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Have We Been Poaching Eggs All Wrong?

I’ve been poaching eggs at least once, if not four or five times, a week for decades. That’s how I know there’s way too much overthinking, and just plain silly thinking, around poaching eggs. They are the easiest (and best) eggs you can make!<p>An old boyfriend taught me to make poached eggs. Rather, …

Eggs

New Orleans beyond the French Quarter

<b>(CNN) —</b> You'll definitely be called "baby" and "sweetie" in New Orleans. And chances are, you'll love it.<p>You may find yourself eavesdropping on a Catholic priest and a hotel banquet manager talking Saints football in a dimly lit craft cocktail bar on Freret Street. A guy named Montel may propose to …

New Orleans

Steve Jobs's Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say No Is Brilliant | Inc.com

In the frantic pace of life to do more and be more, we hardly think about the importance of <i>focus.</i><p>That's why, for those free-spirited, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs chasing after their dreams, this prophetic quote by Steve Jobs 21 years ago hits the nail on the head even more so today. Here's …

Time Management

16 Practical Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Write A Book

If you want to write, you've got to read.

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

A New 5-Minute Genius Egg Breakfast (Or Dinner!) For You

We all have our egg routines—the frying method you picked up from your dad, the well-honed minute count on your preferred hard boil, your singular place on the fluffy-to-creamy scramble continuum.<p>But no matter how much we love and cleave to our eggs <i>just so</i>, they can get awfully boring sometimes, …

This Is How All Your Favorite Chefs Roast Potatoes

A simple side of roasted potatoes seems like one of the easiest things to make, but it all depends on the technique. The appropriate seasonings and cook times can make all the difference between soggy, lackluster potatoes and crispy, second-helping-worthy ones. If you're in need of a little …

Skip Bordeaux—This Is the New Wine Region to Visit in France

On a Friday evening near the tiny French fishing village of Gruissan, a gypsy band roars into song, strumming “Les Champs-Élysées.” The crowd joins in clapping, hopping up on wooden picnic tables to sing along as steaming bowls of mussels and salt-encrusted sea bass emerge from the kitchen. The …

This Saucy, Speedy Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry Will Ruin You For All Others

My mother is one of those amazing, self-taught cooks who never uses any recipes or measurements, which is wonderful if you’re eating her food, but frustrating if you’re trying to learn how to cook like her.<p>One year, I decided to try to document some my favorite recipes of hers. I shadowed her when …

A Guide to Sonoma’s Best Winery Experiences, Part 1

Cool coastal views, fine dining and some of California's best under-the-radar wines make Sonoma a worldwide destination. Find out where you need to …

Wine & Spirits

8 Stretches That Will Help You Touch Your Toes

Flexibility is one of those things that many people talk about dreamily. Like, being flexible would be nice, but sigh, it’s just a pipe dream. Except …

Yoga

3 Drinks to Make with Licor 43, Spain’s Favorite Liqueur

Screwdriver + Licor 43 = boozy Creamsicle in a glass.<p>Sometimes, we come across an obscure liqueur little-known outside a single village in France or …

Cocktails

The One-Page Cheat Sheet To Your Most Productive 90 Days Ever

Here’s how to break down your big-picture goals into steps you and your team can actually take this quarter.<p>Dr. Challa wasn’t starving for opportunity, he was drowning in it. He was bright, confident, and empathetic. Not only did he have great bedside manners, but he was also a savvy entrepreneur …

Cannabis Industry

5 trips every wine lover should take

And while more and more wine destinations seem to sprout up every year, some places will always set the standard for wine lovers.<p>Whether you want to taste your way across Burgundy, Piedmont, Sonoma, or the Douro Valley, these 10 essential trips will inspire you to explore the wide world of …

Wine

The Absolutely Essential Restaurants in 25 Eater Cities

Michelin-starred standouts in Chicago. A hotspot with killer mole in Denver. A high-end brasserie setting the standard in Miami. A modern Korean steakhouse taking New York City by storm. And that’s just getting started.<p>Those are just a few of the newest additions to the Eater 38 across 25 different …

Los Angeles

The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2018

It’s time to update the <b>Eater 38</b>, the answer to any question that begins, “Can you recommend a restaurant?” This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines and collectively satisfies all restaurant needs. Every few months, pertinent restaurants that were omitted, have newly …

Texas

6 Unexpected Cities for the Food Lover

Get a taste for each corner of the world.<p>Move over, Milan. Get a taste for some surprising food destinations with this neighborhood guide to the best eats on (almost) every continent.<p>EUROPE <b><br>Budapest, Hungary</b><p>This European capital straddles the Danube River—Buda on one side and Pest on the other—and …

20 Wines Under $20: Reds for Winter Moods and Foods

I’m not one to adhere rigidly to the idea of drinking seasonally: reds when it’s cold, whites and rosés when the weather heats up. This is textbook nonsense that makes it seem as if temperature is the only consideration in choosing a wine.<p>But this is winter, a time to hunker down. For many, that …

Flavors

5 apps I can’t live without as a freelancer

Life is too short for a 9 to 5 job, useless morning traffic jam, and stressful deadlines. Making a living as a freelancer is the best way there …

Our Favorite Mac Apps of 2016

What becomes a favorite app is personal, complicated, and evolves over time. Favorites can be brand-new apps that debuted this year, old standbys that you go back to over and over, or newly-discovered apps that have been around for a while. With the end of the year in sight Alex, Jake, and I got …

Apps

Inside the Trump Bunker, With 12 Days to Go

On Oct. 19, as the third and final presidential debate gets going in Las Vegas, Donald Trump’s Facebook and Twitter feeds are being manned by Brad …

Donald Trump

The 10-Minute Abs Workout You Can Do If You Absolutely Hate Planks

Looking for a quick and efficient 10 minute abs workout? We got you covered. Diana Mitrea, NYC-based trainer and co-founder of Stronger With Time, …

Workouts

Best to-do list apps

I don’t know about you, but I could definitely use a to-do list in my life, especially somewhere I wouldn’t be able to lose it, in an app. If you’re …

Productivity

Slightly More Than 100 Exceptional Works of Journalism

This fantastic nonfiction from 2015 is still worth discovering and pondering today.<p>Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction that I encounter as I publish The Best of Journalism, an email newsletter that I curate weekly for its subscribers. This is my annual attempt to bring some …

Journalism

12 Piedmont Wines That Are Perfect for Summer

Osteria Langhe and Animale owner Aldo Zaninotto shares a summer-worthy case from a region known for richer reds.<p>Think about the wines produced in …

Flavors

Multitask Like a Genius: 7 Time-Saving iPad Tricks

iPad

These Are the 5 Best TED Talks Ever, According to the Guy Who Runs TED

The event's boss names the talks that have taught him the most.<p>If you're a massive TED fan like me, you've probably watched a whole lot of the compelling talks by now. But when it comes to consuming all the insights TED has to offer, even the most dedicated enthusiasts can't hold a candle to Chris …

Public Speaking

Red Wine Spaghetti Is The New Way To Spaghetti

Drink a little, cook a little!<p>Servings: 4<p>4 cups water<p>1 bottle full bodied red wine (we used cabernet)<p>1 pound spaghetti<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced<p>1 teaspoon red pepper flakes<p>2 tablespoons butter<p>1 cup freshly grated parmesan<p>1/2 cup flatleaf Italian parsley<p>1. Measure 1/4 cup …

How to Make a Cocktail Inside a Ball of Ice to Impress Your Guests

It used to be that simply knowing how to make a decent cocktail was enough to impress your friends. But with the rise of mixology culture, whipping …

Food Preservation

The 25 Best Free iPhone Apps For Business

Make meetings actually useful. Brainstorm like a champ. Take the boredom out of busywork. And much more.<p>That little computer in your pocket has come a long way over the years, huh? Here are 25 incredibly useful apps that can help you run your business a whole lot smarter than ever before. And every …

Apps