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What it's like to work in the restaurant industry – our readers' stories

We heard from hundreds of readers after Guardian Weekend magazine spoke to restaurant industry insiders about the harsher side of their workplaces

25 "Rogue One" Jokes That Will Force You To Laugh

That Darth Vader pun tho. Spoilers ahead.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The 7 Whiskeys You Should Buy

<i>DrinkWire is Liquor.com's showcase for the best articles, recipe and reviews from the web's top writers and bloggers. In this post, Xania Woodman</i> <i>asks</i> …

How to make the perfect Old Fashioned

Despite its name, the Old Fashioned moves with the times. From the first time the ingredients were mixed in the early nineteenth century, Bourbon …


These Star Wars Pumpkin Templates Are All You Need For a Perfect Halloween

For Star Wars fans, every holiday is a chance to celebrate Yoda, Rey, Luke Skywalker, and everything in the galaxy. Of course, Halloween is an epic one, as you can dress up as your favorite character and feel like them for a day. But you can have more Star Wars fun with these free pumpkin …

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The Seven Liquor Books You Need to Read This Fall

Summer is all about relaxing at the beach, enjoying fantastically named potent tropical cocktails, staying up far too late and sleeping in. Sadly, …


Cafe Manager Scolds TripAdvisor Reviewer Who Complained About $3 Cup of Water

A TripAdvisor user who recently dared to complain about the price of her beverage found herself on the receiving end of a serious tongue-lashing from the restaurant's owner.<p>According to <i>The Independent</i>, the spat began last month when a TripAdvisor user known as "Hannah C." went to Bennett's Cafe & …

Lavish Living Magazine // August Issue Preview

How to Dress Any Salad Green, from Arugula to Watercress

Advice on pairing salad greens with dressings, from hearty endive and kale to tender summer mâche mixes<p>Anyone can make a decent salad, but it takes some skill and know-how to create a masterpiece in green. It's important, first, to brush up on the basics: Are you sufficiently drying your greens? …

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Six Hop Varieties That Will Increase Your Craft Beer IQ

The AskMen Acquire team thoroughly researches & reviews the best gear, services and staples for life.<p>Dive into your favorite IPA by seeing what specific nuances different hops can lend to a brew.<p>Not all hops are made equal. There's actually a huge, huge range of varieties from all over the world …


48 Vegetarian Pastas to Make for Your Next #MeatlessMonday Dinner

Meat? We hardly miss it in these satisfying vegetarian pasta recipes.<p><b>Let's all agree right now:</b> Pasta (and some cheese) makes pretty much any vegetable better, from succulent mushrooms to sweet tomatoes. These veg-filled pastas are sure to satisfy at dinner tonight—no meat required.


Brunch Cocktails Are Getting a Much Needed Facelift

Restaurants around the country are upping their brunch cocktail game.<p>More often than not, brunch drinks aren't so pretty. Most restaurants serve asinine concoctions like the Mimosa, one of the greatest crimes against the cocktail ever created. It’ll probably be made with concentrated Tropicana …

Flour Power: Your Definitive Guide to Baking With White, Wheat, and More

Confused about the different types of flour? This guide will walk you through when and how to use AP, bread, pastry, whole wheat, gluten-free, and more.<p>Wheat, whole-wheat, bleached, gluten-free…when it comes to baking with flour, there are more choices than ever. It's a big, scary world in the …


Norwegian Waffles

4 Servings<p>These waffles will be much thicker if you’re using a standard waffle maker, and will only yield six squares (1 1/2 whole waffles). In either case, cook them well-done so you get crisp edges.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour<p>2 tablespoons sugar<p>1/2 tsp kosher salt<p>3 …


34 Cooking Moments When You Know You've Nailed It

It's hard to tell when you've finally achieved the ideal pan-seared fish skin or grill marks on a steak. These photos show us how it's done so you can get it right every time.<p><b>There comes a moment in every cook's life</b> when you know you got it right. The butter's ideally melted, the steak's expertly …


Just Be Cool: 11 Iced Coffee Recipes to Make All Season Long

When it starts to warm up outside, these iced coffee recipes are all we want to drink.<p><b>It's finally time:</b> Picnics, outdoor movies, and beach trips are all within reach, and so should a tall glass of iced coffee. Hang onto your sunglasses: These recipes (some boozy!) will keep you buzzing straight …


‘But You Never Said...’ Why Couples Remember Differently

The root of many arguments, memory is affected by mood and emotions<p>Carrie Aulenbacher remembers the conversation clearly: Her husband told her he wanted to buy an arcade machine he found on eBay. He said he’d been saving up for it as a birthday present to himself. The spouses sat at the kitchen …

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