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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Photos of Cuba Through the Lens of Its Youth Days before Fidel Castro died, National Geographic met with 21 young Cuban people (from students to professionals) and talked about what it means to them to be Cuban. The discussion was part of a...
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Dinner at the Long Table
Since launching Williamsburg's Diner in 1999, Andrew Tarlow has opened six restaurants, a hotel, a bar and a bakery. His book (written with Anna Dunn) "Dinner at the Long Table" explores recipes that are made for sharing. There's a celebratory tone...
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Cook's Science: How to Unlock Flavor in 50 of our Favorite Ingredients
For cooks who appreciate a physics equation and the biology of a mushroom (side note: mushrooms aren't vegetables or fungi, they are "made up of gills, spores, chitin" and more) this new book from America's Test Kitchen is just the ticket. "Cook's...
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Unexpected Additions to Punch Up Your Thanksgiving Meal
Of course there is great joy, nostalgia and ease to the fact that Thanksgiving dinner stays the same year after year for many people. We aren't suggesting anyone ditch the bird or the mashed potatoes but the following eight items can either be incorporated...
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Four New Cook Books for Fall
While it's—for better or worse—known for pumpkin spiced everything, fall is also when some of our favorite ingredients come back in season and the weather cools down enough for us to consider using our ovens again. With that in mind, we have chosen...
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GG's Garden Dinner Kit
GG's, a sister business with Nicholas Morgenstern's other NYC joints Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream and El Rey coffee beer, is the relatively young East Village hangout gaining repeat customers hunkering after their dense, square grandma-style...
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Six Summery Cocktails
It's easy when summer rolls around to default to the good old gin and tonic. That said, it's far from the only way to maximize the spirit's freshness. After surveying multiple venues in NYC, we found four gin drinks that truly reimagine the way it...
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Royal Salute 21's "Luckiest of Dreams" Cocktail
For anyone wary of Scotch cocktails, Royal Salute—the superb Speyside blend aged a minimum of 21 years—offers a solution. And, uncommonly, it makes for a delightful warm weather sipper. The "Luckiest of Dreams" cocktail carries some heft with 50ml...
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Four Creyente Mezcal Cocktail Recipes from Cosme
It's safe to say that the popularity of mezcal owes a lot to the bartenders who began to use the agave spirit in signature cocktail creations early on. It make sense, then, that for the US debut of newcomer Creyente Mezcal they would seek out a destination...
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Five Drinks from Aspen's Apres Ski Cocktail Classic
For its fourth iteration, the Aspen Après Ski Cocktail Classic saw an array of global drink-making talent descend upon the mountain city to mingle with their already strong crop of cocktail creators. The event—sponsored by William Grant & Sons—takes...
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A Collection of Exciting New Booze Books
It seems like just about everyone has a cookbook, cocktail manual or spirits' history guide out on the market. A lot of superb ones cross our path with regularity—from new to old—but some really set themselves apart. Most recently we've been digging...
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Koreatown: A Cookbook
The paradox of Koreatown for someone like me, who calls Seoul home outside of NYC: you avoid it as long as you can—save for the occasional trip to H Mart for their affordable bulk kimchi. Yet once that inherent craving for hard-to-cook-yourself...
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A Wilder Life
Since launching in 2011, Wilder Quarterly has been rousing genuine excitement about growing and gardening in people who typically encounter more software bugs than the natural kind. Nearly five years later, the print magazine (now on a bi-annual...
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Prepd Pack Modular Lunchbox and App
Type “meal prepping” into Google Trends and you’ll see that the term has experienced exponential growth over the last few years. With more and more people opening up their ovens instead of the latest delivery app, it only makes sense to have a...
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Best of CH 2015: Animated Recipes
The first day of the new year very often comes complete with opposing emotions. The guilt from all our collective partying and gluttony over the holidays, as well as motivation and hope for a healthier new year. Instead of entering a shame spiral this...
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Kitchen Hacks
Skip all the panicked calls to mom and save your laptop keyboard from sticky egg yolk and flour-covered fingers—solve your next cooking challenge with one of the most useful books we've come across in a while: "Kitchen Hacks." The book compiles...
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The NoMad Cookbook
Treat someone special to a Michelin-starred meal without ever visiting a restaurant, with Daniel Humm's The NoMad Cookbook. Inside, elegant photography and detailed recipes treat home cooks to the very dishes the acclaimed NYC-based chef dreams up...
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Dinner With Jackson Pollock
Many might not know that Jackson Pollock, the iconic American painter, was also an avid cook (and gardener). In fact, his apple pie took first place at a local fair's baking competition, and it's one of the recipes included in the cookbook-slash-biography...
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Animated Recipe: Sweet and Spicy Mustard
Forgo those store-bought condiments and try your hand at making your own. In addition to tasting better, your sauces and spreads will also avoid those unnecessary added preservatives and "natural" flavors. This simple recipe (just three steps) for...
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Animated Recipe: Baked Tofu
Here’s an easy-to-follow recipe that results in restaurant-quality, crispy tofu—without breaking out the frying pan. Serve it with your favorite sauce or on top of your favorite noodles, salad or rice. Also, feel free to get creative and marinate your...
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Animated Recipe: Banana Boat
Whether you’re looking for a new breakfast idea, an after-school snack or pre/post-workout sustenance, the Banana Boat is sure to grab your attention. This quick and super-easy recipe is the perfect, healthy treat—and involves no actual cooking at...
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Animated Recipe: Pine Nut "Ricotta"
Pine nuts contain essential fatty acids which help to lower the “bad cholesterol” (LDL) and raise the “good cholesterol” (HDL) in our bodies. They also happen to contain a large amount of healthy minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium...
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Hennessy Black Brunch Martini
While Hennessy might be a recognizable brand, many of us aren't aware of the cognac's nuances—or remain wary of cognac in general due to a lack of understanding. On a recent summer afternoon, the team at CH learned that Hennessy Black (which launched...
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