Ana Kinkaid

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How to Be a Zen Photographer

I’m a big fan of Zen/Taoist, Eastern philosophy.<p>Even though I am very pro-American at heart (in terms of our love for risk-taking, for individuality, …

Zen

Grilled Oysters Are Better With Butter: How to Make the Best Barbecued Oysters

I am an oyster <i>fiend</i>. You may think that with my recent transplant to the West Coast, I'd be in oyster heaven right now, but there's a catch: I'm an <i>Atlantic</i> oyster fiend. Oyster experts may tell me that the smaller, creamier, more robustly flavored Pacific oyster is the true connoisseur's oyster. …

10 Best Apples To Look For At The Farmers' Market

These standout varieties will add depth and taste to all your fall recipes.<p>To experience the diversity of apples—one of the <b>world's healthiest foods</b>, …

Food

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

You are going to love this super easy to make no bake chocolate peanut butter pie recipe made with just 4 ingredients! Almost sounds too good to be …

The Surprising Health Benefits of Cheese

Cheese lovers everywhere cheer.<p>It’s easy to lump in cheese with cake, bread, and other waistline offenders. Not so fast, though: Although some dairy products might pack on pounds, many cheeses are actually good for you in moderation, as part of a balanced diet. (Read: This isn’t permission to eat a …

Cheese

How to cook perfect oysters Rockefeller

Give the salty half-shell favourites a deluxe Christmas upgrade. But what is the secret to recreating the original New Orleans greens?<p>For those of us smitten with their saline charms, oysters are one of few foodstuffs immediately evocative of celebration. Whether borne aloft through a noisy …

Cooking

A Shamelessly French Chicken in Cider

“Ah, they are not rising!” Marianne Tober cried, in a near panic over her <i>gougères</i>. They weren’t just cheese puffs; they were her Burgundian birthright, well-salted dairy fat given airy form, and her mother’s recipe had never failed her before. But it was true: The gougères in her oven were lying …

Cooking

Chef John Tesar wants to teach you a better way to cook a steak | Cooking

Chef John Tesar has been busy. He just finished his first cookbook. He returns to <i>Top Chef</i> as Season 14 airs on Thursday. And besides keeping Knife …

Cooking

Very Special Tomato Spice Cake Recipe

Recipe by: SHERRI LEIGH<p>"Tomato sauce is the secret special ingredient in this easy recipe for a spice cake packed with walnuts and …

Cooking

Japan to fight flu by killing over 300,000 birds

Japanese authorities have started culling thousands of chickens and ducks after detecting a highly contagious strain of bird flu. The disease had already hit several European countries, including Germany.<p>Some 310,000 chickens and 16,500 ducks are set to be killed off in north Japan, authorities …

Health

Sketching For Better Mobile Experiences

Mobile user experience design is maturing. One way to gauge this is to look at the tools at our disposal. Prototyping tools such as Balsamiq, Axure …

Prototyping

How to boost business productivity: Cut down to six-hour work days and eat cake, like the Swedes

<i>How productive are you really for the last two hours of your working day or in the last afternoon of your working week? The Swedes are all for</i> …

Productivity

How to Write a Fiction Book Blurb That Sells (Not Just Another Boring Synopsis)

Are you frustrated with trying to write a compelling and interesting fiction book blurb?<p>Does it take up a lot of your time and still doesn’t sound …

Olive Oil, Cardamom and Blood Orange Polenta Cake

<i>Vegan cake recipe – olive oil, cardamom and blood orange polenta cake</i><p>So – what to do on a rather dull Saturday? Not quite raining, not quite cold but …

Lifestyle

Recipe: The Picnic loaf

How to cook baked potato soup | Spectator Life

This soup was, to be frank, a catalogue of disasters. I am not sure that I’ve ever got into such a mess making such a simple dish. It is therefore testament to how fantastically satisfying and delicious it is that, rather than write off this weekend’s culinary escapades and do my very best to …

Cooking

The Food Lab Fundamentals: The Science of Heat vs. Temperature

This is an exclusive excerpt from my book, <i>The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science</i>, a grand exploration of the world of food science and how it can make everyday home cooking easier and more delicious. It's on sale now anywhere books are sold, or online.<p>What Is Cooking?<p>I know you're eager …

Best Carolina BBQ Meat Sauce Recipe

Recipe by: TRIPPER<p>"I can't take all the credit for this stuff. I have had to search, and snoop and experiment to get it right. (Thanks Big Daddy's!) …

Cooking

The best way to cook a turkey, according to science

Grab your kitchen shears and get ready for something different.<p>This close to Thanksgiving, are you willing to toss your traditional turkey …

Food

Roasted Garlic Duchess Potatoes - December 2015 Recipes

Find all the recipes from the December 2015 issue of <i>Southern Living.</i><p>The holidays are one of our favorite times of year, and at <i>Southern Living</i> our …

Lifestyle

Thai Herb Soup, A Low Calorie Yet Delicious Soup

Background<p>Hi guys, this is Adam writing this post. I made one of my old favorites today, Thai herb soup. It’s a great warming recipe for anytime but …

Cooking

garlic soup

Garlic Soup<p>A hearty, fortifying garlic soup recipe made with roasted and sautéed garlic along with potatoes, shallots, and fresh herbs.<p>Author: …

Garlic

Chipotle and Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

Delicious buttermilk biscuits with a bit of a bite and of course, a good bit of cheesy goodness!I am a huge fan of biscuits. It’s probably due to the …

Cooking

Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge (2-Ingredient) Recipe

Recipe by: Amanda Brown<p>"Yummy, sweet, salty, sink-your-teeth-in delicious fudge that is both healthy and delicious!"<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>Added to shopping …

Cooking

Almost half the world will be online by end of 2016; poorer countries will lag, report shows

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - By the end of 2016, almost half of the world's population will be using the internet as mobile networks grow and prices fall, but their numbers will remain concentrated in the developed world, a United Nations agency said on Tuesday.<p>In the world's developed countries about …

Developed Countries

How long to cook a turkey, in one easy chart

You have your bird (and a recipe), but how long, exactly, are you supposed to cook it? Here’s a handy guide.<p>No Thanksgiving guest is more important …

Cooking

Rethinking Swiss Meringue: Lighter, Fluffier, and More Stable

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Meringue is the puffy heart of every sweet soufflé, the airy start to classic buttercream, the basis of seven-minute frosting, the secret to flawless <i>macarons</i>, the chewy-crisp foundation of pavlova, and the fluffy cloud atop a lemon pie. While there are countless …

Cooking

This publisher will help you turn your iPhone photos into a fine art book

Publisher Pierre Le Govic turned his mission into the company name. Out of the Phone seeks to liberate the beautiful photographs being made today by smartphones.<p>His Paris publishing house has produced coffee table-worthy books of some of the best photographers documenting the world with their …

Apple News

Charlie Chaplin - Final Speech from The Great Dictator

New cookbooks offer recipes for Persian, Turkish and Uzbek cuisine

Because I am a very lucky person (and the host of a long-running food-focused radio interview show, “Good Food” on KCRW), cookbooks get dropped off at my doorstep every day; the fall publishing season always results in a deluge. But this year, the abundance has had a particular and unexpected …

Food