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When to Use Points vs. Paying Cash

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of booking a free flight with points & miles. However, there is one equal and opposite feeling; realizing you …

Secret Edinburgh: our expert's favourite lesser-known attractions

Today, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Edinburgh on their first official appearance together in Scotland. Their schedule includes a trip to the Edinburgh Garrison to hear the One o'clock Gun and a visit to Social Bite, a cafe that supports the homeless. This evening they will attend a …

A Professional Baker's Insider Tips for Making the Best Macarons

<i>All this month, the Food52 Baking Club is baking through Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel’s</i> Bouchon Bakery. <i>Today, Club member and professional baker Timmy Gibbons shares why the book's recipe for macarons is his favorite and reveals his secrets for making perfect macarons, every time.</i><p>When I first …

Where to Eat While Visiting Acadia National Park

Hike, bike, and stuff your face.<p>For those who don't know: Acadia National Park is <i>the</i> adventurous getaway on Maine's Mount Desert Island. From its' …

1 Easy Hummus Recipe, 5 Ways to Mess with It

By Alex Beggs<p>Spicy hummus. Avocado hummus. Curried sweet potato hummus. ALL OF THE HUMMUS.<p>Sometimes I waltz through the refrigerated aisle of hummus and brush my fingers along all of the different brands and sing, “I’ve never seen so many hummuses in my life”! Like Belle when she sees all of the …

Bye-bye Jet Lag!

Ask any traveller and they’ll tell you that in the fast-paced globetrotting world the saying goes “If you <b>don’t</b> snooze, you lose”. When you’re rushing …

The Most Luxurious Sauce for Your Steak Is Also the Easiest

<b>Drain the fat, but don't clean the pan:</b> While your steaks are resting, pour off the fat from cooking and any aromatics that were cooked with the …

Recipes

7 Super-Useful Apps for Last-Minute Trips

You’ve spent all week looking at #vanlife pictures at work and now you simply have to get out of town. The beach would be great, but you’ll take the mountains. Or the city. Really, anywhere but here. It’s time to let that tiny computer in your pocket do the work for you. In recent years, …

Napa Valley Dream-Trip Tips

F&W'S Ray Isle distills his vast and hard-won travel wisdom down into his absolutely essential advice. Listen up.<p>Being a wine writer is a little like …

Baba Ghanoush Recipe

"This wonderful dip is made with roasted eggplant, tahini, lemon and lots of roasted garlic. Even if you don't usually like eggplant, you just may …

Seeing firsthand why Olympic National Park is one of the nation's great wilderness areas

The bald eagle was soaring on an air current above frosty Lake Crescent, its wings spread wide, white head and electric-yellow beak tilted slightly down. It was hunting, and a few seconds later it rocketed toward the surface of the lake. In an instant it was aloft again, carrying a small trout in …

National Parks

The Case for Filthy, Sopping-Wet Martinis

In the spring of 2015, our resident cocktail expert, Michael Dietsch, sent out an email to the Serious Eats staff asking whether anyone wanted to participate in a taste test to help him determine the best gin for a martini. As a dirty-martini fiend with strong feelings about …

14 Beautiful South Carolina Destinations To Visit Before You Die

Smiling Faces, Beautiful Places!

10 Precautions That Can Help Keep Your Family Safe While Traveling Overseas

For those families contemplating a trip abroad, or have who have to travel for work or study, an attack on a big national airport like Brussels can …

16 free apps that will change the way you travel

There are some that can help you find hidden gems or even efficiently navigate through the airport.<p>In the last few years, a slew of apps have gained attention for tackling problems travelers commonly face.<p>From an app that does your packing to one that connects you to free Wi-Fi, here are 16 new …

Apps

Savory Pancakes Can Go Oh So Wrong—Here's How to Fix 'Em

Pancakes for dinner? Oh yes. Just don't let them turn into mushy grease bombs.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Marcy confesses clumpy carbonara to associate food editor Rick Martinez.</i> …

The 7 best backpacks for travelers

It's versatile enough to handle your needs, and basic enough to take anywhere and everywhere.<p>You don't need to trek through the wilderness or across entire continents to be a backpack person — maybe rolling a suitcase through a crowded terminal just isn't your forte. (Though if it is, there are …

Backpacking

Slow-Cooker Sticky Thai Meatballs Recipe

The key to these slow-cooker Thai-style chicken meatballs is to understand that the sauce gets better as it slowly cooks, but the meatballs don't. To fix that, we first cook the sticky sauce, packed with aromatics like lemongrass, ginger, and chilies, then add the flavorful meatballs right at the …

Winter Squash and Short-Rib Enchiladas

4 Servings<p>Caramelized onions and poblano peppers would be delicious and will lighten up the filling.<p>February 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>Sauce and Filling<p>1 teaspoon coriander seeds<p>2 tablespoons cumin seeds<p>7 guajillo chiles, seeds removed<p>2 ancho chiles, seeds removed<p>5 morita chiles<p>4½ cups homemade chicken …

Recipes

Sour Cream and Scallion Drop Biscuits

Makes 8 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 30 min<p>All that sour cream keeps these drop biscuits super moist and tender—they reheat well, even after sitting out for hours (pop back into 350° oven for 5 minutes).<p>February 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoons baking powder<p>2 …

The 'hidden airport' travel hack could save you as much as 80% on flights

But a new travel website called Tripdelta says it has created a unique algorithm that can save travelers as much as 80% on flight prices compared with those found on the bigger websites.<p>The website, which has been in the works for over two years, was put together by a team of developers who created …

Air Travel

Tomato, Feta and Red Pepper Cazuela

This is the kind of dish you should learn to make by heart. By any other name, this is baked feta. Put it in a cazuela, or a small oven-to-table …

Step-by-Step: How to Roast a Perfect Prime Rib Using the Reverse Sear Method

GalleryStep-by-Step: How to Roast a Perfect Prime Rib Using the Reverse Sear Method<p>More<p>Ribs<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Prime rib is and perhaps always will be the king of holiday roasts. There is nothing so primal, so celebratory, so downright majestic as a hunk of well-marbled beef, …

All’Antico Ristoro di’ Cambi

Founded as a wine shop in 1950, this Oltrarno institution sticks closely to the traditional, with its long list of fine Tuscan wines, dried meats hanging from beautiful red-brick-vaulted ceilings and a glass case proudly displaying its highly regarded <i>bistecca alla fiorentina</i> – it's one of the best …

A foodie guide to Florence: nine unmissable experiences

Florence titillates the tastebuds. Eating and drinking in this stylish Tuscan city is as fine an art as its Renaissance masterpiece surrounds, with quality ingredients, simple execution and respect for tradition comprising the holy grail of Florentine cuisine.<p>But it’s not all dining in …

Italy

16 Holiday Roasts with the Most

The gifts are bought, the holiday cheer is in the air, and now: It's time for dinner. There's nothing that shouts "special occasion" more than a beautiful roast in the center of the holiday table. Here, then, are 9 succulent roasts—beef, pork, lamb, and one handsome turkey—to fit the occasion. Your …

My City: Maximum Milan

TravelIntelligent Travel<p><i>By Beppe Severgnini</i><p><b>Milan</b> may not take your breath away, like Venice. It’s not as elegant as Florence, as spectacular as Rome, or as picturesque as Naples. It doesn’t have Como’s gorgeous lake or Siena’s harmonious hills. But Milan is Italy, more so than any of those lovely …

Italy

10 Eagle Scout survival skills everyone should know

In 1912, Arthur Eldred became the first Eagle Scout, and the rank has stood as an emblem of accomplishment ever since.<p>To earn the title of Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts must learn a whole array of practical skills.<p>We've put together 10 survival tricks that Eagle Scouts can perform, complete with …

YouTube

A Little Spice Makes Everything Nice: 16 Cozy Cinnamon Recipes

Is there anything that isn't made better by cinnamon? From braises to baked goods, these recipes all feature cinnamon as a starring ingredient.<p><b>Is there anything that isn't made better by cinnamon?</b> From burgers to baked goods, these recipes all feature cinnamon as a starring ingredient.

Breakfast

This easy recipe for baked eggs in ramekins will transform your breakfast

Omelets? So over them. Fried eggs? Forget about it. When it comes to breakfast, baked eggs are the best invention since, well, sliced bread. These individual ramekins are filled with a deluxe blend of savory vegetables and rich, creamy eggs; give them 20 minutes in the oven and get your spoons …