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BA's Best Hash Browns

4 Servings<p>There are two kinds of hash browns: The chunky, floury, vaguely brown but not crisp kind, and the lacy, crunchy, shredded version here. Guess which one we prefer? This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter or 6 …

The New Rules of Grilling

Seven ways to improve your barbecue game, from one of America's best young butchers.<p>After a successful career as a bass guitarist in various indie rock bands, Bryan Mayer, age 41, decided to switch disciplines and eventually settled on butchering. He read a few books, hacked apart some animals and …

Blind Artist Relies on Touch and Texture to Create Stunningly Vivid Paintings

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely …

Digital Art

Blurred Lines: songwriters suffer as Tom, Dick and Harry demand their percentages

A leading artist manager says the Blurred Lines case exposes the music industry’s dirty secret – that the people who write songs increasingly have to share the credit with people who didn’t<p>As the dust settles on the Blurred Lines fiasco, it seems the person who’s come out of this the worst is Robin …

Does gum stay in your stomach for 7 years? 10 food myths busted

Carrots won't give you superpowers and, no, gum doesn't stay in your stomach for seven years<p>Carrots will give you superpowers, gum stays in your stomach for years, and sugar makes your children hyperactive little monsters. Chances are, you've heard these statements before and have absorbed them as …

Butter-Flavored Kit Kats Are Now a Thing

The good news: a new butter-flavored Kit Kat will be unveiled next month. The bad news (unless you happen to live in the vicinity): it will only be …

Dinners That Practically Cook Themselves

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

How Ireland is revolutionising the art of ageing beef

Maurice Kettyle has spent the last decade devoted to bringing Irish beef to the masses. Here, he shows Carolyn Hart where he works - and reveals the secret ingredient he uses to salt his beef<p>It is a soft day in Killadeas on the shores of <b>Lough Erne in Co Fermanagh</b>, where Stuart Gormley has a dairy …

The fine art of matching beer with bar snacks

What's best for washing down a packet of pork crackling, Twiglets, wasabi peas or pickled onion Monster Munch? Beer experts Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham explain<p>During this week's <b>London Beer Week</b>, a seven-day celebration of the capital’s craft brewing scene, there will inevitably be a lot of …

Cuddle Clones makes stuffed replicas of your real pets

If you've ever had a pet die, you've probably searched for ways to memorialize and remember him or her. A new service called Cuddle Clones takes pictures of your pet and uses the images to create a stuffed replica so you can hug your dog, cat, rabbit or other animal buddy long after it's gone.<p>The …

Classic dauphinoise potatoes

SERVES<p>6-8<p>INGREDIENTS<p>50g/2oz butter<br>• 350ml/12fl oz double cream<br>• 350ml/12fl oz whole milk<br>• 2 bay leaves<br>• 2 garlic cloves, peeled and flattened with a knife<br>• 1kg/2lb waxy potatoes, such as charlotte, peeled<br>• Nutmeg<p>METHOD<p>Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/Gas 3. Rub roughly 10g of butter around a 20cm/8in gratin or …

Recipes with potato, the king of comfort foods

With 4,000 varieties, there’s a perfect potato for every dish, from rural soups to elegant dauphinoise and spicy salads<p>Potatoes are wonderful. When people say “comfort food”, I think: “potatoes”. For me, there is simply nothing more comforting. They come in all shapes and sizes – in fact there are …

Britain's 15 top fish and chip shops

Watch Bill Gates Sip Water Made From Sewer Sludge [Updated]

The goal of the Gates Foundation is to improve the quality of life for people around the world. Over 2.5 billion people around the world do not have access to safe sanitation, which is why Bill Gates is working with a company that built a sewage treatment machine that can turn human waste into …

A Century Ago, When The Guns Fell Silent On Christmas

A century ago, young men in Europe were killing each other by the tens of thousands. World War I, which had erupted just a few months earlier, was raging. Yet on a frozen Christmas Eve, the guns briefly fell silent.<p>The Christmas Truce of 1914 has become the stuff of legend, portrayed in films, …

See Foo Fighters Lead Orchestra in Dramatic ‘I Am a River’ for ‘Fallon’

The Foo Fighters‘ latest stop on the <i>Sonic Highways</i> promotional tour brought them to <i>The Tonight Show</i> where they delivered a smashing, Herculean …

How Healthy Food Could Make You Fat

Have you ever eaten a healthy meal, maybe some brown rice and stir-fried veggies, and found yourself ready for another meal just a short while later? Or, more often couldn’t overcome a hankering for a satisfying dessert to top off (and undermine the healthiness of) that meal?<p>As it turns out, this …

Top 10 restaurants in Singapore

Singapore,Restaurants,Food and drink,Asia,Top 10s,Travel,Malaysian food and drink,Restaurants,Food & drink,Life and style<p>Singapore is famous for its street food but the fine dining scene is just as exciting, with a host of top chefs running creative new restaurants. <b>Aun Koh,</b> founder of the Singapore …

iPad: $1.50 per year

If you fully drain and charge your iPad every other day it will use about 12 kWh of electricity per year. Source: Electric Power Research Institute

10 Beer Cocktail Recipes That Do the Impossible: Make Beer Even Better

The only thing more awesome than an ice-cold beer? An ice-cold beer cocktail<p><b>The only thing more awesome than an ice-cold beer</b>? These 10 ice-cold beer cocktails, or beers with a little extra going on (hello there, michelada).

Why English rosbif is a cut above the French

France's most famous butcher, Yves-Marie Le Bourdonnec, has infuriated his peers by claiming British beef is the best in the world in a new documentary<p>It is a controversy one critic has likened to "Asterix siding with the Romans", putting under threat a pillar of Gallic culinary pride.<p>A …

Suntory time: Japanese whisky named world's best in sour dram for Scotland

Scottish drinkers could be forgiven for crying into their drams after a single malt from Japan was named the best whisky in the world for the first time.<p>Whisky expert Jim Murray awarded a record-equalling 97.5 marks out of 100 to Suntory’s Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013, hailing it as “near …