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Dinner with a view: where to dine alfresco in Tunis

Surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, the northeastern reaches of Tunis are the place to soak up reliable sunshine and the cosmopolitan culture of the capital. Make like a local and head to one of the many seafront restaurants for freshly caught fish and stunning views, sipping …

People Watching

Why This Cheesy, Bacon-y Tomato Pie Is Summer's Swan Song

With just a couple of weeks left of summer, we’re cramming as many sun-ripened tomatoes into our mouths as possible. We’ve made salads and relish, and even tarte tatin, but we’ve discovered one of the most efficient tomato-to-fork ratios comes in the form of pie, specifically, Nonnie’s Tomato …

How to Do Hill Country in One Day

Luke Mangan's salted chocolate honeycomb

When we were working on the menus for our first tapas restaurant in Singapore, we wanted to create a casual place for people to come in, sit at the bar, have a drink and a couple of small plates and share them with friends. Nothing fussy, just decent food.<p>We put a gooey chocolate tart on the menu …

Dessert

How Does a Guide to 14th-Century Homemaking Hold Up Today?

<i>Homemakers have been committing their advice to paper for centuries, but do those tips hold up? An ongoing investigation.</i><p>The hardest part of turning …

Medieval

How Maps Became Deadly Innovations in WWI

Advances in weaponry and cartography had deadly repercussions in World War I, which the United States entered 100 years ago today.<p>By the time the United States entered World War I, 100 years ago today, the conflict had been raging in Europe for nearly three years. It was to become one of the …

The 13 best furniture stores in the U.S.

From midcentury stunners to vintage gems, here’s where to shop in America<p>There are so many furniture and decor options in U.S. cities, it can be hard to know where to begin. Sure, big-box retailers like West Elm—and, of course, Ikea—offer great value and online ordering, but where should you head …

'London Bridge is down': the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death

She is venerated around the world. She has outlasted 12 US presidents. She stands for stability and order. But her kingdom is in turmoil, and her subjects are in denial that her reign will ever end. That’s why the palace has a plan.<p>Support our journalism by becoming a member or making a one-off …

University of London

10 simple, easy gin cocktails

Prosecco cocktails are all the rage these days - but for those of us with a soft spot for Mother's Ruin, nothing beats a gin cocktail.<p>Whether you want a drink that's long or short, refreshing or sweet, gin is the perfect spirit.<p>Bramble<p>One for when you see the first blackberries appearing in the …

Tour a Painter's Swedish Country Style 1900s Victorian

<b>Name:</b> Elizabeth Duvivier, dogs Daisy and Oliver <b><br>Location:</b> Providence, Rhode Island <b><br>Size:</b> 2,400 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 2 years, owned<p>Elizabeth is a …

Dining Rooms

Winter Is The Perfect Time To Discover The History Of The British Landscape

<i>Forget long summer days, fields of golden wheat and hedgerows bursting with life. The short, dark days of winter give the would-be Landscape Spotter</i> …

Archaeology

Vintage Maps Rekindle the Romance of Early Air Travel

Before pat downs and checked baggage fees, commercial flight carried an air of mystery and adventure.<p>In the early days of the 20th century, an exciting new mode of travel became possible. Anyone with enough money could take to the skies on a commercial flight. Trips that would take weeks by sea …

40 Craft Ideas Especially for Boys

40 Craft Ideas Especially for Boys<p>Updated on February 14, 2018<p>Finding crafts for boys was a bigger job than I thought it would be when I started my …

Harry Potter

Meet the Salad Antidote for When You’ve Just Had Too Much

The Honest Weight Food Coop in Albany is renowned for its bulk food section. Nearly as alluring, I find, is its wall of prepared salads, which looks like the pages of a Moosewood cookbook come to life: Think Thai tofu salad, vegan kale Caesar, sweet potato bites, cilantro-lime chickpeas—each …

The Hundred Best Lists of All Time

Generations of Adam (Genesis)*<p>Satchel Paige’s “How to Keep Young”<p>The <i>Crain’s New York Business</i> “40 Under 40”<p>Gentlemen Golfers of Leith’s “Articles & Laws in Playing at Golf”<p>The World Rock Paper Scissors player’s responsibility code<p><i>Maxim</i>’<i>s</i> “Hot 100”<p>Benjamin Franklin’s “Thirteen Virtues”<p>Benjamin …

List-Worthy

The Food Lab: The Science of the Best Yorkshire Puddings

Back when I was earning my wage as a cook at a co-ed fraternity house, I received a special dinner request from a few exchange students from Cambridge University: toad-in-the-hole, the classic British dish of sausages baked into a large Yorkshire pudding. Only problem? I had no idea what a …

Baking

50 DIY Paper Christmas Ornaments To Create With The Kids Tonight!

There are so many different ways to make your own ornaments with the family. And there are so many different materials that work in their creation! …

20 Style Tips To Know Before You Set Up Your Christmas Decor

Decorations

Have a Very Hyggelig Holiday: Scandinavian Decorating Idea

There's no better time of year to embrace Scandinavian style than during the winter holidays, when the cold and snow can help your fantasy of living …

Hygge

Railway Market: Urban Train Track Doubles as Shopping Alley in Thailand

Southwest of Bangkok, the Maeklong Railway Market is one of the most popular places to shop for seafood in Thailand. But buyer beware: oncoming …

Locomotives

The Peanutty Broccoli Side That'll Make You Want to Eat More Broccoli

Never thought we'd say it, but this broccoli side is worth writing home about.<p>Two weeks ago, I invited friends over to let me cook them dinner. Hosting isn't something I do very often (and, if we're being honest, cooking isn't either), but I dug through some of <i>Bon Appétit</i>'s easier recipes, selected …

Cooking

Every episode of Gilmore Girls, ranked

Every episode of <i>Gilmore Girls</i>has a grace note. Every episode, even the very worst, has some weird, quirky jewel of a moment that makes the whole thing worth watching — even something as small as Rory casually roasting a marshmallow over her stove burner when she gets home from school, or Taylor …

TV

5 of the Oldest Buildings in London Photos

With Roman roots dating back nearly 2,000 years, London is a city ripe with historical treasures. From military fortresses to centuries-old places of worship to grand government buildings, the city’s many ancient and medieval sites serve as a window into the traditions and foundations of the city. …

16 Books You Should Read This November

<b>Swing Time, Zadie Smith</b> <b><br>(Penguin Press)</b><p>I cannot wait to re-enter Zadie Smith’s world of frenetic words and perfect sentences, the energetic ride you …

Books

Why You Should Visit London Now (And What to Do When You Get There): Travelogue Podcast

Post-Brexit airfares to London are staggeringly cheap right now—so what are you waiting for? We asked our resident Brits to plan the perfect trip across the pond.<p>We may be biased, but we happen to think that one of the finest times to visit London is that golden week between Christmas and New …

England

Roasted and Charred Broccoli with Peanuts

4 Servings<p>Believe it or not, we came up with a new way to chop broccoli: Include the stems!<p>January 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 bunch broccoli (about 1½ lb.), ends trimmed, stems peeled<p>3 tablespoons olive oil<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar<p>¼ cup unsalted, …

Broccoli

Thai Chicken Soup

6 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 55 min<p>Loosely based on Tom Kha Gai, Thai chicken soup recipe comes together in under an hour with easy to find ingredients.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>1 bunch scallions, whites and pale-greens thinly sliced, dark greens sliced 1-inch thick<p>4 …

Chicken Soup

Spicy Chicken Soup

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>Store-bought rotisserie chicken makes it easy to create a meal without having to cook a whole bird.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 prepared rotisserie chicken<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>1 medium onion, thinly sliced<p>1/2 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms<p>2 garlic cloves, finely …

Chicken Soup

Shirley Jackson Is Finally Getting the Appreciation She Deserves

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 10.14.16.<p>Time of Publication: 7:45 pm. 7:45 pm<p>Shirley …