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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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Bacon frying in pan

The secret to tasty, crispy bacon is something you already have in your pantry

By dredging your bacon in flour before cooking it, you'll end up with an even crispier treat than you ever thought possible — all with just a little flour.
Breakfast burrito

How to make the perfect breakfast burrito at home

If you know how to make a breakfast burrito, you possess a skill that will make you pretty popular.
Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte

Starbucks’ new fall menu has supposedly leaked (and one fan-favorite is missing)

Starbucks' new fall menu has supposedly leaked, and we've got all the spicy details.
Maxwell House Iced Latte with Foam

Maxwell House now sells at-home iced lattes with foam (and they’re ridiculously simple to make)

Maxwell House has a new product that will give customers a new way to easily make coffee-shop-style iced lattes at home.

Is honey a superfood? Here are 11 reasons we think so

Raw honey can provide various health benefits from aiding digestion to soothing sore throats. Find out more here.
Pizzas on oven racks

You’re probably not using the broiler setting on your oven, but it’s a game-changer — here’s why

Your oven broiler is far more useful than you might think. We'll tell you why.
Ice cubes

Want to make a great homemade dressing? An ice cube is the secret ingredient you’re missing

It turns out, the secret to perfectly silky homemade salad dressing is probably something you have lots of at this very moment, right in your freezer.

How to perfectly reheat ribs in the oven

Are you searching for the best way to reheat barbecue ribs? Great, we got you covered! Follow these steps to reheat ribs in the oven to achieve perfection.
Chicken drumstick

How to grill the best chicken drumsticks

This is the proper way to cook chicken drumsticks on the grill. It's pretty easy to learn, and
Onions and garlic

Stop tossing your garlic and onion skins: Here are 6 incredible reasons why

It turns out that onion and garlic skin actually have some pretty incredible talents other than frustratingly sticking to our fingers when we make dinner.
Pesto pasta salad

You need to try this easy creamy pesto pasta salad recipe

This creamy pesto pasta salad is one of our favorite things to have in the fridge. We love a dish that’s versatile, and this one takes the cake.
preserved lemons and oil tips on cooking olive lemon

You might want to steal this pro chef’s ‘Jesus juice’ for use in your home kitchen

Every now and then, you might find yourself watching a cooking video, or hell, a how-to video about anything, really, and suddenly - bam - a genius tip that will change your life forever.
Beer being poured from tap

This is the most popular beer in the U.S. (you might be surprised)

While there are many excellent American beers available on the market, it seems that the beer Americans most favor isn't American in the least.
Grilled corn on the cob

These are the best recipes for grilled corn on the cob

Corn is going to be making its way onto the scene very soon. Until then, these are the grilling recipes you should test out for the best grilled corn.
Salmon pasta

Turn leftover salmon into this delicious pasta dish

All you need are leftover salmon and a few added pantry ingredients to make yourself a satisfying and rich pasta dish that's ready to impress.
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The truth about cooking with wine — everything you need to know

We're here to answer all of those burning questions you may have when it comes to cooking with wine.
Duck breast entree

This is the perfect grilled duck breast recipe

Barbecued chicken, hot dogs, and ribs are what summer love is made of, but isn't there more to smoky, charred fun than these usual suspects? We say yes.
grilled chicken salad plated

The 5 best grilled chicken salad recipes for summer

If you're going on a picnic or you just need a quick snack, these grilled chicken salad recipes will hit the spot.
El sol cocktail

8 incredible tequila cocktails in celebration of National Tequila Day

There's no better way to celebrate National Tequila Day in style than with these tequila cocktail recipes.
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Why it’s basically impossible to find Georgia peaches this summer

Georgia, the state in which peaches flourish, has suffered a record-breaking loss of peach crops due to strange weather patterns earlier this year.
Blueberry galette

This blueberry galette is the perfect summertime dessert

Easy to make, this rustic dessert is made from the humblest of ingredients, but you'd never know it. This simple summer dessert is sure to be your new favorite.
Paloma cocktail

According to bartenders, these are the best tequilas (and mezcals) for Palomas

Making a top-quality Paloma relies on selecting the right tequila. We asked a group of 12 bartenders to offer their favorite tequilas for this cocktail.
Cutting board with steaks

The 8 best steak cuts to buy (and how to cook them)

Finding the perfect cut of steak can make you anxious. Thankfully, you and your wallet can rest easy with The Manual's guide to the best steak cuts.
People gathered around outdoor table at night

These are the 6 best picnic recipes for a crowd

Better weather means eating outdoors. Whether you're having a cookout or a large picnic, these are the best scalable recipes that will be a huge crowd-pleaser.
Joule Turbo sous vide machine

The best sous vide machines for precision cooking

Boiling your food in plastic bags is the latest cooking trend, so grab one of these 7 best sous vide machines, ranging from a mere $35 to $500+.
Spritz Society Sparkling Cocktails

Spritz Society sparkling cocktails review: These canned drinks are perfect for summer

Voted the Best Canned Cocktail Company, Spritz Society is a canned cocktail brand that uses natural ingredients to create delicious beverages.
Asian pears on tree

Your ultimate guide to summer produce — the delicious fruits and veggies that are in season

These are the stars of the summer produce section, when you should look for them, and why you should be eating them more often.
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Here’s why you should be grilling your summer cocktails

There's a secret weapon for improving your tried-and-true summer cocktails, along with any other adult beverage you can think of: the grill. 
Iced latte

Video: Barista says you’ve been making iced lattes wrong your whole life

We all know how to make an iced latte, right? Well, as it turns out - not so much. One clever TikToker reveals that we've been doing it wrong forever.
Shrimp ceviche

This shrimp ceviche is your new favorite summer dish

Shrimp ceviche is an easy-to-make, bright, flavorful summer dish, perfect for entertaining or a night at home.
Bacon frying in pan

Need to reduce your daily sugar intake? Eliminate these surprising foods

Sneaky sugar will creep up out of nowhere if you aren't careful. To help you be better prepared, here is a list of foods sugar loves to hide in.
Traeger Grills barbecue brisket

A mouthwatering coffee rub brisket will elevate any barbecue

This coffee rub brisket from our friends at Traeger Grills takes some of the best things in the world — coffee, beef, and fire.
Glass of wine in front of vineyard

The 5 states with the most wineries (besides California)

California isn't the only place with incredible wineries. These are a few states to check out if you prefer the wine trail less traveled.
Raw, eggs in bowl

This viral trick may be the (stinky) key to separating eggs quickly and easily

There are numerous tricks when it comes to separating eggs but most of them don't work. If you have some garlic though, there's an easy way to do the job.
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.
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

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.