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All the Light We Cannot See
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  • Drink Vodka Martini Learn More>

    3 oz. vodka
    1 tsp. French Vermouth
    Twist of Lemon

    Instructions:

    Shake the ingredients well with cracked ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a twist (or an olive). --from Esquire Magazine.

  • Eat Potato Crisps with Caviar Dip

    Baked, not fried. Crispy & decadent.

    Potato Crisps

    Good olive oil
    4 Baking potatoes
    Kosher salt
    Freshly ground pepper

    Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Spread each of 2 baking sheets with 1 tablespoon of oil and put them in the oven to preheat for 10 minutes.

    Slice poatoes on the narrow side lengthwise on a mandoline so they are thin and flexibe, about 1/16 inch thick. Place slices on the hot sheet pans, making sure they don't overlap at all. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

    Bake the chips for 10 minutes, rotate the pans in the oven, anbake for another 10 minutes. Flip each chip and then bake for another 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the chips to a paper towel to cool.

    Repeat with remaining slices.

    To store, cool completely and place in a plastic ziplock bag. They will stay crisp for several days. --From Barefoot Contessa: Parties!

  • Listen The Red Army Choir - The Russian Archives Learn More>

    Did you not know the Russian Armed forces had an official army choir?

  • Do Visit the Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive

    From the 1960s to the 1980s, Arkady Bronnikov visited correctional facilities all over the Soviet Union and photographed thousands of tattooed inmates to decode their body art – and helped solve many crimes by identifying criminals based on their ink. Here, you can learn what roses, snakes and cowboys really mean …"--The Guardian


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