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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.

This is the perfect fall recipe, featuring two highly delicious, but under appreciated autumn ingredients — mussels and spaghetti squash.
1 day ago
cooked spaghetti squash with mussels
Rosh Hashanah is a sacred holiday celebrated with customs steeped in history and tradition, including, of course, special foods. Challah is a celebratory yeast bread, enriched with eggs and oil, and braided into a stunningly beautiful loaf.
4 days ago
best challah recipe
Learn about which fats are actually good for you, what the benefits of consuming them are, and what foods to include in your diet.
5 days ago
A pitcher of avocado oil beside a sliced avocado on a wooden board.
Japas Cervejaria incorporates the heritage of its three Japanese-Brazilian founders, in creative and delicious ways.
6 days ago
The trio behind brewery Japas Cervejaria.
Let's start by exploring some of the best cheeses to star in your next (or first) grown-up grilled cheese sandwich.
September 18, 2022
melt shop maple bacon grilled cheese recipe
We have no issue with the occasional fatty food or sweet treat. What we do have an issue with, though, are the foods trying to deceive. To manipulate. To masquerade and cheat the buyer into thinking what they're actually eating is healthy. This is just plain insulting, and we will not stand for it.
September 17, 2022
A close-up of granola bars on wooden board.
The former chef of SpaceX is embarking on a futuristic new food project and he's got some advice on the future of the culinary arts.
September 16, 2022
Stellar Pizza's robotic pizza making machine.
Here are some cocktail offerings from restaurateur Sam Fox's upcoming first bar in Nashville, Pushing Daisies.
September 15, 2022
A Sunkissed Caballera from Pushing Daisies.
In Argentina, grilling meat is a way of life. To help guide The Manual through this amazing stye of barbecue is Balvanera, an Argentinian restaurant in New York.
September 13, 2022
Balvanera restaurant food
Fall is full of muscle building, disease fighting, body purifying foods. Here are ten of them, their health benefits, and how to deliciously prepare them.
September 13, 2022
A close-up of fresh beets on wooden table.
Chromium isn't a nutrient most people pay attention to, so be sure to have these foods on your shopping list to reap the benefits!
September 12, 2022
Broccoli.
Severe drought and wildfires in Europe have disabled the production of a 2,000 year old cheese. As flames consume grasslands, and governments institute water rationing throughout France, it’s nearly impossible for farmers to produce the Salers cheese. Sourced in the mountainous south-central Cantal department, Salers cheese designation requires at least 75% grass-fed dairy cows for […]
September 11, 2022
avocado guide how to buy an
Looking at the varied ways you can use tequila, from lesser-known cocktails to steak recipes.
September 10, 2022
Corralejo Tequila Tropical being mixed with.
Looking at how to make a boozy snow cone like a pro bartender does.
September 9, 2022
A lineup of frozen drinks.
If the thought of feeding your hungry friends and family when they're over for the big game stresses you out, worry not. We've compiled a list of some of the easiest, most delicious, crowd-pleasing snacks that can be thrown together in about a half hour.
September 8, 2022
football party ideas
The iconic KitchenAid stand mixer is the tool professional chefs use and home cooks consider the standard-setter for the product category.
September 8, 2022
KitchenAid Pro 5 Plus 5-quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer sits next to a cake on a kitchen counter.
Espresso deals can range from from less than $50 to thousands, but if your main goal is to make espresso at home, you don't have to break your budget.  
September 8, 2022
best home espresso machine
Whether you want to lose weight, gain weight, build muscle, or just get in better shape, the right protein powders are nutritional foundations.
September 8, 2022
Protein Powder Shake
We've rounded up the best Keurig deals you can buy today along with buying advice to support your decision.
September 8, 2022
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These high quality food processors can boost your kitchen game with a single countertop powerhouse that won't dent your budget.
September 8, 2022
Ninja FNinja Foodi Ultimate System on a white marble kitchen counter.
Nespresso is an innovator in the pod coffee machine space. If you're looking for a cheap Nespresso coffee machine, check out these great deals.
September 8, 2022
best home espresso machine Nespresso Essenza
Looking for an Instant Pot? These are today's best Instant Pot deals.
September 8, 2022
Personal preference may decide for you, but you can find good deals on smokers that cook with charcoal, gas, wood pellets, or electricity.
September 8, 2022
If you're shopping for an air fryer, we've lined up the best Prime Day air fryer deals available today.
September 8, 2022
The Bella Pro Series air fryer oven with fries and vegetables being cooked.
American Single Malt Whiskey is officially here, the newest category within the famous spirit. Here's what the means.
September 6, 2022
A glass of scotch and a glass of whiskey separated by a lit candle.
Iron is a vital nutrient that benefits the body in numerous ways. Learn about some of the best foods to include in your diet to hit the daily requirement!
September 5, 2022
Ribeye caps topped with garlic and herbs cooked in a cast iron pan over charcoal.
Interested in a different take on blanco tequila? Joven may be the tastiest new option on the market.
September 4, 2022
A couple of salted tequila shots.
A look at the small but significant winemaking scene in the overlooked state of Vermont.
September 3, 2022
Pruned vines at Stella14Wines.
This commitment has added up to over $1 million given to Western conservation efforts over the last three years.
September 2, 2022
A wildland firefighter works on putting out flames.
With this simple recipe, you will be able to give anything you desire a pumpkin spice kick.
September 1, 2022
Tumeric and gonger spices
While not traditionally known for cocktails, Chai, a modern Chinese restaurant in New York, is attempting to transform the conversation.
August 31, 2022
Cocktail from Chai
Here are some of the best meal kits and delivery services for weight loss in 2022.
August 31, 2022
Man wanting to lose weight with healthy meals.
From incredible scenery to world-class cities, Canada has a lot going for it. Throw a respectable wine scene in the mix and you've got every reason to visit.
August 29, 2022
A vineyard near a lake in Ontario.