Irene Christensen

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20 things to know before you travel to Sardinia, Italy

So you want to improve your knowledge of Sardinia and you are not sure how to do it. Or you think you know the island well enough. Read on and test …

A long weekend in... Sardinia

The first thing you notice about Sardinia is the cars. Unlike neighbouring Italy, the locals do not drive like they've just spilled a pint of …

This gloriously dense and squidgy cake happens to be gluten-free and benefits from the best citrus of the season. But which nuts go with it, and does it need syrup?<p>Some foods always come heavily seasoned with memory. Damply aromatic citrus cakes transport me back to teenage trips to the Isle of …

Dessert

Meal-Prep Your January With These Recipes

Ordering takeout is so easy, but it gets expensive and occasionally (probably more often than not) lands in the not-so-healthy category. This year we …

Breakfast

Nana's Chocolate Vinegar Cake Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

A thrifty Depression-era hack just happens to make one of the fluffiest cakes around.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax poetic about them. Today, senior designer</i> …

Dessert

The 8 fastest-growing tech skills worth over $110,000

Job-hunting site Dice prides itself on helping IT pros navigate which skills to pursue. It just concluded an analysis of its database of 80,000-plus tech jobs from April 2015 through April 2016 to determine the fastest-growing skills based on job openings.<p>We then cross-checked those skills against …

Big Data

Some very special startups are still raising millions of dollars. Here's why.

With just two sentences, Jon Stein can make you question everything you thought you knew about the startup world in 2016.<p>"It was a good market to be …

Startups

Where to Eat Before or After NOLA's Spring Music Fests

The dancing, drinking and are done … or are they next up? Whether heading to or coming from French Quarter Fest or the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage …

Power To The Platform? Sony's Billion-Dollar Bid To Win The Virtual Future Just Got Real

When Sony announced yesterday that its upcoming virtual reality headset for the Playstation 4 would debut at just $399 the reaction was understandably strong: “Sony Drops A Bomb On Oculus“, Dave Thier reported here at <i>Forbes</i>. But how big a bomb? And how much damage will this do to would-be …

Virtual Reality

Here's All the Game Devs Supporting PlayStation VR

Sony has released a list of 230-plus developers and publishers that are working on PlayStation VR, the platform holder's upcoming virtual reality headset. The list includes developers from around the world, both indie and AAA.<p>"Currently more than 230 developers and publishers are working on PS VR …

Microsoft just joined Facebook and fired a huge shot at Cisco

And this news can't be making Cisco happy.<p>SONiC is software used to run an up-and-coming type of computer network switch that is rising in popularity, known as software-defined networking (SDN), that threatens to overturn Cisco's stranglehold on the network switch industry.<p>SDN takes all the fancy …

How critic Tom Sietsema selected the top 10 food cities in the US

Before ranking the country's top food cities, Tom Sietsema, the food critic for the Washington Post, visited 271 restaurants, bars, stores and …

A Genius Trick for Fluffier Buttermilk Pancakes (No Whipping Egg Whites!)

It's Sunday morning and you're out there on the internet again, looking for the fluffiest buttermilk pancakes. A lot of fancy recipes will tell you to separate your eggs, whip the whites, and fold them in gently at the end. This one isn't going to.<p>It's a move that makes sense—if you were to add …

Breakfast

Amazon begins a new chapter with opening of first physical bookstore

Amazon is opening its first physical bookstore, 20 years after the world’s biggest online retailer started selling publications on the internet.<p>The company will unveil a shop called Amazon Books at University Village in Seattle, its home city, on Tuesday.<p>Amazon will stock about 6,000 titles, with …

Books

Oracle's Larry Ellison: IBM and SAP were our biggest competitors but 'we no longer pay any attention' to them

As expected, he talked about cloud computing and more cloud computing.<p>Oracle, like all the classic IT vendors, is madly racing after cloud computing because business customers are going gaga for it, ditching their traditional way of buying software and hardware and renting it from companies like …

Oracle has a crack internal team building a completely new cloud service — here's what we know so far

Right now, Oracle has a cloud service, based at least in part on the technology it got in the acquisition of startup Nimbula. This business is struggling to gain traction against Amazon, Google, and others.<p>But Business Insider has learned that Oracle has assembled a crack team of cloud experts, …

16 Slow-Cooking Recipes for a Slow Weekend

There are the nights when dinner can't come fast enough—when we need a hot meal on the table in less time than it takes to watch an episode of TV in our pajamas (and when we proceed to watch 5 episodes after that). On such nights, we pat ourselves on the back for the fact that we cooked at all.<p>And …

Corned Beef Brisket, Potatoes, Cabbage, and Carrots for St. Patrick's Day Recipe

<b>Note:</b> You can also make this recipe using store-bought corned beef. Just skip to step 2.<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 whole flat or point cut beef …

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From Peach Cobbler to Banana Pudding: 10 Delicious Labor Day Desserts

Labor Day--the last summer hurrah. Next week, pumpkin lattes and apple spice muffins will be everywhere, so make your weekend extra sweet with these delicious summery treats.<p><b>1. Southern Peach Cobbler</b><p>In this classic Southern dessert, sweet summer peaches and warm spices are topped with buttermilk …

17 reasons why you should never visit Spain

1. You don’t like crystal clear, deserted beaches. Besides, they’re probably so remote you can’t even get a phone signal.<p>Photo: Tommie Hansen<p>2 . …

Here’s the best time to buy airline tickets in 2015

Travelers are endlessly seeking ways to crack the code of erratic airline pricing in search of the cheapest fare. A recent report (pdf) by online travel search engine Expedia and the Airlines Reporting Corporation offers some answers.<p>Tuesday has long been considered the best day of the week to book …

The 13 Greatest Destination Food Towns In America

Eating is probably the greatest excuse we've ever heard for planning a trip. But as a responsible foodie traveler, you want to make sure you're visiting a town with a local culture as rich as the jambalaya on the table.<p>We were thus ecstatic when Saveur released its annual Culinary Travel Awards, …

The Caribbean's Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Families

Family vacations are meant to be relaxing and enjoyable, but sometimes finding the right hotel, making restaurant reservations, and booking endless activities for the kids can seem more like a chore than a restful getaway. So we here at Oyster took on the impossibly taxing job of traveling to the …