Beards, Booze, and Bacon: For the Love of Food

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For this week’s episode of Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Manual Podcast, we talk about two of our favorite things: food and love. Well, we love food …

Our cast of characters includes Editor-in-Chief Cator Sparks; our Managing Editor, Nicole Raney; Content Producer Jake Rossman; and the amazing host, Greg Nibler. Joining us for this round is Lauren Utvich, a Charleston-based food stylist, recipe-maker, and writer. Lauren schools us on edible photo shoots (there’s no such thing), cooking techniques (don’t believe every viral Facebook video you watch), and caviar pairings (hint: tater tots).

And, since it is the season after all, we discuss Valentine’s Day — what to eat, what to drink, and what to give. If you don’t have a boo, don’t worry, we have you covered with a fun, self-indulgent gift guide and some tips for flying solo on V-day. For more details, give us a listen and check out more related stories below!

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Further Reading

Cooking for Valentine’s Day? Here are a few breakfast-in-bed suggestions and aphrodisiac recipes.

The Not-So-Romantic History of Valentine’s Day. It wasn’t always hearts and candies and roses.

Need Some V-Day gift ideas? Don’t sweat. Check out our favorite gifts for her and gifts for him.

When in Doubt, Say It With Beef. We all agreed: A beef jerky “broquet” makes for the best gift, no matter the holiday.