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Community vs Big Bang Theory vs SFF : A Dialectical Approach

Genre and anti-genre, satisfaction and subversion. Why Community is so much fun for me as a geek, why TBBT isn't, and why I'm actually into that, …

Skillet Barley With Kale and Eggs Recipe

I used an extra half cup of liquid in this recipe to allow for the kale being added in, so don't think it's odd if you're reading the package directions on the barley and it only says 3 cups for 1 cup of barley.<p><b>Read more: One-Pot Wonders: Barley With Kale and Eggs</b><p>Ingredients2 tablespoons olive oil, …

15 Creative Ways to Wrap with Brown Paper

Entertaining season is suddenly upon us, and pretty soon we'll be turning our attention (if we haven't already) to gift-giving: what to give to whom, …

Wreaths

Crispy Kale, Brussels Sprouts, and Potato Hash

There are only few things in life that can't be made at least a bit better by topping them with a soft cooked egg. Off the top of my head I can only think of three: great novels (traditional paper <i>or</i> electronic), hair cuts, and ice cream sundaes. That's about it.<p>Things that are definitely in the …

Noodles with Flank Steak, Bok Choy, and Black Bean Sauce Recipe

<b>Note:</b> Black bean sauce and Shaoxing wine can be found in most Asian grocers.<p><b>Read more: Dinner Tonight: Noodles with Flank Steak, Bok Choy, and Black Bean Sauce</b><p>Ingredients3 tablespoons canola oil, divided1 garlic clove, minced (about 1 teaspoon)1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced2 scallions, ends …

The Food Lab: The Best Caesar Salad

We all know what Caesar salad is: chopped romaine lettuce and garlicky croutons, tossed in a creamy dressing made with eggs, olive oil, lemon, Parmesan, Worcestershire sauce, and anchovies. There's a reason that in the 90 years since its invention, it's become the default second salad option at …

Market Scene: Alemany Farmers' Market, San Francisco

GalleryMarket Scene: Alemany Farmers' Market, San Francisco<p>While it's easy to succumb to the charms of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, it's hard to sustain a fruit fetish at $4.50 a pound. That's why often opt for the Alemany Farmers Market instead.<p>Nicknamed "the people's market," Alemany was the …

The Food Lab's Guide to Slow-Cooked, Sous Vide-Style Eggs

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Let's start off by saying that despite the title of this post, sous-vide eggs are a misnomer. Slow-cooked eggs would be a more apt description. Very, very slow-cooked eggs even better. It's only through association with the …

How to Make Poached Eggs With Corn, Chorizo, Basil, and Brioche Croutons

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Every chef has their little tricks and secrets. My good friend Tony Maws of Craigie on Main and the newly opened Kirkland Tap and Trotter in Cambridge/Somerville, MA may not admit it, but after years of dining at his …

21 Light and Easy Chicken Dinners

Gallery21 Light and Easy Chicken Dinners<p>Chicken: that inoffensive, play-it-safe option. Breathe life into the dinner staple with these recipes, in which chicken plays nicely with everything from soup to frittata, and Thai chili to Indian curry. Here are 21 quick, light meals to whip up on …

The Best Grilled Cheese in San Francisco's Mission District

I spent five weeks this summer living in San Francisco's Mission District, going to bars that let my dogs roam free, making plans for big hiking trips, and pretending that I was going to learn to surf. Instead, I mostly ate sandwiches. Lots of sandwiches. Over 50 of 'em. This week, I'm walking you …

The Best Mexican Sandwiches in San Francisco's Mission District

I spent five weeks this summer living in San Francisco's Mission District, going to bars that let my dogs roam free, making plans for big hiking trips, and pretending that I was going to learn to surf. Instead, I mostly ate sandwiches. Lots of sandwiches. Over 50 of 'em. This week, I'm walking you …

Serious Entertaining: Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups for a Crowd

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>I'm not going to try to pretend to take credit for this genius idea—I saw it late the other night during my daily pre-bedtime bath (not to be confused with my daily post-wake-time bath) on the foodporn sub-Reddit and …

Sous Vide 101: Pork Belly Buns

Thick-cut braised-then-crisped pork belly is one of the easiest things in the world to cook. Seriously. You could throw the pot of it in a low oven, leave, find all 96 stars in Super Mario World, head out to a Star Wars marathon—including the episodes-that-shall-not-be-named—come back, and you'd</i> …

Chicken Dinners: Chicken Ramen

With all the Japanese ramen shops in Singapore, I've become seriously addicted to ramen—the chewy noodles, the soy marinated eggs, the rich and salty stock. Though I always seem to lean toward the in-your-face porky boldness of a tonkotsu-style ramen, a new shop opened up near me that specializes …

Pantry Essentials: All About Liquid Seasonings

"Seasoning" is a rather broad concept. The word is used to describe any additive that changes or enhances the flavor of a dish without changing its basic composition—something added in a sprinkle or a dash. Often that means salt, but it can also mean spice, herbs, acid, or sugar.<p>There's no strict …

The Food Lab Lite: Five Ingredient Smoked Salmon and Potato Salad

It's time for another round of The Food Lab. Got a suggestion for an upcoming topic? Email Kenji here, and he'll do his best to answer your queries in a future post. Become a fan of The Food Lab on Facebook or follow it on Twitter for play-by-plays on future kitchen tests and recipe …

16 Easy Fall Soups

Gallery16 Easy Fall Soups<p>Fall is the perfect time of year to enjoy a nice, warm bowl of soup, given the wide availability of seasonal vegetables and the end-of-summer heat. Unfortunately, making a really good soup often requires a lot of time and effort, while pre-made soups tend to lack flavor, …

Quick and Easy Pasta With Mushrooms and Brussels Sprouts

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Some folks see marriage and relationships as some sort of magical game of acceptance of differences; loving the other person for exactly who they are, no changes required. I see it as a gradual wearing-down process. A long, determined badgering that …

House Tour: A Whimsical Home in Brooklyn

<b>Name:</b> Emma, Mike, and baby River Fusco-Straub <b><br>Location:</b> Prospect Lefferts Garden, Brooklyn, New York <b><br>Size:</b> Three-story limestone house <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 4 …

Dining Rooms

Nike FuelBand SE, HP Chromebook, Spool Dock, 11+ Sound1, Bose SoundTouch

This week saw the much anticipated update to the popular fitness tracking wearable with the announcement of Nike+ FuelBand SE, alongside the release …

Wireless

Tiered Wire Stands: Versatile and Compact

• 24" Three-Tier Decorative Wire Basket Stand, from Kindwer $49.99<br>• Edin Wood 2-Tiered Stand, from Cost Plus World Market $19.99<br>• Bronze Wire 3-Tier Pastry …

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Vegan Party Dishes Omnivores Will Enjoy, Too

If you're not a vegan, chances are you know at least one. Perhaps you'd like to have this dietarily different person over for dinner, or maybe you'd …

Vegan

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Hide console from @bernhardtinc would add a little luxe drama to any room. A signature standout! #hpmkt JL

Absolutely adorable tiny side tables by Oomph shown @thibault_1886 #hpmkt

Warm toned dresser with fun chinoiserie styling at Hooker @hfcollections #hpmkt JL

Clipping Magic: Remove Photo Backgrounds Easily

One of the most common tasks in photo editing is cropping and clipping out images from backgrounds. Executed correctly, it's not a difficult process, …

Small Cool Lessons: Discovering Small Space Design Ideas That Really Work

Small Cool 2013 is well underway, and we've seen some really innovative space solutions so far. I've been so inspired by all these small homes that …

Weekend DIYs: 10 Wood Molding Projects for the Home

Wood molding adds texture and interest to multiple surfaces, beyond just walls. It's readily available, inexpensive, and easy to work with. And most …

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