Tag: new year’s eve

Hangover Helper: Tips To Prevent A Horrible Headache

Hangover Helper: Tips To Prevent A Horrible Headache

| December 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Champagne and other booze flow freely on New Year’s Eve. But if you want to wake to a new year without the side effects of alcohol, don’t fret: Science offers some guidance.

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Bay Area Bites New Year’s Eve Party Menu: 6 Fabulous Appetizers

Bay Area Bites New Year’s Eve Party Menu: 6 Fabulous Appetizers

| December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Throwing a New Year’s Eve cocktail party takes gumption, and a slew of terrific appetizers (and cocktail recipes). But don’t let the idea of throwing a NYE party intimidate you! Use this collection of tasty, fully-tested recipes and make all other parties pale in comparison.

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Umami and Tang for New Year’s: Spicy Vietnamese Fried Chicken Wings

Umami and Tang for New Year’s: Spicy Vietnamese Fried Chicken Wings

| December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Salty, tangy, sweet, vinegary, crunchy, and juicy: these chicken wings are the bomb!

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New Year’s Heavenly Puffs: Crab Hush Puppies with Remoulade Sauce

New Year’s Heavenly Puffs: Crab Hush Puppies with Remoulade Sauce

| December 28, 2014 | 2 Comments

It’s Dungeness crab season and this is one crave-worthy way to make a little bit of sweet crabmeat feed a crowd.

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Fast and Simple New Year’s Party Recipe: Chili-Lime Shrimp and Guacamole Tostadas

Fast and Simple New Year’s Party Recipe: Chili-Lime Shrimp and Guacamole Tostadas

| December 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pressed for time and need a quick and easy appetizer for a bunch of last-minute guests? This simple recipe will save you!

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New Year’s Party Recipe: Sweet Pea Pancakes with Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche

New Year’s Party Recipe: Sweet Pea Pancakes with Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche

| December 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sweet, lemony pea-flecked pancakes are the perfect foundation for salty smoked salmon and tangy crème fraiche. Serve these at your next party and everyone will thank you.

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New Year’s Party Appetizer: Mini Wild Mushroom Mac and Cheese Bites

New Year’s Party Appetizer: Mini Wild Mushroom Mac and Cheese Bites

| December 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Serve these savory little nuggets of mac and cheese—embellished with earthy mushrooms and nutty gruyere—at your next gathering. You won’t be disappointed (except by how quickly they disappear).

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Does Champagne Actually Get You Drunk Faster?

Does Champagne Actually Get You Drunk Faster?

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Search for “Champagne, bubbles and drunk,” and you’ll get headlines like “Why Bubbles Make You More Giggly.” But when we took a close look at the science supporting the urban legend, we weren’t impressed. The effect doesn’t happen to everyone, and when it does, it’s just temporary.

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Why We Toast: Uncorking A New Year’s Tradition

Why We Toast: Uncorking A New Year’s Tradition

| December 31, 2012

Some early Europeans toasted to profess their love to young women, while others lifted their arms to honor their kings. Toasting, which dates back to ancient times, is a ritual shrouded in urban legends. But one historian says some of the tall tales are actually true.

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How to Open Champagne: Jacques Pepin vs Leslie Sbrocco

How to Open Champagne: Jacques Pepin vs Leslie Sbrocco

| December 31, 2011 | 1 Comment

Happy New Year! Here are two culinary experts sharing radically different approaches to opening a bottle of champagne. Both techniques are excellent skills to cultivate and can be used depending on the mood of the party.

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10 Local Sparkling Wines for Your New Year’s Celebration

10 Local Sparkling Wines for Your New Year’s Celebration

| December 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

If you’re purchasing a sparkling wine this holiday season, it’s easy to keep it local. After all, some of the finest American choices are produced in our own backyard. Following is a list of my top-ten local sparkling wine choices. Half of these wineries are set in Carneros, an area that covers parts of both Sonoma and Napa Valley that is perfectly suited for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grape growing (the two varietals most commonly used for sparkling wines). The other half are located in other parts of Napa and the Anderson Valleys.

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Chestnut Soup for the Holidays

Chestnut Soup for the Holidays

| November 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

The autumn harvest is here, brilliant with salads laced with pomegranates and red Starkrimson pears, poached quinces, shredded Brussels sprouts sauteed with pancetta. And chestnuts, lovely, shiny brown chestnuts, here roasted and pureed into a rich and elegant soup, perfect for starting any holiday meal.

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Sparkling Citrus Gelée for New Year’s Eve

Sparkling Citrus Gelée for New Year’s Eve

| December 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

Raise a toast to Sparkling Citrus Gelée, a New Year’s Eve-worthy dessert that can be eaten by just about everyone at your dinner party, and that looks gorgeous to boot.

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