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Jacques Pépin’s Reverse Manhattan Is a Brilliant Low-Alcohol Drink

Jacques Pépin's favorite holiday cocktail is the perfect low-alcohol drink.<p><i>After a night on the line, most chefs have a go-to drink, from cheap beer</i> …

Why You Should Make Jacques Pépin's Amazing 10-Second Tart Dough

F&W has published more recipes than we can count from Jacques Pépin over the years. This recipe for 10-second tart dough is one of our …

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America's Best Worst Cook<p>TASTE: An online magazine for today's home cook, reporting from the front lines of dinner.<p>What We Talk About When We Talk About American Food

NBA Trade Rumors: Updates on Potential Blockbuster Deals

If there are to be any blockbuster trades in the coming days, they will almost certainly involve the upcoming NBA draft on Thursday. This year's draft just feels like it could have a major deal or two before everything is said and done.<p>Teams like the Los Angeles Lakers or New York Knicks, for …

Restaurant Offers Manny Pacquiao Free Food for Life If He Beats Mayweather Jr.

Boxers Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are stepping into the ring May 2 in Las Vegas, but the fight appears to be less about glory and ego, and more about who will eat better once finished. Last week, Mayweather Jr. revealed that he wants his post-bout meal cooked by none other than shouty …

Savory Cucumber and Green Chartreuse Frozen Daiquiri Recipe

Cool cucumbers and herbal Green Chartreuse make for a savory, intriguing spin on the frozen daiquiri that's wonderfully refreshing. Batch it the night before and you're ready to start the party without a care the next day.<p><b>Note:</b> To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small …

12 Classic Cocktails Invented in New Orleans

Despite the popularity of Hand Grenades and sickly sweet Hurricanes on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras, New Orleans’ history of the cocktail can be traced back to its beginning, when drinks were built simply from spirits, sugar, water, and bitters. The city may not be the birthplace of the very …

The Art of the Meal

A grandson remembers Diego and Frida with a food-filled festival<p>The first time I met Diego López Rivera, grandson of the legendary Mexican painter …

Friday Cocktails: The Velvet Gentleman

Every so often I get together with old friends from culinary school for dinner out. We use the opportunity to catch up, try a new spot, and maybe …

A Timeline of the Negroni

A brief history of the world's trendiest cocktail<p><i>1860</i> Negroni's key ingredient, Campari, is invented.<p>The bitter liqueur, created by the owner of a …

Our 38 Best One-Bite Hors d'Oeuvres for Throwing the Ultimate Party

Keep your guests satisfied with these sophisticated appetizers<p>If you're throwing a cocktail party and want the perfect elegant snack, look no further …

New Orleans' Other Poison

… and the irresistible raspberry-vinegar syrup that puts it over the top<p>The Sazerac and the Ramos gin fizz may be better known, but the Roffignac, …

Nostalgia is an Ingredient

First impressions count. Let them guide you in the kitchen<p>Tap, tap. I begin to dice an onion. I have a tic in the kitchen. Tap, tap. Someone brought …

Watch How Crepes Are Made at Brittany's Charming Chez Hortense

Your Diet Doesn't Matter If You Don't Consider These 5 Things

I believe in building bridges and finding common ground rather than building walls between groups. This is true of the multitude of nutritional …

Flying Fried Shrimp Star In The Most Confusing Japanese Commercial We've Ever Seen

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's ... two women catapulting flying, flaming instant fried shrimp? Sure. We'll take it.<p>The video above is, according to Yahoo, actually a commercial for a Japanese phone company. No, the flying shrimp have nothing to do with the phone company that we can determine and …

9 Ridiculously Great Uses of Brisket

In some parts of Texas, putting anything other than salt and pepper on a brisket is considered blasphemy. But to the dismay of more traditional pitmasters (and Spinderella) there's a whole host of folks around the country (and Canada!) who're using brisket to nefariously awesome ends.<p>By: Dan Gentile<p>…

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So This Is How Julia Child Roasts a Turkey

When Julia Child makes turkey, she really, really, really goes all out. But if you try to replicate it, there might be tears<p>When was the last time you cried while attempting to cook a recipe?<p>If the answer is never, it's time to try <b>Julia Child</b>'s Stuffed Turkey with Farce Pitchounaise.<p>The year was …

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Why LA Baker Zoe Nathan's New Book Isn't Just Another Cookbook on the Pile

Zoe Nathan, owner and baker at Huckleberry Bakery in Santa Monica, Calif,. pulled a tray of something speckled and golden out of the oven, her eyes wide, her face crinkled into an expression something like what a mother might look like watching her five-year-old in the school ballet: Nerves. Joy. …

5 Fun Ways to Make Cocktails with Jam

These smart cocktails will be your new jam. (Sorry.)<p>It's almost Thanksgiving. You probably need a cocktail or three. For some bright new ideas, we …

An Interview With Food Revolutionary Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan is a food activist, journalist, and bestselling author whose books have revolutionized the way Americans think about food. What you may not realize is that Pollan is a man obsessed by live-fire cooking and he devotes the first section of his most recent book, Cooked, to the art and …

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4 Smart Ways to Recycle Food Scraps

NYC restaurants may be starting a composting revolution, but San Francisco chef Robin Song of Hog & Rocks is keeping his scraps and using them in …

Grading Golden State Warriors' Final 15-Man Roster

Having done their part, NBA general managers are now wiping their hands after a busy offseason. The Golden State Warriors, who established themselves as dark-horse title contenders last season, didn’t go through a massive roster overhaul, but they did address some weaknesses in their depth …

The Golden State Warriors Offense: Then (Meh) And Now (WOW)

The Chaos Theory Behind Anita Lo's Perfect Plating

A typical restaurant would serve a pork chop with little embellishment—there may be some braised greens underneath, but the star of the plate is the giant hunk of meat, brandishing dark grill marks and a protruding bone-cum-handle. It's a classic presentation that appeals to our primitive appetite …

Golden State Warriors Ready to Tear Through Powerful Western Conference

Thanks to equal parts smarter play, organic growth and surprising opportunity, the Golden State Warriors are engineering a paradigm shift out West.<p>If the Dubs' preseason performance is any indication, this is going to be a different team—and the conversation surrounding the squad won't sound like …

The weird Warriors are the perfect team for the modern NBA

Golden State is odd as ever, but what's different is that the strange now rules the league. The time is right for the Warriors to ascend to the very top.<p>Because of the style they play, the Golden State Warriors sometimes look like a fatally flawed team. The Warriors shoot as many three-pointers as …

Warriors Hope Steve Kerr Is the Final Ingredient in Creating an NBA Juggernaut

LOS ANGELES — An abundance of enticing young talent drew Steve Kerr back to California last spring.<p>There was 26-year-old Stephen Curry, the baby-faced point guard with the killer three-point shot.<p>There was Klay Thompson, the 24-year-old shooting guard with the smooth two-way game.<p>And then there was …