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Why Sommeliers Matter More Than Wine Scores

The era of wine arrogance is over. It was slowly dismantled by a chorus from the ether. Unlike the recent past when an ex-attorney could anoint himself the palate of America, a new generation of wine professionals seized control by embracing the Old World discipline of the sommelier. Since they are …

Can this garlic nutrient keep brains healthy?

A nutrient in garlic may offer the brain cells protection against aging and disease, according to new research.<p>“Garlic is one of the most widely …

The Next Big Nail Art Trend Isn’t Even on Your Nails

When it comes to manicures, cuticles kind of tend to be the problem child. Even if the rest of your manicure is looking great, there’s always that one that’s acting up. And unless you treat it with caution, you’re in for a world of trouble. But now, it looks as though the long-neglected cuticle is …

11 Mexican Recipes to Spice Up Your Spring

Springtime means flowers blooming and picnics galore, right? Not always. Lingering snowstorms and April showers can be the toughest reality of …

Flavors

Why You Should Be Deep-Frying Your $50 Steak (We're Not Kidding)

Don't be afraid to cook that $50 porterhouse steak—this method is fool-proof.<p>We get it: Cooking a steak can be intimidating. Especially a $50 steak. But this technique, from H. Alexander Talbot and Aki Kamozawa, the genius folks behind cooking blog Ideas in Food, is fool-proof. Read on for 8 steps …

Look Inside Barbecue Hero Aaron Franklin's 'Low and Slow' Debut Cookbook

2015 is a year of firsts for smoker of meats <b>Aaron Franklin</b>: He just received his first James Beard Award nomination (for Best Chef Southwest), and his debut cookbook is about to hit America's bookshelves. Known for his rise to barbecue dominance at Austin destination <b>Franklin Barbecue</b>, Franklin had …

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Does low-alcohol wine taste better than stronger bottles?

New research shows that we react more positively to weaker wines<p>You might think that the stronger a wine, the more intense it tastes, but according to Spanish researchers, it's actually weaker wines that have the best flavour.<p>Neuroscientist Ram Frost and his colleagues from the Basque Centre of …

How to Make Delightful, Doughy Mexican Buñuelos Without a Recipe

You can (and should) make buñuelos at home—don't be afraid to fry.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don't worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, in effort for you to create your own spin. Today...buñuelos!</i><p>Growing up, New …

40 years and counting: the team behind Voyager’s space odyssey

On a chilly March morning, Steve Howard, aged 65, is at work in his office on the northern edge of Pasadena, California. Two computer screens are squeezed on to his corner desk along with family photos, a tissue box and tins of Altoids Curiously Strong Peppermints. The office is in a quiet business …

Space

Guide to Mastering Rice: Answers Revealed About Your Favorite Grain

Rice is a daily staple for nearly half of the world's 7 billion people according to the International Rice Research Institute. Most of it (say, about …

Gluten-Free

The Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)

GalleryThe Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)<p>More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>A grilled cheese is a grilled cheese, right? I mean, it's the first meal that most of us learn how to cook at home by ourselves. …

Seven Sushi Rules You're Probably Breaking

Whether in the form of a quick office lunch or a multi-course omakase, sushi is more popular than ever these days. But there's more to it than just fish and rice: It's an ancient art, and people new to the experience — as well as seasoned diners in need of a refresher — should keep a few guidelines …

22 Hot Sandwiches You Need to Make to Get Through Winter

For those days when all you want is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection.<p><b>Sometimes all you want on a frigid winter day</b> is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection. Beware: There's a lot of cheese ahead.

9 Ingredients to Spice Up Your Chili

Chili is the ultimate comfort food to keep us warm through the dark and cold winter months. Whether you already have a family recipe you usually whip …

15 Ultimate Cocktails for New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve is the best night of the year to create your own custom cocktail for a celebration. There are so many festive choices, and you can …

The cutting edge of a knife is totally invisible to the naked eye

That's a red blood cell on top of a knife's cutting edge. Now, we know we can't see a red blood cell with our naked eyes. It's too tiny. But we think …

Mathematicians Make a Major Discovery About Prime Numbers

In May 2013, the mathematician Yitang Zhang launched what has proven to be a banner year and a half for the study of prime numbers, those numbers …

How to Use Dried Chiles for Beef Chili

Learn how to belnd your own chili powder for a better beef chili.<p>Want to know the easiest way to make better beef chili? Dump the commercial chili …

11 Easy Holiday Starters to Impress Your Friends

Entertaining is not easy, and entertaining on a weeknight is even harder. Racing out of work to get to the grocery store and then hurry home to pick …

Olive Garden

Christmas Morning Casserole Everyone Will Love

Christmas Morning Casserole is perfect for long lazy mornings with family and friends. A super simple casserole made with refrigerated biscuits, eggs, cheese, and bacon.<p>Are you excited for the holidays? <i>I</i> am excited.<p>Christmas morning is obviously the peak of all the holiday excitement, and in our …

Breakfast

Toast the season with these five excellent ways to drink — and eat — eggnog

Move over pumpkin spice. There’s a new holiday flavor in town. Eggnog, once considered a drink of the European aristocracy (hey, who else could afford milk, eggs, spices and brandy before the 18th century?), is a sure sign the festive season has arrived. Celebrate with a glass of this classic …

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The Scotch Before Christmas: 12 Single Malts for Last-Minute Shoppers

'Twas the week before Christmas, the middle of Hanukkah<p>And last-minute shoppers had serious agita.<p>"What do I do? What the hell should I buy?<p>I still need a gift for my great uncle Sy!<p>Not to mention my cousin, the one in Mamaroneck<p>And the guy in my office who looks just like Shrek.<p>I'm totally screwed …

Hot deals ending soon: Extreme Micro Drone 2.0, iOS 8 & Swift Bootcamp, more [Deals]

Hot deals are introduced every day at Cult of Mac Deals.<p>As new ones arrive, older offers must leave. We’ve highlighted 5 such deals that are ending very soon and we wouldn’t want anyone to miss out. Read on to check them out.<p><b><br>The Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 with Aerial Camera</b><p>The Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 …

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