Wine preservation is de-mystified thanks to Ray Isle, who tested every method to make wine stay fresh longer. Here are his favorites. Read more >
This luscious vegan salad includes plenty of sweet potatoes, tofu and miso—star ingredients in Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost prefecture where an extraordinary number of people live to be well past 100. Thankfully, a small amount of alcohol plays a roll in the Okinawa diet, so you can feel good about eating this dish with a glass of wine. Oregon Pinot Gris is especially delicious with the sweet potatoes and savory miso dressing. Read more >
A solid house red is indispensable at Thanksgiving, and Les Hérétiques fulfills all the requirements: It's delicious on its own, it tastes good with almost any food and it's quite cheap, even if you don't find it locally. Read more >
Ever wondered where the experts stand on the best wine practices and controversies? In this series, wine blogger, teacher and author Tyler Colman (a. k. a. Dr. Vino) delivers a final judgement.
Don’t you think it’s smarter to buy wine by the case rather than one bottle at a time? Most stores offer a discount on purchases of 12 bottles or more. Also, local delivery is often free or close to free, so someone else can do the heavy lifting for you. One caveat: shop around. A 10 percent discount at a pricey store may sound good, but still mean a more expensive bottle than one from a retailer who charges less to start with.
It's the night before Thanksgiving. You've got stock simmering and potatoes boiling, soup is coming along and someone is sautéing vegetables for stuffing. You desperately want to whip up a single serving of ginger-and-soy poached salmon with couscous and steamed vegetables, but every burner on the stove is in use. Enter the coffee maker, says NPR, which has published a potentially handy (if you're ever going to find yourself with a burning desire to cook small amounts of food when a stove is unavailable) guide to poaching, steaming and perhaps even griddling (this one sounds dubious) with the appliance. In all seriousness, though, this does seem like a plausible way produce a healthy, cheap dinner for one in a hotel room, or if the gas goes out. Here, several F&W recipes that may be suitable for coffee maker adaptation. They will require adjustments, and we won't venture to guess what precisely they might be, but the flavor combinations will all hold up. Attempt this maneuver at your own risk—and please tell us how it goes.
• Poached Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese Sauce
• Steamed Green Beans with Parmesan Butter
• Cherries Poached in Red Wine with Mascarpone Cream
Known for his tailored style and signature specs, the The Lambs Club (New York City) chef and Chopped judge tells what to give the guy who appreciates classic cocktails and sleek leather banquettes. Read more >
If you follow the pizza-filled Instagram account of the L.A.-based band Grouplove you might be surprised to find out that lead vocalists Christian Zucconi and Hannah Hopper both recently became vegans. Former omnivores, they bypassed vegetarianism and made the big jump straight to no dairy or eggs. It’s a lifestyle that jells perfectly with their recent Campus Consciousness Tour, a monthlong traveling village that invited college students to learn about sustainability. Despite the focus on healthy and sustainable eating, the band members haven’t lost their touring appetite. Here are five things they’d love to find waiting for them in the dressing room after every show. Read more >
Whether or not homeward bound travelers next week have the liberty of staying in a hotel, these expert bars can provide some respite from the holiday crush. From New York's NoMad to Bradstreet Craftshouse at the Graves 601 Hotel in Minneapolis, here are the country's best hotel bars. New Slideshow: Best Hotel Bars
Here is Whip+Click's take on a traditional Thanksgiving dessert: a sweet potato pie you can eat by hand! This also means less dishes, which we love! Read more >