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Why Bottled-in-Bond Whiskey Is the Best Deal In Booze

Bottled-in-bond whiskeys have been around for almost 120 years, but today hardly anyone knows what the term means. You've probably glanced at them on the bottom shelves of your local liquor store; they're not usually in fancy packaging or crafted by hip little distilleries. But very few whiskeys …

How to Make Chinese Lotus Seed Buns to Rival Any Bakery's

I'm incapable of walking into a Chinese bakery and not walking out with a bun in my hand. Even if my original intention was to purchase bubble tea or an iced milk tea, my eyes can't help but wander, scanning the rows of fluffy buns. Roast pork, hot dog, and even century egg, it seems like there's …

Smoky Roasted Corn Soup With Chipotle Chile From 'The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook'

Now, I know I might be overloading the column with corn-heavy recipes of late, but sweet summer corn is everywhere right now, and I am powerless against it! And it's so versatile, there's always something different and delicious to do with it. So, with no apologies, here is a fabulous way to keep …

Cooking Fats 101: What Makes Fats and Oils Essential to Cooking

If you thought fats only came from slabs of meat (or that persistent pouch around your middle), then it's time for us to have a talk. First off, fats are all over the place, and that's <i>not a bad thing</i>: when it comes to cooking, fats are an essential tool in your arsenal. They're also a much broader …

The Four High End Steaks You Should Know

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>We do quite a bit of steak talk around here, but we've never covered the true basics: how to pick the one you want.<p>First, a definition. <b>Steaks are basically any piece of meat that falls under the category</b> …

6 Grilling Hacks to Step Up Your Live-Fire Game

Labor Day, summer's last big grilling holiday, is rapidly approaching. To help you be the master of the flames this year, I've come up with six of my favorite grilling tricks and hacks that I think every working a grill should know. Learn these, and you' ll go from average backyard burger flipper …

Nutella Crêpe Cake Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Use your favorite crêpe recipe for this cake. You can follow my lead and layer it with Nutella. Or go with raspberry jam. Or brown butter, lemon juice, and powdered sugar. Just know that it's easy to put together but it takes time.<p>Don't assemble the cake when the crêpes are still hot. …

Mexican Chorizo and Garlic Shrimp Burger Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Everyone knows chorizo and shrimp are in love, and there's no reason why this romance wouldn't extend deliciously into the world of burgers. —Mandy @ Lady and pups<p><b>Food52 Review:</b> WHO: Before Mandy @ Lady and pups started her own food blog, she had never successfully followed a …

The Sandwich Cookie Argentineans Love More Than Steak

Argentina is known the world over for the quality of its steaks, and having spent four months studying Spanish there when I was fresh out of law school, I can attest that Argentinians are obsessed with meat.<p>Their steaks weigh over two pounds each, and grown men are ridiculed if they so much as …

Blushing New England Fish Chowder Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> I like my fish chowder to have tons of fish and a little bit of color. You can use any flaky white fish for this recipe to fit that first requirement, but I really think Spanish chorizo is the only way to get that nice blush. —cheese1227<p><b>Serves: 4</b><p>1 teaspoon butter<br>• 1 tablespoon olive …

The Food Lab Turbo: Make This Smoky Eggplant Topping to Upgrade Your Ramen

With the number of excellent ramen kits readily available these days (check out the kits from Sun Noodles and from Myojo Chukazanmai, for instance), I end up eating far more ramen at home than I used to back when I had to make my own whenever I wanted a high-quality fix.<p>The only problem with those …

How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn: Finding a Space is Just the Beginning

More<p>How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn<p>More tales from the restaurant industry<p>The Declaration of Independence wasn't finished until November 1776. We were fighting the British for almost two years by then, and in between drafting the document on July 4th and actually signing the damn …

A Beginner's Guide to German Wine

I was all ready to write this post, but something was missing. I rummaged in my wine fridge and found the perfect thing—a bottle of Peter Lauer's 'Barrel X' riesling. That's better. The bright pop, the mouth-watering freshness of this riesling—and so many German wines—makes it easy to get excited. …

Iced Yogurt With Mead-Baked Peach From 'Paris Pastry Club'

Those of us lucky enough to have childhood memories of picking fruit will most likely remember the dishes made from them. <i>Paris Pastry Club</i> author Fanny Zanotti recalls picking peaches and coming home with a trunkful of them, where they were transformed into a post-lunch dessert.<p>Baked her way, the …

Cantaloupe and Black Pepper Granita

8 Servings<p>A grown-up shaved ice, with a welcome hit of spice from the pepper.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds cantaloupe, rind and seeds removed, coarsely chopped<p>½ cup sugar<p>¼ cup Muscat de Beaumes de Venise or other sweet dessert wine<p>¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus coarsely ground …

Maison Martin Margiela Replica Jazz Club Cologne

Normally if you come home smelling like a jazz club, your significant other is going to wonder what you were up to. But with a couple sprays from …

Mazama Camp Cup

Inspired by the classic enamel camp cups of old, the Mazama Camp Cup is an easy way to add a touch of nostalgia to your next camping adventure. …

Artifact: Oakley Eyeshades

If you're like most of us, you were probably introduced to Oakley via their casual Frogskins, or perhaps the M-Frame glasses that seemed ubiquitous …

Vivobarefoot Bannister Shoe

Roger Bannister was the first man to run a four-minute mile. But as far as we can tell, the Vivobarefoot Bannister Shoe wasn't named after him, as …

Isaora Swim Trunks

Forget the oversized cuts, crazy patterns, and garish colors of most boardshorts you'll find at the nearest Pac Sun — if your plan is to look stylish …

Edison LED Light Bulbs

Add a touch of turn-of-the-century class to your space without needing turn-of-the-century technology with these Edison LED Light Bulbs. Thanks to …

Bell Star Pro Helmet

Having a hard time deciding between an aerodynamic helmet and one that will keep your head cool when you're out on a ride? With the Bell Star Pro …

Pinhook Bourbon

There is an old southern term called Pinhooking, used to describe a keen purchase of a young thoroughbred. Bourbon and thoroughbreds are already …

Aer Duffel Pack

Anyone who heads straight from work to the gym knows the hassles that can come from having two different bags for each, or worse, having to stuff …

Jack Rudy Small Batch Tonic

There's no denying that the brand of gin you use as the base for your gin and tonic makes a huge difference — no great drink has ever started with …

Strand Craft V8 Wet Rod

All personal water craft are not created equally. But you don't have to take our word for it, just have a look at the Strand Craft V8 Wet Rod. …

Corsair Red Absinthe

What happens when you create a non-traditional version of a historically vilified and mysterious spirit? Well, you get Red Absinthe from Corsair, of …

Soto Pocket Torch

One of our favorite pieces of gear, the Soto Pocket Torch transforms a disposable lighter into a full-on, wind-resistant mini-blowtorch, capable of …

Troubadour Weekender Bag

Go straight from the office to the slopes with the Troubadour Weekender Bag. This elegant luggage solution is handmade in Italy using high-quality …

The Tall & Short: An Introduction to Japanese Whisky

The Tall & Short is an ongoing series about the nooks and crannies in the world of unique,<p><i>The Tall & Short</i> is an ongoing series about the nooks and crannies in the world of unique, artisanal spirits and alcohol. Co-written by Raphael Holzer and Elliot Faber, both possess an extensive list of …