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Smart advice & tips about travel to New York, NY, United States Arts The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has reopened in a breathtaking six-storey building. For your $20 you'll see paintings, photographs, sculptures and installations from every acclaimed artist imaginable. You could check out what's on at the Guggenheim, although you may want to go there just to see Frank Lloyd Wright's wonderful swirling architecture. The Frick Collection is a small museum worth seeking out for its heritage as much as its contents. To get you thinking on your feet, Big Onion organizes thematic walking tours that tell you the history of this cosmopolitan city ( And... For a shoe shine, go to Dino's at 1806 Broadway, on the corner of Central Park, or for a gentleman's wet shave, try the Art of Shaving at 373 Madison Avenue (+1 212 986 2905). Shopping Barneys on Madison Avenue at 61st is a one-stop shop for fashionistas, and the jeans bar at its Co-op section is a must-visit. Viewpoint Something

Cookbooker: Rate and Review Your Cookbook Recipes Seven Online Meal & Menu Planning Tools Need help organizing your recipes and planning a menu? These seven sites and smartphone apps will help you get organized: 1. Evernote (free): The most popular recipe and menu organizing app we know of. Don't miss The Kitchn's review of Evernote and the ways we rely on it in the kitchen! Evernote even wrote a blog post on using the app for recipes and meal planning. 2. 3. I use the iPhone app 'Meal Board' for meal planning and grocery list. 4. 5. 6. 7. I am a big fan of PepperPlate. Are there any websites or apps you rely on to help you plan meals and menus? Related: Best Way to Organize Recipes from Many Sources? (Image: Michal Czerwonka/WSJ via The Kitchn) How to Take Great Portrait Photos @Samurai I-am-awry Is not on the list hallelujah!: I don't know where this comes from, but the Nikon DX lenses don't account for any crop factor other than producing a smaller image circle that makes them useless on a full-frame body. A 35mm DX lens looks the same on a DX body as a 35mm non-DX lens would on it. @cmdtacos: Hmmm interesting. @Samurai I-am-awry: There are two main reasons they exist. Part of me also thinks in some cases it's to get people to buy new lenses when they switch to a full-frame camera. With an FX lens or an older film lens, on a DX camera, some light is lost because it's not hitting the sensor, it's hitting the stuff around the sensor. Try this, if you have a 50mm lens, mount it and hold your DSLR up sideways to one eye and open the other eye. To achieve the same field of view on a DX camera, you'd use a 35mm lens. - The most memorable local eateries along the highways and back roads of America BootsnAll Travel Network :: Travel Community, Travel Stories, Cheap Tickets, Youth Hostels and all your travel needs Cookbooker, A 'LibraryThing' for Cookbooks, Launches As anyone who frequents recipe sites like AllRecipes, Epicurious or knows, user reviews are some of the most valuable content on the sites. They’ll tell you if a recipe is a flop, a star, better with more garlic, or really feeds eight people (and not 18). Amazon might be able to provide such information, but most of the cookbook reviews that appear on the retailer’s site are more focused on a the cookbook as a whole, not on individual recipes. Yes, the new Thomas Keller cookbook, Ad Hoc at Home, is beautiful—but how is its recipe for Brined Pork Tenderloin? Enter Cookbooker, which launched this fall. Web site developer and avid home cook Andrew Gray (left) started Cookbooker out of personal need; he owns more than 100 cookbooks and food magazines and would spend hours hunting through them for a recipe he knew he’d made before and enjoyed. Of course, like much of the Web, Cookbooker depends largely on the masses joining in.

Favorite Food Web Sites Deborah Krasner Kitchen designer Deborah Krasner likes to keep up with interesting food resources on the Web. Here's some of her favorite finds: A big, elegant site with hard-to-find food, equipment, cookbooks and recipes. A source for things like saba and pistachio oil; fair prices. Elegant, very Italian foods, including fresh buffalo mozzarella, botarga and Sardinian olive oils; organized by Italy's regions; click on the American flag to get prices and foodstuffs available in the U.S. Sweet and salty licorice, young and mature Gouda cheeses, Indonesian condiments like sambal ulek. Mediterranean and Arabic products like rose water, olive oils, grape leaves. Spanish foodstuffs like hams, honeys, olive oil. Turkish olive oil available only on the Internet, shipped direct from Turkey via the family's warehouse in Seattle. The biggest and most comprehensive site for ethnic ingredients of all kinds.

The Dude’s Guide Pt 4: Ordering and Buying Wine The Dude’s Guide Pt 4: Ordering and Buying Wine The scenario – You’ve just scored a date with a super hot friend of your co-worker. When you pick her up she is wearing a clingy red low-cut dress. The kind of dress that shows her curves and makes you hope it’s a little breezy. As the evening progresses, all the signs point to success. She laughs at all your jokes, she flings her hair back flirtatiously, and touches your shoulder periodically when she’s talking. The Dude’s Guide to Wine helps demystify and educate the average Joe about wine. In Part One we explained three reasons all guys should know a little about wine – Rated PG In Part Two we explored the basics of grapes and their general characteristics – Rated PG-13 In Part Three we talked about the experience of wine tasting (swirl, smell, sip, savor) – Rated R Why is there so much anxiety when ordering wine or buying from a store? Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Directions Tips for Navigating the Store

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