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How to make the ultimate roast potato

Forget the turkey and stuffing, the pigs in blankets and the cranberry sauce.<p>Isn't the best part of a Christmas lunch, in fact any roast, the humble potato, fluffy and piping on the inside and roasted to crunchy perfection on the outside?<p>Here's a fool-proof recipe for delicious, crunchy roast …

In honour of National Tea Day, the secrets of the perfect brew

The British are a nation of tea lovers - there's even a National Tea Day on April 21, and a Fes-Tea-Val taking place at Chiswick House this weekend - but on one great question, we stand divided: how do you brew the perfect cup of tea?<p>Does the milk come first or last? How long should the teabag stay …

Perfect Porterhouse Steak

4 Servings<p>This is chef Bobby Flay's recipe for the perfect Porterhouse steak. With a steak this thick, you need to season liberally; when Flay demonstrated for us, the surface of the meat was virtually white from salt.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 2”-thick Porterhouse steak, trimmed (about 2 lb.)<p>1 …

The Ultimate Guide to Roasting Your Vegetables

Your oven is about to do a happy dance...if that were possible.<p>Everyone—even if you don't cook very often—needs to master roasted vegetables. And, to be honest, there's not even that much to master: just some chopping, seasoning, and adding a bit of fat. For firm but tender veg with a nicely …

How to Make Granola In 5 Minutes Without an Oven (!)

Whether you're pressed for time or just lazy, you're gonna love this ready-in-five minutes, no-stove-required granola.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the</i> …

Breakfast

Flaky Bread

Makes 10 Servings<p>An unfloured surface provides some traction, so it’s easy to roll the dough very thin.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface<p>6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more, room temperature, for brushing (about 10 )<p>Flaky sea …

15 Edgy and Industrial Table Lamps

If you’re looking for a table or desk lamp that’s truly out of the ordinary and anything but bland, look no further than the industrial style, or …

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Car Disrupted: Hydrogen Hits The Road This Fall

One of four new ideas transforming your ride<p>Like jetpacks or robot butlers, hydrogen vehicles have historically been high on promise and low on delivery. Matt McClory, an engineer at Toyota, says he can change that. On a scalding day on the outskirts of Los Angeles, he leads me across an even more …

How to Make Très Flawless French Onion Soup

Oui, you should be making classic French onion soup at home, with all the gooey cheese your heart desires. Let Petit Trois chef Ludo Lefebvre show you how.<p>Petit Trois (our no. 3 best new restaurant in America) chef <b>Ludo Lefebvre</b> would be the first to tell you: It's not easy to make perfect French …

Articles about 5 cozy hearths on Dwell.com - Dwell

The modern bedroom is a personal place that reflects your style and offers respite at the end of the day.<p>Embrace your primordial instincts with a lesson from the happiest nation in the world.<p>Home is where the Hearth...<p>On my final day in Glasgow, and alas my final day in Scotland, I got straight up, …

Never Burn Stuff in the Oven Ever Again

Pre-baked pizza is supposed to make your life better. But not if all you're doing is scorching it beyond recognition. Here's how to never burn it ever again.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below,</i> …

Don't Be the Person Who Screws Up a Baked Potato—Avoid These Common Mistakes

Sour cream can't fix everything. Avoid these common mistakes, and learn how to make a better baked potato.<p>There are baked potatoes, says Rick Martinez, <i>Bon Appétit</i>'s associate food editor… and then there are <i>baked potatoes</i>. There's a crater-like gap between the revelatory and the "just okay," and …

Bruce Hornsby, The Range - The Way It Is (Video Version)

Photo Friday: Camera-Buying Guide

Is buying a camera any less stressful than buying a car? There are a dizzying number of options, buttons and knobs to consider. But unlike an automobile, most cameras look pretty similar from afar.<p>So forget looks: consider how you’ll actually use a camera. Whether you’re only taking photos of the …

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The Chicken Recipes Hall of Fame

These chicken recipes deserve a spot in the hall of fame, because they are excellent.<p><b>We publish a lot of chicken recipes.</b> A lot. And we love them all. But there are some that have risen to the top, either because we make them over and over again, or because we've gotten great responses (keep those …

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8 Hotel Tips You Can Steal to Up Your Home's Hospitality Quotient

With the holidays right around the corner, many of us are getting our homes ready for friends and family to stay the night. For most of us, that …

Hospitality

BA's Best Banana Bread

Makes one 8½x4½" loaf<p>Here at BA everybody has their favorite banana bread recipe. We made every one—14 to be exact—until we came up with a collective favorite. Dark brown sugar is key and a dollop of mascarpone makes for superior tenderness. Walnuts optional but encouraged. This is part of BA's …

Master Bedroom Ideas for Creating a Comforting, Stylish Escape

Your home’s master bedroom should feel like an oasis. It should be the relaxing space where you can go to escape the rest of life’s never-ending …

The Oatmeal Latte Is About to Make Your Breakfast 1000% Better

Milky espresso + your hot oatmeal. Goooood morning!<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the right foot. It’s a chance to eat something healthy,</i> …

iPad Pro looks awesome, but is Surface Pro 4 even better?

Whether you like it or not, 2-in-1 tablets that turn into laptops are a thing. Microsoft’s Surface was one of the first to kick off this trend, and with the Surface Pro 4 that was announced this week, it is making the 2-in-1 an even more compelling device.<p>For the same price as an iPad Pro with …

The iPhone 6S: How Is It Different?

Apple's latest smartphone is here. Should you buy it?<p>The new Apple iPhone 6S, released in September 2015, follows the company's distinct "Tick-Tock" pattern when it comes to smartphones: refresh the phone’s look one year ("Tick") while improving internal specs, features and adding an "S" to the …

Articles about 22 expert tips and tricks designing small dwellings on Dwell.com - Dwell

Of course, a little decor is great while on vacations, but it's the rigors of your day to day work routine that can benefit the...<p>Designing kids rooms can be fun, but it’s always challenging.<p>Equipped with 25 years of experience designing bathrooms, Melbourne–based GIA Bathrooms & Kitchens gives us …

Timing Is (Yes, Actually) Everything in the Kitchen

How do chefs figure out timing? It's a ballet...of sorts.<p>In the kitchen, time passes mysteriously. Chefs who understand timing perform a kitchen ballet that those who struggle to mimic transform into offbeat steps, like the dance I do while begging my tomato sauce to thicken as the penne’s timer …

How to Make (Deep-Fried) French Toast Sticks

My school cafeteria served the predecessor to sad desk lunch.<p>Kids would take the rubbery cheese out of the stuff crust pizza and see if they could bounce it; "turkey and gravy on a biscuit" contained "real meat"; and the salad bar’s lettuce was limp enough to make a gas station salad seem appealing.<p>…

The Search for the Perfect Roast Chicken Recipe

I feel about “perfect” roast chicken as I do about God: Everyone has a different way of getting there and I’m pretty sure that everyone is mostly right. Each of the kitchen masters who have taught me how to cook from the pages of their cookbooks has had a recipe that claimed perfection, and one …

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6 Sleep Habits Of Productive People

For starters: They don’t need alarm clocks, stick to their bedtimes, and don’t sleep with their smartphones.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>You may feel super productive by pulling all nighters, but you’re …

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Nope, You Don't Have to Peel Carrots, Beets, or Even Squash

Forget what you thought you knew about food prep: You don't HAVE to peel your vegetables (well, most of them, anyway).<p>I have a confession that would make my culinary school instructor (a mildly terrifying Frenchman from Corsica whom we called "Chef X") get red in the face, shout, and pelt me with …

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Articles about 10 modern homes upper manhattan on Dwell.com - Dwell

Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and Almodóvar—just to name a few of the country's creative pioneers—Spain hosts a lively mix of both...<p>A cosmopolitan design mecca with a distinctive urban vibe—Tokyo is one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world and...<p>Known for its art de vivre and joie de …