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6 Myths About Wine Busted by a Sommelier

<i>By: Jeremy Glass</i><p><i>Credit: iStock/Antagain</i><p>Wine is a difficult scene to break into. Like coffee, spouting of too much information on the subject can make you sound like a snob -- especially if said information is technically false. With that in mind, we called upon <i>Food & Wine Magazine's</i> 2014 "Sommelier …

Tiki: The Gateway to Rum

<i>There are those things we eat, make, read, and gush over that are just too good to keep to ourselves. Here, we resist the urge to use too many exclamation points and let you in on our latest crushes.</i><p><i>Today: Tiki's not tacky—it's the class of cocktails that made me fall in love with rum.</i><p>Tiki culture …

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Why Tuscany's Winemakers are Reclaiming the Chianti Classico

F&W's Megan Krigbaum explores the recent evolution of Sangiovese.<p>For the past 600 years, winemakers in Tuscany’s Chianti Classico have been trying to …

How One Couple Learned Wine Blending in the French Coutryside

An American couple living in a remote fold of southern France longed to become part of the local community. Then they got a thrilling invitation to a …

Ask a Somm: What Kind of Wine Should I Drink While Smoking a Cigar?

This past May, <b>Brahm Callahan</b> of Grill 23 & Bar in Boston was one of the scholarly seven who passed the Master Sommelier exam, and at just 31 years of age, too. In addition to overseeing the steakhouse's 1,700 bottle list, Callahan plus staff recently rolled out a cigar takeaway service in …

10 Steps to Becoming a Burger Expert

<i>Our definitive guide to burgers—for now, and to carry you well through tailgating season.</i><p>Burgers are easy: Just buy a patty at the store, grill it, and serve. But great burgers—those juicy, you-still-remember-them-from-the-summer-of-'09 burgers—require some more expertise. Enter Jamie Schweid of …

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The Secret to Better Food Photos

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>Food photos have become an essential part of life in this era. You can't go out to eat without instagramming or tweeting your latest burger for all your followers to see. Yet there's nothing less inspiring than a grainy, dark, …

A Grilled Cheese Sandwich That's Cheesy Inside and Out

<i>Ashley Rodriguez from Not Without Salt is figuring out what makes our favorite classics work—and then making them even better.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>To improve upon a classic sandwich, don't limit the cheese to the interior.</i><p>It wasn’t until I was in college that I realized tomato soup can be made from actual …

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Wait, Why Is There Ash Water in the Noodles at Betony?

Chef Bryce Shuman cracked the code to perfect soba noodles: use the ash water leftover from the pottery he serves the dish on. If you're having a WTF moment, don't worry. It makes perfect sense; we promise.<p>For the last few months, Betony’s executive chef, <b>Bryce Shuman</b>, has spent a lot of time in the …

Dining Rooms

8 Essential Quesadilla Recipes

To be honest, we find ourselves eating more quesadillas than grilled cheese sandwiches these days. There’s something about the casual nature of a …

Food

A Japanese Brewery's Zero-Waste Philosophy Goes Beyond Not Wasting Beer

If beer fans had to venture a guess where one could find a new eco-conscious brewery, the Pacific Northwest would be a likely response. It would take a real expert to guess Kamikatsu, home of the new, eco-conscious <b>Rise & Win Brewery</b>. A recently launched microbrewery near the eastern end of Japan's …

The Best Pasta Dishes of 2015

These our our favorite pasta dishes of 2015.<p></head><i>While searching for the nation's Best New Restaurants, we stumbled upon a few standout dishes worthy of their own awards. In the weeks leading up to the release of the Hot 10 Best New Restaurants of 2015 (hold onto your hats until August 18), we'll</i> …

Los Angeles

Learn About 13 World Sandwich Styles in Under 3 Minutes

Sandwiches: the universal world cuisine. In this video, the filmmakers behind Food, People, Places artfully assemble thirteen sliced bread creations from around the world in less than three minutes, from the lunchbox-ready PB & J to South Africa's french fry-filled Gatsby. Check it out. Then go …

A Rebel in the Kitchen: In Conversation With Chef Vineet Bhatia

Sitting down with Michelin Star Chef Vineet Bhatia is like catching up with an old friend. Despite his stellar portfolio of restaurants around the globe, Chef Vineet remains humble, grounded and refreshingly simple in his approach to cooking. The chef accidentally stumbled into the kitchen circa …

10 Rare Whiskeys Picked by a Whiskey Hunter

When chef Chris Shepherd isn't blowing away diners at Houston's Underbelly, he's hunting for unique bourbons. Here are his favorites.<p>Whiskeys like Wild Turkey and Gentleman Jack are perfect for college tailgaters and corporate imbibers, but some in the culinary know like to dig a little deeper. …

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8 Essential Enchilada Recipes

Enchilada recipes tend to be all over the place, from classic Mexican to the cheesiest, gooiest, most “gravy”-covered Tex-Mex versions imaginable. …

Food

13 Of The World's Most Delicious Sandwiches, In 2 Minutes

Time to get those passports in order.<p>Whether open-faced, crustless, pressed or in a pocket, the possibilities are pretty much endless with sandwiches, any way you slice them.<p>The peanut-butter-and-jelly-loving United States is not the only country with a soft spot for subs. Thanks to a new video by …

Sandwiches

15 Delicious 1-Hour Recipes That'll Help You Unplug Every Day

If these won't inspire you to put down your smartphone, nothing will.<p>We live in a screen culture. There are TV screens in bars, waiting rooms, gas stations and even taxi cabs. Computers are in virtually every home and office. And then there's the little screen many of us carry around in our pockets …

Cooking

The Sixth Sense in Cooking

In the world of cooking and gustatory pleasure, the sensation of taste can be categorized into five basic categories: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami. The latter is a Japanese term for a savory, stimulating sensation that is meaty but not in the "red meat" meaning of the word. Umami fills your …

Steakhouse Dining Rules, Explained

If you've ever been to a steakhouse, you know it can feel more like a club than a restaurant — and there are tips and tricks to get the perfect experience. Watch as professional carnivore Nick Solares heads to NYC classic Keens and explains the rules to getting the perfect steakhouse experience — …

Food & Dining

A new firmware worm can infect Macs without a data connection

Apple computers have always been touted as more secure than other PCs because their firmware couldn’t be penetrated. Unfortunately, that’s no longer true, as a newly created self-replicating worm has shown.<p>Wired reports that security researchers Xeno Kovah and Trammell Hudson demonstrated a …

Firmware

Because Whiskey: Chocolate Waffles With Whiskey Butter Sauce

<i>Chocolate waffles with whiskey butter sauce are the answer to a question you didn't even know you had. What's the very best brunch dish in the world?</i><p>I’m a brunch person. I know that people are sharply divided on this meal, but for me, there’s no reason to turn down another excuse to eat fantastic …

Your Next Whiskey May Come from Space

Space alcohol could be even better than Earth alcohol.<p>Suntory, Japan's oldest whiskey distillery and producer of various other beverages, has announced that it's going to work with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to study the "development of mellowness in alcoholic beverage through …

Alcohol