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Beards, Booze, and Bacon

Jun 28, 2018

We are live on location in Portland, Oregon at Reverend Nat's Hard Cider this week! Reverend Nat himself, fills us in on the origin of his Cidery (we discuss the proper terminology, as well) and what he experimented with in the beginning. Ciders have also long ago branched out from just using apples, to a number of...


Jun 21, 2018

Our guest today is Top Chef veteran and author of The Chef and The Slow Cooker, Hugh Acheson! We discuss everything from Hugh's first restaurant, to his love of slowcooking, to what styles of cooking he is most interested in exploring currently. We also discuss Athens, GA, the subject of The Manual Awards 2018....


Jun 14, 2018

Katherine Cole is a renowned wine expert, radio host, and author of several books on the subject of wine. Her wonderful book How To Fake Your Way Through A Wine List provides the impetus for our questions today. What are some key terms you can use when asking about wine? Should you take a risk on that random bottle, or...


Jun 7, 2018

Road Tripping season is upon us and The Manual has got you covered with articles on everything associated with it. We'll cover the essentials you have to bring along, what you should definitely plan for ahead of time, the best kind of road trips and even the best playlist for it. Rick Stella of Digital Trends joins us,...