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20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Cooking

9 Easy Recipes for Homemade Holiday Gifts

Homemade treats make wonderful holiday gifts -- and wouldn't you rather spend time in your kitchen than brave the crowds at the mall?<p><b>1. Homemade Granola</b><p>Packed in a jar or pretty tin, homemade granola makes the perfect edible gift. This version, inspired by the granola served The Inn at Occidental …

Dessert

5 Rules for Pairing Wine With Food

<i>Today, Guest editor Mimi Thorisson is sharing</i> <i>her favorite ways to enjoy Bordeaux wines.</i><p>Acceptable wine pairings have come a long way since James Bond could (almost) spot a traitor by his ineptitude at the table. ("Red wine with fish. Well, that should have told me something.")<p>It seems that these …

Ice Cream

Tomek Ducki animates Adam and Eve's sinful story like an "underground party"

<b>Music:</b> the story of Adam and Eve is told through acid-colour graphics in this music video for electronic artist Zhu by director Tomek Ducki.<p>Zhu's …

Waterscapes Glass Sculptures by Ben Young

Amazing glass sculptures of different dreamlike waterscapes by artist Ben Young.<p>Ben Young is a self-taught sculptor raised in Waihi Beach, New …

Teri Hatcher: '10 Things I Learned at Survival Wisdom'

From the best all-natural toilet paper substitute to knowing your own strength.<p>"Wait a second, you're going WHERE?" my friends asked. "Are they filming this?" "Please tell me you are not doing some new reality show." "No. No one is filming it, I'm just going to survival camp because I, ya know, …

Los Angeles

Japanese Artist Kiyo Hasegawa

Abstract paintings by Japanese artist Kiyo Hasegawa.<p>Kiyo Hasegawa was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1984. After a BFA in 2009, she graduated with a MFA in …

ECCE HOMO – Artistic Photography by Evelyn Bencicova

ECCE HOMO, a photographic series by Evelyn Bencicova of choreographed naked performers.<p>Evelyn Bencicova is a talented Berlin, Germany based art …

Twinkle Twinkle

Having already remixed Courbet, Matisse and Manet in rhinestones and blazing colors, the artist Mickalene Thomas has bedazzled up Picasso for her new solo show at New York’s Lehmann Maupin gallery. <i>“Mickalene Thomas: Tête de Femme” is on view through August 8 at New York’s Lehmann Maupin gallery,</i> …

New York's Chicest Gardens to Eat In

Now that the sun's out, brunch season is upon us and there's nothing better than enjoying the first meal of the day in a chic garden. Here, we've gathered some of our favorite spots in the city to do exactly that.<p><b>1)</b> Ladurée SoHo: We can't think of a better place to Instagram one of Ladurée's famed …

New York's Chicest Bakeries

We can't think of a better way to start the morning or end the afternoon than at one of New York's fabulous bakeries. Below, we share our favorites.<p><b>1) Rose Bakery at Dover Street Market:</b> Sip Harney and Sons tea and nibble peach streusels and green tea crème brulee within fifty feet of Prada dresses …

5 NYC Rooftops for Hot Summer Nights

New Yorkers cool down at the city’s hottest rooftop bars.<p>A popular Chelsea haunt, PH-D at Dream Downtown attracts celebs like Diddy and Rihanna.<p><b>Hotel</b> …

James Beard

Zhu x Lana del Rey - West Coast

Lana Del Rey

The power of self-deception - CNN Video

This string may help you live to be 100 - CNN Video

Marijuana may affect fertility in young men

"If you’re a cannabis user and you’re trying for a baby ... stop."<p>This advice comes from Dr. Allan Pacey, senior lecturer in andrology at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom and lead author of a new study that suggests using marijuana could increase a man's risk of fertility …

How to Brine Meat -- And Why You Should Bother

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Why you should start brining your meat -- and how to start.</i><p>Have you ever suffered the travesty that is a dry, tasteless chicken breast? Or tried to cut …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

10 Weirdest Works of Art

When Robert Rauschenberg found a stuffed goat while trawling New York dumps and antique shops, he could hardly ignore the sexual charge of its …

Color-Smeared Portraits by Tchmo

Posted by<p>Art Main<p>View Photo Gallery<p>Untitled 20110509a<p>here<p>We discovered Australian-born artist Tchmo on Society 6, where he showcases his portraits, …

Spiced Zucchini Layer Cake Recipe

This wonderfully moist zucchini cake pairs well with all sorts of frostings (chocolate included!). For a lighter, fluffier cream cheese frosting, try Bravetart's cream cheese flavored German Buttercream.<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a …

Tortilla Española of Summer Squash 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> Tortilla Española, or Spanish omelet, is hands down the most commonly served dish …

Crispy Cauliflower Cakes with Herb Sauce and Arugula Salad

Instructions<p>Preheat oven to 400.<p>Toss the cauliflower, potato and shallots with 1 1/2 TBSP olive oil and bake for 35 minutes, or until tender, …

Ramen Crust Pizza Recipe

recipEvery recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients2 packages instant ramen noodles, noodles only3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil12 ounces grated mozzarella or …

Color your world Can you say vibrant when you look at these colors? layout ...

Color your world Can you say vibrant when you look at these colors? layout by couleursetmixedmedia http://artjournal.me/1hEMG9t ##artjournalpage ... …

Unique Pop Fine Art by Limpfish

It's always a great day when you find a real slick set of works like these by artist David Barton, aka Limpfish. These are his take on famous fine …

Art

Unforgettable Pictures By The Award-Winning Photographer Killed In Afghanistan

Anja Niedringhaus, a critically acclaimed photographer for the Associated Press, was fatally shot in Afghanistan. She had covered everything from war to sporting events.

Zaha Hadid's Sleek New Sports Stadium in Tokyo

With her trademark modern style, smooth lines, and bright white open layout, it's no surprise that UK firm Zaha Hadid beat out 10 other finalists to win a contract to design and build a new national stadium for Japan. The 80,000-seat stadium is a key part of Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympic …

Zaha Hadid

Light Paintings by Pablo Picasso

Light Paintings by Pablo Picasso