Today, Starbucks announced the release of a new drink, the Hazelnut Macchiato. It was quickly met with protests from some of the chain's customers, many of whom claimed the drink isn't really new, since both the Starbucks-style macchiato (vanilla syrup, steamed milk, and espresso) and hazelnut syrup have been on the menu for years, so technically, it's been possible to place an order for the drink all along. We decided this called for a side-by-side taste comparison between three drinks: the newly dubbed Hazelnut Macchiato, the coffeemaker's original Caramel Macchiato, and the similar and ever-popular Hazelnut Latte. See how the new beverage stacks up.
Posts for March 5th 2013
Fast, easy, flavorful, and healthy: what more could you want from a side dish? We guarantee there's no side vegetable with a greater effort-to-taste payoff than this sesame bok choy. The secret's as much in the technique (a screaming-hot sear) as it is in the ingredients (umami-packed oyster sauce and sriracha). Watch the video, print out the recipe, and try it for yourself.
If you're an adventurous eater, chances are your pantry is filled to the brim with a collection of unusual spices, oils, and sauces. Make the most of your well-stocked cupboard by cooking your way through recipes that utilize everything from fish sauce to tahini, and even sultry za'atar.
You might be aware that beer glasses come in varying shapes and sizes, but perhaps you haven't been briefed on the specifics. Like wine goblets, different beer vessels are designed to enhance aroma, retain foam and texture, and trap flavor compounds. Can you guess which beer style is designed to go into each one of these vessels? (Here's a tip: don't let the color of the beer in the glass throw you off!) Find out if the glass you're raising is the right one when you take our quiz.Take the Quiz
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- Fabio Viviani's Italian-inspired green eggs and ham — Yahoo! Shine
- How to create more counter space instantly — Chow
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Watch as our first-ever One of a Kind contest winner, Onyinye, travels to New York Fashion Week to go backstage at BCBG's Fall 2013 runway show and receive a custom BCBG Max Azria jacket from Lubov Azria herself. From the moment she wins to being surprised with a ticked to the BCBG New York Fashion Week show, watch Onyinye's journey from start to finish with our amazing new series. Lubov Azria helps create an incredible piece for our winner and gives us a peek behind the scenes at their pre-Fashion Week excitement. Plus, enter to win our next One of a Kind experience with Milly!
Each year, Hollywood's A-listers are served Wolfgang Puck's signature smoked salmon and caviar pizza at the annual Oscars Governors Ball — and now you have a chance to taste it, too! Tetsu Yahagi, chef de cuisine at Spago Beverly Hills, shows us how to take the luxurious pizza from restaurant grade to homemade. What's the secret to this celebrity favorite? Watch the video now to find out — and keep reading to get the Wolfgang Puck's pizza recipe.
I've sung pureed soup's praises before, and I'll sing them again: few foods are more satisfying, nourishing, and leftovers-friendly while still allowing room for experimentation and intrigue. This Middle Eastern spiced carrot soup is no exception. Creamy without using cream and garnished with all matter of excellent nibbles, it's the sort of soup that is worthy of a light meal in and of itself.
A quick word on the garnishes: I know what you're thinking: four components for one soup . . . isn't that a hair excessive? The short answer is no. Spiced chickpeas, a tahini-lemon dollop, dukkah, and parsley make the soup the lovely dish it is by providing loads of textural and flavor contrast, while adding minimal time and effort to the recipe.
With St. Patrick's Day just a few weeks away but wintry climes still in full effect, 'tis the season to sip Irish coffee! We've created a short quiz to test your knowledge of the creamy, boozy drink. Sure, you enjoy the taste of the beverage, but do you know where it originated, or how to make it? Take this quick quiz to learn more.
Sweet meets savory in this healthy, flavorful biscuit recipe from Running to the Kitchen.Crunchy, salty bacon makes for a delicious contrast with the creamy sweet potato, and you can top the biscuits with fresh sprigs of rosemary for added flavor.
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