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The Pair: How To Taste Wine

Five basic wine terms and four wines to help you understand them<p><i>Tasting wine is always fun, but often intimidating. To help demystify the process,</i> …

Flavors

Parker's BBQ Fried Chicken

Heat 2″ oil in a 6-qt. saucepan over medium until a deep-fry thermometer reads 350°. Place flour in a large bowl, season with salt and pepper, and …

Pimento Cheese Sandwich with Homemade Pickles

6 oz. grated sharp cheddar cheese<p>6 tbsp. garlic aïoli<p>2 tsp. sriracha<p>1 tsp. apple cider vinegar<p>3⁄4 tsp. paprika<p>3⁄4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce<p>2 …

Recipes

Spring Produce Guide: Leeks

Even Your Pickiest Friends Will Love This Easy Dessert

It involves about 5 minutes of prep—and it's impossible to dislike.<p>There's approximately zero chance that I'll measure out flour and baking soda, turn on my oven, and bake. It's just not my thing. But when my coworkers started buzzing about the <i>Great British Baking Show</i> and judge Mary Berry's …

The 9 Commandments of Bar Snack Consumption

Our deputy editor Andrew Knowlton knows the ins and outs of snacking at the bar.<p>The bar snacks you know and love are gone, wiped clean off the face of the earth (alright, not really). However, a new breed of bar snacks is here to reign. From salty seaweed sprinkled celery to chicharrones nachos, …

You’ve Had Almond Milk, Now It’s Time for Almond Mayo

Wait, wait, wait. You can make mayo out of nuts?<p>To laypeople, nuts mean trail mix for a midday slump or peanut butter on toast. When chefs look at nuts, they see wonder ingredients that can be turned into misos, mustards, and more. At L’Oca d’Oro in Austin, they’re putting pistachio butter on …

Chicken Adobo Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Assistant food editor Amelia Rampe explains why Filipino chicken adobo is the greatest recipe of all time and how to make it.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

Roasted Ginger Is the Flavor Hit We Never Saw Coming

We never thought to roast ginger. Now that we have, there's no turning back.<p>When it comes to ginger, we usually do one of two things: peel and purée it or peel and chop it. That's about it. The flavor can get a bit overpowering if it's not chopped small enough, and we definitely don't want that …

The Tastiest Roast Chicken You Can Make Owes Its Flavor to… Mold?

It adds umami, lends sweetness, and makes meat more tender. Meet the ingredient of the future: koji<p>At some of the most inventive restaurants in the country, there’s mold in the food. (Stay with us here.) And it’s making everything it touches taste distinctly, shockingly delicious. We’re talking …

This Pita Trick Must Have Been Invented by Wizards, Because It Is Magical

This easy method will put an end to soggy ripped pitas forever.<p>Pita sandwiches are great. Pita sandwiches are also terrible. Terrible in the, "Damn, the entire contents of my sandwich just fell out of this hole in my pita, and now there's a work of falafel modern art on my new white shirt," kind of …

49 Modern Thanksgiving Recipes to Cure You of Any Holiday Fatigue

Try new takes on Thanksgiving favorites, like stuffing-crusted turkey cutlets and cheesy stuffing.<p>From pastrami and bacon-wrapped turkeys to malted walnut pies and BLT oyster stuffings, these tweaks on traditional recipes will keep the vibe fresh and exciting at your holiday table, year after year.

German Apple-Almond Cake

6K<p>3K<p>German baking, I don’t think, gets its due. It’s partially because the names of the pastries and baked goods don’t exactly roll right off most of …

Dessert

56 Pork Dinner Recipes That Are Surprisingly Easy

Our favorite recipes—from caramelized chops and slow-braised pork shoulder to spicy enchiladas—are guaranteed to put pork in your weeknight dinner rotation.<p><b>If chicken and beef are your stand-by meats, you've been missing out;</b> the other white meat is just as flavorful and easy to transform into …

Cooking

10 Dishes You Loved in September

These were the dishes BA readers loved the most in September.<p>From fried chicken to apple butter to our best eggplant parm, these were the recipes you guys loved the most in September.

Afternoon Tea

Candied Bacon Quinoa Sushi, And Other Very Real Things The Vnyl Is Serving

The new ‘70s-inspired clubstaurant <b>The Vnyl</b> has a lot of splashy elements — "table-side mixology," music curated by <i>Entourage</i> star Adrian Grenier, a literal rope swing — and its menu is no different. Created by frequent TV chef <b>Jordan Andino</b>, it’s trend heavy and involves a series of unusual mash-ups. …

11 vegetarian slow cooker recipes that prove the Crock-Pot is for way more than meat

When did slow cooking become so cool? The once-dowdy homemaker's accessory has recently seen a resurgence on social media as the coolest thing to …

The Year’s Trendiest Flavors Pair Surprisingly Well with Tea

Being playful in the kitchen has its perks. Whether it’s trying an alternative cooking method or experimenting with an ingredient from a foreign cuisine, having some fun with your food helps you grow as a cook. One of the most rewarding results of some culinary playtime? Finding the perfect …

It's Time to Embrace the Non-Dairy Milk Movement

Cookbook author Dina Cheney on why (and how) everyone should be drinking non-dairy milks—plus, a recipe for soy matcha milk.<p>Dina Cheney has just …

7 Excuses to Sprinkle Chives All Over Your Brunch

Chives make everything so much better.<p>Mashed potatoes in the batter give these waffles a soft, chewy texture. For a delicious brunch, top them with …

How to Throw a Barbecue Like Eli and Max Sussman

During a chef residency in the Hamptons, Eli and Max Sussman host a barbecue that's as fun as a summer-camp cookout.<p>It was a perfect July afternoon, …

Where to Eat and Drink in Okinawa, Japan

An insider's guide to the island of Okinawa.<p><i>Elliot Faber is the Beverage Director at Yardbird, Ronin, and Sunday’s Grocery in Hong Kong. He's a</i> …

The One Pie-Making Step You Should Never Skip

If you don't already blind-bake your pie crusts, this is why you should start.<p>The road to pie perfection is paved in pitfalls, and I’ve fallen in a lot of them throughout my baking career. When it comes to a single-crust pie, it's important to first weight the naked crust with pie weights, rice, or …

3-Ingredient Wedding Cocktails That Cost Way Less Than an Open Bar

Easy cocktail recipes for your wedding festivities that will get the party started without the open bar bill (and without getting certain family members too wasted).<p>Are those wedding bells ringing? All I hear is a call to the open bar.<p>If you've been to approximately 4,007 weddings in the past three …

This $150 Platinum Tequila Doughnut Fights Cancer

Bjorn Delacruz is sparkling. He’s covered in a dusting of edible silver leaf, which catches the light as he talks excitedly about his latest creation — a $150 silver and Patrón Platinum rose margarita doughnut.<p>Delacruz, who co-owns the Manila Social Club restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with …

Top Things to Do in the Bourbon Capital of the World

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Seven Things You Should Know About Premium Tequila

The tequila category has come a long way from the days when the “golden” color was achieved with artificial means and adding margarita mix was the only way to tolerate the taste. Cheap tequila is still around but there are some very good reasons (read: nasty hangover) why you should consider …

3-Ingredient Patio Cocktails - Chowhound

At Prizefighter—a bar in Emeryville, California, just over the bridge from San Francisco—the drinks are refreshingly simple. Owners Dylan O’Brien …

San Francisco

5 Smoky Cocktails for a Cinco de Mayo Party

Skip the fruity margaritas.<p>Smoky guacamole and chipotle-spiked fajitas aren't the only ways to add heat to a Cinco de Mayo fiesta. Here are six smoky …