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Pane Fritto (Fried Bread)

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat Emiko Davies is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: Give your French toast an Italian makeover with this fried bread from Friuli.</i><p>Day-old bread is a staple ingredient across the whole of Italy. It …

30 Luxe Hotels for Hitting the Slopes

The best ski lodges are idyllic escapes where after a day of hitting the slopes, you come back to cozy fireplaces, gourmet food, and relaxing spa treatments. Even if you’re not a hardcore skier, these winter accessories and stylish boots will ensure you’re the cutest lodge bunny on the hill. …

Skiing

Road Trip: California's Pacific Coast Highway

Strap in and get ready for an exhilarating driving experience along this twisting, cliff-hugging route.<p>An exhilarating driving experience, this twisting, cliff-hugging, 123-mile (198-kilometer) route along the central California coast takes about five hours to complete at a leisurely pace. …

California

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

How to Make Chicken Noodle Soup Without a Recipe

<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: Our former head of distribution and partnerships, Maddy Martin, beats back flu season with the purest,</i> …

Recipes

Why Eat Out Tonight When You Can Make This Amazing Spinach Salad Recipe Instead

Ready for an easy lunchtime salad that's super fresh and super easy to assemble? This recipe takes less than 5 minutes to prepare and you can toss it into a sealable container to enjoy at work! I always serve organic spinach (since spinach is one of the Dirty Dozen a.k.a. the dirtiest veggies …

Found: The Perfect DIY Pop Of Color For Your Pad

<i>It's pretty obvious that Jeanne Chan, curator of ShopSweetThings, has a keen eye for cool. But, when she's not searching out new, must-know shops in</i> …

DIY

Articles about top 10 houses dwell week 16 on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from …

World's Tallest Vertical Garden Is Growing In Sri Lanka

The high-rise apartment building is a fusion between a skyscraper and a forest.<p>Sri Lanka will literally have roses in the air next year, as architecture firm Milroy Perera and Maga Engineering are collaborating to build a 46-floor, high-rise building that will be outfitted with the world's tallest …

These Spas Will Make You Wanna...

...book a couple's massage! Although not all of us can afford to run off to Europe and splurge on an all-day couple's spa treatment, these heavenly hotels will sure get you in the mood. Hotel search trivago has put together a collection of 10 stunning properties that house even more impressive …

How to Wrap a Sandwich

<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: Wrap your sandwich like the gift that it is.</i><p>Your much-needed lunch break finally rolls around. But you open up your brown bag only to find that your …

Sandwiches

Fiji for first-timers: how to choose an island

Fiji is blessed with so much turquoise water, white sand beaches, jungle rivers and authentic culture that it almost seems unfair. Whether you're looking for a decadent resort, family getaway or backpacker adventure, these islands have it all.<p>Wherever you go, expect the warmest welcomes the world …

The Top 20 Street Style Moments 2013

From the off-beat style of Copenhagen to the reverence of Couture, sunny disposition of Art Basel and general showmanship of the main season shows, Diego Zuko captured a memorable year in street style.<p>From the off-beat style of Copenhagen to the reverence of Couture, sunny disposition of Art Basel …

Street Style

Austria's Beautiful Mountainside Thermal Retreat

Located in Oberlngenfeld, Austria, the <i>Aqua Dome</i> is an impressive contemporary spa and retreat found at the foothills of the area's scenic mountains. Using the rocky backdrop for inspiration, many of the structures featured at the lodge reflect the shapes and forms found within the surrounding …

Homemade Caramel Made Right Every Time

<i>Dawn Perry, photos by Zach DeSart</i><p>A salted caramel always makes for the ideal winter fix. With a few tips from the BA Prep School, you can have homemade caramel candies in your dessert arsenal.<p><b>SEE MORE:</b><b>Ingredients We Can't Cook Without</b><p>Undercook your caramel mixture and you'll end up with a stiff …

Keep Your Head Up, Angle Your Body, and More Tips to Always Look Good in Photos

Earlier this year, it was revealed that on average, Facebook users upload over 350 million photos to the site <i>every</i> <i>day</i>. (A whooping figure, for sure, …

Holiday Sugar Cookies

Makes about 36 cookies<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>cookies<p>1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature<p>1 tablespoon ground ginger<p>1 cup (packed) golden brown sugar<p>1 large egg<p>1 teaspoon vanilla extract<p>2 2/3 cups all purpose flour<p>1 teaspoon baking powder<p>1/2 teaspoon salt<p>1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg<p>frosting<p>9 cups (or more) …

Dessert

The ESSENTIAL Guide To Beauty Basics

Illustrated by Giacomo Bagnara.<p>Nobody wants to go through life messing up the get-gorgeous and look-polished fundamentals (i.e. incorrectly cleansing …

Skin Care

How to Deglaze a Pan

<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: The simple way make a delicious pan sauce -- and to save yourself time at the sink.</i><p>We know what you’re thinking: why would you ever want to deglaze …

How to Decorate Gingerbread Cookies

<i>Every other week, Anna Hezel talks about the innovations, decorations, and other quiet touches that make a party memorable.</i><p><i>Today: A few tips for show-stopping gingerbread cookies.</i><p>I know that Christmas isn’t supposed to be a competition, but it can’t hurt to have the prettiest gingerbread at the …

Your Last-Minute Thanksgiving Menu

It's Tuesday, and you didn't know this yesterday, but you have a Thanksgiving meal to cook.<p>Maybe a small army of guests just flew in to surprise you. Maybe every single one of the cousins and nephews and nieces in your family materialized with a significant other just in time for the big day. Maybe …

Cooking

Get Your Financial Act Together!

<b>Answers to your money questions from the smartest woman we know: self-made financial whiz Elle Kaplan.</b><p>Elle Kaplan, 35, learned about money the hard way. She moved to New York City fresh out of the University of Michigan with just $200 in cash and no job or apartment—but talked her way into a …

Here Are Two Easy DIY Pore-Unclogging, Damage-Fighting Face Mask Recipes

This weekend we turn the clocks back from daylight saving time, which means that winter—ugh—will soon be upon us. Transitional weather can be really tough on the skin, and I love to treat myself to a good face mask and do a seasonal skin "reset."<p>Indie Lee, who founded her own natural line of beauty …

Baked Eggs with Mushrooms and Gruyere

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: A breakfast to sustain anyone -- even a new mom.</i><p>Have I mentioned I have a 7-week old baby at home? Since …