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Two Standout New Whiskies: Great Taste And Great Value

I’m lucky enough to frequently get to sample whiskies new and old, but even by my standards, this week is off to an exceptionally delicious start.<p>To be honest, I’ve been getting sort of bored with the way the whisk(e)y industry is going, and as brown spirits have regained popularity, the quantity …

Thinking Drinkers: should you add water to whisky?

Ignore the naysayers, whisky is better with a dash of water. Tom Sandham and Ben McFarland explain why<p><i>"There are two things a Highlander likes naked, and one of them is malt whisky." Scottish proverb</i><p>Whether or not to add water to one's whisky divides opinion like the letter 'n'.<p>Some deem dilution …

Whiskey

Bringing matters to a head: A few complaints about beer service

While beer is getting more attention and more practiced service in restaurants these days, there's still a long ways to go before ales and lagers get the same respect as Cabernets and Pinots at finer dining establishments.<p>Proper care and service of beer is just as important, though. While Los …

Scotland loses out as Japanese whisky named best in the world

For the first time, not a single Scottish whisky has made it into top five of Whisky Bible 2015<p>The Scots are famous for their whisky, but will be licking their wounds this week after a Japanese single malt was named the best in the world.<p>Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013 was given the title by …

Beer gone wild: The sudsy drink is showing up in the coolest new recipes and cocktails

Beer candy and beer ice cream? Yes, please. We'll take both. But beer soup? We're intrigued—and next time we buy a six-pack, we're saving some beer to cook with. All over the country, chefs are finding super-tasty ways to incorporate the sudsy drink into dinner, dessert and cocktails. In honor of …

Ice Cream

Beer 101: Big changes are brewing

Big changes are brewing in the beer business. Pour yourself a cold one, we'll fill you in on the details.<p>First of all, it's not just about guzzling any old beer any more. More and more beer drinkers in the U.S. are quaffing expensive, flavorful craft beers sold in local markets.<p>But if craft beer is …

Your Beer Attracts Fruit Flies on Purpose

The characteristic smell of beer is very easy to recognize, and never fails to attract beer lovers. But now scientists have found that it’s really …

This Clever Marketing Campaign Reversed Coke's 11-Year Decline in Soda Sales

2 min read<p>Amid plummeting soda consumption, as health-conscious consumers are increasingly guzzling bottled water and other low-calorie beverages, Coca-Cola’s marketing team has done the unthinkable.<p>The company’s ‘Share a Coke’ campaign -- in which Coke bottle labels were personalized with 250 …

Advertising

5 Golden Pieces of Leadership Advice for Young Entrepreneurs

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m sure that most entrepreneurs and business leaders would confess to having been in a situation of feeling overwhelmed and in over their head.<p>In such circumstances, leaders might rely on the “say yes to everything now and …

Leadership

Lentil and Garlic Sausage Cassoulet

8 Servings<p>This streamlined, somewhat lighter cassoulet employs French green lentils, bacon, and smoked sausage.<p>October 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 1 -pound 1 1/2–2-inch-thick piece smoked skin-on slab bacon<p>1 bay leaf<p>2 medium onions, 1 whole, 1 minced<p>2 whole cloves<p>2 cups French green lentils<p>2 tablespoons …

Upcoming Documentary About Running and Beer

A new film will tell the story of the Philadelphia-based Fishtown Beer Runners and the science behind drinking and exercise recovery.<p>Beer: It’s the preferred recovery drink of many runners, and arguably a cornerstone of the pre-race carbo-loading process.<p>While beer and running have long been …

Alcohol

Hawaii's Craft Beers Have An Exotic Island Advantage

National Beer Day is October 27th and -- while our fridge is stocked with nothing but pumpkin ales -- we're starting to feel like we've had it all: the faintly European brews of New England (a perfect, cloudy glass of Allagash White comes to mind), the garish Southern concoctions (looking at you, …

Bookman’s Bicycle Cup Holder

With spring on the horizon, the dreams of leisurely bike rides under blossoming trees and lounging in grass covered parks is almost within reach. If …

Pubs we love: Bicycle bars

Bike Dog<p><b>The new biker bar has better beer and a bit more spandex.</b><p><i>By Tim Cigelske</i><p><b>RALEIGH, N.C.: Crank Arm Brewing</b><p>When they’re not pouring their …

Bicycles find new lease of life as modern furniture - CNN.com

Ojey's Designs Limited is a Kenyan startup specializing in making contemporary furniture from old bicycle parts.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Bikes turned into furniture<p>Bikes turned into furniture<p>Bikes turned into furniture<p>Bikes turned into furniture<p>Bikes turned into furniture<p>Bikes turned into furniture<p>Bikes turned …

BodyWorks Health & Fitness

The 5 Middle Eastern Pantry Staples, from Pomegranate Molasses to Ras-El-Hanout

From pomegranate molasses to ras-el-hanout, the 5 most common (and important) Middle Eastern ingredients to keep in your pantry<p>Middle Eastern dishes combine fresh, tangy, and fragrant flavors. Here are 5 of the most common (and important) ingredients:<p>1. Tahini<p>Used in dressings, sauces, dips, even …

Mint and Cumin-Spiced Lamb Chops

8 Servings<p>With lamb rib chops, we insist you leave the fat on the bone.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 medium onions, peeled, quartered<p>1 cup fresh cilantro leaves with tender stems<p>1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves with tender stems<p>1 cup fresh mint leaves<p>1 tablespoon ground cumin<p>1 tablespoon paprika<p>2 …

Indian Spices 101: How to Work With Dry Spices

Many of my friends, new to Indian food, think that it's all spice and fire. But that's not true. Sure, there are spices, but it's not all chili. It's cumin, cinnamon, cardamom; fragrant spices, robust ones, peppery ones. And they're used carefully and thoughtfully. Each has its own aroma and adds …

A Crash Course in Cuban Cuisine at Paladar

I've never been wont to seek out Cuban food, often finding it the boring, mild-mannered cousin to the much more dynamic and infinitely interesting dishes of nearby Mexico. The level of ignorance this sentiment betrays is alarming and is one I recently determined to remedy. All of which is how I …

30 Amazing Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

April is National Grilled Cheese Month and I have 30 amazing grilled cheese sandwich recipes for you, one for every day of the month! Grilled cheese …

Easy Pie Dough Recipe

<b>Note:</b> This makes enough for two single-crust pies or one double crust pie. For a slightly more tender crust, replace up to 6 tablespoons of butter with vegetable shortening. Pie dough can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator before rolling and baking.<p>Why It Works<p>All-butter gives this …

Dinner Tonight: Crab Mac + Radicchio Salad

This dinner from Food52 needs no explanation -- other than the fact that Mondays, more often than not, are usually accompanied with a need for creamy, cheesy pasta. Maybe it's to celebrate having made it through the beginning of the week, or perhaps it's because Friday would just seem a <i>little</i> bit …

Stool sample sausage: Poop probiotics might make meat healthier

Rejoice, sausage lovers, or maybe not. Spanish researchers trying to create a healthier meat product may have found their answer inside a baby's diaper.<p>Using six strains of bacteria -- three from the baby poop of healthy infants up to 6 months old, and three from commercial probiotics -- the …

Sausages

Need to filter some water? Just go peel a pine tree

In many parts of the world, the presence of harmful bacteria makes it vitally important that water from lakes or rivers be thoroughly filtered before …

Yolkfish Egg Separator

Vegan: Roasted Chickpea and Kale Salad With Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

<b>Editor's Note:</b> Welcome to the third year of The Vegan Experience! All month we're exploring the vegan lifestyle, from dining out to eating in, developing a slew of delicious recipes for vegan appetizers, snacks, and entrees along the way. For more posts in the series, check here!<p>Last year during …