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A Guide To Every Type Of Potato You Need To Know

Potatoes are the all-star of the vegetable world in our opinion. Mashed, fried, or just as skins, potatoes rock our world in so many ways. And preparing a great potato dish doesn't have to be difficult -- it can be has simple as throwing them in the oven with some butter and salt. The hardest part, …

Our Favorite Culinary Gifts Under $50

Thanksgiving's come and gone, which means 'tis officially the holiday season, and various gift-centered celebrations are just around the corner. If you, like me, are obligated to purchase presents for a wide variety of friends, family, and acquaintances, then you're probably also, like me, on the …

Da Vinci's String Organ Must Be Heard To Be Believed

The man who painted the Mona Lisa, and was the first to sketch out the helicopter and the submarine, also dabbled in music. So here's the question: What musical instrument did Leonardo da Vinci design?<p>There isn't an easy answer. His 15th-century sketches indicate something between a harpsichord and …

Thanksgiving Mistakes to Avoid for Each Course of the Meal

We’ve put all of our Thanksgiving “Common Mistakes” guides in one place; follow them for each step of the dinner to turn out a truly delicious feast.<p>Thanksgiving poses challenges for any home cook; on the Most Important Food Day of the Year, there are so many components and so many ways to screw …

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The Particle at the End of the Universe, by Sean Carroll – review

Particle physics,Higgs boson,Royal Society,Peter Higgs,Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books,Science,Books,Physics,Cern<p>The difficulty of trying to explain the hunt for the Higgs boson shows that nature will not be so easily defined

Neat Cuts The Cord With The New NeatConnect Scanner

Late-night TV commercial stalwarts Neat may seem a little chintzy at first blush, but rest assured that their products – essentially very simple document scanners – are surprisingly good. Their latest version, the $499 NeatConnect, is a completely wireless scanning solution that lets you scan …

5 Things You Might Not Have Known About God And Beer

On <i>Weekend Edition Sunday</i>, NPR's John Burnett describes how some churches are trying to attract new members by creating a different sort of Christian community around craft beer.<p>This is actually nothing new. For centuries, beer has brought people together to worship God. And God has inspired people …

Jellyfish are taking over the seas, and it might be too late to stop them

Last week, Sweden’s Oskarshamn nuclear power plant, which supplies 10% of the country’s energy, had to shut down one of its three reactors after a jellyfish invasion clogged the piping of its cooling system. The invader, a creature called a moon jellyfish, is 95% water and has no brain. Not what …

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Famous for Not Being Famous: Enough About ‘Stoner’

Every month or so there’s another article rediscovering John Williams’ “lost” classic Stoner. Please stop—every literary type who cares already knows …

How to piss off a Brit

<b>A land of</b> rolling green hills and tea parties, girls with tramp stamps vomiting on city streets on a Saturday night and hooded teens rolling through …

Love Letters: Portland, Maine

<i>Mark H. C. Bessire has been Director of the Portland Museum of Art for the past four years. Before that, he served as the Director of the Bates College Museum of Art and Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the Maine College of Art in Portland. He's also been a Fulbright Fellow in</i> …

Billionaire's Meatloaf from Alex Hitz

It's beloved as comfort food, but this classic dish can hold its own at even the fanciest affairs.<p>When I moved to New York in the mid-1990s, there were so many hostesses and hosts who gave easy, elegant, fun lunches and dinners. They were well known for their parties, and though varied in their …

The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

5 depressing ways the 1 percent is strangling the US economy

<b>((Wikimedia))</b><p>Once the backbone of our society, the middle class has been broken — and we have the country’s richest to thank<p>Paul Bucheit<p>October 8, 2013 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Alternet.<p>The middle class, once the backbone of a strong American society, has been broken, beaten …

On Food and Cooking

• <b>Author:</b> Harold McGee<p>Harold McGee's <i>On Food and Cooking</i> is a kitchen classic. Hailed by <i>Time</i> magazine as "a minor masterpiece" when it first appeared in 1984, <i>On Food and Cooking</i> is the bible to which food lovers and professional chefs worldwide turn for an understanding of where our foods come from, …

101 Places available for preorder!

WE GAVE OUR contributors at Matador a guerilla mission to “assess” how and where people get fucked up all over the globe, and to write about it as …

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Cocktail of the Week: A Gin Drink You Can Mess Around With

<b>"Sometimes in a bar,</b> you won't have all of the ingredients that you'd want to use, but it can lead to some pretty interesting combinations anyway. This drink was initially conceived to come together like a punch, but altered to a smaller cocktail format. I had been working on a cocktail recipe for …

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Cocktail of the Week: The Imperial Fizz

<b>"What we know about rum</b> in the early 1900s is that it probably wasn't coming from a column still. It was probably made using a copper pot still. Smith & Cross is a classic pot-still Jamaican high-proof rum. A little bit funky, and I think that speaks to our style in Portland, specifically at …

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Cocktail of the Week: The New Fig Leaf

<b>"The Fig Leaf</b> is a classic cocktail whose origins are a little bit murky, but I first found it in Trader Vic's <i>Bartender's Guide</i> from 1947. Traditionally, it's equal parts sweet vermouth, white rum, and lime juice, with angostura bitters. I instead use Carpano Antica as the base, in a 2:1 ratio of …

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30 Delicious Things To Cook In September

Cool enough to turn on the oven, but still warm enough for ice cream. September, you're the best.<p><b>WHAT'S IN SEASON:</b><p>(This will vary depending on time of the month and where you …

How to Make Quinoa Salad Without A Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: How to make any quinoa salad, using whatever ingredients you like, in 5 steps flat.</i><p>This is my secret weapon …

Best Headphones For Frequent Travelers: Bose vs. Sennheiser

I travel a lot, and I know plenty of other people who travel a lot. Some like books, others e-readers. Some bring neck pillows, some don’t. Some drink on planes, other avidly avoid alcohol. They all have their own strategies, but just about every frequent traveler I know has some sort of noise …

Michelle Obama, the rapper: what should she wear?

<b>Now that Michelle Obama is a rapper, will her famous wardrobe have to change?</b><i><br>Mary Beth, by email</i><p>My God, last week was a veritable bumper crop of exciting cultural stories. Number one, of course, was the news that Cecilia Gimenez – who once helpfully painted over a fresco of Jesus and turned him …

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 …

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Cross Section Photos of Golf Balls Reveal the Diverse Beauty Within

Photographer James Friedman doesn’t play golf, but he had a collection of golf balls lying around. One day, he began to wonder what the guts of the …