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A Woman’s Work: Female Chefs Serve Up Culinary Delights

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Cooking has traditionally been dominated by women but you wouldn’t know that looking at restaurant kitchens. The list of Michelin-star chefs is long and is almost entirely made up of men. Female chefs…

Food & Drink

Tullamore D.E.W. Celebrates Its New Distillery

On September 17th, we joined Tullamore D.E.W. for a private tasting at The Penny Farthing in NYC to celebrate the opening of their brand new, $50 million distillery in their hometown of Tullamore, Ireland....
The milestone marked the return of whiskey production to the town 60 years after the original closed its doors. “This new...

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Find Artisanal Ingredients at Hatchery

Do you ever find that during your travels you come across amazing ingredients that you wouldn’t find otherwise? Too bad that takes a lot of time and effort. Max Friedman felt the same way and decided to...
make it a little bit easier for ther rest of us by founding hatchery.co. The premise is simple;...

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Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary

Wild Turkey master distiller Jimmy Russell recently celebrated his diamond anniversary with the Lawrenceburg, Kentucky-based whiskey company. Russell’s first day on the job was way back in 1954. These...
days it’s pretty rare that somebody is with a company for a decade, let alone 60 years, so it’s a huge deal. The 79-year-old Russell is...

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Grilling with Top Chefs at the Taste Talks Brooklyn BBQ

Taste Talks Brooklyn just wrapped their second annual weekend of dinners, panels and a special expo, all exploring “The Future of Taste.” On Sunday, we attended the All-Star BBQ – an...
event presented by Mario Batali and curated by Danny Bowien that brought together 25 chefs at 12 grilling stations on Williamsburg’s scenic waterfront –...

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Pod People: Food Truck Purveyors Group Together for Great Cuisine

It’s lunchtime and you want Middle Eastern food. Lucky for you, a Halal cart is not too far from the office. But what happens tomorrow when you want something different? You might have to scour...
twitter to see where the hot new food truck is situated. But if you’re lucky, that Halal cart is not...

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Swill: All About Aquavit

Swill is our bi-monthly column dedicated to liquor, wine, beer, and every other delicious dram that falls under the broader umbrella of booze. But it’s more than just tasting notes scribbled on a...
cocktail napkin — Swill is about getting outside of your comfort zone, trying new things, and exploring the big, wide world of...

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Mile High Whiskey: High West Distillery

When you think of Utah, high quality spirits probably don’t factor in to the list of attractions. Between five national parks and more than four hundred inches of snowfall at Utah’s ski...
resorts, we couldn’t blame you for overlooking Park City’s High West Distillery and Saloon, at least until now. As Utah’s first distillery since...

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The Manual’s 2014 Guide To Fall Food Trends

Summer flew by way too quickly for our taste. But at least the changing of seasons brings all kinds of  new and exciting things into our lives. Fall, in our opinion, is the best time of year for...
men’s style with all the new layering pieces up for grabs. It’s one of the best times...

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Thirstie Makes Beers Runs a Thing of the Past

We’ve all been there. You’re getting ready to attend a party and realize you forgot the most important thing – booze. Or maybe you’re hosting the festivities and find yourself...
running low on alcohol, a tragedy if there ever was one. Whatever the situation, it can put a real damper on your party mood. Fortunately...

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Fried Chicken 101 at Root & Bone

Do you like fried chicken? Wait, who are we kidding—everybody loves fried chicken! However much you enjoy the crispy goodness of an excellent, fried bird, you may not know the tricks of the trade that go...
into making something so simple, so delicious. Since we know many of our readers like to try things out...

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James Beard Winner Tim Cushman on Izakayas and His New Verb Hotel Restaurant

Izakayas — a Japanese version of a pub — are all the rage in the culinary scene. That’s why the Boston-based Verb Hotel partnered up with the James Beard Award-winning chef Tim Cushman to create a...
new izakaya on its property called Hojoko. The Manual recently caught up with Cushman to ask him about his...

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Celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month with Russell’s Reserve

The calendar has turned to September, which sadly means that the summer is more or less over. While we know that might make you sad, there’s plenty to be excited about this month. For starters, September...
is National Bourbon Heritage Month! That’s right, back in 2007 the U.S. Senate passed a bill declaring September to...

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