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Wrap House

London, England, United Kingdom<p>A contemporary homes rises on a narrow lot just south of London.<p>Where once there was a timeworn 1950s bungalow in the Metropolitan Green Belt south of London, there now stands a dynamic house whose two volumes are joined by a glass atrium. The project was designed by …

Architecture

The Secret That Brings These Pancakes to Life

A sourdough starter is not a metaphor, I tell myself when one dies on my watch. It’s a bit of fermented flour, a microbial jumble of bacteria and yeast, used by cooks to raise doughs and give baked things a delicious, complicated tang. It is not a plant, or a low-maintenance pet in a romantic …

Breakfast

How to build a better taco

Around age 25, I realized I loved tacos more than any other food. I'd like to believe that the innate glory of the taco revealed itself to me, like some kind of divine tortilla-wrapped vision, and that a couple of trips to Mexico broadened my horizons. But who really knows.<p>Eight years and a literal …

These are the best places to eat in the culinary capital of California

In 1838, George Calvert Yount, a settler from North Carolina, planted California's first vine in Yountville, the town that today bears his name. Soon other transplants, lured by the promise of fertile land and wide-open spaces, followed. For years Yountville, nee Sebastopol, was a sleepy little …

Napa Valley

Creamy Mushroom Soup Recipe

"This fresh and creamy soup is easy to make, and filled with hearty chopped mushrooms."<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup butter<p>1 cup chopped shiitake mushrooms<p>1 cup …

Soup

This One-Pan Dessert Recipe Combines 2 Amazing Sweets

Crunchy puff pastry and caramelized pears topped with soft vanilla cheesecake cream. Yeah, that happened this week in our kitchen (and our bellies). This one-pan recipe (pear recipes are <i>not</i> just for fall) combines the French classic, tarte tatin, with an American classic, vanilla cheesecake. Sounds …

Baking

31 Mini Pies to Try This Fall

They say that good things come in small packages, and when it comes to mini pies, it’s definitely true. Whether sweet or savory, these 31 picks are just perfect for dressing up your appetizer and dessert displays during Thanksgiving, or any upcoming fall gathering. Some of them are even so …

Dessert

Our Favorite Local Bakeries Around the World

Our picks for where to get your cakes, pies, pastries, cookies, bread, and more in these local favorites around the world.<p>Every city has its beloved …

Tom Colicchio

Coconut-Almond French Toast Casserole

The buttery coconut-almond crust makes this French toast casserole truly special and offsets the creamy, fluffy texture of the bread. You'll want to …

Michelin Unveils Its NYC Star Rankings

A total of 79 restaurants were awarded at least one Michelin star in this year's rankings of New York City's most impressive restaurants.<p>Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare, Eleven Madison Park, Le Bernardin, Masa, Per Se, and Jean-Georges, the restaurants that scored the guide's most prestigious three …

Michelin

This Sunken Chocolate Soufflé Cake Recipe Is Perfect for Your Next Dinner Party

Summer's heat has begun to diminish, and that means fall baking season approaches. Looking for a dessert for your next dinner party? Baker Claire Ptak of London's Violet cakeshop shares the perfect recipe from her new book, <i>The Violet Bakery Cookbook</i>: A sunken chocolate soufflé cake that is simple …

Dessert

This Apple Trick Will Wow Your Whole Family

Hasselback apples are a real (delicious!) thing.<p>We start getting giddy about fall by mid-August — when we first spot new pumpkin-spiced foods hitting shelves. A month later, we're suffering from full-on fever (don't send help; we're <i>all</i> good), and now we're knee-deep in apple mania.<p>We're baking them …

Fried Milk

This creamy custard is served as a starter or as a light dessert. <b>Plus: More Dessert Recipes and Tips</b>

Recipes

The Easy Potato Side Dish That Will Become the Star of Your Meal

Some people like to start with the meat, the bird, the main event, whatever it is, but I like to plan around potatoes. Maybe a giant pot of mash …

Onions

The Secret Outlet Stores You (Probably) Didn't Know Existed

<i>By Jinnie Lee</i><p>Even though we are self-proclaimed online shopping aficionados, there is an undeniable adrenaline jolt we get from scoring insane deals at old-school brick-and-mortars. And though the sale racks at retail shops are dandy and all, the real deals are found at designer stock stores, where …

Avant-garde

Weekend Recipe: Mahogany Chicken Thighs

What's the difference between a ho-hum chicken thigh dinner and a when-can-we-make-this-again recipe? Crispy skin. That said, don't skip America's …

Soysauce

Catfish Salad Recipe

Sweet, tangy, spicy, and sour flavors mingle in this Asian salad.

Yahoo’s Geek Goddess

As one of Google’s highest-ranking women, Marissa Mayer became a Silicon Valley superstar, but inside the search giant her dazzle sometimes wore thin, with colleagues rebelling against her imperious style. In the wake of Mayer’s jump to run the struggling Yahoo, Bethany McLean asks whether she will …