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Sablefish in a dish

The best fish to eat: 11 of the healthiest options for your plate

There are literally seven vast seas' worth of great fish out there for eating, but these are the healthiest.
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The 11 best citrus cocktails to make in 2024

To celebrate the prime of citrus season, which is around the corner, we've gathered the best citrus cocktails that everyone can make for a zestier 2024.
Jack White on SNL

The 10 best SNL musical performances of all time

Saturday Night Live has made America laugh since 1975, but it has also shown us some exemplary musical performances, like these top 10.
Heirloom Carrot cocktail.

Veggie-infused low ABV cocktails are on trend, and the pros rec these 3 drinks

Low-ABV and healthy? These veggie-infused cocktails are here to salute spring.
An Old Fashioned whiskey cocktail at a bar

The 9 best whiskeys for making a bar-worthy Old Fashioned at home

The deliciousness of an Old Fashioned depends on the whiskey you use. Here are the some of best whiskeys for whipping one up at home, just as good as the bar.
A glass of cucumber gin gimlet with cucumber slices on a table and container.

A brief look at the (slightly strange) history of gin

Gin is, depending on who you ask, revered, reviled, or simply misunderstood. Here's a brief overview of how and when gin got started.
Boulevardier cocktail and orange zest on wooden table

How to make the perfect Boulevardier

The Boulevardier is the Negroni's delicious, bourbon-based cousin. It's also a classic cocktail you should creat,e and we are here to help.
TUT Fitness accessories.

The TUT Fitness review: Do you need this affordable mini home gym?

The Tut Fitness home gym can be assembled just about anywhere. But do you need it?
Vineyard

What does AVA mean? Breaking down the geographical wine phenomenon

What's an American Viticultural Area? We'll break it down, as there are nearly 270 of them in the U.S. alone.
Negroni cocktail orange

The amazing 3-ingredient cocktails every home bartender should know how to make

Cocktails don't have to be complicated for them to be delicious. So, here are some foolproof recipes for 3-ingredient cocktails you will definitely enjoy.
Irish stew.

A guide to Irish cuisine (beyond corned beef hash)

Corned beef and Guinness are great but Irish cuisine runs a lot deeper. Here's a primer on the subject.
The fields at El Cristiano Tequila.

El Cristiano Tequila: Taking agave to the next level

Tequila is a crowded market these days. Here's how El Cristiano separates from the pack.
fly fishing

A beginner’s guide to fly fishing: Everything you need to know

Fly fishing is a sport that brings a special kind of joy to anybody with a love of the great outdoors. Here's how to get started.
how to order a martini bar

How to order a Martini like you know what you’re doing

What's the difference between a dry and wet Martini anyway? You don't have to be James Bond to order this classic cocktail with style. Here's how it's done.
A set of Ravencroft Crystal snifters

Cognac vs Whiskey: The main differences between them

Let's breakdown cognac and whiskey, two staple spirits of the drinks culture canon. Here's how the two really differ.
Pouring olive oil in a salad

The 9 best olive oils to add to your kitchen ingredients today

There's not much a good olive oil can't do but these best ones offer high quality on top of functionality.
Pvolve workout mat.

Pvolve is the best new way to feel the burn (and no, it’s not just for women)

Pvolve has a lot going for it. See if the new fitness platform is right for you.
Wine bottles

Great wine doesn’t have to be super expensive — Pros’ best tips for finding a good, affordable bottle

Buying great cheap wine is possible. You just need to know what you're doing.
Le Select in Chicago.

These are the best restaurants in Chicago for a sublime meal

This is your guide to a few of the best restaurants Chicago has to offer. From Filipino food to French, the city has it all (and then some).
Snow crab legs served with melted butter, garlic cloves, lemon slices, grilled corn in cobs and fresh parsley on wooden cutting boards, horizontal view from above, close-up

The definitive guide on how to eat crab, according to an expert

You might be eating your crab wrong. Here's how to do it right, according to a seafood restaurant veteran.
Wood utensils displayed on a counter

This is how to clean wooden kitchen utensils

Wooden kitchen tools like cutting boards and spoons require a different kind of cleaning care. Here's what to do.
Bechamel sauce over lasagna

You should know how to make these incredible sauces

A good sauce can take your kitchen game to new heights. Here are some of the best sauces to have in your culinary arsenal.
Brennan's Bloody Bull.

This is how to make a Bloody Bull – a better, beefier Bloody Mary recipe

Looking at the Bloody Bull, the meaty cousin of the Bloody Mary. How the drink came to be and a recipe to boot.
Packing a suitcase.

Flying with alcohol: How to pack beer and wine in your luggage

Can you bring alcohol on a plane? Yes, but you need to know how to pack your wine and beer. Here's how.
Hands toasting with red wine

The best sommelier-approved wine picks for date night

Looking for the perfect wine for a romantic night? Check out these sommelier suggestions
A warm cup of coffee and spoon on a saucer with coffee beans

The 14 best coffee beans to buy in 2024, chosen by experts

With the best coffee beans, you can elevate your coffee-drinking experience to new levels. Here's what to stock up on for a great cup.
Fresh home made Tom Collins cocktails with lemon

How to make the finest Tom Collins cocktail, according to experts

The Tom Collins is a classic cocktail made of gin, soda water, simple syrup, and citrus. Here's how to make the very best version of it.
Grindwittryz dish

The founder of Pacific Rim cuisine shows us how to make the perfect Hawaiian BBQ

Hawaiian BBQ is a diverse and tasty food category informed by many cultures and perfect for life outside.
Strong Spirits Set. Hard alcoholic drinks in glasses in assortment: vodka, cognac, tequila, brandy and whiskey, grappa, liqueur, vermouth, tincture, rum. Vintage bar counter background, selective focus

Why aged gin is a must-have for your bar cart

Aged gin is incredible stuff. The act of barrel-resting the classic spirit changes its color, complexity, and more.
A working bartender.

The drinks pro at the Four Seasons Oahu shares his twist on 5 classic cocktails

Classic cocktails don't have to be boring. Here's how they shake up the recipes at the Four Seasons in Hawaii.
Brandy in the sunlight

What is Cognac? A quick guide to the classic French spirit

In our entry-level guide to Cognac, you'll find out that the classic French spirit is more than just a smoother and polished version of brandy.
Cajun food in a pan.

A guide to Cajun food, a Franco-American wonder

Like jazz or basketball, Cajun food is a quintessential American creation rich with history and culture.
The Super Bowl trophy being held up

What channel is the Super Bowl on?

The Super Bowl is must-watch television for sports fans and casual viewers alike. Here's how to watch the big game.
Italicus

The 101 on Italicus: Breaking down the bergamot liqueur and how to use it

Itallicus is a bergamot liqueur that comes in a gorgeous bottle and can be used in a variety of ways.
Man cooking in his kitchen

Skillets, flatware, mixing bowls, and more: Here’s the ultimate list of kitchen essentials every home chef needs

Your kitchen can be one of the toughest rooms to properly stock. To help you out, here are some of the top kitchen tools and appliances to add to your home.
Coffee cup on a surface

Coffee pros say these trends will dominate in 2024

From coffee memberships to organic coffee, these are the coffee trends to look out for in 2024.
Instant ramen

It’s time to stop fearing MSG: Here’s why

There's hardly a more contested additive in all of food than MSG. The ingredient, derived from seaweed in 1908, is pretty complicated.
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Like space and learning about earth? These are the best 12 science podcasts

Science is far from boring. Learn more about the mysteries of the universe with the best science and space podcasts you should start listening to in 2024.
Beer pint

The weirdest beer styles you’ve probably never heard of

The weirdest types of beer are a strange lot indeed, incorporating everything from kelp to oysters.
Agave plant

Move over, tequila: Bacanora is the next agave spirit bubbling up in your bar

The agave spirit movement continues. First there was tequila, then mezcal, then Sotol. Now, it's Bacanora's turn.
Wine bottles

What does “reserve wine” really mean? It’s complicated

Ever wondered what it means when you see "wine reserve"? It's a widely used term, but its meaning can be complicated.
Chef's knife on a cutting board with food around it

The 10 best Japanese knives: Upgrade your cooking tools

Japanese chef knives are lighter and sharper than German knives. Here are the best Japanese chef knives you should consider buying this 2024.
Beer margaritas

Here are 8 stellar ingredients worth considering when deciding what to mix with beer

Most craft beers are meant to be enjoyed without any additives, but if you’re stuck with watery macro beers, why not mix it up a little?
Milk bubble tea

Bubble tea: A brief history and the best flavors to try today

Bubble tea has been around since the mid-1980s and has taken the world by storm. Here's what you need to know about the boba-filled beverage.
Honolulu at night.

The best hotels in Honolulu for an incredible trip to paradise

An estimated 47,000 hotel rooms exist in Honolulu. This is where you should stay.
Dessert wine

Winter is the best time for dessert wine: Every type worth drinking

Dessert wine isn't as popular as its dinner-time counterpart, but we love them anyway. Here's how to pick a great bottle.
Carrot soup

Soup is trending: Here are 4 great soup recipes from a top chef

Winter means soup, and we've got four incredible soup recipes from a top chef you're going to love.
Belvedere Vodka

The 8 best top-shelf vodka brands worth savoring – Death’s Door, Barr Hill, and more

Price doesn't always equate to flavor in the spirits world, but these high-end, top-shelf vodka brands are definitely worth it.
Man choosing a product at a store

The 12 best almond milk brands to check out – Califia Farms, Silk, and more

Making dietary changes is a leap of faith. Check out our roundup of the best almond milk brands for 2024 to fuel your health and fitness journey.
Dante's Hot Buttered Rum cocktail.

The best hot cocktails to make this winter

When the temperature drops, you can't go wrong with the best hot cocktails to turn your cold-weather blues into cold-weather booze.