Gabrielle Van Neste

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5 Ways to Make Out-of-Season Tomatoes Taste Better

Here's how to make grocery store tomatoes taste better with some simple tricks and preparations.<p><i>Is a winter tomato a tomato at all? (Credit: Melissa Finkelstein)</i><p>We've said it before, and we'll say it again:<p>no out-of-season, grocery store fruit or vegetable is as disappointing as a mealy, watery, …

Black Bean and Roasted Sweet Potato Burger

Ingredients<p>1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into small 1-inch chunks<br>• 1 onion, sliced (optional)<br>• 1 tomato, sliced (optional)<br>• 4 whole-wheat bun, …

One-Pot Wonders: Easy Cioppino

As a kid, one of my favorite activities was stirring the simmering tomato sauce that my dad was making (he's the food lover and cook of my parents), mostly because I loved using a wooden spoon to scrape the sides of the pan, where the sauce crept up and thickened, resulting in a sweet, concentrated …

Road Trip: Amalfi Coast, Italy

Wind your way through the villages, beaches, and mountains of Italy's most scenic stretch of coastline.<p>The Costiera Amalfitana, or Amalfi Coast, is widely considered Italy's most scenic stretch of coastline, a landscape of towering bluffs, pastel-hued villages terraced into hillsides, precipitous …

The 'Smallest House In Italy' Is Architecturally Stunning

Architect and designer Marco Pierazzi saw the potential in an abandoned, one-room alleyway house just steps from Roman landmarks like the Pantheon and Saint Peter's Square. He bought it, fixed it up, and lived there with his wife until their child was born.<p>While it's not commercially available, …

100 Trips You Must Take In Your Lifetime

Marvel at the majestic scenery in Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, Chile.<p>See giant tortoises and sea lions in the Galapagos Islands.<p>Taste …

Insider Secrets of Rome

<i>Photo Courtesy of Kaeli Conforti. Article by The Editors of Budget Travel.</i><p>Heaping plates of light-as-air pasta. Art by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini. Some of the most entertaining people-watching on the planet. Rome is a city like no other. But as welcoming as it can be, to the first-time …

How to choose a South Pacific island

The South Pacific confounds even the savviest map buffs with its splatter of dots spread across the world's biggest ocean. What you can't tell from a map, or even most tourist brochures is that these palm-laden pinpricks are as diverse as the region is vast. While the postcards might look similar, …

Your Life in a Backpack: What to Pack For 6 Months Traveling Abroad

Think back to your last vacation. I bet your suitcases were so stuffed you had to sit on them just to get the zipper closed, and that was just for one week! Now imagine if you had to pack absolutely everything you needed for six months on the road, or even a year, and it all had to fit into one big …

A Weekend in San Francisco - Where to Eat and Stay

San Francisco has always been one of my favorite places to visit. The charming city is known to be one of the food capitals of the world, and for good reason. Here are my recommends on where to eat and stay:<p><b>Eat:</b><p>B. Patisserie $<p>Opened earlier this year, the lower Pacific Heights patisserie will …

Easy Ice Cream Recipes (You Don't Need an Ice Cream Maker!)

recipes by Adeena Sussman, <i>SELF</i>; photographs by Levi Brown<p><b>Creamy, cool, refreshing: These ice creams are all low-cal and simple to make. Bring on the goose bumps!</b><p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Follow SELF on Twitter: www.twitter.com/SELFmagazine

Escape The Heat Wave And Go Skiing In Chile's Andes Mountains

I went skiing in Chile's Andes Mountains at the Valle Nevado ski resort and it was one of the most incredible travel experiences I've had.<p><b>Click here to see Chile's Valle Nevado ski resort >></b><p>The ski resort-village is located just 21 miles outside of Santiago, Chile. But to get there, you must …

The Perfect Poach

Makes 2 Servings<p>We consulted the perfectionists at Thomas Keller's Per Se in New York, where chef de cuisine Eli Kaimeh gave us his number-one piece of advice (and recipe) for the perfect poached egg: Start with a fresh egg. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>April …

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If all roads lead to Rome, here are 7 places to eat when you get there

Finding great Italian food in Rome is not as easy as it once was. The days of "you can never get a bad meal in Italy" never really existed, but right …

A perfect day in Trastevere, Rome's favourite neighbourhood

You’ve thrown coins into the Trevi Fountain and marvelled at the Colosseum – what next? Take a trip across the Tiber river to Trastevere, a charming medieval neighbourhood with a fiery temperament. A stroll around Trastevere, a formerly working-class district with a heady nightlife, will take you …

How to Eat Like a Local in Greece

Every summer, urban Grecians migrate from the mainland to many of the country’s mythical islands. Here, away from the chaos of the cities, Greeks …

Two-Ingredient Magic Shell

Every week at Food52, a DIY expert spares us a trip to the grocery store and shows us how to make small batches of great foods at home.<p>Today: How to make magic shell at home, with just two pantry ingredients.<p>- Marian Bull, assistant editor at Food52.com<p>There's magic hiding in your cupboard.<p>It's not …

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Wildlife Encounters<p>As a wildlife buff, I’ve had countless of encounters with animals in the wild. These are some of my best wildlife …

Packing secrets from savvy travellers

We searched Quora.com to find out what common items veteran jetsetters pack that rookies do not, and got a suitcase full of answers.<p>Most seasoned travellers tend to pack light. After all, who wants to be weighed down with a load of luggage on a trip? But what these veterans lack in quantity they …

Top things to do in Rome

Few cities evoke the sheer wonder and amazement of Rome. Ancient history, outstanding art and religious icons are around every corner and when it all gets too much you can just join the locals in sipping espresso in one of the city's many squares. With so much to see and do, the real test will be …

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Italy's Dizzy Amalfi Coast

There's something about Italy's Amalfi Coast that makes people put up with horrible traffic, high prices, and having to climb up and down every time you want to get somewhere. And yet, it's been attracting holiday-goers for centuries.<p>With each visit to Sorrento, I book my favorite taxi driver, …

Top Winery Restaurants Around the World

Visiting wineries around the world is an all-time luxury. And more often than not a visit to one includes more than just getting to taste great wine. …