Derek Costantino

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Daddy Eddie's Roast Pork (Pernil), Puerto Rican-Style Recipe

"Pernil is roasted pork shoulder, seasoned to the max. It is served with rice and beans, salad, or sweet plantains."<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup olive oil<p>3 …

Hoisin & Five Spice Broiled Chicken

It is finally getting warm and I am in the mood for some really easy and simple chicken recipe that can be done in under 30 minutes from start to …

White Bean Soup with Pesto Herb Dumplings

This is the sort of meal I've been craving since I arrived home from India. Hearty, substantial, and squarely in the comfort food realm. It's the …

Pesto

This Ridiculously Nice Vinyl Stand Is an Audiophile’s Dream

Symbol Audio, makers of some the most beautiful analog audio equipment, just announced a few new products. They’re all pretty stunning, as the …

Audiophile

The Simple-Enough DIY Kimchi That Made Me Ditch the Store-Bought Stuff

Before we begin, I’ll admit I am not Korean, despite being someone who has bucketloads of love for bubbling, lip-burning pots of <i>soondubu jjigae</i> and <i>samgye-tang</i> (ginseng chicken soup), crispy <i>pajeons</i> bursting with scallions and shrimp, or a spread of <i>banchan</i>. Most of all, I love funky, spicy, addictive …

I’ve Been Making Asian Nachos for Years—and Now Everybody Wants Them

We come across a lot of food trends—yes, like the currently hot Asian nachos. It’s our job to go through them and use years of cooking and eating …

Cooking

Instant Pot Chicken Paprikash

<b>Love comfort food? Try this Instant Pot Chicken Paprikash! Easy-to-pull-apart chicken thighs cooked in plenty of creamy sauce are ready in less than</b> …

Cooking

My Turn: Teddy Crimmins: Why younger people love vinyl records

The record player and the Polaroid camera, both antiquated technology, are making a comeback within my younger generation. These modernly useless …

Marantz TT15S1 Review: This Storied Turntable Isn’t Just a Majestic Machine, It’s Ravishingly Good

I’ve owned a Marantz JJ1200 turntable since high school — stole it from my then stepmom, or liberated it, you might say, from her basement rec room. …

The 10 essential tracks to listen to with new headphones

10 essential tracks to try when sampling a new pair of cans<p>As <i>The Verge</i>’s resident headphones obsessive, I hear a few questions quite often: what are the best Bluetooth headphones, where can I find those $1,000 cans for less than $100, and what music do you use for testing in your reviews? The first …

Five Best Cartridges to Boost Your Turntable's Performance

Unlike any other format in common use today (and that ‘common’ means a nod to you diehard cassette users), Vinyl relies on direct mechanical contact …

Audiophile

The 8 best vintage turntables and what to look out for when buying second hand

This app lets you record and listen to your vinyl on your phone

August 16, 2017 In News<p><b>But you’ll have to pay for each track again.</b><p>The Vinyl Recorder app records vinyl directly from a (USB compatible) turntable to …

Music Production

This Coconut Yogurt Mango Lassi Is a Dairy-Free Dream

After spending even just a few hours in sweltering heat, nothing makes me feel better than downing a cold drink. While there’s nothing really wrong …

Long Playing

My wife and I are record collectors. At the moment, we own 1,151 of them (I have an app on my phone cataloguing the collection), and that number has …

Palmer Audio 2.5 turntable & Audio Origami PU7 tonearm

| Jul 6, 2017 | First Published: Nov 1, 2014<p>Palmer Audio's 2.5 turntable, with its laminated plinth of Baltic birch and metallic features, looks …

Audiophile

The 8 best turntables and vinyl tech of 2017 so far

<b>This year’s analogue developments.</b><p>It’s already been a busy year for vinyl fans which means we thought that we’d give you a quick update on what’s …

Audiophile

Be patriotic: Buy American made audio

Like most manufactured goods you buy today, the majority of electronics are made outside the United States. But when it comes to home audio equipment -- headphones, speakers, amplifiers, turntables, phono cartridges, etc -- a lot of the very best gear is produced here in the good old USA.<p>So if …

Audiophile

The 7 Best Turntables for All Your Audiophile Needs

A while back we published a popular guide to selecting the best turntable for a beginner. In that guide, we discussed the differences between belt …

The Audiophiliac's best-sounding bookshelf speakers

This list of bookshelf speakers is brimming with budget, mid-fi, and high-end contenders, and each one was selected for its exceptional sound quality. The Bowers & Wilkins 705 S2's sound is low in distortion and high in clarity, so with top drawer audiophile music from Reference Recordings and MA …

Audiophile

How speakers went from statement furniture to unseen tech

Remember record player credenzas?<p>In today’s wireless age, most want their sound system to be out of sight and out of mind. “If interior designers had their way,” says Scott Orth, director of electroacoustics at Sound United, owner of the Polk Audio and Definitive Technology speaker brands “there …

The 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time

“As ignorable as it is interesting.” That’s the classic definition of ambient music, stated by Brian Eno in 1978 on the sleeve notes to his album <i>Ambient 1:</i> <i>Music for Airports</i>. And he should know, since he basically invented the genre three years earlier with his album <i>Discreet Music</i>. But while Eno’s …

Ambient Music

Top 30 Alternative Albums of the 1960s

In 1960, The Beatles were naff skiffle-beat teens; by 1970, they'd overseen a revolution. In a decade, rock'n'roll had exploded into a global …

Scott Walker

22 Cozy Slow-Cooker Casseroles That Make Life Easy

Slow-cooker season is in full swing, and these cozy casserole recipes are here to warm your soul. You'll be glad you won't have to bother with the …

The 15 best vinyl records for any collection

<i>Note: This is an updated version of a part of our vinyl guide, which was published in 2015.</i><p>Choosing a favorite record is like choosing a significant …

Gramophone Dreams #11

Which record player has achieved international acclaim as a musical instrument in its own right?<p>Which turntable is revered for its …

Audiophile

Sony has gone back to its roots and delivered a turntable uniquely suited to the hardcore music listener in 2016 — here’s what I thought

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>AmazonAfter losing its lead in music hardware to the iPod and smartphones, Sony has gone back to its roots and delivered a product …

"Where records go to die": Inside New York's infamous The Thing record store

<b>Record cemetery or digging paradise? Inkswel made a trip to cult thrift-cum-record store The Thing in Brooklyn to find out for himself.</b><p><b>Words:</b> Inkswel …

Album sales fall in every format except vinyl

<b>Vinyl sales rise hand in hand with streaming as all other formats falter.</b><p>Billboard reports that 2016 is the worst year for album sales since the …

The 3 things you need to create an amazing turntable setup for under $350

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>U-Turn Audio Unlikely as it may seem, the vinyl revival is a real thing; after falling out of favor in the late 80s, vinyl has become the …