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  1. Up until the mid-18th century, European brewers aged their beers in oak barrels, but they abandoned the technique during the Industrial Revolution when metal vats became the new standard vessel for...
  2. I was invited to judge Iron Chef America once. The battle was Bobby Flay versus chef Hong Thaimee, chef and owner of the New York Thai restaurant Ngam . The Chairman did his dramatic thing to unveil...
  3. Chicken soup is the tonic that soothes all wounds, from a light sniffle to an emaciated IPO. And yet ordering chicken soup at a great restaurant seems a bit like going to a cocktail haven and...
  4. Mauricio Cordoba fidgets in his seat at a corner table of his cigar club. Scanning the room, Club Macanudo ’s general manager takes note of patrons reclining on various leather couches or seated at...
  5. 2 oz. Highland Park 12 Year Old 1 oz. fresh lemon juice ¾ oz. simple syrup ½ oz. ginger juice Small dash cayenne pepper Club Soda Lemon twist Ice Shake all ingredients together and strain over ice in...
  6. There was once a time when salt was a precious commodity, but today most people take it for granted. Some people do take pride in the salt that they add to their food, however, and choose to bring...
  7. Salt should sometimes be shaken lightly, but it should never be taken lightly. To me, many dishes aren’t properly finished until they receive a sprinkling of salt—the element that creates a...
  8. October is a special time of the year for sports fans. It’s the only month when meaningful games are played in all four major sports. Theoretically, in one week you could sit courtside to watch the...
  9. About a year ago, a Grey Goose TV commercial debuted that recounted the vodka brand’s early beginnings. It depicted various ways in which the French pushed back against François Thibault, the brand’s...
  10. At this time of the year, many of us begrudgingly acknowledge that the days are growing shorter and colder. But there’s reason to celebrate the arrival of crisp autumn breezes and cool fall days—this...

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