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4 Things to Remember When Hosting a Big Party

Lifestyle expert and The Chew co-host Clinton Kelly (a former cater waiter) believes pouring glasses and busing empties are tasks anyone having a big party should farm out. Here are his tips for hiring and working with servers.

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5 Ways to Give the Fast-Food Breakfast Sandwich a Makeover

Homemade egg sandwiches can be so much better.

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How to Use a Wall of Fire to Feed a Party

ChefSteps

ChefSteps, a Seattle-based cooks’ collective, celebrates the art of culinary showmanship with geeky glee. Here, how they cooked a feast using a 1,500-degree applewood inferno.

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The Best Way to Grill a Huge Piece of Meat

The Best Way to Grill a Huge Piece of Meat

No piece of meat is too large for the grill as long as you know how to butterfly it.

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Wine-Tasting Room

How to be a Wine Super-Sleuth

How to be a Wine Super-Sleuth

Want to taste like a wine pro? Here are the five questions you should ask yourself while you sniff and sip, plus three wines that will give you a mini lesson in acid, tannin and aroma.

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Why the Best Chefs Are Burning Wood in Their Kitchens

Why the Best Chefs Are Burning Wood in Their Kitchens

Matthew Dillon explains why he chose to "put himself at the mercy of the fire," as he says, and fuel his new kitchen solely with wood.

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How Wine Is Made

How Wine Is Made

F&W's Megan Krigbaum explains a grape's journey from vine to bottle.

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How to Taste Wine Like a Pro

How to Swirl, Sniff, Slurp and Spit Wine Like a Pro

Wine-tasting has its own code of conduct. Here's what you need to know about all that swirling, swishing and spitting.

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Mixologist Anu Apte's 8 Favorite Cocktail Tools

Mixologist Anu Apte's 8 Favorite Cocktail Tools

At her Seattle bar, Rob Roy, mixologist Anu Apte obviously has all of the traditional barware, but she also likes to use special tools that she's collected along the way. Below are some of her favorites from her stunning tool kit.

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Why Michael Symon Spikes His Burger with Spicy Sausage

Michael Symon's 50-50 burger

Michael Symon estimates that he has 1,000 different burger recipes and ideas. "I love them all," he says.

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