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The definitive glossary of wine tasting terms

For those who identify with the latter, this glossary of wine tasting terms will get your vocabulary off to a roaring start. The list is a group effort by some of our favorite sommeliers and winemakers, all of whom are photographed below, plus Business Insider's own Matthew DeBord, author of "Wine …

Parched Corn and Rye Coffee: Eating as a Civil War Soldier

I spent the better part of February covered in cornmeal and rye dust. My food supply was limited to mostly non-perishables. Whatever wasn't provided, I had to locate on the sly. All the meat was spoiled, and a lot of the milk and butter, too. My world revolved around grains. In February, I emulated …

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The Snack Mix that Fulfills Your Every Need

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals to rescue anyone who might be anxiously eyeing a box of minute rice.</i><p><i>Today: Kendra's Whitman-esque ode to snack mix -- plus a recipe that includes</i> …

8 Global Takes on Chicken Curry

Whether they’re made to be creamy or brothy; sweet or savory; fiery or mild, all chicken curries are fragrantly spiced. Here are eight takes from …

Hands-Off Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup

<i>There are 3 million chicken recipes on the internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win.</i><p><i>Today: A riff on chicken Parmesan that will love you back.</i><p>I'd say a good chicken Parmesan sandwich is one of life's greatest pleasures. What's not to like about chicken that's breaded and cheesed …

How to Break Down a Whole Chicken (And Cook With It All Week)

<i>There are 3 million chicken recipes on the Internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win.</i><p><i>Today: One chicken can go a long way -- an entire week of meals, to be exact.</i><p>It's not uncommon for my weekly grocery list to feature a smattering of protein odds and ends. With one ribeye here, one …

The 20 Must-Read Fitness, Health, and Happiness Books of 2014

Book nerds, unite! We admit that while we love surfing the net and audibly groan whenever the WiFi goes down, our joy in curling up with a great book …

Headed to Chiang Mai? Don't Miss the Stellar Khao Soi at Lamduon Fahrm

It's been a couple of months now since my wife Adri and I left Chiang Mai during our long journey through Asia, and I can't wait to go back.<p>It may have just been that it was our first stop after the nerve-wracking (but delicious) hustle and bustle that is China, but Chiang Mai easily makes the list …

Make Your Own DIY Box-Fan Beef Jerky

There's no reason to pay the outlandish store prices for beef jerky—it's the ultimate DIY food.<p>There's no reason to pay the outlandish store prices for beef jerky—it's the ultimate DIY food.

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How to Build Your Own Home-Brewing Mash Tun

To get started brewing that crisp summer beer or black-as-night porter, you'll first need a specialized brewing container called a mash tun. A mash tun is where a brewer steeps grain with hot water to produce a sugary liquid that will eventually become beer. Sure, you can buy a mash tun online for …

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Doggy Daycare Center Throws A 'Pool Pawty' & It's Wonderful

Now who doesn't enjoy a good pool party right? There's few better feeling in the world than flinging yourself into a crystal clear pool on a hot …

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Diy Spice Rack, MODERN KITCHEN DECOR, 10 empty 1.5 oz jars, kitchen organization, bead storage, spice storage, glass jars, spice labels.

Are your cabinets and drawers cluttered with tons of spices but you can't get to them easily? This starter "do it yourself" spice rack is the answer. De-clutter your spice drawer and keep them within reach. You'll see them so you'll use them more …

Grain-Free Chia Buckwheat Pizza

• ¼ cup chia seeds (whole)<br>• ¾ cup water<br>• 3 tbsp unrefined whole grain buckwheat flour (gluten free)<br>• 1 tsp oregano, dried<br>• 1 tbsp pine nuts, chopped<br>• 2 tbsp …

24 Delicious Ways To Eat Quinoa For Breakfast

Start your day with a Super Food and watch what happens.

Vegetarian West African Peanut Soup

• Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 10 mins<br>• Cook Time: 35 mins<br>• Total Time: 45 minutes<br>• Yield: 4<br>• Category: Soup<br>• Cuisine: African<p>★★★★★<p>4.9 from 206 reviews<p>This …

5 Historical Manias That Gripped Societies, Then Disappeared

“Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.” …

Man Hilariously Recreates Romance Movie Scenes with Boss's Dog

For the last month, Chris Naka (aka mmsspp) has been recreating scenes from classic romance movies with his boss's dog, Wrigley. It all started one day when his co-workers at Blue Man Group in Chicago came up with the idea for Naka to pose with the adorable pooch in a famous scene from <i>Titanic</i>. With …

Adorable Dog's Festive Balancing Act for 12 Days

<b>On the twelfth day of Christmas my humans stacked on me… 12 canes of candy!</b><p>Jack the Australian Cattle Dog first shared his talented gift of balancing various objects on his head in the first half of the year and now he's back for the holidays, taking on the very merry task of steadying …

This Video Demonstrating Eternal Dog Friendship Will Tear Your Heart To Pieces

Anytime something involving dogs, friendship and heartbreak appears online, my mind immediately goes to <i>Futurama</i> and “Jurassic Bark.” I can’t help it and I am aware that it is tired and played out at this point. But with this example of eternal dog friendship, I have no choice but to make the …

Dog Forgot What Swimming Is

When you're in the water, how are you expected to get around? This dog has <i>absolutely no idea.</i> And the look the dog's face is priceless.<p><i>(h/t Tastefully Offensive)</i>

20 Ecstatic Shelter Dogs On Their Way Home For The First Time

All of these dogs came from the Chicago Animal Care and Control, and LOOK HOW HAPPY THEY ARE TO GO HOME! Learn more about their stories on The Bark Post and visit the One Tail at a Time Dog Rescue to see how you can help.

The 47 Absolute Greatest Dog GIFs Of 2013

The best, cutest, and most viral dog moments of the year.

Maddie the Coonhound Standing on Things (Part 4)

<i>Maddie on Things</i> is an adorable photo series that we can't get enough of by photographer and dog owner Theron Humphrey. The ongoing project features Humphrey's photogenic coonhound, Maddie, who displays the admirable ability to balance herself on just about anything. The photographer and his canine …

33 DIY Gifts You Can Make In Less Than An Hour

The only thing better than a handmade present is a handmade present that you can whip up in no time.

George Clooney's Rules for Living

No one does the fame thing like Clooney. He floats above it even as he uses it to embellish his influence. He understands his place in the pantheon even as he remains hidden from the inquisitive lens. He's the master.<p><b>You must love him.</b><p>For one thing, he's lovable, professionally so. For another, he …

These Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with French Onion Soup are so good and hearty even meat lovers will enjoy them! http://www.chow.com/recipes/30886-portobello-mushrooms-stuffed-with-french-onion-soup