Joanne Lam

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33 Basil Recipes So You Can Eat and Drink It At Every Meal

Sweet, sweet basil deserves all of your attention. Pay it proper respect with these delicious recipes.<p><b>Yes, you should be making copious amounts of pesto</b> with your summertime basil. But this sweet herb is good for a whole lot more than sauce. Here's the proof.

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An All-Inclusive for People Who Fear Them

Hotel Xcaret Mexico in the Riviera Maya feels like a boutique hotel on steroids.<p>It’s hard to imagine that an all-inclusive, especially one along that tourist-made stretch of the Riviera Maya between Cancún and Tulum, could be the first hotel in the Americas to win EarthCheck certification for …

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The 40 Most Beautiful Countries in the World

Every country in the world has something to offer—think local cuisine, groundbreaking architecture, and much, much more. But beauty is a hard thing to quantify, which is why we let the World Economic Forum do much of the work for us: Every year, the foundation releases their Travel & Tourism …

The Lemoniest Lemonade Recipe Tastes Like Liquid Sunshine

It takes one extra step and a few—okay, more than a few—extra hours, but it is WORTH IT.<p><i>Basically editor Amiel Stanek spends all day every day trying to help readers get dinner on the table as quick and efficiently as possible. So when he gets to cook at home, he likes to slow things down and be a</i> …

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This Is the Best Caribbean Island for You

Are you more a lie-a-white-sand-beach kind of traveler, or someone who wants to hike and dive in the same day? Do you travel for food, to shop, or to just escape the crowds? Think about your preferences, and then think of us as your matchmakers: With this guide, we'll help you choose the perfect …

The Crunchiest Vegetable Salad

4 Servings<p>The salt in the ice water seasons cooked veg while they cool.<p>August 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>Vegetables<p>½ English hothouse cucumber, very thinly sliced<p>4 small radishes, trimmed, very thinly sliced<p>2 scallions, very thinly sliced<p>1 pound mixed snap beans (such as green, wax, and/or Romano)<p>Kosher …

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Montenegro Has Potential to Become the Next French Riviera

“Then came the war, old sport...I was promoted to be a major, and every Allied government gave me a decoration—even Montenegro, little Montenegro down on the Adriatic Sea!” Jay Gatsby's words have been immortalized in F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 masterpiece, <i>The Great Gatsby.</i> And as a result, for …

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Caramelized Shallot Dip

4 Servings<p>Will make you pause before making a sour cream–based onion dip ever again.<p>January 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>4 large shallots, finely chopped (about 2 cups)<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar<p>1½ cups low-fat plain Greek yogurt<p>1 tablespoon …

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How to Make Mushrooms That Taste Like Bacon Bits

They're smoky, salty, and ready to be sprinkled on everything.<p>My best friend in college had a thing for frozen vegan bacon. The plasticky scent of it microwaving in our dorm's communal kitchen and the cardboard texture still gives me nightmares from time to time. I don't mind tofu or seitan …

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Best Travel Credit Cards for 2018

Name & Card<p>Purchase APR<p>Travel Rewards<p>Annual Fee<p>Credit Needed:<p>Don't know your credit rating? Find out what your credit score means or get a free …

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The Best Restaurants in NYC for Dining Solo

We’re going to let you in on a secret: Some of the greatest New York City restaurants are best experienced alone. In fact, sometimes it’s the only way to even get a table. So this Valentine’s Day, we suggest holing up at one of our favorite places to dine solo, and making it all about the …

Designer Tory Burch's Guide to Summer in Italy

The fashion designer's recent trip inspired her latest fragrance.<p>"I fell in love with the Mediterranean at a young age," fashion designer Tory Burch says. "Every summer, my parents would take a big steamer ship to Italy, France, Greece, and Morocco, and would come home six weeks later with the most …

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50+ Secret Things to Do in Italy

We got our network of contributors to dish on the places they only share with their closest friends.<p>For our Italy issue, we asked the most knowledgeable people we could think of about their favorite places all over the country: where they found the best cacio e pepe, spent quiet afternoons in …

The 10 Most Beautiful Coastal Towns in Spain

Spain has more than 1,000 miles of Mediterranean coastline (just for starters), a mix of ancient port cities and resort towns that draw the European aristocracy. But true beauty isn't confined to seaside landscapes—the food of San Sebastián, the art of Málaga, the marbled walkways of Alicante make …

The 10 best things to do in Prague

1. See Prague Castle without the crowds<p>There is an enchanting little area right next to Prague Castle that is somehow tucked out of sight and …

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15 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Prague

If you can only visit one city in Europe right now, Prague should be it. Consistently voted one of the best cities in the entire world), the Czech capital has enough striking architecture, hilltop views, and charming markets to fill a dozen travel itineraries. (Bonus: It's relatively inexpensive …

These Scallion Pancakes Are the Greatest Recipe of All Time

When Sue Li's family moved from Taiwan to Texas, they were homesick for one dish: these scallion pancakes.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax poetic about them.</i> …

Drink Your Sunscreen: Golden Carrot, Citrus & Lavender Italian Ice

First, juice all ingredients from part 1, extracting pulp (save and use for gazpacho or veggie burgers) and set aside.<p>Blend ingredients from part 2 …

A Traveller's Guide to Parisian Family Values

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4 Types of Salsa Verde to Memorize and Put on Everything

How to use pesto, chimichurri, and more for marinating, finishing, and dipping.<p>If you only use one type of sauce all summer, it should be salsa verde. I think the biggest misconception about salsa verde is that it's literally salsa—as in, to dip tortilla chips in. But it's so much more than that. …

No-Knead Pizza Dough

Makes six 10"–12" pizzas Servings<p>Active Time: 90 min<p>This pizza dough recipe is by no-knead king Jim Lahey. It's only 3 ingredients—you've got this.<p>March 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>7 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (1000 grams) plus more for shaping dough<p>4 teaspoons fine sea salt<p>1/2 teaspoon active dry …

Make This Oil and Never Let Your Fresh Herbs Waste Away Again

When it feels like you're drowning in herbs, make this handy condiment.<p>Fresh herbs are both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, you've got one of the single most important ingredients for bringing brightness and freshness to any dish, from pasta to veg to fish. On the other hand, you're now …

What to Buy in Paris Right Now

Let your souvenir shopping go far beyond a box of macarons.<p>Your trip to Paris is coming to an end, and you want (need!) to bring a touch of the experience home with you. But what might that be? Snapping up items that reflect the culture and spirit of the City of Light—whether it be fashion, …

Garlic Broth

4 servings<p>Sick days (real ones, at least) are unpredictable, so having a back-pocket broth that doesn’t require recipe planning should be part of your medicine cabinet.<p>March 2018Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 heads of garlic<p>2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling<p>A handful of herbs (such as …

Lemon-Ginger Brew

Makes about 3½ cups<p>No it's not green juice. It's Lemon-Ginger Brew, a creation of food director Carla Lalli Music.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 oz. ginger, peeled, chopped<p>½ cup fresh lemon juice<p>⅓ cup agave syrup (nectar) or pure maple syrup<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Pulse ginger in a food processor to a coarse …

Tropical Carrot, Ginger, and Turmeric Smoothie

Makes about 2 cups<p>A pinch of salt makes everything taste better, including savory smoothies.<p>January 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 blood or navel orange, peel and white pith removed<p>1 large carrot, scrubbed, coarsely chopped<p>½ cup frozen mango chunks<p>⅔ cup coconut water<p>1 tablespoon shelled raw hemp seeds<p>¾ …

5 Best Day Trips from Paris

Our guide to these charming getaways close to the city.<p>There is enough to see, do, eat, and experience in Paris to span a lifetime. But if the itch to explore whats lays beyond Parisian borders, these are the day trips (or weekend getaways) worth your limited time. Within, find our guide on where …

White Sangria

4—6 Servings<p>This white sangria recipe can definitely be tweaked to your taste—throw in what you like.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 plums, pitted and thinly sliced<p>1 orange, quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced<p>1 cup halved green grapes<p>1/4 cup blueberries<p>1/4 cup Cointreau<p>750-milliliter bottle of crisp white wine<p>…

36 Blueberry Recipes We’re Completely Obsessed With

From cobbler to pancakes to pies, here are our favorite blueberry recipes.<p><b>We're not saying we have a favorite berry</b> or anything, but we'll gladly admit that blueberries are one of the best. Try out these blueberry recipes now (now!), especially when blueberries are in season.

Zucchini-Herb Fritters with Garlic Yogurt

Makes about 12 Servings<p>Squeezing the liquid out of the zucchini is the secret to crisp fritters. (The potato helps, too.)<p>May 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Garlic Yogurt<p>½ cup plain yogurt (not Greek)<p>2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>1 teaspoon honey<p>1 …

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