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How to make the perfect peanut butter

Should your nuts be roasted, fried, salted or raw? Emulsified with coconut, walnut or groundnut oil? Do you need sweeteners and flavourings – what about the smooth v crunchy debate?

23 of Our Favorite Recipes Made with 3 Ingredients or Fewer

Meals should not be brief. We like to linger at the table, sneaking cold potatoes with our fingers and refilling our wine glasses and talking and talking and talking. But recipes? Those can be brief—and maybe they should be, letting the ingredients or the technique speak the loudest. Thick, buttery …

World mayors at Vatican urge 'bold climate agreement'

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Mayors from around the world declared Tuesday that climate change is real, man-made and must be stopped as a matter of moral …

Ancient DNA sheds light on how language, cultures evolved in Bronze Age Europe

It's tricky studying the history of a time when no one wrote things down. Archaeology pieces together how people lived in the past by studying artifacts they left behind; linguistics by analyzing newer languages to reconstruct the old.<p>This week, another branch of science -- genetics -- gave the …

In Praise of Scorched Rice, the Best Kitchen Mistake You Can Make

Crispy, chewy, nutty burnt rice isn't doomed—in fact, it's one of the happiest accidents you can have in the kitchen.<p>When I was growing up, my mom would almost always make rice with a rice cooker. But on special occasions, she'd make a pot of stovetop rice. The rice itself wasn't especially better …

Moroccan Chicken Brochettes

8 Servings<p>Dark-meat chicken is the best for grilling: Unlike lean breasts, thighs have plenty of fat, so they won’t dry out.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Garlic Sauce<p>4 garlic cloves, finely chopped<p>Kosher salt<p>⅓ cup olive oil<p>3 tablespoons plain yogurt<p>Chicken<p>2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut …

April 2015

The World's Best Chai Might Just Be From a Small NYC Deli

The best chai might not actually come from India, but from a small deli in NYC.<p>In 2011, I spent just about every morning drinking the $1.50 chai from <b>Lahore Deli</b> in NYC's SoHo. I had discovered it a year earlier after a night out. It was about three in the morning, and SoHo was desolate minus the …

May 2012

Healthy Breakfast Recipes to start your day off right

Food bloggers and authors share some of their top healthy breakfast recipes, from sweet potato pancakes to guilt-free ice cream...<p>Breakfast doesn’t …

Breakfast

Chili Colorado Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Chili Colorado is the greatest recipe of all time.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we’re using this series as an opportunity to wax poetic about them. Recipe developer Rick Martinez's mom's chili Colorado, to be</i> …

Recipes

Are You Ready for Hillary? In Pictures

Knife Skills: How to Cut an Airline Chicken Breast

An airline chicken breast, also known as a Statler chicken breast or a chicken <i>suprême</i>, is a chicken breast with the first joint of the wing still attached. If I'm serving a whole chicken breast, I prefer airline breasts over regular boneless breasts, both for the presentation factor (that bone …

Cooking

Architects plan skyscraper that 'casts no shadow'

<b>(CNN) —</b> An architecture firm is shedding new light on building skyscrapers, literally.<p>A concept for a "No Shadow Tower" was recently put forward by the London branch of NBBJ architects. The ambitious structure would be built to reflect light between two high-rises to ensure more sunlight can reach …

Growing Up Geographic

<i>This post was originally published in March 2015. We’re resurfacing it as part of our #ThrowbackThursday effort to give some love to our favorite posts.</i> —The Proof Team<p>Imagine this: You’re 11 years old, clambering up a steep passage on an Alaskan gold rush trail, accompanied by your big brother, …

10 of Europe's best national parks … that you've probably never heard of

Photograph: Alamy<p>Vintgar Gorge, Triglav national park.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/27/1427478158484/c953cf50-91e1-4a84-8a54-656560902bcf-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Vintgar Gorge, Triglav national …

How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes Like A Pro

Beauty & Hair<p>by Daniela Morosini | 05 05 2016<p>Kendall Jenner and Joan Smalls © Instagram: @esteelauder<p>How To (Really) Clean Your Makeup Brushes<p>A good …

Injured tortoise given 3D printed shell

Cleopatra the leopard tortoise has been given a 3D printed prosthetic shell to protect her from injury<p>A tortoise has been given a 3D printed prosthetic shell to protect her own, as she suffers from a painful disease which has caused it to wear away.<p>Cleopatra, a leopard tortoise who was taken in by …

How to make an Easter cake fit for a princess

Sally Saunders enjoys a masterclass in cake decorating with royal wedding baker Fiona Cairns<p>After growing her business for 25 years, going from supplying Harrods from her kitchen table to producing millions of cakes, Fiona Cairns attracted worldwide attention when <b>she created the cake for Kate</b> …

Travel Photo Contest Winners

Caitlin Stasey: 'Naked women on TV are always deviants, seductresses or succubi'

To the actress Caitlin Stasey, nothing is off-limits: not her sex life, sexuality or her naked body - which is why she set up a website to make us rethink female nudity<p>While many actresses are terrified that a revealing photograph of themselves might one day surface online – especially in the wake …

Best of Switzerland: Food and Drink

Discover the best food and drink along Switzerland’s Grand Tour.<p>Taste Switzerland’s Food and Wine Region<p><b>Lake Geneva Matterhorn Region (LGMR)</b><p>Delectable Swiss dishes can be found in all corners of the country, but there’s a particularly tasty concentration of gastronomical delights in the …

Eat Like a Viking: Why We're Obsessed With Smári Organic Icelandic Yogurt

If you like thick, Greek yogurt and labneh, you're going to really like Icelandic skyr.<p>My favorite food group is dairy fat. Oh, that's not an actual food group? Too bad. I love butter, crème fraîche, and oozy cheeses. I could eat Greek yogurt at every meal, and I have been known to drink the cream …

Buttery Potatoes, Fried Chicken, and Cream Puffs: Your Saturday Night Dinner Party Menu

Digital food editor Dawn Perry is planning a dream dinner for her 11-year-old niece's birthday—here's what's on the menu.<p>This weekend, my eldest sister and my niece are visiting New York City from Baltimore to celebrate my niece's 11th birthday. It's my niece's first time here and between <i>The Lion</i> …

Cooking

A Beginner's Guide To Karlie Kloss's Killer Body

Life<p>by Daniela Morosini | 23 03 2015<p>I<p>How Karlie Kloss Got Her Disco-Ready Body<p>Instagram<p>In case you missed it, Karlie Kloss has been busy getting her …

Un week-end à Marseille

LIFESTYLE VOYAGES<p>Se dessine comme une envie de soleil, de mer et de couleurs… d’évasion. Sans quitter la France. Direction Marseille, donc, cette …

Tiny diamonds added to chemo kill tough cancer

Cancer stem cells often cause tumors to form and are particularly difficult to destroy. They resist chemotherapy, allowing cancer to return.<p>But …

Cancer

Mysterious creature which baffled Darwin is related to horse

The bones of the South American 'Macrauchenia patachonica' baffled Charles Darwin when he dug them up in Uruguay 180 years ago.<p>A mysterious animal which roamed the Earth 10,000 years ago with the body of a rodent, legs of a camel and the nose of an elephant is related to modern horses, scientists …

The span-tastic four: Nine Elms-Pimlico bridge shortlist revealed – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 6:00 pm, March 18, 2015 in Design, News<p>A competition to design London’s newest foot and cycle bridge, from Nine Elms to Pimlico, attracted …

Mini food fad sees tiny - but edible - meals cooked on toy hobs

Videos show tiny omelettes and miniature cakes being cooked on stoves which seem to have been lifted straight from doll’s houses<p>It’s possibly the strangest thing to come out of Japan <b>since the frog burger</b>.<p>Videos of tiny meals being cooked on miniature hobs are setting YouTube alight.<p>A group of …

Miniature