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5 Lessons I Learned As Grill Girl

April 13, 2017

In my former professional life, I was “Grill Girl,” the editor who handled all things related to cooking food over fire. It’s a centuries-old tradition I practice at least once weekly year-round. With May being National Barbecue Month, just about everyone has grilling on the brain. If that includes you, use the lessons I learned…

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How to Pair Wine with Summer Cookout Foods

July 15, 2016

Beer often plays nicely with nearly anything that comes off the grill. Wine, on the other hand, always seemed a bit more complicated to serve at a summer cookout. However, after talking to certified sommelier, Leslee Miller, owner of the wine consulting firm Amusée, I’m having second thoughts. And you might, too! Her tips make it…

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Tailgating Transformed

September 04, 2015

Nothing says tailgating like hotdogs and hamburgers on the portable grill, along with chili, nachos, and hot wings. Trouble is, “aside from the celery sticks served with the bleu cheese dip, many tailgate parties don’t include any vegetables,” says Karen Mayo, an integrative nutrition, health and lifestyle coach, and author of Mindful Eating. In other…

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Your Guide to Game-Day Beer Pairings

August 27, 2015

Whether you’re hosting a tailgate party or a homegate party for the big football game this fall, make it worthy of the highlight reel by pairing beers with your game-day fare. At the very least, you’ll keep guests (even those who put money on the losing team) in festive spirits while securing your place in…

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