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Why Your Next Food Vacation Should Be in This Underrated Italian Region

For small crowds and big diversity of flavor, landscape, and tradition, visit Abruzzo—one of Italy's most compelling, gastronomically rich regions. …

Italy

I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you either need to nail, or it’s a total disappointment. <i>Almost</i> crispy chickpeas just don’t cut it. In my …

Country Lifestyle

The Best Fried Chicken in Every State

According to Yelp, even states outside the South have good fried chicken.<p>In the South, good fried chicken isn’t hard to find. Sometimes the best …

Country Lifestyle

The Most Stunning Beaches in Italy

It’s unfair, really -- some places catch all the breaks. Italy is blessed with not just ski-ready snow-capped mountains and cypress-lined valleys …

Italy

5 California Road Trips That'll Make You Fall in Love With the Golden State

Like many born-and-bred Californians, I would choose Joan Didion as my fantasy dinner guest and I feel more at home in my car than pretty much …

Travel

6 Tips Every Foodie Should Know When Visiting Rome

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.<p>April 04, 2018<p>Last semester, I studied abroad in Italy (a.k.a. every foodie's favorite spot), and I don't want to …

Italy

Best US road trips

As summer creeps up, Americans will shell out some serious cash to jetset to far-off lands for vacation. But traveling doesn’t have to be expensive, or even international. With a nation full of hidden gems, you’re only a car ride away from a breathtaking vacation.<p><b>California State Route 1</b><p>This …

National Parks

21 Melbourne Cafes That Are Just Begging To Be Photographed

Because if you didn't snap a picture of your food before eating it, did you really go out for brunch?

16 Traditional Cuban Foods to Try Before You Die

¡Qué delicioso!<p>February 20, 2018<p>The most important thing I ever learned from my Cuban Abuela is that food is powerful. The right dish can lighten …

8 Epic U.S. Road Trips You Need to Take in Your Lifetime

Is there any country where the road trip is more iconic than in the United States? Think beyond just classic Route 66 with these epic road trip …

Toum Is the Garlicky Eggless Mayo That Goes With Everything

Whenever my husband and I order delivery from our favorite Lebanese place, the center of the meal isn’t the chicken shawarma or the mixed grill for two—it’s the potent garlic sauce, <i>toum</i>. Despite my desperate messages for extra toum, they never pack more than three 2-ounce containers of the stuff. I …

6 Desserts That Won’t Ruin Your Diet - Chowhound

Let’s get real for a second. For your grand plans and well-meaning intentions to start the year off on a healthy, clean-eating foot, sooner or later …

Top Attractions in Athens Greece

There's no end of monuments and attractions in Athens, Greece but these are the best of the best that you won't want to miss in your travel to …

The 13 biggest mistakes tourists make when visiting Rome, according to locals

Chances are, if you're traveling to Rome, you're planning to visit popular attractions like the Colosseum, the Vatican, and the Trevi Fountain. While those are great, there are ways to see them without making the same common mistakes many first-timers to Rome make.<p>On a recent Quora thread, Roman …

Italy

The Sin City Bucket List: 50 Things You Have to Do in Vegas Before You Die

With Las Vegas casinos offering so many over-the-top gambling, dining, and entertainment options now, you can take a trip there and never feel a need …

The 18 Essential Bologna Restaurants

Bologna, nicknamed “<i>la dotta, la grassa, e la rossa</i>” (the learned, the fat, and the red), is appearing on the radar of food-loving travelers more and more, according to Coral Sisk, a Florence-based food writer and culinary tour guide. And, with the recent opening of FICO Eataly World, Bologna has …

Italy

Oracle databases run American businesses —you can learn how to run them for over 90% off

Databases are tricky, even for the companies that make them. Assimilating and storing vast quantities of data requires databases with advanced functionality, unshakable reliability, and rock solid backup options. Because if you can’t trust your database… well, you’re in big trouble.<p>As one of the …

How to avoid eating like a tourist in Rome

Nothing is more tragic than a bad meal in Rome. But believe it or not, it can happen. Bland pizza. Overpriced cappuccino. Chicken cutlet sandwiches …

Italy

You want to make good cocktails at home. What you need to get started.

Rachel Duggins got interested in cocktails early, from watching old movies in which the glamorous witty women and debonair men always seemed to have a drink in hand. When she was little, her family visited the iconic Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul; Duggins was transfixed by the beautiful bar there. …

How to Add Cuban Flair to Your Pulled Pork - Chowhound

Autumn is in the air and soon enough, the leaves will change and fall to the ground. And while we can’t stop the inevitable, with the right meal you …

Quick and Easy Homemade Enchilada Sauce Recipe

The basic ingredients in homemade enchilada sauce recipe are tomatoes and lots of seasonings. This quick and easy Mexican recipe uses tomato paste to …

Cooking

Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs That Taste Like Real-Deal BBQ

You could easily take a rack of ribs, drown them with a bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce, set the slow cooker to low, and come back to tender, …

BBQ

Beer Brats - Bratwurst Poached in Beer

Called Wisconsin soul food, beer brats are an American addition to German cuisine. By 1860, Germans were the biggest group of immigrants in …

Cooking

The Best Road Trips in the World

We pooled our editors for their ultimate road trip picks. While the snacks and tools you pack for a drive through Namibia's deserts might be slightly different than, say, Hawaii's Road to Hana, the joy is all the same. Here, 13 of the best road trips in the world, whether you're looking to stop at …

European Travel

Watch: The Best French Fry Recipe Ever

What makes the “perfect” french fry is a never-ending debate, and like a chili recipe, everyone has their own preferred methods. But, there are some simple parameters when considering what makes a french fry good: <b>crispiness, and soft interior, and seasoning</b>. A long frying time creates the desired …

French Fries

Next Season’s NBA Heavyweights: Warriors, Cavs, Spurs, Rockets … Timberwolves?

<i>UPDATE (June 30, 5:38 p.m.): Just as we were publishing this story, it was reported that Minnesota Timberwolves’ point guard Ricky Rubio will be</i> …

NBA

Texan Tacos: Austin's Top Taco Stops

Track down the finest fillings to ever meet a tortilla in Austin.<p>Texas' Capital Tacos<p>Austin may win acclaim for its barbecue, but it also happens to …

A Chef’s Guide to Eating & Drinking in Savannah

It’s easy to mistake Savannah for a city trapped in amber. With its antebellum mansions and cobblestone streets, it’s true this elegant city on Georgia’s coast is long on historical charm. But any local knows there’s a cultural renaissance in full swing here. Driven by the youthful spirit of the …

War

What to Do in Houston, America's New Craft-Cocktail Haven

“Ten years ago, you’d have been hard-pressed to get a consistently well-made Old Fashioned anywhere in Houston,” says Morgan Weber, one of this city’s best-known barmen. After graduating from Baylor University and moving here in 2005, the Yoakum, Texas, native set out to solve that admittedly …

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