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Where to Find the Perfect Croissants in Paris

As dawn breaks in Paris, doughy smells permeate the air, and locals line up at neighborhood <i>boulangeries</i> for freshly baked croissants to enjoy alongside their morning coffee–and as an afternoon <i>goûter</i>, or snack.<p>These yeast-leavened pastries from Vienna—known there as <i>viennoiserie</i>s—reportedly arrived …

France

The top 4 brasseries in Paris

France in general and Paris more specifically are well-known for their gastronomy. Yet, in the capital of France the choices for finding reasonable …

10 of the best cafes and restaurants near Paris’s major attractions

Lunch near Paris’s big draws doesn’t have to be expensive or touristy. A short walk from the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre will reveal a classic bistro, stylish brasserie or locals’ favourite<p>Everyone visiting Paris is likely to end up among the crowds at its most famous sights; the problem that …

Something for the Kitchen to Remind You of Paris

PARIS — When friends come to Paris and ask what they should buy as gifts to take home, I start with a two-word answer: dish towels.<p>Dish towels are practical, easy to pack, good value and, ideally, made in France. If you’re in Paris on a weekend, start by logging on to vide-greniers.org, which …

France

The most beautiful pictures of Paris (and where to take them)

10 Amazing Things to Do in... Paris<p>City Breaks<p>10 Amazing Things to Do in... Paris<p>Postcard from Le Marais<p>City Breaks<p>Postcard from Le Marais<p>The film …

France

Best Gourmet Restaurants in Paris: Michelin Heavyweights

Food connoisseurs should always reserve time for a meal at one of Paris' top gourmet restaurants, world-renowned gastronomic establishments that have …

France

9 Regional Baked Goods That Make America Sweeter

From krumkakes to kringles<p>There are plenty of breakfast foods and pastries that are standard all across the US. Step into any diner or bakery and …

20 Delicious Classic Cookie Recipes

1 of 21<p>Jam Thumbprints<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 21<p>Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies<p>3 of 21<p>Snickerdoodles<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 21<p>Pecan Sandies<p>Advertisement<p>5 of …

The 100 Best Cookbooks of All Time

So many great titles, so little shelf space. These are the best of the best.

In a Year of Nonstop News, a Batch of Business Books Worth Reading

Books

60 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018

Bring on the new year, and a new TBR pile stacked with fresh reads.<p>As 2018 approaches, there’s a lot to look forward to: the end of a hellish 2017, the Winter Olympics, “The Bachelor: Winter Games,” 2017 being over, midterm elections, and 2017 finally drawing to a close.<p>More than anything, though, …

The 7 Overlooked TV Shows to Stream Before 2017 Is Over

In 2017, there was so much original TV to stream across all platforms—from Netflix to Hulu to Amazon Prime—that it would have been impossible not to overlook some very worthy shows, but that's what this holiday weekend is for. Before the new year and its slew of new shows we can't hope to catch up …

These Are the 61 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

The Arts

7 Strength Exercises You Can Do with Yoga Blocks

Photo: Twenty20<p>Don’t get it twisted: Yoga blocks aren’t just for beginners — and they’re not just for yoga, either. While it may seem like these foam …

Yoga is not just bending the body

India’s ancient tradition Yoga has become a multimillion-dollar industry in the past few decades and taking a path of its own, under many different …

The 5 Best Types of Yoga for Weight Loss

Feel the burn while you flow.<p>For many of us, yoga is a lot more about stretching, de-stressing, and trying to master meditation than it is about kicking up our calorie burn. But that doesn’t mean you can’t (or shouldn’t!) turn to yoga for weight loss, too.<p>After all, yoga builds total-body strength …

Yoga Journal's 10 Most Practiced Sequences of 2017

0<p>SHARES<p>We thought we needed yoga before, but this year made it nonnegotiable. Your clicks tell us you feel the same. They also say that along with …

The No Excuses At-Home Workout You Can Do Every Single Day

Among the many benefits of yoga—increased flexibility, stress reduction, improved sleep—is the fact that you don’t need a whole lot of space in order …

Anna Jones’ recipes for four vegan soups

Vegan food has earned its place in our kitchens thanks to knockout recipes that pack a punch. Here are four soups that, by virtue of their flavour, will get you thinking about how you eat<p>A shiny new year brings promise – promise that we can live a year even fuller than the last. It’s a time for …

Hip flexor exercises: Stretches to strengthen

• What are hip flexors?<br>• Stretches<br>• Strengthening exercises<br>• Risks of tight hip flexors<br>• Takeaway<p>People who sit for extended periods of time are at a high risk …

15 Vegetarian Dinner Ideas That Make a Complete Protein

It’s no secret that the one concern with eating a plant-based diet is the lack of protein. While there are some amazing sources through soybeans, quinoa, and pulses, quite often there aren’t enough amino acids in the food to consider it a complete protein like animal products such as meat, dairy, …

Healthy Eating

The Perfect Roast Chicken Recipe + 18 Ways to Use the Leftovers ALL Week

If there is one foodie thing we can all agree on, it’s that roast chicken *may* just be the most versatile food item in our kitchens. With one simple roast chicken we can make everything from a classic chicken noodle soup to quick and easy sheet-pan dinners. Trying out a new fitness plan or have a …

Cooking

Chocolate covered honeycomb

This is our fun take on the Crunchie bar and it never fails to light up children's faces.<p>We have also served little morsels of these chocolate honeycombs as petit fours at the restaurant and they proved to be very popular with our guests, regardless of their age.<p>SERVES<p>8-10<p>INGREDIENTS<p>flavourless oil …

Recipes

Is Walking as Good a Workout as Running?

There are many reasons why people start running: busting stress, boosting energy, or snagging that treadmill next to a longtime gym crush are just a few. What's more, running can keep your heart healthy, improve your mood, stave off sickness, and aid in weight loss. (1) But depending on your …

How to make the perfect mango lassi

The most refreshing drink on earth, or second best to a cold beer with a curry? Do you like them sweet or salty, spiced, fruity or plain, and what is the best type of yoghurt to use?<p>This cooling yoghurt drink, popular throughout the Indian subcontinent, has a number of things to recommend it. …

Yogurt

Your New Favorite Way to Eat Bacon

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Meet bacon jam, the black horse of the meat aisle and your new favorite condiment.</i><p>The story I want to tell is one of years of stoic veganism that …

Recipes

Mexico's Surprising Wine Revolution

Cross the border from San Diego and you’re in Baja California, Mexico, home to a historic wine region that’s reinventing itself via boutique wines, …

Wine & Spirits

Why Sherry Vinegar Deserves to Be Your One True Vinegar

Google sherry vinegar and you'll find that the top results, after its Wikipedia entry, are guides for ingredients to use as a substitute for it in recipes. That's a shame, because sherry vinegar has no true substitute. It's also much easier to find these days, and has qualities that other …