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We're in the camp of thought that you should be drinking the sparkling stuff all year long, not just on New Year's. Lucky for us, Gary Vaynerchuk, the host of Wine Library TV, New York Times best-selling author and overall wine guru, gives his bubbly blessing.
Five "Under The Radar" Sparkling Wines: Gary Vaynerchuk
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Ugh. Team Eatocracy is down for the count today, felled by winter colds and random crud. We'll be posting less today, but if you feel like keeping us company, how 'bout posting some of your favorite cold remedies in the comments below? We'd be most aaa...aaa...choo!...ppreciative.
We're all for frequent midair visits from the beverage cart, but how 'bout the pilots refraining from spillable potables until the plane lands?
While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday and the most delicious finds on TV.
January 6 is National Shortbread Day.
There’s a good chance you have all the ingredients you need to make simple shortbread right now if you so desire: flour, butter sugar and salt. Don't be fooled though; what the dessert lacks in complexity, it makes up for in versatility. Bon Appétit’s former editor-in-chief Barbara Fairchild favors her shortbread squares with a hint of lemon, for example.
Just as the simple shortbread recipe has many variations, so does the way the biscuits are shaped - the most popular being how Mary, Queen of Scots, would have taken hers: in the form of “petticoat tails.” In this style, traditional cookie rounds are sliced into triangular segments (think pizza) and pricked with a fork so that the cookies resemble the ruffled, pleated or laced edge on women's petticoats.
Whatever shape your shortbread takes, just don’t sub out the butter.
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