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38 Sweet Facts About Candy

From the early name for Starburst to how long it takes to make a single Peep to what stood in for Junior Mints in that episode of <i>Seinfeld</i>, John Green …

Taxonomy of condiments

shared by Wildyles on Jun 07, 2013 in Food<p>1,966 views<p>3 faves<p>3 shares<p>0 comments<p>Sauce, sauce, sauce. Who doesn't love sauce and condiments. A man …

Why Coffee Varieties Are Important

You and I both know that there's no such thing as "just an apple." Neither of us would ever go into a supermarket, walk up to a barrel labeled "apples" in the produce section and randomly pick out any old orb, right? No: You and I both have our preferences, we know exactly what a Granny Smith or a …

10 Coffee Tips and Tricks to Perfect Your Cup o' Joe

Coffee is the morning must-have for nearly 83 percent of American adults.<p>If you're one of those people who just can't get enough of a warm, …

Top 10 winter destinations in Europe

Winter comes in many guises in Europe – in the polar north there’s serious snow and sunless weeks, while you’ll find lingering sunshine in the mild Mediterranean, and cosy cafe culture and Christmas spirit in the centre.<p>It's an inspiring time to visit grand metropolises and charming villages: with …

Romantic retreats in the US

Romance is a highly personal concept, and no single travel destination will fit everyone's tastes. For some it's a luxurious hotel suite with a whirlpool tub; for others it's sleeping under the stars with the howl of coyotes in the distance.<p>One common thread is solitude: truly romantic experiences …

Backpacking in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam

I've been sitting still for an hour, watching, listening, in the dark. Macaques swing through the cliff-top trees opposite, the drilling of cicadas has begun. Frogs take up the chorus below, the river rushes ahead, gibbons whoop in the distance. Even the leaves are noisy, falling around the deck of …

Travel tips: autumn in Switzerland, a new budget-friendly London hotel and where to stay in Marrakech

<b>Take me there: Engadine Valley</b><p><b>Why go?</b> <br>It's known as a winter sports destination, but savvy travellers head to Switzerland's Engadine in autumn, when the larches turn golden, the skies are ice blue and there's a dusting of snow on the mountaintops.<p><b>What to do</b><br>Some of the ski lifts run all year round …

Gothenburg, Sweden: a cultural city guide

The Gothia River, which cuts through Sweden’s second largest city, Gothenburg, was home to a shipbuilding industry between the mid-19th century until its demise in the 1970s. In recent years the wharves, factories and large tracts of derelict land have been given a new lease of life with the …

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Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Local tours in south-east Asia: readers' travel tips

WINNING TIP: Kuching Caving, Sarawak, Borneo<p>This well-established operation offers a range of caving experiences for all levels. It's run by James (a cross between Bear Grylls and Chuck Norris) along with a bunch of local guides. We did the 'big spaces, cool streams' day, and it rocked. Highlights …

Britain's Largest Cave, Gaping Gill, Is Magical And You Can Explore It

Ever since discovering the magic of Son Doong, the world's largest cave, we've realized that everyone loves a good cave.<p>Gaping Gill, located in North Yorkshire, England, is Britain's largest cave and it's open to explorers. Spelunking dreams do come true.<p>According to the Daily Mail, cavers can make …

Cool holiday cottages in Wiltshire – in pictures

From an old barn to a medieval manor house and cottage with a view of a white horse, these pads reflect this beautiful county's rich history

Tristan da Cunha: a journey to the centre of the ocean

Sitting in solitude in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, 2400km from anywhere and reachable only by boat, Tristan da Cunha is one of the world’s last destinations for the truly intrepid traveller.<p>There’s no airport here, no wi-fi, not a latte to be found anywhere, and the only way to tweet or …

Insanely Cool Geysers You've Never Heard About Are Begging For A Visit

You might have suspected this, but Old Faithful is not the only geyser on this planet. Our earth holds other watery wonders that compare to -- and even rival -- the Yellowstone superstar's beauty. Even so, we bet you've never heard of them.<p>Behold: This is Fly Geyser, and it's located in Nevada.<p>You …

Readers' tips: Caribbean beaches

Great watersports, brilliant cocktails, a room with a view, or a meal with ingredients straight out of the sea. Do you have a favourite beach for reasons more than simply perfect sand?<p>Is there a Caribbean beach that doesn't offer pristine white sand and crystal-clear water? Probably not. But it’s …

How your job shapes your holiday

Teachers prefer to spend their summer holidays on the Costa Blanca, financial workers favour trips to Tuscany, and Turkey’s Dalaman region is overrun with hairdressers, new research has suggested.<p>An online travel agency claims to have uncovered significant differences between various professions …

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24 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

From chicken pot pie and classic Caesar salad to brownies and cookies.<p>We've rounded up 24 basic recipes that everyone should know how to cook, from a pot of rice to pot roast. Master these, and you'll never find yourself stumped in the grocery store.

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Eating five times a day helps weight loss

Eating five times a day can help keep weight down, a new study has suggested, as scientists reject the idea that three daily meals is the key to staying healthy.<p>Researchers say a daily routine of breakfast, lunch, dinner along with two further snacks a day can help shed pounds.<p>But breaking the …

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Our 15 Favorite Apple Pie Recipes

From crumbly pies to the classic lattice top, these 14 apple pie recipes will get you baking all fall<p>There's nothing quite like the smell of an apple pie baking in the oven—sweet fruit, warm spices, buttery crust. But even better than smelling it? Eating it. We have 15 awesome recipes that you've …

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7 Rules for Serving Wine at Your Dinner Party

Serving wine at your next dinner party doesn't have to be complicated or induce a panic attack. Follow these simple rules to get the most out of your vino<p>Sommeliers tend to reinforce the wine-is-intimidating stereotype: They parade through dining rooms cradling bottles like newborns. They ponder a …

Food & Dining

8 Foods That Could Kill You (If You Eat Enough of Them)

Eat enough of these toxic fruits and vegetables, and you'll suffer the consequences.<p>We're not trying to say that the world is out to get you, but at times you might want to exercise caution. Each of these eight otherwise delicious and healthy fruits and vegetables have naturally occurring toxins …

Nutrition

Indian weddings: the art of the feast

An Indian wedding would be nothing without food, and yet more food<p>The word for paradise is derived from the Old Persian <i>pairi diz</i>, or walled garden. Looking at the Mughal garden at Samode Bagh hotel near Jaipur in northern India, a haven of green compared to the dusty ochre streets of Samode village …

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Sea-salted chocolate and pecan tart recipe

For National Chocolate Week, chocolatier Paul A Young shares his gorgeous recipe for chocolate and pecan tart<p>Definitely one for a special dinner party. With its sophisticated, sweet chocolate pastry crust, unctuous ganache filling, and caramelised salted pecans, this tart will stop all conversation …

A-Z of unusual ingredients: matcha

Ingredient sleuth Rachel Smith on the virtues of matcha, the grasshopper-green tea cherished in Japan<p>"On an empty stomach, matcha tea gives a strong burst of energy that heightens awareness of your surroundings," says Andrew Gerstle, professor of Japanese studies at SOAS. "It aids appreciation of …

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47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

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12 Food Photos That Will Probably Ruin Your Appetite

When researchers examined how food pictures reduce your enjoyment of eating, we picked 12 vintage Bon Appétit recipes to prove them right<p>As we reported yesterday, researchers at Brigham Young University found that people who have looked at pictures of food before a meal enjoy eating less. And while …

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Why You Should Eat the Entire Apple, Core and All

Don't stop at the sweet flesh, says the Foodist: Consume the whole damn apple, seeds and all!<p>When I was growing up, there was a kid a few years older than me who lived next door. His name was Jimmy. He was slight but he was quick, and he had a good set shot, which meant he beat me in one-on-one …

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