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Hone Your Knife Know-How–Avoid These Sharpening and Use Common Mistakes

Take care of your kitchen's most important tools, and they'll serve you well. Now's the time to brush up on knife care and safety, by avoiding these common mistakes.<p>You know that choosing a quality knife and taking good care of it are two of the most important (and efficient!) ways to become a …

Knives

The True Origins of ‘X-Men’

It was mid-1963, and Stan Lee was on a roll. In a mad burst of invention, he and star artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko had just birthed the …

13-year-old builds working nuclear fusion reactor

Not many 13-year-olds would describe themselves as an "amateur nuclear scientist." That's precisely what Jamie Edwards calls himself. When most kids his age are off playing video games, Edwards stays late after school to work on a control panel for a nuclear fusion reactor. He just reached his goal …

5 Warming Stew Recipes from Around the World

Wintry stews packed with flavors from around the world will heat up the coldest of nights.<p>There’s a lot to love about stew. You do work on the front and back ends, but mostly the pot just simmers on the stove, making your house smell good. The result is a warm, comforting dinner—the perfect winter …

Cooking

McDonald's Tries Build-your-own Quarter Pounders

"Have it your way" is Burger King's longtime slogan but McDonald's is testing build-your-own-burger customization and new premium-price burgers in Southern California, according to an article by Nancy Luna in the <i>Orange County Register</i> (OCR).<p>At a recently remodeled restaurant in upscale Laguna …

Mayonnaise Is a Chocolate Cake's Best Friend

There are some desserts in the world that we'll always have room for. One such dessert is chocolate cake. Because of this, we're always looking for ways to make our chocolate cakes more moist, more chocolatey, and just more... better.<p><i>recipe by Sportello, photograph by Matt Duckor</i><p>There are some …

Dessert

The Homemade Remedy That Will Bust Your Cold

This homemade, herb-packed elixir is what BA editors drink when they feel a cold coming on.<p>There’s a secret we have at the <i>Bon Appétit</i> offices. At the first sign of a cold, many of us will head downstairs one floor to the test kitchen and visit our resident healer, Brad Leone.<p>Okay, Brad’s no voodoo …

Coffee+Coke+Alcohol=Your Friday Salvation

A coffee cocktail that will give you a little boost of caffeine along with your buzz.<p><i>Welcome to our cocktail series, "The Happy Hour." It's Friday afternoon. Make yourself a drink.</i><p>The Dark Moon is the most appropriate end-of-the-week cocktail ever. Let us explain why.<p>It's Friday, which is great, …

Coffee

This Is Perhaps The Most Important Song Ever Written

And the music video is A+. What does the fox say?

Music Videos

Southern California Restaurant Debuts Half-Kangaroo, Half-Bacon Burger

Southern California-based burger chain Slater's 50/50 seems poised on creating items that get the web talking.<p>From their signature 50 percent ground beef, 50 percent ground bacon patty, their Orange Chicken Burger, to their notoriously deadly 100 percent ground bacon burger, the chain has a knack …

The Wind Rises – Venice 2013: first look review

Hayao Miyazaki, the master craftsman of hand-drawn animation, comes bumping into Venice with The Wind Rises, a gorgeous yet ultimately frustrating tribute to the Japanese airplane designer Jiro Horikoshi. Here is a film with a clean outline and a foggy centre. I wanted to love it, tried to love it …

New Music: DJ Holiday Feat. Wiz Khalifa & Waka Flocka “MILEY”

It seems like Miley Cyrus has now become the posterchild for twerking because now you have Rap songs being named after ass-shaking hobby. DJ Holiday …

Scooped: Peanut and Coke Sorbet

I'd never heard of Coke and peanuts until my friend and inveterate Southerner at Large Jed Portman clued me in. The idea goes something like this: open a bottle of Coke (always a bottle, though not always Coke, if you heed the dissenters), take a few swigs to make some head room, then dump in a …