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10 Stupid Things Americans Do Overseas

Have you been guilty of a foreign-soil faux pas? Our easy guide to being a good citizen of the world will come in handy next time you get your …

The 4 Types of Gin and What They Even Are

London Dry? Genever? What types of gin are good for what?<p>You might drink gin all the time and consider yourself a well-adjusted, <i>very</i> happy person. Same! But after the third martini, you might start to ask yourself: what even <i>is</i> gin? And why am I ordering so many light-up hula hoops on eBay?<p>Someone, …

Homemade Fig Newtons

Makes about 25<p>If you’re going to make your own Fig Newtons, you might as well make the jam, too. So there’s a recipe within the recipe for that here. If you’d rather use a store-bought jam, choose one that’s very thick or cook it down; otherwise, it will seep out the cut sides.<p>September …

The California Wine Trip You Haven't Heard Of

Not long ago, it was a dusty backwater with the nickname “Los Almost”: a former stagecoach stop with a single main street on the fringe of the Santa Ynez Valley. Though just an hour northwest of Santa Barbara, it felt a good deal more remote. Flash forward to now and once-sleepy Los Alamos (pop. …

Wine Tasting

Want to see America before Trump takes power? These are the 50 greatest US experiences

Given the ever-so-slightly negative reaction to Donald Trump's election victory, not to mention concerns that some nationalities will face difficulty just getting into the country after January 20, it's safe to say that many will want to make the most of the US before the 45th president takes …

7 Delicious Ways to Make a Sidecar, the Too-Often Forgotten Classic Cocktail

Add this drink to your repertoire.<p>When you hear <i>classic cocktail</i>, which drink comes to mind? Unless you're a mixology buff, you probably think <i>martini</i> …

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First time Rome: a beginner’s guide to the Eternal City

First visit to Rome? You’re in luck. You’ll find it easy to see a lot, no matter how limited your time is. It’s good to plan ahead, but ambling aimlessly is also a joy: at times it can seem like there’s an ancient wonder around every corner. Just don’t stress about trying to see everything: for …

Italy

Insider Secrets of Eating in Italy

While exploring small-town Italy over the years, we've found amazing restaurants that feel like you're eating at Grandma's house! They’re not fancy, …

10 Superb Shaken Cocktails

In this week’s video from Panna, mixologist extraordinaire Jim Meehan demonstrates theright way to shake a cocktail. Practice your technique with …

Regent’s Punch

In a 1-qt. saucepan, combine 1⁄2 cup sugar and 1⁄4 cup water. Stir over high heat until sugar dissolves; transfer to a bowl along with pineapple. …

Recipes

The Hot 10 2014: Tosca Cafe, San Francisco (No. 4)

The only thing San Francisco's Tosca Cafe was missing was a menu. Enter one of America's top restaurant duos and a roster of rustic Italian favorites<p>My earliest memories of Tosca Cafe involve clouds of cigarette smoke, too much Fernet, and the kind of characters <b>Tom Waits</b> writes songs about. When I …

Italy's top attractions: taking the 'trap' out of tourist trap

Across the globe, lucky souls are packing for Italy to explore the famed marvels of ancient Rome, find romance along Venice's teal-blue canals – and well-meaning friends are still trying to talk them out of it. 'You're going where? When? But it's a tourist trap!' they gasp.<p>This popular wisdom may …

Italy

Exploring the quiet side of California Wine Country

Blooming orchards under azure skies, vivid mustard flowers beneath budding vines, and rocky hillsides wrapped in fingers of fog – it’s no wonder California’s Wine Country receives millions of annual visitors. With its mild Mediterranean climate and mineral-rich soil, Napa and Sonoma Valleys seem …

Wine

Tangy Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive Dip

“My mom used to make this sun-dried tomato dip to spread on grilled cheddar sandwiches,” says Michael White. He serves it with crudités. <b>Slideshow:</b> …

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World Cup Menu: Global Score!

Ah, the World Cup. Even if you’re not a slave to your bracket, chances are you’ll stay current, if only out of a voyeuristic sense of global …

Caffè Shakerato

Makes 1 Servings<p>To take this in a mocha direction, add 1 ounce chocolate syrup (we like Monin brand best), and cut the simple syrup to 1/2 ounce.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 oz. strong cold-brew coffee<p>1 oz. simple syrup (click for recipe)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Combine coffee and simple syrup in a cocktail …

A Meaty, Boozy Father's Day Menu

Ever wonder how you can add more red meat and hard booze to your life? Father's Day is your gateway for experimentation and hedonistic immersion into …

Perfect Manhattan Recipe

Ingredients (6)<p>Ice cubes<br>• 2 ounces rye whiskey<br>• 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth, preferably Carpano Antica Formula<br>• 1/2 ounce dry vermouth, preferably Dolin<br>• 2 …

Horseradish-Cream Sauce Recipe

Ingredients (6)<p>1/2 cup heavy cream, chilled<br>• 1/2 cup crème fraîche or sour cream<br>• 2/3 cup (5 ounces) prepared horseradish<br>• 2 tablespoons finely chopped …

Huber's Iced Spanish Coffee

This warming coffee cocktail is spiked with Kahlua and rum before being topped with fresh whipped cream. <b>Slideshow:</b> More Coffee Drinks

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24 free things to do in San Francisco

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street …

San Francisco

Fresh Ricotta

Makes about 1 cup<p>A bowl of pasta tossed with fresh ricotta, chopped walnuts, some olive oil, and a little fresh parsley is a beautiful thing. Just saying.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups whole milk<p>1 cup heavy cream<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or distilled white …

Eat Like a Local in Florence

These friendly, reliable, and supremely delicious restaurants will welcome you as if you were one of the locals who have been in the know for years. …

Maple-Mustard BBQ Chicken Recipe

Tip<p>How to Store Chicken<p>Raw or cooked chicken can be stored in a refrigerator for a few days, though it’s important to prevent raw chicken juices from …

Femme Fatale Punch Recipe

Tip<p>When Is New Year's Eve?<p>New Year's Eve is on Dec. 31. This year, New Year's Eve falls on a Sunday.<p>Read More<p>1 of 5<p>Tip<p>What Is New Year's Eve?<p>New …