Sandra McKeveny

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2013: Year in Review

Inside Flipboard / December 20, 2013<p>With 2013 about to be inscribed in the history books, we’ve curated several collections to commemorate what went …

All the President's Food: Esquire's John Mariani on the Inaugural Dinner

<b>Everything in D.C. is politics,</b> so whenever the President of the United States holds a state dinner or inaugural ball, coming up this weekend, the choice of what to serve is intended to send out not-so-subtle messages. "State dinners [are] not just an opportunity to show off American hospitality," …

Ronald Reagan

How to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Like You're Actually Irish

Why Are Honeycrisp Apples So Damn Expensive?

<b>I would argue that the first time</b> you find yourself grumbling about <i>prices these days</i> marks a rite of passage on par with the shedding of baby teeth, tasting your first legal beer, or buying your first home. It tends to happen over something really trivial, like postage stamps, or a vending machine …

Agriculture

Q&A: Kristen Kish on Her Top Chef Victory, and How to Cook Like a French Chef

<b>With the conclusion</b> of <i>Top Chef: Seattle</i> this week, the long-standing cooking competition show crowned Boston's Kristen Kish, a 29-year-old instructor at Stir the winner. For fans of the series, the significance of this win is twofold: Kish is only the second female to take home the title in ten …

Top Chef

9 Canned Foods That Are Actually Worth Buying

<b>I've eaten my fair share</b> of soup out of a can, mostly consumed in my college years because I decided to be smart and spend the most virile part of my semi-adult life studying in snowy, freezing, lake-affected Upstate New York. Though I no longer live on a college-kid budget, I still consume plenty …

Food Preservation

The Only Thing to Put on Your Steak

<i>Published in the February 2013 issue</i><p><i>Chef Adam Sobel, Bourbon Steak, Washington, D.C.</i><p><b>Making a sauce in the pan</b> you just used to cook whatever the sauce will cover — in this case, a beautiful steak — is all about perception. It looks (and tastes) like it takes more time and training than it actually …

BBQ

New Orleans Crabmeat Bon Bons for the Big Game

<b>Super Bowl Sunday</b> is a near-religious, magical 24-hour period in which three things take sole focus of your brain: football, commercials, and snacks. Right? Right. That said, we felt terrible that in the midst of our Super Bowl Snack Showdown, New Orleans, the host of the big game, could not …

New Orleans

The Secret to Slow-Poaching the Perfect Egg: Seven Degrees of Separation

<b>How do you like your eggs?</b> Perhaps one of the most-frequently asked questions when it comes to food, whether you're out to brunch or cooking at home, especially if it's the morning after. Scrambled? Sunny-side up? Over easy? How about slow poached to precisely 63 degrees? That's how Chef Lonnie …

Breakfast

How to Cook a Steak from Low Earth Orbit

How to Shuck Holiday Oysters

<i>Welcome to Eat Like a Man's Holiday Survival Guide, wherein we tackle some of the season's thorniest issues in food and drink to help you make it to January in one piece.</i><p><b>"He was a brave man who first ate an oyster,"</b> as Jonathan Swift famously said, not least because opening the stubborn suckers is …

Oysters

How to Salvage Burnt Food, Thanksgiving Edition

<i>Welcome to Eat Like a Man's Holiday Survival Guide, wherein we tackle some of the season's thorniest issues in food and drink to help you make it to January in one piece.</i><p><b>As the saying goes,</b> you can't unring a bell. But can you un-ruin burnt food? That's a good question, especially on Thanksgiving, …

Cooking

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Are you looking for an alternative to the traditional floral wedding bouquet?<p>Take advantage of the holiday season and create your own bouquet with glass holiday bulbs! It’s a great nod to the time of year while making a fun (yet elegant) statement.<p>With the right colors, your bouquet need not be too …

Lamp Hack: How to Make Any Lamp Cordless

There’s a common problem in interior design that no one talks about. It’s all very hush-hush, you see. It’s the problem of the <i>lamp cord</i>. (Yeah, I …

DIY Candy Land: 20 Homemade Candy Recipes

‘Round these parts, we’re pretty keen on candy. Cotton candy, Halloween candy, candy canes, candy corn. All the candy. Here we’ve rounded up 20 of the best DIY candy hacks for you make at home. Welcome to Candy Land.<p>1. Pomegranate Gumpdrops: The gumdrop has an old world way about it, and this …

12 Must-Read Books For Fall

From the true story of a woman's 15 months in captivity to Oprah's Super Soulful Book of the Month, these reads will amaze you.<p><b>Enon by Paul Harding</b><p>Paul Harding’s novel <i>Tinkers</i> won the Pulitzer Prize; its stunning successor, <i>Enon</i> (Random House), only raises the bar. In this strangely beguiling story, …

Watch The ABCs And 123s Come To Life In These Stunning Pop-Up Books

French paper engineer Marion Bataille has released a trilogy of pop-up books exploring the design of letters and numbers. They have to be seen to be believed.<p>There are tons of bad pop-up books out there, content to merely sprong, jut, accordion, or bulge. French paper engineer and children’s book …

INSANE Domino Tricks! (Hevesh5 & MillionenDollarBoy)

The Best Thanksgiving Sides Ever

We've tracked down 13 can't-miss recipes for dishes that will threaten to upstage the main event at your Thanksgiving table.<p>Photo: William …

Cooking

Skillet Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Mac and Cheese

Fontina and White Cheddar Skillet Brussels Bacon Mac.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 8, 2013 92<p>I figured it was time to eat some bacon. I mean it’s been a …

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …