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Arctic Ale: The Extra Hoppy, Extra Boozy, Extra Badass Beer Of Explorers

Looking at a forgotten chapter in brewing history
Feb 5, 2014 2:00 pm

Arctic exploration in the 19th century was tough work for bands of intrepid adventurers heading to the Pole. There was freezing to death, say. Also starvation, boredom and polar bears jumping out of the water to "resolutely seize and devour whichever dog or human being was sitting closest to their jaws," as Jon Mooallem writes in Wild Ones. But really, explorers were more concerned about their beer. This beer was arctic ale. So, what exactly is arctic ale? 

11 Key Restaurant Openings In Los Angeles

Sandwiches, super omakase and the Egg Slut indoors
Feb 4, 2014 12:00 pm

The last four months have been a boom time for L.A.’s dining scene. The culinary wealth extends from LAX to downtown and hits appear at all price points, from “simple” breakfast sandwiches to “super omakase” at the chef’s counter. Here are 11 of the most promising openings from the fall and winter in L.A. County.

Camembert Fondue Recipe

Bake Camembert in its box for built-in presentation
Feb 3, 2014 3:00 pm
Photo: Jacqui Melville

Mmm, French finger food. A new cookbook by author Nathalie Benezet takes you through all your favorite classic French dishes in party-friendly, small format. Think mini niçoise salads and foie gras burger sliders. This variation on baked brie gets even easier by baking a wheel of soft Camembert in its own wooden box. We love built-in presentation. 

Will Beers Freeze At The Super Bowl This Weekend?

Are we going to have to re-define "ice-cold beer?"
Jan 28, 2014 5:00 pm

This just in from the Weather Channel: it's freaking cold! Cold enough for the beers of those attending this weekend's Super Bowl festivities to freeze? Quite possibly. "Stadium beer," due to its lower alcohol content (5% or below), can only stay ice-cold for so long before it succumbs just like everyone else. Click for the magic number, or prepare to fire up the heaters.

 

Hand-Craft Your Cocktail Hour: Apple-Ginger Whiskey Sour Recipe

Fresh apple and ginger juice pays major rewards
Jan 21, 2014 4:00 pm

A bourbon, served neat or on the rocks, is sometimes just the ticket on a chilly night. But when we feel like shaking up a cocktail, we like to stick with ingredients that complement whiskey’s caramel-laced intensity. Here's a recipe that is just the trick. The secret? Ginger juice.

The Return Of Cocktail Of The Week: Le Rouge Supérieur Cocktail Recipe

A mulled wine drink with an absinthe kick
Jan 16, 2014 5:00 pm

Mulled wine is a simple drink, often comprised of red wine, spices and citrus — perfect for the winter months. Finding the typical recipe a bit monotonous, however, it seemed there was room to incorporate yet another treasure of European culture in this drink, absinthe. A cocktail recipe, after the jump.

Look Outside: This Is Dutch Oven Weather! Here Are 15 Heavy Duty Recipes.

Single-pot suppers that warm you the right way
Jan 6, 2014 4:00 pm

The Internet is bursting with one-pot supper recipe roundups, and rightly so. Single-pot implies simple, hearty fare. The kind of cooking you want to tackle after a long day at work — or laying in bed under covers. We aren’t going to judge. But here’s the thing about the term one-pot. It’s just not descriptive enough. When the thermometer barely hits 20, you’re not thinking one-pot suppers. You’re thinking Dutch oven suppers. Here's a bunch of ideas.

6 Places To Eat And Drink Incredibly Well In Montreal This Winter

Snag the hot tables to help battle the cold weather
Dec 30, 2013 10:00 am

On January 16, 2014, some 70,000 DJs and music fans will descend on the city’s riverfront for the 8th annual Igloofest, a three-week-long celebration of electronica and excess in -5-degree temperatures. For those heading up north to get down this month, we advise warming up at the city's hottest tables. Here are 6 places to beat the chill in Montreal.

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