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Last Call: Let's make baguettes at home

Baguette tutorial<p>My <i>Takeout</i> colleague Kate Bernot and I both a bit obsessed with baking breads at the moment. Having started with Jim Lahey’s …

Bread

The 25 best thriller books of the summer

This summer’s packed with suspense. Buckle up and enjoy a sensational ride.<p><b>“The Speed of Sound (Speed of Sound Thrillers)” (Thomas & Mercer)</b> <i><br>by Eric</i> …

Books

What to Eat and Do, Where to Stay in Lisbon and Portugal

Someone once told me to pay attention when I kept hearing about a destination from multiple people. Over the last year, that destination has been …

European Travel

I've Been to 100 Caribbean Islands—This Is the One I Always Recommend

The Caribbean is synonymous with idyllic white-sand beaches and azure water, but for traveler and journalist Ashlan Cousteau, that's just one of the …

I've Been to Italy 12 Times—These Spots Are Straight Out of a Fairy Tale

You'd be forgiven for thinking Natalie Obradovich is permanently on vacation. The blonde perennially tanned travel photographer seems to spend more …

Italy

This Unexpected Country Has Europe’s Most Flat-Out Stunning Coasts

If you feel like people are all of a sudden hyped about Croatia -- a gorgeous country in southern Europe you hadn’t heard much about until the past …

15 Books With Chilling Protagonists That Will Keep You Guessing Until The Very Last Page

Nothing is more haunting than an unreliable narrator or unsettling protagonist. Perhaps that's why psychological thriller novels are so darn hard to …

Why Aren't You Watching These Netflix Hidden Gems Yet?

Remember the feeling of flipping through channels aimlessly, and not landing on anything interesting enough to stop scrolling? Two hundred channels, …

Homemade Nutella Hazelnut Spread

This is a quick homemade Nutella hazelnut spread recipe that you can make anytime and surprise your kids and family with a nice piece of bread (like …

Clean Unwanted Programmes off Your Mac with CleanApp

<b>Mac:</b> I just finished updating the Lifehacker Pack for Mac, and I wish I could have included every application or utility that I, or others, find …

17 of the most amazing Unesco World Heritage sites to visit in Spain

<b>Alcalá de Henares - university and historic precinct</b><p><i>Photo: Ralmundo Pastor/Wikimedia Commons.</i><p>Located just 35km northeast of Madrid, Alcalá de Henares …

3 Secret Tricks to Making Homemade Ice Cream

To put it simply, ice cream is a physics project. Housed in a single scoop is a network of thousands of carefully placed ice crystals, air molecules, …

The 5 Best Exercises at the Gym, According to Personal Trainers

Don’t hit the weight room again until these are on your to-do list.<p>Maybe you're new to working out. Maybe you've been working out for so long that you just realized you've been doing the <i>same six exercises</i> for the last three years. Or perhaps you were recently engaged in some next-level TRX workout …

Is This France's Most Picturesque Town?

There's no arguing that France is home to some of the most beautiful cities in the world. From stately chateaus to lush meadows of lavender, the …

All the Types of Onions, and What They're Best For

By Alex Delany<p>White? Yellow? Red? Which type of onion is the right one to use for what? Allow us to explain.<p>What is the freakin' deal with all these different types of onions? Why isn't there just one onion? Wouldn't that be simpler? Well, yes, it would be simpler. But it would also be a hell of a …

Cooking

How To Make Ragu, According To Three Real Italian Nonnas

Things get heated when it comes to incorporating garlic and red wine.<p>Long before ragù was a ubiquitous brand of spaghetti sauce in a jar, it was ―and is ― the basis for untold volumes of Italian goodness, from tagliatelle al ragù to lasagna to gnocchi to supplì, deep-fried rice balls stuffed with …

8 clever travel hacks to make your airport experience stress-free

Travel<p>Take a closer look at ‘The Wave,’ the hidden gem of Arizona’s desert areas<p>03:16<p>Here’s how to visit an A-list destination on a budget<p>02:32<p>A look at the remote and beautiful Aleutian Islands<p>02:49<p>Lawson Craddock will likely lose the Tour de France, but it’s about more than the finish line<p>03:22<p>LA …

Tour de France

What We’re Reading This Summer

“Maybe Esther,” by Katja Petrowskaja<p>This book took a long time to get to me. Katja Petrowskaja and I were close friends in Moscow in the nineteen-nineties. Then she moved to Berlin, and we have seen each other sporadically since. A couple of years ago, she published “Maybe Esther,” her first book, …

Books

Every Major Type of Red Wine, Explained

Like gravity, microwaves, and <i>Westworld,</i> red wine is something that most people enjoy, even if they don't really understand it. It's easy to drink red …

27 Innovative Products from Europe’s Most Important Outdoor Gear Show

There’s still over a month to go before the outdoor industry convenes in Denver to talk shop and reveal all the new technology and products gear …

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

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 …

Pork Meatball Banh Mi

makes 4 sandwiches<p>January 2010Print<p>Ingredients<p>Hot Chili Mayo<p>2/3 cup mayonnaise<p>2 green onions, finely chopped<p>1 tablespoon hot chili sauce (such as sriracha)*<p>Meatballs<p>1 pound ground pork<p>1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil<p>4 garlic cloves, minced<p>3 green onions, finely chopped<p>1 tablespoon fish sauce …

Cooking for comfort? Anthony Bourdain's rich lasagna Bolognese is one of our favorites

Like many fellow cooks, I came of age reading Anthony Bourdain’s “Kitchen Confidential” while studying in culinary school in 2003 and planning for a career around food. Bourdain’s book was a glimpse into the down-and-dirty-world of real kitchens. While the newly formed Food Network revolved around …

Recipes

Get rid of junk hiding in your Mac with just a single click

Spring may be coming to an end, but that doesn't mean that your spring cleaning chores are over.<p>You've purged your closet, you've deep cleaned your …

Beyond Positano: This Is Where Italian Locals Go to Escape the Crowds

Picture the ultimate summer: Zipping around the Italian coastline on a Vespa, learning to make pasta in the quaint olive grove–lined farmhouses, …

Forget Croatia: Why You Need to Visit The ‘Real’ Balkans

It’s the unofficial beginning of summer, and the rising temperatures mean your social media scroll will soon be overrun with infinity pools in …

Lonely Planet reveals the best places to visit in Europe this year – and one UK spot makes the cut

Have you visited this ‘exciting’ and ‘creative' UK city?<p><b>Lonely Planet has named its much-anticipated top 10 European destinations for a holiday in 2018, and its travel experts have picked an overlooked UK city for the selection.</b><p>Dundee in Scotland was chosen as the sixth best place to visit in …

14 of the best historical TV shows on Netflix

What are the best historical television series to watch on Netflix right now? We round up the most popular period dramas and documentaries – from the …

Entertainment

Rome, Through the Eyes of Flavius Josephus

Even without a book or a guide, even after two millenniums of crumbling, the image of the seven-branched candelabrum — the Jewish menorah — is unmistakable on the inner wall of the Arch of Titus in the Roman Forum. Stand at the base of the single-passage arch and look up, and the scene in …

A local’s guide to Lisbon: 10 top tips

Before I moved to Lisbon, almost a quarter of a century ago, someone told me: “From afar, it looks like a queen. But from closer you see that the old empress’s make-up is smudged and flaking, and that the ornaments fluttering in the wind are not lace, but someone’s laundry drying at the windows. …

European Travel