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To Make Its Case, Armagnac Has to Teach the Teachers

On a darkening, cold afternoon, before a crackling fireplace inside Fine & Rare’s candlelit dining room, several servers and bartenders gathered recently for a training seminar on the lesser-known French brandy, Armagnac. Fine & Rare, a year-old restaurant and bar near Grand Central Terminal, had …

Whiskey

New Image of a "Stellar Nursery" is Majestic But Also Terrifying

It’s nowhere near as peaceful as it sounds.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Astronomy & Space Science<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your …

Nanoparticles detect and track cancer months before traditional imaging techniques

A team from Rutgers University has devised a ground-breaking new method for detecting tiny cancerous tumors. Using light-emitting nanoparticles the …

The 10 most popular workouts of 2017

The trendiest workouts of 2017 went far beyond the mat.<p>Instead of slow, body-flexing stretches and heart-pumping balances, the most popular exercises this year focused on fast and intense moves.<p>Here they are, ranked by how often they appeared in Google searches — along with what the science says …

Harvard Medical School

How an erratic sleep schedule affects your ability to lose weight — and the exact time you should go to bed to get results

A good night's sleep improves your ability to lose weight effectively, according to a new survey.<p>As adults, it's recommended that we get at least seven and a half hours of sleep a night — preferably heading to bed at the same time every night, too.<p>Sports nutrition company Forza Supplements surveyed …

Sleep

How to saute mushrooms to crispy, browned perfection

Remember when Alice ate that mushroom in Wonderland?<p>“What can all that green stuff be?' said Alice. “And where have my shoulders got to? And oh, my poor hands, how is it I can't see you?”<p>Oh, dearie, dear, dear. Poor Alice. If only she’d boned up on the works of Timothy Leary before she listened to …

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Chicken Enchilada Casserole<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°.<p>Step 2<p>Bring 2 cups water, peppercorns, garlic, and bay leaf to a boil in a large …

Gifts under $20 that are actually useful

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>The holidays are right around the corner, and …

10 Movies You Should Stream This Weekend to Prepare for Awards Season

As you prepare to settle in for the long holiday weekend, there are preparations to be made. Turkeys to be brined; overly elaborate table settings to …

A Genius Method for Never Cooking Boring Lentils Again

<i>This post originally appeared in Genius Recipes on Food52.</i>Lentils don’t usually elicit flashes of anticipation in the way that, say, a molten, …

Food Preservation

What to Cook This Week

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>. Download the</i> <i>NYT Cooking app here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. Eric Asimov put together a fine group of experts the other day to sit on his wine …

Ina Garten

A Top Chef Shares Her #1 (and Often Overlooked) Pasta Hack

While we love nothing more than dining out at a five-star restaurant (and getting the high-end treatment), it's simply not possible to eat that way …

These Healthy Fish Recipes Are Packed With Omega-3 Benefits

Raise your hand if you're tired of your go-to weeknight dinner. <i>Raises hand.</i> We get it—your failproof healthy post-work meals can start to get …

Sausage and Shrimp Jambalaya

This recipe is an easy, delicious version of one of America's great dishes. It's soul food at its finest - hearty, satisfying, and deeply comforting. …

Pad Thai recipe: Here's how to master Thailand's favourite dish

The key to this is to have the ingredients prepared and ready to go so you can work quickly.<p>SERVES 4<p>50ml/2fl oz tamarind water<br>• 40ml/1½fl oz fish sauce<br>• 30g/1oz palm sugar or 2 tbsp caster sugar<br>• 200g/7oz wide flat rice noodles<br>• Vegetable oil<br>• 16 large prawns, peeled or unpeeled<br>• 4 spring onions, sliced<br>• 2 …

Deep Frying

We Stole This Pinterest Trick for Freezing Ground Beef—and It Works!

We’ve all had our share of Pinterest fails, but when you come across an idea that is truly ingenious, it can feel life-changing. A trick for freezing …

Here’s how to actually remove pesticides from your fruit — including the organic ones

Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Do you rinse your fruits and vegetables before eating? Water can't get rid of all those pesticides.<p>This is because some produce, like apples, soak the chemicals inside, making it impossible to wash off. Some opt for the organic ingredients but produce grown …

Sodium

Every Single Food-Lover's Gift From Oprah's Favorite Things — 31, to Be Exact!

This year's list of Oprah's favorite things has finally arrived! In addition to practical tech gifts, cozy gifts for the home, and plenty of affordable gifts under $50, there's a whole list of top-notch food gifts (both edible gifts and tools for the home cook), that the food-lover in your life …

19 Meatless Dump Dinners You Can Make In A Crock Pot

Meatless Monday just got easier.

'True' cinnamon is pricey, but is there an honest difference?

Eating tree bark is often the punchline of some bad joke about a healthful diet. But we do it - collectively, to the tune of tens of millions of pounds a year. Odds are, you have some right in your pantry.<p>It is cinnamon, of course - the best thing to come from tree bark since aspirin, and the …

Here are all the alcohols that are gluten-free

Peter Green, the director of Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University and the Phyllis and Ivan Seidenberg Professor of Medicine at Columbia University, explained to us what alcohol you can drink that are gluten-free.<p><b>Peter Green:</b> Gluten is a term for the storage protein component of the cereal …

Alcohol

7 Ways to Make Creamy Pasta Without Cream

It's hard to beat the level of comfort provided by a pasta dish that's coated in a heavy cream sauce, like fettuccine Alfredo or penne alla vodka. …

Vegetarian Moroccan Mixed Vegetable Tagine

If you've been under the impression that Moroccan stews must include meat or poultry, think again. A delicious vegetarian tagine with mixed …

Easy, Breezy, Not-Quite-Refried Beans

These beans actually are magic<p>When I have time to make myself breakfast—and, you know, not just shove some cereal in my mouth—I tend to mix it up: …

The 10 Best Whole30 & Paleo Recipes to Make in the Slow Cooker

The slow cooker always makes it possible to get dinner on the table with minimal effort, which is especially helpful if you're doing a round of …

Cooking

The Best Method for Cooking Crispy, Juicy Chicken Thighs Every Time

Bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs are a wallet-friendly cut that won't kill your weekly food budget, plus they're wildly versatile and easy to make. …

Okay, but what does director Darren Aronofsky think 'mother!' is really about?

It feels like everyone comes out of <i>mother!</i> with a different takeaway, and that's one of the most intriguing things about it. This is a film that …

Grilled Sweet-and-Sour Scallops

Scallops never cease to amaze us with their buttery flavor, tender texture, and amazing versatility. There's just something indulgent about these …

Cooking

Sheet Pan Greek Nachos

<i>The BEST Greek nachos ever!!!! With homemade pita chips, of course. And it’s all on one single sheet pan. MINIMAL CLEAN UP! YES!!!!</i>This is a tricky …

Cooking