Alex Barker

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The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State …

Mathematics

Our 20 Best Mexican Comfort Food Recipes For An Authentic Mexican Feast

Cheese, beans and rice will comfort you through anything<p>Updated:<p>Can't make it to Mexico this year? No worries, just spend a few weeks cooking …

The counterintuitive tricks to asking better questions, according to Harvard research

Having the ability to ask a question appears to be a uniquely human trait, one that saves us time and energy as we gather resources and information. It also allows us to develop empathy for others and create bonds of trust, even among strangers. Indeed, people who ask more questions are seen as …

Framing

How to make Emeril Lagasse's seafood gumbo

If there’s one dish that signifies Louisiana cooking it’s (arguably) gumbo. People in this Southern state take their gumbo seriously and while we …

12 Quick Pork Recipes for Weeknight Pigging Out

Many of my favorite pork recipes take all day to cook—think pulled pork, carnitas, or lechon kawali. Any dish that needs hours in the oven is going to be relegated to the weekend, but that doesn't mean I forget about pork when it's time for a quick dinner. Cuts like chops and tenderloin cook much …

How to Make Greek Avgolemono Chicken Soup

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Greece has given us an impressive cast of mythical hybrid creatures. There's the Minotaur, with its body of a man and head of a bull; Pegasus, the great winged horse; centaurs, those impressive human torsos that trotted …

A Shrimp Étouffée You'll Happily Be Smothered In

I'm about to smother you...with all you need to know to make shrimp étouffée. Étouffée is the French word for "smothered," and what it really describes is a Cajun and Creole cooking method in which a protein like shrimp is cooked on the stovetop in a thick, roux-based sauce. It's a method that's …

Sherry 101: An Introduction to the Hippest Old-Person Drink Around

Spain boasts some of the world’s most renowned drinking traditions. Depending on where you are, you may be enjoying a gin and tonic, <i>tomando un vermút</i> ("taking a vermouth"), or sipping the country’s other beloved fortified wine, sherry. And if you’ve been to an American cocktail bar in the past five …

The Essential Steps to Mastering Italian Cuisine

Learning a new cuisine is a lot like learning a new language. With a language, there's a grammar and vocabulary that together allow you to form sentences and express yourself. With a cuisine, there's a body of techniques that function much like a grammar. When they're combined with the cuisine's …

Just Add Water: How to Make a Pan Sauce, and How to Fix a Broken One

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>A simple piece of seared meat can seem boring, but with a glossy and rich sauce it doesn’t have to be. Luckily, a great pan sauce practically makes itself, and it starts when you’re searing your meat, whether you notice it or not. All the tasty browned bits left …

Our Best Asian Cold Noodle Recipes for the Most Refreshing Meals Possible

Get 'em while they're cold, folks<p>You're no doubt familiar with cult-loved Asian noodle soups like Japan's ramen, Thailand's khao soi, or Vietnam's …

Our 16 Best Grilled Fish Recipes

During the summer we love to cook our fish on the grill<p>Updated:<p>While the high high of a grill is typically associated with cooking meats like …

These Are Our Favorite Shellfish Recipes

From grilled lobster to oyster pie<p>Shellfish are some of the most flavorful ingredients from the sea. Crab, lobster, clams, and mussels are versatile …

Psychedelic Medicine 101: Psilocybin and the magic of mushrooms

Psychedelic Medicine 101 is a series investigating the past, present and future medical uses of these formerly taboo substances.<p>Psilocybin and the …

Spicy Korean Pork Stir Fry Recipe

Gochujang Pork Shoulder Steaks

4 Servings<p>The centerpiece of Korean barbecue is the meat, but it doesn't have to be steak; Seattle chef Rachel Yang recommends grilling pork shoulder. Keep an eye on the edge of the meat where it touches the grill: When it’s browned, turn the pork over.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 garlic cloves, …

BBQ

The 10 Physical Skills Every Man Should Master | The Art of Manliness

You probably started crawling when you were about nine months old, and walking at a year. You likely got running around a year later, and learned how …

Biomechanics

Wireless Earphones - The Dash Pro

No more tangled wires. Experience listening freedom like never before with<br>the next generation true wireless Earbuds.<p>The Dash Pro is re-newed from the …

Brûléed Bourbon-Maple Pumpkin Pie

8 Servings<p>This chocolate and pumpkin mashup is surprising yet delicious. It’s so good that you don’t have to brûlée the top, though that effect surely makes the pie a showstopper.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>chocolate pie dough<p>¼ cup plus 1 Tbsp. Dutch-process unsweetened cocoa powder<p>3½ tablespoons …

Baking

How to Glaze a Cake With Caramelized White Chocolate Ganache

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>Enrobing a cake (baker-speak for drowning it in ganache) is one of my favorite things in the world. From the very act of pouring out the molten chocolate to watching it flow over the edges, every …

Add a Rainbow of Vegetables to Your Weeknight Stir-Fry

Preparing a stir-fry for dinner gives us food that checks off two boxes: It's delicious, and it's fast. This pork lo mein delivers on both points, plus it's loaded with noodles, meat, and plenty of vegetables—a complete meal in one wok.<p>We like using inexpensive country-style boneless pork ribs for …

Salisbury Steak With Mushroom Brown Gravy Recipe

Salisbury steak is a classic American dish, similar to Hamburg steak and not too different from meatloaf and meatballs (except in shape). Seasoned with onion, garlic, and plenty of black pepper, formed into a steak-like patty, and pan-fried, it's served with a rich and meaty mushroom brown gravy …

Cooking

12 Refrigerator Pickle Recipes to Get the Most Out of Your Vegetables

I've never gotten into canning—I don't grow my own produce, I'm worried about botulism, and, most of all, I'm lazy and bad with delayed gratification. Quick pickles don't have the long lifespans of canned foods, but they can be just as tasty. As the name implies, they're also fast—some can be ready …

Japanese Mentaiko Spaghetti: Drunk Food So Good, You Can Eat It Sober

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Can drunk food be a thing of beauty? Not to your hungry, blotto eyes, no, that's not what I mean—everything edible looks beautiful to them. I mean, something that's truly a sight to behold. I believe the answer is yes, and I submit to you Exhibit A, …

15 car gadgets that will improve your driving experience

Fortunately, there are a number of gadgets on the market today that can help you be better prepared for whatever the road throws at you.<p>Here are 15 car gadgets that will not only improve your overall driving experience, but will also help you be ready for the unexpected.

Gear & Gadgets

Crawfish Etouffée

4 slices bacon, finely chopped<p>8 tbsp. unsalted butter<p>6 scallions, finely chopped<p>3 cloves garlic, finely chopped<p>2 stalks celery, finely chopped<p>1 …

How to make Oyakodon - a simple Japanese chicken and egg rice bowl recipe

How to Make Oyakodon (Japanese Chicken and Egg Rice Bowl)

Duke Cannon Men’s Bar Soap - 10oz. Big American Brick Of Soap - Smells Like Productivity

• Peppermint-Fresh Fragrance Smells Like Productivity<br>• Wake Up With A Hint Of Minty-Menthol To Cool Skin<br>• Lasts Three Times Longer Than Traditional Bar …