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Waze has turned the nearly undriveable, fifth-steepest hill in America into a disaster-strewn major thoroughfare

Baxter Street in Echo Park, East Los Angeles, is the fifth-steepest hill in America; it's so steep that inexperienced drivers struggle with it, …

A Tour of Boston Chinatown With Local Chefs

Zodiac killer's unsolved code "behaves like fake ciphers" and therefore probably a ruse

A statistical analysis of the unsolved Zodiak killer cipher shows that it is like fake ciphers and unlike true ones, such as the Zodiak's other, …

Here's The One Thing You Need To Know About Making Insta-Worthy Fried Eggs

Do yourself and your brunch game a favor.<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

Breakfast

How to Freeze and Thaw Every Kind of Meat

Whether it’s surplus ground beef, chicken breasts, or fish fillets, the freezer can be an extremely useful tool for saving time and money when you …

Toto's 'Africa,' as performed by a computer hardware orchestra

Toto's got a new greatest hits album and is going on tour which is probably why they are popping up in my feed so much lately. On Wednesday, I posted …

8 Uncommon Cuts of Meat Butchers Wish You Knew About

A visit to my local butcher shop, Sweet Cheeks Meats, in Jackson, Wyoming, is something I look forward to every week. The atmosphere is friendly and …

Everything You Need To Know About Ordering & Cooking The Perfect Steak

In the United States, we eat a lot of steak (though, to be fair, not as much as we used to). Back in the 1970s, beef consumption peaked at 90 pounds per American, every year. It’s been trending downwards since. Still, the numbers are staggering. The average American consumed nearly 56 pounds of cow …

BBQ

Our Favorite Cookbooks of 2017

"The people in my life are so sick of me talking about Zingerman's (though I don't think they're sick of me sending them reuben-making kits). But all …

Finding Jamaica in Upstate New York

This sprawling city on the Hudson River, just 100 miles north of New York City, shares one thing with the faraway capital of Jamaica—its name. Home to just over 23,000 residents, Kingston, New York, is a jumbled mixture of architecture and history: limestone houses from Dutch colonial times, and …

The history of the Internet's first viral video

<i>Wired</i> has done a fun job of documenting the history of “badday.mpg" -- which became a passaround hit in 1997, making it probably the first viral …

Internet

Here’s How To Make a Gross Cookie Sheet Look Brand New

Holiday baking shifts our cookie sheets into overdrive. Over the past few months, these trusted kitchen tools have seen it all—from spicy-sweet …

13 Healthy Cookbooks That Changed the Way We Eat

Food

Where to eat the best breakfast in America

While even the most fervent of foodies typically makes do with a purely utilitarian morning meal of cold cereal or toast, we’re here to argue for the …

Where to Buy Refurbished Kitchen Appliances You Can Trust Online

Because you want the best for your kitchen... and your bank account<p>So you happen to find that fancy blender you've been eyeing online at your neighbor's garage sale—only this model is 15 years outdated, and... are those blades looking a little rusty, or it is just you? If only there were a way to …

Kitchens

This Pepper Mill Is So Much Better Than the Rest

I promise, this thing makes a HUGE difference.<p>The <b>Unicorn Pepper Mill</b> is good. Really good. But part of what makes it shine so brightly is how bad the competition is. Pepper mills (aka pepper grinders) rank just behind knives as primary causes of horrific kitchen accidents, according to an …

Knives

5 New Jerkies, None of Them Are Beef

Cooking

This Gigantic Water Bottle Keeps Things (Wine) Cold for Hours

SO COLD.<p>Beach essentials: book to use as a pillow while I nap, towel to nap on, baseball cap to keep eyes covered while napping, sunscreen, and this gigantic 60-ounce water bottle. Corkcicle canteens are like Yeti’s Design Sponge-reading, Instagram-obsessed cousin. And this is why you want one (or …

Sleep

The Best Food Storage Containers Are Practically Free

By Alyse Whitney<p>Never dodge falling, mismatched Tupperware again. The best food storage containers money can buy come free with your Chinese takeout.<p>Raise your hand if you've been a victim of falling Tupperware. You open your cupboard to package up, say, leftover spicy pork and fried rice and it …

Kitchens

An Oven Thermometer Will Reveal Your Oven's Dirty Lies

By Alex Delany<p>When it comes to temperature, your oven is almost definitely lying to you. An oven thermometer is all you need to end the deception, once and for all.<p>Ovens are just like us: special, unique snowflakes. Which sounds cute, but is actually kind of a problem, because what it means is that …

Zwilling Is the Best Non-Stick Pan We've Ever Used

Attention scrambled egg lovers: you need this.<p>I use my non-stick pans as very specific tools. They’re my egg pans. They live by themselves, in a cabinet. They go in their own home. They will never get scratched. Stacking a non-stick with other pans or cutlery beats the hell out of them, so I clean, …

Eggs

We Dry Brine Chicken, and So Should You

By Alex Delany<p>We season our chicken well before cooking it, and yes, it makes chicken that much better.<p>If there's a way to make chicken taste better than it already does, we’ll do it. Which is why, whenever we've got time, we dry brine chicken with plenty of kosher salt before cooking it—and so …

Cooking

Sesame Balls (Jian Dui)

Makes 10<p>The sesame balls will float to the surface before they’re done frying. Use a spider or a slotted spoon to keep them submerged until they’re golden brown and puffed up. This recipe is from Mister Jiu's in San Francisco, our #3 Best New Restaurant 2017.<p>September 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>Filling<p>½ …

Food & Dining

Toasted Sambal Cashews

Makes about 1 cup<p>Double the recipe. Triple the recipe. Quadruple the recipe. Whatever. It doesn’t even matter. However many cashews you make, it will never be enough.<p>August 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter<p>1 cup salted, roasted cashews, coarsely chopped<p>2 teaspoons sambal oelek<p>Flaky …

Sea Salt

Cook Bacon in the Oven, Eat More Bacon, Win Life

By Alex Delany<p>Making bacon in the oven, instead of a skillet, is easier, way less messy, and better for your kitchen than cooking it in a skillet. You're welcome.<p>We'll cut to the chase. <b>You should be cooking bacon in the oven, period</b>. See, bacon is a glorious thing. The crispy, fatty, salty pork …

Breakfast

How to Mince Garlic Without Actually Mincing Garlic

By Alex Delany<p>If we don't have to mince garlic, we won't. Here are four ways to get maximum garlic flavor with as little fuss as possible.<p>Is there a more annoying (or necessary) task in the kitchen than mincing garlic? It's sticky. It takes forever. It makes your hands smell. <b>Which is why we figured</b> …

Garlic

At Mason Dixie, chicken plus biscuits equals community

<i>The following review appears in The Washington Post's 2017 Fall Dining Guide.</i><p><b>Mason Dixie Biscuit Company</b><p>(Good/Excellent)<p>The great unifiers in Washington turn out to be chicken and biscuits. If that sounds like a stretch, do your soul a favor and drop by this Southern charmer, which launched as a …

Side Dishes

The Best-Selling Slow Cooker on Amazon

One of the best feelings at the end of a long day is coming home to an already-made dinner. We're not talking about ordering Seamless or picking up …

10 Seafood Shacks Worth Planning a Road Trip For

When your great aunt asks what you did on your summer vacation, you can tell her that no, for the last time, you still haven't finished The Goldfinch.<p>…

10 Southern Tailgating Foods to Master

1. Chili<br>No matter what side you’re on in the great beans-in-chili debate (Texans, we’re looking at you), there’s no question that a big pot of the …

Cooking