequently showing a passion for the underdog and places that didn’t normally pop up in food media.<p>As Bourdain’s fame and profile rose, he continued to return to his …

Anthony Bourdain

Mumbai foodies, there are 6 new restaurants for you to try

From date night dinners to quick takeaways that you can bring back home, there’s a new round of food options in the city—and they’re offering …

12 Artists Driving The Sound Of Young Americana

Americana may have started as a subgenre and, to some, as a radio format for those “rootsy” artists who didn’t fit simply into the country bag. But …

Universal Music

8 Big Lies About Sugar We Should Unlearn

There are a few things we can all say for sure about sugar. Number one, it tastes great. And number two? It’s really, really confusing.<p>While we can …

Excellent Folk Albums From 2018 You Might’ve Missed

In the world of streaming, it feels like more music is accessible to more people than ever before. Unfortunately, it can also feel like there’s more emphasis on the biggest stars in the industry, and less time and space reserved for the middlemen (and women), or the emerging artists who don’t …

The Best Men’s Fragrances Of All Time

These are the best men's fragrances ever created - from Calvin Klein and Jean-Paul Gaultier to Tom Ford and Chanel - as well as advice from fragrance …

Beauty

The 15 Best Music Podcasts Out There Now

I think we can all agree that music is pretty great, right? Whether it’s inoffensively wafting out of the speakers of your local Applebee’s and/or Chili’s, blasting out of the speakers of your car, or pumping through your earbuds during an intense workout, music is an art form that enhances …

Vegetable Foil Packets

<i>These vegetable foil packets are perfect for oven, grill or campfire. A mix of vegetables is seasoned with a simple homemade spice mix and cooked in</i> …

The Best Spotify Playlists You Should Be Listening To Right Now

<b>Last Updated: June 29th</b><p>Spotify is filled with users (including Spotify itself) who put in the effort to curate playlists that feature the right songs for the right mood, or perhaps what’s most current so you can be an informed fan. There are thousands and thousands of playlists, though, so let me …

Playlist

How to Find New Music You'll Actually Like

Some people can dig up great music like magic, or have friends inside the industry who keep them updated. Some people are contented with their weekly …

Metal | uDiscoverMusic

Universal Music

Some Of The Best Songs To Play While Driving

As somebody who writes about music for the internet, I have the privilege (or the curse of isolation, depending on how socially inclined you are) of working from home, meaning that I don’t have the same daily commute as a lot of people. Still, I have to leave the house and drive somewhere for one …

Real Estate

10 Essential Live Albums

Hard rock and heavy metal are both such essentially <i>live</i> forms of music that while the live album may seem like the perfect medium for conveying their …

20 Luxury Vacations That Are Surprisingly Affordable

1 of 20<p>Stay at a castle in France for $77.<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 20<p>Dance all night in Fiji.<p>3 of 20<p>Find your joie de vivre in Paris for $150 a …

To Die For Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

"This is a recipe that I created by modifying my mother's recipe. My boyfriend is a fettuccine Alfredo connoisseur and he scrapes the pan every time! …

10 Top Himachal Pradesh Tourist Places to Visit

The mountainous landscape of Himachal Pradesh, at the foothills of the Himalayas, is made up of a series of valleys and snow covered peaks. It's …

7 Best Resorts in Coorg for Couples and Families

Karnataka's Coorg region is a fabulous place to escape from city life and enjoy nature. There are plenty of resorts in Coog to pamper and entertain …

Green Walls Anyone Can Grow

At once sculptural and organic, Helen Kontouris’ Botanical Planter Screens provide a sense natural visual separation to indoor and outdoor spaces …

greenwalls

7 places in North India that you must experience during winter

Steam wafting up from your hot tea, as you watch the mist roll across the mountains. A mid-morning stroll with the winter sun beating down on your …

National Parks

20 Protein-Packed Meals That Don't Contain a Single Piece of Meat

"But how do you get enough protein?" is easily the most common (and often annoying) question posed to vegans and vegetarians, especially those who are highly active. But new converts need not be alarmed — as it turns out, there are tons of protein-packed options available to meatless athletes, from …

Healthy Eating

Roast Chicken Recipes for Every Night of the Week

An easy supper to feed your whole family.<p>Classic roast chicken is a great foolproof meal to feed a hungry crowd for dinner. It is also good to cook …

20 best Middle Eastern recipes: part 4

Lebanese falafel, Turkish stuffed mussels and Honey & Co’s signature pudding, feta and honey cheesecake, finish our collection of the best Middle Eastern dishes to cook at home<p>If there were one street food I could take with me to a desert island, it would have to be stuffed mussels. I remember the …

Time I

The Importance of Scale and Proportion in Interior Design

Shop a similar look: Swivel Chair | Throw Blanket | Throw Pillows<p>While a lot of interior design is a matter of personal taste, there are a few …

Wall Art

If You Want To Escape To A Place Where Nobody Can Reach You, Head To This Hidden Himachali Village

I sit sometimes to think 'what is it that we are running after?'<br>What is it? Is it some sort of a zone of eternal happiness?<br>What is it? A state of …