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L.A.'s Best Bar Bites

Why make dinner reservations in L.A. restaurants, when you can simply dine at the bar? The best food in the city can be found exclusively at the bars—not tables—of the city's top restaurants like Spago, Scarpetta, and Allumette.<p>Gone are the days where L.A. bar menus consisted of mediocre sliders …

Baked Gnocchi with Taleggio, Pancetta & Sage | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Pick up packs of fresh gnocchi, the little potato dumplings, to create easy — but filling — dinners in a pinch. They are lovely boiled until tender and simply sauced, but easily dressed up in a gratin, featuring decadent Italian bacon and cheeses. You can also make this recipe using 1 lb. (500 g.) …

Williams-Sonoma

Interesting Photo of the Day: Looking Through a Lens

While it’s common practice in photography to attach your lens to the camera before shooting, there are some beautiful exceptions to that rule. The …

Photos

10 documentaries every traveler should watch

I tell Werner Herzog jokes at parties. David Attenborough makes me swoon. I’m such a documentary nerd, I’ve gone places because of them. These 10 …

24 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

From chicken pot pie and classic Caesar salad to brownies and cookies.<p>We've rounded up 24 basic recipes that everyone should know how to cook, from a pot of rice to pot roast. Master these, and you'll never find yourself stumped in the grocery store.

Cooking

The 25 Best Bars in NYC Right Now

Long Island Bar<p><b>Neighborhood:</b> Cobble Hill, Brooklyn <b><br>Address and phone:</b> 110 Atlantic Ave (718-625-8908) <b><br>Website:</b> thelongislandbar.com<p>It was a sad day …

Our Top 10 Picks From The 2014 NYC Michelin Guide

The 2014 Michelin Guide to the best restaurants in NYC was released last week, and we were excited to learn about some new additions like Carbone, as …

Trekking From Lodge to Lodge in the Mountains of Peru

As I sat in the spa sipping a pisco sour, I looked down the valley to the huge, snow covered monolith at the end. Mt. Salkantay, the highest peak in the region, would loom over us for the next two days as we worked our way up and over the pass that bears its name. I could barely make out the trail …

Roasted Vegetables with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

• 2 fennel bulbs, trimmed and cut into 6 wedges each<br>• 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into thirds, then cut into 4 wedges each<br>• 2 red onions, trimmed and …

Lazy Meatball Shakshuka

It feels like shakshuka is just all over the blogosphere these days.<p>Luckily for me, shakshuka is something that actually fits into my diet. Yes, I’m …

Mushroom, Goat Cheese and Herb Frittata

This hearty brunch dish is a welcome addition to nearly any morning get-together, especially one on a chilly autumn morning. We also like the fact that it can be made in advance and served at room temperature—especially helpful if you still have a house full of guests visiting for Thanksgiving.</b> …

Frittatas

How to Master White Balance

<b>Reader Question:</b> What is white balance and why is it important? Is there a downside to setting my camera to “auto”?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Before the rise of digital photography most magazine pictures were shot on color transparency film, more commonly known as slides. Slide film was calibrated to be used in …

This exposé should make you angry at Switzerland and Bill Clinton

One of the most polemic articles we’ve run at Matador has to be Richard Stupart’s 7 worst international aid ideas. He’s been at the same time …

Extracted

Labor Day Dreaming: Week in Review

This week, we gave you an excuse to daydream—with Labor Day around the corner (and all the deals that come with it) there’s no reason not to. We …

Cape Town

5 Great Steaks to Remember for Killer Grilling! Plus, a Caveman T-Bone Recipe You'll Never Forget

S T E A K. Five simple letters that spell a world of carnivorous pleasure. A well-grilled steak (like this Caveman T-Bone recipe!) stimulates all your senses: the sight of the dark crust, the scent of smoke, the sizzle of the meat on the grill, the meaty chew, and, of course, the inimitable flavor: …

The Only Ranch Dressing Recipe You Will Ever Need

Let us make one thing perfectly, perfectly clear: the house-made buttermilk dressing you may have been served at your last family-style, farm-to-table meal, over locally grown baby lettuces and herbs was ranch dressing. Straight up, American-comfort-food, arguably trashy ranch dressing. Please do …

57 Startup Lessons I've Learned The Hard Way

<b>Editors Note:</b> This is a guest post by Slava Akhmechet, founder of RethinkDB. You can follow him on Twitter here.<p>There are already very good lists of startup lessons written by really talented, experienced people (here and here). I’d like to add another one. I learned these lessons the hard way in …

Chimichurri Wings Recipe by Carolyng Gomes

<b>A mix of parsley, cilantro, red pepper flakes, garlic and a healthy dose of olive oil makes these wings crisp on the outside and tender on the …

4 US Road Trips to Take Before You Die

There’s no better way to discover America than by criss-crossing the country via its most iconic highways. Whether you have fast wheels or an RV, …

Hiking

Balsamic Cherry Pie with a Black Pepper Crust, Plus a Melina's Giveaway! - Adventures in Cooking

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, we were greeted by an abundance of fresh cherries as soon as the summer appeared. After months of non-stop rain …

Essential Development for Lightroom 5

The industry leading photo editing program, Adobe Lightroom 5, can be very powerful once you learn the lay of the land. And presets can help you …

Tutorials

Photo Series 'City of Neon Lights' Captures Hong Kong Atmosphere in Black and White

Martin Stavars’ series, <i>City Of Neon Lights</i> is quite capable of making any Hong Kong native abroad homesick. Although rendered in black and white, …

5 Tips for Capturing The Magic of Golden Hour Photography

One of the main things that all photographers strive for is to make their work stand out somehow. Obviously, there’s no shortage of photographers on …

Landscape Photography

Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning)

Mark Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you. Your frog is your worst task, and you should do it first thing in the morning.<p>The best work habit you can ever get into is very simple: …

4 Fun Tricks to Enhance Your Photos With Lightroom's Graduated Filter Tool

A few weeks ago I shared some key tips on how to get a lot out of Lightroom by using only a handful of sliders and while this is a great place to …

The 8 Cheapest Destinations In Europe

The continent has plenty on offer that won't break your bank account, but you have to know where to look.<p>If you're strapped for cash and want the best bang for your buck, here are 8 of the best value destinations in Europe.<p>Note: The prices listed here are approximate and may fluctuate considerably …

Award-Winning Photographer's Photos of Enormous Clouds Capable of Producing Tornadoes and Hailstones

Award-winning photographer Camille Seaman has made quite a reputation for herself with the spectacular images of the polar region in her amazing …

Living Rooms

Composing Dynamic Landscape Images

A Guest Post by Todd Sisson from www.sisson.co.nz and author of our Living Landscapes eBook – a guide to taking stunning Landscapes. As a landscape …

Photography

The 15 Greatest Masterpieces At The Louvre

The grand art museum houses 35,000 masterpieces, from prehistory to contemporary works. But with over 600,000 square feet of exhibition space, navigating the enormous museum can be overwhelming if you don't know what to look out for.<p>Christine Kuan, the chief curator at Artsy, selected 15 must-see …

'Invisibility wetsuit' to protect against sharks launched in Western Australia

An “invisibility cloak” to protect surfers from sharks has been launched in Western Australia, the scene of five fatal shark attacks in recent …