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Caramelised braised pork belly recipe

Marinated in fish sauce and shallots, and coated with a golden caramel sauce, this Vietnamese pork belly is simmered until tender.<p>Caramelised pork is a staple dish at our kitchen table, and in this recipe the slow simmering of the pork makes it deliciously sweet and tender.<p><i>Serves four</i><p>2 slices fresh …

Healthy foods that are apparently bad for you

1. Apples<p>Apples contain both high levels of sugar (as do grapes), and cyanide, in their pips. Eating an apple a day can actually affect your teeth and cause erosion. Apples' pips contain Amygdalin a sugar and cyanide compound that ingested in small amounts is easy to deal with, but which can cause …

Simple Springtime Dishes

Caramelized Onion, Gruyere + Pepper Bacon Whole Wheat Pizza

In a large bowl, combine water, yeast, honey and olive oil. Mix with a spoon, then let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes. Add in 2 cups flour and …

The 25 Best Hotels In The World

We've created the ultimate list of the best hotels in the world by aggregating four notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites.<p>The rankings we used were Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotel Awards, Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 Hotels & Resorts (part of its annual …

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China's rainbow mountains - in pictures

The Danxia scenic area in Gansu province, north-west China, is a landform of reddish sandstone that has been eroded to create unusual rock formations

25 Ways to Win With Watermelon

There’s something about watermelon—it just isn’t summer without it. But you can do more than just serve it in wedges or in a fruit salad. Paired with basil and feta, it becomes a savory salad, and paired with vodka it becomes…well, the best cocktail to round out the summer months. So, for National …

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21 Hotel Balconies Features The Most Amazing Views In The World

For a visitor to a foreign country, the most important things on the list are the views and the landmarks that can be visited. Choosing a hotel is …

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8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

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The six best cleansing balms

I've said it a million times, but cleansing is, in my opinion, the most important and transformative part of your skincare routine. Those who cleanse …

Serious Entertaining: A Summer Seafood Dinner

Although I am a dedicated carnivore, I try to carve out space in my gustatory calendar for heaps of summer seafood. Summer brings a few seasonal sea goodies, and every fish dish seems to taste better in the roasting summer heat. While meat can bring with it unwanted heaviness, ocean critters tend …

Party in Five: DIY Dim Sum Party

We here at Cooking Channel <i>love</i> a good party. But throwing a memorable event requires more than just gathering some food and drinks. We show you how, …

Citrus Fruit Salad with Salmon and English Peas

<i>When there are blue skies and warm rays indulging in this citrus fruit salad is a must. Juicy, fruity and oh-so tasty, this is the ideal option for</i> …