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Ropa Vieja

Outside of Miami and the New York metro area—and maybe Cuba—it's not easy to get great Cuban food. No matter. Every year, I have a whole hog...more

Posted: June 1, 2015    By Alejandro Benes


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Cook Like a Cuban—A Gourmet Ropa Vieja Recipe

The June Cigar Aficionado, which features a guide to exploring the new Cuba, includes a Good Life Guide story about one of the island's most popular...more

Posted: May 11, 2015    By Alejandro Benes


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The Magic of Oysters

Briny. Sweet. Metallic. Powerful. These aren’t adjectives describing an underwater robot, but tasting notes for one of life’s great gourmet...more

Posted: April 1, 2015    By David Savona


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Strip House Steak Knives

You’ve invested time and money sourcing the perfect steak, obsessing over things like breed, feed and aging. Now that you’ve finally found a...more

Posted: January 1, 2015    By Gregory Mottola


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Sachertorte

When a cake is so celebrated that pastry-obsessed Austria awards it with a national holiday (December 5), dispute is bound to follow. Such is the...more

Posted: December 1, 2014    By Gregory Mottola


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Soft-Shell Crabs

Summertime cooking has a unique set of demands: Whenever possible, cook outside. Take advantage of farmers’ markets for their bounty of lumpy...more

Posted: August 1, 2014    By Esther Mobley


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Cooking with Whiskey

Many cooks can be found in the kitchen with a drink close at hand. Sometimes a recipe’s ingredients list even calls for a glug of wine or cup of...more

Posted: June 16, 2014    By Susannah Skiver Barton


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Espresso Machines Go Small

Size matters. Smaller can be better. I’m talking about espresso machines. “I think it puts out a good little espresso,” says John Doherty of...more

Posted: June 1, 2014    By Alejandro Benes


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Easy Espresso—Four Machines Make it Simple to DIY

If you buy your espresso drink every day at a coffee place on your way to work, you're probably spending at least $2 for a double espresso and more...more

Posted: April 28, 2014    By Alejandro Benes


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Berkel Heritage Prosciutto Slicer

Cigar aficionados know some things are best when they’re handmade. I’m smoking one of them now! A handmade approach is especially important...more

Posted: February 1, 2014    By Alejandro Benes


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Adventures in Pâté

If you imagine pâté to be a silky liver mousse, enriched by a lavish portion of foie gras, it might behoove you to know that not all pâtés fall...more

Posted: December 1, 2013    By Lizzie Munro


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Sweetbreads

When I asked a friend if she’d ever had sweetbreads, she told me she’d once eaten pound cake. Alas, the reaction to sweetbreads is often...more

Posted: October 1, 2013    By Lizzie Munro


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