Jefferson Graham USA TODAY Published 9:58 AM EST Jan 26, 2019 Wait a minute, $51 a month to subscribe to Hulu's cable TV alternative service? That's the new $6-a-month increase the Disney/Comcast/AT&T-owned service told customers about this week for its ad-free, top tier of service. Not that the ad-supported version is immune. That's going up $5 to $45 a month. This comes just shortly after Netflix raised its rates for 2019, although not as dramatically as Hulu, averaging around $2 more monthly. Or put annually, that's $72 more for Hulu and $24 more for Netflix. (More on the fine print of streaming rates in a second.) So is cutting the cord still a better deal than cable? Is now the time to go back? Not if you like paying more money. The two largest cable companies, Comcast and Charter Spectrum, both quietly jacked up their rates as well at the end of 2018, and more substantially. Spectrum's new rates, reports the Verge, will add $100 yearly to the current cost of … [Read more...] about Is streaming still cheaper than cable, even with price hikes from Netflix?
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Beef bourguignon, coq au vin, Lancashire hot pot, Hungarian goulash, vegan chilli, or – my personal favourite – sausage stew: a good casserole dish is a meal ticket for a lifetime supply of hearty one-pot meals. Prep them, bung them in the oven, and serve them hot and bubbling to widespread fanfare. Then freeze the leftovers for a rainy day. Easy. But which casserole dish is the best? Does the ubiquitous – and undeniably handsome – Le Creuset reign supreme in terms of quality and durability? It's an important question because, when it comes to casserole pots, the best will last for (almost) ever. Buy wisely and you should have your dish for life. One of the useful things I've found while testing and reviewing casserole dishes is that the market is actually much more straightforward than it seems. People ask online whether they should be looking at casserole dishes, Dutch ovens, cocottes, coquelles – but … [Read more...] about The best casserole dishes for delicious soups, stews, and pot roasts
Back in the 70s and 80s, Secret Service understands that The Golden Pheasant in Shelton Lock was known as one of Derby's best restaurants. In recent years, it was a Hungry Horse pub and was cheap and cheerful, offering passable if unspectacular pub grub. House of Darwin clearly wants to fly higher that The Golden Pheasant. Gone was the bright decor, replaced with exposed brickwork and wooden beams. A significant sum has been spent on the refurbishment. After getting a couple of glasses of wine and setting up a tab at the bar we were shown to our seats. Our drinks were ferried to our table for us on a tray. We probably could have managed but full marks for effort from the front-of-house team. It's probably only Darley's and Masa where you get that sort of service in Derby. But the prices at House of Darwin are very different. Even on a Friday evening you can get three courses for £20. Pricier than a Hungry Horse pub but not by that much. And the food really was in a different … [Read more...] about Secret Service reviews House of Darwin which replaced The Golden Pheasant
Cassidy Olsen USA TODAY Published 9:38 AM EDT Nov 2, 2018 — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives. For too long, “kitchen gifts” have referred to kitschy, single-use products (think novelty aprons, egg cookers) that are more likely to get stuck inside some drawer than proudly displayed and used day after day. Even the most well-intentioned gift givers tend to draw a blank when it comes to the kitchen and succumb to the lure of plastic gadgets and funny mugs. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that way. To help you gift smarter and better, we’ve rounded up the best kitchen gifts of the year that people actually want and love. Whether you’re shopping for an experienced chef or someone who uses their oven to … [Read more...] about The 20 best kitchen gifts of 2018
Ichigo ichie - there is no direct translation, but the words mean creating a moment that can never be repeated - is set to become a true destination restaurant for Cork, something that the city has been lacking until now. "I am so excited," says Takashi, in a coffee shop around the corner from the construction site in the former Fenn's Quay on Sheares Street. "This is the culmination of years striving for perfection - training, learning, exploring, experimenting, re-evaluating, and coming up with the perfect taste sensation menu. I have obsessed about opening these doors and sharing my vision for years." Takashi's is a name that will already be familiar to anyone interested in food in Ireland, thanks to his tiny Miyazaki restaurant on Evergreen Street, also in Cork's city centre, which opened in 2015. Located in a former Chinese takeaway, Miyazaki has been gradually building a reputation for exquisite Japanese food that has garnered Takashi a legion of fans including Ross Lewis of … [Read more...] about ‘I have obsessed about opening these doors for years’