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How to Make Lechon Kawali, Filipino Crispy Fried Pork Belly

As much as I love my mother-in-law's fried spare ribs, my heart will always belong to my one true love of Filipino food—<i>lechon kawali</i>. This boiled and deep-fried pork belly is perhaps the best example of just how well Filipinos know their pork.<p>The exterior is salty and extra crispy, while the …

Deep Frying

The 25 Best Mixtapes of 2015 (So Far) - XXL

It's the half-year mark of 2015 already, the time for <i>XXL</i> to take a look back at the wild and crazy year it's been so far already. Yesterday, we …

Hungry Wanderer Photojournal: Bali, Indonesia

<i>Last month, our Photo Editor Pam Santos ventured into the mystical heart of Bali, Indonesia. Today on Pepper.ph, she chronicles some of the gustatory</i> …

Current Obsessions: Bound for the Outdoors

Here’s a look at our recent obsessions:<p>Above: We love this Brooklyn terrace submitted to the 2015 Gardenista Considered Design Awards. There’s still …

Gardening 101: How to Use Eggshells in the Garden

Last fall I started collecting eggshells after I read an article on Real Farmacy that touted their usefulness in the garden for everything from …

Hydrangeas: How To Change Color from Pink to Blue

Hydrangeas that are blue are not necessarily better than pink ones. But the color is so rare–”hydrangea blue” is not a hue that belongs to any other …

The Best Pizza by the Slice in San Francisco

Wanna skip the intro and jump right to the best? Jump on down!<p>I moved to San Francisco back in September and thus far, it's been nothing but lovely. The weather's great, the people are friendly, the mountains, oceans, and vineyards are a short drive away, it's the most dog-friendly city I've ever …

Italian Food

Chef Brett Cooper's Guide to San Francisco's Best Restaurants

Eaters in San Francisco are holding their breath waiting for <b>Brett Cooper</b>'s new project, Aster, opening later this fall in the Mission. In the meantime, the former Outerlands chef is consulting at Huxley in the Tenderloin—and eating his way around town. Cooper loves how today's Bay Area chefs push …

Table of Contents: The Organized Life

The late-summer song of the crickets is reminding us: it’s time to get back to school and work. Toward that end, we’re devoting this week to getting …

5 Myths of Cast Iron Cookware

Do you dare to cook a tomato in a cast iron skillet? Will you ruin your skillet forever, or have the metallic-tasting death of your dinner dish on …

Make This Playlist and Have the Best Sex Ever

Seduce her with these sensual jams<p>Want to turn a late-night cocktail into an all-night encore? Concoct a sexy playlist. Let William "Fuzzy" West, director of special projects at streaming service Beats Music, show how it's done.<p><b>RELATED VIDEO:</b><p><b>1. Begin with Audio Foreplay</b><br>Start with a sexy bass …

Singapore - The Most Incomplete Guide Ever

<i>Hainanese curry rice with pork chops, fried egg, braised pork and veg, in Tiong Bahru</i>I lied in the title. Not only is this incomplete, it's not even …

8 Must-Visit Restaurants in Rome

Katie Parla is a Rome-based food and beverage journalist. She is the author of the blog Parla Food, the mobile app Katie Parla's Rome, and is working on a cookbook,<i>Really Roman</i>, to be published by Clarkson Potter in Spring 2016. Taking a trip to the city? Let her be your guide.<p>It takes years to …

Ice-T's Grandson Arrested for Killing Roommate

Summer in the City: The Musket Room in Nolita

Matt Lambert, an Aukland native, New York-based restauranteur Jennifer Vitagliano, and designers Alexander Evangelou and James Waterworth of …

Budget Wine Hall of Fame: 24 Great Bottles for $20 or Less

When you tell someone that you write about wine for a living, the first question they ask is: <i>Are you drunk, like, all the time?</i> (Answer: Of course, because that makes for the <i>best</i> copyediting.) The second question they always ask is: What are the best wines you can buy on a budget? Do you have a …