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Braised Brisket with Bourbon-Peach Glaze

8 to 10 Servings<p>No one will fault you for seasoning brisket with salt and pepper, braising it in beer, and calling it a day. But follow chef Lee's method—which calls for a bath of stout, bourbon, and soy sauce; a glaze made with peach jam; and a side of easy homemade pickles if you'd like—and …

Recipes

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 …

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

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'Tis the Season for Asparagus: 7 Simple and Delicious Recipes

It's spring and asparagus is the star. There are endless ways to prepare this versatile vegetable, but these recipes are all super simple and delicious.<p><b>1. Green Pea & Asparagus Soup with Feta, Mint, and Pita Croutons</b><p>This wholesome soup is topped with feta cheese and pita croutons, which add tangy …

9 Mexican Recipes Perfect for the Slow Cooker

Between the quick hustle of the food truck and the casual fun of make-your-own taco get togethers, it’s easy to forget that the process behind making …

Has your home been fraudulently overpriced?

Eight years ago, back when Laura Kemp began her career as an appraiser, her father-in-law, also in the business, shared one of his weirdest home visits.<p>The bank once sent him to check out a bungalow on a 20-acre lot outside Winnipeg, requiring a full appraisal before it would release the funds for …

Fish And Seafood Burger Recipes You Should Make For Dinner Tonight

There's no denying the allure of a big, fat, juicy beef burger. It's the reason they're plastered all over billboards and always showing up on our television screens. They're downright delicious. But don't you ever get bored of eating the same old burger?<p>The answer should be yes. Especially if you …

Canadian wireless carriers brace for surge of expired contracts

Canada's wireless carriers are quietly ramping up efforts to hang on to customers in the face of a June deadline that will spark a period of increased shopping around with millions of subscribers free from their contracts at once.<p>That's when customers will be able to walk away – with no …

The "Billionaire Hubs" - A Look At The Housing Habits Of The World's Ultra Richest People

When it comes to our current pre-war, pre-revolutionary world (in Paul Tudor Jones' words) there are two social classes which are jockeying for the …

36 Ways to Eat Sandwiches for Every Meal

There's a sandwich in here with your name on it.<p>Whether you like your sandwiches hot or cold, savory or sweet, these recipes will have you rollin' in bread from breakfast to dessert.

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The BA Patty Melt

Makes 4 Servings<p>You may ask yourself, Does this sandwich really need mayonnaise? The answer is yes. A swipe of mayo, not butter, on the bread encourages that gorgeous exterior. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>caramelized onions<p>2 …

Housing market hints at changes with declines in key cities

The housing market is a system that transfers wealth from young people buying first homes to long-time owners who sell.<p>It has always been so, but in recent years things have gone a little crazy. That's why the latest developments in the housing market are so notable for two groups – young adults …

Canadian Real Estate

Here's the hierarchy of luxury brands around the world

"The brands bought are actually more important than the level of money earned," HSBC managing director Erwan Rambourg writes in his recent book, "The Bling Dynasty: Why the Reign of Chinese Luxury Shoppers Has Only Just Begun."<p>Rambourg created a brand pyramid to show how major brands range in …

The Luxury Lifestyle Portal

Culture<p>Gucci newest retail outpost in Soho, New York is a reflection of Creative Director Alessandro Michele’s aesthetic. The concept space also …

The ghost children: In the wake of China’s one-child policy, a generation is lost

The ghost children<br>of China<p>In 1980, China introduced the one-child policy. In the process, it created a lost generation – second and third children who went unregistered, couldn’t go to school, and who continue to live in the shadows. <b>Nathan VanderKlippe</b> explores the human and economic costs of one …

Win your Ideal Holiday with Luxury Travel Diary

<b>While one-third of 2015 has come and gone and our New Year’s resolutions subtly slip to a remote place in the back of our minds, we tend to need some</b> …

Looking for a $10,000 luxury watch? Don't buy the Apple Watch Edition

At today’s Apple Watch announcement we learned just what it can do and how much it will cost. Comparisons between "smart" watches (about which I write maybe one-and-one-fourth days of the year) and traditional mechanical watches (about which I write some 364 days of the year) have been the topic of …

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The Road To Basel Episode 2: Inside The Atelier With The Legendary Philippe Dufour

On the road from Geneva to the sleepy village of Le Solliat in the Vallée de Joux, one drives past the likes of Audemars Piguet, of Patek Philippe, …

57 Things You Can Do to Be a Better Cook Right Now

1. Buy an instant-read digital meat thermometer.<p>The quickest way to ruin a perfectly marbled $25 steak? Cutting into it to figure out if it’s medium …

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How to Make Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Hawaiian sweet rolls have been a staple of the island state since the 1950s. A cousin to honeyed Portuguese sweet bread, the dinner roll favorite is often sold in 12-packs at the grocery store and eaten as part of sliders and other sandwiches — or plain with a little butter. Here, the team at …

Memo to twentysomethings itching to buy a house: Patience pays

Thirtysomething is the new twentysomething when getting into the real estate market.<p>Buying young? It's a tragedy in the making. At a time of life when mobility is a virtue, young adults could be tied down to a house that sucks their bank account dry every month. Who says there's no such thing as …

Introducing: The Fast Foodie!

Drive-thru grub sucks. Cook this fast, healthy meal instead<p>Hungry man, meet the Fast Foodie, a new <i>Men's Health</i> franchise delivering meals that are rich in protein (30-plus grams) and ready to eat in less than 15 minutes.<p>First up: this savory wild teriyaki salmon from Tadashi Ono, executive chef of …

Seven Sushi Rules You're Probably Breaking

Whether in the form of a quick office lunch or a multi-course omakase, sushi is more popular than ever these days. But there's more to it than just fish and rice: It's an ancient art, and people new to the experience — as well as seasoned diners in need of a refresher — should keep a few guidelines …

25 Vegan Soups So Unbelievably Creamy, You'll Never Know They're Dairy-Free

No dairy? No problem. You can still have your creamy, hearty, delicious soup and eat it, too.<p>Thanks to brilliant recipes that swap heavy cream for ingredients like cashews, buttery vegetables and heart-healthy oils, lush and velvety soups can be yours for the slurping. Whether you're vegan, …

What not to ask about at a job interview

After waiting and hoping, you finally get the call – for a job interview.<p>It is for the job you really want and you immediately pore over potential interview questions and review your research on the company. You get to the interview and sail through it confidently, knowing you were made for this …

8 Scallop Recipes for Every Diet

Scallops are a wonderful option for all types of diets. Whether you’re counting calories, avoiding carbs, or looking to indulge in a decadent seafood …

3 Ways to Make the Perfect Guacamole

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>Guacamole is a staple that everyone loves -- but is there a way to make it even better than you thought?<p>Empellon's Alex Stupak believes there is more than one way to make delicious guacamole, so he shows us three ways to tackle the …

Raichlen’s Super Bowl Menu, 2015

The second biggest eating day of the year (second only to Thanksgiving) is approaching fast.I speak of Super Bowl Sunday, of course, that …

12 Luxury Watches That Are Ridiculously Cool and Psychotically Expensive

7. The Urwerk UR-202 - Price: $170,000<p>8. Jaeger LeCoultre Gyro Tourbillon - Price $400,000<p>photo credit: <i>peter-chong.blogspot.com</i><p>9. HM3 Frog Zr - …