Christopher Rayl

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30 Side Dishes That Are More Popular than the Main Dish

Let's face it — sometimes the side dishes are just better. Yes, chicken is great, and we'll never say no to a burger, but aren't we really just here …

Pittsburgh Rare: A Culinary History of the Steel City

Back in 2002, just a few months after I'd moved to New York City, I was walking through Wall Street on my lunch break, young and broke and unspeakably homesick. So when I suddenly spotted a family of tourists wearing "Pittsburghese" T-shirts, splashed with local dialect words like <i>gumban</i> (that's …

African-American News

5 Fresh Vegetable Dishes That Put Spring in Your Step

Spring has officially sprung. Eating a little lighter just feels good. These fresh vegetable dishes will help you get into the spring spirit (and perhaps your summer swimsuit).<p><b>1. Sautéed Asparagus and Peas</b><p>Buttery and slightly sweet, this combination of green peas, shallots and asparagus feels like …

R.I.P., American conservatism: What’s really behind the Tea Party’s barren individualism

Conservatives who dominate today’s GOP actually scorn traditional conservatism’s most cherished ideals. Here’s why<p>In two recent articles for Salon, Elias Isquith wrote very perceptively about the right’s misadventures with the measles vaccine. In “America’s Vaccination Nightmare,” he described the …

Macaroni Cheese Stuffed Pretzel Bites with Bacon

In a small bowl combine the warm water and yeast. Whisk gently and let sit for five minutes.<p>In a large bowl mix together the flour, salt and grated …

Mini Italian Meatball Mac and Cheese Stuffed Peppers | HBH

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.<p>Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.<p>While the water boils, combine the ground sausage, egg, olive, oil, …

Recipes

Your Mashed Potatoes Are Good. These Are Better.

Every taste of these smooth and buttery spuds aims straight for the brain’s pleasure center.<p>Every taste of these smooth and buttery spuds aims straight for the brain’s pleasure center. Follow these <i>BA</i>-approved tips and we guarantee your potatoes will be a Thanksgiving table hit.<p>Pick Your Spud<p>We use …

Recipes

How Radiohead Became The Beatles Of The 21st Century

In 1996, while most major British bands were blowing their royalties on cocaine, light aircraft, Patsy Kensit and Hampstead piles, Radiohead did …

Indie Music

How to Make Crispy, Golden Brown, Delicious Fried Foods

Crispy, golden brown, delicious fried foods are the best way to kick off a party, and–we promise!–they're easy to make once you've mastered the basics.<p><i>Crispy, golden brown, delicious fried foods are the best way to kick off a party, and—we promise!—they’re easy to make once you’ve mastered the</i> …

The Best Pizzerias in America

This is now our fourth edition of the Best Pizzerias in America, and this time around, we tried as much as possible to celebrate old-school places …

Italian Food

Curative Cocktails: 6 Boozy Prescriptions for What Ails You

Life would be better if going to the doctor were like going to the bar.<p>Life would be better if going to the doctor were like going to the bar. Way …

9 Best Warm, Melty Sandwiches

From super-fast melts to decadent ham and cheese sandwiches, here are nine amazing melty sandwiches to help with hangover recovery.<p>For chef Tim Love, …

Everything You Need to Know About Brining

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it every day leading up to Thanksgiving to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to help you host the least stressful Thanksgiving yet. No promises on the crazy</i> …

21 Thanksgiving Stuffing and Dressing Recipes

Whether it's a turkey-filler or served on the side, a bready, savory stuffing or dressing recipe is a must in every Thanksgiving spread.<p><b>You don't sit down to Thanksgiving dinner because you're psyched about Aunt Lou's turkey</b>. You're in it for the stuffing. It's okay—we are too. Because, whether …

Cooking

Only Smarty Pants Make Turkey Gravy Ahead of Thanksgiving

<b>Roast the turkey pieces.</b> Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 400°F. Pat the turkey pieces dry with paper towels and place them in a …

Six Latke Recipes That Give Hanukkah the Attention It Deserves

Six great latke recipes to get you through Hanukkah.<p>Okay, we get it: Hanukkah and Thanksgiving coincide this year. And while we've seen some really great hybrid holiday ideas and recipes popping up, it's getting to be a <i>little</i> much. So instead of serving your latkes alongside your turkey, pick a day …

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How to Make Texas-Style Smoked Brisket in a Gas Grill

Making a real Texas-style smoked brisket will take all day, but it's eminently doable (even in a gas grill), and you can demand everyone call you "pitmaster"<p>In Texas, barbecue is about beef: specifically brisket, the cut by which any joint is judged. Brisket has become a favorite of restaurant …

Make Your Dishes Instagram-Worthy with These Simple Plating Tips

You've heard countless times that we eat first with our eyes, but how often in our kitchens do we take the time to make that first impression really …

8 Recipes Kids Can Bake

8 recipes that kids can bake, from cakes to brownies to cookies<p>Yesterday, we gave you recipes that your kids would love to cook (and eat). And they're awesome—not too hard, not too involved. But you know what kids love doing more than cooking? Baking. All the precise scooping, carefully …

Battle for the Best Song of the Millennium

Our latest totally arbitrary, completely ridiculous, utterly infuriating Grantland Bracket<p>The best song of the millennium is going to be eliminated …

These Songs Could Have Changed Your Life: The Best Rejected Songs of the Millennium

In which 20 Grantland writers wipe their eyes, put on their headphones, take a walk, and attempt to process the most egregious omissions from the …

Music

Haven't I Heard This Song Before?

Over the last couple of weeks, the sounds of pop's biggest hits have been distractingly familiar. Almost as soon as it hit the Internet, "Roar," the brand new smash by Katy Perry, was accused of sounding an awful lot like the recent song "Brave," by Sara Bareilles. A legal dispute now surrounds the …