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The Best Ramen in Tokyo

Suzuran<p>1-7-12 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku<p><b>Order:</b> Kakuni Tanmen<p>If there’s a New York-born Jewish guy who knows his Tokyo ramen, it’s Ivan Orkin. He lived in the …

Japan

How LeBron James fixed his back and is on track to play all 82 games

In the past 15 years, stories about LeBron James' body have become a bit legendary with teammates.<p>Seeing him turn his ankle nearly 90 degrees only to …

Spurs Continuing Homegrown Ways with Point Guard of the Future Dejounte Murray

SAN ANTONIO — The entirety of Dejounte Murray's rookie season played out, in a microcosm, during his first 15 seconds of action in his team’s 95-83 loss to the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night at the AT&T Center.<p>The San Antonio Spurs trailed by 13 when Murray replaced Patty Mills with 3:48 remaining. …

Basketball

Spotlight or No Spotlight, Giannis Antetokounmpo Is an NBA Superstar

NEW YORK — It's early in the third quarter of the Milwaukee Bucks' 111-93 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. Sean Kilpatrick feeds Trevor Booker a bounce pass just outside the paint. Booker surveys the landscape for a tick, quickly realizing he won't establish proper position as his defender pushes up …

NBA

Inside Stephanie Izard's Duck Duck Goat

In an Internet culture obsessed with (hashtag!) authenticity — a word that's horribly impossible to define — chef Stephanie Izard has a claim that makes us smile: Her new Chinese restaurant, Duck Duck Goat, is "reasonably authentic." Yes, it's inspired by weeks of travel through China and America's …

Why Award-Winning Mixologist, Marvin Martinez, Thinks the Negroni is the Perfect Cocktail

<i>What I Drink is a series featuring legendary bartenders to learn about how they got started, what they love to drink and discover their go-to</i> …

The secret to Japanese grilling

Considered the world’s best fuel for grilling, chefs around the world swear that Kishu Binchotan imparts meat and seafood with a flavour unachievable using other charcoals.<p>Wakayama Prefecture, a sparsely populated region in Japan’s Kansai region, is renowned for its plums and mandarin oranges. Less …

NBA history in the making: How Stephen Curry broke the 3-pointer record

His historic pace<p>Curry:<br>56 games<p>Next four totals<p>Games into the season<p>Location of Curry's 3-pointers<p>By Player Assists<p>By type of shot<p>Most 3s by …

An MIT physicist analyzes Stephen Curry’s “impossible” game-winning three-point shot

On Saturday night (Feb. 27), Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry made a stunning shot. With 0.6 seconds left in overtime and his team tied with Oklahoma City Thunder, 118-118, Curry aimed for the basketball hoop 38 feet away and actually made the shot, winning the game by three …

The holy grail of ramen dishes

While Tokyo has Japan’s only Michelin-starred ramen restaurant, the noodle consistently voted as the nation’s most delicious comes from a tiny, family-run shop in Wakayama City.<p>I watched without blinking as a row of six hands performed a bullet-fast dance: a splash of soy sauce, a shower of …

Alex Wong on Stephen Curry's youth games in Toronto

Did you know Stephen Curry is going to be an All-Star this year?<p>Same.<p>Fellow colleague of mine, also one of the funniest guys on Twitter and the …

Here are the plays NBA teams use to get 3-point shooters wide open

NBA teams have never put a greater emphasis on 3-pointers. Since 2010-11, a league-wide record for perimeter shots attempted has been set each and …

The secret ingredient that makes vegetarian ramen taste almost porky

Chef Jonah Kim knows how to make a vegetarian ramen taste as creamy as the richest pork broth-based bowl: He adds soy milk. Not just any soy milk, though. The chef at Yona restaurant in Arlington buys Banrai brand, a Japanese product that is chiefly used to make tofu, due to its thicker consistency …

NBA All-Star Game Shoes 2016: Ranking the Best Kicks

NBA All-Star Weekend is a time when basketball fans get to take a break from the daily grind and kick back. Between the Three-Point Contest, Slam Dunk Contest and the game itself, the world will enjoy a consistent display of hoops greatness.<p>Along with the players and festivities, we also get to …

Shoes

Chinese Chefs Compete for Gold in Times Square Culinary Competition

NEW YORK—When it comes to Chinese cuisine, most of us in the Western world are only familiar with Cantonese and Sichuan food—dishes from the south …

Experts reveal how to make perfect cheese on toast

As cheese toastie specialists proliferate and the humble grilled sandwich gets a gourmet makeover, we canvas the experts to find out how to make the perfect cheese on toast<p>Single-item menus continue to thrive in London: hot on the heels of <b>porridge</b>, <b>cereal</b> and <b>crisp sandwiches</b> specialists comes a …

10 Recipes That Break the Hard-Boiled Egg Mold

<i>Pictured: Horseradish Deviled Eggs with Seared Steak and Blue Cheese recipe from CHOW</i>There’s a reason hard-boiled eggs never go out of style: they’re …

10 Traditional Irish Dishes You Should Know

One of the most common misconceptions about eating in Ireland is that all you'll enjoy are potatoes, because that's the only thing the Irish are good at cooking. Well, we're here to prove that notion wrong.<p>Sure, our Irish ancestors loved their potatoes, but Ireland's food scene is rapidly changing, …

Demystify That Whole 'Seasonal Cooking' Thing With These 5 Simple Guidelines

Nobody's perfect, but there are some simple rules of seasonal cooking you should learn and love.<p>These days, it's almost impossible to talk about inspired cooking without talking about seasonality. Choosing and working with the right ingredients isn't hard, but it does require a little know-how and …

Food Preservation

Borscht Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Borscht is the greatest recipe of all time. Here's why.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we’re using this series as an opportunity to wax poetic about them. Associate food editor Claire Saffitz's grandmother's</i> …

Ice Cream

Carbs Are Your Friend: Our Guide to New-Wave, Artisanal Bread

We might be living in the age of gluten-free everything, but the quality of artisanal bread baking in America has never been higher.<p></head>Mahogany-crusted loaves, dark, dense ryes, buckwheat baguettes. America’s bread scene is changing before our eyes. But, like anything worth geeking out over, …

Baking

Joakim Noah: An NBA Breed All His Own

<b>There are point guards. There are point forwards. And then there is Chicago’s point center — a rarity by any historical measure.</b><p><b>(REMEMBER TO LOG IN</b> …

A Super-Athlete Finally Wrote a Cookbook That's Appetizing

If there’s one thing all running cookbooks have in common, it’s that you never really want to make the recipes. Whole wheat pizza with textured vegetable protein “pepperoni” and non-fat “cheese?” Pass.<p>But fat has a new, unlikely champion: Olympic medalist and elite marathoner Shalane Flanagan. …

Food

4 Essential Tips for Cooking Tomatoes

Here, Andrew Zimmern offers tips for cooking with tomatoes and shares one incredibly easy recipe.<p><i>Here, tips for cooking with tomatoes and one</i> …

4 Foods That Burn Belly Fat

That pesky trouble spot will be gone before you know it!<p><i>This article was repurposed with permission from</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>The secret to lasting weight loss does not come down to complicated calorie-counting and weight-loss gimmicks. Instead, it's about working with your body's natural hunger and sleep …

Nutrition

The 10 Most Historic Restaurants and Inns in the World

Food... a fundamental element of life, one of the more enjoyable aspects of humanity and reason enough to travel the world.<p>Different smells and flavors, the heat of the kitchens, the sound of clinking glasses and people's conversations and white table cloths -- the establishment of restaurants has …

Crockpot Meals Working Parents Can Prep in 10 Minutes

The idea of fast crockpot meals seems like an oxymoron. After all, crockpots are specifically designed for slow cooking, and it’s not unusual for a …

8 Common Mistakes When Cooking Vegetables

Carrots? Check! Broccoli? Got it. Kale? No brainer! If the drawers in your fridge are filled with produce that actually finds its way to your dinner …

The Food Lab: How to Grill or Broil Tofu That's Really Worth Eating

Raise your hand if tofu is your favorite food! Yeah, I thought so. Not all that many of you. Us tofu-lovers don't get a whole lot of understanding 'round these parts. In large part, it's because—at least in this country—tofu has the unfortunate reputation of being a meat substitute. Few Americans …

Cauliflower is back - and you'd better try it roasted

If ever a vegetable were ripe for reappraisal it is surely the good old-fashioned cauli. So roast it, sear it, sauté and crush it...<p>Only four years ago <b>I wrote a pleading piece about cauliflower</b>. I was worried about it. Sales were plummeting, growers were despairing, purple sprouting broccoli and …

Cauliflower