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Five Creative Cookbooks

Cookbooks (like their literary counterparts) tell a story; years of experience and wisdom are offered as the author guides readers through unusual pairings, a surprising use of a fresh herb, a favorite wine and more. Recipes stand as guidelines, meant to be experimented with and customized to one's …

Letters of Note

Not so long ago—in the age before Twitter, email and Facebook—people wrote out their feelings, gripes, grievances and praise on hotel notepads, scraps of paper and personal stationary, and then mailed them. While some might argue that the art of correspondence died with the advent of the internet, …

The Right Way to Bribe Your Child

Each evening, as the dreaded toothbrush tango drew closer, I wrestled with my options. Should I trail after my 3-year-old son, Derek, toothbrush …

25 Days of Cookies for Your Holiday Baking: Day 2, World Peace Cookies

We're celebrating the holidays with 25 Days of Cookies! Today, Day 2: World Peace Cookies<p><i>Every day in December through Christmas, we’re sharing a cookie recipe.</i> <i>Forget the 12 Days of Christmas—these are the 25 Days of Cookies.</i><p>Everyone’s busy preparing for Santa Claus, but don’t forget to show …

Dessert

Serve Your Family and Friends Some Sardines in Pepperonata This Holiday

Serve these baked sardines in pepperonata at your holiday party and watch your family and friends swoon.<p>Piled on top of crostini, tossed into pasta, and just eaten straight out of the can, we can't get enough of sardines. Aside from being delicious, this humble little fish is also super healthy and …

Gifts from the Kitchen: 22 Edible Holiday Presents You Can Make at Home

From spicy mustard to chocolate bark, make your holiday gifts for family and friends right in your own kitchen<p>If the thought of going to a crowded mall and picking out the perfect present for everyone on your list is stressing you out, just don't do it. Make your friends and family thoughtful gifts …

Dessert

Bon Appétit Editors' Christmas Wish List, From Knives to Le Creuset

From salad bowls to sharper knives, Bon Appétit's editors name the gifts we're hoping to get in our stockings and under our trees<p>We've already told you what to buy your food-obsessed friends and family for Christmas. Now it's our turn to give Santa our own wish list. From olive oil to sharp chef's …

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How to Buy, Store, and Cook Brussels Sprouts, In Season in December

Tips on buying, storing, and cooking Brussels sprouts, in season in December<p>Earthy, nutty-tasting Brussels sprouts get a bad rap because they are so easy to overcook, resulting in a mushy texture and pungent aroma. When cooked properly, these little cabbages are crisp-tender, with a pleasant crunch …

Cooking

How to Be a Great Mom to a Toddler

You're happily tucking your toddler in for his afternoon nap when he starts to panic -- where's his favorite stuffed Big Bird toy? A peaceful nap …

31 Awesome Dips for Football Noshing

31 dip recipes, from guacamole to salsa to hummus, that are good for serving at football parties.<p>Dips are the best thing to serve at a football party (other than wings). Here's why:<p>They require one hand. (This is important: This means a beer can remain in your other hand at all times.)<p>You can …

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9 Ways to Bond With Your Toddler

Tips, activities and ideas that will help you connect with your toddler<p>Routines and traditions, along with your toddler's diet and environment, can …

Realistically colorized historical photos make the past seem incredibly real [36 pictures] | 22 Words

Over the last couple years, an increasingly popular trend online has been to create and share colorized photos from history. Artists such as Jordan …

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Goat Cheese

6 Servings<p>This dish has become a signature of Domenica chef Alon Shaya. Precooking the cauliflower in seasoned poaching liquid infuses it with flavor; roasting makes it crisp.<p>May 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Roasted Cauliflower<p>2 1/2 cups dry white wine<p>1/3 cup olive oil<p>1/4 cup kosher salt<p>3 tablespoons fresh …

Recipes

Warm Artichoke-Olive Dip

10 Servings<p>November 2010Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 8-ounce package frozen artichoke hearts, thawed<p>3/4 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves plus additional (for garnish)<p>1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese<p>3/4 cup green-olive tapenade<p>1 5.2-ounce garlic-and-herb cheese (such as Boursin)<p>Assorted sliced crusty …

Recipes

Mapo Tofu

8 to 10 Servings<p>This mapo tofu recipe comes from chef Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese restaurant.<p>May 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Spice Blend<p>1/4 cup dried Tianjin chiles or chiles de árbol<p>1 tablespoon black peppercorns<p>1 tablespoon cumin seeds<p>1 tablespoon Sichuan peppercorns<p>2 green cardamom pods<p>2 whole cloves<p>…

The World’s Most Terrifying Public Transit Rides | WIRED

The scariest parts of most commutes may be missing a bus or finding an unidentifiable substance spilled on the seat of a train. But some passengers …

8 Ways to Roast Chicken with Compound Butters from Around the World

From Italian to Mexican to Moroccan, 8 compound butters to use when roasting a chicken<p>Generally speaking, I am an olive oil person. I fry my eggs in it, I dress my vegetables with it, I roast, sauté, and baste with it. But what about butter? I cook with it so seldom, it seems.<p>No longer. Maybe it’s …

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Bucatini with Butter-Roasted Tomato Sauce

November 2017<p>4 servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 60 min<p>We love the way that roasting intensifies the flavor of canned tomatoes. While we're pretty obsessed with the texture of bucatini, a strand pasta with a hole running through it, this dish is every bit as delicious with spaghetti, linguine, …

Recipes

The 18 Best Things in the World About Food

From crispy chicken skin and runny egg yolks to clouds of cream in your coffee, the 18 best things ever about food<p>We loved BuzzFeed's 19 Worst Things Ever. But you know what we love more than bad things that are funny? Good things. Good things, and food. So here, to counter our friends at BuzzFeed, …

25 Takeout Recipes You Should Know How to Make at Home

From shrimp fried rice to spicy tuna rolls, 16 classic take-out dishes you can make at home<p><b>Nothing beats vegging out on the couch</b> with a carton of fried rice from your local Chinese joint, but you don't have to order in to eat takeout classics. Check out our greatest "takeout" hits, and delete the …

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Babyology on Twitter: "Gorgeous and quirky childrens' clothing from Oeuf http://t.co/514lTafNuT http://t.co/QvDy6wkDEg"

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Chen Guanming: The Olympic Chinese rickshaw rider's farewell to England

<b>Three years ago, a Chinese farmer packed his worldly possessions into a rusty rickshaw, and, after pedalling 37,500 miles (60,000 km) through 16 countries and more than 1,700 cities, arrived in London.</b><p>A remarkable feat, but for Chen Guanming, a 58-year-old from Jiangsu Province in eastern China, …

Wired’s Weekly Picks of Stunning Architecture | WIRED

Einstein Tower, Potsdam, Germany<p>The 1920s-era Einstein Tower was built to prove one of general relativity's predictions -- that gravity would cause a …

Suburbia Modern Wall Storage

Note Design Studio has cooked up a lot of new products for Milan Design Week, but my favorite has to be this wall storage unit for Seletti.<p>Called …

Do Tablets Impede Kids’ Ability To Be Self-Reliant?

On the Bits blog, Nick Bilton checks in with scientists about the effects of tablets and phones on young children.<p>We’ve all been there–or, at the very least, we’ve all been in a restaurant with a parent who’s been there. A toddler in the midst of a maelstrom tantrum is handed an iPad and suddenly …

QUAD Trivet by Dewa Bleisinger

Berlin-based product designer Dewa Bleisinger‘s QUAD Trivet adjusts to a handful of sizes and patterns to accommodate any size pot you place on it. …

Alive Without Breath: Three Dimensional Animals Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye | Colossal

<p>Singapore-based artist Keng Lye creates near life-like sculptures of animals relying on little but paint, resin and a phenomenal sense of …

Tarrugao Jars by gt2P

The effect of human touch, captured in porcelain, <b>Tarrugo Jars by gt2P</b> is a collection of containers, achieved through parametric design, rapid …

House Dedicated to Reuse Grows Like a Living Organism

An abandoned house purchased from a college is now a growing, adapting tribute to reclamation and renovation. ‘Fargo House’, a project by professor …

Teaching Kids to Learn from Failure

No one wants their kids experience failure, but it's one of the most important life lessons you can teach them. Here's why, and how to teach failure …