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Here Is the Fastest Way to Cook Potatoes

I can think of a thousand reasons why boiling potatoes is the worst. Actually, I can just think of one right now: It takes too damn long. Also, …

Potatoes

The Cheaper, Tastier Cuts of Meat Your Butcher Really Wants You to Order

Forget filet mignon and rib-eye—these cheap-and-tasty cuts are going to be the star of your next meal.<p>So you finally decide to visit that cool new butcher shop—the one that’s breaking down whole animals that sound like they had a better childhood than you did—but the meat case is full of a bunch of …

BBQ

The 25 best skylines in the world (ranked!)

The international building database Emporis attempts to quantify skylines by looking at the number and height of buildings in the world's major cities. The result is an ever-changing ranking of the world's most impressive cityscapes.<p>To rank skylines, Emporis looks at completed skyscrapers (40 …

Skyscrapers

Book Review: Basic Watercolour: How to Paint What You See

<i>Basic Watercolour</i> is the introductory book for watercolour beginners. The author is Charles William, a watercolour artist and instructor for more …

Arts and Crafts movement

Watercolor Art: How to Paint Flowers

Two Watercolor Art Lessons in One!<p>Learn how to paint flowers using two different approaches to watercolor painting in this week’s Jen’s Picks, with …

How to fix mistakes in watercolour

Making a mistake in the middle of a watercolour painting needn’t spell the end. Siân Dudley shows you how to save your painting from the bin<p>Weeds in …

Gardening

2 Diets That Work Quickly

When you try to lose weight, it's only natural that you'd want to do it as quickly as possible. So what are some diets that work quickly?<p>In this …

15 Vegetarian Recipes Even Meat-Eaters Will Love

Savor one of these meatless meals while still gaining protein, fiber, and other necessary nutrients to maintain your healthy diet<p>Who said being a …

Nutrition

The Secrets of the Juiciest, Most Tender and Flavorful Italian-American Meatballs

This week at Serious Eats is all about meatballs in all of their glorious forms. We'll share some of our favorite restaurant meatballs (from all different cuisines), and we'll feature recipes for great ones to make at home. Kicking it off this week is none other than the Italian-American meatball, …

Perfecting the Meatball With the Chefs Behind The Meatball Shop

Never suffer dry-as-a-puck meatballs again with our secret ingredients for perfectly juicy meatballs.<p>Meatballs. Everyone loves 'em, but why is it no one under the age of 70 seems to know how to make them without turning them into golf balls in red sauce?<p>Thankfully <b>Dan Holzman and Michael Chernow</b>—of …

Cooking

The 7 Books Every Spiritual Person Needs to Read

We all want to lead more meaningful lives. Discover the profound texts that inspired Phil Jackson, coauthor of Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success. …

How to Make Homemade Sausage + A Family Recipe for Stuffing

<i>Each week, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: A family recipe for stuffing that calls for homemade sausage and the squishiest</i> …

How to Choose the Right Hair Brush for Your Mane

Compliment a woman on her hair and she’s apt to rave about a particular product, or wax poetic about her favorite salon. But her brush? Not so much. Yet as any stylist will tell you, everything from the bristles to the shape and construction of the brush factors into the look and overall health of …

The True Stories Behind Classic Fairy Tales

Fairy tales, gripping, magical and inspiring, are master narratives. Children subconsciously recall their messages as they grow older, and are forced to cope with real injustices and contradictions in their lives. Some fairy tales are based on legends that incorporated a spiritual belief of the …

Literature

Sophia Loren Reveals True Story Behind Famous Side Eyes Photo

There’s a famous photo from the Golden Age of Hollywood that features actress Sophia Loren giving blonde bombshell Jayne Mansfield’s abundant …

10 Things You Never Knew About Your Favorite Clothing Stores

HuffPost readers might have voted H&M and Zara as their favorite "fast fashion" stores in the past, but we bet you didn't know that Zara has used hardly any advertising throughout its history or that H&M designs are created by 160 in-house designers and 100 pattern makers.<p>There's more to your …

5 Diet Fads, Debunked

Do all the diets your friends swear by actually make a difference on the scale? We asked the experts.<p><b>1) Paleo</b><p><b>The Hype:</b> Eating like a caveman—that is, yes to meats and organs (!), seafood, game, nuts, seeds, seasonal fruits and leafy greens, no to grains, legumes, dairy, and processed foods—is the …

Everything You Need to Know About Garlic

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: We're still all about alliums, and you should be too, assuming you've got a good head on your shoulders -- or a good head of garlic in your kitchen.</i><p>There are many, many varieties …

How to Check the Accuracy of Your Kitchen Thermometer

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich is going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Could your thermometer be telling a lie? Alice spells out how to get an answer you can trust.</i><p>That thermometer you have in the kitchen drawer? The one you use for meat, for …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for 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, the food blog world was all about savory, multi-purpose dishes. Crêpes filled with brie, bacon, and grapes; bowls of hearty vegetable-packed …

What Cookbook Would You Buy For a First-Time Cook?

There are plenty of books out there for cooks who are just learning how to boil water—we get several of them sent to our office every month. But how many are actually worth a beginning cook's time, that teach without talking down? Sadly, just a few.<p>What cookbook would <i>you</i> give to a kid in college, …

The Best Ultimate Classic Perfect Recipes (We're Not Joking)

These 36 dishes—from sticky buns to steamed lobster—have earned the adjectives "perfect," "ultimate," "best-ever," and "classic"<p><b>Here at BA, we like to think that every recipe is perfect</b> in its own way. ____ But only those recipes that really, truly encapsulate perfection—like this perfectly steamed …

Cooking

How to Cook Sago Pearls

Sago pearl is an important ingredient to many desserts and beverages. Although it might seem easy to cook, it is important to understand the proper …

The Best Dish at My Last Barbecue: This Aioli-and-Pesto Potato Salad

There are some neighborhood restaurants that just feel like home. For me, that place is Il Bambino in Astoria, Queens. It's a small panini shop that opened a few years after I moved to the neighborhood, and I was instantly enamored of their excellent sandwiches, welcoming owner, and a killer …

The Food Lab: How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Back when I was a lowly line cook at a fancy-pants restaurant in Boston, as the new guy,* it was my job to wake my butt up at the crack of dawn to come in early and prep breakfast whenever …

5 Kitchen Habits Costing You a Fortune

Even if you're buying in-season produce and on-sale chicken, you could be missing these hidden costs of cooking dinner.<p>Sticking Too Closely to the …

Gulab Jamun (2014) - Indian Dessert Recipe by Manjula

Classic Cake Recipes

Serious home bakers will want to master these crowd-pleasing recipes for cheesecake, chocolate cake, carrot cake, and more.<p>First up: What could make traditional red velvet cake even better? Chocolate, of course!