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Table side prime rib Monterey NYC

Tips and tricks: A pro chef reveals how to cook prime rib

The highlight of any celebration or menu, prime rib requires plenty of skill to execute. Chef James Tracey of Monterey helps us break down this classic.
A glass of cucumber gin gimlet with cucumber slices on a table and container.

A brief look at the (slightly strange) history of gin

Gin is, depending on who you ask, revered, reviled, or simply misunderstood. Here's a brief overview of how and when gin got started.
Man eating before a workout

The best pre-workout meals – everything you need to know

If you're prepping for a big workout, what you eat matters. Try these pre-workout meals before your next workout.
Beef stew

How to make the perfect beef stew, according to a master chef

Here's how to make the perfect comfort food for those cold spring nights.
Boulevardier cocktail and orange zest on wooden table

How to make the perfect Boulevardier

The Boulevardier is the Negroni's delicious, bourbon-based cousin. It's also a classic cocktail you should creat,e and we are here to help.

Stop making this mistake when cooking with onions

There are many, many kinds of onion, and knowing which variety to choose can be confusing.
espresso cup

The espresso con panna is the tastiest yet most forgotten about espresso drink

An espresso con panna is a simple drink that consists simply of shots of espresso topped with whipped cream.
Carrots in the Le Creuset Signature cast-iron skillet.

Le Creuset sale: Stoneware and accessories from $13

With this Le Creuset sale at Amazon you find some of the best stoneware deals and plenty of opportunities to add something to your kitchen.
Bottle of olive oil

Try these delicious foods high in vitamin E for skin, hair, and heart health

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that acts as an antioxidant. Learn about the foods highest in vitamin E here.
Garibaldi cocktail

How to make the Garibaldi, the world’s most complicated 2-Ingredient cocktail

The classic 2-ingredient Garibaldi embodies the perfect warm-weather cocktail: Sweet, refreshing, and easy to drink. Here's how to make it.

4 incredible vermouth cocktails you’re missing out on

While bitters are referred to as the “salt and pepper” of the cocktail world, we believe that (depending on the cocktail) vermouth might be just as important.
Pork in butcher counter

The 5 best pork cuts, ranked: Here’s what you should be cooking

The gifts from the other white meat are hearty and diverse, ranging from tender and delicate, elegant bites to hearty, rich, and saucy barbecue fare.
Rum cocktail

The best rum and rum mixers for no hangover

Want to avoid a hangover? These are the best rum and rum mixers to enjoy.
Happy man adding salt while cooking for his friends in the kitchen.

How to make food less salty: 5 easy fixes when you make this common cooking mistake

If you're wondering how to make food less salty after you've already been too generous in your seasoning, these are some handy hacks you can use.

What does AVA mean? Breaking down the geographical wine phenomenon

What's an American Viticultural Area? We'll break it down, as there are nearly 270 of them in the U.S. alone.
Tequila with salt and a lime

4 of the most popular budget tequila bottles, ranked

Finding well-made, flavorful budget tequilas isn’t a difficult task.
Negroni cocktail orange

The amazing 3-ingredient cocktails every home bartender should know how to make

Cocktails don't have to be complicated for them to be delicious. So, here are some foolproof recipes for 3-ingredient cocktails you will definitely enjoy.
Saltines on a plate for the Military Diet

Everything you need to know about the Military Diet plan

The Military Diet encourages rapid weight loss. Learn about whether it's healthy and a good option for you.
Irish stew.

A guide to Irish cuisine (beyond corned beef hash)

Corned beef and Guinness are great but Irish cuisine runs a lot deeper. Here's a primer on the subject.
Fruit Salad

What is the healthiest fruit? 5 items you should be eating daily

The healthiest fruit is not a single fruit, but rather a variety of fruits that offer a range of nutritional benefits.
The fields at El Cristiano Tequila.

El Cristiano Tequila: Taking agave to the next level

Tequila is a crowded market these days. Here's how El Cristiano separates from the pack.
El Lugar tlayuda closeup

Tlayudas is the ‘Mexican pizza’ you never knew you needed

Tlayudas are a Mexican street food classic. Chef Alex Mixcoatl shares his favorite tips and tricks with The Manual for this Oaxaca dish.
wagyu beef raw steak marbling

What is Wagyu beef? Origin story, how it’s graded, and more

Learn all about Wagyu Beef including its origins, how it's graded, and how to choose the best cut.
what is port explained wine fireplace

What is port wine? All the different types and how to drink it

It’s time to give port a chance. We’ve put together a crash course on Portugal’s most famous beverage.
how to order a martini bar

How to order a Martini like you know what you’re doing

What's the difference between a dry and wet Martini anyway? You don't have to be James Bond to order this classic cocktail with style. Here's how it's done.
Salisbury steak from The Forked Spoon

How to make Salisbury steak, an American classic

An iconic American classic, Salisbury steak is a savory and hearty dish guaranteed to satisfy any meat lover.
A set of Ravencroft Crystal snifters

Cognac vs Whiskey: The main differences between them

Let's breakdown cognac and whiskey, two staple spirits of the drinks culture canon. Here's how the two really differ.
Pouring olive oil in a salad

The 9 best olive oils to add to your kitchen ingredients today

There's not much a good olive oil can't do but these best ones offer high quality on top of functionality.
red teapot and white cup on wooden table outside with green trees in background

Black tea vs. green tea: Which offers more benefits?

Comparing green tea and black tea, how they're made, and the benefits

The AeroPress portable coffee maker makes a great cup of coffee anywhere, anytime

The AeroPress coffee maker offers a delicious cup of coffee on the go. But is it the best on the market?
Big breakfast with bacon, bagels and scrambled eggs on the table overhead

Bacon and eggs? Bobby Flay serves this meat instead (and we have thoughts)

While bacon and eggs may be the quintessential American breakfast pairing, Flay prefers an alternative to bacon.
Wine bottles

Great wine doesn’t have to be super expensive — Pros’ best tips for finding a good, affordable bottle

Buying great cheap wine is possible. You just need to know what you're doing.

Our 5 favorite vodka drinks, ranked

Looking for a great vodka drink to make at home? These are our favorites, ranked
Woodford REserve Derby Bottle

You can now pre-order Woodford Reserve’s 2024 Kentucky Derby bourbon and it’s only $55

Woodford Reserve decided to turn to artist and Kentucky native Wylie Caudill to design the bottle for this historic Kentucky Derby.

Our 5 favorite Tennessee whiskey brands, ranked

While we love Jack Daniel’s, we also love some of the other offerings from the southern state.
Le Select in Chicago.

These are the best restaurants in Chicago for a sublime meal

This is your guide to a few of the best restaurants Chicago has to offer. From Filipino food to French, the city has it all (and then some).
Blueberries in a purple pitcher

A registered dietitian tells us the best foods to eat for an energy boost

Put down the fifth cup of coffee and reach for these foods that give you energy instead. Plus, an RD shares one energy-vampire ingredient.
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Baristas love Breville espresso machines, and they’re up to $300 off

There's a huge sale on Breville Espresso Machines at Best Buy with up to $300 off some of the best models around.
Raw ribeye steak

How to master the perfect ribeye steak: Tips, tricks (and a delicious recipe)

The ribeye is one of the most delicious steaks, hugely popular in restaurants. Here's how to make a perfect one at home so you can enjoy it whenever.
Assorted vegetables sold at a market.

The Whole30 diet: Everything you need to know

The Whole30 diet is a 30-day dietary reset program designed to help you identify trigger foods. Is it the reset you need?
Rum cocktail

5 fan-favorite budget rum bottles, ranked

There’s a lot of value in the rum world. If you’re looking for a reasonably-priced everyday sipper or a rum to mix with.
Bounty of healthy vegetables

These are the healthiest vegetables you need to start eating now

The healthiest vegetables for men to eat pack the most nutrients per calorie and contain disease-fighting antioxidants. Ahead, learn the best vegetables to eat.
Baby spinach

The important health benefits of magnesium you need to know about

Magnesium is an essential mineral with functions from muscle contraction and relaxation to blood pressure regulation. Find the benefits of magnesium here.
Small clay cup of Indian chai on a wooden table.

How to make chai tea: Tasty recipes for a homemade delight

An excellent beverage for any weather, a cup of creamy Indian chai is second to none. Read on to learn all the tips and tricks to making this amazing drink.
Snow crab legs served with melted butter, garlic cloves, lemon slices, grilled corn in cobs and fresh parsley on wooden cutting boards, horizontal view from above, close-up

The definitive guide on how to eat crab, according to an expert

You might be eating your crab wrong. Here's how to do it right, according to a seafood restaurant veteran.
KitchenAid Artisan Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

Best KitchenAid deals: Classic stand mixers with big discounts

The iconic KitchenAid stand mixer is a tool gourmet chefs and home cooks consider a must-have. If you're looking for a great mixer deal this is the right place.
The Bella Pro Series air fryer oven with fries and vegetables being cooked.

Best air fryer deals: $15 Bella Pro to $150 Ninja Foodi

If you're shopping for an air fryer, these are the best air fryer deals available today.
Wood utensils displayed on a counter

This is how to clean wooden kitchen utensils

Wooden kitchen tools like cutting boards and spoons require a different kind of cleaning care. Here's what to do.
Man cleaning his stovetop

How to clean a stovetop: A step-by-step guide

Your kitchen is spotless, but your stovetop? It seems impossible to clean completely. Good thing we have the secret to cleaning your stovetop once and for all.
Cooked white rice

How to cook rice perfectly every time, no matter how you choose to make it

We've got two tried-and-true methods for preparing rice: in a rice cooker and on the stove. Here's how to make sure your rice turns out perfect every time.