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Satisfy Cravings with DeBragga's Prime Beef Ribs

Dec 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

All vegetarians should avert their eyes because this one is for the carnivores. It can be tough to find a meat supplier that you trust and can count on for high quality beef, and famed New York butcher DeBragga intends to ease your troubles by giving everyone the chance to buy their products, including their full dry aged Prime Beef ribs. If you don't live near New York City, don't worry because DeBragga ships orders overnight all over the U.S.... Read More

Holiday Detox with M Café’s Scarlet Quinoa Salad Recipe

Dec 27, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Los Angeles' M Café is one of the best places to go to for healthy, contemporary macrobiotic cuisine, and happens to be a favorite among your favorite famous faces (including Orlando Bloom, Kate Bosworth, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Alba). With a location in Beverly Hills and a location on Melrose Avenue, M Café is a great post-Holiday choice for those of us who ate way too much this past month. To help you get back on track with healthy eating, M Café has offered this great recipe for Scarlet Quinoa Salad, which will be a part of their new winter menu come January, introduced by Chef Lee Gross.... Read More

World's Oldest Bottle of Bowmore Single Malt Scotch Sells for $160,000

Dec 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

An anonymous U.S. buyer has just paid $160,000 for the No. 1 bottle of the ultra-rare Bowmore 1957, the oldest of the famed distillery’s single malt Scotch, at the Bowmore distillery on Islay in Scotland.... Read More

Healthy Raw Mocha Pudding Recipe

Dec 22, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you like your food raw and healthy, you'll definitely like this sweet treat! This Mocha Pudding was born when Chef Matthew Kenney of M.A.K.E. restaurant in Santa Monica began dabbling with raw food, leading him one night to make some pudding at home. His creation was the start of many great desserts to come and now you can try out a variation of that original recipe.... Read More

Fairmont Pittsburgh's Classic Gingerbread Recipe

Dec 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Planning to make a gingerbread house as part of your holiday family fun? Or maybe just a platter of gingerbread cookies to snack on in the afternoons? Here's the essential recipe - and it's surprisingly easy to make. The decorations are up to your imagination...... Read More

Boozy Gifts to Bring the Host on the Holiday Party Circuit

Dec 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

As we whirl away on the holiday party circuit, we face the age-old dilemma: What's the perfect gift to bring as a guest, when every situation is different?... Read More

Ram's Gate Winery's Membership Delivers Wine to Your Door

Dec 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Wine. Delivered to your house. Six at a time. Three times a year. That’s exactly what you get when you sign up for what just might be the best gift this holiday season - the entry level “Sip” Membership to Ram’s Gate.... Read More

How To Set a Formal Table Properly

Dec 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

The holiday season is in full swing and that means food, family, and celebrations. If yours has been chosen (or volunteered) as the host home, then it might be time to clear the table of old mail and takeout menus. When I am a guest, a formal table setting is such a thoughtful and beautiful touch. The little details make diners and the occasion feel extra special.... Read More

Decadent Chocolate Covered Pretzel Bread Pudding Recipe

Dec 14, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The salty and sweet of pretzels and chocolate go so well together, so it's no surprise that Executive Chef Ben Erjavec from Baltimore's Sullivan's Steakhouse has concocted a delicious dessert that uses both, Chocolate Covered Pretzel Bread Pudding. With the cold weather coming in, there's really nothing better than a nice warm dessert to end the night with and nothing really satisfies as well as melted chocolate. For your next night in try this excellent dessert that not only uses chocolate and pretzels, but also brings in some sweet cream cheese icing with pinnacle whipped vodka.... Read More

What is Your Genetic Code For Food?

Dec 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

The greatest unifying thread in all cultures is food. Sharing food is an integral part of preserving tradition. The meals that children are raised on will be remembered long after they and their parents are gone – the food shared at family holidays, gatherings and special occasions is all a part of our genetic code.... Read More

How to Read a Wine Label

Dec 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Wine labels can be pretty confusing to read if you don't know what everything means. It gets even more frustrating when you discover that wine labels are not universally structured and that different countries will have very different looking labels. Instead of staring at the bottle for twenty minutes, afraid to show your lack of knowledge while blocking the aisle of your favorite wine merchant, check this simple reference guide out so you can get through that store quicker. The sooner you buy it, the sooner you can drink it.... Read More

Decadent Recipe for Sea Urchin Risotto with Smoked Caviar

Dec 10, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

It doesn't get much finer than caviar and if you've ever wondered how to include the luxury dish in your home cooked meals, look no further than this recipe for Sea Urchin Risotto. Sent to us from Caviar Russe, this dish is sure to impress. With risotto infused with white wine, sea urchin puree, and the added taste of decadent smoked caviar, it will be like eating at a five-star restaurant of your own making.... Read More

How to Prepare Tea | From Temperatures to Steep Time

Dec 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

Tea...second only to water as the world’s most widely consumed beverage. Recommended by doctors for its boundless healthy properties, confided in for inspiration by the greatest writers and artists, a necessity for thousands of years to spiritual leaders and healers in the near and far east...tea is a ritual, a medicine, and a friend.... Read More

Cook Taste Eat | Cooking Lessons From Celebrity Chef Michael Mina

Dec 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Not only is Michael Mina a bona fide celebrity chef, but as those who have been privileged to see him do a cooking demo know, he's also a great teacher with a talent for explaining unusual techniques in layman's terms.... Read More

Meet the Chef | Andrew Kirschner of Los Angeles' Tar & Roses

Dec 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

From behind a wood-burning oven in Santa Monica, Chef Andrew Kirschner is making a hot name for himself in LA. Serving soulful plates that garner depth of flavor under unrefined heat, Kirschner's contemporary meets rustic restaurant, Tar & Roses, truly treats the senses.... Read More

Japan's Legendary Nikka Whisky to be Launched in U.S.

Dec 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Whisky aficionados have something extra to celebrate this season: the San Francisco-based Anchor Distilling Company is bringing Japan’s legendary Nikka whisky to the U.S. for the very first time. Both Nikka’s Taketsuru Pure Malt 12-year-old, and the famed Yoichi Single Malt 15-year-old, honored as the World’s Best Single Malt Whisky at the World Whiskies Awards in 2008, will now be available here.... Read More

Original Seafood Recipe for Pumpkin Crusted Ahi Tuna with Pumpkin Wasabi Mousse

Dec 4, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Many of us love seafood but sometimes we don't really know any neat ways to prepare fish, instead choosing to take the same route every time. Well, if you're feeling like you're in a seafood rut, try out this new recipe for Pumpkin Crusted Ahi Tuna with Roasted Pumpkin Wasabi Mousse and Crispy Rice Cake. With tuna coated in a tasty pumpkin mix and a spicy wasabi mousse to ignite your taste buds, this attractive dish is sure to blow your mind.... Read More

$190 a Bottle for Vintage Beer | Samuel Adams Unveils 10th Anniversary Utopias

Dec 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

The name Sam Adams is synonymous with some of Boston’s most flavorful brews. Summertime means Summer Ales. The fall? Well, who doesn’t love a cinnamon rimmed Harvest Pumpkin Ale or a frosty Oktoberfest? Now that winter is upon us and our beloved Winter Lagers have already hit the shelves, Sam Adams has created a few new options this holiday season.... Read More

The Broadmoor's Sommelier Gives Tips on Choosing Wine for the Holidays

Dec 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

With the holidays officially here, party and menu planning come full swing. Making its presence known more and more each passing year, wine takes charge as beverage of choice for holiday cheer. After all, wine perfectly pairs with warming foods and never overshadows a table full of homemade treats. Gathering tips on wine drinking during the holidays put us in touch with The Broadmoor Colorado Springs.... Read More

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