Yi Ogilvie

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Cres, Croatia: island of ghosts and vultures

On the second leg of his family road trip, Kevin Rushby moves on to Cres, where the population is in decline but the soaring griffons and astonishingly blue sea are magical. Week one: Istria<p>If there is one thing to learn about Croatian islands, it’s that they are all different. Pag, for example, is …

European Travel

Where to Eat and Drink on the Embarcadero

San Francisco's stunning view of the Bay and its bridges is part of what makes this city so special. The Embarcadero, a wide boardwalk that runs along the Eastern shore of the City, is one of San Francisco's best places to take in these views. Day in and day out, the pleasant stretch attracts …

San Francisco

A Food Blog Link We Really Love

<i>We're switching up our regular Link Love coverage this week to introduce you to a blogger whose recipes made us hungry.</i><p><b>Meet Brian Samuels, the film-loving, photographer-turned-blogger behind A Thought For Food.</b> While his blog may have started as a simple project to share food photos and largely …

Choy

Seared Salt Cod with Bean Purée and Chorizo

<i>This recipe originally appeared in Tablecrafter, the world’s easiest way to learn food photography and styling.</i>Cold fish, notorious for falling apart …

Onions

Myth Testing: The Secrets of the Best Matzo Balls

<i>What do you put in your matzo balls?</i><p>How often have I heard this question? How often have I asked it? Years ago my sister took on the mantle of family matzo ball-maker, and the secrets of her light and fluffy ones were unknown to me. I mean, I knew about the most common tricks—baking powder, …

38 Great Indian Recipes From Denise D'silva Sankhé

If you've been wondering where our Beyond Curry columnist, Denise D'silva Sankhé, has been for the last couple of years, here's your answer: She was writing a book, and what a book it is! Indian food has a reputation for being difficult and time-consuming, with hard-to-find ingredients and new …

Napa Valley Dream-Trip Tips

F&W'S Ray Isle distills his vast and hard-won travel wisdom down into his absolutely essential advice. Listen up.<p>Being a wine writer is a little like …

The 15 most delicious oysters any American could hope to eat

Because we wanted to provide you with the knowledge you need to order the most beautiful bivalves no matter where you are, we asked oyster</i> …

16 Adorable Animal-Shaped Bread Recipes For Kids

Cute and cuddly carbs.

Breakfast

17 Impossibly Cool Inventions That'll Change The Way You Eat

Warning: Will induce HUNGER.

Kitchens

Farmers market report: English peas are in season. Here are 7 recipes

<b>What's in season:</b> English peas, also known as common garden peas, are prized for their uncommonly bright, sweet flavor. The vibrant green peas can be enjoyed a variety of ways but will need to be shucked before using. Thankfully, some farmers take care of this tedious task, and shucked peas can be …

Peas

The tasting menu at Commis is the Bay Area’s best dining deal - Inside Scoop SF

When I originally reviewed Commis in 2009 the three-course fixed price menu was $59. Today it’s $125 for over eight courses. It represents one of the best fine dining deals in the city.<p>Since opening, the restaurant has upgraded its look and service, while the food under chef/owner James Syhabout …

Dining Rooms

5 Restaurants in Rome Only Locals Know About

There’s a 12-mile brick wall that encircles Rome’s historical center. It is, by far, the largest ancient ruin in the city. When it was built in the 3rd century, it was meant to keep out so-called barbarians. Today, it tends to keep in visitors, acting as an obstacle that stands between them and …

Italy

Burn Stomach Fat Like Crazy by Drinking This 3 Hours Before Going to Bed

Why don’t you try this incredibly tasty drink and lose stomach fat and at the same time reduce the feeling of hunger and food cravings. Enjoy this in …

Nutrition

The complete guide to reading—and even enjoying—classic literature

The classics. Literature’s Greatest Hits. You’ve been hearing about these supposedly elite, magnificent books for forever, yet you’ve never really picked one up and cracked open its cover. Or clicked, in this digital age. Still, it’s likely you’ve wanted to read a classic novel at least at some …

Literature

5 Vegetarian Steaks

You don't need to be a carnivore to eat a steak.<p>You don’t need to be a meat-eater to enjoy a gorgeous steak—though it won't be made of beef. From …

5 Cooking Shows You Aren’t Watching, but Should Be

If you’re a casual viewer of cooking shows, you might think that they’re all the same: Someone stands in front of a camera, stirs some things in a …

The Food Lab: Follow the Rules for the Best All-American Beef Stew

We've been stewing up a storm on Serious Eats recently, and we're not stopping any time soon. This time: All-American beef stew.<p>Sounds great, but what exactly is it? American beef stew doesn't have the same history or rules (thankfully) as some of the vaunted European stews like boeuf bourguignon …

Cooking

5 Warming Recipes for National Hot Toddy Day

Bad news: It’s a cold Monday in January. Good news: It’s National Hot Toddy Day!<p>There's no better drink for frigid winter than a hot toddy. A …

Upgrade Your Shrimp and Grits With Mushrooms, Bacon, and Gruyère

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>I'm halfway tempted to start this story by making some sort of joke about grits, my last name, and why the similarity is somehow a reason to believe me when I say that I've come up with the ultimate shrimp and grits recipe. But I'll spare you (this time). Instead, …

Use Miso Instead of Parmesan for Extra-Savory, 100% Vegan Risotto

When I was a kid, I was a big fan of Time-Life's <i>Mysteries of the Unknown</i>, a series of books on the supernatural that were perhaps the pre-internet versions of UFO and conspiracy theory forums. Really, it was the commercials that sold me. That Robert Stack–esque voice that could make anything, no …

The Best Hand (Immersion) Blenders

<i>Editor's Note: This review has been updated with notes on the non-winning models tested, in the section titled "The Competition."</i><p>A good immersion blender—also known as a hand blender or stick blender—can complement a well-equipped kitchen, offering a convenient alternative to dragging out a big, …

12 Smoothies That Beat Bloating

The smoothie is the stealth bomber of weight loss. You can pack them full of fiber-rich veggies, fat-burning fruits and blend them into an icy …

Breakfast

Want the Best Niçoise Salad? Stop Making it Like Everyone Else

I should love Niçoise salads. I <i>should</i>, but I usually don't. It's not the fault of the ingredients—I adore everything in them, from the tender string beans and potatoes to the boiled eggs, tomatoes, salty anchovies, and, when it's there, even the tuna. The problem is the half-assed way most people …

Where to Eat and Drink in Tokyo

One of the benefits of frequently traveling to Southeast Asia for work is flying through some of the region's major hubs and taking a day or two to enjoy the local cuisine. But while I've spent countless hours exploring hawker centers in Singapore, dim sum in Hong Kong, and Korean barbecue in …

How to Order Oysters at Restaurants (and Actually Know What You're Doing)

Eating great oysters is easy; figuring out how to order them from a menu with dozens of different kinds of oysters is really intimidating. These simple tips will get you ordering like an expert.<p>Nobody needs an excuse to order a dozen oysters. But that moment when you get the menu at an oyster bar …

Oysters

Zucchini Is a Terrible Pizza Topping! (Unless You Treat It Right)

I love good summer zucchini, but let's face it: It's not the most exciting vegetable in the world. In fact, it's one of the blandest. That's why, whether I'm sautéeing it or grilling it, I always try to hit it with as much heat as possible. There's just no other way to give it a nice, browned …