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100 Lunch Ideas on What the Heck to Pack for Work

Are you in a lunch rut? We can help you out.<p>The familiar grumble of your stomach hits every day at 11:30 a.m. as you sink further down into your desk chair. You need some fresh lunch ideas. And oh, we've got 'em—a whopping <b>100 ideas on what to pack for office lunches</b>, to be exact. Some are recipes, …

Amsterdam as you've never seen it before

Think you know Amsterdam? These 15 quirky attractions will make you think again. For more tips on visiting the city, see our expert guide. Or see our pick of Amsterdam's best hotels.<p>1. Amsterdamse Bos<p>Escape the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam’s city centre at this tranquil spot, secluded from the …

Best Amsterdam wine bars and restaurants

This picturesque city is the perfect getaway to discover trendy wine bars, unique wine merchants and innovative eateries, says Simon …

Chile-and-Yogurt-Marinated Grilled Chicken

4 servings<p>Yes, you’ll need a lot of spices, but it’s not much work from there. Let the chicken marinate for 12 hours to get the most impact. This recipe is from Gunpowder, an Indian restaurant in London.<p>June 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>7 dried Kashmiri or guajillo chiles, broken into pieces, seeds removed<p>1 …

Here's the difference between baking powder and baking soda — and how to substitute one for another

Many people think baking powder and baking soda are interchangeable, but they're absolutely not! Although they both help batters and doughs rise, they have different chemical makeups. Baking powder has baking soda in it, but it has additional ingredients that make it react differently when mixed …

Recipes

Make Pho at Home

In this edition of GQ Home Cooking, the head chef of Chao Chao in Manhattan—and his mom!—show Lang Whitaker how to make the Vietnamese staple.<p>Broth has become my sanctuary.<p>On weekend mornings, when the neighborhood kids come over and run roughshod throughout our apartment, I sneak off to the …

6 Delicious Asparagus Recipes to Master This Weekend

In an effort to eat fresh, we found out the best way to cook asparagus in a variety of dishes. Let's begin with the good news: There isn't just <i>one</i> …

We Can't Stop Thinking About Thomas Keller's Mac and Cheese

One reason why: equal parts cheese and pasta<p>Anything that includes the phrase “bake until golden and bubbly” in a recipe catches our attention right …

These butternut squash fries are a game-day party food win

Even if you’re a die-hard sports fan, everyone knows hosting game day is as much about the food as it is following the action on the TV set.<p>Instead …

26 Japanese Brands Every Highsnobiety Reader Should Know, and Where to Buy Them

<i>To celebrate the launch of Highsnobiety Japan, we’re exhibiting the numerous ways in which Japanese culture intersects with our publication’s points</i> …

The women at the frontline of documentary photography

As with a lot of professions traditionally deemed as masculine, women have often been written out of the history of documentary photography, especially when they choose to report on war and conflict. Despite this, there are plenty of women who put risk aside in order to go to the frontline of …

Photography

Amsterdam’s unknown art festival

A British director is heading the city’s drive to ensure that artworks, theater and music become the dominant attraction for tourists.<p>The conductor …

Novelist Jessie Burton on Amsterdam

The author of The Miniaturist on the beguiling blend of tradition and modernity (and pancakes) in a city that provided the inspiration for her 17th-century-set debut novel and Waterstones Book of the Year 2014<p><b>Amsterdam is classically romantic but is also funky, forward-thinking</b> and …

Test Tubes: Piet Hein Eek on the Making of His Sleek New Clocks and Speaker for LEFF Amsterdam

<i>This is the latest installment of In the Details, our weekly deep-dive into the making of a new product or project. Last week, we watched SO–IL</i> …

Valentine's Day Dinners Worth Cooking, According to BA Staffers

Restaurants on Valentine's Day? We'd rather not. Here are the romantic dinners our staff is actually cooking for our sweeties.<p></head><b>Restaurants on Valentine's Day? We'd rather not.</b> Frankly, there's just nothing really romantic about a giant mediocre steak and half a lobster. So forget the …

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: These Terrorist Attacks Are Not About Religion

Another horrendous act of terrorism has taken place and people like myself who are on media speed-dial under “Celebrity Muslims” are thrust in the …

Simple ingredients. Elegant dishes.

July 11, 2018<p>Yes, you can now make your favorite takeout noodle soup at home with THE BEST homemade wontons! The wontons are also …

A Foodie Repents

A foodie repents.<p>I’ve lost my copy of the first recipe my mother wrote out for me, which was also the first thing I ever cooked. It was for spaghetti bolognese, “spag bol,” a British recipe that blends a meat ragù of a northern-Italian type with the dry pasta beloved in the south, and was sometimes …

How to Cook Scallops, with a Helpful GIF

Beautifully browned scallops are easy to achieve with high heat and a hands-off approach<p>Beautifully browned scallops are easy to achieve if you know where to start. At the fish counter, ask for additive-free “dry” scallops. (“Wet” scallops are soaked in a preservative that also adds water; they …