Make the Perfect Espresso at Home
Sep08

Make the Perfect Espresso at Home

When a lack of local cafes forces a coffee drinker to become his own barista. After a few sips of a perfectly prepared espresso, I knew I couldn’t keeping lying to myself. Since moving to an old farm in rural Virginia, I had convinced myself that the lack of a good local cup of coffee wasn’t a big deal. (Yes, there’s coffee about 45 minutes away, but that’s hardly local.) I have fields to walk and fences to mend, enough to fill my...

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It’s Official: Yoga Helps Depression
Mar14
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Favorite Streets in 12 European Cities – NYTimes.com

Photo credit: Alex Cretey-Systermans From the neon lights and sex shops of Boulevard de Clichy to the bucolic cobbled paths of Rue Georges Lardennois, Paris has a street for every mood and mission. You can enjoy a walkable feast amid the fine food shops of Rue de Bretagne, stagger between bars on Rue de Lappe and then rejuvenate with a run on the Promenade Plantée, a disused elevated railway line blooming with gardens. But if you are...

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How to Cook a Lobster
Aug29

How to Cook a Lobster

Get yourself to a shoreline and melt some butter — this is how to cook a lobster. It’s a tough time to be talking about lobster. They’re no longer just the reason to amble along Route 1 in Maine, and butter versus mayonnaise — while very important — is no longer the hot button issue. New studies show that lobsters may, in fact, feel pain — and that maybe we should think twice about cooking them the...

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Jacques Pépin and The Perfect Omelette
Jul27

Jacques Pépin and The Perfect Omelette

Originaly posted in Buzzfeed by Alison Roman This is Jacques Pépin.  Jacques Pépin is one of the most famous chefs in the world. He basically invented the job of TV chef, was BFFs with Julia Child, and has been cooking professionally longer than most of us have been alive. Not to mention he’s owned multiple restaurants, won a James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award, and is generally just a total badass. There is literally no one more...

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