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10 Last-Minute Potluck Dishes

It’s the middle of the summer and you are excited to get to your picnic, barbecue, or cookout on this afternoon. But as you look back at the invitation for today's festivities, you realize that it says “potluck.” Wait, what? Oh no. You definitely didn’t see that before. You most certainly are not …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

24 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

It's summertime, and the cookin's easy—master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September

Cooking

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

Food & Dining

Eating My Way Through Vegas: How A Non-Gambler Learned To Love Sin City

<i>An incredible meal at Tao Asian Bistro in Las Vegas</i><p>At night, Las Vegas Boulevard's buzzing lights cannot be understated. There is a whimsical glow to it all that screams decadence mixed with Disneyland, and, to be honest, it has never really been my thing. I decided to give Vegas another go, …

9 IPAs to Drink in Winter—Bitter Beers for Bitter Cold

In deepest winter, beer lovers often reach for a strapping stout. But these 9 bitter IPAs are warming, full-bodied antidotes to icicle season

Alcohol

Where to Eat After Midnight in San Francisco

44 Classic French Meals You Need To Try Before You Die

Everything you wanted to know about French food but were afraid to ask.

3 tips for the home cook from Thomas Keller

Somehow it’s hard to imagine chef Thomas Keller heating up veggie burgers or tossing together a quick Friday-night supper for the kids. In case you …

Tuesday Things.

<i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> December 3, 2013 71<p>1. Let’s be honest. Are you even remotely surprised that those are my Christmas ornaments?<p>2. This raspberry ginger …

Heirloom Tomato Recipe: The Only One You'll Ever Need (PHOTO)

When you have your hands on some of summer's best heirloom tomatoes, you had better be sure you know what to do with them. It's not everyday that you'll get these beauties in your kitchen. When it comes to heirloom tomatoes, you don't have to do much to get the most out of their flavor. Actually, …

Matthew Amster-Burton's 10-Minute Japanese-Inspired School Lunch - http://thekitc.hn/198kIAv

Quinoa Fritters with Ají Amarillo Aioli

Ingredients<p>Aioli<p>1 cup mayonnaise<p>2 tablespoons fresh lime juice<p>2 tablespoons (or more) ají amarillo chile paste or other chile paste<p>1 tablespoon minced flat-leaf parsley<p>1/2 teaspoon kosher salt<p>Fritters<p>2/3 cup quinoa, rinsed, drained<p>1/4 cup all-purpose flour<p>1/4 cup finely crumbled Cotija cheese or …

West Texas

How To Cook Shrimp And Mistakes To Avoid (PHOTOS)

The thing about cooking shrimp is that we're all probably doing it for too long. Anyone who's ever wrestled with a tough, rubbery, depressing shrimp will understand what we mean. We love shrimp for its versatility, sweetness and speed of preparation. It's one of the quickest-cooking proteins we can …

Culinary Twerking Wire

Here's a must-read from blogger/photographer/global traveler <b>Bonjwing Lee</b> on chefs today. Quote: "What I see nowadays is a lot of <b>culinary twerking</b>... There's a lot of strutting and stripping, but very little substance... part of the problem is that diners are uninformed, misinformed, or misguided …

The Food Lab Redux: How to Make the Perfect Bowl of Tonkotsu Ramen

There's no two ways about it: making ramen—and I'm talking <i>tonkotsu</i>, the rich, creamy pork broth of Japan's <i>Kyushu</i> region that leaves your lips sticky and your belly happy—is not an easy task. Each element takes time to prepare before they're ready to combine in the bowl just before serving, and some …

Easy Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

<i>Karly cracks us up on her blog Buns in My Oven, and quite regularly stuns with all kinds of recipes. You'll find her passion for baking, especially Bar Desserts, on Food Fanatic.</i><p>Turns out that there are three types of people in the world.<p>The first type are the true foodie people. They would not …

Kitchen Hack: Cleaning Shrimp to Prevent Overcooking

Nobody loves dry shrimp.<p>These small crustaceans are so delicate that they can easily turn to rubber if overcooked. <b>Properly deveining a shrimp can help you avoid overcooking</b> -- it's all about limiting surface area -- these few tips will make it faster, easier, cleaner and more beautiful.<p>Plus, quick …

Zagat

The book that made me quit my job

A couple years ago, I sat on a plane. I was returning home to DC after visiting my family in Utah, and the prospect of going back to work made me …

Shawshank Redemption

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