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US company develops new kosher ‘shrimp’

New culinary innovations may soon be bringing shrimp to the kosher kitchen — or at least, the next best thing.<p>US company New Wave Foods has developed …

How to Make a Huge, Loopy, Party-Sized Pretzel

I’ve already established that I love making pretzels. The dough is easy to make, and it’s so much fun to shape! It’s soft and malleable without being sticky or hard to work with—and I’m always so satisfied by my golden brown, salty, swirly creations. When you love a recipe, it’s sometimes fun to …

Recipes

The Secret to Controlling Heat in the Kitchen

Learning to control heat is one of the most important (and overlooked) steps on the road to becoming a good cook. While some people seem born with an …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pots

My children love a chocolate chip cookie so gooey on the inside that I can't really make the outside firm enough to let the cookies keep integrity of form. This, then, is the solution: a cookie dough you bake in a little dish, and then eat with a spoon, dolloped with ice cream or crème fraîche as …

Chocolate

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Biscuits — Cooking Mistakes

Like anything purported as easy, biscuits are also notoriously easy to mess up. Simplicity, as it turns out, leaves plenty of room for error. Luckily …

Grilled Salmon Season Is Here!

Heads up! Copper River salmon is once again available in the Lower 48. That's right. With great fanfare, Alaska Airlines delivered the first shipment of Copper River salmon to Seattle on Tuesday, May 17. For at least a few weeks, you should be able to buy this glorious fish (also called king salmon …

Salmon

Exclusive! Peter Lindbergh on His Women, His New Book, and What Makes a Photograph Iconic

<b>Peter Lindbergh</b> might very well be the man responsible for “the supermodel.” After all, it was his 1988 series of photographs of a small clutch of very hip but then not very well-known models—<b>Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, and Tatjana Patitz,</b> among them—sooty-eyed, rumple-haired, clad only …

Chocolate, date and coffee cake

I have had a <b>major craving for chocolate</b> lately. I mean, there's never a time I am not happy to eat chocolate, but I can go for ages without craving …

How the New Nutrition Facts Label Could Help You Lose Weight

One of the biggest changes you’ll see on the new Nutrition Facts label when it rolls out a little over two years from now is the bigger, bolder …

Why You Should Care About Added Sugars in Your Food

When the new food labels roll out in a year or two, a 20 ounce Pepsi will have to say it contains 130% of your daily value of added sugar. Yogurts …

Kick Things Up a Notch with These Lemongrass-Ginger Salmon Burgers — Delicious Links

Memorial Day is right around the corner! If you're still drawing up your holiday menu, I highly suggest you add these lemongrass-ginger salmon …

How to Write Fully-Formed Characters in Fiction

More than a city or a nation, the world of a book is in its characters. Everything else is a foundation, a stage upon which people can walk, the …

The Alcoholic Drinks Nutritionists Order for Themselves

When you hit up the bar at happy hour, you can be sure that any of these six drinks that nutritionists order for themselves will be a pretty safe bet

Cocktails

How to make the perfect ajo blanco

Although gazpacho may be more famous these days, ajo blanco is the original cold soup from one of the hottest parts of Europe. Predating the arrival of the new world’s tomatoes and peppers by several centuries, this thrifty mixture of Andalusian staples dates back to the Moorish middle ages – …

Food & Dining

Make These Easy Summer Rolls When You Don't Feel Like Cooking Dinner

My daughters love to help me cook. They also like to do things such as touch the handles of smoking-hot cast-iron skillets while my wife, Christina, and I aren’t watching. There was that time Julep, my seven-year-old, attempted to flip a waffle with her hands and the night that Signe, my …

Cooking

10 Genius Tricks Every Wine Lover Needs to Know

Cooking

An Easy Trick to Nailing Perfect Memorial Day Burger Patties

Getty Images/Moment RFFoodAn Easy Trick to Nailing Perfect Memorial Day Burger PattiesAn easy way to get the fat ratio <i>juuuuust</i> right? A little bit of …

Food

What science says about the best time to eat dinner

Scientists have found no significant link between eating dinner after 8pm and obesity in children, a new study shows.<p>Previous research has suggested …

Healthy Eating

3 Hires That Will Help Your Company Grow

Surround yourself with trusted advisors.<p>There comes a time in every growing business where an entrepreneur has to make some key hires to ensure the health and longevity of their operations.<p>A survey of 2000 small business owners, conducted by my company, Xero, showed successful small business owners …

Business Intelligence

California weighs next step for saving water in drought

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Strict rules adopted at the height of California's drought leading many people to let their lawns turn brown may soon end as state regulators Wednesday consider letting local communities decide how to keep their own water use in check.<p>That's good news to Southern California …

Drought

Something disturbing is happening to honey bee colonies and scientists can't explain why

Honey bees are nearly as essential to our food system as crops themselves.<p>Depending on how the research is conducted, pollinators are needed to produce approximately one-third of the food we eat (more, according to some estimates). Bees also contribute about $17 billion to the US agricultural …

Agriculture

This Is Your Brain on Nature

Story by <b>Florence Williams</b><p>Photographs by <b>Lucas Foglia</b><p>Published December 8, 2015<p>When you head out to the desert, David Strayer is the kind of man you want behind the wheel. He never texts or talks on the phone while driving. He doesn’t even approve of eating in the car. A cognitive psychologist at the …

Psychology

18 Creative Eggs Benedict Recipes to Up Your Brunch Game

Sunday mornings are for rolling out of bed after a nice sleep-in, ready to take on the day and make one of your famous homemade brunches. There are plenty of pancake recipes you could choose from, but eggs Benedict is your trusty go-to. After years of the same dish, you (and your guests) <i>may</i> be …

Recipes

The Evolution of Diet

Top row: escargots, sardines, and fava beans (Crete); naan in salty yak-milk tea (Afghanistan); fried geranium leaves (Crete); boiled crab (Malaysia); raw beetroot and oranges (Crete); chapati, yak butter, and rock salt (Pakistan). Middle row: dried-apricot soup (Pakistan); boiled plantains …

Humanity

Louise Parker's Thai tofu and vegetable soup

SERVES<p>1<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1 stick lemongrass<br>• a little fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped<br>• 250ml good vegetable stock<br>• 1 cup mangetout, sliced diagonally<br>• ½ red pepper, sliced<br>• 1 cup oyster mushrooms<br>• 4 stems Tenderstem broccoli<br>• 2 tbsp shelled edamame beans<br>• 200g firm smoked tofu, chopped<br>• 1 red chilli, deseeded and …

Thai Food

The Best Way to Poach Salmon Is With a Cold Start

If you want to make perfectly poached salmon that isn’t overcooked, drop it in cold water and gradually crank up the heat.<p>High heat, like simmering …

Salmon

These Teas Will Make You Leave Coffee for Good

Teas and blends from around the world that may inspire you to turn over a new leaf.<p>“Tea is a divine herb,” said the Ming Dynasty scholar Xu Guangqi. …

Food

Will human workers replace pollinating bees?

In rural China, the bees have left the building...er...the farm and it’s worse than a zombie apocalypse...it’s a Beepocalypse.<p>In the Sichuan …

Activism

DIY - Pyramid Garden Planter - Quiet Corner

This time I have made slot together pyramid garden planter from the reclaimed Pallet timbers.<p>This planter took me approximately 90 minutes to make: …

DIY

The Nikon Museum in Tokyo

The Nikon Museum in Tokyo by Jeff Lewis<p>I visited the Nikon Museum in Tokyo a couple weeks ago - it's situated in a large office block in Shinagawa. …

Nikon