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Winning Rosé Champagnes To Woo Your Valentine

Actually, ten best rosé Champagnes <i>and</i> sparkling wines because if it ain’t from Champagne, that region in eastern France, it ain’t Champagne.<p>Now, remember, Nick’s three infallible rules for fizz:<p>1/ The best Champagne is brilliant, far surpassing any other sparkling wine. But, and this is a big but, …

Wine

Try Your Bagel With This on Top

<i>By Sarah-Jane Bedwell</i>, SELF<p><i>photo: Romulo A. Yanes</i><p>Whether you enjoy bagels warm and toasted with a smear of cream cheese or like to swap them in for regular bread in sandwiches, bagels are a classic carb-lover's favorite food. However, all those carbs can add up in the calorie department, …

3 free apps to help you pick the perfect wine

To complete your romantic Valentine's Day dinner, you need to find the perfect wine. These three free apps can help.<p>I know nothing about wine other than reds give me an unfairly severe hangover if I drink more than two glasses of it. Thus, I tend to shy away from wine except for holiday dinners and …

Wine

Alfajores Are The Best Cookie You've Never Heard Of

It's no secret that we here at HuffPost Taste have a bit of a sweet tooth. We relentlessly put together one dessert round-up after another (ahem, like this collection of 100 chocolate recipes or this one of the best flourless cakes). We discover bakeries we love, and then obsess about them …

The Recipes You Need To Cook This Weekend

Last weekend was all about the Super Bowl and next weekend will be all about Valentine's Day and President's Day. It's winter-holidays-that-we-could-do-without season, and we're happy we've got a break from all of the holidays we just wish were Christmas. It's an in between weekend, which is to …

Valentine's Day 2015: 10 best champagne and sparkling wine

Forget music, the food of love comes in 75cl bottles. A chilled glass of champagne on Valentine’s day is just the thing to get you in the mood.<p>{1}</b> …

These Booze-Washed Cheeses Will Change Your Life

In the world of cheese, there are a handful of distinct varieties: fresh cheeses, like Boursin; aged cheeses, like Parmigiano-Reggiano; bloomy-rind cheeses like Brie; and finally, the washed-rind cheeses. These complex beauties are usually stinky, creamy, luscious, a little bit funky... in other …

The 21 Best Bacon Dishes in America

<i>By: Adam Lapetina</i><p>If there's one thing that America proves time and time again, it's that there will always be a market for the wacky antics of cartoon sponges. But if it proves two things, the other one is that bacon is the best, most versatile food ever. We've got more of it here than most …

The Guide to the Good Life: Restaurants Hotels Lifestyle Reviews

Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Hospitality

Eggs Baked with Smoked Salmon (Oeufs en Cocotte au Saumon Fumé )

1 1⁄2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted<p>6 oz. thinly sliced smoked salmon<p>3⁄4 cup heavy cream<p>4 eggs<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground white pepper, to taste<p>2 …

Eggs

5 Madly Delicious Ways to Make Meatballs

<b>1. Swedish Meatballs</b><p>Delicate, bite-sized and covered in a light cream gravy -- what's not to love about Swedish meatballs? Spear them with toothpicks for a party or spoon them over lightly buttered egg noodles for dinner. Either way, make extra -- they disappear quickly! <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Chicken</b> …

6 Iconic Roast Chicken Recipes

For chef Michael Symon, nothing tops the wood oven-roasted chicken at Jonathan Waxman’s Barbuto and the legendary roast chicken with bread salad at …

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS | The Okanagan's "Culmina Family Estate Winery" Is Now Hiring

GOODS from Culmina Family Estate Winery<p><b>Oliver, BC</b> | Culmina Family Estate Winery is a new, family-run winery estate located on the Golden Mile Bench. …

Wine & Spirits

How to Make the Grain Bowl of Your Lunchtime Dreams

Still searching for the tricks needed to get your grain bowl to taste as great as the one at your favorite little luncheonette? Search no more.<p>These days, it seems like <b>Instagram-ready grain bowls</b> are popping up everywhere at spots like Egg Shop in NYC and Baker Miller in Chicago. Still searching …

Healthy Eating

17 Sauces for Chicken Wings

Whether you go the classic buttery hot-sauce route or the sticky fruit-glazed or Asian-sauced route, hot wings are the ultimate messy finger food. …

Cooking

How to Start a Wine Collection

<i>Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images</i><p>When it comes to wine collecting, Master Sommelier Gilles de Chambure knows a thing or two. De Chambure has six wine cellars, spread across three continents, perfect for a man who frequently travels and entertains guests around the world.<p>But for …

Napa Valley

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11 Reasons Sonoma Is The California Gem You Need To Visit

Let's be honest: When we travel, we're usually in it for the food... and drink. And there's nowhere we'd rather celebrate both (plus some stellar nature!) than in Sonoma County, California's pocket of wine-filled bliss on the northern coast.<p>We know what you're thinking: <i>Isn't Napa the king of wine</i> …

10 Healthy Snacks To Eat At Your Desk

Use Wine Country Navigator to Plan Your Next Day Trip

Planning your next wine tasting trip to Napa? <b>Wine Country Navigator—</b>a new online service that provides digital guided tours of local wineries—is the …

These 8 Recipes Were Inspired By the Strong Women in Jacques Pépin’s Life

In this week’s Chefs in Conversation video, the extraordinary Jacques Pépin talks about the amazing female chefs who raised him. Here, eight of his …

Flute Glasses for Champagne Lose Some Fizz

Saucer-Shaped Coupe Replace Flutes for Serving Bubbly<p>A few weeks ago a friend served me Champagne in a coupe—the saucer-shaped glass that was favored for centuries but rarely seen now, save perhaps at certain types of wedding halls. The coupe was replaced by the more sophisticated and …

Sparkling Wine

The Best Pizza Styles, Ranked

One of the most difficult things we've ever had to do is look at pizza with a critical eye. Pizza is <i>pizza</i>, after all. Whether it has just come fresh out of the oven or has been reheated after a couple of days, pizza is always wholly satisfying. It is the food equivalent of a bear hug -- it feels …

New Jersey

Start the New Year Off Right: 7 Healthy, Fast Weeknight Dinners

<b>1. Blackened Tilapia</b><p>This is one of my favorite fish recipes, and it's super quick and easy. Mild tilapia fillets are dusted with a bold Cajun spice rub, then sautéed in olive oil until crisp and flavorful on the exterior and tender and flaky within. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. White Chicken Chili</b><p>Made with …

49 Detox Recipes (That Actually Contain Food)

The word <i>detox</i> tends to bring to mind scary-intense juice cleanses or a gluten-dairy-meat-grain-sugar-caffeine-free diet that will make you run away …

Healthy Eating

10 Most Popular Recipes of 2014

It seemed like 2014 was all about Cronuts and other crazy hybrid foods. But when you look at the recipes people searched for the most, it was …

7 Sparkling Wines for Any Budget

Seven sparkling wines for any budget, selected by Laura Maniac of Corkbuzz.<p><i>Seven sparkling wines for any budget, by wine-expert Laura Maniec of</i> …

9 Great, Surprising Uses for Leftover Champagne

Don't even think about pouring leftover champagne or sparkling wine down the drain. A second life awaits while it still has some fizz -- or even …