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It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for the best 40-ouncer of beer or the best $40,000 whiskey, because we cover it all. From profiles of industry-leading chefs and bartenders to recipes for homemade cocktails or brisket, The Manual serves up content that will make you hungry, thirsty, and ready to put your apron on.

Man drinking at sunset.

The science of drinking at high altitudes (plus, expert tips for your mid-flight cocktail)

Your friends may think they're feeling those Jell-O shots more at a high-elevation retreat but they're just operating in an area with a bit less oxygen.
A scene from The Vines Global's May 2023 trip to the Willamette Valley in Oregon.

The ultimate wine club? Here’s what you should know about The Vines Global

Golden wuish duck flambe

You need to try this Peking duck prepared 3 ways

Air-popped popcorn in a bowl

Got the munchies? Good healthy snacks don’t have to be boring

Steak on the grill

Learn how to make perfect grill marks every time

Fresh honey

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

Hancock St. caviar with chips

What is caviar? A seafood expert breaks down all the details

Bottle of olive oil

12 delicious foods high in vitamin E for skin, hair, and heart health

Close-up of meat on a barbecue grill

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

Homemade iced tea, lemonade with fresh ginger, lemon, lime and mint

The 8 best iced tea brands to drink this summer

Grill salmon on a cutting board

How to grill fish like an executive chef

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

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Don’t pay for food deliveries: Get 2 years of Grubhub+ for free

Don’t pay for food deliveries: Get 2 years of Grubhub+ for free

Grubhub is ideal for food lovers who prefer food to be delivered. Enjoy two years of free delivery as a Prime member.
The Champagne Safari cocktail from Hot Tin.

How to use Pimm’s for a refreshing cocktail this summer

Pimm's is so often thrown into a Pimm's Cup, a classic drink. But the British liqueur can do way more than that.
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.
Once in a Blue Moon Cocktail

Celebrate Independence Day with one of these tasty 4th of July cocktails

Taste summer and celebrate the holiday with 12 of the best 4th of July cocktails.
Granola and fruit.

11 delicious high-carb foods that are actually healthy for you

Carbohydrates provide sustainable energy, and eating foods high in complex carbohydrates provides you with all-day-long fuel.
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.
"The Bachelor" host Jesse Palmer at home with his spouse Emely and a bottle of TINCUP whiskey.

Find your partner in adventure: TINCUP and Jesse Palmer want you to rethink date night

Here's more on Jesse Palmer's and TINCUP's new campaign to encourage more people to get out, make new friends, and perhaps even forge new romantic connections.
Bowls of bone broth on a tray

How to break a fast — the best foods to eat

If you're on a fasting diet, you might be wondering what you can (and should) eat when it's meal time. These seven suggestions are your best bet.
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.
Foods high In gluten

11 foods high in gluten to avoid on a gluten-free diet

Need to go gluten-free? Make sure to avoid everything on this list of foods high in gluten and learn about possible alternatives!
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How to age fish at home (your new favorite hobby)

You're heard of aging beef and curing pork, but you can also age fish to give it a better texture and flavor. Here's how to age fish at home.
Broccol on a chopping board

The chromium benefits you should know about (and the best food sources for you)

Chromium isn't a nutrient most people pay attention to, so be sure to have these foods on your shopping list to reap the benefits!
The Billionaire’s Row.

Introducing The Billionaire’s Row, the $100 specialty cocktail that’ll have you feeling rich

Looking for a decadent cocktail? Try The Billionaire's Row at Darling, a rooftop bar in NYC. This $100 cocktail will leave you feeling on top of the world.
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.
Cherry bbq sauce on chicken.

Chefs reveal their best easy barbecue sauce recipes to up your grilling game

You probably have most of the stuff to follow these three easy barbecue sauce recipes — all created by chefs — in your pantry.
Healthy foods

High protein diets: Everything you need to know

There are many benefits to a high protein diet, including weight loss, muscle recovery, and satiation. Learn what foods to start incorporating!
Person grilling

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.
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Don’t miss your chance to get this air fryer for $30

Don’t miss your chance to get this air fryer for $30

This popular Crux air fryer deal at Best Buy drops the price of a digital and full-featured air fryer to an incredible price. Learn all about it here.
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.
An Old Fashioned cocktail.

Top bartenders reveal the best cocktails to order at the bar

Looking to stretch your dollar at the bar? These are the best cocktails to order, according to top bartenders.
Glass of beer on black background

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.
Sunday gravy tomato sauce pasta pot

How to make the best spaghetti sauce, according to Jamie Oliver

Great spaghetti sauce is a joy to eat and simple to prepare, as this delicious recipe from Jamie Oliver reveals.
Putting fried chicken into the tray of an air fryer

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.
Fogo de Chao picanha tableside

What to know about Brazilian BBQ, a delicious meat marathon

From succulent picanha to fatty pork, Brazilian BBQ restaurants are a meat marathon and guaranteed to scratch the itch of any carnivore.
Sweet potato wedges.

9 best food sources for getting beta-carotene in your diet

Learn about nine of the best foods to include in your diet to ensure you're getting enough beta-carotene on a daily basis!
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Insane deal gets you a Keurig coffee maker for $55

Insane deal gets you a Keurig coffee maker for $55

Every coffee drinker needs a way to make a great cup of coffee around the house and today you can save with the Keurig K-Express Essentials.
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.

The great lobster roll battle pits Maine vs. Connecticut: Which is better?

What's better, the Maine or Connecticut lobster roll? We spoke to chefs on a quest to crown the true champion.
A glass of cucumber gin gimlet with cucumber slices on a table and container.

A brief look at the (slightly strange) history of gin

Gin is, depending on who you ask, revered, reviled, or simply misunderstood. Here's a brief overview of how and when gin got started.
how to order a martini bar

How to order a Martini like you know what you’re doing

What's the difference between a dry and wet Martini anyway? You don't have to be James Bond to order this classic cocktail with style. Here's how it's done.
table side prime rib monterey nyc

Tips and tricks: A pro chef reveals how to cook prime rib

The highlight of any celebration or menu, prime rib requires plenty of skill to execute. Chef James Tracey of Monterey helps us break down this classic.
Eggs on salad.

Improve your hair: 14 delicious biotin-rich foods to add to your diet right now

Here are some of the best biotin-containing foods that can support hair growth, healthy skin, and energy metabolism.
Red wine being poured into glass

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.
Bodyarmor SuperDrink in a cooler

The 5 best sports drink brands that aren’t Gatorade

Want to switch up your sports drink regimen? Here are some of the best sports drink brands out there to try today, and they aren't Gatorade.
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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.
Mushrooms on a table.

Stay hydrated this summer: 5 foods with a surprisingly high water content

Looking to increase your water intake? These five foods can actually help give you a hydration boost for many benefits.
A hotel room bed with room service tray at the foot.

Report: These are the weirdest room service requests hotels get

Do you go for the usual hamburger for your hotel room service order? Then this list of strange requests will have you tilting your head in confusion.
Negra Modelo

This is the drink that replaced Bud Light as the most popular beer in the U.S.

For the first time in about a generation, Bud Light is not the most popular beer in America. That title, for a host of reasons, is now owned by Modelo.