Giorgos Koulouriotis

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The Best Cheeses for Every Kind of Romantic Situation

Different types of dates require different types of cheese; let the cheese you serve do the talking.<p>You dodged a bullet—no underwhelming restaurant Valentine’s Day prix fixe this year! The plan is a night at your place. You <i>could</i> spend hours shopping and cooking, or you could <b>let cheese do all the</b> …

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Guide for Men's Winter Headwear | The Art of Manliness

I remember being told as a kid that it was important to wear a hat in cold weather because 80-90% of your body heat escapes through your head.<p>As it …

Ask A Bartender: Essential Tools for the Home Bar

While professional bartenders have all the equipment they need, those of us making drinks at home don't start out fully equipped. So we asked professionals across the country about the most essential tools for a home bar. Here's what they recommended.<p>"A measuring cup (or <b>jigger</b>) until you really can …

20 Mile March: How to Achieve Your Goals With Consistency | The Art of Manliness

Nine years ago, business authors Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen, along with a team of 20 researchers, set out to answer this question: <i>Why do some</i> …

TOM FORD Anti-Fatigue Eye Treatment

Ask a Sommelier: How to Pair Vegetables With Red Wine

In chilly weather, many folks crave robust red wines, but not of us all eat a ton of meat. A nice juicy steak might be the perfect foil for Cabernet or Tempranillo, but what options do we have in the vegetarian zone? Are there certain red wines that are especially veggie-friendly? Certain …

Make The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co.'s Three-Rum Old Fashioned at Home

Winter temperatures call for warming your cockles, and this Old Fashioned variation from Mike Treffehn (head bartender at The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. in Philadelphia) really hits the spot when the mercury dips low. Blending three rums together to maximize the layered flavors, it's a …

Drinking Out Loud

Last month a federal jury found 37-year-old Rudy Kurniawan guilty of fraud for selling counterfeit wines and defrauding a finance company. It was …

9 Filipino Dishes You Need to Know

How We Spend Our Days Is How We Spend Our Lives: Annie Dillard on Choosing Presence Over Productivity

The meaning of life has been pondered by such literary icons as Leo Tolstoy (1904), Henry Miller (1918), Anaïs Nin (1946), Viktor Frankl (1946), Italo Calvino (1975), and David Foster Wallace (2005). And though some have argued that today’s age is one where “the great dream is to trade up from …

In Defense of Eating Alone

Last night, like many nights before, I ate alone. In public. On purpose. I sat at the bar in a well-regarded Italian restaurant and ordered a bowl of spaghetti and a glass of wine. I picked a seat in the middle of the bar, which was not crowded, and was polite, if not necessarily chatty, with the …

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The 25 Best Soups, In Order

We've said it before and we'll say it again -- if someone makes you soup, they love you. Plain and simple.<p>To be clear, aside from a poorly made one, there is no bad soup. Soup, by its very definition, is comforting and nourishing, be it hot or cold, thin or thick, healthful or loaded with cream and …

Yusef Lateef obituary

Long before cross-cultural fusions involving jazz musicians became the norm, Yusef Lateef, who has died aged 93, made a point of using Middle Eastern and Asian instruments on his albums. Apart from brief stints as a sideman, he continued to bring different types of music together in groups …

The Daily Routines of Great Writers

<i>UPDATE: These daily routines have now been adapted into a labor-of-love visualization of writers’ sleep habits vs. literary productivity.</i><p>Kurt Vonnegut’s recently published daily routine made we wonder how other beloved writers organized their days. So I pored through various old diaries and …

Where You Are: Cartography as Wayfinding for the Soul

Humanity has had a long and obsessive relationship with maps as sensemaking tools serving such diverse purposes as propaganda, imaginative interpretation, emotional memory, and timekeeping. Far from the precise navigational tools they once were, maps have now blossomed into masterworks of artful …

The Best of Art of Manliness 2013 | The Art of Manliness

Merry Christmas! The crew at the Art of Manliness will be taking the coming week off to spend time with family and reboot before the new year. So we …

How to Make a French Omelette

<i>Once you've perfected basic techniques like frying an egg and cooking rice, it's time to move on to those things that may have initially scared you off. Every other Monday, chef and stylist</i> <i>Camille Becerra</i> <i>is going beyond the basics to help us tackle even the scariest cooking techniques.</i><p><i>Today</i>: <i>Camille</i> …

The 13 Best Books of 2013: The Definitive Annual Reading List of Overall Favorites

All gratifying things must come to an end: The season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists — which covered writing and creativity, photography, psychology and philosophy, art and design, history and biography, science and technology, children’s literature, and pets and animals — comes …

Zadie Smith’s 10 Rules of Writing

In the winter of 2010, inspired by Elmore Leonard’s 10 rules of writing published in <i>The New York Times</i> nearly a decade earlier, <i>The Guardian</i> reached out to some of today’s most celebrated authors and asked them to each offer his or her rules. My favorite is <b>Zadie Smith’</b>s list — an exquisite balance …

How to Give a Good Compliment | The Art of Manliness

“Idle words are characterless and die upon utterance. Evil words rankle for a while, make contentions, and then die. But the hopeful, kind, cheering …

The Surprising History of Hot Chocolate | The Art of Manliness

‘Tis the season for hot cocoa.<p>At least it is for red-cheeked children who are looking to warm up after coming in from a well-spent snow day.<p>And for …

How to Wear a Tuxedo: A Man's Guide to Black Tie | The Art of Manliness

Nothing makes a man feel as sharp and debonair (and makes the ladies swoon) as when donning a tuxedo.<p>Unfortunately, “black tie” is an often …

George Sluizer and River Phoenix: Last Film for Old Dutch Master of Cinema and Young American Actor of Movies

Conjure up the subtle combinations of Dutch and French accents spoken in his excellent English, peppered with the grainy mustard of age and the knowingness of time. His storytelling, no less rich in detail than his filmmaking, referencing memories of his past like pages from a book. I have known …

The Serious Eats Cheese and Wine Pairing Cheat Sheet

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>It's New Year's Eve, and your guests are about to come tumbling in. You set out bowls of salty snacks and a grand platter of cheeses. There's creamy white chèvre, a Stilton, some Brie, nutty aged Gruyère, tangy …

Champagne: Everything You Need to Know, from Labels to Sabers

From understanding labels to sabering the bottle, here's everything you need to know about Champagne, the king of sparkling wine<p>It's that season again—at last! The time of popping corks, bubbles in your nose, and celebratory toasts to, well, whatever we happen to feel like at the moment. For the …

10 Best Things We Drank Around LA in 2013

I think we can all agree: we can never have too many weeknight meal options. 15 quick dinners for your average tuesday night: http://thekitc.hn/JiLvmM