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Lindsay Parrill
Lindsay Parrill

Lindsay is a graduate of California Culinary Academy, Le Cordon Bleu, San Francisco, from where she holds a degree in Culinary Arts. Her favorite passions are food and creative writing, and loves to combine these two pursuits by writing about everything food and drink. She has over a decade of food writing experience, including several articles and restaurant reviews in the San Francisco Chronicle’s Food and Wine section. More recently, she has researched and written several articles for She is also trained in the art of food styling and photography, which she has mingled with her part-time job as a photographer.

When Lindsay isn’t developing new recipes, devouring the latest cookbooks, and writing about all things culinary arts, she is busy trying to coax her children into eating anything but macaroni and cheese.

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Steak on the grill

Learn how to make perfect grill marks every time

We're here to help with a few tips and tricks for how to get those perfect grill marks and make your summertime barbecue show one worth watching.
Fresh honey

Is honey a superfood? Here are 10 reasons we think so

Raw honey can provide various health benefits from aiding digestion to soothing sore throats. Find out more here.
Close-up of meat on a barbecue grill

Level up your backyard barbecue with these easy tips from an expert pitmaster

Summer is here, which means backyard barbecues. Famed pitmaster Erica Blaire Roby offers expert tips for the perfect opening to grilling season.
Homemade iced tea, lemonade with fresh ginger, lemon, lime and mint

The 8 best iced tea brands to drink this summer

The 8 best iced tea brands to drink this summer

Tea continues to be a drink that brings people together. Additionally, a wide range of flavors and blends cater to versatile preferences.
Grill salmon on a cutting board

How to grill fish like an executive chef

We sought out advice from executive chefs Josh Carter and Michael Cimarusti for some expert tips on how to get grilled fish right every time.
Pork ribs grilling barbecue

Want a dish that’s as captivating as the fireworks? Go with this BBQ ribs approach for the 4th of July

Here's a deliciously easy ribs recipe that will feed a crowd for any 4th of July gathering.
Tina (Pina) Colada cocktail

These 4th of July vodka drink recipes from Tina’s Vodka are just plain great

What if, in addition to the beers and margaritas, you want something with a hint of sophistication or sass? Tina's Vodka has got you covered.
Absinthe with sugar cubes and spoon

How to drink absinthe and live to tell the tale

We’re all familiar with the mechanics of drinking, but not everyone is acquainted with the nuances involved in learning how to drink absinthe.
Hay-grilled mussels Project Fire

How to hay smoke meat and cheese like a pro (according to one)

Barbecue expert Steven Raichlen teaches us how to hay smoke meat and cheese, a faster alternative to slow smoking. He also shares from his book Project Fire.
Red wine vinegar

Does red wine vinegar go bad? The Manual investigates

Do you have a collection of vinegars in the pantry? Ever wonder if they'll go bad? Well, here's what you need to know about red wine vinegar's life span.
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You’ve probably never grilled these 10 foods…but you should

Ribs and burgers are wonderful, but these are some of our favorite grill ideas, and a few not-traditionally-grilled ingredients for your next cookout.
Sliced steak

TikToker turns a hotel toilet into a sous vide machine

Some things that happen that are just so preposterous that any explanation will forever fall short of their true absurdity. This is one such case.
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Miller Lite’s simple hack for a cold beer all summer long is genius (and keeps selling out)

If you've ever had the frustrating experience of room-temperature beer and lacked the patience to wait for the refrigerator to do its job, this hack is for you.
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Yes, you should be preheating an air fryer — here’s why

Air fryers may be easier to use, but they still require a little prep work. This is how you preheat your air fryer so it cooks food even faster.
Hot wings

5 ways to reheat chicken wings without losing their flavor and texture

Left with more than a handful of wings after a game night? Here’s our insider guide on how to reheat your chicken wings without losing its flavor and texture.
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The 7 best vegan wines to add your rack

Vegan wine may sound odd, but most wine isn't actually vegan. Find the best vegan wines here.
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The hottest drink of summer is a cold brew you’ll love

It seems the Espresso Tonic is the newest addition on the trendy coffee block, and we are crushing hard on the new kid.
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The 10 best coconut milks for every use

Want to drink coconut milk or add it to your next meal? Consider these best coconut milk options that offer diverse flavors and texture profiles.
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Our easy salad dressing hack turns creamy dips into dressings in seconds

Here's how you can make a simple creamy dip into a salad dressing in no time flat
Paloma cocktail

The 6 best low-calorie drinks to order at the bar

There are plenty of alcoholic options out there that are far better than hard seltzers or light beers. These are some of our low-calorie drink favorites.
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5 deliciously easy no-bake dessert recipes

These are our favorite no-bake, warm-weather, quick, no-bake dessert recipes.
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How to reheat salmon so it’s just as good the next day

You wouldn't want rubbery salmon, right? Whether you have an oven or microwave, these reheating methods will help keep the salmon's best taste.
A whole roasted chicken served on a plate.

5-ingredient recipes: You’ll love these simple chicken meals

These easy chicken dinners come together with just 5 ingredients
Burnt ends

Burnt ends are already the BBQ favorite for the summer (and we’ve got a killer recipe)

Burnt ends have become one of the most coveted menu items at any barbecue joint worth its salt. Here's how to make your own
Coffee bean plant

Nestlé’s environment-friendly initiatives will make you feel good about your daily cup of coffee

We love it when the big dogs of the grocery world do something right when it comes to the planet. And Nestle's new plan is one we can all get on board with.
Man with headache

How to actually cure a hangover, according to doctors

We spoke with Dr. Mahmud Kara, M.D., and Dr. Nicholas, medical editor at Centenary Edge, who gave us their professional opinions on the subject of hangovers.
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Update your grocery list: Stock up on these ingredients to make quick meals

These ingredients are some of the most versatile foods that can be either whipped up in a minute or two, or, prepared thoughtfully.
Wood board with Mediterranean foods

Study reveals another great reason to follow the Mediterranean diet (that has nothing to do with your health)

In a recent study the Mediterranean Diet was found to be not only the healthiest, but also the most frugal option for anyone looking to eat healthy.
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Canned cocktails bank on childhood nostalgia (and we’re here for it)

All of the nostalgically delicious flavor we love, plus a little extra fun. It's a win-win.
Slicing prosciutto

Did you know you can cure prosciutto at home?

If you've ever wanted to make your own prosciutto at home, you've come to the right place. With a little time and patience, it's possible.
Cutting carrots

The complete guide to kitchen knives (and how to use them like a pro)

Did you know there’s a massive variety of kitchen knives out there? Don’t worry, we’ve broken down a list of 19 kitchen knives and their best uses.
Butcher shop counter in Denmark.

10 tips every home chef needs to follow when buying meat

10 tips every home chef needs to follow when buying meat

These are a few tips to keep in mind the next time you find yourself wandering aimlessly past the pork chops, wondering how in the world to order.
Porter house steak

This secret to a perfectly browned steak is almost impossible to believe

With a little water applied in just the right way, almost everything you make can have a beautifully browned caramelization that's packed full of flavor.
Frozen food in a freezer

11 foods you should never freeze (no matter how much money you save bulk buying)

Freezing food is a great way to stock up and save a little money. However, there are some foods that won't survive the icy blast of the freezer.
Small coffee cup and saucer

Forget cream or sugar: You should add salt to your coffee

Salt is notorious for adding flavor to food, and yes, drinks, but when added to coffee, it does so much more than that.
Jack in the Box breakfast burrito

The most unhealthy breakfast items from your favorite fast-food chains

These are the most unhealthy breakfast items at your favorite fast-food chains ... and what you should order instead.
Oiled asparagus on a baking sheet

You’re probably making these 9 mistakes with asparagus

To honor this springtime gem the way it should be honored, we've compiled a list of crimes against asparagus we vow to never commit again.
Honey dipper and honeycomb on a table

We found a really clever use for sous vide nobody talks about

A sous vide machine isn't just for cooking your favorite foods. One Reddit user cleverly figured out a whole new use for this versatile machine.
Whiskey being poured into a glass.

7 delicious whiskey mixers that aren’t Coke

While whiskey neat or on the rocks is likely the way distillers would prefer their products be enjoyed, these are the best ways to make a whiskey taste better.
Boubon in a glass

It’s time to learn about bourbon — here’s your guide

Born in the land of the free and the home of the brave, there is no spirit more American than bourbon. Here's a quick but thorough lesson on this whiskey.
Parmesan cheese

Why Parmesan isn’t the cheese you should put on your pasta

While Parmesan is certainly a very adequate choice — is it the best choice? We say no. If you ask us, Pecorino Romano is the superior alternative. 
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HelloFresh alternatives: Have you considered these great options?

HelloFresh is a popular meal kit, but what are the best HelloFresh alternatives and competitors? Find out here.
Al Pacino in The Godfather.

Which came first: Pasta Alfredo or Al Pacino? The Manual investigates

They both provide comfort in our darkest hours. They both bring smiles to our faces and warmth to our souls. They are: pasta Alfredo and Al Pacino
Gulab Byblos

Give Mom what she really wants with one of these 10 Mother’s Day cocktails

Once you’ve made her a delicious breakfast and presented her with a gift, there’s only one thing left to do: drink. Make one of these cocktails for Mom.
Blowtorch on creme brulee

Fire up the blowtorch to perfect these 9 delicious foods

Have you ever sat around and thought, "Man, what can I cook with this blowtorch of mine?" Well, here's your answer.
Using a French press

It’s time to learn how to use a French press coffee maker

If you want to learn how to use a French press coffee maker, look no further. We've got all the information you'd ever want or need.
Himalayan rock salt blocks with meat

How to cook on a Himalayan salt block

You can cook pretty much anything on a Himalayan salt block. Need to bake? The salt block's got you. Here's how to use it.
Spaghetti bolognese

How to thicken sauce for just about every dish

You don't have to be an expert to put together the perfect sauce for your pasta or steak. Learn how to make your sauce thick and luscious with this guide.
Salt with a wooden spoon

The FDA is changing its stance on salt substitutes — here’s what a dietitian says you should know

The FDA has just made a pretty major shift from simply permitting salt substitutes, to actually recommending them.
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These are the 10 most important cooking skills everyone should know

While food delivery apps are great, learning some basic kitchen techniques is a pretty important life skill. Here are some of the best ones to master.