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27 Recipes for Toast, Crostini, Bruschetta, and Toppings

A deep archive of Bon Appétit's recipes for toast, crostini, bruschetta, and toppings for a slice of bread<p><b>We'll admit it:</b> Sometimes we refer to <i>Bon Appétit</i> as "Stuff on Toast Magazine." But that's just because toast—or crostini or bruschetta or whatever—is the perfect vehicle for almost every kind …

These Are Pots and Pans You Really Need

Not sure what pots and pans to buy for your kitchen? We're sharing the ones you really need—plus, how to use them.<p>Whether you're building your first kitchen's arsenal of tools or just decluttering and purging the outdated and old equipment, it can be tough to know which pots and pans you really …

Grilled Sweet Potato Baba Ghanoush

4 (makes about 2 cups) Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>There’s a method to making baba ghanoush. And it applies to way more than eggplant.<p>July 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil, plus more<p>2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 2 medium)<p>3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>2 tablespoons tahini<p>½ …

You Should Throw a Canning Party—Here's How

It's August, which means we're trying to make all of the beautiful produce last as long as humanly possible before it all runs out. Have you considered hosting a canning party? You should. Here's how.<p>Our summertime obsession with preserving every last piece of peak season produce is way better …

The Absolute Coolest Dessert to Have This Summer and We're Not Exaggerating

Make Grandma Prue proud and throw yourself a sorbet-in-grapefruit-cup party.<p>Confession: I stole this idea from my grandma*. Before the Internet, before Pinterest and before, well, yeah, before Martha Stewart, my grandma was scooping out grapefruits and oranges and filling them with all sorts of …

Savory Granola

Makes about 3 cups<p>A new restaurant trend, these grain, nut, and seed clusters add a satisfying crunch and healthy hit to salads, veggies, and more.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup old-fashioned oats<p>½ cup raw shelled pistachios<p>½ cup walnuts<p>½ cup raw sunflower seeds<p>¼ cup raw sesame seeds<p>1 tablespoon …

Why You Should Always Slice Steak Against the Grain

It's just more delicious.<p>A steak is a steak any way you slice it. But it's more tender when you slice against the grain. This applies regardless of whether it's strip steak or flank steak.<p>The idea is that instead of cutting parallel to the long fibers of cooked muscle tissue, you cut against them. …

McDonald's US to shrink for the first time in 45 years

The fast food giant, which had previously said it would close more stores than it opens in the US this year, will shutter 59 American branches<p>McDonald’s plans to shrink by 59 locations this year in the US, the first time in at least 45 years that the fast food restaurant has closed more US stores …

Red Fruit Salad Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Red fruit salad is the greatest recipe of all time.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we’re using this series as an opportunity to wax poetic about them. Today, we’re talking about fruit salad. Digital director</i> …

How to extend your Wi-Fi network with a power line adapter

Power line adapters are a cheap and easy way to create a wired network throughout your home, and some models include Wi-Fi capability. I recently installed the latter variety in the form of the TP-Link TL-WPA4220KIT and now have a strong Wi-Fi reception in every corner and both floors of my …

Mud Honey: Down and Dirty with the Ariel Nomad

Think of it as an isotope of the Ariel Atom: radioactive and differing in mass.<p><i>From the August 2015 issue</i><p>Life is lived vividly in the Ariel Nomad, a vehicle that delivers a level of sensory experience unknown to the well-insulated drivers of cars that feature such fripperies as roofs and bodywork. …

Off-roading

supercars of London, summer 2015 edition

Londoners! Summer is officially here!<p>How do we know this for sure? Is it because every beer garden is full of people drowning themselves with Pimms? …

Rumor: 4-Inch iPhone 6c Also Coming September 9

A lingering question has been whether Apple will continue to come out with new iterations of a 4-inch iPhone. Earlier this year there were rumors of an iPhone 6c, then rumors saying Apple had decided not to bring out a 6c. Now <i>AppleInsider</i> is reporting that Evan Blass, who has been an accurate …

Facebook Brings Auto-Play Video Ads To Apps In Its Mobile Ad Network

Facebook’s making a killing with its native, in-feed, auto-play video ads, and now it’s going to let other developers earn money off them too. Today Facebook announced that it’s opening up its own best-performing ad units to publishers that show Facebook’s Audience Network ads to monetize their …

Google's Alphabet is so ambitious they might as well have called it DNA

A bit like the phenomenon of stealth Starbucks branches, Google has become so ubiquitous it is choosing to fade into the background<p>“Sergey and I are seriously in the business of starting new things,” writes Google co-founder Larry Page, in his blogpost launching the company’s latest venture to the …

This Is What Happens When Three Danish Architecture Firms Reimagine An IKEA Kitchen

A new furniture company is partnering with leading architects to offer stylish solutions to the basic IKEA kitchen.<p>We've seen our share of IKEA hacks. And they're often a great way to flex our DIY muscles and add some personal flair to otherwise minimalistic furniture pieces. But a line has been …

This Bonsai Tree Survived an Atomic Bomb

Never underestimate the power of Mother Nature.<p>This may look like your typical bonsai tree, but this white pine in the United State's National Arboretum is truly amazing: Not only is it 390 years old (that means it dates back to 1625!), but it also survived the U.S.'s atomic attack on Hiroshima in …

UPDATE: Taylor Swift Shoots Down Rumors That She's Buying Her Own Scottish Castle

The singer was reportedly eyeing the magnificent Tower of Lethendy in Calvin Harris's home country.<p><b>Update 8/12:</b> Much to our inner princesses' chagrin, Taylor Swift put the kibosh on these "buying a castle" rumors on Twitter.<p>Taylor Swift already has an impressive collection of homes in her real …