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The Whisky Wars: Japan Versus Scotland

For the first time ever, Japan is challenging Scotland for whisky dominance, and consumers are the winners.<p>Japanese whisky was once considered a novelty crowded out by Scottish offerings, but this perspective changed radically two years ago after renowned spirits writer Jim Murray named Yamazaki’s …

The best thing to eat in every country around the world

In Argentina, you must try the grilled meats.Shutterstock<p>What is the single dish visitors should not miss when visiting a foreign country?<p>Quora users set out to answer that question in a thread on the question-and-answer-based website, singling out the most iconic thing to eat in their homelands. …

60 Fall Recipes We're Looking Forward to Making

All the fall recipes we're looking forward to cooking now that summer is (nearly) over.<p><b>Oh no ... it's actually happening.</b> The end of summer is fast approaching, and we're gearing up for shorter days, longer nights, cooler temperatures, colorful leaves, sweatshirts, and football. Not only is the …

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The Delicious Secret Behind Your Favorite Whiskey: The Best Spirits from MGP

Midwest Grain Products has long been one of the liquor industry's best kept secrets. This Indiana-based distillery sells its spirits to dozens of brands—many of which are highly regarded by the whiskey hipsterati and general public alike—who then bottle it and sell it as their own. The practice was …

Scotcheroos Are Even Better Than Rice Krispie Treats

<i>Regular Rice Krispies treats are good, but add peanut butter, butterscotch chips, and a chocolate topping and you'll have something even better.</i><p>The people who market breakfast cereal are smart people. They must have realized that confining your product to one meal a day wouldn't do the trick, so …

The Secret to Seamus Mullen's Super Smoky, Spanish-Style Eggplant

Seamus Mullen, chef at Tertulia in New York, lets you in on the secret to getting seriously delicious, Spanish-style smoky eggplant on your backyard grill.<p>Tertulia chef <b>Seamus Mullen</b> will be the first to tell you that the secret to Spanish cooking is technique. If you've got fresh ingredients, and a …

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Ready to Have Your Mind Blown? Meet Blender Lemonade

When life gives you lemons (come on, we had to)...you make blender lemonade. But here's the genius part: You need only one lemon, not 12, to mix your drink. Dump the whole fruit--including the rind--into a blender, and minutes later you're sipping pretty. Minimal cleanup required.<p>Wait, what? Here, …

25 Places to Get Away From It All

Where is the perfect place to find seclusion? From Florida to Malaysia, here are your picks for the world's most inspiring destinations.

22 Things You Can Make In Your Waffle Iron

Let's not beat around the brunch: Waffles are God's gift to carb lovers everywhere.<p>But did you know there are actually plenty of other foods you can make with your prized waffle iron? Here, 22 fresh ways to use what your aunt Patricia gave ya. (It was on your registry, after all.)<p><b>Cinnamon Rolls</b><p>Use …

15 (New! Exciting!) Ways to Season Grilled Chicken

Make your grilled chicken better by doctoring it up with one of these 15 seasoning ideas. From Japanese spice blends to fish sauce, your bird is about to get a whole lot better.<p>Grilled chicken doesn't <i>need</i> much more than salt, pepper, and a little char. But hey—when were we ever ones to settle for …

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The Dusit Thani Makes Krabi the 'It' Summer Destination in Thailand

The hottest new destination in Thailand is Krabi, and the new Dusit Thani hotel makes it a must-visit destination for the summer.<p>When it comes to …

8 Essential Apps for Traveling Abroad

Travelers used to carry along guidebooks about each place they were visiting when exploring the world, but now you can find all the information you need in the palm of your hand. There's an app for virtually everything these days and many of them are designed to make traveling easier. Here are …

Get a Little Bang for Your Baht: 10 Nearly Free Things to Do in Chiang Mai

College Tourist - Author: Sam Corio, Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California.<p>Studying abroad is an amazing experience but we all know it can be hard on your wallet. Living in Chiang Mai, we found many ways to keep busy and get to know the town without spending too much baht. So here's what I came …

It’s binge-watching season: Here are 45 TV series you should plan on seeing

Well-meaning lifestyle journalists already are inundating us with helpful suggestions for using the summer to shorten our lifespans and become less …

Beer, Biscuits, and Burgers: How to Eat and Drink Your Way Through Asheville, NC

For years, Asheville has been craft beer nirvana. Now, thanks to homegrown and new-to-town chefs, it’s the food that’s leading the way.<p>If good beer were all <b>Asheville, North Carolina</b>, had to offer—and with nearly two dozen breweries and the nickname Beer City, USA, it has a <i>lot</i> of good beer—we’d …

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How to Make Arroz Caldo: Filipino Chicken Soup for the Soul

About seven years ago, my wife asked me to make this recipe from <i>The Washington Post</i> for dinner, and with that, the backbone of our winter diet was sealed.<p>The recipe was for <i>arroz caldo</i>, a Filipino chicken congee that was nothing short of pure comfort to my wife. But while she'd grown up with it, I …

Your Beer and Cheese Pairing Cheat Sheet

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>"If I were to say, 'Fill in the blank: Cheese and ______', most people would say 'crackers' right away. Well, beer is made from the same ingredients as crackers (plus a few extras), so to me it just makes sense to put …

A new dawn at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

After a short walk up a mud path bordered by jungle, led only by the light of the moon and our guide Bunthan’s torch, <b>Angkor Wat</b> seemed to pop up, just like that. In fact, having been asleep only 15 minutes earlier, the first sight of the tiered temple against the dawn sky was somewhat surreal. It …

Cheese Expert's Picks: 10 Essential Cheeses to Know and Love

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>One of the questions I'm most frequently asked as a cheese person is, "What cheese do you have at home?" The honest answer is that it's rarely the newest, weirdest offering from some creamery no one's heard of. Most …