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Hot Sour Soup

Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<br>• 3 green onions (white and green parts separated), thinly sliced<br>• 2 cloves garlic , minced<br>• 1 1-inch piece ginger , …

The 50 Best Albums Of 2017

30. Ron Miles<i><br>I Am a Man</i><p>The cornet, as Ron Miles plays it, is an instrument of warm color and rounded projection. There's no hint of stridency in his tone, and not much slash in his attack. But it would be a gross underestimation to file him away as an easy listen, or someone who'd trade urgency for …

New Albums

8 Ways to Use Up Leftover Bacon Fat

One of the best parts about eating bacon is figuring out what to do with the bacon grease<p>Bacon is a beautiful thing, and bacon fat—that glistening …

Cooking

One-Skillet Dinners That Keep Dishwashing to a Minimum

Steak. Chicken. Squash. It's all coming together in just one cast-iron skillet.<p>Unfortunate facts of life: You can't drink an after-dinner beer on your back porch when you're inside scrubbing cutting boards, skillets, plates, and sheet trays at the sink.<p>That's why senior food editor <b>Claire Saffitz</b> …

Cooking

Why Syrah is Better than Cabernet

Popular, in demand grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, often command higher prices and offer less value. Try giving the oft-maligned Syrah another chance.<p>…

Ask a Local: An Insider's Guide to Albuquerque, New Mexico

Where to eat alllll of the green chile-filled burritos in a city very, very into chiles.<p><i>This is Spilling the Beans, where plugged-in baristas give us the lowdown on where to go, what to do, and what to eat (and drink) in their hometown.</i><p>Specialty coffee shops like Humble Coffee barely existed when</b> …

New Mexico

11 Essential Books For Your Motorcycle Workshop

If you live in a major city, there are probably motorcycle workshop classes near you. But what if you can’t get to a class—or prefer to figure things out in your own garage or shed? This new series on motorcycle building is designed to help you.<p>Every couple of weeks, we’ll have a how-to article on …

5 Really Cheap Blended Whiskies That Are Surprisingly Tasty

Blended Scotch whisky tends to get a bad rap these days as single malt whisky becomes ever more popular. However, there are plenty of great blends out there that deserve a sip…or 10. For example, London-based blender Compass Box has created some truly hip and tasty blended whiskies that rank with …

Scotch Whisky

Chefs Tell Us Their Favorite Podcasts to Listen to While Cooking (Or Whenever!)

Time to free up some space on your phone.<p>Books and magazines? Who has <i>the time</i>? (Hopefully all of us, but that’s not the point.) Definitely not chefs, who, with their long hours and high-stress jobs, don’t exactly have the bandwidth to just chill out. So, they do what the rest of us do and listen to …

San Francisco

10 Essential Bottles of Bourbon

Rare and delicious bourbons you should try<p>We’re not the only ones who appreciate a fine glass of bourbon. In 2007, <b>Congress officially declared</b> September <b>National Bourbon Heritage Month</b>; eight years later, the allure of the South’s historic spirit is stronger than ever. As a last call for this …

South Carolina

Upscale Whiskeys Pairings for All Your Bro Food

Pairing chicken wings, pretzels, and chocolate cake. Yes, we’re trying to drink whiskey at every meal.<p>Whiskey Sommelier Chris Straka has spent 20 …

The Food That Really Made America Fat

And It's Not Sugar<p>Fat Dogs and Fat Americans<p>Barney's got a problem. He looks like a Wookie from Star Wars, but that's not the problem I'm talking …

Solo Sticks: 10 Best Cigars On A Budget

Perdomo Lot 23 Robusto<p>Short but sweet, the Robusto offers up a ring gauge to 50 and a short length of about 5 inches. The filler comes from …

Cigars

11 Easy High-Protein Recipes for Beginner Cooks

Healthy Eating

5 Love Songs With 5 Chords [Lessons]

<b>For Beginners</b>: Valentine's Day is drawing closer! What do you get for that special someone? How about a sweet serenade of love songs from yourself!

Love Songs

12 Bourbon-Based Recipes You Need to Try

2 minute Read<p>The next best thing to sipping on bourbon is cooking with bourbon. During these chillier winter months, the sweetly savory kick that …

Cooking

21 Incredible Dishes You Can Make in One Skillet

Because doing dishes is a huge buzzkill

Recipe: Spiced rack of lamb with balsamic jus

Combine all ingredients for spice mix.<p>Heat oil in skillet over high heat. Season racks with salt and pepper. Sear each side of racks for 3 minutes a side (6 minutes in total). Remove racks from heat and sprinkle with 2 tbsp spice mixture, reserving remainder for sauce. This can be done up to a day …

Cooking

The Best Scotch Whiskies Under $100

<i>This definitive guide to affordable Scotch explores everything you need to know about the world’s most popular single malt whisky, including</i> …

Whiskey

These 19 Beer Recipes Are What Dreams Are Made Of

Cooking with wine (and drinking it as we go) has been a thing for as long as we can remember — and there’s no shortage of ways to use it (wine ice cream, anyone?). But can we get over wine for a little while? Beer is *totally* where it’s at. Boasting full, deep and rich flavors, beer adds a lot to …

Cooking

30 iconic American hotel bars everyone should have a drink at

All the major hospitality groups are filling their portfolios with new projects inside buzzy and beloved hotels. Hoteliers, too, are answering the bar-hopping public's call: multiple cocktail concepts within a single hotel are becoming the standard at big city hotels, especially those that stand on …

Andy Warhol

Skillet Skills: 7 Meals You Can Make In a Single Cast Iron Pan

Have you been cooking with cast iron lately? A skillet is definitely worth the investment with it's durable versatility. Take a look at these 7 ways …

Cooking

25 Under-the-Radar Albums Every Guitarist Needs to Hear | VIDEO

PHOTO: Jorgen Angel | Getty Images When gutter laureate Charles Bukowski spat out “nobody knows anything,” he certainly wasn’t taking guitarists into …

Charles Bukowski

7 Ways To Eat Healthy For Just $4 a Day

Loading up on the good stuff doesn’t have to strain your wallet<p>Getty Images<p>If you’re not careful, eating healthy <i>can</i> cost more than eating junk.<p>In fact, a recent study in the journal <i>Preventive Medicine</i> found that people who picked more nutrient-rich foods ended up shelling out more at the grocery …

Movie Motorcycles

Since the early days, motorcycles have been used in films as icons of freedom, rebellion, and sex. From the old Panhead chopper that Captain America …

Motorcycles

The Ten Best Motorcycles of 2016

<b>TEN BEST MOTORCYCLES</b><p>We imagined a smoky room 40 years ago where founding publisher Joe Parkhurst, then-executive editor Allan Girdler, and the rest …

Melbourne singer Alex Watts embraces ‘90s guitar pop in new single ‘Cool Change’ and releases lyric video created by Lucy McCallum

Taking an entirely different approach than the soul strut of the previous single, ‘Cool Change’ showcases Watts’ eclectic tastes by embracing ‘90s …

9 mighty woods for outdoor projects

Choose wisely<p>Although no wood is completely immune from rotting and insect damage, some resist decay better than others. Because of naturally …

Paul Gilbert Reveals His Trick for Getting Rock Tones from a Hollowbody Guitar

0<p>SHARES<p>Paul Gilbert made an appearance at a 6-String.com clinic, where he offered some useful advice on how to make “a big huge hollowbody” guitar …

Fender wraps Blues Junior amp in a whiskey barrel

First revealed last year, the Fender Custom Shop is launching the 80 Proof Blues Junior at Summer NAMM this week. Limited to 100 units worldwide, the …