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Foolproof Pan Pizza

[<i>Find more information about this recipe on Serious Eats, including step-by-step photos</i>.]<p><i>Note</i>: Although mozzarella is standard, any good melting …

How to Make Original Food Gifts Your Friends and Family Will Love - Chowhound

True story: Last year around the holidays I stumbled upon a recipe for homemade Irish cream at the awesome food blog Smitten Kitchen. It looked fun, …

21 Lentil Recipes That Go Way Beyond Just Soup and Curry

Lentils may not be the most attractive ingredient in town, but that doesn’t mean they should be avoided. Full of protein and fiber, easy to prepare, …

Easiest Chicken Adobo

October 2017<p>4 servings<p>Sweet, salty, tangy, garlicky—what's not to like? While many recipes for adobo call for painstakingly peeling and slicing more than a dozen garlic cloves, we found that cutting open a whole head of garlic and simmering it in the sauce achieves the same delicious effect in a …

Chicken Scarpariello with Sausage and Peppers

4 servings<p>Chicken Scarpariello is a classic Italian-American recipe with juicy chicken thighs, sweet Italian sausage, and a vinegary, sweet-sour pan sauce. For that sauce, we liked the flavor of the Peppadew, but other pickled peppers will work, too. Keep in mind that you may have to add a little …

The only 4 spaghetti recipes you'll ever need

In an exclusive extract from his new cookbook Made at Home, Giorgio Locatelli suggests four classic store-cupboard pasta dishes that will never fail<p>These spaghettis are not just convenient, quick and easy dishes; they can also be seductively brilliant, a perfect example of how a dish can be so much …

Schadenfreude

10 Debut Novels That Are Also Their Authors’ Masterpieces

One hundred and sixty years ago today, Gustave Flaubert’s <i>Madame Bovary</i> was published for the first time as a single volume—it had been serialized the …

Literature

Ina Garten's Skillet-Roasted Lemon Chicken

<b>Ingredients</b><p>2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves<br>• 1 teaspoon whole fennel seeds<br>• Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<br>• 1/3 cup good olive oil<br>• 1 lemon, halved and sliced 1/4-inch thick (see note)<br>• 1 yellow onion, halved and sliced 1⁄4-inch thick<br>• 2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced<br>• 1 (4-pound) chicken, …

Recipes

The Netflix Travel Documentaries You Need to Watch Now

Sometimes a spot of television is all that's needed to help stoke even the most dormant of wanderlust.<p>While Netflix, the popular video-streaming …

Travel

8 Core Workouts For The Attractive Body Shape

Jenny Marchal<p>Freelance Writer Read full profile<p>Other than having great toned abdominals that look good on the beach, having a strong core helps …

This DIY Foam Roller Gives Your Tired Muscles a Great Massage

Foam rollers are cylindrical things that use your body weight to massage your sore and tight muscles and can also give you a strength workout. You …

Stretching

The Kenyan author who’s done more for literature than Bob Dylan, and should have won the Nobel

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o did not win the Nobel Prize in Literature, yet again. For years, the Kenyan writer has topped the list of contenders at betting sites, rivaling Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, or with the case this year, American novelist Don DeLillo. But on Oct. 13, the Swedish Academy …

Literature

Caramel Upside Down Apple Cake

<i>Fast and Easy and so Delicious, this Caramel Upside Down Apple Cake has a self making Caramel Sauce over a perfectly baked Apple Cake. The Best Fall</i> …

A room-by-room guide to choosing crystals for your home

Crystals aren’t just a way to make your bedroom Instagram-level dreamy—some believe they’re also capable of transforming the energy and mood of your …

Thy Neighbor's Wife

• <b>Author:</b> Gay Talese<p>The provocative classic work newly updated<p>An intimate personal odyssey across America's changing sexual landscape<p>When first published, Gay Talese's 1981 groundbreaking work, Thy Neighbor's Wife, shocked a nation with its powerful, eye-opening revelations about the sexual …

The Last Frontier

• <b>Author:</b> Julia Assante, PhD<p>In this comprehensive work, Julia Assante probes what happens when we die, approaching with scholarly precision historical and religious accounts, near-death experiences, and after-death communication.

Stir-Fried Ginger Shrimp

These are wonderfully messy shrimp that were meant to be eaten with fingers, chopsticks or forks. Since this stir fry is so good cold on a salad of …

Recipes

Foolproof Pan Pizza

[<i>Find more information about this recipe on Serious Eats, including step-by-step photos</i>.]<p><i>Note</i>: Although mozzarella is standard, any good melting …

Easy Crock-Pot Recipes

Sure, you want dinner to be delicious and satisfying to whomever you're serving, but wouldn't it be great if it were simple too? Using your slow …

Literary travel: around the world in 10 must-read books

Ann Morgan spent a year reading a book from every country in the world – 196 in total. Here she picks 10 favourites that vividly evoke the regions they describe<p>• <b>If</b> <b>you’ve read a book with a powerful sense of place or one that inspired you to travel, we’d love to hear about it in the comments below</b><p>In …

Books

John Doyle: A likeable woman: Caitriona Balfe, Golden Globe nominee for Outlander

The woman is Irish, as am I. Her accent is there, but soft. Unlike mine, which isn't really there until drink is taken and then is strong, especially when strong views are expressed.<p>I have strong views on <i>Outlander</i>. The romantic fiction conventions upended in it, the damsel-in-distress made savvy …

7 Ways to Transform Butter Into an Amazing Sauce

That humble stick of butter sitting in your fridge has a lot of potential. It's the beginnings of the best sauce of your life.<p>From a quick tomato …

11 books you should read before they make it to the big screen this year

If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that <i>the movie is never better than the book</i>. After all, what could be better than getting cozy under the …

The Best Appetizer Recipes In The Universe

Appetizer recipes. 70 of them, from savory to sweet to everything in between.<p><b>See the full list here.</b><p><b>Italian Pinwheels</b><p>Warning--these Italian-inspired apps won't last long. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><i>More puff-pastry apps.</i><p><b>Mozzarella Bites</b><p>Once you pop, you can't stop. <b>Get the Recipe</b>.<p><i>More cheesy bites.</i><p><b>Buffalo</b> …

A Crunchy, Chewy, Creamy Dessert for Nut Butter Fanatics

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52—with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: The case for nut butter you have to stir—and a recipe to make once you've done the work.</i><p>I’m crazy for nut and seed butters. Give me any one of them—peanut, almond, hazelnut, …

Ming's Mom's Noodle Soup with Five Spice Beef Shank: Noodly Goodness for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays

I ran across beef shanks at the grocery store, and they were on sale too, something I don't find often. I went to Food Network to find a good recipe …

Chicken Adobo - The Washington Post

Adobo is a cooking process indigenous to the Philippines, a way of stewing meat or vegetables using vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay leaves and peppercorn. Here, the vinegar and soy sauce used in the marinade/sauce act as preservatives, and Filipino cooks will leave the adobo to sit for a few days …

No more cheese sandwiches: amazing recipes from around the world

Britain's favourite lunch is apparently the boring cheese sandwich. Gareth May shares four exotic alternatives from across the globe<p>Everybody loves a sandwich. And if you don’t, well, clearly you don’t have a mouth. The sandwich is the hungry person’s sanctuary, the majestic munch at lunch, the …

Pretty (Easy) in Pink

One of my favorite party foods is muhammara, the dip made of red peppers, walnuts, garlic and pomegranate molasses. Much as I love the sweet and sour …

Recipe: Easy Pad Thai

Soak noodles in hot water for 15 minutes or until soft. Drain.<p>Mix the palm sugar with tamarind liquid, vinegar, fish sauce and 2 tbsp water in a bowl, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Set aside.<p>Heat oil in a wok over medium heat. Fry shallots until fragrant and beginning to colour (about 3 …