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How to Get on Any Bartender's Good Side

Kate Krader is obsessed with getting bartender treatment. And she found the perfect team to help.

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What Not to Do

How Not to Cook Salmon

Michael Mina’s family could have used F&W’s Mad Genius Tip for how to perfectly cook salmon

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5 Reasons Not To Go Out on Valentine's Day (With One Exception)

Restaurants everywhere know their customers are powerless to stay home. But they should stay home! And here are five reasons.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Burns Night

Robert Burns

You don't need to know anything about Scottish poet Robert Burns to hold a Burns Night supper. You just need to like Scotch, appreciate a good poem and be open to eating some offal. 

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Reddit Users Have Insane Ideas About Cocktails

When Redditors recently started talking about their favorite cocktails, things got crazy fast. Here are some of the strangest responses, arranged from weird to (possibly) palatable.

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5 Common Cookie Mistakes

Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies

Milk can help wash down failed baking experiments at home. But it can't save you from turning up at a holiday party with tough, flat or ugly cookies. Here, F&W's Kay Chun explains how to avoid the most common cookie mistakes. Read more >

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5 Surefire Ways to Botch Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Takeout from Chicago's The Goddess and Grocer

There are, of course, an infinite number of ways to screw up Thanksgiving. You can bring your biological parents unannounced; you can make inappropriate jokes about the recently deceased; you can look bad, smell funny, or take all the scalloped potato crust, leaving just white mush for everybody else. But this being Food & Wine, I will stick to cooking mishaps. Any of these can easily happen, even to an experienced cook, and most of them have at one time or another. So be vigilant! Read more >

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5 Ways To Make Chefs Hate You

5 Ways To Make Chefs Hate You

Chefs are not, for the most part, happy people. Let's get that out of the way. They work long hours, they have hardly any home lives to speak of, and they spend their whole day being mad at people who hate them right back. It's a rough job. But it doesn't make it any easier when diners (in their minds, anyway) go out of their way to make them miserable. And while there are many ways diners can make chefs hate them, these five are surely near the top of the list. Read more >

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5 Signs Your Bartender Is Doing It Wrong

Good glassware.

Just as bartenders have evolved to become more knowledgeable and engaged with their craft, so too have bar patrons. But not every bar—nor every barkeep—can keep up. Pay attention and you might spot a few surefire signs: If your bartender mixes a classic daiquiri with bottled sour mix, or shakes a Manhattan (a drink that should invariably be stirred) it’s an indication you ought to stick to the basics. We talked to a few cocktail industry vets to suss out other harbingers of doom behind the bar. Read more >

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Why Your Potatoes Are Lacking

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Pommes Anna at Minetta Tavern

With Easter and Passover around the corner, there will be much attention paid to headlining meats: brisket, lamb, ham. That said, there is one food that's almost more important to master—since it's as essential to the success of holiday meals as weeknight dinners—the potato. Here, the talented chefs at New York's Minetta Tavern, Lee Hanson and Riad Nasr, help suss out the most common mistakes made by home cooks when roasting, mashing and frying that humble and delicious vegetable. Click here to see what you're doing wrong.

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