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The Best Summer Apps for Cookouts, Dinner Parties, and Just Because

20 summer appetizers to get your party started, from mini shrimp rolls to guacamole with a twist.<p><b>Nothing kicks off a cookout like some small bites</b> (and, okay, cocktails). Get the party started with these light and summery apps.


The Fruitiest, Juiciest Recipes for Ice Pops, Paletas, and Homemade Popsicles

Homemade Popsicles, ice pops, and paletas are easy to throw together, perfectly cool on a sweltering day, and our favorite way to highlight the season’s best produce<p><b>Why do we love ice pops?</b> Let us count the ways: They’re perfectly cool on a sweltering day; they’re surprisingly easy to throw …


Corn-Jalapeño Fritters

4 Servings<p>Never met a corn fritter recipe we didn’t like, and we love this one.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 large eggs, beaten to blend<p>¼ cup all-purpose flour<p>2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more<p>2 cups fresh corn kernels<p>1 scallion, thinly sliced<p>½ jalapeño, seeded, …


Norway's Otherworldly Coast - Photo Gallery

Photograph by Orsolya Haarberg<p>Walled in by the towering peaks of Norway’s Lofoten Islands, Kirkefjorden seems a world unto itself.<p>Photograph by Erlend Haarberg<p>Near the edge of Engabreen glacier, the contortions of time are visible in the sinuous infolding of stone.<p>Photograph by Orsolya Haarberg<p>In …

Riding the rails: classic train journeys of the world

Hand the porter your luggage, climb aboard and relive the golden days of railroading on these spectacular journeys.<p>Copper Canyon Railway, Mexico<p>The Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacifico (Copper Canyon Railway) features 36 bridges and 87 tunnels along its 655km length. Connecting the mountainous arid …


8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design

Nordic Pancake Cake From Josephine of A Tasty Love Story


Step Inside The Grandiose & Extravagant Theatres Of Paris

Paris is recognised throughout Europe and most of the world, as a city famous for love and it's passion for art and theatre. So what better place for …

Top 20 International Small Hotels: Andrew Harper's Picks (Photos)

From Australia to Botswana and Italy to India, see the top luxury boutique hotels around the world.

OMG, I Want This House: Long Island (PHOTOS)

A weekend escape to charming, rustic simplicity? We’ll take it. Take a peek at Long Island’s Cow Pond Farm.<p>William Waldron/The Interior Archive

10 of the best destination restaurants in Britain

How far will you go for a great meal? Here are 10 restaurants worth planning a short break around, with places to stay on site or nearby<p>The Ethicurean, Wrington, near Bristol<p>Created from the old orangery of an Edwardian walled garden, the Ethicurean (mains from £12) creates much of its menu from …

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5 of the most ruggedly beautiful places in the UK | Boutique Travel Blog

Although it’s relatively small, the UK has a huge number of fabulously remote places known for their naturally rugged beauty. So if you’re curious to …

A chef's restaurant tour of Soho, London

The head chef of London's Polpetto restaurant reveals her favourite spots for coffee, cake, a bowl of noodles or a glamorous dinner<p><b>Quo Vadis</b> was one of the first Italian restaurants to open in Soho, in the 1920s, and it has recently been given a new lease of life with the arrival of Jeremy Lee. …

A road trip through Scotland's intoxicating Isle of Skye

Like the finest single malt whisky, the Isle of Skye is an intoxicating distillation of all that is great about Scotland’s Highlands and islands. Its dramatic landscape embraces everything from bleak, wind-scoured mountains to sheer sea cliffs and edge-of-the-world, seashell-strewn beaches. Throw …


Expert guide to Venice

Crusty baguette under threat in France from soggy, undercooked bread

The crusty baguette, a world-renowned symbol of French gastronomy, is under threat due to a growing Gallic penchant for soggy, undercooked bread, experts have warned.<p>Its distinctive shape and golden, crispy exterior has been synonymous with the <b>French</b> way of life for more than a century.<p>French law …

Speedy weeknight suppers: broad bean, ham and mozzarella tartine

Minted end-of-season broad beans with ham and torn mozzarella on chewy chunks of toast make either a simple dinner or a decadent lunch time sandwich.<p>The secret to this recipe is a really decent loaf of bread and good-quality ham. Trying to recreate it with sliced white and cheaper meat will …

Buttermilk Cake with Sour Milk Jam and Gin-Poached Cherries

16 Servings<p>This is one of those sleeper recipes that’s more complex-tasting than it sounds. Each element is supereasy to prepare and can be made days in advance, but the finished dessert is a stunner.<p>September 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>buttermilk cake<p>1¼ cups (2½ sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, …


How to make the perfect bean burgers

Bean burgers are one of those meat-free dishes, like Glamorgan sausages or nut roasts, which suffer unfairly from comparison with what us omnivores like to term "the real thing".<p>While I'm not wild about the idea of mock meat, these are all foods that don't need to piggyback on any better-known …

Pasta with Chorizo and Chickpeas

6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 25 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>As co-chefs at Hog & Hominy in Memphis, Michael Hudman and Andy Ticer see each other daily, but the old friends still cook together on days off. “Andy does the steak,” says Hudman, “and I do the pasta.”<p>September 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 small shallots, …


The most important step in a salmon recipe, according to @rapo4 and @paulkahan: buy really good salmon.

How to Make Authentic Shoyu Ramen at Home

An intensive 3-day-long recipe project to make authentic Japanese-style shoyu ramen at home, from the pork and the stock to the noodles and the toppings<p>Lush pork, toothsome noodles, and a heady broth you can’t stop slurping—it’s no wonder ramen joints are drawing droves of diners, off-duty chefs, …


Sweet potato salad recipe

The sweet potatoes for this salad recipe are best cooked in the coals of your barbecue, but an oven will suffice.<p>SERVES<p>4-6<p>INGREDIENTS<p>4 sweet potatoes,<br>• 4 thyme sprigs<br>• ¼ red onion, roughly chopped<br>• 1 large tomato, roughly chopped<br>• 1 green chilli, deseeded<br>• A handful of mint leaves<br>• A handful of coriander …

Grown-up ice cream floats for summer

Slurp your way through these two Italian-inspired, boozy iced drinks, perfect for a hot summer's day.<p>A <i>sgroppino</i> sounds rather elegant and sophisticated, don’t you think? And it is: lemon sorbet in a glass, topped up with prosecco. Lovely.<p>But hang on a moment. Swap the sorbet for ice cream, the …

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