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8 Essential Dessert Sauces

In this week’s episode of Mad Genius Tips, F&W’s Justin Chapple reveals how to make Richard Blais’s one-step dulce de leche. Now that you’ve mastered …

How to Make a $1500 Sandwich (and 5 Videos We Love from Kottke.org)

<i>The most expensive sandwich in the world, and our favorite food videos from Kottke.org.</i><p>When we asked Joanna Goddard, a member of The52 and the creator of the blog Cup of Jo, to tell us where she finds inspiration, she answered, "The site Kottke.org." It's no wonder: The site, one of the …

Jamie Oliver

How to Get Creative in the Kitchen: Quick Tips

Have you ever felt overwhelmed when you watch the TODAY show food segments or any cooking show for that matter on how to make easy, quick meals or how to put together healthy snacks or how to make healthy swaps? <i>Well, you're not alone.</i><p>I am a dietitian and sometimes when I see delicious, mouth …

11 Ways to Use Maple Syrup (Other Than Pancakes)

Maple syrup isn't just for drizzling onto a stack of pancakes. From sweet-savory popcorn to fluffy mousse, here are 11 awesome ways to enjoy maple …

Chicken à la Mom

It's hard to imagine culinary legend Jacques Pépin at six years old underfoot at his mother's French country restaurant, where a three-course menu …

6 Ways to Make Piccata

Want dinner fast? Try piccata. The Italian dish of thinly sliced, pounded meat, dredged in flour, browned in butter and topped with a lemony, white …

Grow Up and Make Your Own Damn Soup With These Basic Building Blocks

<i>This article originally appeared on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Colin St. John</b><p>Whaddup chefs?<p>For me, there are few meals that can be as satisfying as a well-made soup -- especially at lunchtime. As the weather cools off, a hot concoction is just what the doctor ordered. And, no, not some scrub Progresso or even that …

The Spaghetti And Meatball Recipes You Have To Try

All covered with cheese.<p>There's no pairing more classic than spaghetti and meatballs. This quintessential pasta dish gives you everything you want and need: a big plate of spaghetti, lots of marinara sauce, and huge hunks of meat (or the veggie equivalent) to satisfy your soul. It's a beautiful …

Cooking

Banana on a stick? Tricks to making easy breakfasts and lunches

When you’re short on time, try these tips to make breakfast and lunch stress-free.<p><b>Breakfast</b><p>Breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day, right? And yet it's so hard to do anything as you and your family rush out the door. With a just a few minutes, you can make it happen.<p><b>Banana</b> …

A Simple Trick For Keeping Bananas Riper, Longer

Ten bananas for $1.50 sounds like such a good idea... until it's four days later and you've eaten one. Here's a quick trick for keeping your favorite fruit yellow longer.<p><b>What you need:</b> A pre-ripe (somewhat green) bunch of bananas and some plastic wrap.<p><b>What you do:</b> Break apart the bananas and secure …

A ‘Life From Scratch’ Offers a Seat at the World’s Dinner Table

When award-winning food writer Sasha Martin started the popular Global Table Adventure blog, she had a simple plan: chronicle her quest to prepare a meal from every country in the world for her picky-eater husband and new baby girl—all from their small kitchen in Tulsa, Oklahoma.<p>After her editor …

Vocabulary

10 Desserts for Coffee Addicts

Don't just drink your beans.<p>If you love coffee—really, really love coffee—then a few cups in the morning just don't cut it. So make the most of your …

23 Fall Desserts That Will Make You Want to Eat All of the Maple, Brown Sugar, and Apples

There's just something so comforting about fall desserts. You should eat all of these to research what makes them so delicious.<p><b>There's just something so comforting about fall desserts.</b> Is it the maple? The pumpkin? The brown sugar? Let's eat all of these to try and figure out what makes them so …

Dessert

Throw an Adult House Party With 'Jungle Juice' and Jello Shots. Really.

Just because you're an adult doesn't mean you can't have the best jello shots and jungle juice of your life. You can and you will.<p>Just because you're an adult doesn't mean you can't throw—or attend—a happening house party. We're not talking about the crowded messes you went to in college that were …

Alcohol

The World's Top 20 Cities, According to That Dude Who Visited Every Country

<i>By: Gunnar Garfors</i><p><i>Credit: Courtesy of Gunnar Garfors</i><p>I've been to a few cities in my quest to visit all 198 countries in the world, and I've written a book about it called <i>198: How I Ran Out of Countries</i>. But this list is about the top 20 cities that I love -- based on the people, the food, the fun, …

European Travel

4 spots to howl at the moon during Sunday's lunar eclipse

To get a good look at the supermoon and total lunar eclipse Sunday evening, find a dark place to watch.<p>If you don't know where to go, the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority can lead the way. The agency is hosting free night hikes Sunday in Malibu, Beverly Hills, West Hills and even …

Beverly Hills

6 Food Tours Worth Traveling For

Jordan Johnson / Flickr<p>It's often been said that the fastest way to truly immerse yourself in another country's culture is through the food -- and with increasing number of culinary tours around the world, this statement is truer than ever. Whether you'd prefer to sample spicy curries from a …

Meet September’s BBC Travel Photo Nomad

Charan Dhiman, the winner of this month’s BBC Travel photo competition, tells us how he got this terrifying shot.<p><i>Congratulations to</i> <i>Charan Dhiman</i><i>,</i> <i>the winner of BBC Travel’s monthly photo competition! This month we asked you to show us the road trip views that few ever see.</i><p><i>Every month, a new winner</i> …

Travel

10 compelling portraits of people and their vinyl

This project started several years ago as nothing more than a way for photographer Eilon Paz to make use of his idle hours. Adrift in Brooklyn after …

Eye-Opening Photos Shed Light On a Community Living by Railroad Tracks in Kolkata

For <i>Life and Lines</i>, Kolkata-based photographer Debosmita Das documents daily life in an illegal slum that runs along an active railroad track, through …

Hanoi at Night is Hauntingly Beautiful

When night descends on the streets of Hanoi, says French photographer Sebastien Laval, the city metamorphoses into another realm entirely. In the …

The Man Who Made Animal Friends

On a scorching afternoon in July, just inland from the discount swimsuit shops and high-rise hotels of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, an elephant …

Myrtle Beach

8 of the Spookiest Hotels Around the World

Artist Cultivates 1.2-Acre Field Into Massive Crop Art Paying Homage to Van Gogh

Displaying a talent cultivated throughout his lifetime, Stan Herd‘s aptly named “earthworks” are a uniquely rural form of art. His latest piece (a massive reformation of Van Gogh's 1889 <i>Olive Trees</i>) <i></i>sits in a field in Eagan, Minneapolis, gaining worldwide attention. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, …

Art