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Get Shredded for Summer With ‘Imposters’ Star Parker Young’s Workouts

Today’s stars are under pressure to not only deliver lines with Academy Award-level bravado, they’ve got to look like action figures and perform like …

Exercise

Whip Up a Batch of This Easy-Peasy Dinner, Feed Yourself All Week

Creamy, rich, slightly al dente risotto is so easy to eat. But standing over a stove, patiently coaxing as much starch as possible out of rice with lots and lots of stirring? Not so much. Risotto-making is a great way to warm up on gray winter weekends, but we’re in the bright, bold throes of …

Food

Co-Roast Your Vegetables, Make Dinner Harmony

<i>These roasting tips and the recipe that follows are adapted from</i> Six Basic Cooking Techniques: Culinary Essentials for the Home Cook <i>by Jennifer Clair. Jennifer is the founder of the friendliest cooking school in New York City, developer of techniques that make home cooking easier and even more</i> …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

How to master the perfect potjie

Long, slow cooking works wonders on less expensive cuts of meat, which makes potjiekos an economical, one-pot way of feeding the gang in the great …

Briton missing from alternative community in Brazil found

Katharine Brewster, 27, had walked into forest to meditate and disconnect, but got lost<p>A British woman who had been missing from an alternative rural community in the south of Brazil since last Sunday, sparking international concern and a police investigation, has been found alive and …

Private Schools

5 Minimalist YouTubers Who Will Inspire You to Throw Out Everything

I’ve fallen into a hole. A minimal-living YouTube hole.<p>I’ve always been a big fan of food videos on YouTube, often spending my evenings catching up on my beloved channels around the world; but lately, I’ve taken to watching shows more focused on the lifestyle aspect of food. What started as simple …

Success

31 Recipes That Celebrate the Humble Bean

As omnipresent as rice among so many cuisines, beans nevertheless tend to be unsung heroes. Maybe they're just too commonplace, too much a peasant staple, to ever fully shed their humble image. And that's okay—because, however ordinary, their nutritional profile, their versatility, their incredible …

Ask Yourself These 5 Bike Fit Questions to Dial in Comfort

Not sure how to tweak your bike for a proper fit? These five questions are a good place to start.<p>While a proper bike fit is still the gold standard for finding your ideal riding position, all you need is a little body awareness (or a reflective surface) to run a quick "gut check" of your posture.<p>If …

Cycling

Mountain Bike the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Vietnam

This epic route merges culture, adventure, and history.<p>The Vietnamese used the Ho Chi Minh Trail, a nest of jungle-choked paths and roads through the mountains, to ferry supplies during the Vietnam War, and they largely did it with bicycles. Now, travelers hike and bike these capillaries to see an …

Anna Jones’s recipes for peanut noodles and double ginger soba

I don’t often eat alone in restaurants. When I do, it is always satisfying a need for the same thing: the salvation of a bowl of noodles. There is something private about the comfort of noodles; they are not suited to being served family style; a bowl of noodles – especially a noodle soup – tends …

Onions

11 Easy Meals for When You’re Too Tired to Cook

When I’m in a foul mood, my sister will always ask me two questions: “Are you tired?” and “Are you hungry?” It’s almost always a “yes” to one or the other—and on days following the switch to Daylight Saving Time, it’s usually both. Tonight, I don’t want to mess with 15-step recipes or tons of …

Jungle tales: village-based tourism in Thailand

‘Snake!” My guide’s shout shattered the peace of the lazy Sok river in Khao Sok national park, southern Thailand. He grabbed the rubber ring I was floating in and dragged me to an overhanging branch to gaze up at the black and yellow coils. For someone with ophidiophobia – fear of snakes – it …

Asia Travel

We Have a Winner for Your Best Hands-Off Recipe Contest

Last week, we announced our recipe contest’s two finalists. The theme: Your Best Hands-Off Recipe (also goes by, your laziest, coziest cooking). The face-off: salmon vs. chicken. Here are the stats: Slow-Roasted Salmon, by <b>Joy Huang</b>, sprawls on scallions and ginger and splashes around in sweet soy …

15-Minute Katsu-Style Fried Cutlets

<i>We're always looking for ways to keep weeknight cooking interesting, from quick but impressive options for weeknight entertaining to simple, satisfying meals that can be endlessly riffed on. We've partnered with Hidden Valley Ranch to highlight one recipe that does both.</i><p>Many cuisines have a version …

Filling mulligatawny or pumpkin: 20 best soup recipes – part 3

Madhur Jaffrey’s mulligatawny soup<p>Even though there are some recipes for vegetarian mulligatawny in old cookbooks, most often they are made with mutton or poultry.<p><b>Serves 4-6</b><b><br>almonds</b> 4 tbsp, blanched, slivered<b><br>chickpea</b> <b>flour</b> 5 tbsp<b><br>chicken</b> <b>stock</b> 1½ litres<b><br>ground cumin</b> 1 tsp<b><br>ground coriander</b> 1 tsp<b><br>ground</b> …

Italian Food

Spicy laksa or dal: 20 best soup recipes – part 1

Giorgio Locatelli’s pasta fagioli (bean and pasta soup with mussels)<p>The idea of adding mussels to a bean and pasta soup gives a whole new lease of life to an old staple. There are so many handed-down regional recipes for these kinds of soups, which inevitably start rows among Italians as to which …

Food Preservation

The Book of Chocolate Saints by Jeet Thayil – review

In Oscar Wilde’s <i>The Picture of Dorian Gray</i> there is a moment when Dorian sets eyes upon a volume that is described as “the strangest book that he had ever read… the heavy odour of incense seemed to cling about its pages and to trouble the brain”. Although it is not named, the book Wilde refers to …

Books

A Classic Utah Dish That’s the Ultimate Comfort Food

When someone is hurting—from loss or tragedy—we want to provide comfort, sustenance. It’s a gut reaction. As shock turns into ravenous grief, stuffed containers and pots and pans help fill the void.<p>In Mormon culture, comfort comes in the form of potatoes mixed with cheese, a cream-based soup, and …

The 10 Most Popular Food52 Recipes in February

It is with a heavy heart that we bid adieu to February, the youngest sibling of the calendar year. As we head into March (already?), let's take a look back at the recipes that you all loved this month. February is the month of sweet treats, so it should come as no surprise that desserts reigned …

This Challah Was On My Grandmother's Table Every Friday Night

<i>Every so often, we scour the site for cool recipes from our community that we then test, photograph, and feature—this special challah comes from longtime Food52er MrsWheelbarrow.</i><p>At my grandmother's house, challah was on the table at every Friday night for Sabbath dinner. For years, her …

Is the 'Digital Nomad' Life as Good as It Sounds?

Nia Howard, a recent college graduate from California, seems comfortable living 8,000 miles from home with a group of complete strangers, many of them old enough to be her parents. Her daily existence near Canggu, Bali, which includes hikes through rice paddies, midday swims, and lots of tropical …

Hung Up

Airbnb For Tents: 14 Campsites That Prove Booking by App Is Worth It

New services like Hipcamp, Gamping, and Tentrr are offering campsite bookings via a smartphone app. Yeah, we were skeptical, too, so we poured …

Kung Pao Potatoes

Kung pao chicken, or <i>gong bao ji ding</i> in Mandarin pinyin, needs no introduction. A usual suspect on every Chinese-restaurant menu in the U.S., this dish has become almost as American as pie (which, by the way, is originally Dutch). However, the gloppy chicken dish often bears little resemblance to …

How to Make Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: With her recipe for popcorn chicken, Cynthia of Two Red Bowls is recreating a Taiwanese night market right in her home (and you can, too).</i><p>I first …

Patricia Wells' Fake Frites Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> A trick for the best french fries you can make at home -- in the oven, using less …

She Explores Episode 55: What They Have in Common - Annette McGivney, Author of Pure Land

Episode 55: What They Have In Common – Pure Land<p>Interview with Author and Journalist Annette McGivney<p><i>Sponsored by Subaru.</i> <i>Head over to Meet An Owner</i> …

Six easy midweek meal recipes

<b>Chickpea</b>, <b>butternut</b> squash and chorizo baked rice (pictured above)<p>Prep 20 min<br>Cook 50 min<br>Serves 4<p><b>300g butternut squash</b>, peeled and diced<b><br>150g diced chorizo</b> (optional)<b><br>40ml olive oil</b><b><br>1 large onion</b>, peeled and finely chopped<b><br>1 green pepper</b>, peeledand finely chopped<b><br>10 garlic cloves</b>, left whole in skin but …

Sausages

¡Pura Vida! — Sea Kayaking Costa Rica

<b>Story & photographs by Michael Powers</b><p>¡PURA VIDA! You hear it everywhere in Costa Rica--a kid calls it out on the street, or you may encounter it …

Kayaking

How to Warm Up For Any Workout In 2 Minutes

Prime your muscles and joints for peak performance with this quick and dirty routine<p><b>Trainer:</b> Nate Helming, an endurance coach and trainer at San Francisco CrossFit<p><b>Benefit:</b> This quick and dirty full-body warmup will open up your hips and shoulders, get your core engaged, your blood pumping, and you …

Workouts

The Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Our Staff Can’t Stop Eating

I was five, maybe six or seven or eight, sometime in the late ’90s. There was a bake sale at my elementary school. Cookies, cakes, brownies, blondies, the usual suspects—except wait!—except for those, those sugar-crusted, dark chocolate cookies with peanut butter bellies and the very cutest name:</i> …