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Nice Manners cocktail

This frozen strawberry rhubarb cocktail is the perfect summer drink

Few summer cocktails are more refreshing than an icy frozen drink. Read on as Ash Haussermann of Boulton & Watt shares their favorite frozen cocktail recipe.
halibut tail on table.

A professional chef reveals the secrets of wood-fire cooking

For amazing food, nothing beats a wood-fired oven. For an in-depth guide, Chef Ed Cotton of Jack & Charlie No. 118 guides us on the art of the wood fire.
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.
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.
Fogo de Chao picanha tableside

What to know about Brazilian BBQ, a delicious meat marathon

From succulent picanha to fatty pork, Brazilian BBQ restaurants are a meat marathon and guaranteed to scratch the itch of any carnivore.

Hamburger expert George Motz walks us through how to cook the perfect hamburger

The great American burger actually requires a lot of culinary techniques. In this article, George Motz shows us how to make the perfect burger.
Shakshuka at Dagon NYC.

Make brisket shakshuka, the ultimate Israeli breakfast combination

Rich and savory, shakshuka is an Israeli breakfast classic. One restaurant, Dagon in NYC, is adding a spin on a classic — hearty beef brisket stew.

Everything you need to know to make Chinese hot pot at home

A savory broth filled with meat and vegetables, hot pot is a favorite among social gatherings throughout Asia. To learn how to make it home, read on.
Hound of Baskervilles cocktail.

Make these Sherlock Holmes-themed cocktails for your next party

Looking to up your cocktail game? Make these creative Sherlock Holmes-inspired cocktails and truly wow your guests at the dinner party.
chicken oyster yakitori

Chicken oysters are delicious (and you probably didn’t know they exist)

You may be throwing away the best part of a roasted chicken and not even know it. It's time to learn about the "chef's reward," aka chicken oysters.
Herd&Grace tomahawk steak on board.

You can now get this Michelin-quality beef delivered to your home

Herd & Grace beef, previously only for Michelin restaurants, is now delivering its high-quality Australian beef straight to the comfort of home.
Kebaya food on table.

Why Peranakan cooking is the unique Southeast Asian food you need to try

A fusion of Chinese, Malay, and Indian flavors, Peranakan food is unique. Read on as we take a dive into this cuisine, courtesy of Kebaya restaurant in NYC.
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Looking for a weekend getaway from NYC? This spot is the perfect hidden outdoors adventure

Devil's Hopyard State Park is the perfect fit if you're looking for a weekend getaway. We've put together a guide on everything in the area.
Hutong desserts.

Meet the restaurant pushing modern Chinese desserts to the forefront

Modern Chinese desserts are growing. For the best place to try these innovative sweets, we visited Hutong New York to sample their new Treasure Bowl.
LORE Chapli kebab.

A chef shares his recipes for Indian kebabs with a modern twist

Kebabs are some of the best items Indian cuisine has to offer. Chef Jay Kumar of LORE has combined these classics with global flavors for an elegant new style.
Steak frites on a plate

The complete guide to everything steak frites, taught by a chef

Interested in learning how to make French steak frites? We interviewed Chef Adam Schop of Steak Frites Bistro for all the tricks and tips.
Local Black Bream with fennel, chickweed, and sudachi at Vestry

The art of Japanese binchotan grilling, explained by a Michelin-starred chef

Binchotan grilling is prized in Japan for its long burn and high heat. We interviewed an expert chef to learn about this artisanal charcoal.
Purple Tomodachi cocktail

The innovative world of Japanese cocktails, according to an expert mixologist

In the cocktail world, Japan is second to none. One cocktail lounge, GG Tokyo in NYC, is pushing that style to the forefront. We interviewed them to learn more.
Office of Mr. Moto sushi entrance.

Want incredible sushi in NYC? Go to this speakeasy (really!)

Does a sushi speakeasy pique your curiosity? The Office of Mr. Moto, New York's newest sushi speakeasy, is a culinary journey you won't soon forget.
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Expert pitmasters reveal their top tips to make smoked brisket

If you've ever wanted to barbecue a brisket in your own backyard, these six experts tip from professional pitmasters will guide you through the process.
Chef Guo food.

This NYC restaurant’s $518, 19-course tasting menu of Chinese cuisine is amazing

For a taste of what the emperor of China once ate, try the food at Chef Guo in NYC. While expensive, the experience is well worth the price tag.
Homemade omelette on plate next to toast and orange juice.

How to make an omelet: A step-by-step guide for the perfect breakfast

The omelet is a classic dish great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. See how to make a perfect omelet every time.
ButcherBox corned beef brisket with aromatics on wooden board.

The 5 best Irish food recipes for a tasty St. Patrick’s Day feast

If you're looking for a perfect Saint Patrick's day celebration, make these delicious and crowd-pleasing Irish recipes.
Spicy Shallot Nam Prik in a basket.

Nam prik, the fiery Thai chili dip you should be adding to everything

Spicy and complex, nam prik is a Thai chili sauce you'll crave after one bite. Interested? Chef Prasert of Spicy Shallot is here with the details.
Paella from La Pulperia.

The ultimate guide to world-class seafood paella, according to an executive chef

Want to make seafood paella? We've gathered insight from expert chef Miguel Molina to learn how to make world-class seafood paella.

5 incredible corned beef hash recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Kick your traditional Irish-American meal this St. Patrick's Day up a notch by making some amazing corned beef hash.
Plate of oysters on ice.

A chef breaks down East Coast vs. West Coast oysters (plus, which is best)

Oysters are delicious and confusing. Chef Michael Cressotti of Mermaid Oyster Bar explains the differences between East Coast and West Coast oysters for us.
Good Culture Spinach and Artichoke dip placed in a bread bowl on a white kitchen counter with salad in the back.

Make these 5 easy appetizer dips for your Super Bowl party

For this Super Bowl, make these delicious and easy dips for an epic game day.
Rodney Scott deviled eggs with pickled okra on a metal tray with a red fork.

The best Super Bowl snacks: Your party will be a win even if your team sucks

Are you looking to up your snack and appetizer game? Then you need to learn how to make these delicious and unique Super Bowl snack recipes.
One smoked salmon eggs Benedict from queensyard on a gray blue plate.

These creative, indulgent Valentine’s Day breakfast recipes are tasty treats

Celebrate this Valentine's Day with these five delicious and indulgent breakfast recipes.
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How to make Korean BBQ at home: Everything you need to know

Korean barbecue is perfect for a family dinner or social gathering — no matter the weather.
Secret Island Salmon on a plate.

Experts agree: The salmon cooking tips you need to tap its great benefits

There are several health benefits of salmon, a deliciously versatile fish. It's a nutritious superfood that's a great fit for any healthy diet.

A chef’s guide to making the perfect Korean fried chicken

While making Korean fried chicken at home might seem intimidating, the finished product is well worth the adventure.
Quality Bistro Steak Oscar

Upgrade your filet mignon with a decadent King Crab sauce fit for royalty

Filet mignon is already delicious, but why not upgrade it with King Crab? For the best Steak Oscar recipe, read our recipe guide to learn more.
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3 unique Thanksgiving desserts that have nothing to do with pie

Bake outside the box with these creative dessert recipes for Thanksgiving.
Cocktail from Chai

A Guide to Modern Chinese Drinks from an Expert Mixologist

While not traditionally known for cocktails, a new wave of modern Chinese restaurant cocktails programs is changing that dynamic.
A5 Ribeye from Holy Grail Steaks

An Expert Guide to Unique Japanese Wagyu Cuts

Japanese beef is some of the most unique in the world. To learn more, read this in-depth guide from the experts at Holy Grail Steak Company.

Need to Elevate Your Pasta Dishes? Learn How To Make Pesto

This easy and delicious pesto recipe is a perfect accompaniment to just about any dish.
Array of colorful cocktails at Chez Zou.

You Need To Try These 2 Middle Eastern Inspired Cocktails

Looking to up your cocktail game? Explore the distinct ingredients and flavors of the Middle East to take your cocktails to the next level.
Pitmaster Matt Horn stoking a fire for bbq.

A New Cookbook from a Leading Voice of West Coast Barbecue

Pitmaster Matt Horn is sharing his unique style of West Coast barbecue in a brand-new cookbook.
Chanson Le Salon duck a l'orange on white plate.

A Master Class on Classic French Duck a l’Orange

Learn how to make classic duck a l'orange from modern French restaurant Chanson Le Salon.
Chef Tobias Dorzon standing solo in kitchen.

From the NFL to Food TV, Chef Tobias’ Unique Journey

Former NFL player, chef Tobias Dorzon shares with The Manual his interesting life journey to becoming a food media star.
Cacio e pepe with mangetout served in a bowl.

5 Classic Italian Pasta Recipes to Make at Home

For a delicious and ambitious Italian feast, indulge yourself with these five classic Italian pasta recipes, a must-cook for any pasta lover.
Polish Zapiekanka slice being lifted from the whole pastry in the woods.

A Fun and New Outdoor Cookbook From Men With The Pot

With millions of followers on social media, Men With The Pot is bringing their amazing outdoor recipes to print with a brand-new cookbook.
Kira Webster smiling and shaking a cocktail.

The Art of Mastering Asian Ingredients in Cocktails

Kira Webster, an award-winning beverage director, is here to share her expertise on creating and balancing the best Asian ingredients for cocktails.
Beignets topped with sugar on a plate with a purple mask, a cup of hot drink, and confetti.

The 5 Best Mardi Gras Recipes To Celebrate Fat Tuesday

Even if you don't live in New Orleans, there's no reason for you to party and make these best festive Mardi Gras recipes for the perfect celebration at home.
Janique and Anthony Edwards of EatOkra with son on a couch.

Meet EatOkra, an App Highlighting Black-Owned Restaurants

Husband and wife team Anthony and Janique Edwards are revolutionizing the landscape for Black-owned restaurants.
Aerial shot of Cefalù, Sicily.

A Guide to Sicilian Wines, the Best-Kept Secret of Italy

Sicilian wines are increasingly becoming some of the best wines not only in Italy but also in the world. An expert gives us the rundown.
Jason Hanson on the gun range with a student.

Life-Saving Outdoor Self-Defense Skills from an Ex CIA Spy

Former CIA officer and Arlington County Police officer Jason Hanson shares some critical self-defense and survival skills to secure yourself outdoors.
Overhead shot of Korean galbi-jjim short ribs from Perilla restaurant in Chicago, placed on wooden table.

Learn to Make Galbi-jjim a Korean Braised Short Rib Recipe

For the perfect cold weather food, make galbi-jjim, a Korean braised beef dish once enjoyed by royalty.