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Hot. Sticky. Sweet.

July 1, 2013<p>It’s July and it feels like 100 degrees outside so naturally I made something light and refreshing to cope with the heat.<p>Sticky Toffee …

Dessert

Margaritas

I know tequila fans like to have their say about what tequila is best for margaritas. But as I’ve learned with just about everything, the buck stops …

The World's 10 Dreamiest Honeymoon Suites

Would you prefer to watch zebras trot past your window, or drink a margarita out of a private infinity-edge pool? Traveling by plane, boat and mule (seriously), we discovered 10 amazing spaces perfect for kicking off your happily ever after.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>The World's 10 Dreamiest Honeymoon Suites<p><i>More</i> …

Weddings

Exploring A Japanese Ghost Hotel With A Troubled Past

They ran the risk of arrest if they weren’t out by eight-thirty that morning, but that’s part of the point, isn’t it?<p>If the old hotel halfway up Mt. Maya, just north of Kobe, was easy to get to, if it wasn’t off limits, if the cops weren’t a worry, there wouldn’t be much point in hiking up 1,300 …

Sleep Like a Monkey: Nine Highflying Tree House Hotels (Photos)

Check into one of these hotels to fulfill your childhood fantasies but with grown-up, luxury accommodations.

The Best Free Attractions In America

Now imagine doing it all for free. That's how your day could play out at the Getty Museum in L.A., where admission doesn't cost a thing.<p>Enjoying what America has to offer can get expensive fast: in 2011, the U.S. travel industry made $813 billion, and some of America's most popular cities are also …

Staten Island

3 Great Farm Stays for Escaping the City

After a long day of commuting, computing and number crunching, wouldn't it be nice to trade it all in for some fresh air and sunshine? Give the rural life a try on a farm stay. Farm stay accommodations are a great way to embrace simple living. They're popular in places like Australia, New Zealand …

Farming

10 Mediterranean Islands to Get Away From it All

The Mediterranean's charm is based largely upon its history, cuisine, sun-bleached villages, and relaxed lifestyle, and nowhere are these on better display than its many islands. This summer, why not skip the crowded beaches and touristy fare of the region's traditional summer hotspots and head for …

Five Resorts For Adventure Travelers This Summer

Vacations are all about relaxing—soaking up the sun, catching up on a good book, napping in the middle of the day—but sometimes that just doesn’t cut it. Adrenaline junkies, active travelers and even leisurely folk enjoy spicing things up every once in a while. Resorts from Florida to British …

How To Make Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Machine: An Easy, Foolproof Method

This method for making ice cream in a bag is very popular with our readers, but honestly, I find it to be a bit of a pain. I think I've found a …

Ice Cream

The Underground Gourmet's 2013 Cheap Eats List

<b>Hybird</b> <i><br>75 Ninth Ave., at 15th St. 212-989-3332</i><br>Fried-chicken drumsticks, slushies, cupcakes, biscuits, five types of Chinese potstickers, and that’s …

How to Make Any Marinade In 5 Steps

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Make everything you grill on the Fourth more delicious with our VP of Technology Karl Rosaen's handy</i> …

Top 30 New Burger Joints of 2013 (So Far)

How many more burger joints can there be? The question is continually asked and just as quickly answered by another opening. As in the past, I intended the "best new" list to be a year-end report. But the first half of 2013 saw so many noteworthy openings that it's best to line them up now and then …

Burger

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's Serves Its Last Meal

Yesterday, <b>Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's</b> served its last meal, and to commemorate the occasion they tweeted the above graphic with all kinds of trivia about the restaurant. Biggest bill? <b>$48,000</b>. Tables booked? 275,000. Most popular entree? Beef Wellington, with over 300,000 ordered. Gordon Ramsay at …

The key to making better bacon in a pan? Water! http://bit.ly/14Ipbb9

Serena Williams beaten by brilliant Sabine Lisicki at Wimbledon 2013

There are shocks and then there are shocks. What happened to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the first week here was pretty spectacular; what …