David Aaron Rudd

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The Cult of the Courtyard: 10 Backyard Ideas for Small Spaces

Courtyard gardens, enclosed on all sides by walls or fences, can transform a cramped space into an oasis. They preserve privacy while welcoming …

Landscaping

Summer Cocktail Recipes

Sangria, lemonade, and cocktail recipes for your summer parties, Memorial Day to Labor Day and every sunny day in between.<p>Mezcal and Tequila Cocktails<p>Cocktails El Derby Ahumado (Basil Julep With Cucumber, Jalapeño, and Mezcal)The julep, as it might be done south of the border.<p>Liqueur and Fortified …

This Savory Pineapple Cocktail Is a Vacation in a Glass

Vacation is where you find it, I've learned. An hour in a sunny backyard, tropical-tasting drink in hand, may not be a full-on week at the beach, but it's <i>something</i>. Thing is, so many so-called "boat drinks" just taste of coconut-scented sunscreen and sugar. And if my mini-vacation is gonna last …

Recipe

Mango gulaman meets cheesecake squares, and it's delicious.<p>Tomato paste is added to the popular pork dish.<p>Refreshing melon and a creamy sago pair up …

Tasting Rome: The Cosa Nostra Cocktail

At Rome’s Caffè Propaganda, barman Patrick Pistolesi combines his affinity for classic Italian and American cocktails in his bittersweet house drink, …

Re-Animators: Giving Birth to Gorillaz

How Blur frontman Damon Albarn and comic artist Jamie Hewlett evolved into a cartoon simian rock band<p><b>By David Nolan and Martin Roach</b><p>T<b>here are,</b> of …

Turn Your Kitchen Into a Pizzeria With a Portable Stone Oven

True pizza lovers can now get that real Neapolitan pizza taste at home. A portable wood-fire stone pizza oven called the Roccbox, launching on …

Why Does This 7-Year-Old Scotch Cost More than Most 25-Year-Olds?

On the west coast of Islay, Scotland, the Bruichladdich distillery sits at the very edge of the sea, a short swim from the mainland. The stormy …

Thinking of Making a Cocktail? Consider Your French Press

When Kevin Denton, the Nationalist Mixologist for Pernod Ricard (and previously of Wylie Dufrense‘s wd~50), came to Food52, he brought with him a bevy of cocktail ingredients and tools—and among them, unexpectedly, was the French press.<p>Standing over fifty lowball glasses, he mixed a bubbling pot of …

Flavors

Artist Luke O’Sullivan Combines Drawings and Sculptures to Create Extraordinary Cities – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Art

MF DOOM Meets Sade on New Mashup EP

Indie producer Seanh2k11 presents ‘SADEVILLAIN.’<p>If you happen to be a fan of Sade and MF DOOM — and who isn’t? — then you’re in luck as the two have come together in the form of a brand new mashup EP. The brainchild of indie producer Seanh2k11, the aptly-named <i>SADEVILLAIN</i> — a nod to DOOM and …

Mashups

How to Concoct, Savour and Serve Four Classic Cocktails

Rising mixologist Sean Blake reveals the best way to create and serve his very favourite beverages<p>“Being in the particular the elucidation of the …

Art Deco

Here's How to Make Your Watch Look Great for Any Occasion

It's as easy as changing the strap—so long as you choose the right one.<p>If you invest in a high-end everyday watch, you want to be able to wear it not just every day, but every<i>where</i>. That's when mixing and matching different straps and bracelets comes into play: It makes changing scenes dead simple, …

Men's Fashion

Conor McGregor Fashion & Style: How To Get It

Conor McGregor‘s name might have been made in the ring, but these days he’s also a contender for best dressed man (who could also break your …

8 beautiful lines from Robert Burns poems that will make you want to visit Scotland

LONDON — Although their heart is in Scotland, the poems of Robert Burns have made a massive impact throughout the world.<p>The titles of both John …

19 Whisky Cocktails You Must Drink This Burns Night

Scotchy scotch scotch. Subtext: Burns Night is coming.

Whiskey

10 Essential Cocktails For January Parties

1 of 10<p>Cafe Panama<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Grapefruit Negroni<p>3 of 10<p>RCM Piña<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Sparkling Apple Punch<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 10<p>Shoe …

Nature Gets Surreal in Ellen Jewett’s Fantastic Sculptures

Wire octopi, seaweed turtles, and more come alive in the work of the self-taught sculptor.<p>At a shallow glance, nature might not seem so surreal. But a deep dive into the natural world, void of all human technology and earth-moving, reveals an incredibly intricate, dreamlike, and almost alien world. …

A Cocktail That Brings the Coffeehouse to the Bar

Long before its occupation by the hands freelancers and their MacBooks, the coffeehouse was a forum for civic discourse and community concerns. …

Can This Scratch-and-Sniff Book Turn You Into a Whiskey Aficionado?

While the clear intentions of vodka and gin were an easy sell for my cocktail glass, I admit it took me a little longer to dabble in the dark …

20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

Mainstream Media

Best Men's Shoes: The Footwear Every Man Needs To Own

Ever wondered where to find the best men’s shoes? There are some shoes you buy because you love a trendy detail or their outrageous use of colour. …

Go Up in Smoke This Fall

Larry’s Bag-of-Smoke $5<p>Ippodo “Iribancha” Smoked Tea $6<p>Mad Men Season One $10<p>“The Best Cigars of Summer” Read this story<p>Left Hand Brewing Smokejumper …

PUNCH | The Dead Rabbit’s Whiskey Cocktail

Inspiration: William Schmidt, <i>The Flowing Bowl,</i> 1892<p>Schmidt’s original is heavily boozy, a whiskey and bitters brawler in the best cocktail tradition. …

Vermont’s WhistlePig whiskey fires up distillery

SHOREHAM, Vt. — Mortimer the Pig has been immortalized on the imposing new copper still at WhistlePig whiskey, located on a 467-acre farm at the end of a narrow winding road here. The still is named after the company's porcine mascot, who unfortunately, died recently in a breeding incident.<p>Raj …

Whiskey

In Defense of Flavored Whiskey: The Best Bottles to Try

A couple of weeks ago, I posed a simple question on my social media outlets and to a few personal contacts: "<b>Have any of you tried a good flavored craft whiskey</b> that I might not know about?" Here are a few of my favorite responses:<p><i>Finding a good craft whiskey is like trying to find the best-looking</i> …

A Guide To Including Bourbon In 100% Of Your Thanksgiving Meal

<b>Priorities.</b>

Cooking

25 Healthy Dinner Recipes for Two

One might be the loneliest number, but two is pretty difficult too—at least when it comes to making dinner. Whether you’re wooing a significant …

Cooking

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

30 Masculine Bedroom Ideas Evoking Style

Enigmatic or minimalist, rustic or industrial, a man’s bedroom is the place where a lifestyle emerges. Choosing to surround yourself with fragments …