Nicole Ratigan

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Wasabi Makes a Comeback

What’s the next hot thing in hot things? Dale Talde, of NYC’s Talde and Pork Slope, thinks it’s a nasal-clearing blast from the past: wasabi.<p><i>We asked</i> …

How to Buy Bitters for Your Home Bar

We are in a bitters boom.<p>We are in a bitters boom. Everywhere you look there’s a new shiny, tiny bottle of distilled Sriracha bitters or plum blossom …

8 Ultra-Simple Cocktails Made with Booze, Bitters and Not Much Else

Here, eight brilliant, ultra-simple cocktail ideas.<p>Historically, a cocktail is defined as a drink made with spirits, sugar, water and bitters. No …

The 7 Meatiest Dishes That Still Count as Salads

Salads are ideal for summer, especially when produce is nearing its peak. But sometimes, what you really want is meat. Here, seven hearty salads with …

7 Happy Hour Drinks to Make in 10 Minutes or Less

From citrusy beer cocktails to refreshing cucumber margaritas, here are seven super fast cocktails that are perfect for happy hour.<p>From citrusy beer …

9 Quick and Easy Pickles

Summer is coming to an end. Don’t panic. Just pickle. Here, nine super-speedy pickle recipes that will help you preserve some summer flavor.<p>Summer is …

Why You Should Make Slab Pie Right Now

The blogger behind The Crepes of Wrath is passionate about pie—especially in rectangular form.<p><i>Here, the blogs you should be reading right now with</i> …

9 Dishes to Make Before Oranges (and OJ) Become a Luxury

Florida’s famous orange groves are under attack!<p>Florida’s famous orange groves are under attack! Citrus greening, a disease that results in small, …

Why Vinho Verde is the Best Summer Party Wine

“I’m a simple dude,” says St. Louis chef Kevin Nashan.<p><i>After a night on the line, most chefs have a go-to drink, from cheap beer to a house</i> …

10 Underrated Tequila Cocktails

So, after watching this video from Panna, you’ve mastered the margarita. What’s next for a budding tequilaphile? Turn your attention to these 10 …

10 Ways to Use Tomato Sauce

You’ve put up jars and jars of fresh tomato sauce, now here’s how to use it (beyond pasta, of course).<p><i>You’ve put up jars and jars of fresh tomato</i> …

7 Ways to Cook with Tequila

Here, seven tequila-infused recipes.<p>Our favorite thing to make with tequila is, of course, a margarita (preferably made using Jim Meehan’s expert …

10 Summery Recipes for International Bacon Day

Each year, International Bacon Day falls on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Clearly, these holidays are meant to be merged—but how?<p>Each year, …

7 Ways to Use Summer Fruit for Labor Day Cocktails

Now is the time to make these seven refreshing cocktails with ripe peaches, watermelon and strawberries.<p>Now is the time to make these seven …

3 Post-Labor Day Rosés to Drink Now

If you’re like me, you believe rose has a place on the table year-round (or at least into the next few months). Here are three rosés you can still …

5 Ways to Make a Whiskey Sour

You might think you don’t like whiskey sours. That’s probably because you’ve only had them made with neon yellow sour mix. And that’s no good.<p>You …

6 Delicious Ways to Take Out Your Aggression on Garlic

Smashing garlic isn't just a good culinary skill; it's also a great way to relieve stress. Here, six garlicky recipes that will let you smash away.<p>In …

4 Kinds of Trendy Pretzels to Make Now

Here, four delicious pretzels to make now.<p>According to food industry consulting firm Technomic, successful "flavor trends" evolve along a predictable …

6 Game-Day Snacks That You Can Make During Half Time

And you won't even miss the half time show.<p>The Super Bowl is next weekend and it’s time to start making a game plan for snacks. If you don’t have …

7 Cocktails You Should Definitely Make for Game Day

From minty mojito Jell-O shots to Tabasco-spiked bloody marys, here are seven ideal drinks to make this weekend.<p>From minty mojito Jell-O shots to …

7 Sauces to Upgrade Roast Chicken

It’s tough to improve on a perfect, crispy-skinned roast chicken, but adding a sauce can be an excellent upgrade.<p>It’s tough to improve on a perfect, …

13 Nostalgic Childhood Foods for Grown-Ups

Here are 13 recipes inspired by everyone’s favorite childhood foods.<p>Remember being a kid? All you needed to be happy was a gooey grilled cheese …

13 Best-Ever Sundae Toppings

From chewy tapioca balls to fluffy coconut-lime marshmallows, here are 13 incredible sundae toppings that are sure to please.<p>For star chef Jacques …

5 Crowd-Pleasing DIY Happy Hour Snacks

Here, five tasty snacks to make that will be a hit at any home happy hour.<p>Master chef Jacques Pépin knows that a good host makes people happy. Here, …

11 Foods That Make People Happy

Here, 11 of F&W's most happiness-inducing recipes ever.<p>As Jacques Pépin explains in today's Chefs in Conversation video, your goal as a cook should …

The Perfect Breakfast Wine

This bright and slightly fizzy wine is a favorite of chef Zak Pelaccio.<p><i>After a night on the line, most chefs have a go-to drink, from cheap beer to a</i> …

6 Best Cheeses for Burgers

One way to make sure you’re treating a burger right is to top it with really great cheese. Here, the six best cheeses for burgers.<p>As chefs Michael …

7 Best-Ever BLTs to Cure a Hangover

Here, seven amazing takes on the BLT.<p>In today’s Chefs in Conversation video, Tim Love reveals his ultimate hangover cure. Let’s just say it’s …

Curative Cocktails: 6 Boozy Prescriptions for What Ails You

Life would be better if going to the doctor were like going to the bar.<p>Life would be better if going to the doctor were like going to the bar. Way …

9 Best Warm, Melty Sandwiches

From super-fast melts to decadent ham and cheese sandwiches, here are nine amazing melty sandwiches to help with hangover recovery.<p>For chef Tim Love, …