Simon De Smet

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Photographer Takes Drone Into Hang Son Doong, the Largest Cave in the World

Hang Son Doong is a cave in Vietnam that’s currently the largest known cave in the world. Inside is a vast green jungle-like world and underground …

Carrot-Coconut Soup with Harissa and Crispy Leeks

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>Heart-healthy coconut oil adds delightfully nutty, aromatic flavor to this creamy, sweet soup. If you can't find harissa to garnish with, drizzle it with hot sauce or sprinkle with a pinch of chili flakes instead.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons coconut …

Recipes

Roasted beetroot tart with thyme, olives and Parmesan recipe

This beetroot tart with crème fraîche and Parmesan is a real winner<p>If you can’t find beetroot still with the leaves on, a couple of handfuls of spinach is a worthy alternative. I like to use the pretty pink candy cane beetroots for this recipe, but the deep red ones are also</b> …

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's chicken with lentils recipe

Chicken casserole cooked with lentils and rosemary makes a perfect weekend dinner<p>An easy one-pot dish for a cold day, this is started off on the hob, then transferred to the oven to bake. A sturdy casserole, or any good pan that’s both flameproof and ovenproof, is the ideal vessel. As a variation …

Johnnycake Bread

8 Servings<p>We recommend using a finely ground cornmeal for these; it will give them the ideal texture.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup vegetable oil, plus more for pans<p>1¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>¾ cup cornmeal<p>¼ cup granulated sugar<p>1½ teaspoons baking powder<p>¾ teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 large eggs<p>1 cup …

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Bourbon, Meet Campari: An Unlikely Friendship Makes for One Great Cocktail

Bourbon meets Campari in this refreshing, citrusy cocktail.<p>We like bourbon. We like Campari. It was only a matter of time before the two met. Basil lightens things up, while citrus, honey, and black pepper make sure everyone gets along.<p>Get the recipe: Trouble in Paradise

Buttermilk Biscuits with Burnt Onion Butter

makes 16 biscuits<p>Rose's Luxury chef Aaron Silverman combined his buttermilk biscuit recipe with his sous chef’s to create what he says are “the best biscuits I’ve ever tasted.”<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons sugar<p>2 tablespoons baking powder<p>1 tablespoon kosher salt<p>2 teaspoons baking …

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Spaghetti with Mussels and White Beans

6 Servings<p>February 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter<p>4 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more for drizzling<p>4 garlic cloves, chopped<p>1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes<p>1 28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes<p>1 pound spaghetti<p>Kosher salt<p>1 15-ounce can cannellini (white …

FoodRECIPES

Mini pear pies<p>Preparation time<p>1-2 hours<p>Cooking time<p>30 mins to 1 hour<p>Serves<p>Makes 6 pies<p>Dietary<p>Vegetarian<p>This recipe turns the fruit tart on its head with stunning results. You can flavour the syrup with whatever spices you like.<p>By Paul Hollywood<p>From The Great British Bake Off<p>Shopping list<p>Print recipe<p>…

16 Slow-Cooking Recipes for a Slow Weekend

There are the nights when dinner can't come fast enough—when we need a hot meal on the table in less time than it takes to watch an episode of TV in our pajamas (and when we proceed to watch 5 episodes after that). On such nights, we pat ourselves on the back for the fact that we cooked at all.<p>And …

Slow Cookers

Summer's on—Spice-Rubbed Grilled Rib Steaks with Green Bean and Cherry Tomato Salad. Get the recipe: http://bit.ly/17I7Vog

The best tuna burger | Fish recipes

• Pick the herb leaves, trim and roughly chop the spring onions and chilli (deseed if you like) and finely grate the lemon zest, then place into a food …

Leftovers: Uni Scavenger Hunt, Voodoo Doughnut's Dirty Laundry, and More

If only I could make this news alert flash neon! Because the folks over at io9 have cast hilarious, alarming light on the (albeit only maybe) existence of <b>sexually transmitted food poisoning</b>. Of course, that fact doesn't really get to the heart of the issue. Namely, <i>there are people in the throes of</i> …

Sizzle broccoli rabe, sizzle.

14 Calendars for 2014

According to the Chinese zodiac, the year of the wood horse promises opportunities and victories, adventures and even surprising romances—if you're willing to take chances like the free-spirited, spontaneous animal. Although the Standard Hotel's 2014 calendar has set the bar high in terms of …

Five Steps to Improve Your Creativity

Creativity is not some mysterious, elusive attribute that only the lucky people get. It is a skill that can be learned and developed. A muscle that …

How to Take Photos in Low Light

Images of night scenes never fail to impress. Night-time images have great ambiance, something which is often absent in flat, bright, daylight …

How to Put Together Your Photography Portfolio

Creating a portfolio of your work is a vital first step for aspiring professional photographers, and it's also a worthwhile exercise for keen …

Using Muted Tones to Control A Viewer's Attention

<i>This is a guest post by Thomas Shue – lilsamedia.com/blog</i> <i><br>Follow him on Twitter:</i><p>Many times in photography you have very little control of the …

Fstoppers Answers - How Do You Market To Social Media?

Each week on Fstoppers Answers, we answer a question asked by the photography community. This week, we were asked - "<b>How do you market to social</b> …

Seven things we learned about Australian art in 2013

1. We still revel in bad reviews<p>The RA’s Australia exhibition, which opened in September, reminded us once more that the cultural cringe never dies. The show’s possible achievements were nothing compared with the voracious need of Australians to read bad reviews and revel in the “I told you so” …

Captain Scott's hut - a picture from the past

First published on Thu 2 Jan 2014 08.00 EST

5 Tips for Better Long Exposure Landscape Photography

5 Tips for Better Long Exposure Landscape Photography - learn some things to do and some to avoid when doing long exposures.

Tragedy and Triumph: 80 Powerful Photojournalism Images from 2013

The strongest storm ever recorded devastates the Philippines, killing 6,000. Pope Benedict XVI resigns, shocking even his closest advisers. A young …

Feast Your Eyes on Dubai’s World Record-Setting New Year’s Fireworks Show

Forget Times Square, the place every photographer wishes they were on New Year’s Eve 2014 (or is it 2013?) was Dubai. Why, you ask? Because this year …

Top 10 urban tours and activities in Cape Town and Johannesburg

South Africa holidays,Cultural trips,Johannesburg holidays,Cape Town holidays,Nelson Mandela,Cycling holidays,Walking holidays,City breaks,Street art,Travel,Top 10s,Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom<p>With the much-anticipated Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom released in the UK today, we visit some of the …

Telegraph Travel on Twitter: "Where to go in 2014: El Salvador, for its fine beaches and perfect cone-shaped volcanoes http://t.co/VSEU6j7X83 http://t.co/o9z7Fy0ARH"