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Michael Ruhlman

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FRIDAY COCKTAIL HOUR: THE ENHANCED MARTINI

As the martini tends to be my drink of choice, I decided to vary my standard practice lest I grow weary of it, that standard being...

EASY TURKEY STOCK

Make your turkey stock now so you have plenty for Thanksgiving gravy, which really holds the whole meal together and makes leftovers...

 
 
 

FRIDAY COCKTAIL HOUR: THE OLD PAL

I casted about for not one but two cocktails to make this Friday, owing to the fact that election week so disoriented us that we scarcely...

FRIDAY COCKTAIL HOUR: THE HOT TODDY

Video by Michael! Owing to technical difficulties, I was only able to post this to my Instagram account yesterday (please follow and...

 
 
 
The Friday Cocktail Hour: The Derby

THE FRIDAY COCKTAIL HOUR: THE DERBY

Yes, it's that time again-another eventful week has passed, and boy do we need a cocktail! Herewith, The Derby, a complex bourbon-lime...

Friday Cocktail Hour: The Palmetto

FRIDAY COCKTAIL HOUR: THE PALMETTO

FCH: The Palmetto Happy Friday, all! Yes, it's been another week and I'm back with a simple but little discussed, eminently worthy...

 
 
 

FRIDAY COCKTAIL HOUR: THE BLIND MELON

Video by Katherine Guanche . Last week's cocktail featured mint simple syrup. For today's cocktail, I've made a fruit puree, canteloupe...

FRIDAY COCKTAIL HOUR: THE MOJITO

All summer, resident videographer, Katherine Guanche , has been asking for a Mojito. Having grown up in Miami with Cuban-born parents,...

 
 
 

FRIDAY COCKTAIL HOUR: THE BEACHCOMBER

Yes, it's Friday again! Another week of the pandemic, another week of political convention, and it is time for a serious cocktail....

THE PERFECT GIN AND TONIC

Video by Katherine Guanche . Katherine, Sam and I made this video in May looking forward to summer while in quarantine. Now it's the...

 
 
 

FRIDAY COCKTAIL HOUR: THE MAI TAI

Video by Katherine Guanche This may be one of the more bastardized cocktails served today, filled with syrups and fruit juices. As...

FRIDAY COCKTAIL HOUR: THE BEE'S KNEES!

Video by Katherine Guanche Due to technical difficulties , I failed to post the Friday Cocktail on Friday! Better late than never I...

 
 
 

FCH: THE ROSEMARY GIMLET

Video by Katherine Guanche Today's Friday Cocktail Hour features a variation on a most excellent sour, thanks to the protean David...

FCH: The Rye Old-Fashioned

FCH: THE RYE OLD-FASHIONED

The last time I heard someone order an old-fashioned on screen was Don Draper on “Mad Men.” The last time I heard it ordered in person,...

 
 
 
FCH: The White Negroni

FCH: THE WHITE NEGRONI

Today's cocktail is a White Negroni and is a lesson in how to invent a cocktail. I've heard a couple versions of how this came about...

FRIDAY COCKTAIL HOUR: THE WHISKEY SOUR

I'm reposting the Whiskey Sour, my third favorite cocktail (after the Martini, followed by the Negroni) because when I restarted the...

 
 
 
Friday Cocktail Hour: The Paloma

FRIDAY COCKTAIL HOUR: THE PALOMA

The Paloma, a variation using fresh juice and soda I arrived in the West Village in New York City after celebrating son James's 21st...

Friday Cocktail Hour: The Rusty Nail

FRIDAY COCKTAIL HOUR: THE RUSTY NAIL

This past Sunday I was thinking about my dad, Rip, who died in 2008 and whom I miss every day. Yes, every single day. I was seven or...

 
 
 
Homemade Bagels Are Easy

HOMEMADE BAGELS ARE EASY

You'd think bagels would be difficult, highly specialized. But in fact they're no more difficult to make than Dutch oven bread. Maybe...

New From Scratch Podcast

NEW FROM SCRATCH PODCAST

A new podcast is up, with chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Nick Kokonas of Alinea in the last of our restaurants during...

 
 
 



Chicken Picatta

Chicken Picatta

A simple pan sauce made with capers, butter, white wine, chicken stock and lemon juice envelop chicken cutlets in the traditional Chicken Piccata recipe made in episode 101 of... Read more ...

Burgers & Griddle Corn - Sound of Flavor

Burgers & Griddle Corn - Sound of Flavor

Burgers sizzling on the grill is the definitive sound of summer in America. Hamburgers with 80 lean meat and 20 fat, that are featured in this video, makes juicier, more... Read more ...

Beer Bread Tasting with Grandkids - FUNNY!

Beer Bread Tasting with Grandkids - FUNNY!

This is a tasting from the end of my Italian Beer Bread episode where I have two of my grandchildren tasting the bread with me. This is my favorite tasting! I've never... Read more ...

Amazon Discounted a 50-Pack of Disposable Face Masks For $9 on Black Friday

Amazon Discounted a 50-Pack of Disposable Face Masks For $9 on Black Friday

Wearing a face mask is still incredibly important during the COVID-19 pandemic. You should always have one on hand to protect yourself and those around you from the... Read more ...

The Best Glasses for Cold Beer

The Best Glasses for Cold Beer

There are few greater moments than taking the first sip of a refreshing cold beer. We'd argue it's one of life's most precious pleasures. But, one of life's... Read more ...

15 Plant-Based Food and Cooking Gifts For Your Vegan Loved Ones

15 Plant-Based Food and Cooking Gifts For Your Vegan Loved Ones

Every year around the holidays, there is no shortage of cooking gift guides full of fancy olive oil and beautiful candy-colored cookware. While these kinds of guides are great... Read more ...

Weekend reading: Jennifer Clapp's 3rd edition of Food

Weekend reading: Jennifer Clapp's 3rd edition of Food

Jennifer Clapp. Food. 3 rd edition. Polity Press, 2020. I did a blurb for this one, as I did for the previous two editions: In this newly updated edition of Food, Jennifer... Read more ...

10 Great Black Friday Weekend Deals For Whiskey Lovers (2020)

10 Great Black Friday Weekend Deals For Whiskey Lovers (2020)

At the end of a long day, there's nothing like a glass of Lagavulin, Johnny Walker, or Blanton's to finish things off on a high note. If you prefer a dram of fantastic whiskey... Read more ...

The Nine Best Sweet Vermouths for Your Manhattan

The Nine Best Sweet Vermouths for Your Manhattan

The Manhattan is easily the most famous of the cocktails named after New York's five boroughs and by far the best. A carefully balanced mix of whiskey , sweet vermouth , and... Read more ...

Next Round: James O'Brien, Owner of Brooklyn's Popina, on Pivoting to...

Next Round: James O'Brien, Owner of Brooklyn's Popina, on Pivoting to Fast-Casual During Covid-19

Airing between regular episodes of the VinePair Podcast, “Next Round” explores the ideas and innovations that are helping drinks businesses adapt in a time of unprecedented... Read more ...

10 Things You Should Know About The Prisoner Wine Company

10 Things You Should Know About The Prisoner Wine Company

Born in Rutherford, Napa Valley, The Prisoner began as a little-known red blend, created by winemaker Dave Phinney in 2000, but the brand quickly garnered a huge fan base... Read more ...

6 Batched Holiday Cocktails

6 Batched Holiday Cocktails

Prepping the Pitchers The holiday season has arrived, and a little cheer is in order for us all. While we're limiting the number of place settings this year, we're still... Read more ...

Slow Food Uganda Celebrates Five Years

Slow Food Uganda Celebrates Five Years

Since 2015 Slow Food Uganda has been gradually growing with a range of activities greatly impacting the communities toward biodiversity conservation, food education, and... Read more ...