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China’s Factory Brands: Clones or Clever Business?

Some Chinese factories are producing own-label products that bear a strong resemblance to the products they make for global luxury companies.<p><b>HONG</b> …

Diana's Hummus Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Designer Alex Tatusian reminisces on his mother's short-lived hummus business, and what it taught him about cooking for himself.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

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Eat Chic: Paris Street Style

Street eats for the most fashionable foodies.<p>While we all love a decadent sit-down meal, there's something about the best of street eats that resonates with every true foodie. In Paris, with crêpe stands and quick café stops on every corner, it's hard to miss the best of the delicious, on-the-go …

The Duke of Doubt

Can Chris Rock make the leap from standup eminence to leading man?<p>In 1988, when Chris Rock had been doing standup comedy for four years, he took part in a special called “Comedy’s Dirtiest Dozen.” The producer’s idea was to gather together performers who were too shocking for the mainstream: Rock’s …

The 12 modern rules for drinking wine

Wine’s come a long way since fancy kings, and joints that make you wear a jacket before coming in. And with that, we decided to re-evaluate what we …

Butter Snow Flakes Recipe

"A wonderful Spritz cookie with cinnamon in it. These freeze very well."<p>Ingredients<p>2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour<p>1/4 teaspoon salt<p>1/4 teaspoon ground …

How To Look Good In Wedding Photos—The Definitive Insider's Guide

Being a bride is a little bit like being famous for a day: There will be hair and makeup, a beautiful dress, and paparazzi (i.e., the wedding photographer) who will follow you everywhere you go. That last part—being photographed all night long—can be daunting. But getting gorgeous wedding pictures …

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Yoko Ono on Lennon, Drugs and Sexuality

The artist and widow of John Lennon opens up to The Daily Beast.<p>Yoko Ono, the legendary artist and widow of John Lennon, sat down with <i>The Daily Beast</i> for an exclusive interview about life after Lennon's assassination, rumors around Lennon's—and her own—sexuality, parenting her two children and …

Savory Muffins Will Make You Question Your Usual Breakfast Pastry

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Falling for savory muffins, one cheesy, herby bite at a time.</i><p>This week, I had a rather steamy encounter …

9 Reasons You Should Definitely Add Basil to Your Cocktail

Summer basil isn't only for tomato and mozzarella salads. It's also great during cocktail hour!<p>Summer basil isn't only for tomato and mozzarella …

How To Make Frozen Watermelon Mint Margaritas

Summer's here and it is hot out there, people. One of our favorite ways to beat the heat is with a boozy frozen drink (duh!). We're all about the wine slushies, frozen daiquiris, spiked shakes, and of course, margaritas. Our latest obsession? Frozen Watermelon Mint Margaritas! Read on for the …

8 Mojito Recipes to Make All Summer Long

<i>Header image: Satsuma Mojito from CHOW</i>A traditional Cuban drink, a classic mojito is white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water, and mint leaves. …

We're in Love With Bacanora, the Missing Link Between Tequila and Mezcal

If you see bacanora at a liquor store or on a bar menu, don't think, just drink.<p>If you see a bottle of bacanora on the shelf of your local liquor store, <b>don't think, just buy</b>. With a flavor that lands somewhere between tequila and mezcal, bacanora is one spirit we're totally okay with drinking neat. …

Drink Outside of the Sangria Pitcher: 9 Grand Marnier Recipes

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>As if Bastille Day weren’t enough to celebrate on July 14th, it’s also National Grand Marnier Day, a holiday you shouldn’t let pass …

Go Nuts: 5 Reasons To Drink Smoothies All Summer Long

There are some things in life—French fries and funnel cake, for example—that taste really good but make you feel really bad after you’ve finished them. And then there are others, like celery and rice cakes that give you a virtuous feeling but don’t do much for your taste buds. Smoothies, the holy …

The Best Wine Pairings for Grilled Steak

It’s no secret that you want to break out your big red wines with steak. When that steak is grilled, don’t be afraid to serve wines that have seen …

7 Greens That Won't Make Your Kids Groan

For many of us, getting our children to eat their veggies is no easy task. Often, there's a collective groan as soon as they spy that something green on the table. But these delicious dishes may actually have your kids asking for seconds.<p><b>1. Zucchini "Noodles" with Pesto & Pine Nuts</b><p>Zucchini …

10 Highly Drinkable Beers That No One Is Drinking

So far as we can tell.<p>I'm a typical New Yorker, and haven't owned a car for nearly two decades, so <i>Car & Driver</i> isn't exactly in my regular reading rotation. Still, I couldn't help notice an intriguing recent feature, The Ten Best Cars that Nobody Buys, highlighting great automobiles that just …

9 Marinades for Grilled Steak

All steaks can benefit from a good marinade, but when grilling less marbled or chewier cuts, like flank or skirt, a marinade can take your meat to …

7 Lemonades You Won’t Find at the Lemonade Stand

Lemonade comes into its own when the mercury rises and afternoons turn sweltering. The simple combination of citrus juice, sugar, and water never …

Citrus Vinaigrette

Makes 1½ cups<p>Active Time: 5 min<p>Total Time: 5 min<p>Always make more salad dressing than you'll need. It takes no longer to mix a big batch, and it means tomorrow night's salad will be ready in minutes. This recipe makes enough vinaigrette for three large salads.<p>January 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 small …

Lemon-Tarragon Vinaigrette

Makes 3/4 cup Servings<p>December 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>2 tablespoons minced shallot<p>1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon<p>1 tablespoon Dijon mustard<p>1/2 cup olive oil<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Combine lemon juice, shallot, tarragon, and Dijon mustard …

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Creamy Dijon Vinaigrette

Makes 3/4 cup Servings<p>When we make vinaigrette, we always reach for Dijon. It's got the perfect balance of zip and bite and helps emulsify the dressing.<p>September 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Pulse 1/4 cup good-quality red or white wine vinegar, 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard, 1 Tbsp. honey, 1/2 …

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Granny Smith Apple Cider Vinaigrette

about 1 1/4 cups Servings<p>November 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Purée 1 chopped Granny Smith apple (with core and peel), 1/4 cup raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar, and 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice in a blender, occasionally scraping down sides of blender with a spatula, until smooth. …

Fresh Chive Vinaigrette

1/4 cup Servings<p>Prep Time: 10 min<p>Total Time: 10 min<p>Herbs in the dressing beg for herbs in the salad, too. We toss this vinaigrette with Bibb lettuce and lots of the tender green herbs--like mint, chervil, and parsley--that we grow in our window box.<p>May 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 small garlic clove, …

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Simone's Shallot Vinaigrette

Makes 1 cup<p>Vinaigrette can be made 1 week ahead and kept refrigerated. Bring to room temperature and shake before using.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 shallot, finely chopped<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar<p>Kosher salt<p>Freshly ground black pepper<p>1/3 cup olive oil<p>Recipe …

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Creamy Lemon–Mustard Vinaigrette

Makes about 1 cup<p>This lemony dressing is the classic vinaigrette, and the recipe is too easy not to make.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 small shallot, chopped<p>¾ cup olive oil<p>¼ cup fresh lemon juice<p>2 teaspoons Dijon mustard<p>1 teaspoon honey<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>Recipe …

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Pomegranate Molasses Vinaigrette

Makes about 1 cup<p>Salt will dissolve more easily before the oil is added, so make sure to season at the beginning.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons pomegranate molasses<p>2 tablespoons red wine vinegar<p>1 tablespoon (heaping) Dijon mustard<p>1 tablespoon honey<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>…

How to Make Amazing Infused Vodka with Herb Stems (and Then Use It in Killer Sangria)

“I believe we should use all of a product that’s usable,” says Jenn Louis, chef and owner of Lincoln and Sunshine Tavern in Portland, Oregon (and an …