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Tons of lobster die after red tide

Cape Town -Two hundred tons of West Coast rock lobster – starved of oxygen because of the red tide – have died at Elands Bay after a mass …

The Best Science Books of 2014

On the heels of the year’s most intelligent and imaginative children’s books come the most stimulating science books published this annum. (Step into the nonfictional time machine by revisiting the selections for 2013, 2012, and 2011.)<p>1. THE ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSE<p><i>“If we ever reach the point where we</i> …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

The Best Art, Design, and Photography Books of 2014

After the year’s most intelligent and imaginative children’s books, best science books, and most stimulating reads on psychology and philosophy, here are my favorite art, design, and photography books, many of which traverse multiple of these disciplines. (And since the best art is timeless, …

14 Books From 2014 Every Music Lover Needs To Read

You're in for some great reading whether you want to explore the history of rock and jazz, revisit new wave and Britpop, or dive deep into albums by Michael Jackson and Kanye West.

Best fiction of 2014

John Freeman’s picks<p><b>ALL OUR NAMES</b><p>By Dinaw Mengestu<p>Knopf, 272 pp., $25.95<p><b>EUPHORIA</b><p>By Lily King<p>Advertisement<p>Atlantic Monthly, 256 pp., $25<p><b>THOSE WHO …

Books

Best Books for Investors: A Short Shelf

I’m often asked, especially as the holiday gift-giving season approaches, which books I recommend for investors.<p>I haven’t kept exact count, of course, but over the past quarter-century I have surely read (or tried to read) a couple thousand books on investing. Nearly all of them were a tragic waste …

3 Books You Absolutely Must Read Next Year

There is a famous conversation between Eisenhower and the Russian General Zhukov. Ike asked, how did you advance so quickly across those minefields …

Ryan Holiday Picks the Best Books of 2014

From Michael Lewis's 'Flash Boys' to Bill Bonner's 'Hormegeddon'<p>There are something like 300,000 books published every year. It goes without saying …

Our 11 Favorite Italian Cookbooks

<i>You know how some people are obsessed with stamp collections or fantasy football teams? Well, we're obsessed with cookbooks. Here, in Books We Love, we'll talk about our favorites.</i><p><i>Today: When we're dreaming of Italy, these are the books that we turn to.</i><p>It should go without saying, but when we think …

Italy

How to Cook the Feast of the Seven Fishes for Christmas Eve Dinner

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is a Christmas Eve tradition—here's how to make it at home.<p>There are no hard-and-fast rules about the preparation of the <b>Feast of the Seven Fishes</b>. But there is plenty of debate over its origin and how to celebrate this Italian and Italian-American tradition. What fish …

Seafood

How to Make Energy Bars at Home

Making your own energy bars is easy—watch this video to learn how.<p>Why shell out $5 when you can make energy bars at home? Packed with tons of flavor and punch, these DIY super snacks will power you through your most hectic days.<p>All awesome energy bars follow this formula:<p><b>BINDER</b><p>This doubles as your …

Healthy Eating

'The Search For General Tso' Is The Must-See Food Movie Of The Season

We'll be the first to admit it. Food movies -- like food TV -- can be hit or miss. Unfortunately prone to sappy story lines or worse, "Real World" style drama, food movies usually fall short of capturing the wonders of good food. They rarely portray the real challenges and joys of cooking. While …

Why Actor John C. McGinley Is a 'Gravy Guy'

Late last week on <i>Conan</i>, when host Conan O'Brien asked actor John C. McGinley (<i>Scrubs</i>, <i>The Office</i>) if he was looking forward to the holidays, McGinley didn't miss a beat, "I'm a gravy guy." O'Brien, perplexed, tries to make sense of the situation, "Ok, that just sounds weird the way you say it... …

21 Festive Soups for Your Holiday Table

Gallery21 Festive Soups for Your Holiday Table<p>I believe in soup. Especially for Christmas dinner, when a warm and refreshing bowl of soup primes the palate for a parade of sweet ham, rich stuffing, nutty Brussels sprouts, and delectable pie. Ready to slurp? These 21 soups are the perfect complement …

BA’s Best Macaroni and Cheese

Don’t be alarmed if the sauce looks thin at first: It will continue to thicken as it bakes with the noodles. This recipe also easily doubles—because one can't have too much mac 'n' cheese. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Ingredients<p>4 tablespoons unsalted butter, …

Italian Food

The Secrets to Making Philadelphia's Best Panettone

While it's hard to begrudge any gifts brought to your house around the holidays, your standard boxed panettone can elicit groans similar to the ones you let out as a kid when opening another box of underwear or socks.<p>But most people haven't met great panettone. A matrix of lightly tart, yeasty …

A New England Chef's Secret for Cooking Tons of Lobster

Chef Jasper White didn’t invent the clambake, but he did patent his system for cooking large amounts of lobster at Summer Shack in Boston.<p>Chef Jasper …

The Best Four-Ingredient Punches to Ring in the New Year

The ease of making a punch for a party is made that much easier by not having to go to a dozen different stores, searching for multiple varieties of …

Bitters

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 2

• <b>Author:</b> Julia Child<p>The beloved sequel to the bestselling classic, <i>Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume II</i> presents more fantastic French recipes for home cooks. Working from the principle that “mastering any art is a continuing process,” here Julia Child and Simone Beck have gathered together …

French Food

Christmas Sangria: How to Make Sangria with Whatever You Have in Your House Right Now

Is Christmas sangria a thing? It should be. Here's how to make it without a recipe in four simple steps.<p>Is Christmas sangria a thing? It should be. …

The Food Lover's Cleanse 2015 Calendar

Every meal you'll eat over the course of our two-week Food Lover's Cleanse in a handy calendar.<p>Use this calendar as a resource as you make your way through our two-week Food Lover's Cleanse program.<p>Or, view the Food Lover's Cleanse calendar on Google Calendar right here.<p>Food Lover's Cleanse 2015 …

Google Calendar

How to Make Better Quick Breads at Home

<i>We should all have a solid command of the ABCs of baking. Thankfully,</i> <i>Food52's Test Kitchen Manager</i> <i>Erin McDowell is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the most essential desserts and the simplest breads.</i><p><i>Today: Whether you're an expert or beginner, this is the easiest -- and arguably the</i> …

Baking

The Dolce Diet Living Lean Cookbook

• <b>Author:</b> Mike Dolce & Brandy Roon<p>"Dolce is a lifestyle changer." -ESPN<p>The world's leading authority on weight management and #1 bestselling author, Mike Dolce, now offers The Dolce Diet: LIVING LEAN COOKBOOK featuring OVER 100 recipes used by the planet's most elite athletes! <br>Recipes include …

Cookbooks

Our 34 Best Bubbly Cocktails Made With Champagne And Sparkling Wine

For a festive night, nothing beats a glass of sparkling wine—except maybe a sparkling cocktail. These bubbly drinks are the perfect way to celebrate …

Willy Wonka

6 Chef Upgrades for Chicken Soup

These chefs look at soups around the world to inspire this universal comfort food.<p>These chefs look at soups around the world to inspire this …

Buddha's Hand and 5 Great Ways to Use It

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: A fragrant fruit with funky, flailing fingers. Say that five times fast, and then read on.</i><p>If you're in need of a host or hostess gift in the next few days, consider searching out …

Buddhism