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Here's the real reason artificial intelligence could be a threat

Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk are just a few notable people who have warned about the perilous consequences associated with developing AI systems.<p>"The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race," Hawking cautioned last year.<p>Musk …

Artificial Intelligence

Swordfish with Seaweed Salsa Verde

8 Servings<p>Chef Kenney says that combining the herbs for the salsa verde with seaweed really gives this dish that "fresh-from-the-sea flavor." In oahu, he uses just-harvested lime, but hijiki, which is widely available, works well, too.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons dried hijiki (seaweed)<p>1 …

Spiced Salmon Kebabs

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 25 min<p>Total Time: 25 min<p>Here's a little trick: Thread salmon pieces onto two skewers so they don't flip and spin every time you turn them on the grill.<p>June 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano<p>2 teaspoons sesame seeds<p>1 teaspoon ground cumin<p>1 teaspoon kosher …

Seafood

Grilled Ahi Tuna with Taro and Chile Pepper Aioli

8 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 large egg yolk<p>1 garlic clove, finely grated<p>2–4 teaspoons Hawaiian chile pepper water (or hot sauce)<p>1 cup olive oil<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>2 pounds taro root or russet potato, peeled, cut into 1 inch pieces<p>5 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided<p>6 tablespoons …

Snapper Escabèche with Chiles, Garlic, and Oregano

4 Servings<p>Because it’s so delicate, the flesh can break down when marinated first, sometimes causing the fish to fall apart. A post-grill bath delivers flavor without compromising texture.<p>June 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>7 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more for grill<p>½ bunch oregano<p>1 Scotch bonnet or …

Pan-Grilled Black Bass with Flavored Butters

4 Servings<p>“Anytime you grill or pan-fry fish,” Ballymaloe co-founder Rory O’Connell says, “it's essential to thoroughly dry it before adding your fat.”<p>May 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Broccolini<p>1 pound broccolini or broccoli rabe, trimmed<p>Kosher salt<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter<p>1 teaspoon finely grated lemon …

Grilled Clams with Spiced Paprika Butter

4 (makes about ½ cup butter) Servings<p>When you toss hot clams right off the grill with some flavored butter, the butter melts and mingles with the clam liquor, creating an irresistible combination.<p>June 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>1¼ teaspoon hot smoked paprika<p>…

Recipes

Swordfish Steaks with Olive Gremolata

4 Servings<p>For greatest grilling results, ask your fishmonger for swordfish steaks that are at least 1" thick (yes, just like a porterhouse).<p>June 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>7 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more for grill<p>¾ cup coarsely torn fresh breadcrumbs<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>2 …

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos

Makes 2 Servings<p>Some kids like it hot. If so, add a small handful of pickled jalapeños or a few dashes of their favorite hot sauce to the mix.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 small sweet potato, chopped<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>¼ teaspoon ground coriander<p>¼ teaspoon ground cumin<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>¼ …

Tomato and Cabbage Tabbouleh

8 Servings<p>A proper tabbouleh will be mainly vegetables and herbs, with just a smattering of bulgur threaded through.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup bulgur (not quick-cooking)<p>½ medium head green cabbage, cut into 1”-thick wedges, then very thinly sliced crosswise (about 4 cups)<p>1 small sweet onion …

Israeli Couscous and Tomato Salad

4 Servings<p>Use any cooked grain or other small pasta for this bittersweet number.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup Israeli couscous<p>2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for brushing<p>Grilled Tomatoes (click for recipe)<p>½ head of radicchio<p>¼ small red onion, thinly sliced<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black …

The Negroni Recipe on Food52

• 1 ounce smooth gin (I like Tanqueray or Plymouth)<br>• 1 ounce Campari<br>• 1 ounce sweet vermouth<br>• Ice<br>• Orange peel (for garnish)<p>Stir gin, Campari and vermouth in a shaker or mixing glass filled partway with ice.<br>• Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange twist.

Boozy Watermelon Rosemary Lemonade Recipe on Food52

How a Professional Cinematographer Breaks Down a Script

Great cinematographers don't just show up on set, capture some images, and call it good. They work tirelessly and meticulously though the …

Only 2 Steps and 5 Ingredients Stand Between You and This Ice Cream

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: A spectacular summer ice cream recipe with just two steps and five ingredients.</i><p>Summer means ice cream, …

Bobby's Crunch Burger

4 Servings<p>It might sound radical, but adding water to the pan makes total sense: The steam will help cook the burger through, while preserving moisture at the same time.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Coleslaw<p>½ cup mayonnaise<p>1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar<p>1 tablespoon finely grated yellow onion<p>2 …

The BA Burger Deluxe

Makes 4 Servings<p>Five ingredients and five steps will get you to burger heaven. Want to take this summer cook-out staple to the next level? Check out our recipe for the Butcher's Burger, which includes three different cuts of beef. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential …

BBQ

Snap Pea and Cabbage Slaw

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 15 min<p>Serving "green stuff" to kids can be a challenge. But this recipe filled with bite-size vegetables like snap peas holds plenty of appeal.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil<p>3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>1 teaspoon honey<p>Kosher …

Recipes

Texas-Style Smoked Brisket

12 to 16 Servings<p>Beef brisket and a backyard smoker: It doesn't get any more "Texas" than that.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 10–12-pound whole beef brisket, fat trimmed to 1/4-inch thickness<p>1/3 cup kosher salt<p>1/3 cup freshly ground black pepper<p>Equipment<p>A charcoal grill and a drip tray<p>A chimney …

Barbecued Chicken

4 Servings<p>Avoid rookie mistakes when it comes to barbecuing chicken. If you apply the sauce too early, it will scorch. And most bottled sauces are too sweet, which is where this vinegary version comes in.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Barbecue Sauce<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>¼ cup tomato paste<p>2 teaspoons …

Best-Ever Barbecued Ribs

8 Servings<p>Prep Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 2 min<p>Got nothing but time on your hands? Cook these really low and slow. Set the oven at 300° and start checking the ribs after 3 hours. But don’t sweat it; they’ll be super-tender either way. Watch the step-by-step video here.<p>July 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>2½ …

BBQ

Sambal Chicken Skewers

4 Servings<p>Kebabs get a bad rap. (Decades of alternating zucchini coins and cherry tomatoes can do that.) But this Asian take, with a spicy, sticky glaze, makes for a very convincing comeback.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar<p>1/3 cup hot chili …

Agave Margarita

Makes 1 Servings<p>No sugar here—this margarita get its sweetness from agave syrup. Choose your favorite tequila blanco for the base.<p>May 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Kosher salt<p>2 lime slices or wedges<p>¼ cup tequila blanco<p>1 tablespoon agave syrup (nectar)<p>¼ cup fresh lime juice<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Pour some kosher …

San Francisco

Spicy Bourbon-Citrus Cocktail

Makes 16 Servings<p>The ice in this spicy grapefruit cocktail dilutes the drink over time, so you can keep sipping well into the party.<p>February 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>5 Fresno chiles, halved lengthwise, plus 1 whole, for serving<p>1 750 ml. bottle bourbon<p>1¾ cups dry vermouth<p>1¾ cups fresh grapefruit juice<p>1 …

Rubies & Thorns

1 serving<p>Blood orange kicks up the vitamin C, potassium and antioxidants in this bracing cocktail. Citrus is a great way to release a little extra water weight—so you can detox (a little) while you drink.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 ounces blood orange juice<p>1/2 ounce gin<p>1 teaspoon lemon-thyme simple syrup*<p>4 …

Sparkling Tarragon Gin Lemonade

6 Servings<p>Muddling extracts essentail oils to deliver maximum herb impact. Tarragon flavors the boozy lemonade here, but basil makes an excellent sub.<p>June 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>10 large sprigs tarragon<p>2 lemons, thinly sliced<p>2 tablespoons sugar<p>3/4 cup gin<p>3/4 cup St-Germain (elderflower liqueur)<p>1/3 cup …

Coffee "S'mores" Pie

8 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Graham Cracker Crust<p>9 whole graham crackers, ground finely in a food processor<p>2 tablespoons heavy cream<p>2 tablespoons Nutella<p>1 ounce semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, melted<p>1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted<p>Coffee Ganache<p>12 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate (do …

Wild Arugula Salad with Garlic Croutons, Shaved Parmesan, and Lemon

6 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 8-ounce piece ciabatta with crust (preferably day-old)<p>1 large garlic clove, peeled<p>1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil<p>6 ounces arugula (preferably wild; about 10 cups packed)<p>2 tablespoons (or more) fresh lemon juice<p>3 ounces Parmesan cheese, shaved into …

Pea Salad with Radishes and Feta Cheese

Makes 4 to 6 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 teaspoons cumin seeds<p>2 tablespoons fresh lime juice<p>2 teaspoons honey<p>1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil<p>3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill<p>1<p>4 cups fresh shelled peas (from about 4 pounds peas in pods) or 1 pound frozen petite peas<p>1 bunch radishes, trimmed, halved, …

Grilled Chicken Tacos

4 Servings<p>These chicken tacos are made with thighs, which are more flavorful than chicken breasts; plus, they're less expensive. Put them to work in any fast weeknight preparation, starting with these spiced tacos.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 medium onion, cut into wedges, keeping root intact<p>2 garlic …