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4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

JH Newman

Helen Mirren stars in the new movie Lady in Gold. It's based on the true story featured in this fascinating one-hour documentary about Klimt …

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50 Cast-Iron Skillet Recipes

Put the hardest working pan in your kitchen to good use.<p><b>If you want a good, hard sear on a piece of meat</b>, grab a cast iron skillet. Looking to add minerals to your food? Ditto. Just want a workhorse of a pan that will take you from fried eggs to a free-form apple galette? You know what to do. The …


This make-ahead Thanksgiving menu makes the big day as easy as pie

If you think us mere mortals can't pull off a full Thanksgiving spread without taking a whole week off work, think again. This foolproof menu — with turkey, stuffing, soup, salad and sweet potato pie — can be prepped bit by bit in the days leading up to the big day (you’ll spend just about 30 …

15 Cozy Fireplaces That Will Keep You Warm All Year Long

It's the heart of a room — and a savior on chilly nights.<p>The hearth is the center of the home. From detailed stonework to stunning marble, these fireplaces will turn any living space — a study, bedroom, you name it — into a relaxing oasis.

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Minidron: cute telecontrol Robot

<b>Materials:</b> Vessla box<p><b>Description:</b> I wanted to build a real working robot. Not one of those tiny, fragile, experimental but one with a good …

A Margarita Night

<i>Now that Food52's Managing Editor Brette Warshaw has stocked her</i> <i>First Kitchen, she's</i> <i>ready to throw parties in it: no-stress weeknight parties for anyone, anytime, and (almost) every kitchen. You're invited.</i><p><i>Today: A dinner party plan, brought to you by Patrón. Sign up for a chance to dine at the</i> …

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Wild Berry Basil Panna Cotta


Grilled Plum and Lemon Ricotta Toasts

<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: Follow plums from a neighborhood tree to delectable toast.</i><p>They line the streets, their sprays of …


Northern Spy's Kale Salad


French Bean Salad with Tarragon and Green Peppercorn


Cherry Bombe's Citrus Tarragon Sorbet

<i>All this week, the ladies from Cherry Bombe will be serving as guest editors on Food52: sharing recipes from their first issue, answering our questions, and co-hosting a Twitter chat on Thursday.</i><p>This is a recipe from Diana Yen of The Jewels of New York. She created a dinner party for us for eight …

Grilled Green Tomato Tostadas with Black Beans and Avocado

<i>Every week, Caroline Wright creates simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four -- for under $20, in under 20 minutes.</i><p><i>Today: Move your green tomatoes out of the frying pan and onto the grill.</i><p>Green tomatoes feel synonymous with a lilting Southern accent and are most often praised for their …


Grappa Cherries

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Food52's Test Kitchen Manager, Jennifer Vogliano, shares her family recipe for grappa-soaked cherries.</i><p>My husband's mother was born in Navarons, …


The Truth About Lemon Curd

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Lemon curd may sound and taste fancy, but you can whip it up in less than 10 minutes -- without a double boiler, and without separating a single egg.</i><p>Lemon curd takes less …


Never has the City of Light been such heavy work

If only Victoria Beckham knew that she didn’t have to try so hard to conquer Paris<p>Oh, to have been a museum guard at the Louvre on Sunday afternoon, when Victoria Beckham tottered into the Rubens Hall. One pictures her moving between the giant canvases, a mixture of pity and horror in her eyes. …

Mona Lisa Artist: Leonardo da Vinci Completion Date: c.1504 Place of Creation: Florence, Italy Style: High Renaissance Genre: portrait Technique: oil Material: panel Dimensions: 53 x 77 cm Gallery: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France