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This Cookbook Will Help You Master Korean Cooking At Home

At 272 pages long and endorsed by the likes of Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern, it may be the last Korean cookbook that you will ever need.<p>Is there a better way to understand a cookbook than by living it out in real life?<p>That was my case when I met up with chef Deuki Hong and food writer Matt …

Onigiri 101: How to Make Japanese Rice Balls

<i>Every other week, Anna Hezel talks about the innovations, decorations, and other quiet touches that make a party memorable.</i><p><i>Today: Everything you need to know about making this food truck treat at home.</i><p>Onigiri are a type of Japanese rice ball made from sushi rice packed tightly around a salty …

Best Shepherd's Pie Recipe

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p>Shepherd's Pie<p><b>Yield:</b> 4 to 6 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>45 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>50 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>1 hour 45 minutes<p>An easy, traditional shepherd’s pie …

Shirley Temple’s Life in Pictures

Imagno / Getty Images<p>Shirley Temple was the biggest movie star of the Great Depression, known for having 56 perfect golden ringlets. This 1933 photo …

Top 10 foods to try in Thailand

Thai cuisine is a celebration of the fresh and fragrant. Whatever your reason for visiting, the abundance of delicious flavours will make you want to …

Sea Salt, Cashew and Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

Home > Recipes by Category > Cookies > Sea Salt, Cashew and Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies<p>February 5, 2014 // 45 <i>Comments »</i><p>A few years ago, we started a …

13 Comfort Foods for a Long Winter

The idea that we look to a groundhog for meteorological predictions is endearingly naïve -- as is the fact that, at the tip-top of February, we would expect anything less than 6 more dark, chilly weeks. One of the great mistakes of the Western world: vesting a rodent with such power, never once …

Cooking

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

Food & Dining

Breakfast in Paris? Finally

The French excel at many morning foods—pastry, bread, and, as of recently, even coffee—but breakfast as a complete meal has never been one of them. Dominated by sweet, buttery and ultra-starchy fare, the traditional French breakfast is hardly substantial or balanced; anything more is largely …

Champagne, Foie Gras and Père Noël: Christmas in Paris

My husband and I moved to Paris almost five years ago. In a part of the world where food and wine are of great importance, we've learned that many …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

The Man Who Duped Millionaires Into Paying Big Bucks For Fake Wine

He was the man with "the nose of a blood hound," as one wine critic once put it.<p>Rudy Kurniawan was once the toast of the fine-wine world, renowned for his ability to find some of the rarest — and priciest — wines in the world.<p>He was also, prosecutors alleged, a fraud who duped some of the country's …

World Wonders

Travel

The Most Colorful Cities in the World (Photos)

Live the Rainbow<p>No need to rely on just nature to provide a colorful backdrop to your vacation. The streets and skylines of these global cities pop …

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It’s no secret I love flowers – in my apartment, on my desk, or as a pattern on my dress. Pressing fresh flowers is a great way to preserve their natural beauty, and by decorating your phone case with them, you can showcase their vivid colors and add a little touch of nature to an otherwise …

Newborn babies may be more developed than we think

My baby could not look more like a subject in a laboratory experiment. Wearing a soft white skullcap attached by long wires to an EEG machine measuring his brain activity, he is also surrounded by computer equipment and fussing researchers at University College London. "Hopefully you'll be …

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013, Part II

Time is running out to enter this year's National Geographic photo contest, the deadline for submissions is Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The overall …