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I’m Cocktail Book Author and Bar Manager Jeffrey Morgenthaler, and This Is How I Eat

Jeffrey Morgenthaler has made a lot of drinks. Though I’m sure he hates the phrase “celebrity bartender,” there’s no denying that his methods and cocktails are famous, nor can you deny that they’re really, really good. In addition to being very good at alcohol, Jeff is also very good at food, and was nice enough […]

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Prepare for Next Year’s Holidays With a List of Regrets

No matter how you spent the holidays this year, it’s unlikely that everything went to plan. Tempting as it may be, immediately repressing memories of a disastrous cross-country flight or an accidentally under-cooked turkey only sets you up to do the same thing next year. You owe it to yourself to write down everything…Read more… […]

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The Best Christmas Party Is Russian New Year’s

Holiday parties are often more trouble than they’re worth. By the time December’s half over and you’ve survived a sloppy open bar or three, the idea of leaving the house ever again can be pretty unappetizing. This year, take a cue from the Russians: stay in and throw a banging dinner party.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Secret to a Captivating Dinner Party Conversation

Dinner parties are often a mishmash of different people coming together under one roof for refreshing drinks and a tasty, home cooked meal. Because of that, conversations can be nothing but awkward explanations of what everyone does for a living. Lame! Kick things off this way instead.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Place Notes Around Your Party to Make Your Guests More Comfortable

I always feel a little unsure as a guest in someone else’s home. I want to be as polite as possible, and that can lead to some anxiety. Can I go through that door? Are those snacks for everyone? Where’s the bathroom? Here’s a trick that can help worrying guests like me.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Real Adults Never Run Out of Paper Products

Is your home always stocked with the cushiest brand of tissues, toilet paper, paper towels, and napkins? Good, stop reading. Everyone else: This is a remedial course in how to fill your home with paper hygiene products like an adult. I realized the importance of this course when discovering that several of my younger…Read more… […]

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How to Architect the Perfect Party Atmosphere With the Power of Math

Throwing the perfect party requires more than good booze, pleasant music, and tasty snacks. It requires the right amount of people to develop the atmosphere you’re after. This formulaic approach to party invites will help you host the biggest bash or the most charming of dinner parties.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Unusual Wines to Pair With Your Thanksgiving Feast

Conventional wisdom will tell you the go-to pairings for your Turkey Day meal are reds made from pinot noir or gamay grapes and whites made from chardonnay or sauvignon blanc. Occasionally, American zinfandel, celebratory Champagne, or whites such as chenin blanc, riesling, or gewürztraminer will get invited, too. …Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What Are Your Best Thanksgiving Tips and Tricks?

Hello, and welcome back to What’s Cooking?, the open thread where you get to share your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things food-related. This week I want to find out your best tips and tricks for making sure Turkey Day goes off without a hitch.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What You Should Be Doing Right Now to Prep for Thanksgiving

Not to alarm anyone, but we are three short weeks away from the United States’ most food-centric holiday: freaking Thanksgiving. If you, my dear soul, have decided to host, there are some steps you should be taking now to ensure you actually get to relax and enjoy yourself on turkey day.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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