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The One Thing to Know When Buying Feta Cheese

By Julia Black<p>The key to maximizing creamy, crumbly, cheesy goodness.<p>French, Greek, Bulgarian, sheep's milk, goat's milk, creamy, salty, sharp... so many types of feta cheese, so little time. But there's one thing all these all have in common: <b>Buying them in brine will make a world of difference</b>.<p>By …

Feta

How to Make Strawberry Cake With Real Fruit (and No Jell-O)

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>I first fell in love with strawberry cake as a kid, when I had no defense against the allure of those fluffy pink layers presented by the Pillsbury Doughboy. It didn't bother my 12-year-old self that strawberry cake …

Dessert

What to eat after working out, according to a top Harley Street nutritionist

There is a lot of conflicting nutrition, health and fitness advice around.<p>Whilst some people swear by cutting out carbs and smashing cardio, others …

Not A Creative Person? Meditation Will Change That

<i>By Paul Harrison</i>Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso.Creative people. They’re the rock …

Creativity

Basic Homemade Pizza Dough and Topping Suggestions

This homemade pizza dough is easy to prepare and knead by hand. You could also put the dough in a bread machine on the dough cycle.<p>You'll find …

Cooking

Easy Roasted-Garlic Focaccia That's Too Good to Share

Anyone who understands evolution knows that it doesn't <i>necessarily</i> lead from simpler to more complex life-forms. Rather, it leads to life-forms better suited to their environments. The evolution of recipes is similar: It's not that every new recipe is <i>better</i> than its immediate predecessor; it's just …

Can You Trust the Girl Scout Cookies on Amazon?

The internet’s been abuzz over the fact that you can buy Samoas, Thin Mints, and Tagalongs on Amazon now. As big Amazon shoppers ourselves, we were …

10 Vegetarian Food Hacks that will Change the Way you Eat

Looking to take your cooking game to the next level? Look no further than the following vegetarian food hacks that will keep your food delicious and …

How to stay in luxury hotel rooms all over the world for less

I will come right out and say it: I have expensive taste—a truly uncanny knack for gravitating toward the most ridiculously overpriced item in any establishment, be it a smoothie with raw cacao and cold-pressed coconut oil, or a cloud grey turtleneck sweater that evokes a sleeping baby alpaca.<p>What …

Our Marriage Is Stronger Because We Sleep Apart

And neither of us feels rejected.<p>Why do two people who love each other—and have a normal, healthy relationship otherwise—sleep apart? There are a number of reasons, but our big theme is respect: We both respect each other and know how important sleep is to our lives. It is irrational to think that …

9 bestsellers actually worth the hype.

For the 2015 Reading Challenge, I’m blogging through one category per month, in order. (Don’t worry—you don’t have to <i>read</i> them in order.)So far we’ve …

Books

France opens access to archives drawn from Nazi-collaboration Vichy era

Many documents relating to when the Vichy regime collaborated with Nazi occupiers during second world war can be ‘freely consulted’<p>France will throw open access to police and legal archives drawn from one of the country’s darkest hours, when the Vichy regime collaborated with Nazi occupiers during …

Remembrance Day

7 Potato Side Dishes to Make Thanksgiving Infinitely Better

To me potatoes are their very own food group. I would definitely eat them at every meal (topped with loads of cheese, of course) if I could still fit into my skinny jeans! Check out some of my favorite, and unique, ways to incorporate potatoes into a meal.<p><b>1. Slow-Cooker Potatoes Au Gratin</b><p><b>2. Chicken</b> …

Cooking

A 103-year-old cracker from the Titanic just sold for $23,000

Someone just turned what could be the world's oldest cracker into the world's most expensive cracker.<p>The last-surviving cracker from the Titanic in …

The Most Overplayed European Souvenirs (Plus Better Alternatives)

Overseas travel means collecting plenty of trinkets to bring home with you. Most European countries have a stereotypical souvenir that millions of …

How To Get Lots Of Protein As A Vegan

And no, it doesn't involve eating a daily block of tofu.<p>Fully loaded vegan burritos. (Photo: James Ransom)<p>At some point or another, every vegan will be asked what he or she does for protein. It's a fact of life, as inevitable as daylight savings or taxes. It doesn't tend to be a popular question …

Healthy Eating

15 Unhealthy Foods You Should Never Eat If You Are Serious About Fat Loss

The following is a list of foods you should pretty much never have. Ever. Some of them are obvious but others have concealed themselves as healthy …

'He's doing this to the wrong Christian': Bakers hit out after court rules that they must pay $135k to lesbian couple after they refused to make them a wedding cake

• <b>Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Oregon</b> <b>will have to pay $60,000 in damages to Laurel Bowman-Cryer, and $75,000 in damages to Rachel Bowman-Cryer</b>• <b><br>They were</b> …

Here’s Why You May Be Aging Faster Than Your Friends

We all have friends who were born in the same year but look years younger (or older) than we do. Now researchers say that such perceptions aren’t …

Aging

How to Sweatproof Your Face, According to Ariana Grande's Makeup Artist

We may not all be spending this summer gyrating in thigh-high boots on a blazing-hot stage like Ariana Grande, but our faces still turn into a Slip 'N Slide in the sticky heat. That's why we turned to makeup artist Daniel Chinchilla (who's currently on tour with Grande) to find out how to …

Do You Really Need to Refrigerate Butter? (& 9 Other Debated Foods)

<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. And today, we're republishing one of our favorite posts from June 2015.</i><p>There has been many a heated debate over how to store delicate items like eggs and …

10 Questions to Discuss Before Marrying According to a Gay Philosopher

The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche might well have been delighted with the ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States to legalize same-sex marriages.<p>While we don't know for sure that Nietzsche was gay, Joachim Köhler argues in <i>Zarathustra's Secret</i> that he was because he spoke of another man's …

Relationships

Current Obsessions: A Jungle Inside

Take a look at a few things we’re obsessing over this week.<p>After a week of exploring The Indoor-Outdoor Life, we’re admiring a house in Sao Paolo, …

Business Wetsuits Are Perfect for the Office and Beach

Quiksilver Japan's True Wetsuit collection is the perfect thing to shred your paycheck on.<p>Work is keeping you underwater and your boss is a shark—thrash that seersucker and reserve some boardroom for yourself with True Wetsuits from Quiksilver Japan, the business wetsuit for the sartorial surfer. …

Wetsuits

Food Styling: Noodle

Salam..yaahh finally I can breath..after so many things and works..I managed to completed it..now I have some room to get my blog updated..yada yada …

Henna, For People Who Are Scared Of Tattoos

These days, when I visit Qatar, I usually come home sporting a rust-red, intricately patterned henna tattoo. Lucky for me, one of my former students, …

Do your genes determine your entire life?

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

Genetics

The death of Queen Elizabeth will be the most disruptive event in Britain in the last 70 years

UPDATE: A new, revised, and expanded version of this story was published on December 27, 2016. Click here to read it »<p>Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of this Realm and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, is not going to live …

Buckingham Palace