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Condé Nast Traveler 'Travelogue:' At Last, Podcast

We're getting into the podcast business, with a weekly conversation about where we've been and what we've discovered, the people and places beckoning us next, the food and shops and events worth getting on a plane for.<p>The digital content game can feel bewildering. Each week, some great new platform …

5 New Travel Startups Helping Solve International Travelers' Problems

International travelers already spend lots of energy, time, and money to visit places often unfamiliar to them and where technology may not be what …

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32 maps that will teach you something new about the world

EVER THOUGHT TO YOURSELF, “How many smaller countries could you fit into Australia?” Or possibly, “Which countries in the western hemisphere have …

The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media Marketing

Social media loves creativity<b>,</b> and anyone who plans and implements a marketing campaign for these platforms must understand this. Great content and …

How to Turn 1 Batch of Caramelized Onions into 5 Dinners

I will never forget my first taste of caramelized onions.<p>I was 23 years old, and some dear friends had made an extra-large batch of Ina Garten’s pan-fried onion dip just for me. At this point in my culinary experience, I didn’t really <i>do</i> onions, or any kind of creamy-dip that could possibly contain …

Inside the New Yorker's 2015 Food Issue

Here is a look at The <i>New Yorker's</i> annual food issue, which will hit newsstands and mailboxes this week. For those who do not subscribe, the articles are also now available online. First up is a piece about the evolution of fast food in America by Michael Specter called "Freedom From Fries." It …

Try three easy one-pot pastas that'll leave your kitchen mess-free

Most pasta meals sound easy, but it's always a bit of a nuisance to boil a separate pot of water in order to cook your pasta. But why use a second pot when you can cook it right in the same pan as the rest of your ingredients? These three one-pot recipes make pasta dinners (and the cleanup) …

Ian Young's Cream Cheese Frosting

Top Sweet Zucchini Cupcakes with this frosting, submitted by reader Ian Young of Oakland, California.

Chocolate Pies and Tarts

You can’t go wrong when luscious chocolate is matched with caramel, nuts, fruit, whipped cream, custard fillings, or flaky pie crust. Browse our collection of the best pie and tart recipes featuring chocolate in the fillings, crusts, toppings, or throughout.<p>A crispy crust made from ice cream cones …

Our Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Be careful not to overbake these cookies so that they'll have a chewy texture. If you like gooey chocolate chips, microwave the cookies for a few seconds.

Our Best Sugar Cookie Recipes

Yellow Butter Cupcakes

Classic yellow butter cupcakes got perfectly with a variety of frostings -- from Chocolate Ganache Glazes to our classic Seven-Minute Frosting.

How to Assemble a Layer Cake

With the proper tools and techniques, you can master the assembly of a gorgeous layer cake. Read on for our full set of instructions.<p>Seen here: Tender Lemon Cake and Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Classic Cake Recipes

Serious home bakers will want to master these crowd-pleasing recipes for cheesecake, chocolate cake, carrot cake, and more.<p>First up: What could make traditional red velvet cake even better? Chocolate, of course!