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Refried Hummus Is Your New Favorite Mashup

The hummus above may look like ordinary hummus. It’s beige. It’s creamy. It has a good bit of olive oil on top. But this hummus is special because I …

Mashups

100 Essential Skills Every Backpacker Should Know

Before the TripMake a firestarterEasy Dryer lint and candle wax in a cardboard egg carton compartment (poke a bit of lint out of the wax for a wick). …

Backpacking

A sassy dolphin body-slammed an unsuspecting surfer in a move that can only be described as deliberate

Gary Cameron/File Photo/Reuters<p><b>A leaping dolphin knocked over an Australian paddleboarder in a move that can only be described as deliberate.</b>• <b><br>A viral</b> …

Marine Mammals

26 Really Clever Gardening Tricks

No green thumb required.

Gardening

The Only Food Storage Containers I Ever Use Cost Just 50 Cents, and They’re Perfect

They're far from fancy.<p>They’re not fancy at all, but these cheap plastic food storage containers are durable and they come in three perfect …

Ice Cream

Get out there: 150-plus Chicago patios and rooftops for summer eating and drinking

On a warm Chicago day, there is one place to be: posted on a great rooftop or patio, beverages and bites within reach. To that end, we've compiled a list of outdoor dining spaces throughout the city, organized by neighborhood, so everyone can eat alfresco all season long. You'll find suburban …

Chicago River

15 Life-Saving Kitchen Hacks

Including how to keep your produce fresh for longer!

Kitchens

Culinary SOS: Make the brûléed cast iron cornbread from Zynodoa in Staunton, Va.

Reader Nancy Halpern of Santa Monica and her husband were on an East Coast road trip last summer when they happened upon Zynodoa Restaurant in the old Southern town of Staunton, Va. "We enjoyed the most fabulous, unusually moist cornbread served in an iron pan with a caramelized glaze. It became …

Cast Iron Skillet

The Best Condoms for Every Shape, Size, and Proclivity

<i>While we might all be curious about the</i> <i>best plunger</i> <i>or</i> <i>probiotic tampon</i> <i>or</i> <i>cold-sore remedy</i><i>, it can be difficult to discuss these more</i> personal <i>items.</i> …

Shopping

The Best $6 Cheddars You Can Get at the Grocery Store

When you're on the hunt for a fabulous cheddar cheese, you turn to an artisanal shop or the gourmet cheese counter, right? No need!

Comfort Food

Stop Leaving the Brie Rind Behind, You Monster

An open letter to anyone who hollows out the wedge of brie, ignoring the completely edible rind.<p>I don’t go to parties to get stressed out. Why would anyone do that? I show up at functions to have fun, to relax. But guess what. At most parties I go to, I end up standing silently in front of a coffee …

Brie

What’s the Difference Between Cake Flour, Bread Flour, Pastry Flour, and All-Purpose Flour?

Cake flour, bread flour, pastry flour, and all-purpose flour (which are all made from wheat) vary primarily by the type of wheat they’re made from …

20 Unusual Uses for Workshop Tools

If you're like most DIYers, then you've likely got a workshop full of tools and devices, some of which might be collecting more dust than work time. …

16 French Recipes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

If you’re looking to up your game in the kitchen, classic French technique will provide you with a useful foundation no matter what you like to cook. …

The Best Scifi Movies to Watch When You're Seriously Stoned

Marijuana can make a bad movie good and a good movie great. But it’s got to be the right movie, one with ideas you can explore more deeply, or …

Announcing Our New Guide to Herbs

With spring under way, we’re excited to announce that our family of Garden Design 101 guides is expanding this week—with our new Herbs 101 …

15 Sweet Potato Meal Prep Recipes With 10 Ingredients or Less

15 Sweet Potato Meal Prep Recipes You Can Make With 10 Ingredients or Less<p>Meal prep just got easier.<p>April 10, 2018<p>If there's one thing in the world I …

Healthy Eating

Why aren't we boiling hams like we used to? Our resident chef grabs some botanicals and sets to work reviving a culinary tradition

A few weeks ago, I was down in Salcombe at Angus Lugsdin’s gin distillery. It’s situated on the quay, an amazing setting.<p>There’s also a gin school …

CrissCross

Newish Jewish

2 tbsp olive oil<p>800g all-purpose potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped<p>1 tbsp butter<p>100ml milk<p>2 tbsp horseradish cream<p><b>Pastrami spice rub</b><p>1 tbsp …

10 endlessly fascinating websites to waste your time on

The internet is a vast, wonderful trove of information. There's so much to learn from a seemingly endless supply of resources. From video lectures …

28 Multi-Use Products On Amazon That Are Basically Life Hacks

Figuring out a truly good life hack is one of those things that, once it happens, can make you see the whole world in a totally different light. …

30 Weird Products On Amazon That Are Mind-Blowingly Useful

Plenty of products exist on Amazon to simplify your life and make chores easier to stomach. But then there's the other stuff — the weird and utterly …

The 10 Most-Saved Recipes from Kitchn This March

As we trudged through the last month of winter, our most-saved recipes were a collision of carbs, comfort, and convenience. You kept recipes for …

An idiot-proof method for making perfect rice

I am prone to using as many shortcuts as I can in the kitchen. Not to Sandra Lee <i>Semi-Homemade-</i>level extremes, but if I can spy an easy out, I’ll take …

Redbox

How to make pastry cream

<i>Editor’s note:</i> Lucky Peach <i>was a magical food magazine that existed from 2011 to 2017. It was beloved by readers, regarded as a destination</i> …

Baking

12 Underused Herbs Every Smart Gardener Should Know and Grow

I have been a herb gardener for over 15 years. I started the habit after a trip to France where I discovered the power of cooking with <i>Herbes De</i> …

14 ingredients everyone should have in their kitchen at all times

1/<p>1. Eggs<p>AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File<p>Eggs are super versatile and speedy to cook: boiled, scrambled, omelet or fried, they are a great source of …

Salted-Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Epi associate editor Emily Johnson liked her family cookie recipe, but thought it could be even better. So she started making it with butter instead …

Dessert

62 Sick Products That Cost Less Than $10 On Amazon

The word <i>cheap</i> has two (very different) connotations. There's the "Wow, what an awesome find" type, and then there's: "Well, that took a fraction of a …

A Cleaning Schedule You Can Stick To

Some folks make their bed as soon as they get up in the morning, one small part of a routine to maintain a neat, orderly home. You know these people: …