John Pollara

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Is It Okay for Men to Drink Cider?

An investigation, in six bottles<p><b>I don't like hard cider.</b> And I suspect many men don't either. I love beer and wine and cocktails and the occasional shot, but hard cider makes no sense to someone like me: I would never drink apple juice or virgin cider, so why would I go for the alcoholic version? …

How to Make Homemade Pizza, Grandma Pie-Style

A chewy-crisp crust, endless topping ideas, and do-ahead ease. Pizza made in a sheet pan is the simplest, tastiest way to feed a crowd.<p><b>Those supremely thin, hearth-blistered pizzas</b> coming out of upscale pizzerias these days? We love ‘em, but trying to replicate the conditions of an 800-degree …

Best of the Hotline: How to Grill Salmon

<i>Some questions on the Hotline have staying power, and for good reason -- they cover the questions we ask ourselves time and time again. Join us as we revisit some of the most popular.</i><p><i>Today: When things get fishy on the grill, don't get green around the gills, just follow these tips.</i><p>The idea of …

Unique Grilling: Grilled Corn Salad with Tomatoes, Basil and Crispin Cider Vinaigrette

Corn is a simple, indisputable pleasure of summer. Here, it's the star of the show, simply grilled in the husk, shucked, cut off of the cob and mixed with juicy tomatoes, red onion and ribbons of fresh basil. It's all tossed in bracing, Dijon-spiked vinaigrette made from Crispin Cider.<p>Firing up the …

Celery Soup

4 Servings<p>"I love this creamy soup so much, I'd bathe in it." –Brad Leone, test kitchen manager<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 head celery, stalks chopped, leaves reserved<p>1 large waxy potato, chopped<p>1 medium onion, chopped<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter<p>Kosher salt<p>3 cups low-sodium chicken broth<p>¼ …

8 Ways to Upgrade Your Gin and Tonic

Here, eight ways to dress up and remake one of the world’s greatest drinks.<p>There’s nothing simpler than a classic gin and tonic. But the old-school …

The 55 Essential Movies Your Child Must See (Before Turning 13)

20th Century Fox[/caption]<p>There are people out there who have never seen <i>The Princess Bride</i>. They walk among us, holding down jobs, contributing to …

Breads You Can Mix By Hand (+ How to Make Ciabatta)

<i>We should all have a solid command of the ABCs of baking. Thankfully,</i><i>Food52's Test Kitchen Manager</i> <i>Erin McDowell -- alongside photographer Sarah Stone, who both blog at The Shutter Oven -- is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the most essential desserts and the simplest breads.</i><p><i>Today: Who</i> …

The Ever Fonky Lowdown

The world premiere of (The Ever Fonky Lowdown), commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln Center, is part of the special concert event entitled Wynton …

O'ahu's top surf spots

Haleiwa<p>An unruly, wild, wintertime break that picks up pretty much any north or west swell. A split-peak with a better right, it breaks from two feet to 12 and can either be a lot of fun or one of the scariest places you'll ever surf. The current out of the Haleiwa Harbor's relentless, so make sure …

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Rare Color Photos of the Beatles Going Up for Auction

A collection of unpublished early color photographs of the Beatles are going up for auction in the U.K., the BBC reports.<p>The photos were taken in …

Gwar Frontman’s Death Ruled Heroin Overdose

Gwar frontman Dave Brockie, who played the group’s “scumdog” character Oderus Urungus, died of an accidental heroin overdose, the Virginia State …

Della Mae On Mountain Stage

The bluegrass band Della Mae makes its first appearance on <i>Mountain Stage</i>, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College. Featuring fiddler Kimber Ludiker, singer-songwriter Celia Woodsmith, bassist Shelby Means, guitarist Courtney Hartman and mandolin player Jenni Lyn Gardner, Della …