Martin Matin

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13 Classic French Dishes You Need to Master at Home

At culinary school, students are taught traditional French techniques, like how to make the mother sauces, the difference between julienne and …

Onions

What Would English Sound Like If Its Rules Were Consistent?

The English language isn’t always logical. Take the following words: <i>wound</i>, <i>bow</i>, <i>produce</i>, <i>present</i>, <i>tear</i>, and <i>wind</i>. Their pronunciation depends entirely on …

Language Learning

Recipe: Pecan Cake

I cobbled this recipe together recently to take advantage of pecan meal in my freezer, and because I needed a fast, easy dessert for dinner. My …

Dessert

Limoncello Recipe

"Truly worth the time required to create this distinguished ice cold refreshing drink."<p>Ingredients<p>10 lemons<p>1 liter vodka<p>3 cups white sugar<p>4 cups water<p>…

Espresso Royale Cake

This easy espresso royale cake is so rich, so creamy, and really delicious! If you are an espresso coffee lover – just like my husband is – then this …

All of the Rulers of Europe Over the Past 2,400 Years Presented in a Timelapse Map (400 B.C. to 2017 A.D.)

Theories of power, from Machiavelli and Hobbes to Locke and Jefferson, have drawn their lessons from the towering figure of the Sovereign, the …

Authoritarianism

The way we see colour depends on the language we speak

We don’t all recognise these colours the same way.<p>The human eye can physically perceive millions of colours. But we don’t all recognise these colours …

French Might Soon Become More Important Than English

French has always been a favourite second language, especially for hopeless romantics. Now, French President Emmanuel Macron shares his ambitious …

Language

How Home-State Pronunciations Can Shape Elections

As an expression of “in-group” identity in American politics, how politicians say a state’s name can be powerfully symbolic.<p>Woe to the politician who, while campaigning in a particular state, pronounces the state’s name differently from the local denizens.<p>The latest casualty of this phonetic …

Are you pronouncing 'kilometre' correctly?

Australians have been saying the word <i>kilometre</i> far longer than they've been using the measurement, but there's been a decades-long battle over how to …

Linguistics

She Was Almost Kidnapped, and 7 Other Fascinating Facts About Princess Anne

Princess Anne definitely is one of our favourite members of the British royal family and not just because she sometimes looks like she'd rather be …

See all of Queen Elizabeth's homes and palaces

In true royal fashion, Queen Elizabeth II has a home for just about every occasion. Some of these properties come with the title, while others came from inheritance. Take a look at the Queen's 6 royal and private dwellings.

Monkey Bread

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat the oven to 350°. Lightly coat a Bundt pan with baking spray.<p>Step 2<p>In a medium saucepan, melt the butter with 1/4 cup of …

Creme Brulee French Toast with Drunken Strawberries

Special equipment: a silicone baking mat<p>For the French toast: At least 2 hours and up to 1 day ahead, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the …

Baking

‘December’ in European languages

<b>Tip:</b> See my list of the Most Common Mistakes in English. It will teach you how to avoid mis­takes with com­mas, pre­pos­i­tions, ir­reg­u­lar verbs, …

Language

Make Cheesecake for Two In Record Time With Your Instant Pot

Cheesecake is one of my favorite sweet things on this earth but, as a household of one with an occasional lactose-intolerant visitor, I’m not in the …

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We all have our favorite, go-to dessert recipes for dinner parties, casual guests, and cosy family dinners. Some like the refreshing, light fruit …

Dessert

Mini Scalloped Potatoes

Cooking

Cheddar bacon bread screams Sunday breakfast | The Star

At our house, weekends are for spending time together, tackling projects and, of course, cooking. I like to carve out time for special recipes that …

Why is the Queen's face so different around the world?

Queen Elizabeth II is the most commonly depicted person on paper money around the world. But how does each country pick which portrait to use?<p><b>Video by Dan Lytwyn</b>

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How to Make Creme Fraiche

I’m a huge fan of substitutions in the kitchen. A spoonful of mashed banana instead of an egg? Sure. White sugar and molasses instead of brown sugar? …

Recipes

Jean-Michel Blanquer se prononce contre l'écriture inclusive

Pour le ministre de l'Education, l'écriture inclusive "ajoute une complexité qui n'est pas nécessaire" et "abîme notre langue".<p>Jean-Michel Blanquer, …

Sauteed Spinach

The key to delicious, flavorful sauteed spinach is to saute it, not stew it, which is what I've seen too many people do when they think they're …

Double Plurals in English

Glossary of Grammatical and Rhetorical Terms<p>A double plural is the plural form of a noun with an additional plural ending (usually <i>-s</i>) attached — for …

Royal Family tree and line of succession

The Queen, at the age of 92, is a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Find out more about the Royal Family and the line of succession below.<p>Royal family: Line of succession<p>Prince of Wales<p><b>Born: 1948</b><p>The Prince of Wales is the Queen's eldest son and <b>first in line to the throne</b>. On 29 July 1981 …

Where to Find the Best Collections of Regional Dialects and Local Accents

If you’re trying to learn an accent for an acting role, understand an ESL speaker, or just hear some funny British accents, the Internet has a vast …

Dialects

The last name Prince George will be known by at school after dad Prince William dropped him off for his first day

Prince George has arrived for his first day of school today - ready to learn and make lots of new friends.<p>But it's unlikely the four-year-old will be …