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Flora Shedden: how to bake a perfect loaf of bread

The building permissions are finally in place for ARAN bakery. At last, we can start work. The biggest job involves dropping the entire bakery ceiling. The timber dates back 200 years and, as much as I would love to keep the old beams, I have been told that everything must go – joists, beams and …

How to Restore Vintage Cast Iron Pans

Serious Eats has become a pretty great resource for cast iron cooking, thanks to some of the articles Kenji has written on the topic, from recipes to care and maintenance guides as well as some serious myth busting.<p>One of the wonders of cast iron is that it's tough as nails, and can last for …

Top 10 must-try Northern Thai dishes

Think you know Thai food? Think again. Thailand's cuisine takes a different form every time it crosses a provincial border, and the dishes of Thailand's northern provinces are no exception.<p>Northern Thai food is a world away from the dishes you’ve probably encountered at your local Thai restaurant …

Food & Dining

Oil leak discovered by workers in Alaska's Cook Inlet

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An oil leak has been discovered in Alaska's Cook Inlet, causing a major oil and gas producer to shut down two of its platforms there, officials say.<p>Hilcorp Alaska LLC workers felt an impact on the company's Anna Platform shortly before noon Saturday, then noticed an oil …

Oil & Gas Industry

Chuck Berry: A Life in Pictures

Rock Music

Bywater Bakery now open and serving breakfast and lunch | NOLA.com

Chaya Conrad opened Bywater Bakery on Jan. 6, but at first, she only sold king cakes. And she sold a lot. She estimates that by Ash Wednesday, her …

New Orleans

Red Sox could reportedly bat top prospect Andrew Benintendi third this season

Andrew Benintendi might open the season as Boston's third-place hitter<p>Depending on the source, Boston Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi is either …

Boston Red Sox

The most famous author from every state

First, we looked coast to coast to find the most famous book set in every state. Now we're hitting the books to discover the most famous author from every state.<p>Not all the choices were cut and dry. To qualify for this list, the famed authors had to be born in their respective states, but not …

Books

'The Lost Book Of The Grail' Is The One Book Every Bibliophile Needs To Read This Winter

Do you prefer pen and paper to keyboards and computers, ancient history to modern technology, and physical books to anything in the digital world? …

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The Arts

A Neglected South American Masterpiece

It took sixty years for Antonio Di Benedetto’s novel “Zama,” recognized in the Spanish-speaking world as a classic, to be translated into English.<p>“Zama,” a brief, indelible novel by the Argentinean writer Antonio Di Benedetto, is a work of waiting—of enforced lassitude, excruciated anticipation, …

Literature

Anjelica Huston Quotes

Quotations and aphorisms by Anjelica Huston:<p>I've always thought with relationships, that it's more about what you bring to the table than what you're …

Lucinda Williams: A Life of Testing the Limits

In a country where a woman's self-rendered sexuality can still raise eyebrows, Lucinda Williams is accustomed to testing limits.<p>If Elvis freed your body and hips and Bob Dylan freed your mind, then Williams' strong, distinctive desires and hungry, sexually-charged ghosts untied your sexuality.<p>As a …

Time I

How Winston Churchill Drove Us To Drink

The British wartime PM was a stalwart drinker and supporter of drinking and the drinks industry, believing Prohibition an ‘affront’ to mankind.<p>For …

Make homemade artisan bread part of your daily routine

<b>It sounds impossible and idealistic, but it's not. The 'Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes' method actually works.</b><p>For the past six years, I have been …

Dublin reporters warned lives 'at risk'

<b>A number of Irish journalists have been "formally notified" by police in the Republic of Ireland that their safety is at risk from organised criminals.</b><p>It follows two killings in a gangland feud in Dublin in the past week.<p>In a statement, Independent News and Media (INM), which owns the Irish …

Ireland

Watch Patti Smith Read from Virginia Woolf, and Hear the Only Surviving Recording of Woolf’s Voice

In the video above, poet, artist, National Book Award winner, and “godmother of punk” Patti Smith reads a selection from Virginia Woolf’s 1931 …

Great Story: How Neil Young Introduced His Classic 1972 Album Harvest to Graham Nash

Graham Nash, of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, has a new book out, <i>Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life.</i> And that means he's doing interviews, many …

The Best Dishes From Every Indian State And Their Authentic Recipes Are Right Here

The whole world sees India as a colourful country and one famous for food. Most of the international recipe shows are turning to India for a unique …

Watch 125 Korean Feature Films Free Online, Thanks to the Korean Film Archive

If you've kept up even casually international viewing habits over the past fifteen years, you've watched a Korean movie or two. Maybe you've enjoyed …

Italo Calvino Offers 14 Reasons We Should Read the Classics

In a previous post, we brought you the voice of Italian fantasist Italo Calvino, reading from his <i>Invisible Cities</i> and <i>Mr. Palomar</i>. Both of those …

Take a Virtual Tour of Hieronymus Bosch’s Bewildering Masterpiece The Garden of Earthly Delights

Art historians have argued about the meaning of <i>The Garden of Earthly Delights---</i>Hieronymus Bosch's enormously sized, lavishly detailed, and …

Virtual Reality

Albert Einstein Tells His Son The Key to Learning & Happiness is Losing Yourself in Creativity (or “Finding Flow”)

As one particularly astute observer of human emotions might put it, it is a truth universally acknowledged that we can’t all be Albert Einstein. In …

Albert Einstein
Water
Literature

9 French Colonials That Channel Classic New Orleans Style

Landmarks of Boston, in Trouble

The future of both the Citgo sign in Kenmore Square and the Old Northern Avenue Bridge are suddenly in question.<p>It was a strange, unsettling kind of feeling as Boston pondered a couple of changes in the cityscape last month: the dismantling of the Old Northern Avenue Bridge, a century-old …