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7 Bold Spices That Will Liven Up Your Cooking

Life's too short to eat bland food, but chances are, your spice cabinet is filled with listless flakes and powders that do nothing to liven up your cooking. Our recommendation? Toss the paprika and generic “seasonings” and upgrade your pantry to foodie status.<p>In partnership with Toyota, we’ve …

How Different Cultures Understand Time

In the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Mexico employ time in such diametrically opposing manners that it causes intense friction between the two peoples.<p>In Western Europe, the Swiss attitude to time bears little relation to that of neighboring Italy.<p>Thais do not evaluate the passing of …

So This Is How Julia Child Roasts a Turkey

When Julia Child makes turkey, she really, really, really goes all out. But if you try to replicate it, there might be tears<p>When was the last time you cried while attempting to cook a recipe?<p>If the answer is never, it's time to try <b>Julia Child</b>'s Stuffed Turkey with Farce Pitchounaise.<p>The year was …

Cooking

How to Make Homemade Pizza, Grandma Pie-Style

A chewy-crisp crust, endless topping ideas, and do-ahead ease. Pizza made in a sheet pan is the simplest, tastiest way to feed a crowd.<p><b>Those supremely thin, hearth-blistered pizzas</b> coming out of upscale pizzerias these days? We love ‘em, but trying to replicate the conditions of an 800-degree …

Cooking

The Benefits Of Turmeric + How To Use It

Turmeric is a spice that has long sat on my spice rack looking lovely and golden, yet remaining largely unused. Recently however, I’ve been reading …

Concentrate! How to tame a wandering mind

Procrastinate often? Caroline Williams does, so decided to find out if brain training could tackle her wandering mind. What she discovered could help everyone.<p>I am about to be zapped in the head with an electromagnet, once a second, for eight minutes. I fidget, trying to get comfortable in a huge …

The Brain

5 Links to Read Before Cooking with Fresh Herbs

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: How to make the most of fresh herbs.</i><p>Fresh herbs are the best way to dress up an otherwise plain dish or drink. They add flavor and color, breathing …

The Secret To What Makes Vietnamese Cuisine So Good? It's All In The Herbs

There are many things to love about Vietnamese food. The noodle soups, which go way beyond the infamous pho, the Banh Mi sandwiches -- spicy filling enveloped by fluffy bread with crunchy crusts -- and the coffee -- strong, almost chocolatey in flavor and always served on top of a thick layer of …

Meet the Empanadas of Latin America

"Live rabbits hopped out of some of the large empanadas; birds fluttered from others." That's how food historian Rachel Laudan, in her book <i>Cuisine and Empire</i>, describes a feast eaten by Hernán Cortés and the Spanish Viceroy in Mexico City in 1538. Among the myriad dishes at the three-day feast were …

How to Stream Your Media Anywhere with Dropbox and Google Drive

Google and Dropbox have some ridiculously low-priced 1TB storage options. With so much space for so little money, what could you do with it? Well, …

Software

Ray Bradbury on the Secret of Life, Work, and Love

<b>Ray Bradbury</b> (August 22, 1920–June 5, 2012) was not only one of the most celebrated writers of the past century and an invaluable source of practical advice on the craft, such as the creative benefits of list-making and the secret to a fruitful daily routine, but also a modern sage with a seemingly …

Yes You Can: Cure and Smoke Your Own Ham!

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.<p>I’m excited to share this post with you, because it …

The Serious Eats Field Guide to Asian Greens

When you walk into the produce section of your local Asian supermarket, you'll probably be greeted by a dazzling but daunting display of unusual greens. They're all great, and easy to cook, but it helps to be armed with some knowledge to tell your shoots from your choys.<p>That's why we highlighted …

The Best Ways to Use a Plethora of Parsley

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Parsley is a great herb to have in the kitchen -- but what do you do with 10</i> …

Parsley

How to improve battery life on any mobile device

We here at CNET have written numerous articles with tips and tricks for improving battery life on iOS and Android, some of which you can find here, here and here, but not everyone owns an iPhone or Android device. Despite which kind of mobile device you prefer, battery life tends to be an issue …

Batteries

Being a Better Online Reader

Soon after Maryanne Wolf published “Proust and the Squid,” a history of the science and the development of the reading brain from antiquity to the twenty-first century, she began to receive letters from readers. Hundreds of them. While the backgrounds of the writers varied, a theme began to emerge: …

How the (Homemade) Sausage Is Made

It seems daunting, but yes, you can make sausage at home. Here's everything you need to know to take on this rewarding project<p><b>I don’t believe in magic</b>, but I believe in sausage. Grind cheap, less popular meat, season the heck out of it, pack it into a tube, and voilà—links way more delicious and …

Cooking

How to Prune Tomatoes

Snipping off the “suckers” from a tomato bush will help the plant to focus its power on the rising fruits instead of the leafs, Growing better, …

These Beautiful Graphics Reveal The Chemistry Of Everyday Foods

Literally everything around us is made up of chemicals. That includes all foods. And the different kinds of chemicals they contain give the stuff we eat their flavors, colors, and smells.<p>On the blog Compound Interest, a chemist and teacher in the United Kingdom has illustrated the chemistry behind …

10 Magnificent Surreal Sand Castles by Guy-Olivier Deveau

Would you believe that the picture above is of a sculpture made out of sand?<p>Meet Guy-Olivier Deveau, a professional sand, ice, snow and wood sculptor …

Indian Spices 101: How to Work With Dry Spices

Many of my friends, new to Indian food, think that it's all spice and fire. But that's not true. Sure, there are spices, but it's not all chili. It's cumin, cinnamon, cardamom; fragrant spices, robust ones, peppery ones. And they're used carefully and thoughtfully. Each has its own aroma and adds …

Cultured Butter

You'll need a standing mixer, some cheesecloth, a sieve and a jar (plus a few days) to make this outstanding homemade butter, but the process is …

Gardening 101: Nettles

Nettles, <i>Urtica dioica</i>: “The Generous Gardener”<p>A traditional nickname for the stinging nettle is “devil’s plaything.” It’s easy to demonize this wild …

Gardening

Osho : Meditation and States of Consciousness | Mystic Banana - New Age Spirituality Magazine

Osho, a contemporary mystic speaks on virtually every aspect of human consciousness. In these talks, osho introduces us with meditation and various …

The game theory of life

<i>Original story reprinted with permission from Quanta magazine, an editorially independent division of SimonsFoundation.org, whose mission is to enhance public understanding of science by covering research developments and trends in mathematics and the physical and life sciences.</i><p>In what appears to …