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Brandy in the sunlight

Cognac vs. brandy: What’s the difference?

What's the difference between brandy and cognac? Turns out, it's all about region, grapes, and process. Here's the breakdown.
KitchenAid Espresso machine

This fan-favorite kitchen brand just launched a new espresso machine collection

If you - like us - value a great espresso machine more than you probably should, this collection is the perfect place to look. 
Alcoholic cocktail with pieces of fruit and berries in a bowl

Get creative: How to use hibiscus in your cocktails this spring

Hibiscus is a great ingredient to use in cocktails. Here are a handful of spring-forward recipes.
ooni koda pizza oven review

From $350 to $1,399: The 5 best outdoor pizza ovens in 2024

If you're thinking about buying an outdoor pizza oven but you're currently overwhelmed by all of the options, you should check out our recommendations here.
The caviar at Hancock St. with potato chips and champagne

What is caviar? A seafood expert breaks down all the details

Delicate and buttery, caviar is a luxurious delicacy. To guide us, caviar expert John McDonald of Hancock St. teaches us how to enjoy this prized ingredient.
Pork carnitas tacos

How to make the perfect carnitas, according to a chef

Carnitas are the go-to Mexican filler for tacos, burritos, and everything in between. Check out how to make carnitas to perfection.
A person cutting up tomatoes for a healthy meal

The 10 best brunch recipes for restaurant-quality meals at home

Brunch season is here! Check out these 10 recipes from chefs and other food pros to make your own brunch at home.
Gin and tonic lime lemon rosemary

The 10 best gins for a refreshing gin and tonic

When it comes to refreshing gin and tonics, these are the spirits to reach for.
Sliced steak on cutting board

How to reverse sear for a flawless steak every time

This delicious method requires absolutely no specialized equipment - just an oven and a good-quality pan. 
Steel Hibiscus cocktail.

You’re overlooking the most important ingredient in your cocktail

However I think there's one ingredient that can make or break a good cocktail, and it's something many drinkers don't ever stop to consider.
Home Bar

How to start your own home bar: the essential spirits

Most cocktail experts agree that there are a few spirits that are required for a well stocked bar, and we've compiled a list of what to buy.
Rose wine glasses

The 10 best rosé wines that everyone should drink

Whether you're looking for a cheap bottle or a healthier drink, we got you covered with the best rosés for this season and beyond.
Chef Jack Strong.

The Native American cuisine movement is on the rise

Native cuisine has been here longer than any food trend imaginable. Now, it's gaining some long overdue attention and sparking a movement.
Beer foaming over the glass

The freshest pilsners to drink this spring

While the great American beers of Budweiser and Miller claim pilsner lineage, there are plenty of full-flavored options to show what the style really is.

American cheese isn’t really cheese: The truth behind the burger topping staple

What exactly is American cheese and is it healthy to consume? We'll break down the details of this popular burger topping.
most popular cocktails friends toasting with

These are the 10 most popular cocktails in the U.S.

The ten most popular cocktails in the US, according to NielsenQ data.
Rose wine in ice bucket

Don’t make this super common mistake when chilling wine in an ice bucket

Even with all the fancy products available, it's hard to beat an ice bath when it comes to chilling wine. Here's how to get the technique right.
Whiskey in a glass

This is why you add water to whiskey (plus, our best tips)

One of the best ways to heighten your whiskey-tasting experience is to add water. We aren’t talking about a cup of water, we’re talking about a few splashes.
casamigos jalapeno tequila release cindy crawford casamigas jalape o tif

Where to get George Clooney, Cindy Crawford-backed Casamigos Jalapeño Tequila

Casamigos thinks that the spicy, thin, bright green pepper we love to add to salsa, tacos, and guacamole deserves its time to shine in the alcohol world.
grasshopper cocktail

The grasshopper drink is a retro blast from the past — this is how to make it

This dessert-like, after-dinner drink tastes like a fresh, boozy mint.
Whiskey glass

5 fan-favorite budget bourbon bottles, ranked

We selected five of the best, fan-favorite budget bourbon bottles and ranked them based on value-to-quality ratio.
Wine barrel barrique

What is a barrique? Exploring wine’s most popular barrel size

Barriques are the most common size and type of barrels in the wine game and are lauded for their functionality and ability to mature fermented juice.
Jefferson's Bourbon Rye.

Jefferson’s Bourbon makes the most well-traveled spirits you’ll ever drink

Jefferson's Bourbon has made aging at sea cool again. Here's what else the producer is up to as American whiskey continues to make strides.
A southern Crawfish plate

Here’s how to crawfish boil the right way (and everything else there is to know about crawfish)

Crawfish, crayfish, crawdads, mountain lobsters, yabbies, or mudbugs — whatever you call them, they're delicious. Here's how to eat them.
A Banh Mi sandwich

When lunchtime (or anytime) hunger strikes, these are 13 best sandwich recipes to make

There's a reason why everyone loves sandwiches — they're perfect for a quick meal and easy to handle. Read on for the best sandwich recipes to throw together.
Chef Eduardo Garcia.

Pro tips from Chef Eduardo Garcia for cooking outdoors like a true mountain man

The mountain men of today are self-sufficient but also eat well when outdoors. Here's out to pull of the role.
Sauces and spiced spreads in small jars

A guide to the five mother sauces of classical cuisine and their uses

These techniques are some of the basic skills needed in cooking, and they still need to be combined into finished sauces for richness, flavor, and color.
Grill barbecue gourmet filet entrecote steaks at summer party

How to grill filet mignon on a gas grill: Advice from an expert

It's grilling season and there's hardly a more iconic steak than filet mignon. Here's how to grill the cut correctly.
Banana liqueur cocktail

The 10 best banana liqueur cocktails for a taste of the tropics

Warning: This post contains a bunch of delicious and unique banana liqueur cocktails. You'll go B-A-N-A-N-A-S for these recipes. (Sorry-not-sorry for the puns.)
Bloody Mary

I’m a cocktail expert — my picks for the best vodka for a Bloody Mary

If you're on the lookout for a vodka to use in a Bloody Mary, then I'm recommending a selection of mid-range options which have the qualities to fit the bill.
Gose beers

What is a Gose style beer? All about this unique drink

It’s always a good idea to learn a little bit about some of the lesser-known beer styles. Today, it’s the Gose style of beer’s turn.
Eggs Benedict from Hash Kitchen

How to make a buttery hollandaise sauce like a professional chef

Hollandaise can be an unforgiving sauce to make. Check out how to make the perfect hollandaise sauce according to Chef Joey Maggiore.
Baskets of dim sum, a traditional breakfast

What is dim sum? A guide to China’s most famous culinary tradition

Dim sum restaurants are a culinary institution in many American Chinatowns.
Hands holding trout

The complete guide to cleaning a fish for beginners

Landed a big catch? Nice work! Tasty, fresh fish meat is just a few slices away. Follow this guide to learn how to best prepare a fresh-caught fish.
The Quixote Bar.

The best bars in New York City: Our top picks

NYC has no shortage of great bars. Here are the very best of the bunch.
Pouring whiskey

A guide to all the different types of whisk(e)y

When it comes to whiskey (and whisky), there are six categories you need to know. Here's what they are and how they all differ.
Garlic Hawaiin fried chicken

How to make sweet and crispy Hawaiian fried chicken

From fragrant garlic chicken to sweet mochiko chicken, Hawaii is a fantastic place for fried poultry.
Todd Thrasher.

How a passion for scuba diving inspired one of our favorite rum brands

Todd Thrasher started a rum company after traveling the world as a dive instructor. Here's some related wisdom.
Whiskey in a glass on a table

This limited rye whiskey is back, and it’s a Manhattan in a bottle

First released in limited quantities back in 2020, the distillery recently announced that this highly sought-after expression is back for a second time.
Wine bottles

There’s a big wine glut right now: Here’s what that means for you

There's a surplus of wine from Australia to France. Here's what the means.
Michter's 10 Year

Why you need to try Michter’s new 10 year bourbon

While the flavor profile changes from batch to batch, Michter's 10Year is well-known for its complex, rich, sippable flavor profile.
Ancient Roman wine sign.

This is what wine tasted like in ancient Rome, and we have thoughts

Wine was a little different back in its infancy. Here's what it tasted like in ancient Rome.
Close-up of a glass of beer

Kolsch-style beers are perfect for spring, and these are our favorites

American brewers have turned to the tried and true German kolsch style beer to help draw in new fans and introduce them to a wider array of styles.
Whiskey in a glass

This new blended bourbon is not to be missed

15 STARS newest release is First West Bourbon. It’s a blend of sourced bourbons from Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee.
Spanish gin tonic

The best gins and gin mixers for no hangover

Want to avoid a hangover? These are the best gin and gin mixers to enjoy.
Lil Smokies, pigs in a blanket pork sausages

The best ways to cook Lil Smokies, the perfect appetizer for any gathering

Lil Smokies are a quick and easy appetizer that most people love. Here are a few ways to prepare this delicious app for any gathering.
Earthquake cocktail

How to make the Earthquake cocktail in just 4 simple steps

A favorite of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the Earthquake is a brilliant cocktail that can make evening parties end with a bang. Here's our no-fail recipe.
Iced latte

Iced cappuccino vs iced latte: A similar coffee order, yet very different

An iced cappuccino and iced latte look similar in appearance, causing them to frequently be confused with one another.
Manzanilla Martini on table

I’m a gin enthusiast — these are the 7 best gins for a martini

I've rounded up seven of the best gins I like to use in a martini. These run the gamut from small batch specialties to those which are widely available.
Jack Daniel's McLaren

Where F1 fans can get the new Jack Daniel’s x McLaren 2024 Tennessee Whiskey

While the brand has myriad limited-edition expressions that we love, we’re most excited about its new collaboration with McLaren Racing.