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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

(11469)<p>25 mins<p>These cookies are the pinnacle of perfection! If you want a big, fat, chewy cookie like the kind you see at bakeries and specialty …

Here's how to make smokey, sweet granola at home —in 5 easy steps

Whether it’s a hot summer’s day or a chilly winter afternoon, a bowl of crunchy granola can cure just about any ailment. You can enjoy it with …

Breakfast

The best BYOB restaurants in London

A few weeks ago, one of Fitzrovia’s top restaurants, The Ninth, announced a new weekday offer of bring your own booze Mondays (no corkage fee and unlimited bottles, no less). Give it a month and the sales of Blue Nun in the mini-marts of Charlotte Street will surely skyrocket. And why not?<p>The BYOB …

The Easy Way to Make Fresh Corn Tortillas at Home

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>I spend a disproportionately large amount of time pondering the seemingly improbable origins of some of the world's most important foods. What were the chances, for instance, that anyone ever managed to figure out …

What's For Dinner? 8 Easy Meals You'll Make Again and Again

Looking for new recipes to add to the weekly dinner rotation? From cedar planked salmon to grilled chicken fajitas, these recipes are all serious family-pleasers.<p>Looking for new recipes to add to the weekly dinner rotation? From cedar planked salmon to grilled chicken fajitas, these recipes are all …

Recipes

The Perfect Skirt Steak Recipe + 17 Ways to Use the Leftovers ALL Week

Don’t be intimidated by steak! Okay, filet and rib eye can be pricey for a weeknight dinner, but skirt (or flank) steak are great affordable options, and there are a *ton* of ways to utilize leftover steak throughout the whole week. You’ve already got your favorite leftover roast chicken recipes, …

Cooking

This double-chocolate espresso cookie recipe is a must-make for any chocolate lover

When you're craving a little — or a lot — of chocolate, it's hard to turn down a double-chocolate espresso walnut cookie from Julienne in San Marino. The cookie recipe, which combines melted semisweet chocolate with chunks of bittersweet chocolate folded in at the last minute, makes for a cookie …

7 Ways to Let London Surprise You

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Stay away from the royal groupies with these offbeat <b>London</b> experiences.<p><b>Murder Mystery:</b> Jack the Ripper hogs all the press when it comes to East London’s five prostitute murders of 1888. Discover more about the victims by visiting the <b>Ten Bells pub</b> on Whitechapel’s Commercial …

Food (UK)

3-Ingredient Cocktails Everyone Should Know How To Make

It really doesn't take much.<p>There's a golden ratio to making the perfect cocktail, and it only requires three ingredients.<p><b>It's 2:1:1</b> (two parts liquor, such as gin, one part tart, such as lemon juice, and one part sweet, such as honey) -- that's how you make the delicious Bee's Knees, by the …

Recipes

The 50 best beaches in the world

South America holidays,Africa holidays,United States holidays,Travel,Europe holidays,Australia holidays,Beach holidays,Asia<p>Whether you’re seeking solitude or a party, shallow waters or pounding surf, find the perfect beach in our pick of 50, from Greece to the Galapagos, the Highlands to Hawaii

Beaches

27 Baking Infographics that All Bakers Need

The Deadlift. It is the quintessential weightlifting exercise. According to David Robson, a bodybuilder, personal trainer and contributor to …

I have a dram: meet the whisky micro-distillers springing up across Scotland

Following the rise of artisan whisky in the US, the first new distilleries for a century are opening in Glasgow and Edinburgh<p>A new wave of Scottish whisky distilleries are hoping to cash in on the surge in interest in artisan, handcrafted whiskies that has conquered cities across America.<p>In a …

If You Care About Your Coffee, Then You Should Know How to Store It

So you treated yourself to a great bag of beans. Now, how do you store them to make sure they stay as fresh and awesome as possible for as long as possible?<p>If you're shelling out 20 bucks for a haute bag of beans, you should at least know how to store them. Better beans, stored correctly, make …

Coffee

The Art of Making Coffee the Italian Way

The morning moka: a bleary-eyed ritual involving an aluminum pot (also known as a stovetop percolator or espresso maker), a small mountain of ground coffee, and that gurgling sound that sends people rushing to their kitchen as the coffee begins sputtering and pouring into the top chamber of the pot …

Espresso

Never Burn Stuff in the Oven Ever Again

Pre-baked pizza is supposed to make your life better. But not if all you're doing is scorching it beyond recognition. Here's how to never burn it ever again.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below,</i> …

Recipes

The Best Fall Foliage in the World (It's Not All in New England)

For many people, the autumn months in New England, where amber leaves blanket farmhouses and covered bridges, are quintessentially fall. It's easy to forget that the season isn't unique to a small corner of America, though, and that other places lay claim to the best fall foliage in the world. Here …

15 Reasons You Shouldn't Even Think About Tossing Your Egg Whites

If you've made ice cream, custard, or pudding lately (or ever), you know that you're going to yield a lot more than a rich dessert: egg whites. A ton of them. Your first instinct might be to want to just toss them, perhaps remembering one too many flabby egg white diner omelets—but don't you dare …

Recipes

How to Make the Crispiest Pan-Seared Fish Skin

If I had to name three kitchen skills I wish more home cooks endeavored to master, they'd be: learning to work more cleanly, cutting more efficiently (and safely), and knowing how to crisp the skin of a piece of fish. That last one is a lot more specific than the other two, but I rank it just as …

4 Wines to Help You Break Out of Your Rut

<i>Why default to a wine you like when, somewhere out there, is a wine you will truly love?</i><p>I was completely unaware it was happening until I reached for the bottle of my old faithful wine and it was not there. <i>Sold out.</i><p>I felt uneasy. It was always there. I did not have to think about it. I knew what it …

Flavors

The Food Lab's Complete Guide to Sous Vide Barbecue Pork Ribs

The timing and temperature suggestions in this guide, as well as all the FAQs and basic instructions, are part of our partnership with Anova, the makers of our favorite sous vide circulator, the Anova Precision Cooker. You can download the Anova Precision Cooker App (it's free) to grab all this …

BBQ

Embassy reopenings could spur travel to Iran

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will visit Iran this weekend to raise the flag over the British embassy in Tehran for the first time in four years, while the Iranian embassy and consulate in London are also expected to reopen fully.<p>Diplomatic ties between Britain and the Islamic Republic suffered …

The world's most adventurous honeymoon destinations

In 2013, when 7,500 members of The Knot Wedding Network were surveyed about their honeymoon plans, 23 percent of respondents cited adventure as a top attribute for their post-wedding getaway.<p>This came after more obvious answers like sun, sand and surf, a casual and relaxing atmosphere, and romantic …

Pots and Pans you need for cooking

Whether you're building your first kitchen's arsenal of tools or just decluttering and purging the outdated and old equipment, it can be tough to know which pots and pans you really need—and which are just taking up precious cupboard space. This guide takes the mystery out of it all: These are the …

Stainless Steel

Eggs: easy and inventive breakfast recipes

British families are shunning cereal and are instead opting for eggs for a more quick and healthy breakfast according to new research.<p>In a report commissioned by the British Egg Industry Council it was revealed egg consumption at breakfast is up by 18 per cent over the past two years while sales of …

8 Under-the-Radar European Islands

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Europe presents many reasons to hop off the storied continent. Here are eight little-known havens to soak up seascapes, fishing villages, and local lore.<p>> Pico (Azores/Portugal)<p>The Azores are quietly luring adventurers for hiking, climbing, and biking. Those in the know …

10 beautiful British walks that end in a pub

Book Your Next Vacation in One of These 10 Underrated European Cities

24 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

From chicken pot pie and classic Caesar salad to brownies and cookies.<p>We've rounded up 24 basic recipes that everyone should know how to cook, from a pot of rice to pot roast. Master these, and you'll never find yourself stumped in the grocery store.

Recipes