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3 Party Salsas in 30 Minutes

I’m not a multitasker. Ordinarily, I never attempt more than two recipes at a time (structure and planning just aren’t my strong suits). I spent last …

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Classic Carrot Cake

Heat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 9" x 13" baking dish; set aside. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and …

10 Reasons The Bao Is The Best Sandwich You've Never Tried

When it comes to Asian starches, the dumpling seems to get most of the attention. And that just doesn't seem fair. While we have absolutely nothing against those delicious balls of dough, we would like to shift the spotlight onto another Asian carb experience: the baozi, or as we colloquially call …

Top 10 Steakhouses in the U.S.

How do you like your steak? Rare and juicy? Well done and charred? Bone-in or filet? Accompanied by wine or Bourbon? No matter how you order your steak, GAYOT.com's selections of the Top 10 Steakhouses in the U.S. are great places to meet for meat.<p><b>Nick & Sam's</b><p>3008 Maple Ave.<p>Dallas, TX 75201<p>A chic …

29 Inspiring Watercolor Ideas for Your Nuptials

As much as we love the rustic wedding trend, it’s about time it gets replaced. And in its crowning position of Top Wedding Trend of the Moment comes a stark contrast — the watercolor-themed wedding. It’s soft. It’s feminine. It’s pretty. And we’ve got tons of eye candy and ideas on what would make …

Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder with Mustard and Sage

8 Servings<p>Serve this over a bed of soft polenta for catching the juices, with a simply dressed salad on the side.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 skinless, bone-in pork shoulder (Boston butt; 5–6 lb.)<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>½ cup Dijon mustard<p>¼ cup finely chopped fresh sage<p>2 …

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Cotton Candy

The Top-Searched Whiskeys, In Order From Worst To Best

Since we endeavored to start sharing our opinions with you, by ranking pies in order from worst to best, you've had plenty of thoughts about both our methodology in compiling the lists, as well as how we've decided to rank things. That's what we like about you guys -- you think so much. And then …

Women Who Love Whiskey: Heather Greene

By Rachel Friedman, <i>Bon Appétit</i><p><i>Heather Greene, whiskey sommelier (Credit: Frank Wu)</i><p>In the world of whiskey, Heather Greene has some significant firsts: first American woman to serve on the Scotch Malt Whisky Society Tasting Panel in Scotland; first woman to win Whisky Magazine's American Young …

Whiskey Smackdown: Scotch vs. Bourbon (Astor Center)

Learning is so much more fun when you’re drinking. I had a blast at the <b>Whiskey Smackdown: Scotch vs. Bourbon</b> class at the Astor Center. Our …

Scotch Glossary: 10 Terms You Should Know

It's time for another entry in our cocktail-glossary series. Today, I'll be clearing up some terms related to Scotch whisky production. Having trouble remembering the difference between single-malts and blended Scotches? Not sure what so singular about single malts in the first place? Today's your …

The Mediterranean Diet for Beginners: The Complete Guide - 40 Delicious Recipes, 7-Day Diet Meal Plan, and 10 Tips for Success

• <b>Author:</b> Rockridge Press<p>“When eating well tastes like a yearlong vacation, it’s easy and exciting to do.”<b>—From Rockridge Press, the publisher of Amazon bestsellers, Paleo for Beginners and The Wicked Good Ketogenic Diet Cookbook</b><br>For most people, dieting and deprivation of variety and flavor go hand …

Andrew Zimmern on the Power and Problems of Yelp

<i>More than a year ago, chef and Bizarre Foods Andrew Zimmern created a bit of a stir when he called Yelp a "tremendous forum for a bunch of uninformed morons" on his Go Fork Yourself podcast. He later invited Yelp's public policy director Luther Lowe on the show to defend the online review site. In</i> …

The United States of Hot Sauce

From sea to shining sea, we've rounded up hot sauces from every state in the Union (plus D.C., minus N.D.). Which one represents your home?<p></head>America is going from a country of mayo spreaders to one of hot sauce heatniks, with no signs of stopping. Since 2000, the American hot sauce market has …

New Jersey

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Make Your Own Smoked Sriracha!

What’s even better than barrel-aging Sriracha? Smoking it. This is my sixth attempt at a smoked Sriracha in the style of Huy Fong Foods’ rooster …

19 Shot Glasses You Can Eat

Throw it back, then chomp it up.

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The Mac and Cheese Stuffed Bacon Weave Taco

Even though I wrote about it almost a year ago, my Bacon Weave Taco post is still one of the most popular stories over on DudeFoods.com. I've done a couple different variations of it since then, including a Bacon Weave Choco Taco, but none of them have been quite as ridiculous as this most recent …

World's Tallest Vertical Garden Is Growing In Sri Lanka

The high-rise apartment building is a fusion between a skyscraper and a forest.<p>Sri Lanka will literally have roses in the air next year, as architecture firm Milroy Perera and Maga Engineering are collaborating to build a 46-floor, high-rise building that will be outfitted with the world's tallest …

The Crystal Forever in Sainte Chapelle

15 jazz records for people who don't like jazz

<b>Busting the myth of jazz as a private island for the smug, middle-aged and lonely.</b><p>When the idea for this feature first came up it was with the …

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20 Essential Dishes to Get You Through the Winter

We see you there, huddled under your blanket on your couch, with fuzzy socks on and a gigantic sweater. We know it feels too cold to move, to even sneak your arm out from underneath the covers and grab the television remote. But we've got twenty new blankets for you right here: twenty dishes to …

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100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

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Dubai Cryogenic

25 Documentaries Every Arts & Culture Lover Needs To Watch Right Now

We've all sat in front of our Netflix accounts, tirelessly sifting through film and television genres like "Dark Biographical 20th Century Period Pieces" and "Quirky TV Shows Featuring a Strong Female Lead," never quite finding that perfect piece of cinematography. Defeated by your own streaming …

Sriracha Chemistry: How Hot Sauces Perk Up Your Food And Your Mood

Anyone who has ever drizzled, doused or — heck — drenched their food with Sriracha knows the hot sauce can make almost any dish taste better.<p>But could these spicy condiments also make us a little happier?<p>The science geeks over at the American Chemical Society made a little video that breaks down …

9 Chili Recipes That Are Like a Warm Hug

Is there anything better than a bowl of chili?<p>Really, though -- it's spiced, warm, and hearty; it's flexible enough to endure endless variations; and, above all, it's the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Whether you're vegan, gluten-free, or the dreaded picky eater, no one can turn up their nose at a bowl …

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Watch: A Captivating Time-Lapse Of Snowflakes Forming In Midair

What does a snowfall look like? Not as it floats down from a gray sky to land upon an outstretched tongue, but as it grows from a single molecule? It looks like some kind of crystal flower, blossoming from a singularity in space-time.<p>Backed by a soft piano nocturne taken from Aphex Twin, Russian …