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10 camera settings you need to learn to master your Nikon (and 10 you can manage without)

Confused by the options on your Nikon camera? The experts at the Nikon magazine N-Photo explain which camera settings you really need to get to grips

Cameras

Smita Chandra's Malabar Mussels

SERVES 2-4

INGREDIENTS

3 tbsp. canola oil
6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 small green Thai chiles or 1 serrano, thinly sliced
1 (2") piece ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
½ small red onion, thinly sliced
2 tbsp. Malabar masala
3 plum tomatoes, chopped
1 (14-oz.) can coconut milk
Kosher salt, to taste
2½ lb. …

Mussels

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under immense …

Wine In A Can And A Wine Tasting Truck: How To Win In Wine, Part Three

This post is the third in a series that explores business models in the wine industry. Here we examine the category of urban wineries. The Union Wine Company, in its own distinct iteration, capitalizes on volume and a robust strategy of well-timed, well-aimed marketing outreach.

The phrase …

King Of Craft Beer: How Sierra Nevada Rules The Hops World

Ken Grossman has survived his share of froth and burst bubbles in the 35-plus years since he cofounded Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Now 59, he still oversees the nation’s largest private craft brewery, producing nearly 1 million barrels of beer a year and ringing up more than $200 million in sales. …

Cardboard Bottles: Wine's Classy, Eco-Friendly Alternative

Apart from the introduction of twist-off caps, glass wine bottles have remained impervious to innovation for centuries—mainly because there’s nothing wrong with them. Or is there? Come to think of it, they’re awfully heavy to lug around.

That’s the insight behind Paperboy, a new brand of wine …

Wine

How to Cook Steak over Actual Fire

Remember and use these 5 easy tips

Over here at Eat Like a Man, we talk a lot about steak. We've done a whole steak issue. We've shown you how Tom Colicchio and Andrew Carmellini cook steak indoors. We've provided a comprehensive overview of steak basics, and a very basic lesson on how to cook steak …

Steak

Deejo's Ultralight Knives

From the downright beautiful to the purpose-built, a good knife is an essential part of anyone's kit—whether camping in the bush or getting chores done around the house. France has a knack for producing some of the most celebrated blades, from the iconic Laguiole to sophisticated flatware. A …

Knives

'Huckleberry' is a baking book for even non-bakers

I’ve made the confession before and I’ll make it again: I am not a baker. Real bakers like recipes that are construction projects -- works of art that may take days to prepare and end up looking like they belong under a glass case. I’ve got about a half-dozen rudimentary baking dishes in my …

Recipes

Flipboard, the Original iPad Magazine, Lands on the Web

Flipboard, the mobile-only personal magazine, is finally launching on the web.The post Flipboard, the Original iPad Magazine, Lands on the Web …

DrawAttention

• Then we advise the same process as when buying holiday sweatpants: buy big and trim down later.

Can I put this on my tablet or phone?

Yep, more than …

'A New Napa Cuisine' from Meadowood wins IACP cookbook of the year

Christopher Kostow’s “A New Napa Cuisine,” which documents the cooking at his Michelin-starred Restaurant at Meadowood outside of St. Helena was named the best cookbook of the year Sunday by the International Assn. of Culinary Professionals.

Presented at the group’s annual conference in Washington, …

Recipes

How to Do Cinematic Color Grading on Your Photos with Photoshop

Want to give your photographs a “Hollywood movie” look? Here’s a fantastic 25-minute tutorial on how to do cinematic color grading on your …

Adobe Photoshop

Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories

Rice, the lifeblood of so many nations' cuisines, is perhaps the most ubiquitous food in the world. In Asia, where an estimated 90 percent of all …

Food Science

The versatility of rum: Vancouver bartender weighs in

Rum is typically associated with summer drinks, but a Vancouver bartender wants to change that perception.

Pacific Northwest

Photographing Reflections: 3 Tips Plus Stunning Examples for Creative Inspiration

Photographing reflections creates a visionary dimension. When we think of a typical reflection, it may be a majestic mountain mirrored in a still, …

Amazing

When A Lack of Color is the Perfect Answer

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Kent DuFault

is a professional photographer and author. You can visit his website here.

Has this question …

High Contrast

As Appetite for Meat Grows, Farm Antibiotics Use Will Soar

Recently, it looked like antibiotic use in agriculture in the United States was trending down–the result of decades of pressure by consumers on companies such as McDonald’s and Perdue Farms. But a new analysis by academics who study antibiotic use predicts that the drugs may not actually be going …

Food (India)

11 Futuristic Kitchen Gadgets That Will Change The Way You Cook

Kitchen Gadgets

The Science of Biscuits

Butter or shortening? Milk or buttermilk? What is the true key to flakiness? These are the questions that plague biscuit makers everywhere, and they …

Recipes

Typical French Salad Recipes

French cuisine is all about using classic cooking techniques and fresh produce to make mouthwatering dishes. French cooking is famous all over the …

Recipes

Steam Your Oven For Better Bread Making

Professional bakers use steam ovens to keep baking bread from losing too much moisture during the initial several minutes of baking. You can get a …

Bread

The Easiest Thing You’ll Make This Easter: Chocolate Bunny Bark

Angie Dudley, a.k.a Bakerella, is the author of the New York Times best-selling book Cake Pops and creator of Bakerella.com. Visit PEOPLE.com on Fridays for her sweet spin on celebrity recipes and more.
I love making easy treats to snack on during holidays, and this one is about as easy as it comes. …

Chocolate

Heaven and Hell Cake

Dallas chef Stephan Pyles's rich, multilayered dessert of angel food and devil's food cake, peanut butter mousse, and milk chocolate ganache should be frozen before icing is added and refrigerated before it's sliced.

FOR THE GANACHE:
2 lbs. milk chocolate, such as Valrhona, chopped
1 1/2 cups heavy

Cake

Bocconotti for Easter

• In a Stand Mixer, add the olive oil and the wine and mix the two. Add the flour and continue to mix until the flour and the liquids are completely …

Food

Why Adding These 5 Types of Lenses to Your Kit Can Make a Difference to Your Photography

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We all love a lens. After all, they are, arguably, the most important part of our photographic equipment. …

Photographers

Not Just Sugary-Sweet, Hard Cider Makes A Comeback

There's a new bar in New York City devoted to the fastest-growing alcoholic beverage in America. But don't expect a list heavy on craft beer or bourbon.

Wassail is a cider bar.

"You can see the color, very deep," says Ben Sandler, co-owner of the bar and restaurant on Manhattan's Lower East Side. …

Drinking

Entree

Earlier this month, I headed down to North Carolina for a food and photography workshop. I had never been to Asheville before but had heard really …

Pacific marine life is literally in hot water

Emaciated sea lions are washing up on the beaches of California -- the latest victims of rising ocean temperatures

This year’s slew of hungry pups washing ashore in California, which has generated a slew of media coverage replete with heart-tugging images, has roots in natural temperature …

Oceans

The Best Bottles at “The Burning Man of Wine”

A little over a month ago, 300 winemakers set up shop in a cave in Saumur, France, to pour natural wine for importers, distributors, writers, and friends. The annual weekend-long tasting is called La Dive Bouteille, or La Dive for short. It’s also called "The Burning Man of Wine."

Where traditional …

Burning Man