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On May 22, one of New York’s most wonderful competitions went down at Webster Hall: The Speed Rack national tour. This competition was composed of the top female bartenders in the country, competing for breast cancer research. And the winner is…New York’s own Lacy Hawkins of NoMad Bar, who has now earned the title of Miss Speed Rack USA! Hawkins beat more than 200 female bartenders during regionals, held in eight different major cities and ending in New York, for the coveted title. Finals at Webster...
Trinidadian Workshop with Dolly There’s something immensely gratifying about spending the day in someone’s cozy, aromatic home preparing a meal. N.Y.C. organization The League of Kitchens (leagueofkitchens.com) takes that experience one step further by offering intimate cooking workshops ($95 to $149) taught by phenomenal female home cooks from around the world—including places like Bangladesh, Japan, Trinidad, and Uzbekistan—in their very own kitchens. “Combining the elements of cuisine, culture, and experiential learning makes for a powerful process,” says instructor Mirta Rinaldi, who moved from Argentina to the...
Our favorite way to beat the heat is with a steady stream of popsicles, which means having a freezer full of them throughout the summer. So we tapped La Newyorkina’s Fany Gerson (lanewyorkina.com), the queen of sweet Mexican treats, for her favorite DIY paletas—ice pops that let simple ingredients and fruity flavors shine. Put watermelon on cool-down duty, or get the party started with her boozy orange version below. All you need are all-in-one molds, shot glasses, or disposable cups; and some Popsicle sticks. Paletas de...
Summertime is so close you can almost taste it! Juicy and sweet, just like the fresh fruit that will soon tempt us from farmer's market stalls, our CSA hauls, and berry picking day trips with our gal pals! Is there anything better than sinking your teeth into a nice, healthy piece of fruit in the very field it was grown in?? Uh, YES THERE IS: You could drown that fruit in a pitcher of wine and pour some sugar over it. That, my friends, is the best way to eat...
New York BUSTies:  what if I told you there was a way for you to donate to breast cancer charities while sippin' on cocktails made by some of the fastest —and best— lady bartenders from all across the country?  You'd be like "Aw HELL YEAH," right?  Well, lick your lips and prepare to say just that, because Speed Rack Season 5 National Finals is coming to Webster Hall this Sunday evening! WTF is Speed Rack?  Well, in this season, almost 200 bartenders from 8 major cocktail metropolises (Chicago, New York,...
Do you consider yourself a foodie? Do you hate the term foodie but love luxuriating in gourmet local goodness? Do you prefer your truffles hand made? Your meats dry cured? If you’re the kind of person who tactfully searches Yelp looking for authentic cuisine, look no further. You can find all these lovely vendors at BUST’s Spring Craftacular on Saturday April 23rd in Brooklyn! 1. Wake up! Sail Away Coffee Co. has some of the most robust coffee you’ll ever experience. With nitro cold brew on...
What do we hate? Body shaming.What do we love? Sexy photo shoots with a cheeky sense of humor and lots and LOTS of potato chips! British model and Aerie brand representative Iskra Lawrence posted a screen grab of a nasty comment to her Facebook page. This troll left a comment on her Instagram, blaming her for ruining the British health care system by eating too many potato chips. Or something? Yeah, it didn’t make a lot of sense to me, either. Lawrence chose to fight the hate in...
  Brace yourselves, you’re about to witness some too-hot-for-Instagram frosting action! Apparently THIS CAKE looked so much like a tit, it violated Instagram's terms of use.  THIS CAKE: image via Jennifer Moseley on InstagramJennifer Moseley, Executive Pastry Chef at The Modern Pantry in London, baked a traditional Simnel cake for Easter and unintentionally whipped up heaps of trouble for her mom. The Simnel cake dates back to medieval times, according to Wikipedia, and is a fruit cake decorated with eleven or twelve dollops of marzipan to represent the...
EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING. There’s a youtube channel solely dedicated to cooking miniature food, with miniature appliances. Yes, this exists. And it's going to change your life. Forever. So hypnotizing, so magical, so weirdly satisfying.   1. Just when I thought my love for donuts couldn't get any deeper...  2. Cutest. Cookies. Ever.  3. Because you're worth all this ridiculous effort.  4. Are you kidding me with the mini bacon? Omg.   5. Baby pizzas make my heart sing.   Images via Facebook / MiMine Mini  More from BUST: These Photoshop Fails Are Actually Photoshop...

Photo by Emily Kate Roemer This classic sandwich makes for the most delicious melt down Is there anything better on a chilly day than a great grilled cheese sandwich? Simple, cheesy, gooey joy—one bite and all is right with the world. Here’s how to make the best grilled-cheese sandwich ever, plus tips on how to dress it up depending on your mood.  Classic Grilled CheeseServes 2 // Takes 10 minutes INGREDIENTS4 slices of white bread 4 slices of cheddar or American cheese* 1 plop of butter (or mayonnaise)Smidgen of salt (optional) DIRECTIONSGenerously...