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Lindsay Parrill

Lindsay Parrill


Lindsay is a graduate of California Culinary Academy, Le Cordon Bleu, San Francisco, from where she holds a degree in Culinary Arts. Her favorite passions are food and creative writing, and loves to combine these two pursuits by writing about everything food and drink. She has over a decade of food writing experience, including several articles and restaurant reviews in the San Francisco Chronicle’s Food and Wine section. She is also trained in the art of food styling and photography, which she has mingled with her part-time job as a photographer.

When Lindsay isn’t developing new recipes, devouring the latest cookbooks, and writing about all things culinary arts, she is busy trying to coax her children into eating anything but macaroni and cheese.

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Burnt ends

Burnt ends are a BBQ favorite — here’s how to make them

Burnt ends have become one of the most coveted menu items at any barbecue joint worth its salt. Here's how to make your own.
Steak on the grill

Learn how to make perfect grill marks every time

We're here to help with a few tips and tricks for how to get those perfect grill marks and make your summertime barbecue show one worth watching.
Pulled pork

How to reheat pulled pork: 6 methods that will taste just as good the second time

If you've ever wondered how to reheat pulled pork, we've got you covered.
Raw steak on cutting board

How to season steak: A complete guide

How can you recreate that steakhouse flavor at home? It's easier than you think.
Mountain Dew wine

This is how one man turned Mountain Dew into wine

In a move that absolutely no one asked for, TikToker goldenhivemead has gifted the world with a new wine varietal, made from Mountain Dew

The best cheese for burgers: Our top 7 favorites

These are the best cheeses to top on your summertime burgers.
Loud Mouth BBQ Sauce

We love the flavor variety in this new collection of barbecue sauces

Just in time for grilling season, there's a delicious new line of barbecue ingredients on the shelves at Ace Hardware.
Person grilling

You’ve probably never grilled these foods … but you should

Ribs and burgers are wonderful, but these are some of our favorite grill ideas, and a few not-so-traditional grilled ingredients for your next cookout.
Different raw steak cuts

How to tenderize steak: The pros of every method

There are many ways to tenderize steak in your own kitchen. Which one is best for your dish?
White wine close-up

What exactly is a dry white wine?

There are two wine descriptive words that are quite easy to understand and very important when considering the taste of any particular wine: sweet and dry. 

Beef up your grill game: 5 tips and tricks for making the best burgers

Whether you prefer your burger grilled, broiled, seared, or pressed, these tips are guaranteed to give you the best burger bang for your buck.
Soy-marinated flank steaks on a wooden chopping board from the Food Network

You need to try these incredible beef marinades

Want to add more spice and flavor to your meat? Try one of these mouthwatering beef marinades to up your grilling game.
Various dried pastas

12 amazing types of pasta (and when you should actually be using them)

These are a dozen of our very favorite, most commonly found pasta shapes and how to use them in your cooking.
Raw salmon on plate

How to cook salmon: A complete beginner’s guide

If you've only ever explored just one or two of these delicious methods for cooking salmon, it's time to up your game and try out a new preparation.

Yes, you can live on a vineyard — check out these dream homes for sale

These vineyard homes are all currently on the market, just waiting for someone's fantasy to become a reality.
Seafood pasta

Clams vs mussels: The differences explained

What's the difference between these two mollusks, and how are they best used in your dishes at home?
White wine

Everything you ever wanted to know about Pinot Grigio, the perfect sipping wine

If ever there was a perfect sipping wine, Pinot Grigio would have to be it.
Knife blades closeup

This is how to sharpen a serrated knife the right way

When it comes to maintaining this rather fearsome blade, things can get a bit tricky
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. 
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. 
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.
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.
View looking out from Inside oven as man cooks oven-baked salmon

How to reheat salmon so it’s just as good the next day

You wouldn't want rubbery salmon, right? Whether you have an oven or microwave, these reheating methods will help keep the salmon's best taste.
Passover spread

The best kosher wine for your Passover celebration

Let's skip the Manischewitz for now. There are plenty of other options available.
Imitation crab

What is imitation crab actually made of, and should you be using it?

To really wrap your mind around the concept, you might think of imitation crab as the hotdog of the seafood world.
Super Troopers/WhistlePig Whiskey syrup collab

What do WhistlePig Whiskey and the Super Troopers cast have in common?

The pairing is a stroke of genius for WhistlePig, who clearly recognizes the immense popularity of the film, and the syrup-guzzling Vermont State Troopers.

Make the best ever bruschetta with this simple secret

This bruschetta recipe is truly extraordinary and will soon become your go-to appetizer for every party you have.
Laws Whiskey

Some of the best whiskey in the U.S. is made in Colorado (yes, really)

Colorado's climate and natural ingredients make for something of a perfect whiskey-making environment, and one special distillery is taking every advantage.
Beer and cheese

Forget wine — Beer and cheese is an unbeatable combination

When pairing beer and cheese, there are three tasting components to consider when finding a great match.

Stop making this mistake when cooking with onions

There are many, many kinds of onion, and knowing which variety to choose can be confusing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grilled corn on the cob

How to grill corn on the cob: The tips, tricks, and recipes you need

Corn is going to be making its way onto the scene very soon. And these are the grilling recipes you should test out for the best grilled corn.
Wine bottles

This is what ‘DOC’ and ‘DOCG’ mean on your wine labels

Your roadmap to finding and understanding the best Italian wines
Hard apple cider in a glass, surrounded by apples.

How to make hard apple cider from the comfort of your home

Ever wondered how to make hard cider? In this article, we'll walk you through the step by step process for making delicious hard cider at home.
Roasted chicken

You’re probably making these 3 mistakes when you’re preparing baked chicken

Whether you're roasting an entire bird for a group, or preparing a single baked chicken breast for one, here are some mistakes we all make from time to time.
Friends toasting with beer

It’s official: Gen Z is not a fan of wine (and what that means for everyone else)

Younger drinkers just simply aren't interested in wine as much as they used to be - not by a long shot.
Wine bottles

When you see “Cru” on a wine label, here’s what it means

A general understanding of how the word "cru" is used in wine regions in France, and throughout the world.

Genius hack for reheating rice takes seconds, uses only water

Reheating rice is a hot-button topic, and the latest hack takes seconds and only requires boiling water
Raw spaghetti

It’s been scientifically proven that pasta makes you happier

At long last, science has confirmed what most of us have known since childhood. That this life-giving ingredient actually makes our brains happier.
Raw salmon filet

The 5 biggest lies you’ve been told about salmon

Because of its sparkling popularity, salmon - inevitably - is bound to be the victim of some rumors. Here's the the truth.
Wine being poured at dinner table

How many glasses of wine are actually in a bottle? You might not like the answer

No matter the size of your glass - however comical - that pour should still just be five ounces. Sorry.
Slicing prosciutto

Did you know you can cure prosciutto at home?

If you've ever wanted to make your own prosciutto at home, you've come to the right place. With a little time and patience, it's possible.
Banana bread

Why you can (and should) add bourbon right to your banana bread batter without cooking it first

Bourbon and other spirits typically ned to be cooked before using them in baking, but not in banana bread - here's why
People toasting over plates

5 fun ways to sneak whiskey and other booze into your breakfast foods

Everyone knows about boozy breakfast drinks, but our clever hacks let you add booze to your breakfast in unique ways

This is the simple secret to making incredible meatloaf and meatballs

The secret to keeping your meatloaf, meatballs, or even burgers from drying out is called a panade.
Stanley tumblers

Yeti Rambler vs Stanley Tumbler – the choice is clear

Should you rush to get the cool new Stanley Tumbler everyone is crazy about, or a Yeti? We think the choice is obvious
Waffles on a plate

You need to start adding beer to your waffle batter – here’s why

Using beer in waffle batter is a stroke of genius for a few reasons. This is our favorite recipe.