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15 Recipes that Prove Cardamom Makes Everything Taste Better

Cooking

Gricia, Amatriciana, Carbonara: The Origins of Rome's Pasta Classics

A little over a year ago, Carlo Cracco, one of Italy's most celebrated chefs, made a pair of televised pasta gaffes. First, during an appearance on <i>C'è posta per te</i>, one of Italy's most popular talk shows, Cracco proposed garlic as a potential ingredient for <i>amatriciana</i>, a tomato-based pasta sauce …

Salumi 101: Your Guide to Italy's Finest Cured Meats

I have a little food dance I like to do when the mood strikes. It goes like this: I scrunch my face and wiggle my butt while pumping my fists up and down like pistons. I call it "the ham dance," but pretty much any fancy sliced meat will get me going. And I've been doing it a lot lately, thanks to …

7 Grown-Up Recipes for Pasta Shells

Get sophisticated with your pasta shells.<p>While you can't go wrong with classic macaroni and cheese at any age, being a grown-up means you can also …

Why You Must Preheat the Oven (Even If You're in a Rush)

I try to be a good energy steward: I don’t leave unnecessary lights on, I recycle and participate in community composting, and I never (well, hardly ever) take a hot bath any more (we have a drought in California).<p>But I <i>do</i> preheat my oven when I bake cakes, cookies, pastries, soufflés, breads, and …

Dessert

Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes Recipe

Recipe by: Chef John<p>"I don't have the energy or courage to cater for a living but, if I did, this Greek lemon chicken and potatoes would be one of my …

Cooking

Pass the Potatoes: 7 Tested and Perfected Spud Recipes

Baked, fried, puréed or mashed, <i>everyone</i> loves potatoes. From Maple-Mashed Sweet Potatoes to Potatoes Leek Soup, here are seven simple and delicious ways to make them.<p><b>1. Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Maple & Thyme</b><p>In this easy recipe, sweet potatoes are mashed with butter, maple syrup and thyme to bring …

Be a Doll and Make Some Dal

Master this classic Indian dish.<p>Dal—a thick stew or puree of beans or legumes—is an Indian staple. And it should also be a staple in your house. From …

The Food Lab: Great Hummus and the Science of Smooth

Sometimes recipes come off really easily without a hitch. Other times they take lots of tweaking and planning. This is a rare case of a recipe that came out relatively easily, but was full of so much fascinating science that I ended up devoting a few extra days to it anyway. It ended up yielding an …

The One Dinner Recipe Even People Who Hate to Cook Will Love

Reluctant cooks (and just about everybody is one at some point) usually have a few criteria that knock many recipes out of the running. If a dish …

22 Traditional Cuban Recipes That Will Wow Your Tastebuds

Maybe you’re wondering how to vacation like Katy Perry in Cuba, or maybe you even have a favorite restaurant that serves up a mean Cubano sandwich. Regardless, there’s no denying that Cuban food is a favorite. There’s that shredded beef dish you still dream about from your trip to Miami, the …

Cooking

How to make the perfect leek and potato soup

An unapologetically hearty dish to warm the cockles in March. Do you leave the peel on the spuds? Puree the soup? Add onions and garlic? And what dollop of dairy does it need?<p>The perfect soup for this time of year. Leeks are one of the few British greens available as we plunge into the so-called …

This Avocado Magician Will Make All Your Dreams Come True

Can't. hold. back the drool.<p>We already know that avocados make for a great a breakfast toast topper and an excellent guacamole feast.<p>But THIS takes their magic to a whole new level, with recipes we never dreamed would be so simple. Behold, the creations of food artist Colette Dike, whose blog Food …

Filipino Steak with Garlic Fried Rice

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Steak<p>2 pounds skirt steak, silver skin removed (ask your butcher to do this)<br>• ¾ cup bottled teriyaki marinade<br>• 2½ cups 7Up soda<br>• 15 garlic cloves, peeled and mashed<p>Garlic Fried Rice<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<br>• 10 garlic cloves, finely chopped<br>• 3 cups cooked jasmine rice (1 cup raw)<br>• 1 teaspoon …

Make a Springtime Sandwich Lunch Buffet for Easter

Easter is a celebration of spring, when the first green vegetables hit the market and we can finally stop relying on cellared potatoes and …

Unkle - Ever Rest feat. Joel Cadbury

Vintage Science Fiction on Flipboard

By schema flo | Design and Photography from the Golden Atomic Age.<p>Les Edwards<p>MotorEx is this weekend here in Melbourne. Flash back to that one time a …

Fantasize This 🍄 on Flipboard

By Joerie Mortelmans | Let your mind wander and your imagination fly.<p>Scientific Studies Explain the Best Ways to Talk to Children<p>RT4Men<p>MORE FAIRY …

It’s about to get easier to 3D print with recycled plastic

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: RepRap<p>3D printers generally print in one of two types of plastic; either ABS, which is used to make Legos, or PLA, …

Android 4.0 is coming!

<i>Update: those of you looking to play with Android on Pi in advance of our source code release might want to check out the community Razdroid project,</i> …

Audio Component Grounding and Interconnection

This article focuses on audio system design for the DIY enthusiast implementing a stereo system for home use. There is a lot of information available …

De-Lite Amplifier

Introduction<p>The third annual Burning Amp Festival was held in San Francisco last October, drawing a couple hundred DIY Audio enthusiasts, many from …

Amp Camp Amp #1

Introduction<p>Do-It-Yourself audio is a great activity. Many major audio components are easily constructed and made to perform as well or better than …

The price of creating a connected future

Future generations will live in a world more connected in almost every way, To launch a new series of Building Tomorrow, author Tad Williams asks how this connected world will change both our societies and ourselves as individuals.<p>"<i>The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable</i> …

Mount Everest

'Paint-on' batteries demonstrated

The authors painted batteries onto standard bathroom tiles, steel, glass and even a beer stein<p><b>Researchers have shown off a means to spray-paint batteries onto any surface.</b><p>Their batteries, outlined in Scientific Reports , are made up of five separate layers, each with its own recipe - together …

Clean Energy

MIT pencil 'draws' gas sensors onto paper

<b>Chemists have created a pencil-shaped device which can draw tiny sensors onto a sheet of paper that detect harmful gases.</b><p>The "pencil lead" is made out of sheets of carbon rolled into tubes 50,000 times smaller than a human hair.<p>The researchers said it was a safer alternative to an existing process …

Nanotech

First computer made of carbon nanotubes is unveiled

<b>The first computer built entirely with carbon nanotubes has been unveiled, opening the door to a new generation of digital devices.</b><p>"Cedric" is only a basic prototype but could be developed into a machine which is smaller, faster and more efficient than today's silicon models.<p>Nanotubes have long …

Nanotech

10 Future Inventions Everyone's Been Waiting For

We get it. You feel like all the science fiction of yesteryear promised you a future of flying cars and hoverboards, and none of it has come to pass. …