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Some of Today’s Most Beloved Children’s Book Illustrators Each Draw Their Favorite Animal

I have a soft spot for animals and the loveliest books about them, but having just said farewell to a beloved feline companion, I was triply taken with <b>What’s Your Favorite Animal?</b> (<i>public library</i>), in which the great Eric Carle invites some of today’s most celebrated children’s book illustrators — …

George Orwell’s Dessert Recipes

It’s no secret I have a soft spot for unusual cookbooks, especially ones with a literary or art bend — from homages like <i>The Alice in Wonderland Cookbook</i> and <i>Modern Art Desserts</i> to actual recipe collections by Alexandre Dumas, Andy Warhol, Liberace, and Alice B. Toklas, and especially <i>The Artists &</i> …

The Dot and the Line: A Quirky Vintage Love Story in Lower Mathematics by Norton Juster, Animated by Chuck Jones

In 1963, two years after he penned his timeless classic <i>The Phantom Tollbooth</i>, <b>Norton Juster</b> wrote and illustrated <b>The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics</b> (<i>public library</i>) — the quirky and infinitely wonderful love story that unfolds in a one-dimensional universe called Lineland where …

The 10 Best Toys From The 2014 Toy Fair

A plush uterus, talking teddy bear, and other crazy trinkets<p>We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Every toy does not need an app! So once again, as we cruised the aisles at the American International Toy Fair this week, we largely turned a blind eye to "interactive elements" carelessly …

20 Essential Dishes to Get You Through the Winter

We see you there, huddled under your blanket on your couch, with fuzzy socks on and a gigantic sweater. We know it feels too cold to move, to even sneak your arm out from underneath the covers and grab the television remote. But we've got twenty new blankets for you right here: twenty dishes to …

50 Recipe Projects to Tackle This Weekend

Epic moussaka, layers of lasagna, tamales, soup dumplings, and more recipes that are worth the work.<p>Are you counting down to the weekend and/or a nice long break from work? You're probably planning on going to a museum, cleaning your house, or catching up on your favorite TV shows. But why not …

5 Warming Stew Recipes from Around the World

Wintry stews packed with flavors from around the world will heat up the coldest of nights.<p>There’s a lot to love about stew. You do work on the front and back ends, but mostly the pot just simmers on the stove, making your house smell good. The result is a warm, comforting dinner—the perfect winter …

The Valentine's Day Showstopper

<i>Every so often, we get the chance to reshoot one of our favorite recipes from the Food52 archives.</i><p><i>Today: A cake to launch a thousand ships.</i><p><i>This post is brought to you by our friends at Noritake. Noritake’s Cher Blanc is featured below.</i><p>There's a reason there's no such thing as a wedding pie. Don't …

A-List Nail Art: 20 Oscar-Worthy Gold Manicures

Sure, we do our fair share of obsessing over red carpet gowns during the Oscars, but what really makes us geek out is the promise of super chic nail art. And as we start planning the ultimate viewing party, we can’t help but think about how we’re going to trick out our nails to celebrate …

Back to the future: Nike designer touts 2015 arrival for Marty McFly's Power Laces

Back in 2011, Nike MAGs brought the futuristic looks of Marty McFly to the feet of sneaker collectors. There was just one problem: the fashionably-lit footwear from <i>Back to the Future II</i> was lacking its key feature. Well, now it seems that the iconic Power Laces will finally arrive in 2015. Nike …

Photo Gallery: Westminster Dog Show

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