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Farmers market report: Most people never get to try 'fresh' dates. Here's how to get your hands on some - Los Angeles Times

While you can easily find dates year-round, for a small window around the beginning of fall, you can find bunches of bright yellow fresh dates at select farmers markets around Southern California.<p>“They’re actually ripe dates,” says Christina Kelso, who works with farmer Robert Lower at his Flying …

Southern California

8 International Cruises That Don't Suck

We get it. You’ve avoided cruises because the idea of being held captive on a crowded boat with piles of unhealthy food, cranky retirees, and a bad DJ doesn’t sound all that appetizing. But you’re missing out. These days, there are plenty of smaller ships with the ability to travel where cars, …

Costa Rica

How Long Does an Open Bottle of Wine Last?

You’ve opened a bottle of wine after an incredibly long day at the office, downed a glass or two, and then dozed off until morning. Meanwhile, that …

Sparkling Wine

I've been traveling the world for 6 months, and these are the apps I can't live without

As Business Insider's international correspondent, I've spent the past six months traveling through Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Greece, Israel, and Russia, among other places.<p>Traveling for a living is a fun, exhilarating, and, quite frankly, exhausting experience. But the best way to make it more …

Google Photos

Basil and Pine Nut Sauce (Trofie al pesto)- Liguria

• 1 garlic clove<br>• 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt<br>• 100 grams basil leaves with stalks on, leaves and flowers removed and washed and dried<br>• 60 grams pine nuts, toasted<br>• 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, the nicest you can afford, preferably from Liguria<br>• 20 grams finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese<br>• 20 grams …

Recipes

Air fryers are great, but you’ll never get flavor like you will with this $40 deep fryer

We seriously love the fact that air fryers like this one are so popular right now. These machines make it so easy to cook up food that’s nice and …

Deep Frying

The 16 Most Beautiful Places in Europe Will Take Your Breath Away

Complete with fairy-tale castles, picturesque seaside retreats, otherworldly natural parks, and charming cities, Europe is full of striking places to …

National Parks

Curried Chickpea-Lentil Dal

8 servings<p>This super-easy recipe is a perfect canvas for punchy, crunchy toppers like toasted coconut and mustard seeds with turmeric oil and a zingy chutney. The dal is vegan but full of hearty protein thanks to the chickpeas, lentils, and coconut milk. Serve the stew as the centerpiece surrounded …

Recipes

How to Taste Gin Like a Pro

Gin is kind of having a moment right now. For distilleries, gin is a lot easier to get started with, simply because it doesn’t require barrel aging. …

Flavors

This Top Chef's Healthy Blueberry Pancake Recipe Takes Minutes to Make

There's nothing quite like the joy of seeing a stack of pancakes drizzled with maple syrup, especially on a Sunday morning. It truly is a simple …

Top Chef

The one dish you have to eat in 8 regions of Italy

Italians may be nationalistic when it comes to World Cup Soccer (2018, ouch!) but when it comes to food, region trumps country. Every region of …

Italy

Why The Most Exciting Whisky Right Now Is Coming From Canada

Bartenders share their favorite bottles to add to your bar cart.<p>Canada does a lot of things right. The country has incredible national parks, famously friendly citizens, and publicly funded healthcare that doesn’t require sick people to make a Go Fund Me campaign. Canada also makes damn good whisky …

Wine & Spirits

Five Regions Known for Savory White Wine

These irresistible expressions from Greece, France, Italy and Spain have an affinity for salinity.<p>White wine that tastes salty? Trust us: it’s a good …

Flavors

Complete Guide: American Express Platinum’s International Airline Program Discount

Amex International Airline Program. Complete Guide to this awesome Platinum Card benefit that can save you and your travel companions big on …

British Airways

New in – the Aldi cast iron cookware range that’s set to rival Le Creuset

You can save more than £600 with Aldi's cast iron versus Le Creuset – trust us, this is one Specialbuy range you can't afford to miss!<p>Get ready to …

Cast Iron Cookware

Wine Enthusiast Podcast: America’s Best Pinot Noir

In this week's episode, learn about America's top Pinot Noir and the women behind famous Champagne houses.<p><i>Wine Enthusiast</i> contributing editors …

Made in America

What are Tannins, Really?

We talk about tannins in wine all the time, but how much do you really know about this versatile chemical compound?<p>Tannins, a group of bitter and …

Wine

The Ultimate Guide to the Top Livermore Wineries - The Press

“What are we, chopped Livermore?”<p>That must be the prevailing thought in Livermore, which is home to some of California’s oldest wineries and a …

Wine

Whole Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower

3<p>stalks celery, 2 roughly chopped and 1 diced<p>2<p>large carrots, roughly chopped<p>1<p>medium onion, cut into wedges<p>1 tbsp.<p>extra-virgin olive oil<p>Kosher …

Recipes

This Is the Best Road Trip Map for Anyone Who Wants to Eat Their Way Across the U.S. (Video)

It’s one of the most important questions you have to ask yourself on a road trip: Where are we going to eat?<p>Don’t worry, Orbitz has you covered. No …

New Hampshire

Incredible round-the-world cruises (that are still cheaper than renting a flat in London)

World cruise. Repeat: world cruise. Sounds exotic, right? At a time when many of us take frequent city breaks, when we no longer need the excuse of a honeymoon to visit the Maldives, and our holiday wish lists are effortlessly ticked, it is increasingly hard to find that little bit of “wow!” that …

San Francisco

20 Pizzas to Eat in Italy Before You Die

To kick off Food & Wine’s exciting new partnership with Phaidon, Where to Eat Pizza writer Daniel Young created this exclusive Italian pizza bucket …

Italy

From mountaintops to the deep sea in New Zealand’s Milford Sound

We were on top of the world at the bottom of the world, encircled by a 360-degree panorama of mountain peaks. My husband and I had reached Key Summit, the pinnacle of a half-day hike in New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park. I wanted to lollygag and drink in the views, but the weather had other …

New Zealand

Why the Tasting Room is Dead

California’s traditional tasting rooms are pivoting to more “maker” spaces, nature immersions and places for all-day casual hangs.<p>The Prisoner Wine …

Napa Valley

Well Read: The 5 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down This September

Reading is undeniably a key wellness practice—and one that many of us have ignored for far too long. It’s proven to build empathy, reduce stress, and …

Books

Best alternatives to Tinder to find love and romance

(Credit: adriaticfoto, Shutterstock / adriaticfoto)<p>You've got love or romance on your mind, so you download the Tinder app (Android, iOS) only to find that your Tinder matches have sex on the brain and are too quick to rule you out based on looks alone? Not to say that Tinder users can't go from …

Relationships

Now is the Time to Drink Barbera from Piedmont

Italy's Barbera used to be thought of as an everyday grape, but now Piedmont's winemakers are showcasing just how great its wines can be.<p>Barbera, the …

Wine & Spirits

Germany’s Vast World of White Wines

Go beyond Riesling and get to know the unique expressions of wines like Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Silvaner and Scheurebe.<p>German wine is typically …

Wine & Spirits

Forget Napa: Here’s Every Winery You Need to Visit in Paso Robles

Paso Robles is like the middle child of California wine country; despite its many great producers and tasting rooms, when most people think of a …

Wine

Top 9 Foods to Relieve Constipation

Nearly everyone becomes constipated from time to time. Changing your diet is one of the easiest ways to prevent and treat this common problem. Eating …

Nutrition