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The Best Recipes of the Year

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>. Download the</i> <i>NYT Cooking app here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. It’s list-making season for those of us in the journalism game, time to take stock of …

Extreme Sports

Introducing: Our Collection of Gifts for the Home Chef

Do you have a culinary all-star in your life? That person whose kitchen is their temple, who visits farmers’ markets more than once a week, who blowtorches their crème brûlée, who can operate a mandoline without cutting themselves?<p>It feels a little risky buying kitchen tools for these …

Pasta

The best children’s books of 2017

Whatever their age, kids will be engaged and inspired by this year’s diverse offerings<p><b>Age 0-4</b><p><b>Katinka’s Tail</b> <b>by Judith Kerr</b><p>(HarperCollins)<p>From the beloved creator of Mog and <i>The Tiger Who Came to Tea</i>, this feline adventure – featuring the snow-white Katinka and her unusual tail – will enthral toddlers …

Soleils (Parisian Butter Cookies) Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> These cookies are inspired by the famous ones from Poilâne bakery in Paris, as …

Dessert

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, Lee recommends five other types of workouts. They generate benefits that range from weight loss and muscle building to protecting your heart and brain and strengthening your bones.<p>The findings are detailed in a …

Tai Chi

Only a Few People Left in the World Can Make This Pasta Nicknamed “The Threads of God”

Watch Paola Abraini of Sardinia hand craft the threadlike noodles called “su filindeu.”<p>Though Italy has only been a unified country for about 150 …

10 Vegetarian Low-Carb Recipes That Are Simply Mouthwatering

There is an overabundance of vegetarian meals out there ready for you to prep for dinner tonight, but what we noticed was that most meat-free options …

Make Muffins in a Sheet Pan, Because You Can

The favorite item in my mom's kitchen was always the cookie sheets. Battered and well-seasoned by years of heavy use, her baking sheets were thin and warped on the edges with a worn, mottled patina, thanks to the hundreds of batches of cookies she'd baked on them.<p>I love those sheet pans because …

Breakfast

13 of the Scariest Places on Earth

You'll want to leave a light on when you read this.<p>Halloween may be in October, but for anyone with a passport and a strong constitution, the thrill …

A model shared a powerful side-by-side photo after her weight gain: 'I prefer me at any weight as long as I'm happy'

The INSIDER Summery:<p><b>As a teen, La'Tecia Thomas competed in bikini competitions, which led to an unhealthy relationship with her body.</b>• <b><br>Today, Thomas is</b> …

Wellness

10 Underrated Sci-Fi Books To Read When You Want Something A Little Different

It's hard to claim that science fiction is an "underrated" genre. Our big budget movies are full of space expeditions and alien invasions, our TV …

Science Fiction

Have a Healthy Breakfast With These Protein Pancakes

You Can Have Your Pancakes and Be Healthy Too<p>Upgrade your breakfast routine with these protein packed pancakes.<p>Breakfast is by far my favorite meal …

Breakfast

Yotam Ottolenghi’s peach recipes

There are few things as, er, peachy as a ripe peach (and even unripe ones have their uses)<p>I went to a party earlier this summer and took a tray of ripe peaches instead of a bottle of wine. I would never have dreamed of taking a tray of, say, avocados or a bunch of bananas. It’s not that those fruit …

10 Cool Cucumber Recipes to Make Right Now

Cool, crunchy cucumbers are at their absolute best in summer. Whether you picked up one too many at the farmers market or your garden is overflowing …

These 10 Unique Books Will Make You Question The "Rules" Of Writing

When you read a lot of books, you start to notice a few familiar patterns. Like... those two characters who hate each other on page one? They're …

Books

Back in the net! Four recipes to celebrate the return of North Sea cod

With the British sea fish given a sustainable tick for the first time in 20 years, here are some quick ways to enjoy it as an occasional treat<p>Good news just in time for the summer holidays: after decades off the menu, the Marine Stewardship Council has declared North Sea cod stocks sustainable, …

America’s Best Secret National Parks

Samoa translates to “sacred earth,” and this park, comprising 13,500 tropical acres (4,000 acres of which are marine ecosystems) over three volcanic …

Hayao Miyazaki's 50 Favourite Children's Books Are Definitely Not Just For Kids

The first time I saw Hayao Miyazaki's <b>Howl's Moving Castle</b>, I pondered out loud whether it was weird to have a crush on a cartoon character. Howl, …

101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers

Produced by the College board<p>1. <b>Beowulf</b><p>2. <b>Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe</b> by Chinua Achebe<p>3. <b>A Death in the Family by James Agee</b> by James Agee<p>4. <b>Pride</b> …

Chefs Anthony Bourdain and José Andrés on the Art of the Perfect Paella (Hint: It's All about the Fire)

Chef and television host Anthony Bourdain, Roads and Kingdoms publisher Matt Goulding, and Chef José Andrés discuss the finer points of paella at the …

Anthony Bourdain

What to Cook This Week

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>.</i><p>I was traveling a lot this past week, and traveling far from home means not cooking nearly as much as I usually do.<p>And I missed it a …

We Want to Eat These Morning Buns for the Rest of Our Lives

Our dream sticky, sugary, tender, crackly-bottomed breakfast<p>For senior food editor <b>Claire Saffitz</b>, the search for the perfect morning bun was quite the journey. She took inspiration from buns she had tried and bakeries she had visited across the country, assembling a list of admirable qualities and …

Baking

The genius way Aday’s founders rev up their minds in the morning

<i>Welcome to My Morning Routine, where the founders of minimal-chic athleisure brand Aday and other good-life gurus share their personal (frequently</i> …

7 meal-prep staples everyone should stock up on

Daydream about your perfect Sunday and it likely involves shopping and spin class—rather than being a captive in your kitchen, meal-prepping …

10 Spring Trout Flies You Must Fish

The world of flies for trout fishermen is limitless. If you can dream it up, someone can tie it. But you don’t need all the flies in the world to …

Fishing

These Are The 50 Best Restaurants In The World For 2017

Spoiler alert: An American restaurant actually came out on top!<p>The world’s 50 best restaurants were announced Wednesday via live stream from Melbourne, Australia.<p>Eleven Madison Park in New York City is the first U.S. restaurant to top the list since 2004, Bloomberg reports. The high-end spot ― …

Notebook written by unknown 17th-century William Shakespeare scholar leaves Antiques Roadshow expert 'trembling'

A 17th-century notebook containing the jottings of perhaps the world’s first Shakespeare scholar has left experts “trembling” in anticipation of what it may contain.<p>Entitled <i>Shakespeare: Comedies and Tragedies</i>, it was discovered among the collection of 18th Century antiquarian John Loveday of …

William Shakespeare

Our Favorite Trader Joe's Items That Save Us Time in the Kitchen

Among the shelves stocked with quirky snacks, irresistible cheeses, and swoon-worthy desserts are the best gems of all at Trader Joe's. I'm talking …

3 Workouts That Burn More Calories Than A 3-Mile Run

There's a reason running is such a mainstay on the fitness scene. It's a great workout, it's excellent for building endurance, and, in theory, all you need is a good sports bra and a pair of sneakers to get it done. Plus, it's a solid way to torch calories: A 150-pound woman running three miles in …