How To Eat Thanksgiving Dinner: A Strategy Guide

How does one eat a Thanksgiving meal? On its face this might seem like a ridiculous question, and also everywhere else too. I mean, who doesn't know how to eat? (Excepting the British, of course.) Thanksgiving is marked, more than anything else, by its abundance of tasty foodstuffs; practically speaking, it is a… » 11/27/14 2:30pm 11/27/14 2:30pm

How To Watch Cars Throw Rocks In Your Face: The Art Of Rally Prep​

Do you like standing in the woods while very loud Subarus throw rocks in your face? Hell yes you do! Here's how to prepare, from how to eat (bring a grill) to how to drive (you'll need a few maps). This guy's been at rallies since he was a kid working long-distance races in the Dubai desert, so listen to his advice. … » 6/02/14 2:49pm 6/02/14 2:49pm

How To Cook A Pork Shoulder On The Grill: A Good Day's Work, For Once

A truth of the modern workplace is that you do a lot of tedious bullshit—meetings and reports and conference calls, spreadsheets and data entry and friggin' change-controls, office politicking and ass-kissing and -covering, long hours and long commutes and long/haggard/grey faces and exhaustion—for the production of… » 6/01/14 12:42am 6/01/14 12:42am

How To Cook And Eat Whole Shrimp (Yes, Even Their Heads)

Generally speaking, we like shrimp. Your local supermarket testifies to this: Multiple sizes of shrimp of various provenance on display at the seafood counter; shrimp prepared and flash-frozen in wild variety (OK, maybe not wild variety, but anyway Captain Gorton breads them at least a couple of different ways) over… » 5/10/14 3:21pm 5/10/14 3:21pm

How To Make Chili Oil, AKA Liquid Fun

The problem with condiments is that even if they're theoretically intended to enhance or complement the flavors of a given dish, too often they just swamp those other flavors instead. Take, for example, ketchup, the iconic condiment: It doesn't taste bad (and anyone who tells you it does is more interested in claiming… » 5/03/14 1:17pm 5/03/14 1:17pm