Food and Drink


Five business icons share how they flipped the switch on their careers—and how you can follow in their footsteps.

Suddenly, the headlines say breakfast is unnecessary. But everyone seems to have forgotten the most important nutrition rule: What works for the everyman doesn't always make sense for the athlete.

America’s favorite love-to-hate-it beer is no longer American

Plus a few other excellent things I learned at FUZE SW, a food conference you do not want to miss.

We put it through the ultimate test—including dragging it behind a car

Even eating is serious business in the Hall household.

Less pearls, more swine in Reebok's product line.

Want to boost your smoothie? These little powerhouses are packed with nutrients.

Crying babies, endless delays, and that one aggressive seat-kicker are almost inevitable travel companions. Doesn't mean you can't have a nice journey: savvy packing will keep you collected and calm. We can't promise the same for the new parents across the aisle.

The only tool you need to make dinner in the backcountry

There's a six-pack of cold ones waiting for you at base camp. The only problem? No bottle opener. Thankfully, we're here to help.

The animals are sturdy, low-maintenance, and their meat is more flavorful and has more protein than beef. Time to dig in.

Anheuser-Busch is flying a thousand people into Crested Butte, Colorado this weekend to film a star-studded, beer-drenched series of TV commercials. What could go wrong?

Yes, you can cook a steak on your engine. It's (mostly) safe and (mostly) easy, and it'll beat anything you can get at a drive-through.

Running drunk isn't a great idea—for a number of obvious reasons. Surprisingly, performance isn't one of them.

Adults-only, liquor-infused popsicles to celebrate the start of the school year

Yes, Napa needs your support now more than ever. But if the great wine shortage of 2014 comes to pass, buy from these emerging wine regions.

It's a long weekend, perfect for that family wilderness getaway you've been dreaming about.

You spoil your food with salt when you're dehydrated. So drink up before lighting up the grill.

Six new ways to power up without sacrificing taste

We combed through the coolest products at Outdoor Retailer 2014 to bring you these six items—all of which cost $35 or less.

The gentrification of cheap beer continues.

I thought that starchy foods aren't good for you—why do I keep reading about the health benefits of this certain type?

National park concessions are moving toward more sustainable foods, and that means tastier, greener meals for you.

Ernest Moniz talks to Outside about radioactive waste, SuperTrucks, dazzling solar arrays, southwestern breakfasts, and a trout stream that has to remain top secret.

Is the newest fitness beverage just another money grab, or is it actually getting to the heart of smart rehydration?

Nine health and grooming tools for maximum good clean fun

Booze from the only country in the world that measures its progress by Gross Domestic Happiness.

Yes, trouble is brewing in hipster paradise.

Plants have long been lauded for their health-promoting antioxidants. But recent research upends that thinking—broccoli is good for you precisely because it stresses your body.

Plus, celebrate the 30th anniversary of the marathoner's Olympic win by making her favorite oatmeal cookie recipe

The key to seeing the best of Iceland? Posting up in the middle of the action.

Ted King has a secret. The Tour de France cyclist believes maple syrup is a super fuel that's actually delicious, and he wants to bring the sweet elixir to a gel packet near you.

Creating a food journal to help you lose weight just got a helluva lot easier.

The Belgians have been brewing sour beer for centuries, and we're only just now starting to catch up. There are more sour ales in the United States than ever before, which means tastier—and more unique—beer for you.

Bet you didn’t think this would come up in your fitness regimen, but your esophagus needs love during training, too. Intense exercise can contribute to heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD), and there’s a good chance that ramping up your routine may be causing your symptoms, says…

It’s simple, really. Just buy decent tequila, go with Cointreau, and for God’s sake, get some fresh limes.

Track down some made-here-at-home gear to celebrate the USA in style.

What’s one thing college kids and health nuts apparently have in common? Butt chugging. And a total lack of common sense.

The sun's shining, the days are long, the crowds are hungry—is there any reason every meal shouldn't be prepared and enjoyed outdoors?

There's a new brand in town. Does its dehydrated food stack up to—or shrivel before—its rivals?

It’s such a culinary contradiction: the great gourmet food of New England is usually served on paper plates and eaten at picnic tables by grownups wearing plastic bibs. Yet there’s no denying that the tastiest lobster served in Maine invariably comes from laid back hole-in-the-wall food shacks that line the…

Craft beer, sweet gear—what's not to love?

Brew your own craft beer with the click of a mouse.

Unless your idea of a great pre-flight drink involves an ersatz Irish pub or a sports bar with 18 light beers on tap, then you likely agree that America’s airport bars tend to be serviceable at best. Not that there’s anything wrong with slamming a Coors before takeoff, but a…

A diverse diet doesn't necessarily mean a healthy diversity in intestinal bacteria. In fact, it may mean just the opposite.

What’s better than ice cream? It’s not a purely rhetorical question. The answer? Grown-up ice cream, spiked with wine, beer, and spirits. As the summer heat cranks to high, head to one of these regional ice cream spots for a shot of cool, creamy delight. Cayuga Lake Creamery Interlaken, New…

This may not be the answer you’re looking for, but it’s the truth: The most effective way to get back into shape (and stay that way) isn’t by just doing one magic move over and over. The good news? You may not have to work out more than or…

The world's oldest fermented beverage is back, and some creative brewers are making the modern version downright chalice-worthy

Some good foods contains natural SPF—and you should be eating more of them

Think breakfast helps kick-start metabolism and boosts weight loss? These are widely believed myths not supported by evidence, scientists say. But breakfast does deserve high marks for increasing physical activity.

A pair of chemists think they have an edge in the prestigious competition. Are they all wet?

If you’ve topped out on talking about a wine’s terroir and session ales, it’s time to tackle the next alcohol trend that’s gaining volume: craft distilling. The desire for authentic, handmade goods drove the craft-beer bonanza. Now the same ethic is sparking passions for locally made spirits such as gin,…

Vitamin B12 shots have been around for years, and they’re often marketed as a miracle cure for everything from fatigue to depression to those stubborn extra pounds you can’t shake. And while it’s true that a B12 deficiency can contribute to those things, there is…

Some full-grown athletes are turning to breast milk—yeah, you heard us—for an energy boost and protein push. If you're thinking there's something wrong with that, you're right.

No longer just a party drink quarantined to tiki bars and beach-themed bonfire bashes, artisanal Rum is making a serious comeback.

Athletes may win in the medal count, but they lose when it comes to dental hygiene. And this is more than a laughing manner.

So you’ve promised your significant other you’ll do something romantic this weekend. Trouble is, you still haven’t planned anything. But don’t worry: there’s a way to turn a regular walk in the woods into an amorous getaway. Just grab your favorite daypack, fill it with these five items, and pay…

Europe banned chemical-covered produce; should we follow suit?

I could care less about luggage-sorting robots or Facebook kiosks. But high-tech bells and whistles that actually elevate my hotel stay? Yes, please. Be sure to book the following forward-looking lodgings whose amenities go well beyond the usual gimmickry.  Stanford Court San Francisco Hotel | (Ted…

Resveratrol not the cure-all we thought it was.

A favorite beverage of many athletes, trainers, and nutritionists, juice made from tart or “sour” cherries (the kind you use to make cherry pie) has been shown to reduce inflammation and ease muscles soreness after strenuous workouts. But that’s not the only reason you might want to…

Tracing the origins of Connecticut’s Milk Ban

For years, an underground movement has claimed that the very food we eat—by virtue of the pesticides and herbicides we so commonly use—is poisoning us. Until now, they’ve been (at best) ignored and (more often than not) mocked. Suddenly though, it looks like the joke has been on us all along.

When you’re in Miami for 48 hours, you’re only limited by the amount of sleep you need to grab. This tropical city of long, crystalline beaches on the Atlantic Ocean can be a near-endless playground for outdoor sports on land and sea during the day—if you know where to…

Portland, Denver, San Francisco, Seattle, and Milwaukee might be the U.S.’s most widely acknowledged beer cities, but don’t discount the underdogs. Here are five unexpected brewery towns worth rooting for. Albuquerque, New Mexico Marble (Alejandro de la Cruz/Flickr) With two dozen breweries in this southwestern hub of…

Are we trolling here? Of course we are. But that’s not all we’re doing. As anyone who has ever downed a High Life in the shower knows, nude drinking is an excellent way to exercise free will while toasting our birthday-suited ancestors who drank fermented stag blood by moonlight. But…

Does Walmart's new organic foods venture pose a threat to Whole Foods?

Outside and Greenfield chew the fat about locally sourced food—and learning to grow and hunt your own.

And add the high-protein critters to your diet, if you can stomach them

Ah, lucky number seven: You’re referring, of course, to a recent British study in which people who ate the most fruit and vegetables on a daily basis (seven or more portions, as defined by the UK’s Department of Health portion sizes) had a 42 percent reduced risk…

Tough question. That’s like asking someone to choose between a Ferrari and Lamborghini (served on a bun). And to be fair, South Carolina should be added to the list—because their pork barbecue differs a bit from North Carolina’s, and enjoys the same cultlike following. As for which is…

Three years ago, it seemed like every fitness rag was hyping chocolate milk as the optimal recovery drink. It’s been in the fridge all along! We didn’t even know! The drink’s 4:1 ratio of carbs to protein, experts said, best promotes muscle repair and rebuilds energy stores after a…

"Booch" is fermented non-alcoholic tea. Can it become the party drink of a much healthier future?

Officially, there is no recommended diet or magic food to protect against osteoarthritis, a condition that affects nearly 27 million Americans 25 and older. (Women and obese people seem to be most affected, but previous joint injuries and repetitive use from sports may also increase your risk.) However, a…

Runner and national bestselling author Matthew Fitzgerald shares a pizza recipe for runners looking for a tasty boost.

Our April 2013 magazine makes a foray into the bizarre but edible—from insects to IPAs. But it's not all about the shock factor.

Coffee can supercharge your workout, save your liver, and fight depression. So go ahead and pour yourself a second cup.