Karen Brooks

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The 50 Most Beautiful Views in the World

Even seasoned travelers will tell you that sometimes, they need to take a step back and drink it all in. Thankfully, the world is filled with …

The largest Starbucks in the world is a window into the future of the brand

The 15,000-square-foot location combines coffee production, menu testing, and architectural whimsy in a way that can't be found anywhere else in the world.<p>Serving up drinks like the $10 Nitro Cold Brew Float, made with coffee roasted on location, it's a testament to the coffee giant's willingness …

Coffee

There Is No Love Like Cast-Iron Pan Love

For Camino chef Russell Moore, a friend’s flea-market find turned into a lifelong love affair with vintage cast-iron pans.<p>One day at Chez Panisse, my friend Tony Brush pushed eight cast-iron Griswold and Wagner skillets toward me and said, “Here are some pans for you.” We both rode bikes and liked …

Eggs

The places in France you'd never thought to visit (but really should)

<b>1. Barcelonnette, Provence</b><p>"It’s as delightful as it is surprising," says Anthony Peregrine. "At first sight, Barcelonnette is such an archetypal spot in the southern French Alps that you’d expect it to yodel. Come festival time (August), it is not yodelling you hear, but mariachi music. It’s as …

Our Top 50 Kitchen Hacks Will Change the Way You Cook

Whether you're baking, frying, or sautéing, these tricks get food on the table faster.<p>Whether you're baking, frying, or sautéing, these tricks get food on the table faster.

A New Great Way to Cook a Whole Chicken

<i>By guest blogger Paul Kita, food & nutrition editor at</i> Men's Health<p>You'll need a skillet, some mayonnaise, and a brick...<p>Fast food tries to fool us about chicken. Ask a poultry farmer to point out the nugget on a Cornish Cross and watch what happens. Request that a butcher pack you up a bag of …

Cooking

25 Spring Travel Tips Across Europe

Traveling in springtime has a long list of perks: the days are longer giving you more time to visit a new destination, blooming flowers add a burst of color to your photos, and it might even be warm enough to leave winter jackets at home. From Scandinavia to Sarajevo, European destinations offer …

European Travel

10 Wonderful Salads That Are Essentially Just an Excuse to Eat Cheese

We love salads at Food & Wine. Great, crisp produce tossed with a simple vinaigrette is all we want sometimes. But other times we want to eat a salad …

Healthy Eating

In Defense of Quiche, Because a Savory Custard Done Right Is Magical

Quiche is an amazing thing and we won't hear otherwise.<p>Somehow in recent years, quiche lost its way. Its reputation was bruised. No doubt, it was partly due to an onslaught of weekend brunches with subpar crusts and watery fillings. Or maybe we went overboard on the catered affairs, with passed …

Breakfast

A Krispy Kreme Donut Hot Dog Covered In Bacon Now Exists

Prepare your mind, body and spirit, because you're about to witness something unholy. Krispy Kreme and Minor League Baseball team The Wilmington BlueRocks just joined forces to create a Krispy Kreme Donut Dog that's covered in bacon bits.<p>It's not the first thing in baseball to look like it's on …

Krispy Kreme

Ina Garten Reaches Settlement With Copycat 'Contessa' Food Line

Less than four weeks after filing a lawsuit in Manhattan District Court, <b>Ina Garten</b> — best known to audiences and cookbook readers as the "Barefoot Contessa" — has <b>reached a settlement</b> with a company she accused of infringing upon her copyright. In February, Garten sued the California-based O.F.I. …

Cooking

25 Ways to Cook With Canned Tomatoes, Your Pantry Hero

Pass the can opener—these tomato-based recipes are all about fresh flavors...straight from a pantry staple.<p><b>Sure, sure—we're waiting around for spring</b> (and the vegetables that come with it) just like everybody else. In the meantime, we're reaching for the nearest can of tomatoes when we need a hit …

Cooking

7 Ways to Cook With Frozen Spinach

Whether your dinner plans look bleak, or a carefully planned menu is on the horizon, frozen spinach can be the answer to the nagging question, "What else can I put in this dish?" It's also among a few other foods touted for their frozen virtuosity: It's full of flavor, even when it's been sitting …

Spinach

How You Pronounce 'Endive' Actually Matters, And Here's Why

Don't worry if this is news to you. It was news to some of us here at HuffPost Taste no more than a week ago.<p>The vegetable pronounced "N-Dive" is a leafy, curly green that is a member of the daisy family. It is closely related to chicory, radicchio and Belgian endive.<p>The rocket-shaped vegetable we …

Gardening

Food-And-Wine Pairing Rules Every Beginner Should Know, According To The Experts

Wine is a notoriously intimidating subject, but it doesn't have to be that way. Spend five minutes talking to master sommelier and co-founder of Corkbuzz Wine Studio Laura Maniec, and you'll feel instantly at ease. Chatting with one of the world's youngest women master sommeliers -- or any wine …

New York City

6 Destinations You Should Visit In Ireland, As Recommended By The Actual Irish

Chances are, Dublin, Galway or even Cork immediately come to mind when considering places to visit in Ireland. And those places are undoubtedly lovely, but what about the other, more unknown spots around the Emerald Isle?<p>Based on travel data collected by our friends at Booking.com, we were able to …

Ireland