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For Some of the Best Fried Chicken, Look to...the Tuscan Jews?

More<p>Fried Chicken<p>Digging into the cluckin' awesome world of our favorite fried food.<p>New York, circa 2004. I'm the sous chef at Beppe, chef Cesare Casella's now-closed Tuscan restaurant on 23rd Street just west of Park Avenue South, and the menu overflows with his signature dishes. There's the …

Recipes

28 Grilled Chicken Recipes to Make This Summer

From barbecued wings to beer-can chicken, here are all the grilled yard bird recipes you need.<p><b>Grilled chicken is a rite of summer.</b> Whether skewered, flattened, brined, spiced, or cooked on a beer can, there are lots (and lots) of ways to do it right. Here are our favorite recipes for the humble …

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Frozen Banana Pops Are A Healthy, Delicious Way To Stay Cool This Summer

Summer can feel a bit challenging sometimes. It's the one time of year we have to strip down to our bathing suits in front of other human beings, so we want to look our best. But it's also the best season for eating ice cream and milkshakes and floats -- we could go on and on -- which makes it very …

A healthy homemade ketchup recipe and 4 more DIY condiments

Why use store-bought condiments, full of sugar, salt, and other junk, when homemade versions are way more delicious? All it takes is fresh, local ingredients and it’s ready, set, serve.<p>So upgrade your burger, hot dog or fries with these surprisingly easy recipes fromPrevention Magazine, …

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Winner of Your Best Recipe for Barbecued Meats

<i>Congratulations to anka, whose Ribs with Black Currant Barbecue Sauce won the contest for Your Best Recipe for Barbecued Meats!</i><p><i>As the winner of this contest, featuring your best grilled meats, anka will receive a set of summer barbecue meats from our friends at Lone Mountain Wagyu!</i><p><b>1. Describe an</b> …

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Fast Food Fries, Ranked by Value

Here's some very important information for fans of the fast food frialated arts: Not every chain offers the same amount of french fry for your cheap eats buck. According to a survey by CNBC, a "large" is not defined the same way at every chain. Below, a breakdown of the fry value offered at Burger …

First-Time Renter Tips: Be Prepared And Personalize Your Space!

So you’ve decided it’s time to rent a place. That’s an important first step, but not everyone would agree that it’s also the most difficult one. Lots …

This Adorable Cottage Is Even Tinier Than It Looks

Plus, it's had quite the place in Chicago's history.<p>Built in 1886, this 780-square-foot Chicago home in Old Town is full of character — just look at that white picket fence and those flower boxes. And it's so teeny, that if it had cheeks we'd want to pinch them. Here's photographic proof:<p>But in …

Greece Today: Safe, Affordable -- and More Beautiful Than Ever

I was in Greece last week and experienced a country completely different than was being portrayed on TV, amazed at how political and economic considerations could color the news so darkly.<p>I was in Greece last week and experienced a country completely different than was being portrayed on TV, amazed …

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11 Flowers That'll Make Your House So Summery

You need fresh blooms for every room.<p>You only get them a few months out of the year, so you might as well turn your house and garden into full-on flower mania. We've got a few tips to make sure your summer flowers last as long as possible. Then, once you've picked out your faves, check out these …

The 50 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America

We've rounded up the cutest village in every single state.<p>We've rounded up the cutest village in every single state.

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7 Floral Arrangements Starring Fruit

Blooms and berries (or citrus, or melon) were totally made for each other.<p>Blooms and berries (or citrus, or melon) were totally made for each other.

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Highlights From the Valentino Haute Couture Mirabilia Romae Collection

Tonight's Valentino fall 2015 couture collection reminded us that winter is coming.<p>The show, which took place in Rome, featured regal, moody looks that just screamed <i>Game of Thrones</i>. While it hasn't been confirmed that designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli are *GoT * fans, we bet that …

Covent Garden

Covent Garden is a world-class shopping and dining destination attracting food-lovers and fashionistas alike.<p>Buzzing with the excitement of the opera …

The Cruise Industry Is Booming In Sydney, But There's No Room in the Harbour

When the first fleet of convict ships arrived in Australia, the commander turned up his nose at Botany Bay and looked for a better port. More than …

Daily Travel Startup Watch: Ayomlaku, Tourboks and More

It’s not always easy to keep track of new travel startups.<p>Each weekday we alert readers to new startups in the travel industry that have set up …

10 Kid-Friendly Dinners That Grown Ups Will Love Too

A successful meal is one that everyone eats and enjoys. These recipes will put a smile on your children's faces -- and make the young-at-heart happy too.<p>A successful meal is one that <i>everyone</i> eats and enjoys. These recipes will put a smile on your children's faces -- and make the young-at-heart …

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Starbucks Beefs Up Its Menu With BBQ

When Starbucks' food menu was scones and muffins it easily could be dismissed as a competitive threat to quick-service and fast-casual chains. But the appearance of beef on its summer menu reaffirms just how much Starbucks has become a food service force.<p>When Starbucks' food menu was scones and …

Fast Casual

14 Reasons We Love Buttermilk More than Ever

There is something so dreamy, so cool, so graceful about buttermilk—thick, tart, almost luxurious. It tenderizes meats, is happy sweet or savory, and makes baked goods so much better. It's subtle, yet zingy (things to aspire to). Remember, in <i>Charlotte's Web</i>, how Wilbur gets a pre-fair buttermilk …

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Meet the Woman Who's Making Us Love Ukrainian Food

<i>Today, Meg Abbott and Issy Croker—the London-based writer and photographer duo who call themselves The Curious Pear—are invited into the kitchen of Olia Hercules</i>, <i>the chef and cookbook author bringing much-deserved attention to Ukrainian food.</i><p>For the last couple of months here in London, Olia …

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15 Gorgeous Birthday Cakes for Anyone's Big Day

We've rounded up 15 decadent, celebration-worthy cakes, from double banana to chocolate-caramel.<p><b>From mint chip ice cream cakes</b> to a decadent, towering double banana cake, these confections are epic enough for a birthday celebration.

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Shake Shack's New ChickenShack Sandwich Has a Secret #NoWaste Ingredient

Shake Shack's new ChickenShack sandwich is absurdly good. Here's why.<p>I don’t know where to start with how much I love ChickenShack, Shake Shack's new …

7 Cheese Recipes That Are Better Than a Significant Other

Let's be real -- cheese is the best food ever. Yes, even better than bacon. Grilled cheese sandwiches and instant mac & cheese got you through childhood and college, and it'll get you through the rest of life because you just can't go wrong with cheese.<p>Let's be real -- cheese is the best food ever. …

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11 Stunning Places Without Wi-Fi So You Can, Y'Know, Actually Enjoy The View

Travel is healthy because it helps us unplug, open our minds and break away from the burnout that so often gets us into a rut.<p>But unfortunately, even when the average American manages to get away from the desk for a rare vacation, it's almost impossible to unplug: a 2014 survey found that 42 …

18 Fresh Recipes to Celebrate Zucchini Season

While most people have access to supermarket zucchini all year long, it's really at it's peak during the summer. And if you grow it, then you know how incredibly prolific those plants can be. Whether you are busting at the seams with the green squash or planning to grab a sackful at the farmers' …

KFC's Fried Chicken Crust Pizza Is the Monster Hiding Under Your Bed

<b>January 9, 2015:</b> KFC appears to be determined to take fried chicken to places it has never been (nor probably should go), especially in the Philippines. The chain is famous for its Double Down sandwich, which features buns made from fried chicken patties. The patties were then transformed into a …

See the Official Portraits from Princess Charlotte’s Christening, Taken by Mario Testino

It’s the royal-family equivalent of Christmas morning today, folks, as we have been gifted with not just one—but <i>four</i> <b>Mario Testino</b> portraits of <b>Princess Charlotte’s</b> christening.<p>Let’s take a look.<p>First, we have the family portrait: all members of the royal family present. Charlotte looks . . . …