Cocktails

Like Savory Drinks? Grab This Celery Root Liqueur

When you hear the word “liqueur,” you’re likely to think of something fruity, or perhaps a little floral: either way, flavors on the sweeter end of the spectrum. But as with everything in the cocktail world, there are exceptions. And the Celery Root Herbal Liqueur from Chicago-based producer Apologue is one of the most interesting […]

Health & Diet

I Tried Dieting Like My Mom…And It Worked

Kate Moss once said that nothing tastes as good as skinny feels. That’s a lie. Just consider: dulce de leche ice cream. A fresh lobster roll. Tropical jelly beans. I enjoyed all these indulgences and more while pregnant with my second child—and gained around 60 pounds. Whoops. I don’t regret a bite, but I do […]

How-To

Why Does Cilantro Taste Like Soap to Some People?

Cilantro (or coriander leaves) is probably the most divisive herb there is. Most people find it to be an inoffensive, fresh, citrus-y addition to all sorts of Eastern dishes. Then there are those in the small (but very, very loud) anti-cilantro camp. These people aren’t just mildly averse to the herb—they loathe it. Cilantrophobes have likened […]

Food Trends

Why Does Cilantro Taste Like Soap to Some People?

Cilantro (or coriander leaves) is probably the most divisive herb there is. Most people find it to be an inoffensive, fresh, citrus-y addition to all sorts of Eastern dishes. Then there are those in the small (but very, very loud) anti-cilantro camp. These people aren’t just mildly averse to the herb—they loathe it. Cilantrophobes have […]

Cocktails

This Drink Is Like an Earl Grey Spritz and It's Perfect

Summer means spritzes, of course — whether it’s the classic Aperol Spritz, or an upgraded frozen version, or any other iteration you can imagine. (How about a Montenegro Spritz? A Cappelletti Spritz? There are very few Italian liqueurs that can’t be spritz-ified.)  The combination of a bittersweet liqueur, sparkling wine, and soda—always with a citrus […]