Laura Los

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Veggie Burger

4 Servings<p>Refrigerated resting is key to these burgers’ success. Air-chilling helps dry the burgers out slightly so they stick together in the skillet.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup wheat berries<p>Kosher salt<p>½ ounce dried porcini mushrooms<p>4 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>1 shallot, finely chopped<p>8 ounces …

Cocoa Brownies

Makes 16 Servings<p>The best—and easiest—brownies you'll ever make. This recipe belongs in your repertoire. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>December 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1 inch pieces<p>1 1/4 cups sugar<p>…

The Hidden Ways Urban Design Segregates The Poor

There’s a name for uncomfortable benches, hard-to-reach parks, and ubiquitous surveillance: disciplinary architecture.<p>A few weeks ago, news emerged that a New York building was planning a separate entrance for residents of its low-income units–“poor doors.” Outrage ensued, but the truth is, urban …

A Motorcycle Fueled By Bacon Is Sizzling Down America's Highways

About a year and a half ago, Hormel Foods was looking for a way to promote its Black Label Bacon line. Bacon lipstick and bacon lip balm? Old hat. …

Sugar: the evolution of a forbidden fruit

Sweetness was meant to be irresistible.<p>We are born with a sweet tooth. Babies drink in sugar with their mother’s milk. Sweetness represents an instant energy boost, a fuel that kept our ancestors going in a harsher world where taste buds evolved to distinguish health-giving ripeness and freshness …

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Creativity is developed, not a birthright.<p>Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any …

From the archive, 27 May 1993: Refugees at the gates of Europe

Fortress Europe will increasingly look like this: a sealed, makeshift transit area beyond the main terminals where the fate of bewildered asylum-seekers and refugees from the Third World is swiftly decided before they are flown back home.<p>Outside Station C183 yesterday soiled sheets and blankets lay …

How Soviet Kitchens Became Hotbeds Of Dissent And Culture

When Nikita Khrushchev emerged as the leader of the Soviet Union after Stalin's death in 1953, one of the first things he addressed was the housing shortage and the need for more food. At the time, thousands of people were living in cramped communal apartments, sharing one kitchen and one bathroom …

Beirut's Holiday Inn: Once Chic, Then Battered, Still Contested

To check into Beirut's Holiday Inn these days, you need a permit from the army and the stamina to climb 26 flights of decaying stairs to the concrete carcass of a restaurant at the top that used to rotate.<p>This towering edifice may not look it today, but it was once the toast of Beirut, the most …

. . .And Then You Shoot Your Cousin

Brutally bleak, shrouded in screwed hues, with a narrator “on my existential grind doing consequential dirt,” this 33-minute concept suite is rap’s …

Symphony guide: Mozart's 41st ('Jupiter')

“You’re a little dull/ My dear Pompeo/The ways of the world/Go study them”. The words of the aria, “Un bacio di mano” (“A kiss on the hand”), composed as an insert for Pasquale Anfossi’s opera Le gelosie fortunate by Mozart in 1788, to words probably by Lorenzo da Ponte. And what, pray, has that …

The Week in Review: Obamacare For All

Inside Flipboard / April 18, 2014<p>Tuesday marked the deadline for most Americans without healthcare to sign up for coverage under the Patient …

The Week in Review: White House Fights Climate Change

Inside Flipboard / May 9, 2014<p>Of all the problems facing the planet, global warming gets little attention from the average American. Recent Gallup …

Marmalade Bread Pudding

<i>Every other week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Izy Hossack of Top with Cinnamon shares an ideal spring dessert from her grandmother's recipe trove.</i><p>I'd like to say that I grew up spending my childhood summers …