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fairytale of new york

Fairytale of New York Adapted from Dave Mitton of The Harbord Room in Toronto, via Imbibe Magazine This is essentially a winter spiced old-fashioned, a really wonderful variation on it for this time of year. The mulled simple syrup will make you home smell heavenly. I fudged the ingredients a little, using a whole apple […]

Keurig Coffee Brewing Machine Recall May Mess With Your Gift List

Post by Maressa Brown. If someone you love loves coffee, chances are you got them a fancy Keurig quickie brewing system as a gift this year. Or maybe you're that  self-described coffee fiend, so you own one yourself. If either is the case, you best check your machine, because the company is recalling 7 million single-serve coffee brewing machines. Show More Summary

Last Minute Holiday Menu Planning? Let Us Guide You

I know how it is. You're working your butt off trying to tie up all the loose ends so that you can enjoy a stress-free vacation at the end of the year and before you know it, it's just days before your big holiday meals and you haven't even decided whether you're cooking prime rib, turkey, or ham! Never fear, we're here to help.

How to make a veggieducken. Vegetarian turducken anyone?

The holidays aren't just for carnivores. Sure it's an excuse for meat eaters to indulge in turkey, prime rib, ham, duck, and a couple appetizer meatballs in the same meal. But if you're a vegetarian, there's plenty of room for gluttony too.

Where to Eat on New Year's Eve Across the Eater Universe

The best options for ringing in 2015. Violet Hour, Chicago. Austin Boston: New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Chicago Meadowlark Kitchen, Denver. Dallas Denver Detroit The Nomad Bar, NYC. Los Angeles Montreal New York City Stoneburner, Seattle. Portland San Francisco Seattle Looking for Christmas plans? Head here.

Why the Future Looks Bleak for Bones

How the advent of agriculture and online ordering changed the human skeleton for worse

L'esprit de Noël

Voici le Chaxi d'une amie Taiwanaise aux couleurs de Noël. Ces sapins ne sont pas cousus sur le Chabu noir, mais sont simplement posés et peuvent être arrangés différemment à chaque fois. Cette année, la météo grise et froide de Taipei correspond parfaitement au temps que j'attends d'un Noël traditionnel (à l'européenne). Show More Summary

Anthony Bourdain Is a Cat Person & 24 Other Shocking Facts About America's Favorite Culinary Explorer

Us Weekly gets the food world's favorite bad boy to share some little known secrets about himself. In this week's issue of Us Weekly, everyone's favorite culinary explorer/Parts Unknown host Anthony Bourdain shares 25 facts about himself...Show More Summary

12 Champagnes and other sparkling wines perfect for the holidays

You could whip up a special punch or make yourself crazy taking cocktail orders for a brilliant holiday party. Or you could do the easy thing: Pour bubbly and plenty of it. Nothing better to set the festive mood than the sound of corks popping. 

The Secrets to Making Philadelphia's Best Panettone

A matrix of lightly tart, yeasty bread cradles butter, hazelnut, and chocolate in this stellar panettone. Here's how it's made.

Award-Winning Culinary Master Chef William Bradley On Changing How People Perceive Cuisine

At only 39, William Bradley is the Executive Chef/Manager of the award-winning Addison at The Grand Del Mar. The San Diego native started cooking in his teens at a quaint Italian restaurant in Bonita, a sm... via JustLuxe.com

Gougeres are light, crispy, cheesey -- and now almost instant

Because this is the giving season and I am nothing if not a giver, here is my Christmas present to you: One of the best appetizers you’ll ever taste, the best friend a flute of Champagne ever had. You can make it in about 20 minutes and even freeze it so you always have some on hand...

Watch Bobby Flay Recount His Reaction to an Unsavory Ruth Reichl Review

The chef's signature dish didn't impress the one-time New York Times critic.

Millton Chenin Blanc Te Arai Vineyard 2013 Gisborne, New Zealand

I’m quite a fan of James and Annie Millton’s wines. I’ve visited them twice in Gisborne, once in 2008 and then again in 2013. It’s a pretty place, and for some reason Millton seems to be able to make thrillingly good wines here, while most of the rest of the vineyards make simple stuff for [...]

Cranberry Orange Scones

Bursting with cranberries and bright orange flavor, these sweet buttery little scones are my new favorite winter treat. They are easy to put together and perfect to share with friends and family.(...)Continue reading Cranberry Orange Scones © Pinch My Salt, 2014. | Permalink: http://pinchmysalt.com/cranberry-orange-scones/ | Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh

Hardywood RVA IPA

The post, Hardywood RVA IPA, first appeared on The Barley Blog. Hardywood RVA IPA is what the brewery refers to as a community hopped beer. Since 2011, the Richmond company has been gathering freshly harvested hops (in a range of varieties)...Show More Summary

When Your Stomach Reminds You to Take Your Pills

People may soon be able to swallow tiny sensors, embedded inside placebos, that track and share data on when they take their medication.

Nearly Christmas...

Loire Valley wines, dressed for Christmas Mince pie tarts, mincemeat recipe below I'm doing a wine pairing with a couple of Christmas dishes. First up is one of my favourites, home made mince pies, paired with Bougrier Rosé d'Anjou, 2013. The wine is a gorgeous pink colour and bursting with red berry and fruit flavours. It complements the fruity flavours of the mince pie

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