Kristen Chester

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Korean Beauty Products 101: Two Experts Share All

Everyone's obsessed with Korean beauty products these days. (Yes, we're guilty.) So when we heard that the founders of Glow Recipe, the New York-based, online K-beauty store were in town, we jumped at the chance to pick their brains.<p>Sarah Lee and Christine Chang visit Korea every three months to …

Visiting an "Exquisite Limbo" in Mexico

Writer Anna Winger travels from Berlin to Cuernavaca and Tepoztlán to revisit—and revel in—the Mexico of her teens, where past meets present.<p>When I was 13, I moved from Massachusetts to Cuernavaca with my anthropologist parents, my little brother, 26 boxes of books, and the family dog. I still …

This Moroccan City Is Completely Covered in Ethereal Blue Paint

Chefchaouen is the stuff of dreams — but it's real.<p>As people who love color, we're always looking out for rooms that employ vibrant decor. But entire cities that embrace our love of saturated hues? Now you've got us excited.<p>Chefchaouen is a town in northwest Morocco that is best known for its …

4 Crazy-Good Kebab Recipes

Summer and skewers go hand-in-hand, so put one of these crowd-pleasing kebab recipes on your next party menu. Food is just more fun when it's served on a stick.<p><b>1. Honey, Lime & Sriracha Chicken Skewers</b><p>These chicken skewers marinated in honey, lime juice and Sriracha are every bit as good as they …

25 Summer Essential Recipes You Should Master

Summer foods shouldn't be complicated—they don't need to be when so much is in season—it should just be good. We've gathered up 25 classic recipes to take you from Memorial Day to Labor Day.<p><b>Summer, man. It's back.</b> And with it comes long, warm days and nights that should be spent next to the grill, …

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Relish in These 27 Condiments for All Your Summer Barbecue Needs

No summer meal is complete without one of these flavor-packed condiments.<p><b>We're not above bottled ketchup and mustard.</b> We're just saying no summer meal spread is complete without the homemade relish, salsa, chimichurri, and mayo. The recipes for all these grilled-food enhancers and more are straight …

The Best Places to Stargaze in America

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>For 25 years, NASA’s orbiting Hubble telescope has beamed mesmerizing images of our universe. But Earth dwellers can get stellar celestial views, too.<p>Here are three trip-worthy dark-sky havens in the United States:<p>> Lake Powell (Utah)<p>The combination of a thin atmosphere and …

11 of the Most Astounding UNESCO Sites in Africa

<b>With golden sand dunes, thundering falls and the world's largest population of giant tortoises, Africa's world heritage sites encompass staggering beauty and diversity.</b><p><b>BOTSWANA</b><p><b>1. Okavango Delta</b><p>With annual flooding between June and August, this astounding delta is formed as the Okavango River meets …

National Parks

The Spring Recipes You Need To Cook ASAP

There might still be snow on the ground where you live, but regardless of that fact spring has officially arrived. Whether or not you're seeing the physical signs of fresh buds on the trees, the fact is that winter is OVER. Say it with us now: Hallelujah.<p>With that seasonal transition comes all the …

Seasonal Food

Rome's Foodie Events You Shouldn't Miss This Year

It may seem impossible that there could be yet another good reason to visit Rome this year. The already amazing food to be found in the city is made even better at foodie events and festivals that pop up throughout the year. These are perfect if you're interested in learning a little more about …

The Best Recipes That Came From Food Bloggers In 2014

If there's one thing the world doesn't need more of, it's food bloggers. The Internet is packed -- stuffed and basically bursting at the seams -- with thousands upon thousands of food blogs. After a while, they all sort of look the same and if you spend too much time browsing, you run the risk of …

London's Hidden History: Ten Great Sites You Shouldn't Miss

Millions of tourists flock to London every year to take in the culture, sample the cuisine and, most important of all, to see the sites. But as well as the more prominent places to visit in London, the UK's capital is full of hidden wonder and secret gems that can add an extra dimension to any trip.<p>…

45 Ground Meat Recipes for Simple, Comforting Dinners

These 45 ground meat recipes will take you all through fall, so break out your favorite wooden spoon and get to it.<p><b>Ground meat can provide a ton of flavor to quick dinners and slow-cooked meals alike.</b> Whether you're in the mood for a longer project like lasagna bolognese or just want to make some …

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What to Drink at 10 of the Country’s Oldest Bars

Here, some of America’s oldest bars that are worth visiting, and what you should order when you get there.<p>Right now, you can vote for your favorite …

Grilled Chicken Sausages with Shredded Kale and Pecorino

4 Servings<p>Prefer a turkey, pork, or lamb sausage? By all means, use that instead.<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>1½ pound fresh chicken sausages<p>1 bunch Tuscan kale, sliced (about 4 cups)<p>1 small shallot, finely chopped<p>1 ounce Pecorino, finely grated (about ¼ cup)<p>1 …

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Grilled Bread with Eggplant and Basil

8 Servings<p>Making the eggplant spread ahead of time has a double upside: The flavors of the mixture will deepen as it sits, and you get to cross something off the list.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced<p>1 teaspoon fresh marjoram or oregano …

The Hot 10 2014: Grand Central Market, Los Angeles (No. 10)

Downtown L.A.'s Grand Central Market just got a fresh lease on life, and we love the mix of Mexican, Thai, barbecue, and heavenly grilled-cheese sandwiches.<p><b>What in the world is a 97-year-old food court doing on this list?</b> Let me explain. Over the past year, Grand Central Market, much like the rest …

Bestia’s Menashe and Gergis: 5 Great Bites in Los Angeles

<i>An occasional series about LA chefs and the low-cost food they love.</i><p>Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis are the husband-and-wife team behind Bestia, a …

The Best Celebrity Highlights to Get for Summer

Highlight and lowlight inspiration for everything from barely-there dimension to full-on ribbons of gold.<p>Highlight and lowlight inspiration for everything from barely-there dimension to full-on ribbons of gold.

You Down with Koh Phi Phi? Yeah You Know Me

"You might want to come watch this," I said as I tended to a precarious balance along the upper edge of a long-tail boat. "This is going to be hilarious."<p>"Just fall in," said my professor, a blonde-haired Englishwoman whose speech sagged with a heavy north-English accent.<p>"What do I do with my …

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Romaine and Avocado Salad with Anchovy Garlic Vinaigrette

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: A simple, comforting salad for those days when dinner feels out of reach.</i><p><b>Husband:</b> <i>I'm going to</i> …

Hump Day Snack: Lemon-Lavender Champage Cake

Had enough of marshmallow cream eggs, chocolate bunnies and jelly beans? Impress your guests and satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth this Easter Sunday …

How to Make Gnocchi al Pomodoro

Traditional Italian gnocchi is much easier to make at home than you might think—to create light, airy dumplings, all you need are potatoes that are …

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Tour the Gorgeous (and Eco-Friendly!) Santa Monica Home of Amber Valletta

<i>The print version of this story was written by Laurie Sandell.</i><p>It’s no surprise that an ultra-stylish supermodel/actress would have an equally …

Eggs in a Wintry Kale and Tomato Sauce

<i>Each Thursday on Food52, Emily Vikre (a.k.a fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: A breakfast to cuddle up with.</i><p>I love shakshuka. I make it almost once a week. There are few …

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Greek-Style Shrimp in Tomato Sauce (+ 10 Steps to a Better Sauté)

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: Master the art of the sauté -- starting with shrimp.</i><p>There is something wonderful about a one-pan sauté. Sure, a quick dinner …

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