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6 Straightforward Ways to Simplify Your Life at Home

Carly & Scott's Colorful Collected Apartment Pin itAre you over-complicating your life at home? Be honest. We all over-complicate sometimes. But home …


The Delicious Secret Behind Your Favorite Whiskey: The Best Spirits from MGP

Midwest Grain Products has long been one of the liquor industry's best kept secrets. This Indiana-based distillery sells its spirits to dozens of brands—many of which are highly regarded by the whiskey hipsterati and general public alike—who then bottle it and sell it as their own. The practice was …


Tennessee Pulled Pork Sandwiches - Cook's Country

1. FOR THE PORK: Using sharp knife, cut 1-inch crosshatch pattern about 1/4 inch deep in fat cap of roast, being careful not to cut into meat. Pat …


Tender, Juicy Grilled Burgers - Cook's Illustrated

From Cook's Illustrated | July/August 2014

Why this recipe works:

Creating a juicy and loosely textured burger that could withstand the rigors of …


Make-Ahead Picnic Salads | Food & Wine

Join celebrity chefs, renowned winemakers and epicurean insiders at the culinary world's most spectacular weekend, the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 19-21.


10 Grilling Lies Debunked by a Grill Master

Despite what your “King of the Grill” apron suggests, you may be a less-talented tong-wielder than you realize. And frankly, it’s not your fault. Bad …

Cool Stuff

The Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Bars and Restaurants in NYC

New York

The pumpkin-spiced bullshit weather of fall is descending faster than anyone wants to admit and pretty soon the soothing, shaky hiss of your …

New York City

The Best Lunch Spot in 38 LA Neighborhoods

Los Angeles

There are a million-billion-trillion lunch options in LA, but somehow you always (ALWAYS) end up eating a soggy salad at Trimana. Well …

Cool Stuff

The 101 Best Beers in America

Our team of experts scoured the country to find the most delicious ales and lagers in all 50 states.

Fusion Charcuterie: Francis Derby's Cure For The Common Coppa

Francis Derby: executive chef, sausage scholar, pâté deity and all-around MVPP (Most Valuable Pork-Person). The longtime NYC restaurant vet (and …


The 7 Best Single-Malt Scotch Whiskys for $50 or Less

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Make Your Own Deli Meats At Home: Equal Parts Simple And Delicious

Food Republic’s column Ask Your Butcher seeks to answer FAQs in the world of butchery. Ethically minded butcher Bryan Mayer founded Philadelphia’s


21 Fresh Sides For Your Labor Day Barbecue

It’s time for one of the biggest grilling weekends of the year — a three-day affair with plenty of time to address all the barbecue greats: burgers, …

Labor Day

Here's Every Fall 2015 Cookbook That Matters

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Mission Chinese Just Reinvented the Tiki Cocktail (Hint: It Changes Colors)

Spoiler alert: the vibrant hue of blue curaçao comes from artificial additives. The liqueur itself is clear, but what kind of tropical tiki drink is so boring as to be colorless?

That was the question motivating Sam Anderson, the bartending genius whose Phil Khallins—a cocktail version of the …


The Secrets to Decorating a Stylish, Personal Living Space

"If you buy everything from a West Elm catalog, your space is going to feel a little soulless."

Decorating a new space (or your current bromidic one) is a big deal. You want it to reflect your current taste and interests—not just be a mash-up of hand-me-downs and odd pieces you've picked up along …

How to Choose the Right Fish

In 1895, Felix Rozzo, like many Italians at the end of the nineteenth century, left his home, in Naples, for New York City. Five years later, he


The New Rules of Oyster Eating

A decade ago, I wrote a book called A Geography of Oysters that celebrated the romance of oysters, the primal rush of slurping a raw denizen of the …


The 3 Kinds of Caramelized Onions Every Home Cook Should Know

When caramelizing onions, there is a right color for the right job—you just have to learn how far to take ’em. No matter if you’re using yellow, white, or sweet onions, be sure to use a large, wide pot or skillet: This will help the water evaporate so the slices caramelize instead of steam. Cook …


Watermelon-Basil Cocktail (Tequila, Watermelon, Yellow Chartreuse, Basil, Lime Cocktail) Recipe

Watermelon-Basil Cocktail

This juicy, balanced cocktail gets sweetness from yellow watermelon, herbal freshness from Chartreuse and basil, and an astringent kick from tequila.

makes one cocktail

10 minutes


1⁄2 oz. fresh lime juice

1⁄2 oz. simple syrup

4 (1-inch) cubes yellow watermelon flesh

4 …


Best Ice Cream in NYC!

Though summer is coming to a close, NYC’s humid and breezy afternoons are sticking around for at least a few weeks. What goes best with said …

Provençal Vegetable Soup with Garlic-Basil Paste (Soupe au Pistou) Recipe

Provençal Vegetable Soup with Garlic-Basil Paste (Soupe au Pistou)

Pistou, the Provençal cousin of pesto, is stirred into this summer vegetable soup just before serving.

serves 8-10

For the Pistou

4 cups packed basil

1 cup grated parmesan

1⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 tsp. kosher salt

2 cloves garlic, …


How to Reach Short Rib Nirvana: Brine, Don't Braise

Hover over the red and black dots on the image above to read tips and tricks, and to learn more about what it takes to make these peppercorn-crusted ribs.

With a little wine and a lot of time, anyone can braise short ribs to be cut-with-a-spoon tender. But how you make the usually good into the …

New York City

Take the Fall

The biggest restaurant and bar openings of fall 2015

Illustration: Hanna Barcyzk

Sure, it's the end of tomato and grilling-every-weekend season. But as …


Cookout Party | Food & Wine

Join celebrity chefs, renowned winemakers and epicurean insiders at the culinary world's most spectacular weekend, the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 19-21.


4 Steps To Negotiating a Great Salary

Here's how to get employers to pay you what you want.

Where most people go wrong when negotiating a starting salary is failing to make it clear during the interview process they know their own worth and are looking to create a business-to-business partnership. You don't want to work "for" the …

Salaries & Wages

"Muji Is Not A Trend": How Design Fuels Muji's Growth

The pioneering "no brand" brand views design as a solution for problems we encounter daily.

With around 400 stores in Japan alone, and another 300 operating internationally, housewares brand Muji shows no signs of slowing its rapid clip of expansion. For the past 35 years, the company has …

Fashion Trends

10 Best U.S. Train Trips to Take This Fall | Fodor's Travel

Train Travel

Recipe: Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette

Photo: Katie Foster/Tasting Table

This month, Tasting Table celebrates all things salad. Keep your cool with us.

Sun Gold tomatoes are so perfectly …