Whether you're in the mood for a mellow witbier, a bitter IPA, or even a sour ale, one of these six brews is bound to quench your thirst. Take a look at the tasting notes for our favorite beers that we tried this week.
Looking for a less traditional — that is, compared to corned beef and cabbage — way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year? These hearty but daintily portioned Guinness-braised beef stew pot pies are just the ticket. Paired with an Irish brew, whiskey (or both), and a side of roasted vegetables, they make for an appropriately celebratory meal perfect for a casual dinner party.
Admittedly, they're a bit of work, but they're hardly challenging to prepare, just slightly time-consuming as braised dishes are by nature. Just plan ahead so that you and yours can dig into a meal to remember. Come evening's end, I can near guarantee that y'all will leave the table satiated, satisfied, all around jolly, and in the Irish spirit.
Sure, you might want to roll your eyes if you hear the phrase "Sunday Funday" one more time, but there's something to be said for having fun with friends during the day. One of the best ways to do that is through weekend brunch. There's a reason it's being called the new Friday night, and that's because it's a great chance to gather with pals over some good food and drinks. Don't feel like you have to head out to a place that promises bottomless mimosas, though — create a fun and delicious atmosphere at home by cooking up these recipes. All that's missing is your party posse.
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- At a dinner party, who should pay? — Big Girls Small Kitchen
- Javier Bardem will hopefully play Ferran Adrià in the elBulli film — Eater
- 24-hour juice ATMs: the way of the future? — Zagat
- A new cereal promotes health in the bedroom — Delish
- Why bacon doesn't belong in chowder — HuffPost Food
- Clump-free homemade confectioner's sugar — Saveur
- Why The Taste likely won't be back next season — The Braiser
- American tasting notes lost in translation for Chinese wine drinkers — Grub Street San Francisco
With all that Spring produce popping up at farmers markets seemingly out of nowhere, it's pretty easy to get pumped about making all sorts of Spring things. But where to start? If I may, I suggest beginning with five of the season's most iconic items. Keep reading to learn more about them — and how to put them to good use.
No, there are no insects involved in grasshopper pie. We're not sure why this mint-chocolate pie obtained the name it did, but we do know that these mint-green miniature pies are a festive way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The mason jars make it easy to transport the pie; simply screw on the tops and garnish the pies with whipped cream when you're ready to serve.
Crush Oreo cookies to create the chocolate pie crust, and top each jar with a hefty scoop of minty, marshmallowy filling. Garnish the mason jars with a tall peak of whipped cream, a sprinkle of mini chocolate chips, and a mint leaf.
We have a feeling this creamy, decadent cheddar polenta recipe from crccooks could either complement just about any main dish or stand on its own.
A quick and easy stovetop method, yielding smooth and decadent polenta in just 15 to 20 minutes!
For more — and the recipe — visit his blog, and then be sure to share your food photos via POPSUGAR Social or by starting your own blog. If you're on Instagram, then chime in on the conversation with the hashtag #savorysight.
Happy 3.14, or Pi Day! While some people observe the mathematical holiday with secret handshakes or memorization competitions, we couldn't think of a better way than by rounding up our best pie recipes. All of the desserts are different but delicious in their own right — click on to choose which celebratory pie you'll be making tonight.
Recipes for green food, whiskey-infused treats, indulgent potato dishes, and other Irish delights abound, but — believe it or not — I'm most partial to an Irish ingredient with humble, hearty origins: oats. So when we received a shipment of three varieties of the Irish grain, my eyes lit up and my stomach immediately began to grumble. A little simmering and stirring later, I sat down to a hearty bowl of each seasoned with naught but a pinch of salt and a pat of butter to let the true texture and flavor of each variety shine. Keep reading to learn which tin (or bag) is right for your morning routine.
From left to right: McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal, Kilbeggan Organic Porridge Oatlets, Flahavan's Irish Steel Cut Oatmeal
McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal
Chances are, if you've had steel-cut oats stateside, McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal
was the variety you tucked into. Chewy, dense, and nutty, I consider them to be a standard-bearer of sorts and regularly turn to their gold-bedecked tin when simmering up my morning pot of oats or to add texture to a big batch of baked oatmeal.