Having great manners never goes out of style. From tactfully letting the chef know about a food allergy to the proper way to eat finger foods, good table etiquette can go a long way.
Popular in the US for decades because of a winning combination of healthy benefits and delicious flavors, Mediterranean cuisine keeps winning fans. With an emphasis on fresh vegetables, lean meats like fish and the good healthy fats found in olive oil and legumes, it’s no wonder that people are exploring these ingredients more. But what makes it Mediterranean, exactly?
Tequila has been a staple on cocktail menus across the country for years, but its smoky flavored relative — mezcal — is reaching new heights of popularity. Made from largely the same ingredients as tequila, mezcal is beginning to catch up as an essential ingredient in Mexican cocktails. Knowing the basic differences between mezcal and tequila will help you select, drink and enjoy each Mexican distilled beverage like a pro.
As a staple in diets around the world, we love grains in many forms: breads, pastas, cereals and beer to name a few. But with terms like “whole grain,” “gluten free,” and “ancient grain” being used more and more frequently, all the types of grains can be complex and confusing to navigate.
Vodka and gin are both grain-based spirits with a rich tradition of European distilling. Vodka is often associated with Russia; famous premium brands such as Stolichnaya, Russian Standard and Smirnoff were founded there. The Russians trace their vodka production all the way back to the late 9th century. Gin on the other hand is a relative newcomer.
Summertime means lazy weekends at the beach or the park, easygoing barbecues with friends and staying cool through it all with the perfect, ultra-refreshing libation, rosé. Find out how it’s made, plus a few more fun facts about our favorite pink drink.
For beer lovers, there’s nothing better than an ice cold brew. If you’re like us, you know that there are lots of unfamiliar beer “buzz” words floating around that could help deepen your appreciation. Here’s a top list of beer brewing terms every serious drinker is bound to run into:
Passover has arrived, and so have all the foods that come with it! The annual holiday, which commemorates the liberation of the Jews from slavery, begins with a Passover seder and lasts for eight days thereafter. During this time, there are a lot of traditional dishes that people enjoy and a few that are forbidden. Read on for all the food ins and outs you should know.
Ever wondered what the difference is between whiskey vs bourbon? How about scotch vs rye? If you think they’re all the same, think again. Whiskeys come in many forms, and we’re here to help you distinguish between the three main types (bourbon, scotch and rye) plus show you a few cocktails to remember them by!
What’s the difference between marinara and pomodoro sauce? How about ricotta and mascarpone? Aren’t ice cream and gelato the same thing? These are just a few of the questions we’ve asked ourselves when trying to decide what to eat off a trattoria menu. Avoid confusion and impress your dinner crew with this cheat sheet for ordering in Italian, and buon appetito!