Stoke Your Culinary Pyromania -- Iron Chef's Tips on Handling a Blow Torch

Pastry chef Michael Laiskonis has garnered awards from Bon Appétit and the James Beard Foundation, not to mention he's gone head to head on "Iron Chef America" with some of the most competitive culinary talent around. He currently practices his own brand of kitchen Zen Buddhism at Le Bernardin. So, what is this always calm-and-collected king of cool doing talking to us? Quite possibly ...

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Sexiest Wine Labels For Your Romantic Evening

Who says you can't judge a book by its cover (or wine by its label)? If the vivacious vixens gracing these seductive wine labels are any indication of the contents inside the bottle, it's no surprise that these wines are jammy, spicy, New World fruit bombs and are about as subtle as romantic advances from a cougar. Quickie (Shiraz and Nebbiolo blend) Hungry for love? This passionate blend of S...

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The Caveman Diet -- Eat like a Neanderthal

The next time your girlfriend calls you a caveman, take it as a compliment regarding your highly evolved eating habits, not a comment on your ability to make obnoxious commercials. "70 percent of the calories we eat today come from refined sugars, flour and vegetable oils," says Dr. Loren Cordain, author of "The Paleo Diet," a tome of nutritional philosophies affectionately referred to as "The ...

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