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The 7 best hotels in San Francisco

<b>Headed to San Francisco for the Super Bowl? With new ownership and recent renovations, a number of the city's most iconic hotels remain the best places to stay</b><p>While San Francisco may becoming to expensive to live in, it is still relatively affordable to visit. And unlike New York City's hotel scene …

Hospitality

15 Homemade Pancakes That Will Make You Skip Diner Brunch

It may seem <i>totally</i> necessary to hit up brunch every Sunday, right when that mad pancake craving hits you like clockwork. But before you know it, you’ve had too many mimosas, your bill is up to $40 and somehow it’s 3PM and you’re wondering where the heck the day has gone. The simple solution to this …

Breakfast

What BB-8 originally looked like in early ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ designs

One of the better things about <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> was its introduction of exciting new characters. From Rey and Poe Dameron to Kylo Ren and …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Illustrator Amusingly "Unmasks" the True Identities of Pop Culture Icons for New Book

Alex Solis continues to marvel us with his clever series <i>Icons Unmasked</i>. The witty cartoon-style portraits reveal the unknown “identities” of famous characters in pop culture, and their costumed alter-egos might surprise you. All along, a babbling Minion has been lurking beneath the facade of a …

Kickstarter

Women’s Everyday Problems Illustrated By Romanian Artist

Life can get real tough when a Youtube “smokey eyes” make-up tutorial turns you into a raccoon instead of a dazzling beauty. Or when you wake up in …

Chewbacca

Eat and Drink Your Way Through Seoul

Ashlea Halpern spent two weeks eating her way through this fast and furious—and food-obsessed—city of 10 million to discover bulgogi cheesesteak, owl cafés, and other trendy (and traditional) surprises.<p>If there’s one word people consistently use to describe Seoul, it’s fast. Fast construction, fast …

South Korea

The (Totally Fun, Not-At-All Stuffy) New Rules of Wine

Thanks to a new wave of offbeat, downright chuggable bottles from upstart winemakers and importers, there's never been a better time for the average food lover to buy, drink, and even collect wine—no occasion needed.<p>The first rule? There are no rules. No vintage charts, no snooty swirling, no …

Wine

The best pancake recipes: 12 easy ways to celebrate Pancake Day

A hot stack of pancakes, drizzled with maple syrup, is the quintessential American breakfast, but it’s time to give this morning meal a makeover. For Shrove Tuesday, aka Pancake Day, why not jazz up the old classic with something new?<p>Whether you enjoy pancakes for a breakfast, lunch or dinner …

Breakfast

Why The Bay Area Is America's Top Fine Dining Destination

Restaurant director Nathaniel Dorn sidled up, wielding a short cheese wire with wooden handles. Dorn began slicing through the candle with the wire. It wasn't easygoing, honestly. "It's our first night trying this, and it's worked at other tables," he said, grinning through his effort. A knife …

San Francisco

Stumptown Trained Us on the Best at-Home Espresso Machine on the Market

La Marzocco installed a brand spanking new Linea Mini in the BA Test Kitchen, and Stumptown trained us how to use it. Here's what we learned.<p>To say we nearly cried happy tears when we learned that La Marzocco's Linea Mini ($4,495), the sexiest new at-home espresso machine on the market, would be …

Coffee

Taiwan's 40 best foods and drinks | CNN Travel

Travel

Crepes

Crepes have always intimidated me. When I was in culinary school, I would make the crepe batter but I never actually poured the batter into the pan. Our chef instructor at the time was a very large man standing well over 6'4" with a booming voice. He appeared to think all of his students were …

Breakfast

11 Ways to Upgrade Steamed Mussels

Mussels are inexpensive, sustainable and easy to cook. It’s no wonder chefs love to play around with the flavors they use when steaming them.<p>Mussels …

Cooking

Grilling Crab is Easier Than You Think

<i>We partnered with Alaska Seafood to show you an easy way to grill different types of crab like king, snow, and Dungeness.</i><p><i>From left to right: Frozen Alaska king crab legs, snow crab legs, and a Dungeness crab</i><p>Dungeness, king, snow, bairdi, Jonah, spider, peekytoe, rock, stone, blue, brown, green, and …

That Stubborn Cork! 4 Ways to Tell You're Drinking "Cooked" Wine

Ever wonder why wine clubs don't ship in the summer? With the exception of a few places like our hometown San Francisco, it get's hot hot hot! Now that the solstice has thrown summer into full swing, it's time we start to understand what heat damage can do to a wine.<p><b>What is cooked wine?</b> No, we …

San Francisco

10 of America's Best Farmers Markets

<i>The ten must-see farmers markets you should add to your bucket list.</i><p>We love visiting farmers markets—and judging by the photos you share with us every week, you love them, too. Farmers markets provide some of the best places to get fresh, seasonal produce (often at prices better than a grocery …

5 Ways to Reinvent the Classic Steakhouse Experience

Jacobs & Co. isn't your average steakhouse.<p>The Toronto restaurant, helmed by Chef Danny McCallum, has adapted the genre's classics to guests who are more informed and conscious than ever before. The daily-changing steak menu features cuts from Alberta and Nebraska to Japan, traced down to the last …

Dining Rooms

Why Gochujang Is the Next Sriracha

In this video from Foodie, chef Hooni Kim of Hanjan & Danji in New York City talks about the traditional Korean chili paste known as <i>gochujang</i>. Kim explains that its bold flavors are so aggressive that it needs to be cooked into food, rather than used as a finishing touch or a dip. Here, he uses it …

New York City

The 10 Hottest Restaurants in Las Vegas

<i>By Lesley Balla</i><p>The Las Vegas restaurant scene is hotter than ever, from the flashiest new mega-restaurants on the Strip to unconventional steakhouses in the suburbs. Whatever you're looking for, whether it's a day of shopping and dining in the suburbs to the latest celebrity-chef spots, we've got …

Las Vegas

Meet the World's Puffiest Pancake

<i>Would you like a piece of cake right now? For Goodness Cake is here for you. Every week, we'll be sharing recipes that prove why cake should be its own food group.</i><p><i>Today: A way to put the "cake" back in pancake, along with a very good reason to invest in egg rings.</i><p>French toast is not toast, tuna …

The World’s 12 Spiciest Cuisines

In a companion piece, we categorized types of culinary hotness by the botanical specimens that produce the burn. Putting that knowledge to work, here are the 12 hottest cuisines on earth, with some suggestions as to what you should order to enjoy maximum heat in the restaurants that serve those …

Food & Dining

How to Make the Best Rice Pudding

Rice pudding is the ultimate comfort food and incredibly simple to make from scratch. There are endless variations and you can add flavoring to the …

Pudding

The 21 Essential Hamburgers of America

In 2001, New York City chef Daniel Boulud famously changed the hamburger game, convincing a nation of thin-patty burger eaters that they suddenly wanted — nay, needed — truffles and foie gras stuffed into the formerly utilitarian dish. Chefs across America quickly jumped on board the "bistro …

New York City

Where The 1 Percent Dines: The 10 Best Restaurants In The World

Another list of the top restaurants in the world was released on Friday and boy, are we hungry. We're also in need of a little more cash.<p>Elite Traveler, a high-end luxury magazine only found on private jets (yes, really), compiled the list featuring the best of the best. New York City proves yet …

List-Worthy

These Are the World's Five Most Popular Types of Tea

Tea, part of a $10 billion dollar industry, is the second most popular drink in the world after water. All tea comes from the Camellia sinensis species of plant. And while ingredients like mint, chamomile and rooibos are often grouped under the ‘tea’ section of a menu, the plants bear no relation …

Tea

The Best Way to Sharpen Knives: on Whetstone

Todd Duplechan's love affair with knives began when he was required, at age 20, to purchase a $600 Japanese knife for one of his first kitchen jobs …

How to Make Light and Tender Potato Gnocchi

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>A few weeks ago, I came down with a nasty cold that lingered in the form of an even nastier cough. It kept me up for several nights, the bed shaking with each hacking eruption, but even worse, it threatened to keep …

Italian Food

Will It Fizz? How to Make Sure Baking Powder & Soda Are Fresh

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Alice gets fresh -- with baking powder and baking soda, that is.</i><p>Frequent bakers keep baking powder and soda in the cupboard and use them, as a matter of course, well …

Hacking