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The Best Barbecue Beans Recipe

The time investment of using dried beans pays in this recipe, which produces some of the best barbecue beans you'll ever have—a slowly reduced sauce packs a deep and complex barbecue flavor while tender and creamy beans round it out.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Contrary to popular belief, soaking the …

31 Grilling Tips from Grill Master, Steven Raichlen

With tips and techniques from grill master Steven Raichlen, you can delight a few friends or a crowd with perfect versions of healthy chicken, fish, …

BBQ

Whiskey Critic Tries Fireball

LinkA drink connoisseur from Whiskey.com evaluates Fireball cinnamon whiskey with the same critical eye he’d turn towards any fine spirit. His flavor …

Bourbon Whiskey

I tried out the perfect subscription box for anyone who loves craft cocktails

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>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>CrateJoy I enjoy sipping on craft cocktails. It's fun to see bartenders treat each drink like a piece of art, taste something more …

Cocktails

The Serious Eats Thermapen Sale Is Back! Get Yours Now for 20% Off

Thanksgiving is coming up sooner than you think, which means that, once again, we're hosting an exclusive sale on the Thermapen, our favorite kitchen thermometer, from Monday, October 24, at 12:01 a.m. to Tuesday, October 25, at 11:59 p.m. (all Eastern time). During those two days, you can get …

Cooking

These Coffee-Infused Cocktails Are the Hair of the Dog You've Been Looking For

Standard remedies for a hangover are generally limited to greasy food, a strong cup of coffee, or more booze. Order those mozzarella sticks from bed, …

The Quest for the—Genius, Elusive—World’s Best Pesto Recipe

The recipe you see here is the 2008 winner of the World’s Best Pesto—sort of.<p>It's since become the subject of internet legend. Perhaps you’ve already heard the tales of a young chef Danny Bowien—before every incarnation of Mission Chinese Food, every Jimmy Fallon appearance—beating out 100 other …

The Garlicky Dip to Rev Up Your Week's Meals

Bagna Cauda is an Italian dip made of warm anchovies and garlic that's typically found alongside vegetables and bread. But it's also robust enough to liven up a week of dinners.<p><b>Here's how to turn this one recipe into a week of meals:</b><p><b>Set yourself up for the week by making the following over the</b> …

Please Don't Do This to Your Pesto

While researching the least-obtrusive substitute for pine nuts in pesto (I know you <i>can</i> add walnuts, almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, pepitas—but I wanted something that would be quiet about its presence), I came across a Serious Eats discussion on the very question.<p>The forum has no shortage of …

The Food Lab's Grilled Chicken World Tour: 5 Recipes to Rock Your Backyard Bird

It's easy to see why chicken gets a bad rap in the grilling world. Most of the time it's dry, bland, or stringy with burnt skin. But when I visit my mom or head to family reunion cookouts, chicken is what she asks for. Not out of masochism, but because after spending years grilling hundreds of …

BBQ

Recipe: Franklin Barbecue's Sauce

Austin's Franklin Barbecue is the Mecca of Texas ‘cue. Fans rightfully make pilgrimages to the restaurant from around the country, waiting in line often for hours for a taste of pitmaster Aaron Franklin's smoky, rich brisket with its perfect crust. Franklin's book <i>Franklin Barbecue: A Meat Smoking</i> …

BBQ

The Food Lab's Guide to Inexpensive Steak for the Grill: 5 Cuts You Should Know

All Of The Guides<p><b>Hanger Steak Guide »</b>• <b><br>Skirt Steak Guide »</b>• <b><br>Short Rib Guide »</b>• <b><br>Flap Meat Guide »</b>• <b><br>Tri-Tip Guide »</b><p>So y'all read about the four high-end steaks you should know—that'd be the strip, the ribeye, the T-bone, and the tenderloin. But today, we're here to talk about something a little different and …

Why Bottled-in-Bond Whiskey Is the Best Deal In Booze

Bottled-in-bond whiskeys have been around for almost 120 years, but today hardly anyone knows what the term means. You've probably glanced at them on the bottom shelves of your local liquor store; they're not usually in fancy packaging or crafted by hip little distilleries. But very few whiskeys …

Whiskey

Beyond the G&T: 9 Fantastic Drinks to Make with Tonic Water

Tonic water goes with more than just gin.<p>When you think tonic, you probably think gin. And why not? It's tied for the most important ingredient in a …

Cocktails

How to make the perfect negroni

From the arcane to the experimental, every man needs to master the art of cocktails. GQ.com has enlisted the help of acclaimed mixologist Tony …

Arcane

The Best Gin to Buy on a Budget

Theoretically, finding good gin that doesn't cost an arm and a leg should not be difficult. After all, gin is a simple thing to produce. (Need a reminder about how gin is made?) You start with neutral grain spirits, which many distilleries just buy inexpensively from other producer, and then you …

Flavors

Step Aside, Old Chili Powder: How to Prepare Whole Dried Chilies for the Best Powder and Purée

Whether you're preparing Real Texas-Style Chile Con Carne (no beans, please!); an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink short rib and bean chili (a.k.a. The Best Chili Ever); a Pork and Three-Bean Chili; or even a Vegan Bean Chili, the best thing you can do to up your chili game is to leave those jars of …

Chili

How to Make Irish Guinness Beef Stew That Really Tastes Like Guinness

I've set foot on Irish soil just once in my life, and it lasted under an hour. I was flying home from Italy with my girlfriend, Kate, and we had a three-hour layover in Dublin—just long enough to be a drag. After some very quick calculations, we realized we could jump on a bus from the airport to …

How To Use a Coffee Press

A step-by-step video<p>Starbucks® partner Chad Moore explains why the coffee press is his favorite brewing method, and shows you how to make a great cup.<p>…

The Best Barbecue Beans, Whether You Have 1 Hour or 16

In all the years I've been slinging barbecue, I've relied on only two barbecue bean recipes. I started out with Alton Brown's Once and Future Bean, and then switched almost exclusively to Mike Mills' Tangy Pit Beans after picking up his barbecue bible, Peace, Love, and Barbecue. The recipes are …

How to Buy, Store, and Cook With Winter Squash, In Season in October

Here's how to buy, store, and cook with winter squash, in season in October.<p>If there was ever a harbinger of autumn weather, it's winter squash. Orange as the fall leaves, and perfectly delicious roasted or simmered into a warming soup, squash is versatile and tasty, walking the line between savory …

Seasonal Food

How to Buy, Store, and Cook With Fennel, In Season in October

Here's how to buy, store, and cook with fennel, in season in October.<p>Love the crunch of celery? Fennel is your new BFF. Fan of black licorice candy? Hello, fennel. Can't get enough of dill garnishes? Yep, fennel, again. This vegetable is equally delicious eaten raw, as a crudité, simmered in soup, …

Recipes

How to Buy, Store, and Cook With Sage, In Season in October

Here's how to buy, store, and cook with sage, in season in October.<p>What is fall without sage? (Hardly a fall at all, we'd argue.) This woody, hardy herb is tough enough to stand autumn's cooler temperatures, and can also stand up to high-heat cooking methods—making it the perfect pairing for …

Food

Watch 5 BBQ Pros Explain Their Secrets At This Year's Big Apple BBQ

Giant rigs with multiple smokers and the distinct clank of cleavers hitting wooden chopping boards set the mood at Madison Square Park this past …

BBQ

Hone Your Knife Know-How–Avoid These Sharpening and Use Common Mistakes

Take care of your kitchen's most important tools, and they'll serve you well. Now's the time to brush up on knife care and safety, by avoiding these common mistakes.<p>You know that choosing a quality knife and taking good care of it are two of the most important (and efficient!) ways to become a …

Knives
Italian Food

The Negroni Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> Rejoice! This 1:1:1 ratio will be the easiest cocktail recipe you’ll ever …

Foodily Blog

The Food Lab: The Best Meatloaf

Here's another recipe excerpted from my book, <i>The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science</i>. I hope you enjoy it. You can order the book here or on Amazon, and sign up for The Food Lab Newsletter for news about upcoming events.<p>The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science<p>$33.92from Amazon<p>In …