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  1. You’ve crafted the perfect martini and poured it into your favorite chilled glass. All that’s missing is a garnish. But don’t reach for that plain old olive; submerging it in your expertly crafted...
  2. When we think of cocktails, we typically think of lightly sweet concoctions that function as adults-only desserts. Rich curries and roasted mushrooms are not what come to mind. That being said,...
  3. Meet poutine, the calorically endowed antithesis to a salad. This simple French-Canadian dish, whose name means “mess,” was reportedly created by chef Fernand Lachance in Warwick, Quebec, during the...
  4. If you’ve watched enough episodes of Chopped on the Food Network, you’ll know that it’s a cardinal sin to use truffle oil. Some on the show’s rotating judging panel—which includes renowned chefs such...
  5. When it comes to rich, unctuous foods, a prime cut of beef is as good as it gets; and nothing tops wagyu in texture, richness, or price. Simply translated, wagyu means “Japanese cow,” but considering...
  6. Sure, you can drink a dry martini in a retro-styled glass and pretend that you’re Don Draper, but wouldn’t you rather mix a martini that’s made with vintage gin and vermouth from the 1960s? If you...
  7. Feeling the ill effects of a hangover taking form, I peered at the alarm clock next to my bed. It was 3:00 in the morning. My bedroom was almost completely silent—I had shut the windows when I got...
  8. As the craft-cocktail craze continues to sweep across the United States, the edgiest cocktail menus are highlighting amari , a group of Italian spirits that have been around for hundreds of years and...
  9. In the kitchen, a chef has spices; behind the bar, the tender has bitters. Bitters are what make old-fashioneds taste as they do. The Sazerac’s unmistakable flavor profile? You can thank bitters for...
  10. Depending on when and why you show up, the tiny space on Manhattan’s East 6th St. that houses Amor y Amargo (Spanish for “Love and Bitters”) can be a bar, a classroom, a general store, or a kitchen...

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