Michael J Hewett

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Potato and Poblano Corn Chowder

Recipe<p>Servings: 4<p>While you could make this spicy take on corn chowder with frozen corn, it’s best with fresh.<p>Preparation<p>Melt the butter in a large …

Recipes

One Bowl, No Measurements: Chocolate Cake, As Easy As Can Be

At first glance, this bare bones recipe may look like something from a technical challenge on Great British Bake Off, but the absence of measurements <i>is</i> intentional. This is what I like to call a “no-measure cake” (as in, no measuring spoons or cups needed), and the recipe is so foolproof it’ll turn …

Dessert

Ex- CIA Chief: Why We Keep Getting Putin Wrong

Blame a myopic mindset—and an intelligence corps focused on terrorism, not Moscow.<p>Thelast time Russian troops invaded one of its neighbors, the U.S. …

Startrails: Photos by Evgeniy Zaytsev

How to Open Stuck Jars: The Only Guide You Need

<i>Welcome to Eat Like a Man's 2012 Holiday Survival Guide, wherein we tackle some of the season's thorniest issues in food and drink to help you make it to January in one piece.</i><p><b>Generally speaking, public feats of strength</b> have fallen out of fashion in modern America. Pistols at dawn, bare-knuckle …

1.3 million to lose unemployment benefits as Obama pushes for aid extension

The nation's long-term unemployed will be cut off from federal unemployment benefits on Saturday, even as President Obama offers his support to two senators proposing to extend expiring federal jobless aid.<p>Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada and Democratic Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island have …

North Korea 'summons business people from China'

<b>North Korean business people are being recalled from China following the execution of top official, Chang Song-thaek, says a South Korean report.</b><p>Leader Kim Jong-un may be purging associates of Mr Chang, who was in charge of economic ties with China.<p>Mr Kim has been pictured by state media for the …

North Korea

Sriracha: First, The Crisis. Now, The Movie

Lately, it seems as if news about Sriracha has been as ubiquitous as the much-loved hot sauce itself.<p>First, there was the panic over a potential shortage, after a judge ordered the California factory where Sriracha is made to partially shut down, as our friends on the Two-Way blog have …

FDA’s pitiful plea to Big Pharma: Cut back on antibiotics in meat, please

<b>(Matt Rourke/AP)</b><p>Government hopes to crack down on their overuse by leaving it up to the companies that manufacture them. Good luck!<p>Jason Bittel<p>December 15, 2013 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on OnEarth.org.<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it will be moving …

Tuscany's Carmignano Wine Gets Its Due From Capezzana

Forgive the pun, but in Tuscany there is more ferment going on than anywhere else in Italy right now. Driven by critical praise for its highest quality wines like Brunello di Montalcino and the so-called "Super Tuscans" like Solaia, Sassicaia and others, Tuscany's wines also float on the region's …

Top 10 Photos of the Year 2013

We are very excited that PictureSocial, the photography network, is rapidly approaching the 1 million photos uploaded mark and our admins have been …

Top 10

'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Review: Pacing Issues Dampen a Rousing Return to Middle Earth – /Film

The second of <b>Peter Jackson</b>‘s trilogy of films adapting <i>The Hobbit</i>, <b>The Desolation of Smaug</b>, both improves on the previous film, and regresses from some …

Movies

How to Make a Zillion Cookies in One Oven With Two Cookie Sheets

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: The best way to make a lot of cookies, really fast -- without ever having to wait for baking sheets to cool.</i><p>You volunteered to make hundreds of cookies although you have …

Dessert

How to Capture the Essence of a Place - Travel Photography Tips

Taking Photographs Weakens Memories, Psychological Study Finds

Here’s something that both photographers and the typical millennial have to look forward to in old age: Your memory is going to suck because of all …

23 Extreme Gravity-Defying Photos That Will Give You Vertigo

How many times have you been told that anything is possible? Do you believe it? Here are 23 extreme photos of serious risk takers that prove anything …

Recipes, Menus, and Stories for Snowy Days

Foul weather means great food, so bring on the blizzards. We found recipes, menus, and stories perfect for the snowiest of snow days<p><b>Snow days are full of opportunity.</b> Granted, most of us still have to schlep into work and it's hard to appreciate a good snowfall when you're trundling through slush. …

PureWow: Women's Fashion, Beauty, Life Hacks & Recipes

9 Foods You Shouldn’t Refrigerate<p>Ever try to spread rock hard butter on a slice of toast? It’s like nails on a chalkboard. Here, nine foods that …

Cook's Illustrated at Harvard: 'The Accidental Chemist'

<i>Harvard University's third annual Science & Cooking public lecture series brings chefs from around the world to lecture on the intersection of science and cooking. And</i><p>Eater Boston editor Rachel Leah Blumenthal is on the scene. This week:Cook's Illustrated's <i>Jack Bishop and Dan Souza.</i><p>Over the course …