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A Day in the Life of a Sommelier

All photos by Liz Barclay (@liz_barclay) Expert sommeliers are a rare breed: Their field involves just as much mind-numbing study and memorization as many Ph.D. programs, yet they also…

Photo: Liz Barclay

The Best New NYC Bars of 2014

From makeshift tasting rooms to bourbon-fueled BBQ joints, here's where you'll be breaking all your New Year's resolutions.…

Photos by Liz Barclay. GIFs by Brett Dalzell.

GIF Tutorial: How to Make Skillet-Fried Chicken at Home

It's hard to beat the pure, visceral pleasure of eating fried chicken—breaking through the craggy crust, tearing into moist flesh, and letting the hot juices from the bird run down your…

Photography by Liz Barclay. Graphics by Amy Chen.

Merry Meat-mas: How to Eat at a Steakhouse

Nothing says the holidays like a steakhouse feast. But don't be the fuccboi who order a filet mignon and a vodka martini. Here's how to navigate the modern meat palace like a pro. Never order…

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The Most Inspirational Eaters in History

Over the past several decades, culinary abstinence has become increasingly laudable. Shunning carbs or eliminating sugar is considered a feat of self-control; foregoing meat takes discipline and…