Additional Articles/Posts by Alexis Korman

  • 10 Crazy Facts About “The Most Interesting Man in the World"
    You’d be hard-pressed to find a more iconic beer commercial than the one starring Jonathan Goldsmith, who has arm wrestled Fidel Castro, taken a speedboat with Miss Universe, and freed a grizzly bear from a trap — and those are just the tales...

  • Flatbread Around the World: Indian Naan
    This Southeast Asian staple is gaining shelf space in North American supermarkets—and what’s not to love? Fluffy, leavened naan was first recorded being served to royals at the Imperial Court in Delhi as far back as 1300 A.D.  Whether...

  • Flatbread Around the World: French Pissaladière
    Forget the cronut: The pissaladière is a focaccia-pizza hybrid that has been enchanting foodies in Provence for years (and you won’t find around-the-block lines to taste one). Thicker than classical Italian pizza, this flatbread is almost...

  • Flatbread Around the World: Indian Roti
    It may look similar to the hardworking tortilla, but this unleavened bread from India is typically  made on a traditional griddle called a tava, and baked until it’s very thin. Where poufy, doughy naan is rarely eaten on a daily basis in...

  • Flatbread Around the World: Greek Pita
    Western civilization can thank ancient Greece for so many wonderful facets of modern society, like democracy, theatre and… pita. The undisputed champion of flatbread is, par excellence, the pita — baked at high temperatures (sometimes topping...

  • 11 Incredible Flatbreads From Around the World
    Forget your forks! From time immemorial, flatbreads have been the way to sop up sauce, roll up wraps or dab on dips — proving that it’s truly fine (not to mention delicious) to eat with your hands. From fatir, which can trace its roots to...

  • 14 Must-Try Decadent Cakes from Around the World
    No matter how you slice it, people crave cakes. Whether they’re served during Chinese New Year or at personal celebrations, like weddings, birthdays or christenings, desserts tend to take on symbolic meanings around the world, but most often cakes...

  • What to Eat at the U.S. Masters
    There’s no debating it: The Masters Tournament, held at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., is as elite an event as any other held in America. It’s where the best of the best in the golf world come to compete during the first week...

  • 6 Hot Dishes and Drinks from the Cancun-Riviera
    Think Cancun is all tequila shots and tacos, crammed with spring breakers looking to party? Upscale restaurants and resorts from Cancun to Tulum, and throughout the gorgeous Mayan Riviera on Mexico’s eastern coast are fighting to change that...

  • 10 Outrageous New Year’s Celebrations
    It’s perhaps the one night a year when every city around the world decides to throw an all-out party: New Year’s Eve. But while some revelers pop the bubbly in front of the TV and wait for the ball to drop over Times Square (and, we hope,...

  • From Paris to Cognac in 10 Sips
    Some might call it a strange business: Imagine painstakingly crafting a spirit today that might not make it to the glass for 100 years or more, yet that’s the cognac industry in a nutshell. This sense of delayed gratification — of obsession...

  • Top 6 Cutting-Edge Cocktails Spotted at Tales of the Cocktail
    Tales of the Cocktail — the annual cocktail conference held in New Orleans each July — is always fertile ground for innovative libation creation. This year was no exception: Headquartered at the Hotel Monteleone in the French Quarter (but with...

  • Where to Drink During Tales of the Cocktail
    Cocktails and New Orleans go together like Cajun bites and Sno-balls. It’s no secret that New Orleans may just be home to the most burgeoning cocktail scene in, dare we say, the country (no offense, New Yorkers), so it only makes sense that New...

  • Trekking the American Whiskey Trail
    A sign near the Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Ky., reads "Bourbon Lovers, Welcome to Paradise." It’s an apt description for those making the pilgrimage to any number of sites on the American Whiskey Trail.   ...

  • Wine Icon Would Have Been 100, Family Celebrates with Ice Cream
    Who doesn’t like wine — and ice cream — on his or her birthday? In honor of what would have been Robert Mondavi’s 100th birthday, make this lemon verbena ice cream, complete with a wine pairing, from the Robert Mondavi Winery. June...

  • 7 Wines From Celebrity Chefs
    Sure, celebrity chefs can put their stamp on just about any product these days — look at Michael Symon shilling for Lay’s or Lorena Garcia working for Taco Bell — but should the fine art of winemaking be off limits?  Click here for...

  • Texas Tipples: The Hottest 6 Drinks From the Lone Star State
    The SXSW festival is almost all grown up, celebrating 20 years of music, art, and tech innovations this week in the funkiest town in Texas. So with all eyes on Austin from March 8 to 17, we wondered what tipples they’re drinking deep in the heart of...

  • The Mardi Gras Survival Guide
    Misconceptions about Mardi Gras in New Orleans abound: All the action’s on one day! (Actually, floats have been rolling since the end of January.) Everyone’s half-naked! (Nope, it’s usually just the tourists in the French Quarter who...

  • Super Bowl Survival Guide: New Orleans
    The most anticipated night in football is nearly upon us, and an estimated 100,000 to 125,000 visitors will descend upon the Crescent City in time for Super Bowl XLVII. This year marks the 10th time New Orleans has played host to the big game, but 2013...

  • Where to Watch the Super Bowl in New Orleans
    Don’t have a ticket to watch the Super Bowl inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans? With seats nearly impossible to get — and those that are available upward of $2,000 — it’s no surprise the Crescent City’s bars...

  • How to Tailgate — New Orleans Style
    In 1996, Joe Cahn sold the New Orleans School of Cooking, bought a motor home, and hit the road to explore more than 500 tailgating parties across the United States.  Learn how to tailgate New Orleans style with these great tips!  And with this...

  • Top 5 Most Bizarre Places to Find Booze
    Sure, you hit your neighborhood bar for a cocktail or a nearby wine shop to purchase some vino — but who knew you could fill up your gas tank and a growler of craft beer at the same time in South Carolina, score an alcoholic beverage at a hair salon...

  • Cherry Bomb: The Newest Cherry Spirits and Cocktails
    Sure, sugary, flavored vodkas have been all the rage in spirits this year — consider the toothache-promoting, shame-inducing best-sellers like cotton candy and whipped cream — but liquor producers across the spirits spectrum seem to be turning...

  • 9 Restaurants Where It's Expensive to BYOB
    So you want to dine out — and bring your own bottle of wine. Sounds simple enough, right? Yet, in order to BYOB at some of the best restaurants in the country, and particularly in cities like New York, you had better be prepared to tack on a...

  • 9 Unique Spiced Cocktails
    [slideshow:42619] It seems man has always gone wild for spicy stuff: The ancient Egyptians used spices as early as 3000 B.C. for embalming, the Romans were ransomed by the Visigoths in the fifth century for peppercorns, and spices incited a war between...

  • World's 10 Weirdest Spirits
    Has the spirits scene spiraled out of control? With modern mixologists slinging everything-but-the-kitchen-sink cocktails at top bars in the U.S., the hunt for the next hot trend in liquor has created some—well—frankly bizarre booze of late....

  • World's 10 Weirdest Spirits
    Has the spirits scene spiraled out of control? With modern mixologists slinging everything-but-the-kitchen-sink cocktails at top bars in the U.S., the hunt for the next hot trend in liquor has created some—well—frankly bizarre booze of late....

  • World's 10 Weirdest Spirits
    An alcoholic yogurt liqueur, a bitter apéritif made from artichokes... how about a concoction featuring wood chips steeped in liquor that is touted as "Dominican Viagra"? It would be difficult to hear about such spirits and not wonder...