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A Little Work in Advance Makes a Cocktail to Drink All Summer

"It's just a Paloma variation with a cordial instead of a grapefruit soda," Zac Overman, the bar manager of Seattle's Sitka & Spruce tells me, about the fizzy pink drink listed on his menu simply as "Grapefruit." The Paloma is one of the great warm weather drinks, easy enough to make in the …

Move Over Burgers, These Spicy Chicken Wings Need Some Space on the Grill

If you're like most of the grillers I know, you turn to that one tried-and-true recipe every time you fire up the coals. For some, it's their signature juicy burger, for others it's the perfect ribs. For me, it's chicken wings. Tender and juicy, with the perfect ratio of skin to meat, I can't …

10-Minute Fresh Ricotta Gnocchi Get a Spring Makeover With Asparagus and Prosciutto

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>A few weeks back I showed you that you can make fresh ricotta gnocchi in less time than it takes to boil a pot of water. It's absolutely the fastest fresh pasta recipe I know. With a little practice, I've gotten it down to under ten minutes (8 …

Lager Is Craft Beer's Most Exciting Frontier

Every beer fanatic has an 'aha moment.' These stories usually begin with a stolen pull off Dad's Sierra Nevada Pale Ale or a sneaky Brooklyn Pennant from that bar that didn't check IDs. From that beer on, the drinker was never the same. Having tasted what good beer could be, there was no going …

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Nutrition

Turn Your Pasta Into Ramen With Baking Soda

Pop quiz: You're dying for some ramen but aren't anywhere near a place that serves it—and no, the 99-cent instant stuff isn't going to cut it. You live in a neighborhood overflowing with all the ingredients you'd need for, say, Mexican food, but Japanese? Not a chance. <i>What do you do?</i><p>If you'd asked …