Archives for November 2009

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How to Have a Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Whether you’ve recently had a Jonathan Safran Foer moment or you’re just trying to impress that cute vegan you keep running into at the co-op, deciding to go turkey-free on Turkey Day is no longer a dirty-hippie move that forces you to eat sad meat substitutes and wonder about your life choices. In fact, with the recent backlash against industrial meat processing, it’s quite the …

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Making a Perfect Turducken

If you don’t what a turducken is, you’re in for a gastrointestinal experience that can boarder on the sublime, but easily cross into a purgatory of food-coma. It is, perhaps, the ultimate meat-atarian option when it comes to filling your Thanksgiving table. No mere turkey, the turducken is a stuffed chicken, inside a stuffed duck inside a stuffed turkey. The etymology of the name, o …

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Everything You Don’t Know About Whiskey

When it comes to liquor, whisky could not be closer linked to masculinity, whether refined or roughian. It is the drink of both the cowboy and the classic movie star, the most admired acquired taste. But beyond the short rock glass and infamous brands, the common man’s Jack Daniels, there may be a mysterious thing or two about whisky worthwhile to discover. After all, the man who drinks whisky is …

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How to Make a Margarita

Arriba, friends.  It's time to knock back a cool margarita.  But, you'd rather not make the trek to your favorite cantina.  Why'd you buy that gigantic big screen anyway?  So, if you're settling in at home for the night and want to make yourself a marg', here are the three most important variations you ought to have mastered. You don't need the most expensive tequila, you just need your favorite t …

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Personalized Tabasco Jug

For some guys, the measurement of masculinity isn’t by how much weight he can lift, how far he can run, or even how many beers he can drink. For some, the true test is how much hotness he can handle.And we’re not talking about in a sauna room or out in the sun. We’re talking about on the plate. Tabasco has been helping weak dishes man-up for a long time, and if it’s not you …