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Root Ginger Is a Dominatrix’s Secret Weapon

Figging is the BDSM practice of using ginger root for anal stimulation. Yup. Put the stir-fry down, people. We’re talking ginger root, up the arse.

Rosé Is the Drake of All Wine

I wouldn’t normally put Drake and rosé in the same thought, but when I accidentally did, I realized that they are very similar. Despite their extreme rise in popularity, they are still polarizing.

What to Do With Used or Leftover Charcoal

Your Summer grilling soiree was a hit, and all that's left to do is pack away leftovers and dump out your grill full of charcoal ash and spent hickory chips. But before you upend that Weber, take care to dispose of the mess safely (ash can still be hot!) and properly. To dispose of charcoal and wood ash: Let the ash cool for 48 hours. Show More Summary

A Visual Cheat Sheet to Drinking American Beer

Feast your eyeballs on my step-by-step guide to how to enjoy your beer of choice the way it was intended in some of America’s top beer destinations.

This Ohio Maid Café Scandal Comes With a Side of Sweaty, Old Man

Nothing says Japan quite like a pale, corn-fed Ohio girl dressed like a scantily clad au pair. Maid café parties are now a thing. And that thing went wrong when a group of middle school girls in Ohio tried to rent out a creperie called C’est Si Bon in Bexley.

Why Is Brooklyn Barbecue Taking Over the World?

Brooklyn BBQ is spreading to every corner of the world—Colombia, Spain, Panama, Sweden, England, and Japan—looking like it came straight out of Williamsburg. But why aren't these countries taking cues from Texas or Kansas City?

Elevate Your Hot Dog to a Haute Dog

Elevate your hot dog to a haute dog with four luxe spins on this meaty stadium bite. Whether you want to amp up the indulgence with a bacon-wrapped and cheese-stuffed Swanky Franky, channel a Big Apple icon with The Real New Yorker,Show More Summary

The Plantpower Way to a Vegan Diet for the 21st Century

Rich Roll and Julie Piatt's The Plantpower Way is a stylish guide to a plant-based diet.

Hold the Mimosa. I’ll Have a Biscuit.

A bill before the New York State Legislature would give restaurants the option of allowing dogs into back gardens and sidewalk patios when accompanied by a human diner.

The Taste That Doesn’t Really Satisfy

A sampling of protein powder shakes affirms that taste is secondary to the convenience they provide: allowing tech workers to stay put while working.

Testing GMO Foods

This piece is terrific. It’s about the testing that genetically modified foods go through in Canada, and the misconceptions people continue to have in that regard. It should be considered required reading. The Right Chemistry: Marketing genetically modified foods requires … Continue reading ?

Fifty-Six Minutes of Realtalk With Philly Superstar Mike Solomonov

The Zahav chef get serious about cookbooks, doughnuts, substance abuse, and Israeli EDM Even by the ravaging standards of the restaurant industry, Philadelphia chef Michael Solomonov hasn't had the easiest path. And yet somehow, over...Show More Summary

Hack Shake Shack's ShackBurger

It might seem crazy, but burger fans regularly wait in hour-plus lines for a taste of Shake Shack's ShackBurger. Why? Because the burger is classic, unfussy, and pretty much gosh darn perfect. Trust us here, you're going to want to try it for yourself when you have a chance. Show More Summary

Menu Monday Memorial Day 2015

Heather says It’s Memorial Day once again. Many of you will be celebrating with picnics and cookouts. If you haven’t figured out what to pack yet, here’s a list of picnic possibilities  and if you’re looking to easily feed a crowd Lowcountry Boil is always a good option. Don’t forget as host / hostess of an […]          

Vegan Toasted Coconut and Chocolate Chunk Cookies (coconut oil is the secret to THE BEST chocolate chip cookies ever!)

Yield: approximately 3 dozen cookies In my go to chocolate chip cookies, I like a blend of vegan butter and vegetable shortening for the best of both worlds.  Craving cookies, but with no shortening, I decided to substitute coconut oil (solid at room temperature) and oh, boy, those of us who haven’t been baking cookies […]

World Tea Expo 2015

yesterdayFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Air is the key to the success in tea business - this is what I learned on this trip. Air helps deliver the fresh tea in the water - which is the mother of tea. This may sound new to many in the trade, but it is the truth. Removal of moisture from green leaf is the manufacture of tea, whereas addition of moisture back is the brewing of tea. Show More Summary

Finding a Babysitter with Urban Sitter

When we moved to L.A. ten years ago, we were thinking about starting a family, and we wanted to be close to family.  This was a smart move on our part – my mom is tremendously helpful with getting the Nuni to activities and picking her up from school, and my mother in law comes for extended visits. Show More Summary

4 New Twists on the Bloody Mary

These new twists on the classic Bloody Mary are so delicious, I may just try extra hard to guarantee some hangovers this summer, just to drink 'em away with one of these beverages come morning.

Peach Salsa

The first time I ever tried peach salsa was in 1993. Don’t ask me how I’m able to remember these things. Honestly, on a scale of 1 to 10 in terms of daily forgetfulness, I would say I rank upwards of 8 or 9. It’s only because I now faithfully use a to-do app on my phone that I am able to function as a normal person, but my natural state is scatterbrained forgetfulness. I…

MUNCHIES Presents: The Salt Lick BBQueue

Our meat-loving host Pat Dean visits another meat mecca: The Salt Lick in Austin, Texas. Pat tries the famous beef ribs that patrons are prepared to wait up to FOUR hours for to see what all the fuss is about.

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