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THE OLDEST MACALLAN EVER BOTTLED HEADLINES WHISKY AUCTIONEER'S LATEST AUCTION

<b>Whisky enthusiasts have until November 3rd to bid on 800 lots in the latest Whisky Auctioneer auction, which is headlined this month by a Macallan</b> …

There’s Only One Bourbon Country

Few things are uniquely born in America. There’s jazz and country music, of course. The Fourth of July! And—there’s bourbon.<p>The Scots have their …

Apple Peel Bourbon Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This is the best, and booziest, way to use apple peels. I got the idea from Tara Duggan's "Root to Stalk" (Ten Speed, 2013). Tara suggests serving it over ice, topped with ginger beer and a big squeeze of lime -- and I agree. —Marian Bull<p><b>Makes: one large bottle of booze</b><p>1 1/2 pounds …

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All About Milk Punch, The Dairy Cocktail You Should Be Drinking

fullscreen<p>In addition to its seriously dope outdoor space, newcomer Forrest Point in Bushwick also boasts incredible cocktails, including some made …

What the F*ck Is Pachinko?

Pop and clink your way around Japan. Illegal gambling has never sounded or looked so bright!<p>Photo by: aubergene<p>In a country that pulsates with neon signs and never-ending karaoke, leisure time activities need to pack a sensory punch if they're going to get any play from the locals. Pachinko, with …

What's New in Beer at the Great American Beer Fest

<b>I could hear the horror</b> in my mother's voice when I told her I drank 49 beers the previous night. "How is that possible?" she gasped. "Are you all right?" She calmed down when I explained that they were 1-ounce pours, so that's only, like, four beers. Still, after four days at the 31st annual Great …

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The 20 Best New Sour Beers in the World

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>When I had my first taste of sour beer, I was attending a rare beer event. As I scanned the room, watching adults excitedly scamper about like acne-ridden teenagers at their first school dance, I zeroed in on a bottle …

So You Think You Want to Open a Brewery...

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>I brewed my first batch of beer at home about seven years ago. It took me three years to land my first professional brewing job, and one more year to start <b>HenHouse Brewing</b> with my partners Scott Goyne and Shane Goepel. …

How to Give Workers a Voice Without Making Them Join a Union

An federal law from eight decades ago dictates that companies like Volkswagen can't create work councils unless employees unionize. But what if employees don't want to?<p>One can trace the United Auto Workers's defeat in Chattanooga last month to a factory in Elkhart, Indiana.<p>Two decades ago, …

Road Trip: Brandywine Valley, Pennsylvania and Delaware

Take a road trip through the mansions and gardens of the early 20th century's New World royalty.<p>A road trip through the Brandywine Valley offers a taste of American aristocracy. In the former country mansions of the ultrarich, travelers glimpse the early 20th-century extravagant lifestyle of a …

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Great Read: Aloha, Honolulu

Above the freeway, beyond the suburban houses crawling up the slopes of the Koolau Mountains, through a stand of Cook pines, past a grove of pungent eucalyptus, beside leafy breadfruit and Malay apple trees, long-stemmed bird-of-paradise flowers bloom. A regal-looking rooster struts across my path, …

Top 10 U.S. National Park Landmarks

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Shenandoah National Park Photos

Shenandoah National Park photos and pictures of culture, history, and travel from National Geographic.

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The 10 Best BBQ Joints in America

In the land of the free and the home of the brave, nothing tickles the taste buds quite like barbecue. BBQ capitals like Kansas City and Memphis are well represented on our list, but America’s love affair with smoked meat is quite clearly a national preoccupation.<p><b>From sea to shining sea, here are</b> …

Good Czech Fun: Prague’s Best Microbreweries

There were two words I saw more than any other on a recent trip to Prague: PILSNER URQUELL.<p>The gold-hued beer is manufactured on a massive level today (it’s still produced in the city of Pilsen, where it was first brewed in 1842), and it’s served everywhere you look.<p>On the opposite end of this …

Water Into Wine, Wine Into…Fiction

It began with an offer to write a wine column for the <i>Washington Post</i>, way back — a whim with benefits. It became a lot more: not just a pleasant way to learn, but also an ascent – descent? – into a subculture as broad as the Earth and as deep as history itself.<p>Wine’s complexity, I learned, was …

Swiss, Please: Raclette

Along with watches and chocolate, cheese is one of Switzerland’s great treasures, and raclette—both a semifirm cheese and a stick-to-your-ribs dish—is an Alpine gem that remains little known outside this country’s borders.<p>Raclette comes from cows that munch on short blades of high-altitude grass. …

Reader Recs: America’s Best BBQ Joints

A <b>post on the best BBQ joints in the U.S.</b> elicited a surprisingly dramatic response. From coast to coast (and beyond), readers wrote in with alternating approval and admonishment. And no one seemed shy when it came to pointing out what should have made the list.<p>We learned a lot from the feedback, …

Adventures in Swiss Cheese

“A pro can sniff out at least 45 distinct aromas,” says Dominique Yersin, a Swiss cheesemaker who resembles a champion wrestler in an apron, as he holds a ripened hunk of his L’Etivaz cheese to my nose.<p>“The higher the altitude, the more aromas are captured in the milk,” he says. The odors of hay …

St. Croix’s Locavore Revolution

Deep in the <b>St. Croix</b> rain forest, farmhands pack boxes with Malabar spinach, West Indian gherkins, passion fruit. The bounty is bound for members of a farm-share program that’s among the first in the U.S. Virgin Islands.<p>Once the breadbasket of the Lesser Antilles—its arable land is a rarity in this …

Your Patagonia Adventure Photos

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United States Photos

See photos of the United States (including national parks, the Grand Canyon, Times Square, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

National Parks

Jasper National Park

This Alberta park—the largest in the Canadian Rockies—is wild in every sense of the word. Its local residents include grizzly bears, moose, and elk.<p><b>Location:</b> Alberta<b><br>Date Established:</b> 1907<b><br>Size:</b> 2,774,500 acres<p>The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper is wild in every sense of the …

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Wine Has Sommeliers. Now, Beer Has Cicerones

If you've been to a fancy restaurant, you've probably seen a sommelier — those wine experts who make sure you get the best possible match for your meal. But what if you don't want a chardonnay or pinot? What if you want a nice cold beer?<p>A new program is working to bring this same level of knowledge …

Patty Melt

33<p>1<p>2<p>Shares 36<p>A while back, I posted a recipe for a Meatball Sandwich, something I had been craving like a lunatic and just had to get my hands …

Know your cuisines: The four distinct regions of Chinese food

Ken Hom is a master teacher who has written reams on Chinese cooking, including the <i>Complete Chinese Cookbook</i>. He recently took a 5,000-mile trek with …

Food & Dining