Isla Nublar, the island setting for the Jurassic Park franchise, has always seemed like an idyllic place. Lush rainforest. Scenic mountaintops. Blue water. Sandy beaches. It’s always seemed like the place for the perfect off-the-grid vacation, if it didn’t happen to be home to murderous dinosaurs. In the novels by Michael Crichton, the franchise’s source material, Isla Nublar was said to be located off Central America’s Pacific Coast somewhere near Costa Rica. But Steven Spielberg brought production to Hawaii to find the raw, untamed rainforest where he could set the science-fiction tale. Since then, every one of the Jurassic movies have been shot at least in part on the islands. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is no exception.
The degree to which Jaguar has gone to make its new all-electric, AWD super-crossover a winner comes down to details both tiny and massive. Here, all the ways that the carmaker’s legacy manifests itself in the new 2019 Jaguar I-Pace.
INDUCTION COOKTOPS—burners they rely on electromagnetic fields to efficiently heat up a steel or iron pan—have been around for years. But there’s a new twist: Through the use of smart tech like thermometers integrated into pans, ultraprecise temperature controls, and companion smartphone apps that walk you through a recipe, the appliances have gained new audience, from kitchen newbies to the cooking elite. And they can assist you with everything from nailing sunny-side up eggs (which is harder than it sounds) to crisping the skin of a nice fish fillet. Our tester, L.A.-based chef Jeff Mahin, had doubts about this high-tech gadgetry, but perfectly charred and cooked-to-temp rib eyes, among other dishes, made him a believer. “This almost puts me out of a job,” he says. “The tech will change how we cook and how we learn to cook. I’m eating my words.”
Kris Yenbamroong grew up in his family’s Thai restaurant—then he took it over, renamed it Night + Market, and turned it into an L.A. institution. Here’s how he brings that same heat and sweetness into his own kitchen.
We sat down with 23-year-old World Cup star Ronald Matarrita—who’s a defender for the Costa Rica national football team and also plays for New York City FC in Major League Soccer—ahead of the biggest event in footie.