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Two Aquavit cocktails.

The drink trend Aquavit’s head bartender says you’re sleeping on

For Scandinavian cocktails, few places have more expertise than two Michelin-starred Aquavit. Read on as head bartender Jeff Arnold takes us on a guide.
White wine

How to order wine, according to a seasoned pro

Wine can be intimidating stuff. Order with confidence with these helpful tips from some industry pros.
Shrimp ceviche

This shrimp ceviche is your new favorite summer dish

Shrimp ceviche is an easy-to-make, bright, flavorful summer dish, perfect for entertaining or a night at home.
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These are the 8 best CBD gummies you can buy, period

The high demand for CBD results in a somewhat flooded market, which can seem like a good problem to have until you’re looking to buy high-quality CBD gummies.
Bacon frying in pan

Need to reduce your daily sugar intake? Eliminate these surprising foods

Sneaky sugar will creep up out of nowhere if you aren't careful. To help you be better prepared, here is a list of foods sugar loves to hide in.
Mint julep

The 11 best bourbons for making the perfect mint julep

The mint julep calls for a whiskey of the highest caliber. We've rounded up the best bourbons for the iconic drink, just add mint and sugar.
Coffee pouring over the sides

All energy, no jitters: The best CBD coffee brands

CBD coffee will wake you up, but also help you avoid the jitters and chill you out. It's pretty much the best of both worlds.
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Experience summer the right way with organic, travel-friendly wines from Besa mi Vino

Who says organic wine has to be expensive and canned wine has to be ordinary? Besa mi Vino puts both ideas to bed for good.
Boiled eggs on toast.

DASH diet 101: A meal plan and beginner’s guide

The DASH diet is recommended for people with hypertension, as it helps reduce blood pressure, aids with weight loss, and improves your health.
Premium Jane Mango Berry CBD Gummies with cut-up mango fruit.

These are the best CBD gummies for sleep

Trying to choose the best CBD gummies for sleep? We found the best high-quality sleep-promoting CBD gummies for you.
The Ninja Woodfire Outdoor Grill and Smoker on a patio table with plates of food.

This discount on Ninja’s new Woodfire outdoor grill ends tonight

The Ninja Woodfire Outdoor Grill and Smoker is seeing an impressive Prime Day discount of $40 at Amazon today.
Woman drinking coffee from a Keurig

You’ll be shocked how cheap this Keurig is for Prime Day 2023

Take home the Keurig K-Express coffee maker for just $50 with this Prime Day deal at Amazon.
Costway Outdoor BBQ Grill & Pit Smoker

Rack ’em up: This popular backyard smoker is over $100 off

Walmart is offering a popular backyard smoker deal from Costway right now, allowing you to get your hands on an excellent BBQ grill. Let's go chef!
Steak on the grill

This is the best wood for grilling and smoking, according to an expert

There is a big difference in the wood you use when you're grilling or smoking. Find out which wood is the best and what the wood actually does to food.
Pouring sake

What is sake? We break down everything you need to know

You've heard of sake before, but do you actually know what sake is? Here's an intro to the Japanese beverage, plus a few good ones to try.
Hands holding trout

How to clean a fish for beginners: The complete guide

Landed a big catch? Nice work! Tasty fresh fish meat is just a few slices away. Follow this guide to learn how to best prepare a fresh-caught fish.
Traeger Grills barbecue brisket

A mouthwatering coffee rub brisket will elevate any barbecue

This coffee rub brisket from our friends at Traeger Grills takes some of the best things in the world — coffee, beef, and fire.
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The heavy duty apron from Helt that you didn’t know you needed

Professional chefs can't work without a high-quality apron, and once you try this one, you won't be able to either.
Canned soup is high in sodium.

Your guide to the low-sodium diet (plus, a simple meal plan to follow)

A low-sodium diet can reduce blood pressure and improve heart and kidney function. Find out what to eat and what to avoid on a low-sodium diet.
Glass of wine in front of vineyard

The 5 states with the most wineries (besides California)

California isn't the only place with incredible wineries. These are a few states to check out if you prefer the wine trail less traveled.
Raw, eggs in bowl

This viral trick may be the (stinky) key to separating eggs quickly and easily

There are numerous tricks when it comes to separating eggs but most of them don't work. If you have some garlic though, there's an easy way to do the job.
Santa Teresa rum flight.

These are the best rums, according to bartenders

You can do better when it comes to the summery spirit of rum. Here are the top picks from bartenders across the nation.
Flames from a charcoal grill.

A top chef shares his favorite summer grilling recipes and tips

Summer spells barbecue and flame-cooked goodness. Do it right with these recipes and tips from one of the top chefs in the game.
Man drinking at sunset.

The science of drinking at high altitudes (plus, expert tips for your mid-flight cocktail)

Your friends may think they're feeling those Jell-O shots more at a high-elevation retreat but they're just operating in an area with a bit less oxygen.
A scene from The Vines Global's May 2023 trip to the Willamette Valley in Oregon.

The ultimate wine club? Here’s what you should know about The Vines Global

We headed to Oregon's Willamette Valley to see for ourselves how The Vines Global may be the ultimate "wine club."
Golden wuish duck flambe

You need to try this Peking duck prepared 3 ways

The exquisite flavors of Peking duck are now better than ever at Golden Wuish in NYC. Prepared three ways, Golden Wuish shares their secrets with The Manual.
Steak on the grill

Learn how to make perfect grill marks every time

We're here to help with a few tips and tricks for how to get those perfect grill marks and make your summertime barbecue show one worth watching.
Hancock St. caviar with chips

What is caviar? A seafood expert breaks down all the details

Delicate and buttery, caviar is a luxurious delicacy. To guide us, caviar expert John McDonald of Hancock St. teaches us how to enjoy this prized ingredient.
Bottle of olive oil

12 delicious foods high in vitamin E for skin, hair, and heart health

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that acts as an antioxidant. Learn about the foods highest in vitamin E here.
Close-up of meat on a barbecue grill

Level up your backyard barbecue with these easy tips from an expert pitmaster

Summer is here, which means backyard barbecues. Famed pitmaster Erica Blaire Roby offers expert tips for the perfect opening to grilling season.
Homemade iced tea, lemonade with fresh ginger, lemon, lime and mint

The 8 best iced tea brands to drink this summer

Tea continues to be a drink that brings people together. Additionally, a wide range of flavors and blends cater to versatile preferences.
Grill salmon on a cutting board

How to grill fish like an executive chef

We sought out advice from executive chefs Josh Carter and Michael Cimarusti for some expert tips on how to get grilled fish right every time.
Pork ribs grilling barbecue

Want a dish that’s as captivating as the fireworks? Go with this BBQ ribs approach for the 4th of July

Here's a deliciously easy ribs recipe that will feed a crowd for any 4th of July gathering.
A phone displaying Grubhub logo while surrounded by food.

Don’t pay for food deliveries: Get 2 years of Grubhub+ for free

Grubhub is ideal for food lovers who prefer food to be delivered. Enjoy two years of free delivery as a Prime member.
The Champagne Safari cocktail from Hot Tin.

How to use Pimm’s for a refreshing cocktail this summer

Pimm's is so often thrown into a Pimm's Cup, a classic drink. But the British liqueur can do way more than that.
Tina (Pina) Colada cocktail

These 4th of July vodka drink recipes from Tina’s Vodka are just plain great

What if, in addition to the beers and margaritas, you want something with a hint of sophistication or sass? Tina's Vodka has got you covered.
Once in a Blue Moon Cocktail

Celebrate Independence Day with one of these tasty 4th of July cocktails

Taste summer and celebrate the holiday with 12 of the best 4th of July cocktails.
Absinthe with sugar cubes and spoon

How to drink absinthe and live to tell the tale

We’re all familiar with the mechanics of drinking, but not everyone is acquainted with the nuances involved in learning how to drink absinthe.
"The Bachelor" host Jesse Palmer at home with his spouse Emely and a bottle of TINCUP whiskey.

Find your partner in adventure: TINCUP and Jesse Palmer want you to rethink date night

Here's more on Jesse Palmer's and TINCUP's new campaign to encourage more people to get out, make new friends, and perhaps even forge new romantic connections.
Hay-grilled mussels Project Fire

How to hay smoke meat and cheese like a pro (according to one)

Barbecue expert Steven Raichlen teaches us how to hay smoke meat and cheese, a faster alternative to slow smoking. He also shares from his book Project Fire.
Foods high In gluten

11 foods high in gluten to avoid on a gluten-free diet

Need to go gluten-free? Make sure to avoid everything on this list of foods high in gluten and learn about possible alternatives!
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How to age fish at home (your new favorite hobby)

You're heard of aging beef and curing pork, but you can also age fish to give it a better texture and flavor. Here's how to age fish at home.
Broccol on a chopping board

The chromium benefits you should know about (and the best food sources for you)

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!
The Billionaire’s Row.

Introducing The Billionaire’s Row, the $100 specialty cocktail that’ll have you feeling rich

Looking for a decadent cocktail? Try The Billionaire's Row at Darling, a rooftop bar in NYC. This $100 cocktail will leave you feeling on top of the world.
Red wine vinegar

Does red wine vinegar go bad? The Manual investigates

Do you have a collection of vinegars in the pantry? Ever wonder if they'll go bad? Well, here's what you need to know about red wine vinegar's life span.
Cherry bbq sauce on chicken.

Chefs reveal their best easy barbecue sauce recipes to up your grilling game

You probably have most of the stuff to follow these three easy barbecue sauce recipes — all created by chefs — in your pantry.
Healthy foods

High protein diets: Everything you need to know

There are many benefits to a high protein diet, including weight loss, muscle recovery, and satiation. Learn what foods to start incorporating!
Person grilling

You’ve probably never grilled these 10 foods…but you should

Ribs and burgers are wonderful, but these are some of our favorite grill ideas, and a few not-traditionally-grilled ingredients for your next cookout.
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Don’t miss your chance to get this air fryer for $30

This popular Crux air fryer deal at Best Buy drops the price of a digital and full-featured air fryer to an incredible price. Learn all about it here.
Sliced steak

TikToker turns a hotel toilet into a sous vide machine

Some things that happen that are just so preposterous that any explanation will forever fall short of their true absurdity. This is one such case.