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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.

The Ninja AF080 Mini Air Fryer with two plates of food.

Usually $80, this Ninja Mini air fryer just had its price slashed to $40

The two-quart Ninja AF080 Mini Air Fryer is down to $40 while this deal lasts. That is $40 off of the usual $80 price and a great price to start cooking at.
Heady stout

The 10 best chocolate beers for cacao enthusiasts

anheuser busch sells 7 brands amid bud light boycott

Bud Light maker Anheuser Busch is selling 7 of its better beer brands to Canadian company: Report

Bacon frying in pan

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

Smuggler's Cove.

It’s always summer at the best tiki bars in the U.S.

A profile of the Smashburger chef Ty Goerke

This is how you make a proper Smashburger

A wheat beer and a pils are standing on a table in a beer garden

Plan your end-of-summer road trip: The 10 best beer cities to visit

Corn in Oaxaca.

Forget bland and boring tortillas — Meet the man popularizing masa in the U.S.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

The 12 best movie drinking games to play while watching the films

Breakfast burrito

How to make the perfect breakfast burrito at home

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte

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

Maxwell House Iced Latte with Foam

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


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.
Ninja Woodfire 7-in-1 outdoor grill and smoker with wood pellets.

Ninja Woodfire Outdoor Grill price slashed in Best Buy’s 48-hour sale

This Ninja Woodfire outdoor grill deal means you can get an amazing small-living electric grill that uses wood pellets for flavor, and cheap!
Breville Super Q Pro and Vitamix Vita Prep 3

Breville vs. Vitamix: A blender showdown with a clear winner

Breville and Vitamix are two of the biggest names in commercial and at-home appliances, but which is better? We test them both to find out.
Bartender making a whiskey highball

9 incredible bourbons to mix into a summer highball

The highball is a classic summer drink — and these are the best bourbons to perfect your cocktail.
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.
Brucato Amaro Chaparral.

These alpine-inspired drinks will keep you cool this summer

When things get hot, drinks need to be all the more refreshing. Check out some of these cooling alpine spirits, inspired by the Alps.
Doner Haus chicken pide

Doner kebab is the delicious late-night munchie you have to try

While sausages are popular in Germany, the doner kebab reigns supreme as a fast-casual favorite. To guide us, Döner Haus in NYC breaks down this beloved food.

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.
Cans of RisEau cbd drinks.

The 9 best CBD-infused drinks we tried in 2023

From tasty fruit flavors to drinks that help to de-stress and mellow out, these are our favorite CBD-infused drinks.
Tatyana Vega/Unsplash

10 classic summer cocktails everyone should know how to make

While a glass of wine or frosty beer is sure to hit the spot, we’d rather enjoy a summer cocktail.
A trio of whiskies

9 perfect scotches to sip on warm days

There’s no reason to abandon your Scotch preference on warm summer days, especially because numerous distilleries make lighter expressions.
Breville Joule Turbo

Breville Joule Turbo review: Sous vide on algorithmic steroids (with one major issue)

The Breville Joule Turbo is trying to take sous vide a step further. Is that possible? We find out.
Friends enjoying beers by the barbecue.

The 6 best barbecue beers, by brew style

You surely don't want to go to a cookout or serve barbecue without the best beers. They're a necessity if you want to elevate the flavors of your grilled grub.
Circle K.

Think Circle K is just a pit stop for road trip snacks? The chain now has its own portfolio of wines

Circle K is a company with more than 70 years of history and thousands of stores. And, as of just recently, it's now a wine producer.
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
Ferment Brewing beer.

The future of craft beer is the digitally printed can (and why that’s a really good thing)

Craft beer is always on the move. The next big thing might just be digitally printed cans for smaller runs of beer.
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.
La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe.

The best Santa Fe restaurants: A guide to this city’s incredible food and wine

Santa Fe is known for its incredible galleries and amazing architecture. Turns out, the Southwest town has a thriving culinary scene too.
pour-over coffee set up

How to achieve the perfect pour-over coffee to complete your morning routine

Brewing pour-over coffee is a great way to start the day off right. Here are tips on how to brew the perfect cup of of pour-over coffee.
Chicken drumsticks on grill

How to grill chicken correctly for a tender, delicious barbecue

Grilling chicken is more than just throwing it on the grill. Check out this guide on how to grill perfect chicken every time.
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.
Nice Manners cocktail

This frozen strawberry rhubarb cocktail is the perfect summer drink

Few summer cocktails are more refreshing than an icy frozen drink. Read on as Ash Haussermann of Boulton & Watt shares their favorite frozen cocktail recipe.
Hummus, veggies, and crackers.

The Mayo Clinic diet: Everything you need to know about this doctor-approved regimen

Learn about the benefits of the Mayo Clinic diet and what foods you can and can't enjoy with this healthy way of eating.
Omaha Steaks roasted chateaubriand

Best Meat Delivery Deals: Omaha Steaks, ButcherBox and Good Chop

Would you like delicious meats delivered right to your doorstep? Well, you can via the best meat delivery deals from Omaha Steaks, ButcherBox, Good Chop, more.
Epic Western Ranch Water can and southwest scene.

The 6 best ranch waters to drink this summer

It's ranch water season, a hot stretch of late summer deserving of a thirst-quenching drink. Here are the six best canned options.
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.
cooking with wine myths tips and tricks man

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.
White beans

10 refreshing summer dishes featuring white beans

For a simple and versatile protein that won’t weigh you down, beans make a worthy addition to any summertime shopping list for easy-to-follow recipes.
Man eating a banana before a run

What to eat before a run or race to optimize performance: A complete guide

Want to perform your best on your upcoming run? You need to give your body the right fuel. Learn the best pre-race meals and snacks here.
halibut tail on table.

A professional chef reveals the secrets of wood-fire cooking

For amazing food, nothing beats a wood-fired oven. For an in-depth guide, Chef Ed Cotton of Jack & Charlie No. 118 guides us on the art of the wood fire.
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.
kitchenaid mixer cyber monday deal 2022 stand featured image

Best Buy’s deal of the day is $170 off a KitchenAid Stand Mixer

Today, we have one of Best Buy's highest rated kitchen appliances on sale for over $170 off. This KitchenAid 5.5 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer ends at 1 AM EST.