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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 …

Buttery Mashed Potatoes

8 Servings<p>For this mashed potato recipe, drying the cooked potatoes in the pan means that they'll absorb that much more flavor from your herb-infused dairy. Don't skip this step!<p>November 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, cut into 2” pieces<p>1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus …

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From kaniwa to cauliflower – we predict the top five food crazes of 2015

In 2014 we went mad for kale, quinoa and craft beer, so what will be the food trends of 2015?<p>Here are our top five predictions for the next food crazes.<p><b>Kaniwa</b><p>Now that we have all worked out how to pronounce quinoa, there is a new super-grain to get your lips around. Kaniwa (ka-nyi-wa), a relative …

How to make the perfect cinder toffee

Cinder toffee (also known as puff candy or sea foam, depending on where you are in the world) is best described, to the uninitiated, as “that stuff you get inside a Crunchie bar”. It is brittle yet sticky, with an airy, honeycomb-like texture that makes it well-nigh impossible not to eat one piece …

Comforting lunches for when you feel ill

You may have already suffered your first sniffle of the season, and if you haven’t, you know it’s probably coming over the next few months. When the first thing you reach for on a dark, damp morning is a man-sized tissue and the jar of VapoRub then perhaps you should stay at home. But for those …

51 Ways to Cook Root Veggies

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17 Recipes Worth Getting Garlic Breath For

Vampires, beware: These garlic recipes are too good to pass up.<p><b>Is there anything better than the scent of a few garlic cloves</b> cooking away on the stovetop? Except for a whole head of it in the oven, we think not. What we're trying to say here is that we really like garlic. No, we <i>love</i> the stuff. …

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