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The Macallan New Distillery and Visitors Experience / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The new Macallan distillery and visitor experience is set into the landscape of the estate that has been …

Architecture

A 5-Ingredient Pudding With All the Charm of Key Lime Pie

<i>A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big, BIG everything else: flavor, ideas, holy-cow factor. Psst: We don't count salt or cooking fat (say, olive oil to sauté onions), since we're guessing you have those covered. Today, we're introducing Key lime pie to a old-timey</i> …

Dessert

Dessert Recipe: No-Bake Boston Cream Pie Strata

Line the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with graham crackers, using about a quarter of them and breaking some in half if necessary. Set aside.<p>To …

Dessert

Lung cancer destroyed with tea leaf nanoparticles

A new study has shown that lung cancer cells can be destroyed using nanoparticles derived from tea leaves. These tiny particles, called "quantum …

Cancer Cells

The Best Pecan Pies in Every State

Aside from Mama’s at least.<p>Pecan pie is a Southern dessert that you’ll find at every Thanksgiving and most reunions or potlucks. Pecan pie (however …

Country Lifestyle

Has wine gone bad?

‘Natural wine’ advocates say everything about the modern industry is ethically, ecologically and aesthetically wrong – and have triggered the biggest split in the wine world for a generation.<p>By Stephen Buranyi<p>If you were lucky enough to dine at Noma, in Copenhagen, in 2011 – which had just been …

Wine

For the Best Bread, Treat Your Oven Like a Sauna

This month in our Baking Club, we're working our way through Peter Reinhart's <i>The Bread Baker's Apprentice</i> by baking bread—<i>lots</i> of it. So far, we're learning as much from the master bread baker's tome as we are from each other. With more than 15,000 members, there are quite a few very experienced …

Bread

The Fudgy, Swirly Chocolate Cream Cheese Cake My Mom Has Loved Since 1965

“Whenever it's my birthday, I hope this is the cake,” my mom wrote in one version of this recipe that lives in my parents’ online cookbook, a site born in the first dot-com boom of the 1990s. The cake she wished for—the cake in <i>I hope this is the cake</i>—is classic chocolate-chocolate with a swirling …

Dessert

10 New Kitchen and Tabletop Disrupters

We’ve covered mattress disrupters (see 14 Upstart Mattress Companies), bedding disrupters (see Luxury Linens for Less, Online Edition), and furniture …

Luxury Lifestyle

A Chicken Salad Where You Can Actually Taste the Chicken

Chicken salad is a people pleaser. It caters to so many different tastes—sweet, crisp apples and raisins, tangy mayonnaise bulked up with hard-boiled eggs, or spicy Dijon mixed with crunchy celery. But how often do you find a chicken salad that tastes and feels like, well, chicken?<p>Chef Stephanie …

Top Chef

The Houstonian Hotel Shared the Recipe for Barbara Bush’s “Famous” Chocolate Chip Cookies

They're “sweet and firm,” just like the former First Lady.<p>The Houstonian Hotel has been whipping up Barbara Bush’s chocolate chip cookies since 2016.<p>“They’re sweet and firm,” Catherine Rodriguez, head pastry chef at the Houstonian, recently told CultureMap—two adjectives many would use to describe …

Dessert

The Best Salmon Toppings You Haven’t Tried Yet

Are you bored with your same-old, basic salmon recipes? Try one of these easy, healthy ways to add serious flavor to your fish dinners fast. For each …

Seafood

Bible Loved by Christian Fundamentalists Written Using Method They Hate

The King James Bible’s creation was guided by the Holy Spirit and miraculously agreed upon, fundamentalist Christians say. Newly discovered texts say …

Theology

Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Will Have You Dreaming of France

Mustard is one of those condiments that can add a lot of easy flavor to your cooking. And two kinds of mustard (grainy and smooth)? Now you're …

Slow Cookers

Wildlife Photographer Of The Year: Unforgettable Underwater Photography

The Natural History Museum just published a new book titled “Unforgettable Underwater Photography“, stunning underwater photographs taken over the …

Nature Photography

Top These Smoky Chorizo Breakfast Tacos with a Crunchy Carrot Escabeche

<i>As Food52 gets older (and wiser), and our archive of recipes grows, we’re making the effort to revisit some favorite recipes from our community. Today’s tacos come to us from longtime Food52er Philip M.</i><p>Once upon a time, there was a gourmet taco cart in downtown Bloomington, Indiana, run by Food52er …

Tacos

We Can't Get Our Forks Away from This Creamy Asparagus Pasta

Folks who are familiar with London's legendary River Café may know it as the restaurant that's launched the careers of countless chefs. Jamie Oliver and April Bloomfield are just two of its celebrated alumni, always referring back to their days cooking under founders Ruth ("Ruthie") Rogers and the …

Italian Food

Chef John's Cuban Sandwich Recipe

"Here's how I build a Cuban, or Cubano, sandwich. I like to use pulled pork. Carnitas would work too. These ingredients and amounts are open to your …

A 5-Ingredient Lemon Pasta with Just One Caveat

<i>Today, cooking instructor Jennifer Clair gives us a super-simple recipe for lemon pasta, but in order for it to be sublime as opposed to just satisfying, it needs real Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. In the following article, she explains why this is so important.</i><p>Let’s begin with some clarifying …

Italy

The Secret "Ingredient" for Bakery-Style Bread at Home

<i>We've partnered with Miele for a special edition of our Change the Way You Cook series, all about the power of a simple, essential technique: steaming.</i><p>For bread with a spongy holes (all the better for catching ricotta) and crackly-crisp, dark brown crust (the kind that splits apart with such a …

Baking

In Just 11 Words, Billionaire Richard Branson Gives his Best Career Advice (It Came From His Mom)

Mother knows best<p>Richard Branson is a force of nature.<p>In addition to being an actual knight, he is the founder of the Virgin Group, which now controls more than 400 companies. His net worth is $5 billion, which puts him seventh on a list of the wealthiest British billionaires. Plus, he's known for …

Immune System

Why You Should Go to Church (Even If You're Not Religious) | Art of Manliness

When it comes to religious institutions, Americans exhibit some contradiction between their beliefs and their actions.<p>On the one hand, the vast …

13 Unique U.S. Restaurants That Once Had a Much Different Purpose

Across the country, former boiler rooms, gas stations, and train terminals have been given new life as oyster bars, mezzanine grills, and other …

Omar Allibhoy’s recipe for cauliflower with garlic, vinegar and capers

This cauliflower dish is one I often cook at home: it is simple, light, fresh and full of flavour – the Spanish version of a Chinese stir-fry. My cooking is inspired by growing up in Spain; I learned how to make this dish at my aunt’s house in Madrid. I’m looking at putting it on the spring menu in …

Cauliflower

5 Easy Tips for Stocking a Minimalist Kitchen

<i>Have you been considering a paring down of your pantry? If your kitchen suffers from disappearing spices or half-empty bags of beans, take note! Melissa Coleman of The Faux Martha is sharing her best tips in her new book, The Minimalist Kitchen: 100 Wholesome Recipes, Essential Tools, and Efficient</i> …

Minimalism

B.C. ski pioneer Lisa Korthals, who tackled descents that women never had before, killed in avalanche

Korthals was an Amazon: skilled, calculating, confident, but never showy. She didn’t take stupid risks, and didn’t boast about how good she was — as …

How to Make Your Pre-Cooked Ham Taste Amazing

Besides mini chocolate eggs, pre-cooked spiral cut hams—also known as “city hams”—have always been my favorite part of Easter. Since there is no …

5 things a professional chef wants you to know about cooking the perfect leg of lamb

One of Heston Blumenthal's head chefs shares his advice<p>On Easter Sunday, many a home across the country will be indulging in a delicious roast lamb. …

BBQ

Ryan Adams Plots 'Exile on Main St.' Tribute Show in New Orleans

Ryan Adams announced he will perform the Rolling Stones' 1972 album <i>Exile on Main St.</i> in its entirety at a special tribute concert at the Saenger …

Music

Exactly How to Make Melting Potatoes, the Trend That’s Taking Over Pinterest

Potatoes, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. We’re all about mashing, smashing and even Hasselbacking. That’s why we were excited to read …