Matthew Thomas

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Sheet Pan Pepperoni Pizza Recipe

You don't need any fancy pizza equipment to enjoy this simple pie.<p>Servings: 8<p>Prep: 15 minutes<p>Total: 1 ½ hours<p>Ingredients<p>3 ½ cups|514 grams all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting<p>1 tablespoon|11 grams kosher salt<p>1 teaspoon|3 grams quick rise yeast<p>½ cup|125 ml olive oil, divided<p>1 ½|350 ml warm …

Recipes

How to Make Pesto like an Italian Grandmother

If you've ever tasted pesto in Italy you know that the pesto here in the United States just isn't the same. I received a lesson in how to make pesto …

Pesto

21 of the Most Beautiful Bohemian Style Home Designs

You can find definitions of Bohemian style decor online. They're described as spaces filled with lots of plants, colors, patterns, rattan, and stuff. …

Home Decorating

25 Secret European Villages

The charm of Ticino, the Italian-speaking canton of southern Switzerland, is the not-quite-here, not-quite-there, lost-in-time feel of the place. To …

European Travel

Jacked By Gym Jones

Warning: This workout will make you sweat, yell, and curse. Welcome to the pain cave<p>Overview<p><b>Exercises:</b> 53• <b><br>Total Sets:</b> 15• <b><br>Total Minutes:</b> 30• <b><br>Best For</b>: Fat Loss, Muscle• <b><br>Body Targets</b>: All<p>Instructions<p>Use this workout to test (and expand) your physical limits, build mental grit, and forge total-body …

Workouts

Brace Yourself: Here's the Exact Full-Body Workout I Did With the Kettlebell King

If you know me at all, you know I'm a little obsessed with the kettlebell. I was lucky enough to learn from some of the best teachers out there, including Eric Leija, senior kettlebell coach at Onnit who's also known as primal.swoledier on Instagram. He's affectionately called the Kettlebell King. …

Workouts

The Exact Bodyweight Workout That Leaves Me in a Pool of Sweat Every Time I Do It

If you don't have access to a gym or any equipment at home, let this be your next workout. You might end up in a pile of sweat on your living room floor, but you'll feel stronger and more accomplished than when you woke up this morning.<p>I teamed up with Francheska Martinez, Animal Flow expert and …

Time I

The Top 7 Places to Visit in Emilia-Romagna, Italy

The Emilia-Romagna region of Italy is best known for its Medieval and Renaissance cities and its culinary traditions. While many travelers pass …

Italy

11 Finished Book Series You Can Marathon-Read This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means we book nerds finally have time to read all those great series we have been meaning to get around to. On the list …

Books

Italy's Best-Kept Secret Isn't What You Think

A guide to the uncharted region that's breaking out in its own right.<p>From the winding cliffs of the Amalfi Coast to the rolling Tuscan hills and …

Italy

Skip Santorini and Head to These Lesser-Known Greek Islands Instead | GQ

Avoid the crowds of Greek's most-mobbed island and opt for a chiller—but equally beautiful—vacation instead.<p>We’ve all seen Santorini’s blue domes and white buildings piled high above a glittering sea—if not in real life, then at least on Instagram, thanks to honeymooning and soul-searching …

European Travel

Watermelon Salad Recipe

Step 1<p>Combine watermelon and tomatoes in a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt, and toss gently to combine; let stand 10 minutes.<p>Step 2<p>Combine arugula, …

Recipes

Paris of the North? Athens of the South? The cities with ideas above their station

Not every destination can be a Venice, Paris or Rome. The next best thing? Add a suffix that describes your global location and hope it takes off. Here we look at some of the most ambitious - and ludicrous - alternatives to the greatest cities in Europe.<p>Venice of the North<p>The list of cities that …

European Travel

'Drink a cold beer and let somebody else figure it out': 22 of Anthony Bourdain’s wisest quotes about travel

Anthony Bourdain first rose to fame with his searingly honest memoir about life as a chef, <i>Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly</i>, but as his career progressed, it became evident that travel was a passion he held just as dear to his heart as food.<p>“If I am an advocate for …

Anthony Bourdain

20 Cool Dinners for Hot Nights

Winter nights usually mean big-batch soups and cozy Crock-Pot meals, but summer ushers in a new style of cooking: easy, effortless, and fresh meals …

Healthy Eating

This Trainer's Double Kettlebell Workout Will Tone Every Single Inch of Your Body

If you've been too nervous to pick up a pair of kettlebells on your own, we've got just the workout for you. Vishal Kumar, multicertified trainer and manager of Epic Hybrid Training Center in San Francisco, recently posted a full-body workout that will give you a steady burn from head to toe.<p>"I …

Workouts

I Tried Ryan Reynolds’ Insane ‘Deadpool 2’ Workout—and Now I Know Why He’s Shredded

We started with sandbag lunges.<p>Just a few days before <i>Deadpool 2</i> premiered around the country, I took a trip to New York City gym Drive 495 to meet up …

Here’s the Recipe for the Royal Wedding Cake

Kensington Palace also shared a video of Claire Ptak assembling the lemon elderflower cake, just one day before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's …

This Italian Duchess Can Teach You Everything You Want To Know About Sicilian Cooking

<b>Nicoletta Lanza Tomasi</b> is an Italian duchess who also happens to be a fabulous cook. In this interview she shares her secrets about eating well in Sicily, and mastering the how-to’s of the island’s intriguing cooking style at the classes she teaches in Palermo. Learning about <i>la cucina Siciliana</i> …

Think Big: 9 Small-Space Layout Ideas to Steal from a Petite Paris Apartment

When Septembre Architecture arrived on the scene of a 645-square-foot apartment in the hip 11th Arrondissement of Paris, the space had too many …

22 Essentials For Your First Kitchen Pantry

Consider your first real grocery list written.<p>As graduation season rolls around and you—or your loved one—prepare to move into your post-grad place, …

Recipes

The Best French Cookbooks, According to French-Trained Chefs

<i>Welcome to</i> <i>Reading Lists</i><i>, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an expert (or at least a fascinating dinner-party</i> …

This Slow Cooker Garlic Mushroom Recipe Is an Easy Win

I am a strong believer in the power of mushrooms. It's one of those things, I think, that goes with just about any meal. Making chicken tonight? …

Cooking

16 French Recipes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

If you’re looking to up your game in the kitchen, classic French technique will provide you with a useful foundation no matter what you like to cook. …

10 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novels Featuring Characters Living with Mental Illness

Geologist Anna Kubrin is just beginning her work at the Martian colony when the mystery begins. First she finds a note warning her not to trust the …

RANKED: The 18 cheapest beach holiday destinations in Europe

If you're looking for a cheap beach holiday this summer, you should head to Bulgaria and Turkey, according to the 12th annual Post Office Travel Money Holiday Costs Barometer.<p>The ranking looked at the price of nine typical holiday items - a cup of coffee, a bottle of local beer, a Coca-Cola, a …

50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust

Sometimes wine is daunting, and the fact that vintages change every year is one of the reasons. Was 2014 better than 2015? Worse? How are you …

My Favorite Places To Visit in Kyoto During Summer

One of the most annoying parts about visiting Japan is that a lot of the traditional temples and shrines you would think are ideal for golden hour …

Japan

Unspoilt charm on the tiny Greek island of Serifos

SuperStock<p>Serifos. Nope, I hadn’t heard of it either. In fact, I am yet to get a glimmer of recognition from anyone to whom I mention its name. I was …

10 Unique Guided Tours in Rome

For those who want something more than the usual tour, Rome has lots of options. You can tour Rome on a vintage Vespa or in a Fiat 500. Take the …