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Healthy Baking Substitutions (Infographic)

One thing I could say, this is a brilliant idea! This is one of things everyone should be doing: substituting butter and sugar with some healthier ingredients. This healthy baking substitutions chart will help you bake healthier food. The source … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: John Toulze’s Corn Cakes

If you were to ask me for a restaurant recommendation in Sonoma, the first restaurant to come out of my mouth would be The Girl and The Fig. I still recall sitting in their outdoor area, next to a fire … Continue reading

8 Foods Banned In America

In addition to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s litany of food bans, America is sated with food laws, despite some not being enforced. Courtesy of Bon Appétit’s Sam Dean, here are 8 banned food items from the national level down … Continue reading

Summer Recipes: Cheryl Najafi’s Pulled Pork Tacos Recipe

This is a guest post from New York Times best-selling author Cheryl Najafi. She is the mastermind behind the party-centric You’re So Invited: Panic Less, Play More and Get Your Party On!. The book is a no-fuss home entertaining guide. … Continue reading

Quarter Pounder Recipe

You would think making a burger would be simple, yet it is not. Food and flavor scientists like Howard Moskowitz are tasked with perfecting flavor combinations to make them, well, simply irresistible. This leaves us mere humans battling to replicate … Continue reading

Drinkers Down Beer Twice as Fast in Fluted Glass

According to a study conducted by Dr. Angela Attwood and her associates from Bristol University’s school of experimental psychology, beer drinkers consume beer almost twice as fast from a curved glass rather than a conventional straight one. Attwood’s research interests … Continue reading

Stuff You Didn’t Know About Ice Cream (Infographic)

I know I already mentioned this. But really who doesn’t love ice cream? Even my toothless niece loves ice cream. Yes, I am pretty confident that everybody loves ice cream. But, how much do we really know about thing we … Continue reading

Future Food to be “Made From Lab-Created Chemicals”

This year’s meeting of the Euroscience Open Forum featured a workshop held by White House executive pastry chef Bill Yosses, who proclaimed to audience members how the food of the future will not actually contain real food, but various combinations … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Susie Singh’s Watermelon Steak au Poivre

There are very few things that immediately bring summer to mind more than watermelon.  Chef Susie Singh of Highpoint Bistro in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood tends to agree. When we asked her to share a summer recipe with us, … Continue reading

7 Tricks Used by Servers to Increase the Bill (and their Tips)

Writing from Paris, the Telegraph’s Henry Samuel claims French journalists have disclosed an impressive array of techniques used by Gallic waiters to boost their tips. The tricks were included in an article called “Seven serving tips to increase the bill”, … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Karen Fohrhaltz’s Lemon Shrimp Salad

It takes more than culinary talent to keep demanding New Yorkers sated and happy in the summer months. Leave it to Chef Karen Fohrhaltz to take good care of us. Chef Fohrhaltz is a New York institution. She started in the … Continue reading