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3 Martinis for People Scared of Martinis

Scared of martinis? Don't be. These recipes are here for you.<p>I am really intimidated by cocktail-making. Yes, it is a part of the job here but, until recently, I really felt out of my element whenever I had to stir up a drink. So, when our boss Adam Rapoport asked us what we wanted to learn in our …

Martinis
Baking

Whip it Real Good: How to Make Whipped Cream at Home

Making homemade whipped cream is easy—just don't make these common mistakes!<p>We love whipped cream. Is there any dessert that a dollop of this creamy, dreamy stuff can't improve? But here's what we love even more than whipped cream: <i>Homemade</i> whipped cream. Sure, the aerosol can stuff is good for …

Dessert

The best champagne, cava and prosecco for New Year's Eve

The Telegraph's award-winning wine writers have selected 2016's best offerings for fizz at all price brackets - from party pops under a tenner to fine (but affordable) champagne and top English sparkling wines.<p>Under £10<p><b>Taste the Difference Pignoletto Vino Spumante NV, Italy</b><p>Pignoletto is grown in …

10 cocktails every man should know how to make

What's the perfect gin and tonic ratio? When's the best time to make a Bloody Mary? And how can you get drunk like the Brazilians? Mehmet Ivanovic answers all these questions, and more...<p>There was a time when I didn’t have the foggiest about cocktails. Their preparation was mythical and complex; …

Scotch Whisky

BBC - Food - Techniques : How to temper chocolate

How to temper chocolate<p>Tempered chocolate is melted and cooled at controlled temperatures to give a smooth, glossy finish and good snap - perfect for cake decorations.<p>When melting a bar of dark chocolate, always chop the chocolate as finely as possible so that it melts quickly and evenly. If you're …

Dessert

FoodRecipes

Baked Alaska with hot chocolate sauce<p>Preparation time<p>30 mins to 1 hour<p>Cooking time<p>30 mins to 1 hour<p>Serves<p>Serves 8-10<p>Dietary<p>Vegetarian<p>A simple chocolate cake topped with your choice of ice cream – which is then smothered with soft meringue and lashings of chocolate sauce. Surely this 70s classic is …

Dessert

30 Lovely Berry Desserts, from Pies to Paletas

Baking

FoodRecipes

Toad in the hole<p>Preparation time<p>30 mins to 1 hour<p>Cooking time<p>30 mins to 1 hour<p>Serves<p>Serves 4-6<p>Dietary<p>Vegetarian<p>Toad in the hole is classic comfort food at its best.<p>By Antony Worrall Thompson<p>From Food and Drink<p>Loading<p>Shopping list<p>Print recipe<p>Ingredients<p>115g/4oz plain flour<br>• large pinch of salt<br>• freshly …

Recipes

The Most Common 'Common Cooking Mistakes' of All Time

These are the four most common cooking mistakes people make, from overcooking to under-salting.<p>By now, if you're a loyal BonAppetit.com reader, you're probably very familiar with our Common Mistakes stories. We started the series in 2011, and since then we've warned you about everything from …

Crucial

How to Cook Steak Over Actual Fire

Remember and use these 5 easy tips.<p>Over here at Eat Like a Man, we talk a lot about steak. We've done a whole steak issue. We've shown you how Tom Colicchio and Andrew Carmellini cook steak indoors. We've provided a comprehensive overview of steak basics, and a very basic lesson on how to cook …

BBQ
Kitchens

How Can Design Describe the Personality of the Owner

There are hundreds if not thousands of parameters shaping our design, parameters that from the first glance can describe the personality of the owner …

Tranquil Treehouse Cabin In Canada Offers A Getaway Concealed By Nature!

How would you like your own treehouse in the woods that offers some of the best possible views and is hidden away from any prying eyes? Former …

Charming Small Home on Wheels Priced $33,000 [Video]

It is encouraging to see more and more creative small home designs, full proof that future homeowners can dream despite financial borders. Andrew and …

Tiny House Movement

10 ways to teach your child to eat well

It’s not enough to get kids to eat their vegetables. Here are 10 ways you can improve your child's diet using just the internet and resources in your community.<p>Children with strict parents are more likely to be overweight, a <b>new study has claimed</b>.This warning comes weeks after British parents were …

Sustainability

Carluccio: the secret to cooking perfect pasta

Do you know your taglioni from your ravioli? Antonio Carluccio untangles the long and the short of Italy’s most comforting food<p>For an amazing seven decades I have been loving, making, cooking and eating pasta. I know that my pasta-consuming career must have started more than 70 years ago, because I …

Recipes

Tony Fleming's risotto recipe

My mother's recipe for risotto pairs extremely well with white fish<p>My mother is a great cook. She instilled in me from a very young age the importance of taking your time with preparing food and only using quality ingredients. A dish is only as good as the produce you use. Kids are generally fussy …

Recipes

6 Easy Steps for Growing a Romantic Rose Garden

Ever dreamed of starting your own rose garden? Here's how.<p>Interior Design by Chris Barrett. Photo by Victoria Pearson.<p>Now that spring is upon us, we are in full-on gardening mode. So when Hometalk, a home and garden online community, shared their tips for creating a flourishing rose garden, we …

Twenty new rules of dining etiquette

In the spirit of Maj Gen Cowan, who last week exhorted his officers to smarten up at mealtimes, we offer a step-by-step guide to eating in company<p>Attention, chaps and lady-chaps! It has come to our attention that last week, Major General James Cowan, the commanding officer of 3rd (UK) Division, …

Bridget Jones

Exploring Japan’s subtropical Ogasawara Islands

Pristine beaches, star-studded night skies, searing sunsets and whales splashing in tropical waters are not the usual things to expect on a trip to Japan. But venture about 1000km south of downtown Tokyo and that’s exactly what you’ll find.<p>The recently designated World Heritage Ogasawara …

40 Traditional Designer Rooms

Over 40 classic rooms for inspiration.<p>From a formal blue dining room to a dramatic canopy bed, these designer rooms are traditional, but never boring.

9 Freestanding Kitchen Islands for Every Style

Extra storage and easy to move.<p>Think of it as a piece of furniture — if you ever move, you can take it with you. And it doesn't have to perfectly match your cabinets.

Victorian House in London at the Edge of Old and New

This mesmerising Victorian house, nestled in London (De Beauvoir Conservation area), was renewed and extended this year by Scott Architects. As a …

Tag: Bedrooms

A Fashion Designer’s Cabin in the Cape Cod of France<p>by Margot Guralnick<p>Steal This Look: Midcentury-Modern Luxe Guest Room at Hotel Sanders in …

Scottish Highlands

Flip for Decorating: The Bookcase

Learn how to arrange and decorate your bookcases to showcase your things.<p>Don't just fill your shelves. Color them, arrange them, decorate them, dress them, personalize them. The books you store on your shelves are just the beginning.

18 Rooms with Breathtaking Views

Vistas of the ocean, mountains, pools, and, gardens.<p>Not only are these rooms impeccably decorated, they also feature vistas of the ocean, mountains, pools, and gardens.

New Year's Eve: Croquembouche recipe

Croquembouche looks spectacular but is a fairly straightforward dessert to produce<p>You can always use a different alcohol (or none at all) if you don’t like brandy. Be very careful when dipping the buns in the caramel — you might want to use tongs.<p>Serves 8<p><i>Choux pastry</i><p>85g/3 oz butter, cut into cubes, …

Dessert

Rose Prince's Baking Club: scones

This week's Baking Club turns its attention to scones and that age-old dilemma: jam first or cream?<p>You can tell how much you want something by how far you would walk to get it. In Cornwall I once walked seven miles of up-and-down coastal path to Port Isaac, not for the scenery but to buy a Cornish …

Baking

Japan's top 10 culinary locations

Unesco recently added Japanese cuisine – known in Japan as <i>washoku</i> – to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list. This puts it equal to French cuisine, the only other national culinary tradition to be so honoured. A journey around Japan reveals the wisdom of Unesco’s decision: every corner of the …