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Say Hello to the World's First Smart Suitcase

Technological advances continue to amaze me on a daily basis. From the latest and greatest apps that help you navigate streets while avoiding traffic and speed traps to the constant evolution of the ways people can connect via the next social media platform, there always seems to be something …

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 …

This Holiday, Make the Roast With the Most

Making a show-stopping holiday roast is easier than it looks. This video shows you how.<p>Pulling off a show-stopping holiday roast can seem intimidating. It's an expensive cut of meat, and anxiety about serving an undercooked piece of meat to your friends and family can often lead to dry, stringy …

Best sweet and fortified wines for Christmas

Complete your holiday wine stocks with the best moscatos, ports and sherries money can buy<p>What will you drink with your Christmas pudding? What will you leave out for Santa Claus? It’s not Christmas unless there’s a bottle of port sitting on the mantelpiece and one of sherry in the fridge. Here’s …

How to Make Corn Dogs

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: What's better than a hotdog? A hotdog on a stick that's been deep-fried in a cornmeal batter, that's what. Molly Yeh from my name is yeh is</i> …

Holiday Gifts for the Wine Person Who Has It All

Wine is still one of the most timeless gifts of all, but making a memorable selection can be tough when the recipient sports a profound cellar. By expanding options, here's how to make a great wine-related choice for those who already have all the cool bottles.<p><b>Big Bottles</b> - If you know the tastes …

Free Yourself From "Six-O'Clock Panic"

Today, around six o'clock, millions of us are going to do exactly the same thing.<p>We're going to open the fridge and stare into it. Then we're going to open the freezer and stare into it. And then we're going to open the pantry and stare into it.<p>And then we're going to realize there's <i>absolutely</i> …

The 6 mobile games that will help get you through Thanksgiving

Ignore your family with these helpful games<p>Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year, a chance to spend a few days with family and friends and enjoy an amazing meal. But there's also a lot of downtime, whether it's due to travelling across the country or hiding to avoid your uncle droning on about …

The Food Lab Redux: Use Science to Bake the Best Apple Pie

I'm not much of a sweet tooth, but for some reason, I get an almost unshakeable craving for ice cream once a year. Is there a behavioral psychologist in the house who might explain that one to me?<p>Similarly, the <i>only</i> time of the year I ever feel like eating pie is in the fall, and nine times out of …

Cook This Post-Workout Power Meal

This chef’s recipe sure beats a “meal” bar<p>A man can only drink so many protein shakes. If you’ve hit smoothie fatigue, there’s only one cure: a real meal.<p>Chef Shaun Hergatt knows this. He’s the executive chef of Juni, one of the most incredible restaurants to <i>open</i> in Manhattan within the last 10 …

Love Your Pan: What to Cook (and What Not to) in a Cast Iron

Steak is made for cast iron cooking. A bolognese? Not so much.<p>If we could, we'd shout it from the mountain tops: We love cooking with cast iron. They're durable, efficient, endlessly useful, and make a pretty photo to boot. And yet, for so many, cast iron pans remain tucked away in the furthest …

6 Absurdly Delicious Ways to Upgrade a Baked Potato

Equally good alongside a steak or as a light lunch, a baked potato is one of simplest and most satisfying things you can make. Here, six ways to take …

A Delicious Trick to Transform Leftover Baked Pasta

Chef Abbi Adams of Bluebeard in Indianapolis makes a killer baked pasta, but her favorite part of making it is transforming it into amazing arancini …

Five Brandy Drinks to Try Right Now

Ah, brandy: your father's favorite after-dinner sipper. While other spirits have shined during today's cocktail renaissance, this distilled wine spirit has mostly played coy, satisfied with being drunk neat from an elegant snifter. Well, this golden liquor warrants a new spotlight, like the one it …

Could This Be the Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich?

When you put spinach and artichoke dip between bread, beautiful things happen<p>How most men make a grilled cheese sandwich: Slap a few slices of cheese on buttered bread and flip the sandwich in a hot pan.<p>How you will make a grilled cheese after having your eyes opened by the following recipe: Whip …

This make-ahead Thanksgiving menu makes the big day as easy as pie

If you think us mere mortals can't pull off a full Thanksgiving spread without taking a whole week off work, think again. This foolproof menu — with turkey, stuffing, soup, salad and sweet potato pie — can be prepped bit by bit in the days leading up to the big day (you’ll spend just about 30 …

Recipes

4 Brilliant Ways to Use Turkey

From curry soup to delicious Reuben hash, F&W's Kay Chun offers up four great ways to use leftover Thanksgiving turkey.<p><i>From curry soup to delicious</i> …

10 Kinds of Cheesecake Your Grandma Didn't Bake

Cheesecake is one of the best desserts to serve at a party: It’s rich, filling, and makes it simple to serve a crowd. It’s hard to eat more than one …

'Civilization: Beyond Earth' takes the strategy series out of the stratosphere

But <i>Beyond Earth</i> has big differences to other <i>Civ</i> games. Where they have been grounded in fact and history, <i>Beyond Earth</i> has a taken on a sci-fi aesthetic. My capital city wasn't built from the ground up out of mud and thatch, but plopped down as a big silver disc, unfurling after crash-landing from …

Flint scores $9.4 million to help more small business stay brick-and-mortarless

Flint Mobile‘s target audience is the businessperson whose operating equipment is mostly “your phone, keys, and wallet,” CEO and co-founder Greg Goldfarb told VentureBeat.<p>Today the company announced it has landed a $9.4 million round to help businesses keep their equipment inventory low.<p>Founded in …

The 12 Top Bucket List Restaurants in America

Here are a dozen of the best restaurants in the U.S. you absolutely, positively have to experience. You only live once, right?<p>Some tourists are always grabbing a quick bite while taking in the sights. And then there are the rest of us, who are apt to plan entire trips around what we're going to …

10 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

Simple, tasty recipes—each at about 300 calories or less

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How to Buy, Store, and Cook Butternut Squash, in Season in Autumn

From soups and sides to bread pudding and cakes, here are 24 butternut squash you should be making all fall and winter long.<p>Is your sweater on? Check. Have a scarf around your neck? Check. Are your feet bundled up in boots and warm woolen socks? Affirmative. Then allow us to state the obvious: It's …

6 Things You Learn About Food, After Cooking on a Farm

Spend a year as a farm cook and you'll learn a lot about eating local and cooking seasonally. BA associate web editor Rochelle Bilow shares her tips.<p>Before I joined the <i>Bon Appétit</i> team, I lived and worked on a small, full-diet farm in Central New York. "Full-diet" meant whole-hog—that is, we grew, …

Farm-to-table

How to Make Off-the-Cuff Breakfast Hash with Whatever You Happen to Have

How to make breakfast hash with anything you have on hand<p>Maybe it’s the recent fall weather here in New York, but something about the sound of a “breakfast hash” had me fantasizing about waking up early, donning a cable-knit sweater, and making myself some. So this weekend, I did (sans sweater). …

Breakfast

Fried Chicken Biscuits

4 Servings<p>Fried chicken on a hot buttered biscuit—what’s not to like?<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>chicken cutlets<p>1 cup buttermilk<p>1 tablespoon hot sauce<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper<p>¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper<p>4 skinless, boneless chicken cutlets (about 1½ lb. total), …