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Chicories are the crunchy colorful greens with a subtle bitter edge that get us through the winter season. Looking more like flower petals than your average salad greens—they ca...

Jun 6, 2019

Raw yellow and purple chicories with parsley on wood

Green vegetables are not only delicious but integral to a well-balanced lifestyle. For those that have a hard time getting their dose of daily greens, try keeping a bag of clean...

Jun 6, 2019

Various cooking greens on gray slate background

If you love the crispy bits in fried rice, Persian tahdig is for you.

Jun 6, 2019

Tahdig Persian rice with berry topping on decorated plate

Conflict is a fundamental element in storytelling, propelling the narrative forward and creating tension and drama. When characters face a religious conflict in literature, it i...

Jun 6, 2019

Blank notebook with pen and coffee with muffin

Tempranillo is the main grape of the famous, lush, American-oak aged reds of Rioja, Spain. Spanish wines have long been among the best values in the world, and tempranillo-based...

Jun 6, 2019

Red wine in glass with gray background

If you like your red wines so densely tannic you can practically chew on them, try wines made from petit verdot. This French grape delivers powerful structure along with new oak...

Jun 6, 2019

Red wine being poured into glass with bokeh background

The violin is not a naturally comfortable instrument to play, but there are some ways to make it as comfortable as possible. Your individual combination of chin rest and shoulde...

Jun 6, 2019

Wood violin upclose on black background

“Gentle cooking is the ticket for pan-roasting.” Pan-roasting, like sautéeing, is a stovetop cooking technique that involves lower temperatures and longer cooking times. Here, C...

Jun 6, 2019

Chef Thomas Keller's duck on beige plate on marble

Diction refers to the linguistic choices a writer makes to effectively convey an idea, a point of view, or tell a story. In literature, the words used by an author can help esta...

Jun 6, 2019

Black notebook with string and black pencil