Sam Masters

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What makes a great wine list?

Today’s sommeliers are offering diners shorter and more navigable selections<p>The first glance at a wine list can be a flustering experience. Keeping thirst in line with budget while surfing a sea of grapes, names and years, many of them unknown, as dining companions tap urgently at the table and …

Booze bargains: when to buy your alcohol for less

New research reveals the cheapest weeks of the year to buy wine, beer, champagne and spirits<p>Christmas parties may not be uppermost in shoppers’ minds right now but if bargains are a priority – and you don’t mind buying in bulk – then timing your alcohol shopping can mean big savings.<p>According to …

Grilled artichokes with salsa verde? Brilliant idea, @andrewoknowlton!

How to Make 'Grown-Up Lemonade,' Which We'll Be Drinking All Summer Long

Faced with the challenge of inventing a new summer cocktail, one Brooklyn bartender turns to the Franco-Italian liqueur genepy for a new twist<p><i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of the people and relationships that built and sustain Andrew Tarlow’s Brooklyn restaurant mini-empire.</i><p>…

Our Favorite Burger Recipes from Classic to "Crunchified"

Juicy burgers—from beef, to turkey, to veggie—that you'll want to get on your grill right now.<p><b>Fire up that grill already</b>—it's practically begging for one of these juicy burgers to make that delightful sizzling noise.

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Holborn Dining Room, London WC1, restaurant review

It’s a good-looking place, but what a pity that – from lobster to liver – it has a tendency to overcook food<p><b>Holborn Dining Room</b> 252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN <b><br>Contact:</b> 020 3747 8633 <b>www.holborndiningroom.com</b> <b><br>Price:</b> Three courses: <b>£34.20</b><p>Holborn Dining Room looks a lot like a lot of places – that …

5 Ways to Make Your Kids a Healthier Breakfast

Tips for making kids' breakfasts healthier (and still tasty), according to Bon Appétit food and features editor (and mom) Carla Lalli Music<p>Cereal: The staple of most kids' breakfast (and occasional midnight snack of adults). This week, however, a study came out that analyzed over 1,500 …

The art of the perfect cup of tea

It's all about loose leaf tea and Ascot scones, Catalina Stogdon finds out<p>Up some dingy back stairs, through an unmarked door in a pub in the heart of central London, exists a workshop dedicated to something quintessentially British: the secret to the perfect cup of tea. A table is laid with fine …

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75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

Master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September.<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, there are <i>definitely</i> some classics that just …

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Speedy weeknight suppers: fig, prosciutto and gorgonzola croutes

Carmalised figs and prosciutto make for an easy but stylish Italian meal<p>This recipe, given to me by a good friend and fellow cook, Bella Thomas-Ferrand, sings of indulgent Italian eating both with its classic flavours and ease of preparation. A friendly greengrocer will find you figs but failing …

Asparagus with Toasted Seeds and Mustard Vinaigrette

4 Servings<p>Toasted seeds add crunchy texture to this flavorful side dish. Dressing them with a little olive oil and seasoning with salt and pepper makes it that much better.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds (pepitas)<p>1 tablespoon sunflower seeds<p>1 teaspoon plus 1/4 tablespoon olive oil<p>Kosher …

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Great British Pizza Company, Margate, restaurant review

Fabulous dough (even gluten-free), quality toppings, plus great flavours equals perfect pizza<p><b>Great British Pizza Company</b> 14a Marine Drive, Margate, Kent CT9 1DH <b><br>Contact:</b> 01843 297700 greatbritishpizza.com <b><br>Price:</b> Two courses: <b>£10.70</b><p>I wonder if there is anywhere more gorgeous to eat than the Great …

The perfect cup of tea - how do you make yours?

A new gadget is promising the 'perfect cup of tea' for a hefty £7,700. But what is the correct way to make one? Tell us your method to making the perfect cuppa and help us reach a definitive answer.<p>Tea making - it's an inherently British pursuit but there are endless variations from the moment you …

How to Design a Smarter, Better, Easier to Use (and Clean!) Kitchen

Here are 9 tips for designing your kitchen in a functional and fashionable way.<p>With fall upon us, we're deep into cleaning mode. We've thrown open our windows and have commenced washing the floors, scrubbing grime from the cabinets, and, our least favorite task ever, scouring our stovetops. Elbow …

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Bourbon–Sea Salt Caramels

Makes about 100 caramels<p>Sweetened condensed milk makes this salted caramel recipe extra-luscious.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 cups sugar<p>½ cup light corn syrup<p>1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces<p>2 tablespoons bourbon<p>…

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A Glorious Craft Lager Revival Is Upon Us

This brewery and others like it are showing us lagers don't have to be synonymous with fizzy yellow pisswater.<p><b>A beer is either a lager or an ale.</b> Some 90% of beers sold in America are lagers. Yet, around 90% of <i>craft</i> beers sold are ales. While the masses have long-preferred the taste of flavorless …

Oh my cod! Fish and Chips in a pie

Supermarket chain Marks and Spencer invent revolutionary way of eating fish and chips... in a pie.<p>How do you take your fish and chips? With a sprinkling of salt and vinegar, maybe some ketchup, or a slice of lemon, are the answers must of us would respond with.<p>It’s unlikely, however, that you have …

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Herman Ze German, restaurant review

This small and jolly restaurant serves delicious, if admittedly lifespan-slashing, German food<p>Recalling my last meal in a German restaurant, more than a dozen years ago, it seems wise to start with a binding pledge. In this review of Herman Ze German, which stands next door to a Soho shop selling …

Koya Bar, London W1, restaurant review

It’s a noodle bar so authentic you could be in downtown Tokyo. Now, where was I again?<p><b>Koya Bar</b> 50 Frith Street, London W1 <b><br>Contact:</b> www.koyabar.co.uk <b><br>Price:</b> Three dishes: <b>£35.45</b><p>I went to Koya Bar with an anthropologist, who once "embedded" himself in Tokyo, which I think means "lived". It is dazzlingly …

Andina, London E2, restaurant review

Andina is a hyper-fashionable Peruvian restaurant that is original but only occasionally fabulous<p><b>Andina</b> 1 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DJ <b><br>Contact:</b> 020 7920 6499 andinalondon.com <b><br>Price:</b> Three courses: <b>£22.55</b><p>Walk in from fashion-central Redchurch Street and Andina has subtle, interesting South American …

Around the culinary world in one sitting at Dalston supper club – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 1:30 pm, March 12, 2014 in Food & Drink<p>Itchy feet? You can travel the globe – on the plate, at least – at one-off culinary adventure Around …

Soho House Butterscotch Delight with butterscotch sauce recipe

From "Eat, Drink, Nap", the new book by Soho House, the club's founder Nick Jones reveals the hotel's most delicious dessert<p><i>Makes six to eight</i><p><b>For the butterscotch sauce:</b><br>170g (6oz) caster sugar<br>3 tbsp powdered glucose<br>10g (½oz) unsalted butter<br>300ml (½ pint) double cream<p><b>For the butterscotch …

Beer bubble: how price of a pint has risen twenty-fold

As a study shows near 2,000pc rise in price of beer over four decades, economists warn that growing portion of take-home pay is being devoured by basic spending in shops, pubs and at petrol pump<p>If the cost of a house seems to have gone through the metaphorical roof over the past 40 years, it is not …

The charcuterie board at Two Boroughs Larder in Charleston. @rapo4 approves! #CHWFF

Drink Review: The new 'in gins'

Going behind the scenes at the Sipsmith micro-distillery to discover new, fine gins<p>Sam Galsworthy introduces me to the lovely Patience and Prudence and then, while they get ready, takes me through the large jars of products and powders used to enhance their appeal.<p>Only I’m not at a fashion shoot; …

A look at @leewolen's kitchen bookshelf at the newly reopened BOKA in Chicago.

In praise of the Sommelier

Sommeliers are an invaluable source of knowledge – and great wine. We should make more use of them<p>Without wishing to sound spoilt – so I’m obviously going to – sitting in a restaurant and having glass after delicious glass of wine just arrive at the table: well, it’s pretty nice, isn’t it? That’s …

The Checkers, Montgomery, restaurant review

This Franco-Welsh restaurant offers excellent food, but in an atmosphere of tastefully sanitised Michelin blandness<p>Newly added to an already ample list of reasons not to love Gordon Ramsay is his ruination of a golden moment in a cinematic masterpiece. Never again shall I be able to enjoy the scene …