- 30 amazing and easy ways to upgrade ramen noodles. — Serious Eats
- The author of Modernist Cuisine attempts to translate his food to the masses on The Today Show. — Grub Street NY
- 20 recipes for vegan comfort food. — Chow
- Bill Buford's book Heat about working the line in Mario Batali's kitchens is becoming a movie. — Eater
- How Jay-Z changed one Champagne house forever. — The Atlantic
- Fast and easy dinner idea: salmon with couscous. — The Kitchn
- San Jose, CA, is the latest city to get its very own food truck festival. — The Feast SF
- What's so great about quinoa anyway? — Huffington Post Food
British lighting designer Tom Dixon has teamed up with a French champagne house to design Comet Lamp, a romantic lighting installation made from a simple, cardboard box. The lamp references a comet that was seen in the Champagne region of France in 1811, a year of an exceptional vintage when "modern champagnes" were first developed. Can you guess which champagne maker Dixon designed it for?
The pop of a bottle of sparkling wine being opened is one of my favorite sounds in the whole wide world. It's the signal of delicious and festive things to come. Today, the last day of 2010, it's also the sound of a new year starting. Although I've opened countless of bottles of sparkling wine, there was a time, not too long ago, when I didn't know the proper technique. If you've never enjoyed popping open a sparkler, learn how it's done here, then put what you read into practice tonight when you count down to 2011.
If you aren't able to take our advice on preventing a hangover this New Year, here are a few tips on making it more bearable. Remember: lots of water, but mostly just time. Or, if you're PartySugar, your remedy might be another cocktail. We suggest a Bloody Mary; the vitamin C, lycopene, and hot pepper might be what it takes to get you up and moving!
- Hydrate — We cannot stress this enough. Since dehydration is a major component of a hangover, it's important to replenish with water — lots of it. If you feel like you really overdid it, have a non-sugary drink like coconut water, which will help replace lost electrolytes.
- Kill the pain — If you have a headache the next day, take an OTC pain reliever. If you can, take it after you've eaten so that you don't upset your already aggravated stomach.
- Eat — Eating food will help break down and process the alcohol in your system. It will also provide energy if you're feeling sluggish. Here are YumSugar's picks for the best hangover foods.
- Take a nap and then get up and go — Depending on how bad your hangover is, you may just need to sleep it off a little more. If you can, try and get up and get moving to sweat out all of those toxins.
Sheryl Crow attended the 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center Hall of States in a flowing, champagne-colored draped dress. The color is a perfect neutral for your home. It provides a mellow counterbalance in a brightly saturated home, and also sets off metallics perfectly. To get you started on your own champagne tastes, I rounded up a few of my favorites. I'm particularly loving the Platner Side Table ($700). Designed for Knoll in 1966 by Warren Platner, it features vertical steel wire rods welded to circular horizontal and edge-framing rods. I love how the wire rods re-create the pleats and drapes in Sheryl's dress. Also on my radar is the Candeleria Chandelier ($950), whose exposed vintage reproduction bulbs will add Hollywood glamour to any room. To shop the rest of the look, just click on each image!
- Elia was humiliated on the first episode of Top Chef All-Stars.
- Elia was humiliated on the first episode of Top Chef All-Stars. — The Feast
- On the birth of the American cookie. — Huffington Post Food
- Watch the Franks of Frankies Sputino make their go-to dish. — Chow
- Find out what a 200-year-old bottle of Champagne tastes like. — Decanter
- A look at the fashion of New York City's female chefs. — Eater NY
- The ultimate slider recipe. — A Hamburger Today
- What a 13-course meal at award-winning Meadowood looks like. — Grub Street SF
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