Jessica Armstrong

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Meet 5 Rising Fashion Stars Putting Chinese Design on the Map

Fashion China<p>Photo: Courtesy of Thames & Hudson<p>“The field of fashion in China today has now opened up as a ground of experimentation and possibility.” So notes <b>Hung Huang</b>—“the <b>Oprah</b> of China”—in her foreword to <i>Fashion China</i> (Thames & Hudson), the first major illustrated book on the country’s …

Almond & Coconut Cake: A Happy Accident

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Looking for salad and ending up with cake</i>—<i>my life in eight words.</i><p>I almost over-baked this cake. I was sitting on the couch with the …

9 Ways to Use Vinegar for More Beautiful Skin and Hair

Even if you never cook, you'll definitely want to grab a bottle.<p>Contrary to popular belief, vinegar—apple cider vinegar, to be exact—may not help you lose weight. But it <i>can</i> help you step up your beauty routine. This multi-tasking ingredient can be used to prevent acne and make nail polish last …

Your Pastry Cream Can Do Better

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52—with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Learn the secret to the smoothest, brightest pastry cream of your life. Your éclairs will thank you for it.</i><p>Pastry cream—<i>crème pâtissière</i> if you are classically trained—is a …

Everything You Need to Know to Start Baking Awesome Bread

Hi everyone, and welcome to our brand new bread column. Think of this as a safe space, committed to talking about—and demystifying—your breads and doughs. It's a vast world with a whole lot of potential for experimentation, but the root of the problem is this: Yeast, mysterious and giving, seems to …

Chocolate-Malt Cake

10 Servings<p>Prep Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>September 2010Print<p>Ingredients<p>Chocolate-Malt Crumbs<p>2/3 cup Milk Crumbs (click for recipe)<p>6 tablespoons Ovaltine Chocolate Malt Mix<p>1 1/2 ounces high-quality white chocolate (such as Lindt or Perugina), chopped<p>Malt-Fudge Sauce<p>1 1/3 cups Ovaltine Chocolate …

A Short and Sweet Video Tutorial on How to Capture a Night Sky Time-Lapse with Your DSLR

UK-based videographer Cal Thomson recently got into astrophotography and creating time-lapses of the starry night sky. After receiving good responses …

Is It Possible to Make Homemade Yogurt as Good as White Moustache's?

White Moustache produces some of the best small-batch yogurt you can find. But can you replicate the product at home?<p>It’s true, New Yorkers are crazy. We’ll pay $6 for a White Moustache yogurt—that is, if we can make it to one of the two dozen places that receive a tiny allotment each week. But you …

11 Luscious Chocolate Cakes for Valentine’s Day

Chocolate cake is almost always number one on everyone’s list of favorite desserts, let alone comfort foods. Try one of these irresistible 11 for …

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Texas Sheet Cake

Hello hello everyone! I’m Holly and I write the food blog Life as a Lofthouse. Cooking and baking are my biggest passions. I love being in my …

The Food Lab: Better-Than-Twix Chocolate-Covered Caramel-Filled Shortbread Cookies

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>Just because something's your favorite doesn't mean that it can't be improved upon. The Beatles woulda been better had Magical Mystery Tour never appeared in their catalogue. Any given bathtub could be improved by making it just an …

Powers of Two: The Creative and Healing Energy of a Pair

One autumn morning in 2005, I dropped my kids off at preschool and immediately broke down in tears.<p>Pushing an empty double stroller down a few houses …

Why We Need to Seek Out Feedback -- Even When it Hurts

A young woman I've been mentoring called me the other day, distraught. "It happened again," said Ms. Fragile. "I just finished a big project and loads of people told me it went really well. But my boss called me and once again, starting going over all the ways I could have handled things better -- …

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Turkish Coffee Brownies

A spoonful of cardamom added to espresso powder gives these brownies a decidedly Middle Eastern flavor. Perfect as a post-meal pick-me-up, or to keep your dinner guests perked.<p>Excerpted from Balaboosta by Einat Admony (Artisan Books). Copyright � 2013. Photographs by Quentin Bacon.<p><b>Read more: Bake</b> …

Parisian Macarons Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> These are small, sweet almond meringue cookies that, when properly made, puff into a smooth-topped matte round with a craggy ring on the bottom, referred to as “the foot.” The foot is the grand prize of macaron making and, like the smooth, uncracked top, it’s a sign of a job well …