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Friday, July 18th
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Highly Alcoholic, Highly Worthwhile

American Absinthe: A Misunderstood Spirit Arrives Stateside

After years of global vilification and false stigma, absinthe is making a comeback. We tasted six new American versions.

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Recipe: Duck Confit Salad

Preparing duck confit is a quick way to tell everyone you know your way around the kitchen, and an even quicker way to put on a few pounds. It was developed by the French, and mastered by Chef Peter Droste. Here is his take on the classic cooking style.

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Home cooking gets an upgrade

Inside the New American Supper Club

By J. TRAVIS SMITH
Photo by ANNIE MALARKEY

Underground supper clubs, where strangers eat home-cooked meals made by professional chefs, are spreading throughout America. Gear Patrol sat down at one in Brooklyn, New York to see firsthand where the trend’s headed.

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Don’t Lose Your Edge

Sharpen a Chef’s Knife in Five Steps

Josh Donald, co-proprietor of Bernal Cutlery in San Francisco, gives a lesson in Japanese whetstone sharpening.

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Burgeoning Seattle Chef and Restaurateur

30 Minutes With: Ethan Stowell

From catering obscurity to acclaimed chef, Seattle native Ethan Stowell is living his dream. As the chef and owner of nine Italian-inspired restaurants, a pizzeria, wine cellar and more, he’s taking over this northwestern city.

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Weapon of Choice

Prime Cut: 6 Best Chef’s Knives

Planning to do battle…with a pork loin? Arm yourself with a top-shelf chef’s knife. These six are among the best available at a variety of price ranges.

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Drink Pink

A Learned Man’s Guide to Rose

From the Archives: Rosé season is upon us, and while we generally advocate for consumption of pink wine year round, the same warm weather that begs for draping oneself in white linen and opening too many shirt buttons demands the freshness of a crisp, vibrant rosé. Here are our ten favorites.

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Today in Gear: July 18, 2014

Today in Gear: A storage solution for your devices, a smartphone operated door lock, an Arrested Development writer’s new book and more.

Thursday, July 17th
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Once Left for dead, a five-time Ironman winner returns to form

Jordan Rapp: Another Day at the Office

Pro triathlete Jordan Rapp is a poster boy for endurance — and not just because he’s won five Ironmans, two Leadman Epic 250s and the 2011 ITU Long Distance World Championships. The more remarkable feat is that all but two of those victories came following a near-fatal hit-and-run accident.

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Electricity: your new workout partner

Tested: Marc Pro Muscle Conditioning Device

We see if the Marc Pro, a muscle conditioning tool meant for improving athletic performance and hastening recovery, is the real deal.

Special Report
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Four days in Aspen and a lingering question

Can a Man Achieve Mindfulness at a Roving Yoga Festival?

By MATT MINICH
Photo by WANDERLUST

Ever wonder what happens at a yoga festival? GP dispatched a correspondent — and true yoga novice — on a four-day trip to find out.

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New Gear and Stories, Fresh from the Farm

This Week in Sports and Outdoors: July 17, 2014

This Week in Sports and Outdoors: A bike crash mystery, an app for mountain athletes, a boxing business primer, and more.

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Street Smarts

Every Mile Accounted For: The 5 Best Bike Computers

Turn your bike into the ultimate machine for exercise, travel and competition with these five computers.

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Tubeless, aero, go

Tested: Bontrager Aura 5 TLR

From the Archives: As the English proverb ran in the 16th century, “A man can not have his cake and eat his cake,” meaning that one cannot both possess cake and eat cake, simultaneously. The cake paradox may be a source of chagrin across the pond, but here in America we’re able purchase cake, eat cake, and often have abundant leftovers to tuck away in the freezer and unpack for a marathon of The West Wing. This all becomes quite obvious with a ride on the Bontrager Aura 5 TLR wheelset.

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Today in Gear: July 17, 2014

Today in Gear: 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster, HRE Wheels’ fresh new RSI series, a Nixeus mechanical keyboard, black and white bedding from Crane & Canopy and Nike Golf’s app.