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31 Homemade Salad Dressings That Are Way Better Than Store-Bought

I'm a big fan of salad, but that hasn't always been the case. In the last couple years, I've gone from someone who'd maybe eat a dozen salads a year …

Healthy Eating

You’ll never have to tie shoe laces again with the Zubits magnetic system

Everyone learns how to tie their shoe laces at an early age, but why should we anymore? With the hassle of laces coming undone and the time it takes in morning to tie them, who needs it? Well, a startup called Zubits has invented magnetic clips for your shoes that make getting in and out of them a …

Shoes

How to saute mushrooms to crispy, browned perfection

Remember when Alice ate that mushroom in Wonderland?<p>“What can all that green stuff be?' said Alice. “And where have my shoulders got to? And oh, my poor hands, how is it I can't see you?”<p>Oh, dearie, dear, dear. Poor Alice. If only she’d boned up on the works of Timothy Leary before she listened to …

Our Easiest One Pot Recipes of 2017

Cure your midweek blues with these deliciously easy suppers.<p>Nothing can get rid of the midweek blues better than a warm, comforting dinner. Well, …

39 best cheap things to eat in Chicago right now

Just about every week day, I grab a Tribune pool car and set out alone into the flat expanse of Chicagoland in search of something delicious to eat. More often than not, I encounter the kind of solid fare that any neighborhood would be proud to call its own. But nothing excites me more than when I …

This Easy Slow-Cooker Soup Will Save Your Weeknight Suppers

Two weeks ago, my family and I moved into our new house. Ten days before that, we closed on the house, and the night before that, we realized that 99 …

5 One-Pot Dinners to Make with Ground Beef

If you're stumped about what to make for dinner, having a pound of ground beef in the fridge or freezer will most definitely help you to figure it …

Cooking

Where to Find Cozy Comfort Foods in Chicago

When the temperatures drop, there’s nothing better than getting food that warms the soul. Chicago’s filled with great options for mac and cheese, ramen and pies, to name a few quintessential comforts. Here are 13 places to find a variety of favorite comfort foods, ordered from north to …

How to roast chicken under a brick — a Tuscan specialty

The aspiring looters among you no doubt keep some extra bricks lying around the house, just in case. Well, blow the dust off those dusky red window smashers, for today we give them new life as poultry flatteners while we explore chicken under a brick.<p><b>Why you need to learn this</b><p>Precious few dishes …

Chefs reveal the only 3 supermarket brands of rice worth buying

Cooking can be daunting. Whether you're making steak or pasta, there's always the fear you'll make a mistake and mess up the meal.<p>And although it may seem like a simple side, rice is something that a lot of of cooks — pros and amateurs — have a hard time getting right.<p>Half the battle is starting …

The best ramen in Chicago

Over the last few years, ramen has been elevated from dorm room microwaves to trendy restaurants in Chicago's top foodie neighborhoods. Upgrades …

Philadelphia

A Chicago Sushi Legend is Closing After 29 Years

After 29 years, <b>Katsu</b>, the fabled Rogers Park sushi restaurant that’s drawn the acclaim and admiration of Chicago’s chefs and Japanese celebrities, will close. Chef Katsu Imamura is 74 and is ready to retire. Katsu has long been one of Chicago’s premiere sushi spots and imports fish from Tokyo’s …

The 18 Essential Ramen Shops in Chicago, 2017 Edition

Ramen is a Japanese specialty beloved by many and mastered by few. Chewy noodles in hot broth with a layer of pork, soft-boiled egg, nori, and spices are an artful combination that can be enjoyed at just about any hour of the day (it's also a great hangover cure). The following places have it down …

Butter Chicken

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> A tender spiced chicken in a creamy tomato gravy with the warm aroma of garam …

Curries

'The Autobiography Of Gucci Mane': A Story Of Rap And Rebirth

Gucci Mane has an extensive resume. As a founding father of trap music, Mane's been carving out the rap genre since 2001 when he put out his first underground release: <i>Str8 Drop Records Presents Gucci Mane La Flare</i>. Since then, he has amassed a long list of musical achievements: dozens of mixtapes, …

Mellow makes almost any skateboard electric

Modular design, removable battery, and a novel kick assist mode feel like a genuine evolution of the idea<p>Electric skateboards are still fairly novel in the grand scheme of “ways to get around,” but for an inherently exciting idea, they’ve gotten awfully boring pretty quick. Boosted still makes the …

Fall Comedy Top 10: Our pick of legends, from Steve Martin to Cameron Esposito

From local legends (Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher) to legend-legends (Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin), here are our top 10 comedy shows not to miss this fall.<p><b>Jo Koy</b><p>Jo Koy had been working for almost three decades and had two specials under his belt when he decided to self-fund and self-produce …

30 Top to Toe Warming Winter Stews and Casseroles

01 of 07<p>If is often said that the backbone of both British and Irish food is the wealth of wonderful stews and casseroles. There are so many …

Herb-Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

Sunday dinner taste on a Monday night schedule! This super easy, crazy flavorful one-pan dinner is most accurately described as “the bomb.” ...MORE+ …

Chicago's 25 Most Iconic Burgers, 2017 Edition

What makes a burger special? Whether it's an old classic or a new addition, an iconic burger has lasting effects on eaters, other restaurants, and the scope of the local scene at large. The following burgers on this list are not only popular and delicious, but have also left a beefy impact on …

Shawarma Spice Blend Recipe

DIY Shawarma Spice Blend<p>Prep time<p>5 mins<p>Total time<p>5 mins<p>An easy, reliable shawarma blend that's smoky, spicy, and big on flavor! Perfect for seasoning …

Recipe: 3-Ingredient Roasted Dijon Potatoes

3-Ingredient Roasted Dijon Potatoes<p>Serves 4 to 6<p>2 pounds small red potatoes, halved or quartered if large <br>2 tablespoons olive oil <br>2 tablespoons …

Whole Grain

WWE Staff Forced To Shoot Aggressive Wrestler After Child Climbs Into Steel Cage

INDIANAPOLIS—Saying they were left with no other choice given the imminent peril of the situation, World Wrestling Entertainment officials confirmed …

WWE

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Confused about tipping abroad? This interactive map will solve your problems

Despite our global connectivity and all the information available at our fingertips, tipping remains an etiquette nightmare for many travellers. Now an interactive map will help you work out exactly when and how much to tip based on where in the world you are.<p>The online tool – called ‘Tip Advisor’ …

Someone Calculated How Much Dev's Summer In Italy Cost In Master Of None

At the start of <i>Master of None</i>'s second season, we find out Dev has traveled to Modena, Italy for a summer of pasta making and healing from a broken …

The best things to do on a first date in Chicago

There's no getting around it: First dates are awkward. It's tough to tell what activities are too boring, too much or too intimate. Just because …

Festivals

The best fun runs in Chicago

Maybe you’re not up to marathon speed, but you can still enjoy a good race. Chicago’s calendar is filled with 5K and 10K runs and walks—some gimmicky …

Marathons

10 Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags

REI Co-op Joule<p><i>REI, from $299</i><p>A little rain won’t ruin your night in the woods when you snuggle up in the water-resistant REI Joule 3-season bag. A …

Backpacking

Ten Of The Best Resorts For Skiing In April

Related: Hotel Aurelio<p>I love to ski late in the season. The weather is never too cold (even up on the glaciers), the sun is often shining, the hotel …

Skiing