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Street Foods You Have to Try in Tokyo

Which Healing Mushroom Is Right for You?

There's a fungus for that.<p><i>This guide is adapted from Healing Mushrooms: A Practical and Culinary Guide to Using Mushrooms for Whole Body Health by Tero Isokauppila, a thirteenth-generation Finnish farmer, self-described “funguy,” and the founder of functional mushroom company Four Sigmatic.</i><p>There …

Alternative Medicine

Tokyo's Best Neighborhoods for Just Wandering Around (and, Okay, Shopping)

Tokyo can be exhausting, but it also has plenty to offer in the way of relaxation.<p>Tokyo is an obsessive’s dreamworld. If you’re into sneakers, there are easily a dozen places to line up with all the other nerds for limited editions. And if textiles—say, indigo from Tokushima Prefecture, …

Japan

28 New Fiction Books To Add To Your Must-Read List This Fall

As we head into back-to-school season and long, blissful weeks of sweater weather, it’s only natural to be tempted to spend hours in the bookstore browsing fresh titles and adding to our to-read piles.<p>Fortunately, this fall is packed with hotly anticipated new fiction from literary stars (like …

Books

The Ultimate Japan Bucket List: 50 Things to do in Japan

Looking for things to do in Japan? I've compiled the ultimate Japan bucket list full of adventures, cultural experiences, and must-see sights.

Bucket Lists

You can never have too many zucchini recipes. Here are our favorites.

Embrace the onslaught of squash from your summer garden with some of our favorite ways to dispatch this mild green vegetable that’s 95 percent water per volume, the same as celery! All this and more, from our Recipe Finder.<p><i>[The secret to cooking with your favorite summer produce: Keep it …

Zucchini

You only need 1 pan and 15 minutes to make this protein-packed dinner

Sure, working late or taking an evening spin class might mean sacrificing your nightly Netflix time, but there’s no reason why you also need to give …

Fish Tacos Are The Easy Weeknight Dinner You Never Knew You Needed

If you're looking for an easy and festive supper this weekend, look no further than fish tacos. Not only are we feeling the fresh vibes fish are …

Cooking

Movies With An Older Woman-Younger Man Romance

In Amy Schumer's "Last Fuckable Day" sketch, Sally Field is a punch line. She's the go-to example of how Hollywood marginalizes women of a certain …

Tom Hanks

11 Delicious Poutine Recipes to Make at Home

Though Canada doesn't have an official national food, it might as well be poutine. The glorious, hot combination of fries, cheese curds, and brown …

Charles Manson

In Photos: Patagonia’s Stunning Marble Caves

Seeing these caves is worth the difficult journey to reach them.<p>There are some places on Earth where photos can't do the natural beauty …

South America

18 Insanely Creepy Documentaries That'll Make You Want To Hide Under Your Bed

Be warned: A majority of these documentaries contain disturbing subject matter.<p>To find out where these shows are available in your region check out JustWatch.

Horror

13 Grain Salads to Prep on Sunday and Eat All Week Long

Make one big batch of a grain salad on Sunday and you're already off to better eating for the week. They're a wholesome side dish next to meat or …

Food

Two Weeks' Worth of Genius 5ish-Ingredient Dinner Ideas

In January, I handed over Victoria Granof's Pasta con Ceci, my most prized new five-ingredient, near-instant dinner. And in return, I asked for yours.<p>It seemed to strike a chord, because dozens of thoughtful responses flooded the comments—many of you even tapped out what amounted to complete …

8 Things To Make When You Don't Have Time To Cook

We talk about not having time to cook <i>a lot</i>. But, the underlying problem is more about recipes that take forever to prep or have to be simmered away …

Food

A New Way to Poke: Swap Seaweed for This Dark, Leafy Green

So often when I consider stepping outside my cooking comfort zone, I psyche myself out before I even begin: <i>How many trips to various markets will this new venture require? How many new jars will my pantry shelves welcome? And how long, if ever, before I reach for those jars again?</i><p>As I began reading</i> …

How To Preserve Your Sourdough Starter for Months—Sans Freezer

Sourdough starter is basically a flour and water mixture that a bunch of wild yeasts and friendly lactobacilli bacteria call home. The yeasts produce the bubbles and work with the lactobacilli to give sourdough its distinct tang. The double-edged sword with the yeasts and lactobacilli is their …

The Sheet Pan Dinners That Will Make Your Life Infinitely Easier

One of the worst things about cooking dinner is all the cleanup. Not only do you have to wash the dishes, but usually there are a few pots and pans that also need scrubbing. This, on top of the work it takes to actually cook the dinner, can be enough to inspire folks to give up altogether.<p>Enter …

Cooking

The best food trucks in Tokyo

<i>By Cal Widdall</i><p>Street food in Tokyo is no longer limited to takoyaki and yakisoba stalls pitched at festivals. Recently, the food truck scene has …

35 Clean-Eating Dinners You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less

<i>For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>You have a <i>ton</i> on your plate these days. On top of being …

Cooking

Prefabricated weathering-steel boxes form California retreat by Alchemy Architects

Minnesota-based firm Alchemy Architects has completed a home in California's Sonoma Valley, which comprises two separate modules that were almost …

Every Romantic Comedy You Need To Know

Watching a good rom-com yields a particular type of satisfaction, and we fully understand the pleasures of rewatching <i>When Harry Met Sally…</i> for the …

Ramen restaurant in Tokyo offers discount to customers who order ramen with no noodles

Could this be the start of a new innovative gourmet trend?<p>For all the silly costumes and gags he pulls for the good of the site, Mr Sato is actually …

19 Of The Best YA Books Of 2016

These are the books that captivated us this year. Ranked in no particular order.

Intro to Watercolor Painting with Jenna Rainey Online Class

This Bar In Japan Is Built Entirely From Trash

While Leonardo DiCaprio is making the rounds online with his newest eco-documentary “Before The Flood“, a small town of Kamikatsu, Japan, is making a …

Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats (V, GF, DF): an easy 5 ingredient recipe for chocolate-topped PB rice crispy treats that taste like peanut …

Get a custom Cup Noodles made at Japanese museum of your dreams

When Kylie Jenner Snapchatted about her fancy instant ramen, the internet exploded.<p>So when a whole museum dedicated to Cup Noodles opens...we get …

12 Books You Need to Read Before You Turn 30

Author Jennifer Weiner — whose new book of essays is out now — shares why you need to read her favorites ASAP.<p><i>Dietland</i> by Sarai Walker<p>Plum Kettle weighs 300 pounds. She’s spent her life failing at diets, but she just knows her life will be perfect once she has weight-loss surgery and finally gets …

12 Random But Clever Beauty Products Reddit Users Said Changed Their Life

I belong to the category of people who stay relatively well-informed solely because of Reddit. Not only is it actually an awesome way to stay up to …