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The Best Way to Garnish a Bloody Mary

<i>Today: A tasting of Bloody Mary garnishes with</i> <i>Hugh Acheson left us satisfied, with a better understanding of how much to fuss over this unfussy beverage.</i><p>Bloody Marys are probably my favorite cocktail because they have all the components of my favorite foods: sodium (check), spicy in no less than …

Vacation Prep Packing Tips - What To Pack

ODIN: Portable Android Smart Projector by Dos Owls

Dos Owls just launched <b>ODIN Portable Android Smart Projector</b> crowd funding campaign, and they have met their goal in less than 30 days for $250,000 …

The Art of Mindful Photography

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I often find myself acting out a similar pattern: As soon as I see an especially poignant scene, I reach for my iPhone to capture it.<p>Photos can be a wonderful way of sharing meaningful experiences with others, but I worry that my attempts to document the moment make being …

Wooded Wonderland: Yakushima

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>In Japan’s epic anime film <i>Princess Mononoke</i>, legendary director Hayao Miyazaki shrouds the real-life island of <b>Yakushima</b> with surrealism, its misty granite mountains the backdrop for a conservation message.<p>Yet this wraithlike landform, which rises from the turbulent …

Beth’s Hong Kong

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p>Native Chicagoan <b>Beth Williams</b> caught the travel bug after spending half a year in Japan during college. After graduation, she missed Asia so much she just had to go back. A gig teaching English brought her to <b>Hong Kong</b>, where she’s lived for the past two years. Armed with …

Reader Recs: Romantic Destinations

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Planning a trip with that special someone? We asked our Facebook fans to share their favorite romantic destinations, and they came through in a big way.<p><b>Whether you’re looking for a tried-and-true classic or something more off the grid, our travel community has got you</b> …

Insider’s Guide to California’s Central Coast

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>U.S. Highway 101 stretches 300 miles between San Francisco and Santa Barbara, roughly tracing a footpath of 1760s Spanish explorers and connecting the 21 missions they founded. You’ll want at least three days to do the region justice.<p><b>Here’s some insider intel to help you</b> …

Tulsa: Tailor-Made for Music Lovers

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>An alternative streak fuels this oil town. A mural on downtown’s new <b>Woody Guthrie Center</b> shows the Oklahoman songwriter holding a guitar tagged “This machine kills fascists”—words he scrawled on his instrument in 1943 but not the ones his name usually conjures.<p>“‘This Land Is …

Box office: 'Hobbit,' 'Woods,' 'Unbroken' continue to sell tickets

The Christmas weekend box office continued strong Friday with "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," "Into the Woods" and "Unbroken" leading the way.<p>The three holiday movies are each on pace to gross at least $45 million over the four-day period, which would boost the year's final weekend by …

John McNeil, A Trumpeter Robbed Of His Breath, Blows Again

John McNeil may be the most important trumpet player you've never heard of.<p>Many aspiring musicians know him as an educator, through his many instructional books like <i>The Art of Jazz Trumpet.</i> But getting to know McNeil as a performer or recording artist hasn't always been easy: his records could be …

Stuffed Calamari

Heat 2 tbsp. oil in a 4-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Add dried oregano, garlic, and onions; cook until soft, about 6 minutes. Add tomato …

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The Best Instagrams of 2014

It’s been an exciting year for Food52 on Instagram. #F52Grams has officially been used over 200,000 times (and counting!), which means we’ve seen a lot of your beautiful and delicious photos every day.<p>Like last year, this list comes with a disclaimer: Do not keep reading if you do not have food …

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Spiced Wine

Bring ingredients to a boil, stirring occasionally, in a 4-qt. saucepan and remove from heat. Discard cloves.<p>Ladle wine into 4 glasses and garnish …

What to Do With All Those Holiday Roast Leftovers

The holiday roast was delicious—but now you've got tons of leftovers. Here's what to make with them all.<p><b>That giant holiday roast was delicious</b>, but now you're stuck with mounds of leftovers. From a meaty beef stock to a classic French dip sandwich, here's what to make with your roast leftovers.

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Our 34 Best Bubbly Cocktails Made With Champagne And Sparkling Wine

Keep the vibe happy with a little bubbly<p>For a festive night, nothing beats a glass of sparkling wine—except maybe a sparkling cocktail. These bubbly …

15 Classic Cocktail Recipes You Need to Know

In order to compile this list of need-to-know classic cocktails, I relied on advice from four of my more knowledgeable colleagues. (Perhaps that should have been a warning sign that I was not authorized to write this.) Here is a transript of part of the ensuing converation:<p><b>Sarah</b>: by "martinez" do …

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7 Hawaii Destinations The Obamas Should Escape To

Dear Obama family,<p>By now, we know you have your annual holiday vacation down to a science. After all, you've stayed in the same neighborhood for the past seven years -- and we don't blame you. Those digs in Kailua aren't too shabby.<p>But Mr. President, we think you should mix it up a little. That's …

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5 Predictions For The World In 2039

Looking to the year 2039, her book includes interviews with a dozen well-known futurists on everything from brain research to the future of cities …