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FEASTING: How to Butcher a Tomahawk Crown Roast with Angie Mar

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Chef Angie Mar of The Beatrice Inn in NYC showed us how to butcher and cook a pork tomahawk crown roast with challah, apple and chestnut stuffing. Now you can do it at home with this step-by-step guide.

Food & Drink, Living

The Definitive Guide to Seasoning and Caring for Cast Iron

Any chef worth his paprika will tell you that cast iron cookware is essential for gourmet cooking. Cast iron always cooks food at an even temperature, and can be used over any heat source—including a...
campfire. Also, cast iron cookware can last for 100 years or more; if you buy a cast iron skillet tomorrow, your great-great-grandchildren may one day use it to sear their space beef. However, you’ll...
need to know how to season cast iron so your cookware can fry, sauté, and bake through the ages. SEASONING Though cast iron may seem indestructible, it has a few weak...

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Deschutes Brewery Barrel Program

Deschutes barrel master Ryan Schmiege shares thoughts on the process, aging, blending, and even tells us about an upcoming brew you can only find at the Deschutes pubs and tasting room.

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Wurstküche: The Sausage Kings of L.A.

Since 2008, Wurstküche has been one of Los Angeles' favorite restaurants. We sat down with one of the co-owners and chatted about sausage making, curation and the upcoming opening of their Denver...
location.

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The Manual Guide to Kobe Beef

At around $300 to $400 a serving, Kobe beef is one of the rarest and most expensive cuts of meat on the market, but what many people don’t know is that the USDA lifted the ban and that the legal...
importation of authentic Kobe beef from Japan only began recently, and on top of that, only a select handful of restaurants in the United States, including New York’s Empire Steakhouse are authorized to...
serve it. So what is the big deal about Kobe beef? “It’s very tender, it’s very juicy, and it’s like eating marshmallow steak,” said Empire Steakhouse owner...

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Food & Drink, Swill

Swill: Five Barrel-Aged Gins You Need to Try

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 libations. One week you might catch us halfway through a bottle of...
single-malt scotch, and the week after that we might be buzzing on some Ugandan moonshine made from bananas. This column is just one big boozy adventure, so grab yourself a glass and join us for...

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Try Two New Blends from Compass Box Whisky

Looking for a moment of peace during the holiday season? Compass Box Whisky has two special blends for you to sip on.

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FEASTING: Galli LES

As winter approaches, we're craving classic Italian comfort food in a warm, welcoming setting. Lucky for us, Steven Gallo just opened a second outpost of his delicious restaurant Galli.

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The Manual’s Liquor-Laden Gift Guide for Booze Enthusiasts

Ernest Hemingway once said “Write drunk; edit sober,” and we thought it only fitting to follow such brilliant advice while putting together a holiday hooch guide. Know somebody who likes booze?...
Get them one of the things on this list. They’ll love it, and probably make you a drink after they open it, so it’s pretty much win-win. Hooch If you’re buying for a liquor lover, the...
obvious choice is to get them booze. But don’t settle for some run-of-the-mill bottle that they’ve already heard of. Get them something special, that they aren’t likely to stumble across...
at their local liquor...

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Sky Food: Five Chefs That Craft Innovative Inflight Cuisine

Airline food is often inedible. But these five star chefs are crafting innovative cuisine in the sky.

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FEASTING: The Epicure Gift Guide

We all have that one friend (or five) who loves to eat more than anything. From a crunchy, spicy Chinese condiment to some of the best meat in the country, our epicure gift guide has something to satisfy...
everyone on your list.

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How to Deep Fry a Turkey Without Killing Yourself in the Process

Thanksgiving draws nigh, and once again, the great turkey cookening is upon us. This year, countless families will wait too long to put the bird in the oven, forget to remove the neck and giblets, or...
otherwise make a mess of things. Even the folks who do everything right will be disappointed because frankly, plain ol’ turkey isn’t anything to write home about. However, there is an...
alternative to roasting a turkey in the oven. If you’re looking for a turkey-cooking technique that’s faster, tastier, and more dangerous, consider learning how to deep fry a turkey this Thanksgiving....
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Biltong by Jonty Jacobs

You may be asking, “What the hell is biltong?” Well, biltong is a South African cured meat that is comparable to beef jerky. Growing up, one of my best friends came from a South African family and her...
father used to cure biltong in their garage and it was (and remains, since he still actively makes the stuff) one of my favorite snacks. Jonty Jacobs is a biltong shop in New York’s West Village owned...
and operated by the husband and wife team of Monique Daniels and Camran St. Luce. Daniels was born in South Africa and decided to start...

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