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California's top experiences

From towering redwood forests in foggy Northern California to perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches in the south, this 'Golden State' alongside the Pacific simply begs to be explored. Come for the landscape, stay for the sensational meals, and glimpse the future in the making on America's creative …

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17 of the world's most overlooked islands

<b>(CNN) —</b> Let's be honest: Islands are rarely a hard sell, but some of these pretty places for always-needed indulgence get a little more love than others.<p>But on the world's lesser-known islands, still-secret spots, aquamarine seas and a relative lack of selfie-snappers could add up to castaway …

These Are The Best Cuts Of Steak To Grill

If you're gonna spend your money, make sure it's on the right cut.<p>You can’t just buy a hunk of meat, throw it on the grill and expect to eat a tasty feast. It <i>could</i> happen if luck is on your side, but if you buy the wrong cut of meat chances are you’ll end up with a tough, chewy meal that will feel …

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15 most beautiful island hotels around the world | CNN Travel

(CNN) — From Australia to the Caribbean, there's no shortage of beautiful island hotels around the world.<p>Whether you're after a glitzy private island getaway or a low-key tropical destination, we've picked some of the world's most stunning island hotels where you can stay:<p>1. Lacaula Island …

12 Secrets To Smoked Ribs You Never Knew

In my quest to gather the secrets to a perfectly smoked ribs, I found a guide that simplifies the secrets. Get it here.<p>The one that stands out for me …

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Meat: 28 Tips and Tutorials

How do you cook and shred a pork shoulder? How do you carve a roast chicken? How do you check the temperature on a turkey? What's the secret to …

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Smoked Spare Ribs 4-1-1 With Butter Inside

<b>Smoked spare ribs</b> injected with butter mixed with my original rib rub (purchase recipes here) and cooked 4-1-1 style (explained below) are just what …

The best BBQ food ideas: Meat and fish ideas to veg, desserts and cocktails

If you're planning a World Cup Final party al fresco, don't just throw a few boring bangers on the barbecue: a simple marinade can transform even the cheapest cuts of meat, while vegetables like asparagus and peppers are also delicious when grilled.<p>Here are some of the Telegraph's most tantalising …

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10 Mouth-Watering Recipes to Kick Off Grilling Season

Fire up the grill this weekend and impress your friends with these crowd-pleasing, easy recipes. They're sure to become your go-to favorites of the summer!<p><b>1. Juicy Steakhouse Burgers</b><p>These burgers are tender, juicy and full of flavor -- just like the ones served at your favorite steakhouse. <b>GET THE</b> …

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The Best Way To Season And Grill Ribs

July 19, 2014<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Rubs and ribs is a science, plain and simple. So AskMen met up with BBQ scientist and pit master Dylan Kier to find out exactly what it take to prepare and grill the perfect ribs. We took a trip to Urban Bonfire to learn everything possible on the art of grilling ribs.<p>In …

10 Essential BBQ Sauce Recipes for Summer - Chowhound

<i>Header image: CHOW</i><p>With the official start of grill season – easily our favorite season – it’s FINALLY time for some good ole fashioned barbecue. And …

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27 Insanely Delicious Pieces Of Meat

To be clear, this is straight meat porn.

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> …

The Top 25 New and Improved BBQ Joints in Texas

It’s been two years since <i>Texas Monthly</i> published its last Top 50 BBQ Joints list. It was a feat of reporting that took me and my barbecue-eating …

Infographics That Will Teach you how to cook your beef well!

When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or …

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How to Prepare Your BBQ for Winter

When the temperature drops and you aren’t barbecuing outdoors anymore, it’s time to prepare your BBQ for a few cold months under cover. Here’s how to …

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Best Ever Barbecued Ribs

This go-to recipe for classic barbecued ribs embraces what we refer to as our "oven-cheat" method -- a technique that'll get you ultra-tender meat …

The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Fajitas

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>I'm not particularly proud of my time spent working at the kinds of cheesy chain restaurants you'd find next to the Victoria's Secret at the mall, or perhaps in Times Square. But aside from making me shun …

How to Make Fall Off the Bone Ribs

<i>How to Make Fall Off the Bone Ribs</i> is part two in my series partnering with <i>Kraft</i> Barbecue Sauce to help launch their revamped barbecue sauce line …

How To Barbecue Ribs: A Guide For The Perplexed

Pork ribs are to Serious Barbecue—which is something distinct from the burgers-and-dogs routine for which your average Suburban Dad-type unfurls his …

The 50 best barbecue joints in America, ranked

So we teamed up with Foursquare to compile a list of the top barbecue joints across the US.<p>Because the city-guide app allows users to save and favorite the venues they love, Foursquare was able to track down which barbecue spots are getting the most praise across America. Foursquare included the …

Why Roth Retirement Accounts are Very Overrated & Over-hyped

Me: Forgive me father, for I have sinned. Father Finance: You are in a safe place to share your sins, my son. What would you like to confess? Me: I …

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How to Ladder CDs

How to build a CD ladder? It’s a great question — unless you have no idea what a CD “ladder” even is. Let’s start at the beginning. A CD ladder is a …

What is intermittent fasting, and is it healthy?

When you hear the word "fasting," you probably think of gimmicky diets—and, um, feeling "hangry." But a growing body of research suggests that cycling super low-calorie days into your normal eating plan could potentially improve your health (more on that later). But before you skip lunch and let …

All About Flank Steak, and 6 Tips on How to Cook It

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: We're learning all about flank steak -- including how to cook it to</i> …

That Sugar Film: how 60 days of eating ‘health food’ led to fatty liver disease

Australian documentary maker Damon Gameau cracks open the refined sugars hidden in so-called ‘healthy’ packaged food in a gonzo activist mission to map his own mental and physical disintegration<p>Actor Damon Gameau strapped drugs to Matthew Newton’s stomach in Underbelly and received an AFI …

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About the Keto Diet

The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, adequate-protein, high-fat diet. It’s also surrounded by controversy. However, in healthy individuals, it is …

Scrubbing Out Austin’s BBQ Growth?

If you live on the outskirts of Austin, your suburb might be the new target for barbecue joints looking to open in Travis County. That is if …

Viva Las Vegas (on a low-roller's budget)

Hey, big spender - think a weekend in Vegas means blowing your life savings at the blackjack table? The glittering Strip may conjure up images of slick card dealers, Dom Perignon, and Demi Moore rolling around on a hotel bed covered with hundred-dollar bills, but you can live it up in Sin City on a …

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