'fall' on Serious Eats

Spiked Hot Cider: 5 Fun Variations to Make at Home

Every Saturday during the fall, the farmers' market in my neighborhood becomes an urban orchard, with countless varieties of apples spilling out of rickety crates. I always stop at the hot cider stand; something about the sharpness of the air and the cutting edge of wind turns warm apple cider into an antidote. The antidote becomes even more powerful with a splash of liquor. Here are five recipes to inspire a little boozy cider celebration. More

Ask a Sommelier: What to Drink With Chili

Fall is chill-in-the-air season, football season, tailgate season, and the season when we start craving belly-warming, slow-cooked food. That means we're eating a lot of chili these days, particularly the Food Lab's awesome 'Best Chili Ever'. But what's the best wine to drink with the best chili ever? We asked 13 sommeliers for their drink-pairing advice. More

4 Great Seasonal Coffees to Drink This Fall

As a fruit, coffee is fresher at certain times of the year. But keeping score can be hard. Between what's arriving to roasters now, countries with multiple harvest seasons, and the time it takes coffee to travel from its country of origin to the roaster, it can be hard to know what's freshest. We've rounded up a few autumn-appropriate coffees in season now that represent the cream of the current crop. More

Ask a Cicerone: Your Favorite Pumpkin Beer

Whether you're stocking up for a Halloween party or just looking for the perfect fall beer to pair with chili, you're likely to see quite a few pumpkin beers on the shelves of your local bottle shop. Which are the best of the bunch? We asked our group of experts to share their favorites. More

12 Ways to Use Maple Syrup in Cocktails

Real maple syrup is always delicious poured on a stack of pancakes, but come fall, we begin to feel the urge to include it in everything, including our drinks. Luckily, the stuff is great in cocktails, whether paired with spicy bitters or rich bourbon, roasted fruit or apple brandy. More

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