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Christmas—not so much for helping me prepare for the holidays with decorating and baking ideas, but in helping me get in the holiday spirit. Non-stop
holiday movies always help with that.”
“MyRecipes.com is a great place for help with holiday recipes. They have quick and easy recipes, healthy recipes, and how-to videos.”
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“As a New Yorker, to prepare for Christmas I watch Home Alone 2:
Lost in New York which usually airs around Thanksgiving, just in time to get the holidays rolling.”
NycGo.com to let me know what is going on in New York during the holiday season.”
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y favorite website for home living is MarthaStewart.com. This website has a list of free crafts, recipes, organizational tools, and anything you can think of! I love getting ideas from it and bringing them into my everyday routine.
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editors’ Picks: Our favorite sites, podcasts, and blogs
log on: JoyTheBaker.com, LaTartineGourmande.com, Bakerella.com,
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Fill up on these food blogs for seasonal ideas and inspiration.
This month, the delight! team stumbled across loads of scrumptious foodie blogs and now we’re sharing the best of the best with you! Ready your computer and your kitchen for these holiday-inspired recipes and twists on tradition.
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JoyTheBaker.com Guided by her taste buds and playful attitude in “showing [her] kitchen what’s what,” Joy’s self-taught baking skills make for one delicious blog. There are all kinds of recipes—from simple to frou-frou—that Joy takes on, detailing each in words and pictures. There’s also a healthy measure of Joy’s quirky personality and the occasional self-described “quick and dirty giveaway” that offers things usually non-food related but just as flavorful. The Joy the Baker Podcast is a nice complement to her blog, giving weekly glimpses into Joy’s kitchen with crazy stories and other origins of her food inspiration.
Bakerella.com Like delight! at Angie Dudley started blogFacebook.com/delightmag ging to capture her advenand enter for the chance tures in baking after taking to get a Cake Pops an introductory cake decobook and greeting cards rating class. Now she’s the from Bakerella! maven of Cake Pops treats, and her blog Bakerella has expanded to explore fun and easy baking. You’ll find recipes, desserts, decorating and even a few giveaways sprinkled in along the way. We know from experience that Dudley is extremely responsive to her site followers with answers to questions, tips and sharing other Bakerella magic.
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What we’re tasting: Joy says expected holiday dishes are fine, but serving up the same flavor profiles in unexpected ways is a gift. Check out her new takes on classics by typing in “Thanksgiving Explosion” on the homepage. We swooned over her recipe for Pumpkin Pie Pancakes.
LaTartineGourmande.com Clever and inspired, LaTartine Gourmande is the blog of Béa, a Boston-living French expatriate, who describes herself as “obsessed with cooking, eating, sampling new ingredients, styling and photographing food.” One look at the breathtaking imagery, globetrotting food adventures, and recipes that are generally upscale world cuisines show that Béa is true to her word. Find everything from appetizers to vegetarian delights, and a homepage link to “More Categories” where she shares secret ingredients like food styling, food and travel, and a personal reflection on “Life and Us.”
What we’re tasting: We adore Dudley’s Thanksgiving-inspired Turkey Cake Pops. Simply search “You’ll want to gobble these right up” from the Bakerella homepage to find a recipe for these cute and cakey treats.
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KissMySpatula.com Kiss My Spatula blends recipes, photography, travel, music and blogger Giao’s love of life for an all-around experience that encourages interaction with food, not just serving it. Peek into the “pantry” tab to find ways to create homemade staples, whet your appetite for travel and world tastes in the “wander” section, and feed your ears with Giao’s unique music selections paired like wine with different dishes (you’ll find it under the “listen” tab).
What we’re tasting: The height of the fall season is punctuated with favorite food memories. Search for “An Autumnal Day” for the ultimate seasonal recipe of Squash Soup and muffins.
What we’re tasting: Bring something different to the Thanksgiving table with a fresh-but-not-fussy side dish that showcases our favorite fall veggie—brussels sprouts—dressed up with pecans, walnuts, sunflower seeds and cranberries. Simply search “brussels sprouts” from the homepage.
‘Tis the season of giving! The December issue of delight! features shows and sites that give back in a big way. Get tips for how to support the arts in our Web Find on Kickstarter.com. Check out our guide to reality shows that do good in the TV Find. Plus, we’ll direct you to shopping sites that support small businesses and offer eco-friendly products.
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ginnifer goodwin is on a roll. In just minutes, she has swiftly yet succinctly expounded upon her lifelong penchant for fairy tales, the deeper significance of Snow White, a zeal to experience ziplining, why clothes are like costumes meant to express how you feel each day, and how her family has provided her with a rare emotional strength.
She finally comes up for air. “I am extremely high energy,” Goodwin admits with a giggle. “It’s annoying to some people. I don’t know where it comes from. I just don’t want to miss anything.” Hard to imagine that happening. Goodwin is a spitfire and she shows no signs of slowing down. And why should she? At the moment, there’s an avalanche of good in her life. For starters, the 33-year-old is one of the lead players (as Snow White/Mary Margaret) in ABC’s Once Upon a Time. The bold yet mysterious fairy tale yarn finds classic storybook characters cast out into the “real” world without any recollection of who they really are (oh, what a scornful queen can do). That’s alluring, but beyond the show (already generating buzz for being a latter day Lost with its “save the real world/ enchanted forest” storyline) Goodwin’s own personal story is worthy of inspection. >>>
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Ginnifer Goodwin stars as Snow White/Mary Margaret in ABC’s Once Upon a Time. At first glance, her life looks enchanting. “When I was little, I thought I was Alice in Wonderland,” Goodwin beams, noting that she wore “the dress and everything.” She’d often instruct her mother come in her room at varying intervals and say a certain line Goodwin had prepared for her. “She wouldn’t belittle it and say, ‘Oh, isn’t that cute, she thinks she’s Alice.’ She would come in and say the line and leave. And I would go on with whatever scene I had created with my dolls.” Goodwin was, in fact, always encouraged by what she proudly calls her “hippy-artsyfartsy family” in Memphis, Tennessee. “My father was in the music business and I did not realize that children [elsewhere] were not raised being woken up by blasting rock ’n’ roll music,” she reflects with amusement, “or having a mom that was not bothered by finding that their child (Goodwin’s sister) had taken the trash and papier machéd it in the middle of the bedroom. Instead of my sister getting in trouble, we threw a party to celebrate her artistic talents.” Goodwin laughs. “That was my house.” “There just was never a question that I wanted to be an actress,” she says. “I remember loving being in school plays and then local productions. My parents said that, ‘as long as you keep up your grades and as long as you don’t take a paycheck’—because I wasn’t allowed to do anything that would make me money because I think they felt that would change my relationship to it—I could always act. And my mother was encouraging, saying that acting wasn’t going to be a ‘backup’ job. She said, ‘You don’t need to have a backup. If you have a backup, you’ll back up.’” And so, with her family’s blessing, the young girl from Memphis ventured out into the world, shined in university productions and eventually received honors for her performance skills at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts. That was 10 years ago. In just a short amount of time, Goodwin has become something of an anomaly in the showbiz universe—a young actress praised for both her beauty and her talents. She’s one that has consistently received favorable reviews in television appearances from Law & Order to Ed, and dramatic movie roles in Mona Lisa Smile and Walk the Line. Of course, there’s Big Love, HBO’s awardwinning polygamy saga with Bill Paxton, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Chloë Sevigny, in which Goodwin played ingenue wife, Margene, to such believable ends. The exposure led to feature roles in heart-warmers like He’s Just Not That Into You and Something Borrowed. It also solidified her as a soughtafter actress with girl-next-door charm. But she’s quick to point out that it’s her love of good stories that influences much of her decision-making. “I was always on the high school summer reading list,” she reveals. “I loved anything by Jane Austen. I loved my Edith Wharton and Charles Dickens. I was so into that, into those characters. I realized recently that there isn’t any one genre I love. I just love exploring what makes other people tick. I had a really disgustingly healthy upbringing in a really loving supporting family so I just wanted to know what it was like for other people.” It’s downright fun to hear Goodwin confess all this with such fervor. She’s relentlessly focused, seems genuinely happy and perfectly upbeat. “I generally always know what I want,” she goes on. “I am not really fussy about that. I am really competent in asking for those things.” She pauses to reflect. “Growing up, my mother always used to say, ‘Never compromise yourself—you’re all you got.’” Insights worthy of a princess. So … what are the odds this fair maiden will live happily ever after? Pretty darn good.
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Larry Crowne This uplifting love story is written for maximum whimsy by Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and is directed/acted for maximum charm by Tom Hanks. No one could make a more feel-good movie in which unemployment, foreclosure, alcoholism and divorce make up the plot. Hanks stars as a well-liked eight-time employee of the month at a big box retailer. Because his lack of higher education (he was in the Navy for 20 years) limits his promotion opportunities, he is let go. Unable to find another job and determined to broaden his opportunities, he enrolls at a community college. Enter disillusioned teacher Mercedes Tainot (Julia Roberts), who despairs that she has no impact on her students’ lives and whose unhappy marriage has driven her to drink. Extra credit to the casting director who assembled Bryan Cranston as Mercedes’ husband, George Takei as a self-absorbed economics professor, Pam Grier as Mercedes’ sympathetic colleague, Cedric the Entertainer as Larry’s encouraging neighbor and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as a young classmate who gives Larry a makeover. This is not a movie that wants to set the world on fire, but its heart is in the right place and humanistic comedies are at a premium, so we are happy to grade this on a curve. Rated PG-13. Beginners Ewan McGregor stars in this offbeat drama as Oliver, a commitment-wary man who gets an unexpected life lesson from his 75-year-old father Hal (Christopher Plummer). Six months after the death of his wife of 45 years, he tells his son that he is gay. The film flashes between Oliver’s childhood and his relationship with his mother (who knew Hal was gay), the period in which Oliver and his father navigate Hal’s period of adjustment, and the time following Hal’s death, in which Oliver begins a tentative relationship with a free-spirited French actress (Mélanie Laurent) he meets at a costume party. Plummer, continuing his late career renaissance, gives a superb performance without artifice or sentimentality (the character is based on director Mike Mills’ own father). Perhaps the film’s breakout star is Cosmo, Hal’s dog whom Oliver takes in. His thoughts, amusing and heartfelt, are communicated in subtitles, but this conceit is used sparingly. Beginners embraces life and love with an uplifting optimism. Rated R. Water for Elephants Based on Sara Gruen’s bestseller, Water for Elephants is Titantic under the Big Top. Instead of the venerable Gloria Stuart, we have Hal Holbrook as an aged circus hand who tells the story of a Depression-era disaster still spoken of in hushed tones. Instead of Jack and Rose, we have aspiring vet Jacob (Robert Pattinson) and circus performer Marlena (Reese Witherspoon), star-crossed lovers who risk all to be together. Instead of Billy Zane, we have Christoph Waltz as August, Marlena’s circus owner husband. He is a charismatic man, but torn by desperation over his financial straits and jealousy over Marlena, who is driven into Jacob’s arms by August’s cruelty toward humans and beasts alike. Pattinson is enough of an attraction for his fans, but Water for Elephants is sure to resonate with baby boomers who grew up with Disney’s Toby Tyler. Is running away to join the circus still an irresistible childhood fantasy? Water for Elephants depicts a grittier and more brutal hard knocks life than Toby. But this ravishing melodrama, populated by colorful characters and anchored by its sincere love story, boasts a much more bittersweet and buoyant conclusion than Titanic. Step right up! Rated PG-13. Crazy, Stupid, Love This refreshing raunch-free romantic comedy is a downsized Love Actually with only four subplots. Two of them make the movie. Steve Carell, in lovelorn Dan in Real Life mode, stars as Cal, a man whose world is rocked by his wife’s (Julianne Moore) admission of an affair and request for a divorce. Ryan Gosling costars as Jacob, a lounge lizard who takes the self-pitying, vodka cranberry-drinking Cal under his wing, gives him an extreme makeover and teaches him how to be a player. But when Jacob falls for Hannah (Emma Stone), a lawyer who resists his well-rehearsed lines, it is Cal who becomes the mentor. That’s more than enough right there, but then things get a little crazy and a little stupid. Cal’s 13-year-old son is obsessed with his babysitter (Analeigh Tipton), who herself has a crush on Cal. Amidst a cast of seasoned scene stealers (including Marisa Tomei as a onenight stand and Kevin Bacon as “the other man”), Gosling coolly owns the screen. His scenes with Carell and Stone are the best in the film, unforced and naturally funny because they are true. Rated PG-13.
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Log oN: Etsy.com
Shop Hidden Treasures at Etsy.com
by V. S. Woschnick
Find original, handmade gifts for each person on your list this holiday season. oliday gift giving can sometimes be a challenge, especially when trying to find something for “the person who has everything.” If your shopping list has you stumped, don’t default to this season’s “it gift.” Log on to Esty.com and find perfect presents that are unique, personal and guaranteed to enchant even the most difficult-to-buy-for friends and family members. What is Etsy? It’s an online marketplace where anyone—particularly the craft-inclined—can post and sell their handiwork. Etsy isn’t limited to handmade items or artist-only merchants, but it has a definite bohemian appeal that has helped define the site as “a community of artists, creators, collectors, thinkers and doers.” And a community is exactly what Etsy has become—a global community, to be exact. In the larger sense, Etsy provides a place for people to connect, share and sell. There are typical touch points—like email and forums— but there are also spots for like-minded vendors to form “teams” to promote their wares, online labs, and event shout-outs. Buyers can access all of this plus weigh in on favorite sellers, get looped into friend circles, and literally have the world at their fingertips when seeking hard-to-find original gifts, handmade artisan treasures, and just about everything in-between. Wish you knew where you’re going to find personalized folk art, steampunk goggles, handcrafted lampwork bead earrings, or vintage cowboy boots for the “person who has everything” on your list? Etsy makes wishes come true. Etsy + FacEbook = Easy PErsonalizEd shoPPing!
Use the site’s “gift ideas” section to enable the Facebook feature. Etsy interacts with your Facebook to suggest gifts for your friends based on what they “like” on Facebook. don’t worry about your friends discovering you visited Etsy. they’ll never know unless you want to notify them through Etsy—it’s up to you to keep the buying secret! the process is painless:
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“Etsy.com is an awesome place to buy and sell stuff that you’ve made. It’s so personal, but also a legit site!”
-Wendy Dopkin New York, NY
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1. First, scroll down to the
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3. Click the link to the gift that catches your
eye and you’ll be connected to the seller’s Etsy shop. After reviewing the item description, seller location, and shipping policies, you can make a purchase through PayPal. Shopping complete!
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CatEGOrIEs: With 31 categories ranging from accessories to Woodworking (and a few catch-alls like “Geekery” and “Everything Else”), there’s a sure fit for everyone on your list. Just click into a category from the Etsy landing page, and search ‘til your heart is content. FaVOrItEs: Once you create an Etsy account (it’s fast and free), you can start marking your Favorites. It’s kind of like a wish list for purchases, or a little shout-out to the seller that you appreciate their wares. Just mouse over the picture and, when a small heart icon appears, click the pic. It’s added as a Favorite and appears on your profile as an image (if you choose to share your Favorites).
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CIrCLEs: round up your Etsy friends in Circles! this, like Favorites, is a tool for accountholders, and it’s pretty cool. If you find a seller you like, go to their shop, click the “Circles” link, then the “add to Circle” button. they’re automatically added to your circle, and they will appear on your Etsy profile in icon form (if you choose to share your Circles information). Plus, it’s a handy oneclick link to your preferred shops.
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Never Go Hungry Again
By Kelly Bryant Food Network’s Hungry Girl serves up healthy alternatives for all your foodie favorites.
“I like Hungry Girl because she does the hard work of thinking of new recipes that taste great and have less fat and calories.”
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If you’ve ever found yourself salivating while watching your favorite cooking show only to balk at the high fat content of the culinary creations, you’re not alone. But have no fear, Hungry Girl is here, ready to help you with simple ingredient swaps to make your favorite foods lighter and healthier! Lisa Lillien, a self-proclaimed “foodologist,” sets out to fill the stomachs and minds of viewers with her Cooking Channel and Food Network series Hungry Girl, an extension of the uber-successful daily email service of the same name boasting more than 1.1 million subscribers to date. Lillien, who founded the Hungry Girl website in 2004, says her passion for making filling meals on a caloric budget started back in college, but even she couldn’t have guessed her creativity in the kitchen would lead to this kind of popularity. “I’ve always been food obsessed,” she says. “One day I realized that there was so little information out there that I could relate to about food and making food choices. I felt there was a giant gaping hole in the food world that needed to be filled and I knew I was the person to do it. Hungry Girl was born. I’ve always been sort of a food ‘gossip’ and Hungry Girl was the perfect vehicle for me to satisfy my craving for spreading food info.” She proved to be an Internet hit and produced five best-selling cookbooks. It was time for the next logical step. “Everyone would say, ‘Well, where’s your TV show?’” remembers the good-for-you foodie. “So I started to explore opportunities. And when Scripps [home of Food Network and Cooking Channel] was interested in 2010, I had no choice but to try it out!” Each week, Lillien serves up several delectable and satisfying recipes, always at the ready with tips for cutting unnecessary calories while keeping, and even adding, flavor. To nourish the mind as well as the body, she also takes viewers on a field trip or two, whether to the grocery store or an eatery. One episode featured the host at her favorite pizzeria explaining how to order smart, another tackled tips for the local sandwich shop. All in an effort to help advise fellow hungry girls and guys on how to make healthy choices out in the real world, but never at the expense of a good time. “It’s important to have the fun, playfulness and silliness of the daily emails come through on TV, while conveying seriously helpful and important information,” she insists. Approachable, entertaining and truly scrumptious, you can dive into all of Lillien’s tips, tricks and recipes at Hungry-Girl.com. GuIlt-Free Must-Haves
Hungry Girl takes on the supermarket “aisle by aisle.” take a look at some of lisa’s favorite products:
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Fiber one original Bran Cereal “It’s perfect for faux frying, of course.” Tofu Shirataki Noodles “It’s the best pasta swap ever!”
Egg Substitute love protein and this “I is straight-up protein without the fat or cholesterol.”
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HUnGrY GIrL TAkeS On THe HOLIDAYS
‘Tis the season for indulging! Lisa helps you navigate the festivities one bite at a time.
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2. Thanksgiving Leftovers
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Surf rePorT: TV worth sharing
TuNe IN: TV Land, Fox, AMC, Showtime, Travel Channel
New People, Places & Plots Sweep Through November
By Greg Archer
Out with the old and in with the new! November TV serves up fresh faces (and food) that have never graced our screens before. So, in between fulfilling your Dancing with the Stars and X-Factor addictions, take note of these promising new offerings:
There seems to be a theme of one-gal/three guys this fall. Here, three divorced fellas—a Casanova (Donald Faison), a homebody (Wayne Knight) and sensitive soul (David Alan Basche) somehow wind up living together in an apartment across the hall from their divorce attorney (Kristen Johnston). She’s also their landlord. True, TV Land has had a stellar winning streak with its new original comedies—from Hot in Cleveland to Happily Divorced—but we pray it takes a cue from a few past pitfalls (mostly the need to play things over the top too often), and elevate this clever—possibly winning— concept to great heights. Better still, it best make good use of Johnston, one of TV’s most underrated comedic divas. Regardless, this one is definitely worth a look. Watch: Premieres Wednesday, November 30, 10:30/9:30 pm C, TV Land
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A girl living with three guys? It’s Three’s Company, nearly 40 years later, but in reverse with a plus one. The always-enchanting Zooey Deschanel ((500) Days of Summer) plays Jess Day, a late-twenties goof with a positive attitude, even after a sketchy breakup. Guess where she finds solace? Enter roommates Nick (Jake Johnson), Schmidt (Ugly Betty’s Max Greenfield) and Winston (Lamorne Morris). Nick’s the most grounded of the bunch—we suspect future romance here—while Schmidt is a modern-day Romeo and Winston a basketball player longing to relive his days as a high school athlete. Rounding out the group is Jess’ childhood friend and professional model Cece (Hannah Simone) who provides nononsense relationship advice. The cast shines, so here’s hoping the show’s writers pace themselves with effective story arcs and, more importantly, humorous scenarios viewers can appreciate. Watch: Tuesdays, 9/8 pm C, Fox
› New Girl
Well, here’s something different. A post-Civil War soiree that promises to shine the light on the struggles of rebuilding the nation after gruesome battles challenged our social mores and paved the way for a very different future for the country. And all set against a backdrop of the expanding railroad lines. OK, we’ll bite. Anson Mount (City by the Sea), Common (Date Night), Colm Meaney (Get Him to the Greek), Ben Esler (The Pacific) and Eddie Spears (Into the West) lead the acting pack and John Shiban (Breaking Bad, X-Files) is part of what looks like a brilliant writing team. Themes of greed and the immigrant experience factor into the mix but most of the tale revolves around Mount, who plays a confederate soldier with a deep hunger for revenge over his wife’s death during the war. Watch: Premieres Sunday, November 6, 10/9 pm C, AMC
Ten years after 9/11, psychological and emotional wounds continue to run deep. We discover that in full bloom in this wonderfully executed series that is both bold and brave in its execution—bold because it unravels an intriguing, often complex tale of counterterrorism; brave because it does not play down to its audience. At the helm is Claire Danes (Temple Grandin) who so believingly embodies the frustrations and weariness of her beleaguered covert CIA officer Carrie Mathison, which could become one of the more standout characters occupying the television universe this fall. “She sounds isolated; she’s lonely,” Danes says of the character. (An Emmy nod next year would not be surprising.) Bright spot: The show is the creative offspring of 24 producers Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, so expect plenty of plot twists and mental hopscotch. Mandy Patinkin also stars as Danes’ boss, but look for Damian Lewis to shine as a prisoner of war, presumed dead, but now returning home. No doubt he’s toting plenty of secrets. Watch: Sundays, 10/9 pm C, Showtime
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CelebriTy To waTCh:
The Layover, Travel Channel
Where do you go creatively after you’ve become a best-selling author and nabbed an Emmy of a popular travel series? You just keep going, apparently. That’s what Anthony Bourdain is doing with this new Travel Channel outing, which, at first glance, looks downright captivating if not informative and educational. The lowdown: Bourdain jetsets to a locale and only has 24-48 hours to explore that destination—everywhere from Singapore to Amsterdam and then some. “In every case, these are places where I either did go, or would visit even when the cameras are off,” Bourdain muses. “This is a reflection of what I’ve learned over time. It’s about telling a story that viewers can re-create themselves.” Inside reports reveal that the series will be robust and fast-paced. Sounds good to us. It’s all part of the curious evolution of Bourdain’s vibrant legacy. He’s a 28-year vet of the professional kitchen experience and when he published a memoir about life in the culinary lane back in 2000 (Kitchen Confidential), it sparked deeper interest about what happens behind the scenes. A Cook’s Tour followed, which somehow unleashed a smorgasbord of other noteworthy turns—more culinary books, an essay book and even a series of crime novels. Meanwhile, Bourdain’s other Travel Channel show, No Reservations, has hit a seventh-season milestone and the man’s plate is far from empty. He once quipped: “Context and memory play powerful roles in all the truly great meals in one’s life.” But the same can be said about all of Bourdain’s unforgettable adventures. Don’t be surprised if The Layover is picked up for a second season. In the meantime, buckle up. These should be memorable trips. Watch: Premieres Monday, November 21, 9/8 pm C
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Entertaining Made Easy
By Mike Dojc
Impress your guests with these apps.
The art of entertaining is equal parts cookery and conversation with a generous sprinkling of shared laughs. Wring out any pre-party logistical stresses and be sure to dazzle your guests at your next gathering by packing a few of these tricks up your sleeve.
WATch iT noW!
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Mixologist Drink recipes
Primary function: With nearly 8,000 recipes at your fingertips, this is the cocktail Rosetta Stone. Never again will you stare back blankly after a guest asks for a Martini Milano or any other concoction you have no idea how to make. Mixology makes drink recipes and preparation guides just a couple taps away. Now if it only could help out with your bottle-juggling bartending flare. delightful feature: Before going shopping for new booze, use the liquor cabinet option to find out what you can make with your existing inventory. This app is best for: Aspiring mixologists and gracious hosts aiming to stir up guests’ favorite libations.
scene it? Movies 2
Primary function: Test your movie recall using cute animations, still pictures, promotional posters, rolling credits, rub here to see the image, famous quotes, and choice clips from blockbuster flicks as clues. This mobile reboot of the popular DVD-based board game will be a surefire smash at your next shindig. delightful feature: In Party Play mode, players compete off of one device in a ten-question timed showdown. This app is best for: Pop culture savants, know it all film buffs, and seasoned couch potatoes. Cinesnoots with a taste for critically acclaimed film festival fare should look elsewhere as Scene It? tends to stick to its knitting—box office hits. Compatible with: iPhone and iPad Get it: $1.99 in the iTunes App Store
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Compatible with: iPhone, iPad and Android devices Get it: $0.99 in the iTunes App Store and Android Market
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Editor’s Note: Specialty editions of Scene It? include Harry Potter, 30 Rock and Twilight versions (for $1.99 each) .
Primary function: No nonsense step-by-step instructions to Cook’s Illustrated magazine’s most delicious recipes. What sets CI apart from the myriad of meal prep apps available are the video overviews that complement each recipe. The visual cues to pivotal cooking steps are especially helpful for amateur chefs who are unfamiliar with culinary verbiage. delightful feature: Every stage of a recipe is equipped with a timer so your phone will let you know if your beans ought to be done sautéing. This app is best for: Home cooks striving to improve their favorite dish’s flavor profile. Compatible with: iPhone and iPad Get it: Free in the iTunes App Store
WoulD You choose
Primary function: An icebreaker game designed to melt away awkwardness and bring groups closer together. In this zany question game players are presented with two often unpleasant options and have to pick one. There are five category sandboxes to play in: disgusting, hilarious, thoughtful, bizarre, and random, each filled mostly with conundrums that involve choosing the lesser of two evils. With head scratchers like “Go a month without showering or go two months without brushing your teeth,” and “dress like Bjork everyday or dress like Lady Gaga everyday,” push guests out of their shells. delightful feature: After each question players can view live results to see if their choice was in line with popular perception. You can also submit your own questions to be included in the game. Compatible with: iPhone, iPod touch and Android Get it: $1.99 in the iTunes App Store or Android Market
Editor’s Note: While the complimentary recipes in the app will keep you busy for a good while, an online membership is required to access the full breadth of the Cook’s Illustrated library.
Ratings based on customer reviews using a five-star rating scale at the iTunes App Store and the Android Market. Ratings and prices are in reference to the current version of the app and are subject to change.
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