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DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube

Pouf ottomans are one of the most versatile small-furniture pieces around. They are a stool, a footrest, a table. They are soft and comfortable, yet …

Sewing

This Clever Duvet Cover Trick is Going to Change Your Life

The "duvet burrito" makes changing your cover SO much easier.<p>Nothing says frustrating like trying to put on a duvet cover by yourself. In a world of iPhones, robo-vacuums, and all sorts of tech gadgets, you'd think we would have found a simpler solution to this cumbersome housekeeping task by now. …

Chic DIY Copper Magazine Holder: How to Make this Surprisingly Easy Piece

Copper is one of the hottest metals being used in design these days. It’s everywhere, in all rooms, in all amounts. While it might seem a little …

DIY

10 Food Trucks You Need To Visit In Austin, TX

Austin has once again been taken over by South by Southwest. To the casual observer, it may appear that this is merely a music festival; however, look closer -- with your stomach eyes --and you will realize that this is also an opportunity to showcase the city's diverse, experimental and delicious …

Texas

Behind the Scenes at She Wolf, a Bakery That Supplies an Empire

How do you fulfill a restaurant empire's growing need for baked goods? By opening your own bakery, natch. See how it works at She Wolf in this new video<p>When <b>Austin Hall</b> started baking bread in New York City, he did it alone. Literally, he was alone—working solo, overnight, at <b>Andrew Tarlow</b>'s Italian …

Food

The Homies Awards 2014: The Winners!

Dear Readers!<p>After one year of anticipation and two weeks of voting we are proud to present the winners of this year's Homies Awards.<p>With eight …

iPad Apps

Everything You Need to Know About Sourdough Starter

Process<p><b>Day 1: Make the Initial Starter</b><p>4 ounces (3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons) all-purpose flour<br>4 ounces (1/2 cup) water<p>Weigh the flour and water, and …

Baking

Recipe: Beginner Sourdough Sandwich Loaf

Combine the water and the yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large mixing bowl. Give the yeast a few minutes to dissolve completely. Stir in …

Baking

Red Lentil and Spinach Soup

This is a perfect winter soup: warmly spiced, nicely herbed, and thickened by pureed red lentils so that it's hearty and filling without getting heavy. Extra bonus: no need for a broth base. I add carrots and sweet potatoes to the basic soup puree because -- let's admit it -- cooked red lentils …

Food Preservation

Making Homemade Sausage Len Poli's Formulations and Recipes

Are you sensitive to MSG? Don’t eat pork? Have dietary concerns about additives? Sausage contains more fat than you prefer? Wouldn’t think of eating …

Joe Beef's Carrots with Honey Recipe

<i>In anticipation of this year's Piglet, we'll be sharing articles, recipes, and tips from past winners. Following Good to the Grain is The Art of Living According to Joe Beef. Learn more about this year's tournament here, or head to Provisions to add some of the titles to your bookshelf!</i><p><i>Today: What</i> …

37 Super Bowl Snacks Better Than Hot Wings

Eating wings until you feel satisfied is hard and annoying. You know it's true. Here's how to better feed your buffalo sauce addiction.

Rub for Barbecue Ribs Recipe

A complex mix of spices form an outstanding rub to use on slow smoked ribs or other meats.<p>Every 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>Ingredients1/2 cup light brown sugar1/2 …

Grilling: MOINK Balls

As I start to write this post, I wonder if I'm doing something inherently wrong here. If you're a barbecue blog reader, chances are you've already encountered the <b>MOINK ball</b>—a food concoction attributed to Larry Gaian of Embers and Flame that consists of a frozen beef meatball wrapped in bacon and …

In Defense of Eating Alone

Last night, like many nights before, I ate alone. In public. On purpose. I sat at the bar in a well-regarded Italian restaurant and ordered a bowl of spaghetti and a glass of wine. I picked a seat in the middle of the bar, which was not crowded, and was polite, if not necessarily chatty, with the …

Gallery: Staff Picks: Our Favorite Pies and Slices of 2013

Interview with a Painter: Erik Olson - The Fox Is Black

The first time I came across Erik Olson’s work was when my sister showed me an image she had found online, it had no credit and wasn’t linked to the …

‘Wrinkle’, a clever piece by Tim Lahan - The Fox Is Black

I’m a huge fan of Tim Lahan who makes super clever illustrations that I’m always happy to see. Earlier today he released a one-of-a-kind print called</i> …

Stunning Rural Landscapes Blur Reality with Abstraction

In these dramatic landscapes, photographer Lisa Wood perfectly blurs the line between reality and abstraction. The series, entitled <i>Art of Farmland</i>, documents the gorgeous countryside of the artist's hometown in Sun Valley, Idaho. However, as viewers gaze upon the visually stunning images, it …

Art

Crisp, Pillowy Beignets the Mister Donut Way

Growing up in Taiwan and Vancouver, I never really understood everyone's fascination with donuts. Then I moved to New York, and everything changed. I was ambushed with a newly found addiction to this godly creature they call Krispy Kreme, which at the time I believed to be the truest form of fried …

Cheesecake Ice Cream With Strawberry Sauce

Serves 6<p>Ingredients<p>3cups lowfat vanilla yogurt<br>• 1cup reduced-fat sour cream<br>• 6tablespoons reduced-fat cream cheese<br>• 4tablespoons sugar, divided<br>• 1teaspoon …

Ice Cream

Grilling: Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp with Mozzarella and Basil

Cheese and seafood are not two things I often think of in conjunction with one another. It wasn't until I made shrimp stuffed with jack cheese that I realized a little bit of melted, creamy cheese can be a boon rather than turn off.<p>I enjoyed those shrimp so much that I modeled this recipe after …

How to make homemade Nutella

Homemade mustard, ketchup and mayo -- the mantra today is make it, don't buy it. But would you dare toy with the No. 1 after-school snack of Europe? …

Dessert

Make Yourself Some Chai

A hot cup of spicy chai is a fabulous way to start the day: allow no substitutes. It's also makes a great support to meditation. Getting hopped up on tea before meditating is a traditional practice. Some swear by green tea, which I like, but my favorite by far is Indian chai. Yet chai-making--the …

Chai

Highly Detailed Drawings of Aging Hands

<b>32</b><p><i>Skin</i> is a beautifully moving series, by artist Kim Anderson, that consists of highly detailed drawings of aging hands. Created by copic liner (or ink pens) on washi (a type of Japanese paper made from the bark of the gampi tree), each set of hands holds stories we can only begin to imagine but …

Drawing

A Bible Of Color Theory Is Now An App

On the 50th anniversary of Josef Albers’s Interaction of Color, Yale University Press has released the work as an interactive teaching tool along the lines of what the Bauhaus master originally intended.<p>Josef Albers, one of the best-known painters and educators to emerge from the German Bauhaus, …

Art

This soda tastes like peach juice dribbling down your chin, like a fruity Fizzy-Lifting Drink from Willy Wonka's factory, like sunshine in a bottle. Get the recipe: http://bit.ly/14ydFNj

Refreshing Drink for Summer: Cold-Brewed Iced Tea

We started cold-brewing our iced tea after hearing about the method on a recent episode of the Splendid Table, and we've got to tell you, it's been …

Tea