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France's 20 most beautiful villages

The 19 Most Popular Destinations, According to Travelers

It turns out people want to go to Paris... and Ubud?!<p>If you're planning a trip, chances are you're buying a ticket to London or Paris — or maybe even Marrakech, Siem Reap, or Ubud. If the cities sound unfamiliar, study up because the cultural meccas are more popular than you think.<p>TripAdvisor just …

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Japan: What I Expected, What I Got

<i>This is the second installment of my Japan travel diary. To check out my first impressions, read about</i> <i>Day One</i><i>.</i><p>The plan was always to take it slow in Tokyo.<p>It’s not just because John had emergency surgery a week ago, though that unexpected event certainly fortified our resolve. It’s that since the …

Cherry Bomb Chicken Recipe

"Thanks to the magic of brining, this really will almost guarantee a juicy, tasty piece of chicken."<p>Ingredients<p>1 quart cold water<p>1/3 cup kosher …

Decoding Dom Pérignon

Last week, after nearly four years out of the spotlight, former El Bulli chef Ferran Adrià offered international guests a glimpse inside his ElBulli Foundation, a unique culinary lab where the legendary cook likes to say he is “feeding creativity” and “eating knowledge.” Located in a former textile …

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A no-sushi guide to food in Japan

You're in Japan. You've eaten more sushi in two days than you have in your whole life and you feel like you consist entirely of raw fish. It's time to try out these spectacular Japanese culinary classics, without a shred of sashimi in sight.<p><b>Tempura</b><p>If your only experience of tempura is …

10 Luxury Hotels for Long Weekends

Get out of town! No, really. There's always a long weekend on the horizon, so here's 10 of the best places across four regions -- North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific -- for a short but sumptuous escape where you're guaranteed to get spoiled rotten. Think private pools, spa …

Luxury Lifestyle

Ten of the world's best destinations for drinkers

Instead of cracking a can at home, why not search out one of these boozy hotspots? Whether you fancy guzzling a pint, sipping a cocktail or knocking back a dram or two, we can help you quench your thirst in style.<p>Pivni Lazne Bernard, Prague, Czech Republic<p>Sure, a pint of pilsner wouldn’t go amiss - …

The Vodka Cocktail Recipes That'll Get You Through Life

For those of you out there who aren't up to drinking your vodka straight, we've found the best vodka cocktails out there. While they might not be traditional, they'll all cure what ails you.<p><i>Want to read more from HuffPost Taste? Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Tumblr.</i><p>PHOTO …

15 Amazing Beaches to Warm Your Soul on a Snowy Day

With much of the continental United States experiencing record cold and snow, we thought we'd do our part by compiling these 15 amazing beaches so you can keep warm on the inside, if not the outside.<p>After sifting through thousands of photos and recommendations from real travelers on minube, we're …

American Classics: Challah Monkey Bread

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>I've written about my love of monkey bread before. It's a family favorite and a dish that regularly makes an appearance for special occasion brunches. But I've recently had a brainstorm that's caused me to rethink …

The Extras: Holiday Special

Shop our favorite baubles to brighten the season.<p>With the holidays around the corner, we're already in planning mode—selecting the best dresses, shoes and accessories to hit the town in style. This season we're going for heavy metals in gold or silver for the final flourish. Shop our favorite …

CoverGirl's Hunger Games Collection is Everything

If you're like us, you can't wait for the release of <i>The Hunger Games: Catching Fire</i> when it debuts this Friday. To celebrate the launch of one of the most anticipated films of the year, COVERGIRL has created the Capitol Collection, which features 12 distinct looks, crafted to reflect each district. …

25 Tourist Traps We Love

Sure, these iconic destinations are mentioned in every travel guide. Sure, they're teeming with tourists. But we firmly believe that some spots are …

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Where To Go Next in Europe

<i>By: Jordan Simon</i><p>Everyone knows the great capitals of Europe - London, Rome, Paris, Berlin: steeped in history and culture, rich in architecture, cuisine, and so much more. Unfortunately, the experience usually comes at a cost, whether in inflated prices or jostling crowds of fellow tourists. Yet …

Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …

8 Wallet-Friendly Getaways

A roundup of affordable vacation destinations around the world<p>We've rounded up more affordable alternatives to pricey vacation destinations around the world, from the new European Riviera to the fashion set's Mexican beach spot

The Recipes That'll Help You Get More Blue Cheese In Your Life

Blue cheese is understandably polarizing. It's strong, stinky and to the uninitiated, can be visually off-putting. If you haven't taken your chances with blue cheese yet, you're selling yourself short. Whether it's Roquefort, Gorgonzola or Stilton, blue cheese is like a beautiful, deep well of …

And Now for 4 Refreshments

<i>Published in the Spring 2013 Big Black Book, on sale now</i><p><b>In the new documentary</b> <i>Hey Bartender</i> (out now), some of mixology's finest practitioners share their views from the other side of the bar. Here, four of the film's more celebrated subjects offer their recipe for the ultimate summer cocktail.<p><b>On</b> …

Recipe Of The Day: Avocado Soup

There are very few moments in our lives when we don't feel like eating -- but oddly enough, it has been known to happen. The hottest of days has definitely been the cause of this strange phenomenon more than once. And now we have a work-around solution, cold soup -- like this avocado soup recipe. …

Coca-Cola Introduces Dazzling Bottle Made Entirely of Ice

If this peppy ad is any indication, all sorts of svelte beachgoers in Colombia are at this very moment having the time of their lives with Coke’s new</i> …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

It's National Doughnut Day! 4 hot and tasty trends to try

A lot has changed in the world of fried dough since “doughnut lassies” passed out pastries to American soldiers during World War I for a nostalgia-inducing fix from home. Once relegated to greasy cardboard boxes, doughnuts today have been elevated to another level, turning them into real culinary …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web, found our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>This week’s links are all about spring produce. Fava beans, peas, radishes, rhubarb -- everyone is eager (and so are we!) to get these fleeting …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

In the Club

Parisian nightclubs now cater to hard-partying "old folks over 30" who don't "lack the discretionary income" to go clubbing, unlike those 20-somethings. The perks: "Middle-aged people are being whisked past the velvet rope free of charge. Some clubs are even <b>making way for strollers and children</b>." …

The 10 Dos And Don'ts Of The Perfect Lobster Roll (PHOTOS)

We love lobster rolls so much that we've already written a love letter to them. And last night, we were fortunate enough to eat a whole bunch at Tasting Table's annual Lobster Roll Rumble. We managed to consumer 15 out of 20 of the rolls on offer. We had a whole range of rolls -- good ones, bad …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants