Karl Fong

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Here’s a Checklist for Learning How to Retouch Photos Like a Pro

If you are a photographer or fledgling retoucher opening Photoshop for the first time, it is a daunting experience, to say the least. There is a …

Hungarian Goulash (Beef Stew With Paprika) Recipe

I'm a fan of goulash in all its forms, and there are many. But in the winter months, the version I'm after is the rich, hearty, rib-sticking Hungarian-American version, made with big chunks of beef, carrots, and potatoes in a stew flavored with onions, garlic, peppers, and plenty of great</b> …

Ribollita (Hearty Tuscan Bean, Bread, and Vegetable Stew) Recipe

This hearty Tuscan stew is loaded with tender vegetables and beans and thickened with bread. You can even simmer it down, then cook it into a savory vegetable pancake.<p>Why It Works<p>Beans and bread thicken and enrich this traditional stew.<br>• A variety of vegetables creates a deep, rich, flavorful …

Cantonese-Style Tofu, Pine Nut, and Jicama Lettuce Cups (San Choi Bao) Recipe

The inspiration for this recipe comes from the version I grew up eating at the original Phoenix Garden in New York's Chinatown, a restaurant that's burned down twice but has been operating largely unchanged in its Midtown digs for the last couple of decades. That version features minced squab …

Real Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Once upon a time, soda bread was baked over hot coals in a covered skillet, trapping steam from the dough to produce a wonderfully crusty loaf of bread—a setup anyone can re-create in a Dutch oven. Teamed up with low-protein all-purpose flour and volatile baking soda, buttermilk hits the sweet spot …

Phat Phrik Khing With Tofu and Long Beans (Thai Dry-Curry Stir-Fry) Recipe

Stroll by a curry vendor in a Thai food court and you'll likely see one curry that stands out from the rest: <i>phat phrik khing</i>. Unlike most other curries, which are served with plenty of liquid—be it coconut milk or broth—phat phrik khing is served dry, its intensely flavored curry paste coating each …

Overnight Brown-Butter Yeast-Raised Waffles Recipe

Despite an overnight rise, these waffles are meant to be whipped up on a whim, on those late nights when you just <i>know</i> brunch is in the cards. To honor that impulse, the batter comes together in five minutes flat, and in the morning there's nothing left to do but plug in your iron. Minutes later, …

Learn the Basics of Lightroom With This Tutorial

So, you decided to kick iPhoto to the curb and step up to Lightroom, but you need a little help getting started. This great tutorial will show you …

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9 Can’t-Miss Portrait Photography Tips That Will Help You Create Better Portraits Today

One of the great things about portrait photography is its variation.Here’s what I mean…I can take a portrait of my family in the backyard and then go …

Keeping It Real With HDR

<i>The key to creating an HDR image that brings the photograph closer to the reality that our eyes perceived is to maintain appropriate contrast and</i> …

7 Things Cyclists Should Do After Every Rainy Ride

Riding in the rain can be a blast: You feel like a little kid as you gleefully skid through puddles, while also feeling like a badass because while everyone else is inside, you’re out getting your miles in. It’s fun on all levels, really—that is, until you get home and have to clean up. To avoid a …

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Buyer’s Guide: Best Cyclocross Bikes

Through mud, across gravel, and over barriers, these versatile cyclocross bikes, tested by our gear experts, are ready for any race or adventure