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It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for the best 40-ouncer of beer or the best $40,000 whiskey, because we cover it all. From profiles of industry-leading chefs and bartenders to recipes for homemade cocktails or brisket, The Manual serves up content that will make you hungry, thirsty, and ready to put your apron on.

A top-shelf tequila

The best top-shelf tequilas between $50-$100

When you want to up your agave game past cheap margaritas, check out this list of the best top-shelf tequilas between $50-$100.
Salmon entree

The Mediterranean diet: Everything you need to know about everyone’s favorite diet

Pint of beer

Take a break from pumpkin beer: The best Oktoberfest beers to drink this fall

Mixed berries

Berries going bad too fast? Try this amazing viral TikTok hack that actually works

Campfire whisky

10 smoky scotch whisky options to make those fall campfires magical

Apple cider donuts with sugar

Apple cider donuts are a fall tradition – this is the only recipe you need

Prairie Artisan Ales Brewery

The best breweries in America: The ultimate bucket list if you love craft beer

Glass mug with spiked apple cider

7 of the best spirits for spiked apple cider

HAVA R01 countertop dishwasher

Review: The HAVA R01 Compact Countertop Dishwasher might be the game-changer your home needs

Cup of coffee with beans on table

Feeling rushed in the mornings? This is the best way to get great coffee

Whiskey glass

Whiskey upgrade: How to fat wash your favorite whiskey or bourbon to add new depths of flavor

melted dark chocolate flow, candy or chocolate preparation background

Forget Hershey’s: Our chocolate sauce recipe is better, and takes 5 minutes to make

Austin, Texas USA - January 27, 2020: Selection of donuts on display in a colorful case at Voodoo Doughnuts in a popular specialty doughnut chain shop

Portland’s VooDoo Doughnut voted most overrated tourist attraction in the world (and we know why)

Headed to Portland, Oregon? Avoid VooDoo Doughnuts, which has been voted the biggest tourist trap.
an acv shot on table

Apple cider vinegar: Should you really be taking shots of this pungent potion?

Apple cider vinegar is one of those things people swear by - but should you really be drinking it? We discuss
Costco storefront

Costco Kirkland products are actually items made by Duracell, Keurig, Reynolds, Starbucks, and other big names

Did you know Costco has a really popular house brand? It's true - and one of the reasons why is the products are incredible. Now we know who makes them.
All-clad set

This secret All-Clad site has massive savings on the best kitchen equipment on earth

All Clad is the best kitchen equipment you can get - but it's a bit pricey. A secret site offers deep discounts.
Tecate skirt steak tacos

When it comes to international barbecue, Mexican BBQ reigns supreme

The richness of Mexican cuisine is unparalleled. Keep reading to learn more about it.
Cantera Negra

Kick off Hispanic heritage month with these 2 incredible tequila drink recipes from mixologist Javier Ramirez

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 through October 15, but these two tequila drink recipes are sensational all year long
Closeup view of man with slim body in oversized jeans on grey background. Weight loss.

This weight loss chart may be the secret key to a slimmer physique

Weight loss is tough for everyone, but this chart might help you eat better and avoid putting the weight back on
Cold brew ice coffee

How to make cold brew coffee (plus, our 3 favorite grounds for cold brew)

If you're unaware, real cold brew is made using an entirely different method than hot coffee, and the result is a much smoother and flavorful cup.
Pot roast beef

Cool days, warm grill: 4 tasty fall grill recipes to try this year

Grilling season doesn't have to end on Labor Day. Keep the pit going with these four great fall grilling recipes.
White wine

The fantastic fall wine trends to know before the season sets in, according to the experts

Wine trends change fast so it pays to stay ahead of the curve. Here's what to look for this fall, according to the experts.
Apples on an apple tree

How many apples should you really eat? RDs reveal all (plus, their best snack ideas)

Apples are a delicious fall fruit, but what are their health benefits? RDs weigh in.
Granny Smith apples in a bowl on a table.

Fall dessert recipes: Apple bread pudding and more (apples)

Here are a few the best fall dessert recipes you need to make now.
Three coffee cups at a coffee shop

Light roast vs. dark roast coffee: Which is better?

If you're looking for a caffeine fix, learn the differences between light roast and dark roast coffees.
Anto beef selection.

NYC restaurant offers an inside look at the exclusive world of high-end Korean BBQ

While incredibly varied, few restaurants showcase the fine-dining potential of Korean BBQ. At Anto Korean Steakhouse, Chef Luke Yoon changes that dynamic.
Fiber in beans

Load up on high-fiber foods: Your guide to getting enough fiber in your diet

Discover which of your favorite foods are rich in fiber and will help you meet your daily fiber goal. Also, discover fiber's many benefits.

Rum 101: An enthusiast’s guide to understanding the different types of rum

Our guide helps you understand the nuances of rum production, so you yourself can discover which types of rum you'll enjoy the most.
Gimlet cocktail in a coupe glass

Up your cocktail game: How to make the perfect gin gimlet

Looking for an elegant, easy gin gimlet recipe? We've got one of the best.
Pickled onions

The easiest and best pickled red onion recipe we’ve ever seen belongs to Rick Bayless

Want a great pickled red onion recipe? This one is so simple it almost hurts
A pair of mocktails.

The 6 best non-alcoholic drinks to order at a bar, according to the pros

Looking for a fun night out without the next-day hangover? Drinks pros tell us their favorite non alcoholic drinks to order at the bar
A person in the kitchen preparing the food to cook.

Are meal kit delivery services worth it?

There are a ton of meal kit delivery services to choose from. But is subscribing worth it? Here's our take.
Rye whiskey

10 rye whiskey bottles we love: You should have at least one on your bar shelf

Rye whiskey is complex and wonderful, and these are the bottles you should have on your bar shelf.
Florio Marsala barrels.

The 6 best Marsala wine cocktail recipes to make

Marsala is a fortified wine out of Italy that we normally just cook with. But with the good stuff especially, it can make for some quality cocktails.
A glass of gin

10 floral gin options to help make what’s left of summer truly epic

Gin is a liquor with a lot of nuance and subtlety. Most people overlook how complex gin can be, and these floral gin options prove a point.
Red-headed ax buried into a tree stump next to a blue coffee mug in the outdoors.

Backcountry brew: How to make cowboy coffee that doesn’t suck

When made right, cowboy coffee tastes just as good as any drip- or pour-over-style coffee you make at home. Here’s how.

How to reheat tamales: Learn the secret to every method

Learn how to reheat tamales six ways and retain the flavor. Use these tips for perfect tamales in a steamer, microwave, stove, oven, air fryer, or Instant Pot.
Sliced raw sweet potato.

10 benefits of sweet potatoes that prove you should eat more of them

Sweet potatoes are as good for you as they are delicious. Read on to find out why you should add more sweet potato recipes to your meal plan.

What are capers, anyway? Learn all about the briny ingredient that will transform your favorite dishes

While you may only know them as the star of your favorite chicken piccata recipe, capers are actually so much more than an absentminded garnish.
A glass of passion fruit cocktail with garnish in a bar.

The 7 best passion fruit cocktails to remind us of the sun and fun

Passion fruit is evocative stuff, reminiscent of sun and fun. Bring that to your refreshments with the best passion fruit cocktail recipes.
wood-fire pizza on board

Elevate your pizza night: A mixology expert reveals how to choose the right cocktail pairings

Instead of wine and beer, try pairing pizza with an amazing cocktail. From the classic Negroni to spicy mezcal, cocktail expert Jason Hedges breaks it down.
pumpkin soup on white napkin

5 gut-friendly ways to get your pumpkin fix this fall, according to RDs

Pumpkin is a fan-favorite fall food, but is it good for gut health? Two registered dietitians reveal all.
Ninja Woodfire 8-in-1 Outdoor Oven with Pizza in oven against a white background and accessories

Ninja makes an outdoor pizza oven, and it’s on sale for Labor Day

If you're a fan of making Pizzas or cooking stuff in an oven, the Ninja outdoor oven can hit 700°F, stay outside all year round, and is going for just $350.
Carrot cole slaw

5 creative spins on coleslaw for your next cookout

Plenty of vegetables and fruits can supplement a cabbage coleslaw base, and the typical mayonnaise-laden formula isn’t the only way to make coleslaw.
Kitchenaid Mixer.

KitchenAid’s iconic stand mixer is 15% off for Labor Day

All kitchens deserve one of the best stand mixers and right now, you can buy an iconic KitchenAid stand mixer for 15% off at Amazon.
Foods with prebiotics like chicory, beets, and leeks.

11 of the best prebiotic foods you should be eating

Prebiotics help support your overall gut health and optimize digestion. Here's a list of the best prebiotic foods to eat right now.
Man making alcoholic drink.

This $25 book can make you a more creative, expert home bartender (really!)

There's one book that unlocks the secrets of home mixology and bartending, and this is it
Empty sriacha bottle

The sriracha shortage is real – but making your own sriracha is so easy you might not even care

You might not be able to find sriracha sauce, but our sriracha sauce recipe is better than store-bought any day
The Ninja Woodfire Outdoor Grill and Smoker on a patio table with plates of food.

Ninja’s Woodfire outdoor grill and smoker price slashed for Labor Day

If you want to grab a great grill, the Ninja outdoor griller & smoker has electricity and woodchips and costs just $330.
THe Blackstone 36-inch Gas Griddle Cooking Station in a yard with people around it cooking and enjoying themselves.

Best Labor Day grill deals: Save on Traeger, Blackstone, and more

We've got all the best Labor Day grill deals right now, whether you're looking for something super cheap or something high-end.