Victor Moruzzi

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How to Buy Fresh Fish and Shellfish

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Think about the last time you went to the fish counter. Row upon row of glistening seafood, sprawled out on ice like a …


How to Negotiate with Someone More Powerful than You

Going into a negotiation with someone who holds more power than you do can be a daunting prospect. Whether you are asking your boss for a new assignment or attempting to land a major business deal with a client, your approach to the negotiation can dramatically affect your chances of success. How …

Business Planning

8 Canadian Whiskies To Honor Our Neighbors To The North

November 24, 2015

Yeah, it’s Thanksgiving, but we figure there’s enough American-or-bust hype out there to go around. Time to celebrate a spirit from …


The Holiday Gift Guide - 2015 Edition

Shopping for the perfect gift during the holidays can be tricky. There are so many options from which to choose, yet you want to make sure you find …


Hack Your Fruit Cutting

These slicing techniques are a cut above.

Yes, you've been cutting up fruit your whole life, but there's a better, cleaner, more efficient way. Here …


Digital Party Invitations for the Holidays

This November, Tasting Table is going to party like it's 2015. Join us.

Let's face it: No one has time to send out paper invitations—especially not at …

Mixed Mushroom Foil Yaki

Mixed Mushroom Foil Yaki

Mushrooms get cooked in a foil pouch with Asian sauces in this effortless "one-foil" dish.

serves 1 to 2

45 minutes


2 tbsp. sake

2 tbsp. soy sauce

1 tbsp. white miso

4 oz. mixed mushrooms, such as shiitake, cremini, button, bunapi (2 cups)

1⁄2 small white onion, thinly …


How to buy and eat caviar, according to a pro

(CNN) — "They look like diamonds," says Alexandre Petrossian as he holds a tin of caviar under the light.

The fish eggs sparkle inside his namesake restaurant in the historic Alwyn Court Building on 58th Street and Seventh Avenue in Manhattan, one block from Central Park.

Petrossian -- the third …


The Guide To Pronouncing The Names Of Popular Wines

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Often it can seem like knowing how to pronounce all of the different types and styles of wine out there is a bit like …

French Wine

The Essential Guide To Pairing Beer And Cheese

November 27, 2015

There was a time in my life when I thought good cheese belonged with wine and that the only thing to pair with beer was pong and …


How to Make Sticky Buns


Holiday Party Dip Recipes

From caramelized onion dip to creamy chicken-liver mousse, here are delicious holiday party dip recipes.

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Caramelized Onion Dip

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Holiday Party Make-Ahead Tip: The onion dip can be covered and refrigerated for up to 3 days.

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Oyster Tartare Sauce with Potato Chips

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This …


How To Decorate Cookies with Icing

Skip the royal icing. Skip the pastry bags and the piping tips. Embrace your lazy inner baker. If you covet those glossy, perfectly iced sugar …


Why cooks are leaving New York City in droves

It's 2 a.m. and you just stumbled into your local diner after an epic night of partying.

Ten years ago, you might have expected a perfectly crunchy grilled cheese sandwich delivered in mere minutes by the same cook behind the counter who had been there since your Grandpa lived in the …


43 Cookie Recipes for Holidays and More

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Why Some of the World’s Most Famous Chefs Don’t Want a Michelin Star

The kings of top kitchens reveal what it takes to gain (and keep) the top restaurant honor—and the trauma of losing it.

In 2003, the renowned, 52-year-old French chef Bernard Loiseau, then one of the most famous chefs in France and an inspiration for the chef Auguste Gusteau in the Pixar film …


The Best New Breakfast Cookbooks 2015

Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day (it's a cliché for a reason), and yet too many of us settle for the same tired …


How to Make Pickles like The Progress and Betony

April is Homegrown Month at Tasting Table.

That old jar of dill pickles in the back of your fridge—it's not doing you any favors. With such an …


12 Pantry Items That Will Last Nearly Forever — Stocking the Pantry

Whether you're preparing for a major pantry clean-out or you're about to load up on essentials for holiday baking and entertaining, there are quite a …


25 Recipes That Prove Eggs Are the Best Food on Earth

Did we ever figure out which came first, the chicken or the egg? It seems to be a question that will remain unknown for all of eternity. We also …


Learn How to Make Duck Confit

You're going to need a lot of duck fat, friend.

That's the first thing to know if you want to master duck confit.

The rest comes down to a classic …


Best Ideas for Bathroom Showers

Remodeling your bath? We’ve gathered up clever add-on ideas for bathroom showers that’ll upgrade your shower, build value, and pamper the heck out of …


15 Smart Dollar Store Ideas To Declutter Your Kitchen

Organized? Check. Cheap? Double check.

1. Organize your fridge with a few small bins.

It’s pretty straightforward, but you can read more about how this mom organized her fridge here.

2. Then employ bins in your pantry, too.

Read more about this zone-method for organizing your pantry here.

3. Use small …

Personal Organizing

Transitional Design: What It Is and How To Pull It Off

Transitional design refers to a room’s meshing of modern and traditional elements. Image Source: ClarumWe all know that transition means moving from …


It's In The Mix: Kitchens with Different Cabinet Types

Fantastic Frank Pin itThe kitchen in the photo above is pretty much my dream kitchen: black and white color scheme, wood floors, marble countertop, a …


50 Cool and Creative Shabby Chic Dining Rooms

When have you last looked at your dining room with intent to redecorate or even renovate? Increasingly, the dining room is becoming an unwanted space …

Interior Design

30 Ways to Use Your Smartphone When You Travel

One of the best gadgets for travelers may already be in your pocket. From first researching a trip to remembering where you went once you get back, here are 30 ways to put your smartphone to use when you travel.

1. As a travel agent: If you know your destination but not your dates, use the …

Travel Technology

Thanksgiving Pies and Tarts

From classic pumpkin pie to a chocolate pecan tart, here are delicious Thanksgiving pies and tarts.

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Bourbon-Pecan Pie

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This easy pecan pie tastes of dark caramel, toasted nuts and a little bit of bourbon. Cheryl Day designed the recipe to work with a range of less-refined …


16 Modern Dining Rooms