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Here's what it's like to eat at the best restaurant in America

Enjoying a meal at one of America's best restaurants can be an experience to last a lifetime.<p>Business Insider recently released its list of the 50 best restaurants in the country. We combined six noteworthy lists compiled by food critics, experts, and diners to come up with a definitive ranking of …

Hospitality

The Vegetarian Sandwich That's Impossible to Dislike

Cheese gives us a lot to be thankful for, you know?<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin. This is assistant food editor Amelia Rampe's recipe for a</i> …

'My best travel discovery of 2016'

Inspired by the surprises thrown up in our weekly A great little place I know series, we asked writers and adventurers to share their best discovery of the year<p><b>Peter Frankopan, historian and author</b><br>The world of 2016 is not all doom and gloom. In Asia, things are changing fast as the Silk Roads rise …

The 20 best books of the year, according to readers

No one knows good books better than the people who read them.<p>Book recommendation sharing website Goodreads just released its 2016 Goodreads Choice …

​Forget home rentals, Airbnb wants to be your travel agent

National park tips: Is there a greater road in Montana than this? Doubt it

You need to drive a big chunk of Glacier National Park's Going-to-the-Sun Road — or better yet, be driven in one of the park's beloved vintage-1930s Red Buses.<p>Chiseled into stony mountain slopes of Montana in the 1930s and buried in snow for most of the year, it's one of the most implausible, …

National Parks

Amazing Food Storage Tips From 19th Century

A generation or two ago, families had the good sense to always maintain a good food storage program because they understood that bad things can …

Dark chocolate pots de creme

Preheat your oven to 180 C /350 F .<p>Heat the cream , sugar , coffee and salt until sugar dissolves and the mixture starts bubbling around the …

Dessert

5 Surprising Things Chinese Herbs Could Fix

For generations, the Chinese have long been using herbs to treat disease and ailments. In fact, the mystic energy that surrounds the healing powers …

Immune System

This Is the Most Popular Breakfast Sandwich on Pinterest

When a yogurt parfait or smoothie just won't cut it in the morning, a breakfast sandwich will surely be your ticket to breakfast success. What recipe …

Breakfast

10 Of The Absolute Best Sandwiches That Have Ever Happened

Since sandwiches seem to be the go-to word for the past few days after <i>Buzzfeed</i> dissed our ice-cream sandwich, we thought it would be fun to do our …

Ginger Ale Recipe

Ginger is a home remedy that is sometimes used for nausea and motion sickness. Use this recipe for homemade ginger ale instead of buying it in the …

How to Grow and Harvest Lavender

Lavender is one of the best-loved herbs in the garden, and for good reason. Not only is it attractive and scented, this versatile plant thrives in …

In the kitchen: A mezze party and some strange fruit

August is a fantastic time to hit your local farmers markets, as well as to translate that produce into seasonal recipes — as you doubtless know if you're reading this newsletter. We can help with that, of course, and so can local writer Amelia Saltsman, author of the "The Santa Monica Farmers' …

Meet the 26-year-old Syrian refugee who took a gruelling 55-day journey from Aleppo to Hull

In September 2015, then Prime Minister David Cameron pledged that Britain would "live up to its moral responsibility" and take 20,000 more Syrian refugees from camps on the borders of Syria by 2020.<p>However, a Home Affairs Committee report released on August 4 said that it is "unlikely" that Britain …

Baghdad

15 colourful lakes and rivers that must be seen to be believed

Who knows why the Olympic diving pool turned green? As the world contemplates its new murky, unappetising shade, we look to the lakes and rivers that are naturally colourful – but alas, totally unsuitable for diving.<p>1. Lake Hillier, Australia<p>The water of this bubblegum pink pool – on Middle Island, …

New Zealand

Ecuador’s Wild Side

Save Place<p>Quito, Ecuador<p>One translation of the Quichua word guango into English is a mouthful: "a place of great mountains that crisscross, whose …

South America

The Best Pressure Cookers and Multi-Cookers

Remember all those late-night infomercials in the '80s, hawking appliances that were promised to replace every single other appliance in your kitchen? The bad news is that there's no real-world gadget that'll do that, but the good news is that modern electric multi-cookers are the closest we've …

Cuisine and Specialties of Madrid for Gourmets | Where to Eat in Madrid - Best Restaurants

Cuisine of Madrid for gourmets. Places for dinner - best restaurants<p>Visiting restaurants of Madrid will be interesting not only to fans of Spanish …

Itinerary - Best of Central America in Guatemala, Central America - G Adventures

Day 1San José<p>Arrive at any time.<p>Arrive at any time. Check into our hotel and enjoy the city. Please try to arrive before 6pm for an important group …

The Best Hotel Breakfasts in the World

Gone are the days of boring continental breakfasts. Instead, we're saying "good morning" with dumplings, prosciutto with sliced melon, and airy eggs Benedict at some of the best breakfasts our editors have eaten at hotels around the world.<p>Aman Tokyo, Japan<p>Chiltern Firehouse, London<p>Upper House, Hong …

Breakfast

Efendi offers Vancouver a first taste of authentic Uyghur cuisine

The banquet-style dining room at Efendi Uyghur Restaurant is draped in red-silk tapestries, pink-satin slipcovers, long-necked lutes and portraits of ancient scholars that speak to the storied past of a repressed Turkic-Islamic ethnic group in the disputed Xinjiang region of China's far …

This Yogurt Lemon Lavender Cocktail Will Make You Feel Fancy AF

After a long work week, there’s nothing like relaxing with your BFFs, sipping on a few cocktails while you catch up. While you could get a six pack at your local convenience store or sip on your go-to healthy cocktail concoction, it’s time to get fancy when it comes to hanging out with your leading …

Blackberry Lavender White Chocolate Scones.

You guys!! I made us scones!!!The post Blackberry Lavender White Chocolate Scones. appeared first on Half Baked Harvest.

Afternoon Tea

Crockpot Apple Butter

Nutrition<p>View line-by-line Nutrition Insights™: Discover which ingredients contribute the calories/sodium/etc.<p>Serving Size: 1 cup (461g)<p>Recipe Makes: …

Your All-Butter Pie Dough Has Been Working Against You (& You Deserve Better)

In a cruel confluence of events, peak pie season comes at the worst time of year. Because the peaches like it hot, but pie crust wants to be cold. So we fight with butter that oozes out of dough; we persevere through crumbling and sticking; we wince at shrinking crusts. And we get really …

5 Ideas to Steal from This Tiny Stockholm Kitchen

Even before my trip to Denmark and Sweden, I had a penchant for Scandinavian design; now that I've experienced it firsthand, it's safe to say I'm …

Countertops

5 Top Cities Around The World You Have to Visit At Least Once in Your Life

Vienna, Austria<p>The largest city in Austria boasts great culture and infrastructure. Vienna is one city that you’ll want to experience. With hundreds …

4 Chicago restaurants make Bon Appetit's Top 50 list

Bon Appetit magazine has released its list of the nation's 50 best new restaurants, and four Chicago restaurants made the cut.<p>Among the 50 are the German-steakhouse hybrid Boeufhaus (1012 N. Western Ave.), Sarah Grueneberg's pasta-centric Monteverde (1020 W. Madison St.), the Indian-British Pub …