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21 Facts That Will Remind You How Complex The Universe Really Is

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."

Universe

12 Tips For Cooking Like A "Chopped" Champion Straight From The Judges

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This 5-Minute Olive Sauce Belongs on Whatever You're Making for Dinner Tonight

It's awesome on fish—but we've thrown it on chicken, rice, crackers, straight from the spoon...<p>You know that cliff-side villa you own on Italy’s Amalfi Coast? The one with the lemon trees and the small, grassy side yard, which doubles as an olive orchard? Oh. That wasn’t you? Yeah, me neither. I do …

Grilling

Want to Buy a Farm? Here’s Where Prices Are Rising and Falling

Ready to quit the city, buy a farm and live out your rural fantasy? Bargains can be found in South Dakota, but you better move quickly in California, …

Agriculture

Oaxaca Burger with Manchego, Avocado and Pickled Habanero Onions

Central Mexico's Oaxaca is home to a refined cuisine of earthy, spicy flavors and its crowning glory is mole. Gathering the ingredients needed to …

100 Must-Read Bisexual And Lesbian Books

When I was just a babygay, I passionately identified as both queer and bookish, but I had not yet considered the intersection between the two. It was …

Books

A Double-Duty Dinner: Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Pear Sauce

Pear-Spiced Pork Tenderloin is a favorite autumn dish. Warm hints of the fall flavors of cinnamon and cloves, are sweetened with brown sugar and …

37 Recipes That Reinvented the Classics

We didn't think the classics could get any better—until they did.<p><b>Recipes like Caesar salads and ramen are classics for good reason:</b> They're close to perfect. But for exacting restaurant chefs and test kitchen editors, they're a foundation for endless inspiration. These 37 creative recipes …

5 Ways to Make Your Relationship Smoking Hot Again

It’s a simple fact of life: When you’ve been with someone for a while, you probably don’t feel like jumping their bones every second of the day like you did when you first got together.<p>We know it happens, but what’s up with that? “Familiarity is the enemy of eroticism,” explains licensed marriage …

Relationships

10 Sushi Burgers That Are a Foodie’s Dream Come True

Be honest — sushi night is usually the highlight of your week. Although it’s really easy to roll your own sushi, it’s even easier to turn your favorite sushi ingredients into a burger. Sure, there are plenty of summer burger recipes you could throw on the grill for dinner, but none of them will …

Burgers

How to have a totally chill weedcation

With marijuana legal in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, D.C. and Alaska, pot tourism has become a booming industry, attracting visitors from around the …

Pureed Onions Are Every Cook's Secret Weapon

Our friends at ChefSteps, a food and technology company based in Seattle, are chock-full of cooking tips and tricks that are easy to employ in a home kitchen. Today, they share a dairy-free alternative to cream, to be used in sauces or soups, or in finishing dishes like risotto or paste.<p>Pureed …

Food

Grilled Rib-Eyes with Chile-Lime-Tequila Butter Recipe - Chowhound

Tip<p>How to Thaw Beef<p>As with most meat, the safest way to thaw beef is in the refrigerator. Small cuts of beef can take up to 24 hours, while larger …

Recipe from Cooking Light: Seared Scallops with Roasted Tomatoes

Bananas<p><b>Why they’re good for you:</b> While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name …

Food

Make This Egg-in-a-Hole Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Bacon Immediately

<i>BY ROCHELLE BILOW, BON APPETIT</i><p>Photo: Alex Lau<p>We just know some recipes are going to be good before we even try them. Like this Egg-in-a-Hole Sandwich with Bacon and Cheddar. What could possibly be anything less than outstanding about a sandwich with a name like that? We could tell you about all the …

Breakfast

Eggs Poached in Curried Tomato Sauce

Step 1<p>Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and next 3 ingredients (through jalapeño); sauté 5 minutes or until vegetables are …

Eggs

14 awesome gifts for the foodie in your life

We've put together a list of 15 gifts that are perfect for the foodie in your life, from the top cooking tools to cleverly curated subscription boxes packed with everything from international snacks to chocolate.<p>Whether you're looking for mouthwatering recipes, tasty treats, or the latest chef's …

Shopping

Cured Egg Yolks Are the Best Thing to Happen to Your Pasta Since Grated Parm

Cured egg yolks deliver a unique hit of richness, salt, and umami to anything you grate it over. We'd almost dare to say it's better than Parm.<p>The next time you sip a Ramos Gin Fizz all frothy with egg whites, or shatter a meringue, you may not think about all those egg yolks without a home. But …

Italian Food

10 Duck Recipes That Definitely Fit the Bill

The best duck recipes around—for all those times you've just had enough of chicken.<p><b>Though duck may take a backseat to chicken and turkey in most homes</b>, it's a staple in Chinese cuisine, and for good reason. Since duck is mostly dark meat, it's prized by those who prefer chicken thighs and legs over …

Cooking

This Awesome Line Cook Wants You to Be Faster and More Efficient in the Kitchen

You know who's awesome? Line cooks. We're interviewing the baddest cooks from the best restaurants. This week, it's John Gullickson from North Carolina's Kindred restaurant.<p><i>Line and prep cooks are awesome. They bring the heat night after night, working tirelessly like ninjas with super sharp</i> …

North Carolina

This Chicken Skin Recipe Is Your New Go-To Appetizer

You know how the crispy skin is the best part of roast chicken? Chefs are catching on—and serving it solo.<p>You know how the crispy skin is the best part of roast chicken? Chefs are catching on—and serving it solo.<p>Are you the kind of person who would eat all of the salty burnished skin off of a …

Cooking

You Need These 5-Minute Candied Nuts in Your Life

These speedy candied nuts require no oven, no egg white, and take just five minutes to make.<p>I learned this quick cheat for candying nuts as a pastry cook. It’s a technique I still use frequently because it all takes place on the stovetop in under five minutes, no beaten egg white or oven required. …

Dessert

56 Pork Dinner Recipes That Are Surprisingly Easy

Our favorite recipes—from caramelized chops and slow-braised pork shoulder to spicy enchiladas—are guaranteed to put pork in your weeknight dinner rotation.<p><b>If chicken and beef are your stand-by meats, you've been missing out;</b> the other white meat is just as flavorful and easy to transform into …

Cooking

60 Fall Recipes We're Looking Forward to Making

All the fall recipes we're looking forward to cooking now that summer is (nearly) over.<p><b>Oh no ... it's actually happening.</b> The end of summer is fast approaching, and we're gearing up for shorter days, longer nights, cooler temperatures, colorful leaves, sweatshirts, and football. Not only is the …

Cooking

We Can't Stop Eating These Doughnuts. Here's How to Make 'Em

A good cake doughnut is chewy, tender, crackly—and entirely possible to make at home.<p>A really great cake doughnut is a thing of beauty: tender, chewy (but never tough), with a puffy, cracked top that's slightly crunchy in spots. These Matcha Doughnuts were such a big hit with our staff during the …

Dessert

Ginger-Chicken Meatballs with Chinese Broccoli

4 Servings<p>For this meatball recipe, ground chicken is leaner than other meats, but less fat doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor—these meatballs are loaded with aromatics like scallions, ginger and garlic, and served alongside delicious Chinese broccoli.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 garlic …

Food & Dining

27 Sandwich Ideas You Probably Haven't Thought of Yet

Don't waste an inch of that bakery bread—these 27 sandwich ideas will help you eat your way through the entire loaf without getting bored.<p>If you've ever been tempted by a freshly-made loaf of bakery bread during a weekend shopping trip, you know how quickly yeasty, carby nirvana can turn into …

Food

Get Ready to Make Some Seriously Awesome Ice Cream

The country's best ice cream shops are dishing out wild flavors—and you can too<p>That pint of ice cream you devour while binge-watching <i>Game of Thrones</i>? This is <i>so</i> not that stuff. We’re talking about the grown-up (and amped-up) flavor combinations coming out of inventive, new-school ice cream parlors …

Ice Cream

38 Rubs, Brines, and Marinades to Add More Flavor to Your Life

Tired of cooking and eating the same old thing? Add new life and monster flavor to your favorite recipes with these 38 rubs, brines, and marinades.<p><b>Sometimes we need to shake things up a little bit</b>. And what better way to spice things up in the kitchen than to spice up our favorite meat, fish, and …

Cooking

Grilled Kale Salad with Ricotta and Plums

4 to 6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>Quickly grilling kale makes it crispy. Pairing it with fresh plums and ricotta transforms it into our new favorite salad.<p>July 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided<p>3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar<p>2 teaspoons chopped fresh …

Ricotta