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10 Ways Legal Marijuana Could Change The Food World In The Next 10 Years

Over the past decade, the culinary world has started to pick up a faint whiff of marijuana smoke. Famous, reputable chefs across the country have copped to their love of marijuana, and its utility in their creative processes. Because weed makes food taste better! Even science says so.<p>Meanwhile, the …

Building boom and drought collide on Catalina Island

Signs of drought and anxiety are everywhere in this quaint harbor town.<p>Hotels are shipping laundry to the mainland for washing, contractors are mixing cement with water they import by barge and residents are squaring off with developers over choices between rationing and curbing growth.<p>The disputes …

The 14 Hottest New Sandwiches Around the U.S.

Just like everything else, sandwiches also get a makeover come spring. Check out 14 of the hottest new combos across the country, from an unconventional lobster roll in Denver to a vegetarian-friendly pita in Atlanta.<p><b>Washington, DC: D.Q.M.W. (Don't Question My Wife) Sandwich at Society Fair</b><p>This …

10 Weird But Magical Flavor Pairings You Have To Taste To Believe

Anyone who's ever tried a peanut butter and pickle sandwich or a bacon-fried Oreo knows that the best flavor pairings often come as a total surprise. But why stop with a singular taste test when you could make entire breakfasts, lunches and dinners of weird yet delicious flavor mashups?<p>When you …

7 Delectable Desserts That Inspire 'Oohs' and 'Aahs'

We eat first with our eyes, so these impressive-looking desserts will get people talking.<p><b>1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie</b><p>Just mention chocolate and peanut butter and people will swoon. This tart -- with a chocolate crust, creamy peanut butter filling and chocolate ganache topping -- lives up to the …

Here's What Makes City Bakery's Caramelized French Toast So Damn Good

Sometimes a food just grabs you and won't let go. You either give in and indulge, or you let that captivating flavor -- which you can practically still taste -- hold you hostage until you finally surrender and make the food yours again. Either way, eventually you will need to learn everything there …

Disney World Will Serve A $115 Steak

Forget chocolate-covered funnel cake and lollipops bigger than your baby's head. Eating is about to get more extreme at Disney World with a shmancily-priced piece of meat.<p>According to Disney Food Blog, a restaurant called The Boathouse will be coming this spring (April 13th is the soonest possible …

Peeps Skillet S'mores Are The Solution To Leftover Easter Loot

Before we explain a thing, let us show you something:<p>Photo credit: How Sweet It Is<p>You want a piece of that, right? That ooey, gooey, melted marshmallow goodness? Us too. We could happily drown in such a creation. Luckily, no dying is necessary for a taste of this chocolate peanut butter Peeps …

Inside the Sun Noodle Factory, Ramen Suppliers to Momofuku, Ivan Orkin, and More

Find out why the greatest thing to come out of New Jersey since Bon Jovi is ramen.<p>Some of the greatest things to come out of New Jersey: Bon Jovi, Tony Soprano, and—ramen? Seriously. Located in the heart of an industrial park in Teterboro, Sun Noodle has been crafting traditionally-inspired …

Sometimes You Just Need Pudding; Here Are 11 Recipes

Chocolate, vanilla, rice, and tapioca—we love all pudding equally. Here are 11 great recipes for it.<p><b>There's something very comforting about pudding</b>, whether it is of the chocolate or rice variety. It's just you, a bowl, and a spoon, ya know? We feel you. Here are 11 recipes to satiate that need.

Dessert

'Spring Forward' With These 12 Quick Brunch Recipes

These 12 quick brunch recipes are perfect to make when you've lost an hour of sleep (thanks Daylight Savings!).<p>For those of us who like sleep (that is, everyone) it's the most dreaded morning of the year: The day we "spring forward" into Daylight Savings Time. The bad news: We've lost an hour. The …

Breakfast

Oscars 2015: Secrets of the limo drivers

<b>More than 1,000 limousines will fill the streets of Los Angeles ahead of the Academy Awards. One limo manager shares his secrets.</b><p>On Oscar night - this year 22 February - the usually car-clogged streets of Hollywood fall silent because everyone is at a viewing party or, if they're very lucky, …

Los Angeles

The 15 Most Surreal Destinations to Visit in 2015

Be prepared for dropped jaws, kids.<p>1. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives<p>photo: Doug Perinne<p>2. Antelope Canyon in Arizona, United States<p>photo: Laura Grier<p>3. Cave of Crystals, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico<p>photo: Adventure Medicine<p>4. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia<p>photo: PlanetDen.com<p>5. Tunnel of Love …

The Food Lab's Definitive Guide to Prime Rib

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Ribs<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Is there anything more truly beautiful than a perfect prime rib? A deep brown crust crackling with salt and fat, sliced open to reveal a juicy pink center that extends from edge to edge, the faint but distinct funk …

20 Ways to Travel Better (PHOTOS)

There are two types of travelers in this world: those who put up with the difficulties and occasional indignities of travel and those who are determined to triumph over them.<p>If you're in the former camp, take note: with so much new technology available at your fingertips--and so many companies …

Our Ability To Digest Alcohol May Have Been Key To Our Survival

As we're sipping away on a glass of stout or Merlot, we probably take for granted our ability to digest the alcohol in the drink. Alcohol, or dietary ethanol (as scientists like to call it), is technically a toxin — imbibing too much can lead to a hangover and even poisoning, of course.<p>But thanks …

The 12 Best Islands You've Never Heard Of

By: Lauren Everitt<p><i>Credit: Flickr/rapidtravelchai</i><p>Islands are supposed to be places to get away from it all, but if you limit your vacationing to, say, Hawaii, you'll find yourself surrounded by 8,174,460 tourists you didn't manage to get away from (those are real statistics, btw). We went to the …

Finally, A Folding Electric Bike That Can Easily Fit Inside A Backpack

Foldable bikes have always promised flexibility for bikers.<p>But most end up being far too inconvenient to ever use in a city. They are often too expensive, difficult to ride, and too big or heavy to realistically carry around with you.<p>It seemed as if finding a bike that is small enough to be …

The Most Beautiful Remote Destinations Worth The Trek

It's a small world and it seems to be shrinking all the time.<p>We're now well into 2014 and there isn't much left on earth that hasn't been poked, prodded and probed by the human race. Aside from the deepest depths of the ocean, there aren't many places left that are total and complete …

A spacewalk selfie, the Giant Squid Nebula and an origami solar array – in pictures

On 24 August a flare erupted from the sun, seen on the left edge of our home star in this image from Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (above). Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation, which can’t penetrate the Earth’s atmosphere to harm humans but can disrupt the layer through which GPS and …

How to Cook Lobster Mexican-Style, According to Chef Shannon Bard

Chef Shannon Bard from Zapoteca in Portland, ME, brings together Mexico and Maine in lobster tacos.<p>We never say no to lobster, pretty much as a rule, but when we heard about <b>Chef Shannon Bard</b> from Zapoteca restaurant in Portland, Maine, and her <b>chipotle chile lobster tacos</b>, the combination gave us …

Cooking

How to enjoy recreational marijuana in Colorado when most places are smoke-free

<i>My hotel room is non-smoking. So is every restaurant and bar in Colorado. So are the ski areas. Wait, what? I was promised pot tourism and legal</i> …

Saving Space with a Suspended Bedroom

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>The first thing you notice in this combination living area is of course the bed suspended from the ceiling. Accessible by narrow staircase …