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After a delicious meal you might be inclined to order dessert, but don't bypass the option of an after-dinner drink as its benefits are far better than a piece of molten chocolate cake. Not to be confused with the dessert drink, an after-dinner drink is meant to help in digestion after a big meal. These drinks, called digestifs, are usually higher in alcohol and less sweet. According to The Mill Kitchen and Bar, the best drinks to serve after dinner include brandy, cognac, fortified wines, and liquor cocktails.
Cooking isn't so difficult. Anyone can take a slab of meat and throw it into a pan, or stir together flour and water and stuff it into the oven. However, what comes out might look less like a meal and more like some dough got too close to a volcano. Where cooking really happens is often in the seasoning. Being able to mix and meld flavors is what can change a bland brisket into a succulent supper or transform a box of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese into gastronomic glee. Do it right, and the flavors are exceptional. Do it wrong, and you end up with a black pepper and honey catfish that even the dog won't touch.
As we know from the perma-craze surrounding the proverbial pumpkin spice latte that emerges from its leaf-strewn cave this time of year, fall is nothing less than a holy season for warm beverage lovers. If you're able to drop $7 on the barista-crafted seasonal coffee drink at your local cafe, then by all means, pony up. But if you prefer to spend a little less while still leveling up your morning cup of joe beyond a simple splash of milk, you might turn to your rich and creamy friend Coffee Mate.
If you're a Millennial-identifying diner, you know that avocados can be incorporated into almost every meal. Following the rise of the iconic Instagram-worthy avocado toast, the hype for avocados has been real and growing every day. Considering the sheer variety of avocado recipes, from guacamole to green eggs and tomato salad to ceviche, it's no wonder the fruit flies off the shelves at nearly every grocery store.
Baseball season may be winding down for the time being — apart from the usual suspects destined to meet in the Fall Classic — but Rachael Ray recently hosted a special baseball episode of the "Rachael Ray Show." The episode features recipes for cute baseball-shaped meatballs complete with bacon laces as well as "Batter Up" corn dogs, so you can tell she's really going all-in on the theme. One of the highlights of the show, however, is a cocktail with a name that seems somewhat mysterious at first. It's called the Triple B, but what is this supposed to stand for — balls, bats, and bases? Or how about the ingredients? The drink contains beer, bourbon, and ... nothing else beginning with the letter "B" (no, there's no bacon in there).
Olive Garden is bringing back its famous Never Ending Pasta Bowl — but it's not the deal it used to be
Olive Garden has relied on pasta promotion to attract customers during previous sales slumps. This year's iteration is nearly 30% more expensive.
When it comes to truffle oil, an elegant condiment that is often found among the chicest items in the grocery store, the options are endless. Truffle oil has truly made a name for itself in the culinary world and is considered an extravagant ingredient among eaters of all walks of life. TRUFF, the Huntington Beach, California-based brand best known for its unique-tasting, silky, vegan, gluten-free, fancy-schmancy, truffle-infused hot sauces has also expanded its portfolio to tap into the mayonnaise, pasta sauce, and oil markets. The company has done well for itself thus far — LeVar Burton swears by the signature hot sauce, and Oprah told her fans to "put it on everything."
Tea is not only a beverage brewing heaps of tradition and culture, but it also touts several health benefits. Per Penn Medicine, these include — but are not limited to — protecting the body against diseases and strengthening the immune system. Tea's ease on the body is exactly what Snarky Tea capitalized on when it appeared on "Shark Tank" in 2017.
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Pumpkin pie is emblematic of warm holiday meals and is often the most fitting (and delicious) means of ending Thanksgiving dinner. Some people are perfectly fine picking up a pie at the grocery store. But others fuss over achieving the perfect crust, the ideally set custard, or the best whipped cream topping. If you're in the latter camp, Mashed asked Elizabeth Nelson, test kitchen manager at Wilton, for some tips on achieving the smoothest, silkiest pumpkin pie.
If you want to add a spicy kick to chicken, then you simply can't go wrong with a Korean-style dish. With recipe developer Ting Dalton's easy Korean fried chicken recipe, you can whip up the spicy, flavorful, crispy delight right in your own kitchen, without the hassle. "Korean fried chicken is something I always like to order if I'm out but when I started making my own, I haven't looked back," Dalton says — and once you follow this recipe, you won't be looking back, either.
The "Hocus Pocus" sequel has us eagerly awaiting the return of the lovably evil Sanderson sisters. The iconic witchy trio of Winifred (Bette Midler), Mary (Kathy Najimy), and Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker) is finally back for more haunts on Disney+, and we are ready to watch their antics with a few potions for ourselves in hand.
Gordon Ramsay has achieved what most can only dream of having. His career has taken him to the top of the culinary world. He has a beautiful family and a collection of flashy cars including multiple Ferraris (via GQ). His homes, according to Hello!, include a Cornwall beachside mansion, a house in Los Angeles, and a stylish affair in London. He gets to travel, eat delicacies, and rub shoulders with the rich and famous. And, yet, when he was asked what advice he'd give to his younger self, he had no problem coming up with several responses.
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If you don't know anything about wild foods, don't fret, because TikToker Gabrielle Cerberville has your back. Cerberville is well-versed in all things mushrooms and plants, and she forages most of her food from her own backyard. The wild food educator has amassed approximately 974K followers and 16 million likes to date for her creative and outdoorsy recipes — some of her most popular meals are her giant puffball pizza or chicken of the woods nuggets.
The culinary world suffered yet another blow from the loss of rapper-turned-cookbook-author Coolio on Wednesday, September 28. According to Billboard, Coolio was only 59 years old when first responders found him unresponsive at his friend's house in L.A. Coolio is perhaps best known for his 1990s hip-hop stardom, selling more...
A staple dish in most kitchens, chicken salad boasts a hearty and refreshing flavor profile. Rich with protein and veggies, a basic chicken salad is typically made with shredded white meat chicken, finely chopped celery, green onion, a healthy dollop of mayonnaise, and salt and pepper to taste. To sweeten the savory salad, some chefs use raisins or red grapes to give it a stimulating, tangy flair. Served straight or smashed onto a sandwich using your bread of choice, chicken salad is a lunchtime classic.
Pumpkin season is here, and it seems like everywhere we go, whether in person or online, we're seeing pumpkin baked goods. Pumpkin muffins are back at Costco, Trader Joe's has a new pumpkin cake offering, and Crumbl Cookies just brought back a pumpkin-inspired flavor. October is National Pumpkin Month (via Gazette Journal), so it makes sense that this orange gourd would be front and center when it comes to autumn desserts. It's not just the stores that are rolling out their pumpkin baked goods. Home cooks are mixing up a storm, too.
Six years have passed since the tragic death of Anthony Bourdain, yet a lot of his words continue to sound their unwavering tones for a number of deep thinkers around the globe. Apart from Bourdain using travel to experience the richness of other cultures through food (via The Washington Post), his authenticity unapologetically made itself known: The renowned food critic was able to speak about the harsh realities of human existence, seemingly without skipping a beat.
As usual, the latest season of "The Great British Bake Off" is warming our hearts and making us hungry through our TV screens. Season 13 of the mega-successful baking show is on now, with returning judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith critiquing the bakes and witty hosts Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas adding some levity to the tent.
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