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It Is A Mistake To Delegate The Responsibility Of Connecting With Your End Consumers To Someone Else

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff, co-founders of Honest Tea, about their new book: Mission in a Bottle.<p>You can read the highlights of the interview and listen to the podcast here: How to create a successful, mission driven business in a profit driven …

Grilling: Barbecue Beans Recipe

Each week Joshua Bousel drops by with a recipe for you to grill over the weekend. Fire it up, Joshua!<p>I'm going out on a limb here, because this is technically not barbecue, or grilling. But there are few other sides so ubiquitous with both as barbecue beans. Although tastes vary widely across the …

23 Goats Who Cannot Believe They're Really Goats

"Can you believe this?" —these goats

The Best Cucumber Salad

In Bridgehampton, NY there's a great little Sicilian restaurant, Osteria Salina, serving up delicious Italian food. While everything on the menu is great, the simple cucumber antipasto they bring out as soon as you sit down really stands out.<p>In Bridgehampton, NY there's a great little Sicilian …

Recipes

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 …

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Gingery Beef Lettuce Wraps Recipe

<b>Serves 4</b><p>Ingredients<p>2 tsp. vegetable or olive oil<br>• 1 pound ground beef chuck<br>• 2-inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated<br>• 2 scallions, chopped<br>• 2 …

Joe Flacco Admits Ray Lewis' Motivational Speeches Made No Sense at All

LOUD NOISES is all Joe Flacco heard every time Ray Lewis began one of his patented motivational speeches.<p>In an interview with ESPN, the Baltimore Ravens quarterback told reporter Kevin Van Valkenburg that Lewis’ pregame orations—while he meant well—made little to no sense.<p>The admission was spotted …

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Serious Entertaining: A Real Deal Barbecue Feast

As I write, I'm sitting in the passenger seat of a rental car on route 10 between Austin and El Paso, my best friend speeding behind the wheel, and the dogs peering out the back window at the dry grass and pecan trees that cover the Texas Hill Country.<p>At my feet are two styrofoam take-out …

The world's greatest bookshops

Bookshops are a traveller's best friend: they provide convenient shelter and diversion in bad weather, they're a reliable source of maps, notebooks, and travel guides, they often host readings and other cultural events, and if you raced through your lone paperback on the first leg of your trip, the …

The Recipes That'll Help You Get More Blue Cheese In Your Life

Come over to the blue side.<p>Blue cheese is understandably polarizing. It's strong, stinky and to the uninitiated, can be visually off-putting. If you haven't taken your chances with blue cheese yet, you're selling yourself short. Whether it's Roquefort, Gorgonzola or Stilton, blue cheese is like a …

When Was Barbecue Invented?

Because humankind has no doubt been cooking meat since the discovery of fire, it's impossible to point to any one person or culture that "invented" …

Cross Section Photos of Golf Balls Reveal the Diverse Beauty Within

Photographer James Friedman doesn’t play golf, but he had a collection of golf balls lying around. One day, he began to wonder what the guts of the …

The Evolution of American Barbecue

The particularly American form of cooking we call the barbecue has a long history -in fact, it was well established long before Europeans arrived. …

MAPS: A Poll Asked Europeans Which Countries Were Drunkest, Hottest, And Had the Silliest Accents

So the Europe section of Reddit recently celebrated their 30,000th subscriber with an informal poll that sought to figure out what Europeans thought of other Europeans.<p>The results of the "sillier" questions were absolutely hilarious.<p>These maps were compiled and published by user IchBinSisyphos and …

8 Best Fruit-Based Barbecue Sauce Recipes

01 of 08<p>Ketchup, apples and a whole lot of flavor makes this one of my most popular barbecue sauces. The secret is to let these flavors cook down …

Why do normal men turn sexist when they get in front of a barbecue?

All across Britain, the whiff of charred, low-quality sausage meat is hanging in the summer haze. And with it, floating almost indistinguishably in …

Going Whole Hog: The Barbecue Journey of Tyson Ho

When asked what kind of cigar he prefers, Tyson Ho takes a puff and replies, "Free."<p>It's a straightforward answer from a straightforward man. Ho has transformed himself from a financial research manager to a whole hog barbecue pit master in just a few years. He still has the day job, which isn't …

The 16 Best BBQ Spots In 13 Cities Around The US

From New York to Chicago to L.A., Zagat scoured the States for the shining stars of barbecue around America.<p>Here are 16 barbecue spots in 13 cities around the country you need to try this summer.

Is barbecue getting too trendy for its own good?

Whether amateurs or aficionados, people take their barbecue seriously. So when Zagat asked its readers what irked them about the barbecue scene these days, it shouldn't come as a surprise that they had a few bones to pick. One of their quibbles? Hipsters.<p>“I feel that real BBQ gets lost in the …

Best Ever Barbecued Ribs

This go-to recipe for classic barbecued ribs embraces what we refer to as our "oven-cheat" method -- a technique that'll get you ultra-tender meat …

Summer Treat: Vanilla Milk with Chocolate Ice Cubes

Longing for a glass of something icy cold this summer? Or maybe a scoop of ice cream? Have both in one glass with this unusual treat — …

Slow Down And Make Barbecue

It's worth every minute.<p>We're going to let you all in on a little life secret: the key to living well is eating well. While that might mean committing to a healthy diet of nuts and berries for some, for us it means filling our life with food that tastes good (in moderation, of course). And by that …

AMMO: Cross Section Photos of Bullets

In October of 2012, LA-based photographer Sabine Pearlman found herself ensconced in a Swiss WWII bunker photographing 900 different “specimens” of …

Pasta alla Carbonara Recipe

To ensure your eggs don't separate, warm them to room temperature before you use them. I also take a further step by warming a large bowl that I use to whisk the eggs, cheese, and pepper together. To warm the empty bowl, simply set it over your pasta pot as the water is boiling. You want the bowl …

Homemade Fajita Seasoning

June 14, 2013 by Laurie McNamara<p><i>Goodbye store-bought and hello, Homemade Fajita Seasoning! Save your money and use those jars of spices to whip up</i> …

28 Big-Batch Summer Drinks That Know How To Get Down

Leave all that shakin' and stirrin' to the pros. Let's go find a container large enough to bathe a puppy in and fill it with booze and laugh and laugh and laugh.

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Yes, credit cards are making you a bad person

The cashless society—a world where physical money is practically obsolete—has, in just a few years, gone from a utopian dream to something like an inevitability. In Sweden, a national effort is underway to take the country cashless within two decades. Throughout Africa, it’s perfectly common for …