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See The Most Beautiful Data Visualizations Of 2014

An infographic showcasing rappers’ relative vocabularies took first prize at the Information Is Beautiful Awards. See all the top winners here.<p>An eye-catching infographic which maps rappers according to the depth of their vocabulary won Gold for Data Visualization at the annual Kantar Information …

Data Visualization

28 Fall Weeknight Meals You Can Make in an Hour or Less

Cooking

6 Mouth-Watering Cheeseburger Recipes You Can't Swiss Out On

Swiss, blue cheese, Monterey Jack— it all tastes so much better when melted over a giant, juicy burger cooked on your very own home grill.<p>In honor of …

Cooking

Make Your Own Sushi At Home!

4 Easy Cocktail Recipes Every College Student (Ahem, 21 And Over) Needs To Know

College kids have a lot to stress over: There are the midterms, the intolerable roommates, the across-campus classes. Making a cocktail should be the last thing to shake up co-eds.<p>Sure, obstacles like mini-fridges, limited mixers and teeny, shared dorm kitchens don't lend themselves to the creation …

How to cook perfect welsh rarebit

Is welsh rarebit the world's best cheese on toast – or do you have a better version?<p>About a year ago, I devoted some 1,500 words to the best way to cook a jacket potato. Among the many comments this important subject attracted was a demand that I devoted equal attention to perfect toast "because I …

How to Dress Any Salad Green, from Arugula to Watercress

Advice on pairing salad greens with dressings, from hearty endive and kale to tender summer mâche mixes<p>Anyone can make a decent salad, but it takes some skill and know-how to create a masterpiece in green. It's important, first, to brush up on the basics: Are you sufficiently drying your greens? …

Healthy Eating

Making the Best Mojito

The mint growing in my garden is prolific. I'm really bad about getting out there and thinning it so it pretty much takes over. I don't mind though, I love sprinkling it over summer fruit and mixing it into iced tea and water in the summertime. As far as I'm concerned I could never really have …

The 19 Most Stunning Sacred Places Around the World

From mountaintop monasteries to super-modern temples, these amazing places will make you <i>believe</i>. We've gone through the tips and photos of more than a million travelers on minube to find these places which inspire, astound, and simply take our breath away. From the jungles of Indonesia to the …

Flash-Fried Brussels Sprouts With Garlic and Lime

From San Francisco to New York, Brussels sprouts are making a special appearance on the menus of trendy restaurants everywhere. The new way to serve the miniature cabbages is... fried!<p>I've never been one to follow trends, but after sampling them a few times, my husband, Marc, begged me to make them …

Never Eat A Boring, Dry, Depressing Pork Tenderloin Recipe Again (PHOTOS)

Alright, we need to talk about your pork. How many times have you ordered pork tenderloin, or brought one home to cook and ended up with a dry, bland, depressing meal? We are really sorry to report that it's happened to us on more than one occasion in both scenarios. Never again. Let's all resolve, …

Bake the Book: Apple-and-Caramel Aged Gouda Crostata

Chances are you've tried apple pie with a cheddar crust, or a lazy version that's just a slice of pie served with cheese. <i>Sweet</i> takes it a step farther, using aged Gouda instead of cheddar for an unexpected tang that still melds well with the mellow sweetness of apples.<p><b>Tips & Tweaks:</b> Making crust …

Crying Tiger Lamb From 'Everyday Thai Cooking'

Most of the dishes in <b>Katie Chin's</b> new cookbook, <i>Everyday Thai Cooking</i>, aren't terribly spicy. They have hints of heat running in the background, but most of them are geared towards the (relatively) puny American spice palate. Not so with her <b>Crying Tiger Lamb</b>, named for its ability to make even a …

Chocoholic: Chocolate Ice Cream Bon Bons

Preparing for an extended vacation, I was looking to get rid of all the odds and ends in my fridge when I came across scraps of chocolate and about a quart of rich chocolate ice cream. Good chocolate ice cream comes at a premium price here in Singapore, so I was not keen to toss it, or even eat it …

Silky Sweet & Sour Eggplant Caponata

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.</i><p><i>Today: We have a guest judge! Just Food chooses a recipe to make the most of end-of-summer bounty.</i><p>At Just Food, we love a dish …

Recipes

The Recipes That'll Help You Get More Blue Cheese In Your Life

Blue cheese is understandably polarizing. It's strong, stinky and to the uninitiated, can be visually off-putting. If you haven't taken your chances with blue cheese yet, you're selling yourself short. Whether it's Roquefort, Gorgonzola or Stilton, blue cheese is like a beautiful, deep well of …

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Dessert