Guides & How-To's
How to Check Your Brakes and What You’ll Need to Replace Them
It's important to make sure your brakes are always in good condition — they help stop your car, after all.
Your New Favorite Drinking Snack, the Smoked Oyster
Charleston's top seafood chef, Mike Lata, shares the recipe for his most popular dish.
How to Break In Your Climbing Shoes Without the Pain
Make your new rock climbing shoes more comfortable, faster, with a few easy steps.
Surf in the Morning, Snow in the Afternoon — Your Guide to the California Double
In search of California's breakers-to-slopes challenge.
Koreans Have Discovered a Cure for Hangovers — This Soup
Put down the coconut water and make haejangguk instead.
How to Prep Your Skis and Snowboards for Summer Storage
Don't just toss your gear in the garage. Store it properly to prolong its lifespan and improve its performance.
The Best Books, Movies and Podcasts for Meat Eaters
Level-headed resources raising the right questions to improve your meat-eater IQ.
For the Perfectly Charred Steak, Go Direct-to-Charcoal
Why the "Eisenhower steak" should be a backyard staple.
The Winter Survival Skill Every Outdoorsman Should Know: How to Build a Snow Shelter
The snow cave, tree pit and quinzee are three of the quickest, easiest and most comfortable (respectively) survival snow shelters that you can build in the backcountry.
A Recipe for Goulash, the Ultimate Throwback Comfort Food
Crafted Meat demystifies what we eat and where it comes from. This is how the book does goulash.
Chef Dominique Ansel, the Cronut King of New York, Plans Your Valentine’s Day Breakfast
Scrambling for V-Day ideas? Go with a homemade breakfast of Triple Chocolate Pancakes.
The Perfect Super Bowl Party Drink Is… Beer Punch?
How to make a high-brow beer cocktail, in a bowl, for you and all your friends this Sunday.
Sick of Irish Spring? Here’s How to Make Your Own (Better) Soap
A step-by-step guide and a custom recipe from an expert Brooklyn soap maker.
The Pro’s Guide to Brewing Better Pour-Over Coffee
Pour-over coffee is praised by coffee experts as the preferred method for brewing. Here's how to nail it at home.
How to Brew Siphon Coffee, American and Japanese Style
At the Blue Bottle Coffee Company, rare siphon brewers cover the walls — and get a lot of use.
Understanding the Finer Points of Coffee Bean Roasting
Scott Rao, an authority on coffee, explains how bean roasts affect flavor, body and caffeine content of a cup of coffee.
How to Make a Healthy and Meat-Free Stew from One of California’s Best Restaurants
Serve with grilled bread for a hearty, healthy, meat-free stew.
How to Make Nordic Honey-and-Beer-Braised Short Ribs
After a long day shoveling snow, this hearty meal is the perfect cure.