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carrot tahini muffins

Do you think carrots get nervous around me? I managed to go a full two years after launching this site to bake with them the first time (classic …

The 10 Best Workout Songs of 2015

Find new music that will keep you pushing hard in the New Year.<p>With 2016 just a week old, many of you may still be trying to hit the ground running with your resolutions. To make sure you’re always motivated, it may be time to upgrade that old playlist for when you take on the roads or hit the …

Honey Ice Cream

122<p>52<p>1<p>Shares 175<p>I didn’t fall in love with chestnut honey right off the bat. When I took my first spoonful from the jar, I took a little too much and …

How To Make Brioche

<b>Let the butter soften:</b> About an hour before you plan to bake, place the butter on the counter to soften. If you're short on time, microwave the …

Baking

The Life of the Mind: Oliver Sacks’s 121 Formative and Favorite Books from a Lifetime of Reading

From Descartes to Curie to the Oxford English Dictionary, a biblio-anatomy of an unrepeatable mind.<p>A Galileo of the mind and a Goethe of medicine, <b>Oliver Sacks</b> (July 9, 1933–August 30, 2015) considered his patients “more instructive than any book.” And yet he enchanted the world with their stories …

Literature

9 Books About the Many Meanings of Time: A TED Bookstore Collaboration

From Ada Lovelace to dark matter, a kaleidoscopic lens on life’s most elusive dimension.<p><i>“I don’t like time to flap round me,”</i> Virginia Woolf lamented in her diary. And yet time is always and forever flapping round us, impervious to our protestations. We might as well befriend it, then.<p>For this …

Literature

Cinnamon Buns

I make a version of these cinnamon buns nearly every year for Christmas. I think the first time I made them was back in 2010, inspired by the version …

Baking

Gingerbread Man Cookies (on sticks!)

Along with millions of other holidays bakers this time of year, I inevitably end up cranking out a few dozen gingerbread cookies. They bake alongside …

Dessert

The End of the Tour - Trailer

Jesse Eisenberg

pull-apart rugelach

The single most frequently asked (possibly rhetorical but I’ve never let that stop me before) question in regards to the sweet recipes on this site …

Baking

14 Important Gingerbread Recipes You Need to Know About

We just can't get enough of gingerbread this time of year. Lucky for us, gingerbread flavors are finding their way into new, exciting treats across …

Dessert

Digital Citizen 4.0: Special Edition on Refugees and Technology

Keleti WiFi/charging station. Photo by Kate Coyer, used with permission.Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human …

North Africa

The Crisis of the Arab Nation-State

The dramatic spread of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant from Syria to Iraq in 2013 and its proclamation of the caliphate a year later …

potato kugel

Among the great Ashkenazi soul food traditions — bagels, lox, chicken noodle soup, challah, brisket and its cousins, pastrami and corned beef — few …

Onions

Why I Make Thomas Keller's Bread Pudding Every Thanksgiving

<i>Burnt edges make some meals taste better, but not all—and that's why we paired up with If You Care to share a recipe that benefits from a little coverage.</i><p>I don't remember when I first started making Thomas Keller’s Leek Bread Pudding for Thanksgiving, only that I thought it silly it’d never …

Thomas Keller

Thomas Keller's Butternut Soup with Brown Butter, Sage, and Nutmeg Crème Fraîche Recipe on Food52

Butternut

Jadaliyya

Jadaliyya is an independent ezine produced by the Arab Studies Institute.Jadaliyya provides a unique source of insight and critical analysis that …

The Ultimate Guide to Roasting Your Vegetables

Your oven is about to do a happy dance...if that were possible.<p>Everyone—even if you don't cook very often—needs to master roasted vegetables. And, to be honest, there's not even that much to master: just some chopping, seasoning, and adding a bit of fat. For firm but tender veg with a nicely …

Sweet Potatoes

Iran’s Minorities Use the Internet to Overcome Tensions

An Afghan man works on a construction site in Shiraz, Iran. With few alternatives for work, construction is often the only work Afghans will find, …

Middle East

Recipe: Coffee Cake Muffins

Coffee Cake Muffins<p>Makes 10 muffins<p><i>For the crumble:</i> <br>1/3 cup (40 grams) light brown sugar <br>1/3 cup (35 grams) all-purpose flour <br>1/4 cup (25 grams) …

Dessert

8 Food Blog Links We Love

We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.<p>Today: Gourds, apples, and carrots, oh my! Here are eight great recipes to use up some of your fall produce.<p>Tired of too many pumpkin cookies? Whip up …

Flavors

Matcha Snickerdoodles Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Matcha Snickerdoodles are the genius of William Werner of San Francisco's Craftsman & Wolves. This recipe is a slightly adapted version of the one originally published in Bon Appétit magazine.<p>Matcha, also called green tea powder, is available at Japanese markets and some supermarkets …

Dessert

A Genius Technique for More Flavorful Broccoli Soup

This soup isn't cream of broccoli, but that's only a technicality. It has no cream, and could easily have no dairy at all. You won't even need a richly flavored stock—you can start truly from scratch, with just a few vegetables, olive oil, and water. Yes, water.<p>And yet, it has everything the best …

Broccoli

50 Brilliant Science Fiction Movies That Everyone Should See At Least Once

Science fiction has rocked cinemas for a century, and the genre has produced many undisputed classics during that time. But which movies are …

Learn 1 Ratio, Make an Infinite Number of Cocktails

<i>Put your elementary school math knowledge to good use—with alcohol.</i><p>Cocktails are built on ratios. So much so that bartenders often begin to think and certainly speak in ratios. You’ll hear bartenders rattle off numbers—"Oh, it’s 1 1/2, 1, 3/4, 1/4, and a dash"—as though they mean something. And …

Flavors

12 Hummuses and Dips for After-School Snacks (or Anytime)

If you are not currently in school, close your eyes and think back to a time when you were: Wearing a backpack bigger than you are, you climb off the schoolbus and are suddenly very aware of the rumbling in your belly. It's been three hours (if not longer) since you ate your cafeteria pizza or …

Healthy Eating

16 Classic Pasta Recipes Most Definitely Worth Mastering

From baked ziti to bolognese, these 16 classic recipes will make you a pasta pro in no time.<p><b>There are an endless amount of excellent pasta recipes.</b> Instead of going down the rabbit hole, focus on these 16 classic versions. They're all excellent, and will make you a pasta master in no time.

Cooking

5 Health Foods Every Kitchen Should Have

<i>The five underrated health food ingredients you should be buying (even if you don't wear Teva's).</i><p>Packed with shelves of kombucha, green juice bars, and wheatgrass, you could very easily breeze past natural food shops in favor of a grocery store that sells ice cream made from actual dairy and …

Food

oven-braised beef with tomatoes and garlic

I realize that if you’re scouring the internet this week looking for something romantic to cook for that little Hallmark holiday this weekend, the …

Cooking

Bromance: Modi-Obama meet is like long lost brothers in a mela, says Anand Mahindra

US President Barack Obama's India visit, marked by "high-end symbolism", is a signal to businessmen of both countries to look for opportunities from …

India