Thomas V. Hartmann

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Sullivan Street’s $5 Egg Sandwich Is a Fantastic Fancy McGriddle

It’s a matter of fact that the good residents of New York have little reason to order an Egg McMuffin. Why consume a bland industrial product when countless diners, delis, street carts, and bodegas execute the dish more expertly in the form of a BEC — a bacon, egg, and cheese on a roll. What the …

Breakfast

Want A Career In Wine? Here Are 6 Now-Hiring Jobs To Consider

Working with wine is a dream career for many—beautiful vineyards, happy customers, daily variety and, well…the wine. While it’s not easy work, it is rewarding and you may be surprised to discover the scope of potential career paths leading into the wine world.<p>Kevin Morrisey, the winemaker at Ehlers …

Wine

Frozen in time: Joan Didion in her California kitchen, October 1972

In her kitchen at home in Malibu, the writer liked an ice-cold Coke for breakfast – and making salads to feed 40 guests<p>This kitchen is in the Malibu house where Didion lived for eight years with her husband John Dunne and daughter Quintana – it stood equidistant from Hollywood (where the two wrote …

Literature

4 weeknight pastas with sauces come together in less time than it takes to boil water

For pasta lovers like me, Sundays are for long-simmered ragùs, and, whenI'm feeling really ambitious, homemade noodles. For the rest of the week, …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

A Second Marcella Hazan Tomato Sauce + Hot Italian Sausage + Gragnano Pasta = Utter Deliciousness

It’s only February 2nd, and already I’m dreaming about Marcella Hazan’s tomato sauce — you know, the one and only most delicious tomato sauce in the …

My Mother's Butter, Tomato, and Onion Sauce

If I had to pick one dish that exemplifies "Hazan family favorites," it would be this sauce. It is ridiculously simple. You put four ingredients into …

Golden Angle Composition in Street Photography

The golden angle is one of the most dynamic street photography techniques/compositions we can apply to our photos:<p>What is the golden angle?<p>There are …

Street Photography

This Tiny Glass Cabin Lets You Sleep Under the Northern Lights

A simple and clever design for a cabin in Iceland offers a unique experience of the Northern Lights.<p>The motto for the Panorama Glass Lodge states "Where the sky is," which works as a fitting descriptor for the design of this cozy 248-square-foot vacation cabin. Thanks to the glass panels that wrap …

Northern Lights

Big Brewers Take a Hit to the Gut as Americans Move Away From Beer

Americans aren’t drinking beer like they used to.<p>AB InBev, Heineken, and Molson Coors have all reported significant drops in beer volume in the U.S. …

Alcohol

The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World's Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Just as Julia Child changed the way Americans felt about French cooking, Marcella Hazan changed the way they felt about Italian cooking. And though …

Nutrition

New York, Paris, Camden – have we reached peak High Line?

When someone in your street buys a new car (or hoverboard) all the neighbours eye it up jealously. It's the same with High Lines. These sausage-shaped parks in the sky have gone from niche to mainstream – with cities around the world now desperate to own their own, knowing that visitors are wooed …

Urbanism

The Last Days of the Blue-Blood Harvest

Every year, more than 400,000 crabs are bled for the miraculous medical substance that flows through their bodies—now pharmaceutical companies are finally committing to an alternative that doesn't harm animals.<p>Horseshoe crabs are sometimes called “living fossils” because they have been around in …

Biology

19 Recipes That Prove "Eggs for Dinner" Should Be a Weekly Thing

At some point in the long history of… well, eating... it was determined that eggs would primarily be a breakfast food. And we’re not …

Breakfast

2018 StreetFoto San Francisco Street Photography Workshops – StreetFoto

STREETFOTO SAN FRANCISCO<p>STREET PHOTOGRAPHY EDUCATION<p>Attending a StreetFoto workshop will be the highlight of your festival experience. We are …

Whisky tastes better when it’s not drunk neat, scientists say

If you’re a neat whisky drinker, you might want to start adding a splash of water to your dram.<p>Why? Because scientists have concluded that diluted …

Neat

In corporate America, too many bosses tell employees who to vote for

Do you think it’s appropriate for a company to send its employees a list of approved candidates (from president to the statehouse), with a warning that workers “may suffer the consequences” if those candidates lost? What if a company told its mineworkers that attendance at presidential rally during …

Middle-class

'My whole life has been a lie': Sweden admits meatballs are Turkish

Turks have reacted with undisguised glee to what many have described as an official – and certainly long overdue – confession from Stockholm that Sweden’s signature national dish is, in fact, Turkish.<p>“Those famous Swedish meatballs you get in Ikea are actually Turkish, admits Swedish government,” …

Europe

Tipoon's tiny home on wheels triples in size with the push of a button

Travel campers: they’re here to stay, and they’re becoming better than ever. Case in point? French startup Tipoon’s new mobile and modular camper pod …

Food & Dining

New York Today: Why Do New Yorkers Wear Black?

<i>Good morning on this brilliant Tuesday, and welcome to May.</i><p>Today you may retire your winter coat.<p>With bright, sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-70s, and even more heat later this week, you can also feel free to throw on a few bold colors and bright pastels.<p>Or not. This is New York, so no …

Donna Karan

The Everyday Pasta Brand the Italians Buy (& You Should Too)

When I was growing up, the only brand of pasta you'd find in our pantry was that blue box that starts with a B. The frequent commercials showed …

Italian Food

18 healthy frozen dinners, desserts, sides and snacks to stock your freezer with

We all remember eating Salisbury steak, meal loaf and country fried chicken, each with some veggies, whipped potatoes and a scalding-hot brownie. Nostalgia for TV dinners can make the mouth water. But what was delicious then we now know wasn't very nutritious. Sodium-packed, artificially-flavored …

Healthy Eating

The 25 Most Important Cheeses in America, According to Cheese Experts

Unique, quintessentially American cheeses you need to track down and try immediately.<p>The phrase <i>American cheese</i> used to mean only one thing: that floppy, pale orange plastic-wrapped slice of processed perfection. But when I use the phrase American cheese now, that’s not what I’m talking about (save …

Hudson Valley

Real People Are Turning Their Accounts Into Bots On Instagram — And Cashing In

Verified accounts turning themselves into bots, millions of fake likes and comments, a dirty world of engagement trading inside Telegram groups. Welcome to the secret underbelly of Instagram.<p>In late February, an Instagram account called Viral Hippo posted a photo of a black square. There was …

Social Media

On Calabria's coast a fairytale village awakes from its slumber

The abandoned, historic centre of Belmonte Calabro has been converted into a magical place to stay, creating a model of sustainable tourism in the process<p>More on Italy’s albergo diffuso movement<p>The hills were on fire. It was August and the view from our car window of smoke rising from forest fires …

Italy

The five ways we read online (and what publishers can do to encourage the “good” ones)

From skimming and scanning to (the ultimate) <i>reading</i>, a new paper by Nir Grinberg looks at the ways we read online and introduces a novel measure for predicting how long readers will stick with an article.<p>Grinberg, a research fellow at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science jointly …

Marketing

#TBT: How a Philly Cheesesteak Destroyed America

The humiliation of John Kerry over a bad sandwich order tells you a lot about how the media covers politics.<p><i>Welcome to POLI-TBT-ICS, a recurring column where we will take a look back at the weird political moments of our past that are still relevant to the present day.</i><p>In 2003, Cheese Whiz broke …

George W. Bush

‘My Generation Is Never Going to Have That’

In Seattle’s red-hot housing market, a group of millennial techies is using data skills to alter the look, and affordability, of their adopted city.<p>On a brisk Saturday morning in March, a 27-year-old programmer named Zach Lubarsky, bundled in a fatigue jacket and knit cap, took a ReachNow rental …

Housing

All you needed to eat well in New York in the 1970s was roasting pan, a hot oven and mob connections

<b>(Getty/Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>The South end of Greenwich Village was a paradise for ambitious grocery shoppers with a taste for Gangland cuisine<p>Lucian K. Truscott IV<p>April 25, 2018 10:00pm (UTC)<p>I had one of those European string bags that I used to stick in my pack pocket in the morning, and after I …

Greenwich Village

Adobe unlocks a Lightroom power tool for photo editing

Lightroom profiles offer new color editing and styling options, and now you can create your own profiles for the photo editing and cataloging software.<p>Adobe Lightroom's new profiles feature puts photo editing presets on steroids -- and now you can build your own profiles, too.<p>Profiles now use …

Tutorials

Tabasco Just Released the Champagne of Pepper Sauces

<i>MAKIN’ GROCERIES —</i> It’s made with sparkling vinegar. It’s in a Champagne-like bottle. And it costs as much as some Champagnes. Tabasco just released a thicker, more complex, Champagne-inspired “Diamond Reserve” sauce to celebrate its 150th anniversary. It’s made with peppers (some aged 15 years), …

New Orleans