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We thought it was a secret, but the writer behind these Beer-Braised Short Ribs with Wheatberries steps forward to share the recipe with our drooling readers.
Drink of the Week from London's famed Savoy. The Savoy Cocktail Book -- recipes from the hotel's legendary American Bar -- remains in print after 70 years.
A perfect gift for the mad cocktail scientist in your life. Beaker-like Champagne flutes don't just look cool... they also insulate your bubbly.
(2Jane via Apartment Therapy SF)
You read about it every Friday. Now bring "drink of the week" to your house with this pair of fabulous Menu for Hope prizes.
A sweet vermouth tasting seemed just the ticket for four cocktail aficionados to while away the weekend. But how different could the various brands be? Plenty!
So many recipes that call for sweet vermouth use just a splash, or drown its subtleties under a lot of strong liquor. But the Americano highlights vermouth's strengths. And it's perfect for holiday parties.
After a week of turkey, sometimes you just want to graze. When you've got such gorgeous local stuff to fill your antipasto plate, who needs an entree?
Repeal Day marks the end of America's noble experiment -- the 13-year liquor-drought known as Prohibition. Raise a glass to celebrate... just because you can.
Drink of the Week: In honor of Repeal Day (12/5), a Prohibition-era cocktail called the Ampersand, a mixture of gin & brandy & vermouth & a touch of orange.
(Would you click if I promise there's a recipe for a pumpkin pie that even squash-haters love?)
Drink of the Week: The "Oh, Henry!" is a perfect party drink: flavorful but not too strong, laden with autumn spice, and incredibly easy to make.
The locavore trend seems to be gaining slow acceptance in the retail world. Read about stores that make life easy for local eaters.
Sure, it's November. But when you discover that one of your old college haunts is a true tiki landmark, a Mai Tai is the perfect way to celebrate.
Drink of the Week: Oh, the delicious irony of a a cocktail named the D.O.M. -- the abbreviation for a Latin phrase meaning "To God, the best, the greatest."
Even in the midst of the Dark Days Eat Local Challenge, it's nice to offer guests food that's more haute than humble.
Like the now-trendy Chartreuse, Benedictine began its life behind abbey walls. It's also this month's 'Raiders of the Lost Cocktail' challenge ingredient.
Dia de los Muertos celebrations include memorial altars laden with treats to tempt departed spirits to pay a visit to the living.
San Francisco is blessed with a cadre of chefs who support the 'locavore' movement, sourcing from local farms, ranches, and other purveyors.
A Halloween horror story, with recipes:
Buying a chicken directly from the farm leads to a ghastly surprise.
The Corpse Reviver makes for a hauntingly good Halloween cocktail.
Spice Cake with Toffee Crunch -- the perfect finish for an autumn feast.
Drink of the Week: Despite its spooky name and eerie orange glow, Satanâ€™s Whiskers is not the least bit diabolical. It's a devilish mix of gin, orange juice, vermouth, and Grand Marnier.
Our farmers market still has tomatoes, basil, and berries. But frankly, Iâ€™m ready for the potatoes and the greens and the crisp new apples of fall.
Drink of the Week: The glorious thing about the Beeâ€™s Knees â€” which fully lives up to its name â€” how easily it is to make with ingredients you keep around the house.
Is it possible to eat locally ...even in the dead of winter?
Dark Days Challenge aims to find out.
Check out Bri's hilariously cool pumpkins. (This one's named Chuck!)
Could it be the perfect bachelor dinner?
A steak and bleu-cheese sandwich paired with an ice-cold Martini.
Las Vegas is perhaps the last place on the planet youâ€™d expect to find anyone attempting to practice the locavore lifestyle. But the times, they're a-changin'...
Drink of the Week: the Whiskey Sour is one of those highly adaptable libations that can be successfully concocted nearly anywhere. And it's tasty, too.
As summer rolls into fall, there's nothing more comforting than a pantry full of home-canned tomatoes.
Drink of the Week: If youâ€™re in the mood for a dessert cocktail, you could do far worse than to fall under the Sun Witch's spell.
Would any serious spirits snob deign to make a drink called "The Strega-nator"? Doubtful. But desperate times call for desperate measures.
(And, surprise: It's actually very, very good.)
Drink of the Week: "Sweeney's Cocktail" probably wasn't named for the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, but it's devilishly tasty nonetheless.
The simple joys of tending a window-box herb garden (plus a stunningly delicious recipe for using your miniature harvest).