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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Wine Quote

Wine Quotes of the week. “Wine is bottled poetry.” You have only so many bottles in your life, never drink a bad one. – Len Evans “Wine … the true old man’s milk and restorative cordial.” “A bottle of good … Continue reading

Matsuri and Hiro Auctions

If you follow NYC restaurant news, you’ve probably heard that New York institutions Matsuri Restaurant and Hiro Ballroom at The Maritime Hotel will be closing. It has been announced that both venues will hold a live auction on Wednesday, April … Continue reading

Short Rib Recipe

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Hand-Held Espresso Machine For Your Car

The Handpresso Auto is a new portable, hand-held espresso machine that can be used in any vehicle with a cigarette lighter. To make espresso, the user plugs in the machine — shaped like a tumbler so it can fit into … Continue reading

Don’t want to cook for Passover 2012, Eat Here NYC!

New York celebrates its Jewish community; so do New York restaurants. I always look forward to Jewish holidays since restaurants pull out all stops to craft some truly inventive and delicious menus for the holidays. This Passover, I expect great … Continue reading

Where to Eat Easter 2012 in NYC

Easter is most associated (in the food sense) with Chocolate bunnies, peeps and colored eggs. I particularly like the culinary aspect of Easter. My family celebrated both Catholic Easter and Greek Easter (which meant twice the goodness). If you don’t … Continue reading

Study: Getting Tipsy Enhances Creativity

In a study published on ScienceDirect, a scientific database with more than 10 million journal articles, the effects of alcohol intoxication on creative problem solving were examined. On average, not only did those in the intoxicated study group solve more … Continue reading

Campo Viejo Color Me Uncorked

I get lots and lots of emails from PR companies. This one was worth sharing. Campo Viejo, Rioja’s largest wine producer, is holding a killer recipe contest with a great prize. Your mission, shall you choose to accept it is to create a … Continue reading

JD Bacon Coffin

People say they love bacon to death. This has led to some insane products being developed: Bacon Milkshakes Bacon “Lotion” Bacon Cologne (because every girl wants a man that smells like bacon) Bacon Everything! Or so we thought. Now people can … Continue reading

Pink Slime Maker Forced to Close All But One Plant

The social media uproar and an online petition that drew hundreds of thousands of supporters has forced Beef Products Inc., the maker of “Pink Slime”, to suspended operations at all but one plant. Beef Products will suspend operations at plants … Continue reading

Order Pizza Via One Push On A Refrigerator Magnet

A restaurant, Red Tomato Pizza, in Dubai, the port city in the United Arab Emirates on the Persian Gulf, has designed a refrigerator magnet that when pressed, automatically orders pizza for delivery. Reporting for Digital Trends, Mike Flacy explains that … Continue reading

Easy cassoulet

Antonio plays basketball every Saturday evening. I like to have a nice meal ready for him to help him replenish calories. This past Saturday, he asked for a cassoulet. I had never made one before, but I knew exactly who … Continue reading

Infographic: Why Go Vegetarian or Vegan?

I’m a carnivore, but this infographic got me thinking I should change my ways. I learned that on average vegans have the lowest cholesterol levels, AND are about 40% less likely to get cancer than people who eat meat. Will … Continue reading

NOOOOOO! Tacocopter – A hoax

There go my dreams of tacos delivered in the coolest way possible (I think only ninja delivery would be cooler). I had a feeling it was too good to be true. The news was leaked by wired just a bit ago. … Continue reading

Eating Chocolate 5 Days A Week May Make You Thinner

Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, at the University of California, wrote in a letter published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, claiming those who ate chocolate about five times a week had a body mass index one point lower than those … Continue reading

Pick Up Lenny Kravitz (Sushi) in NYC

First we had George Clooney Tequila, now another incredibly attractive celeb is making mouths water in the culinary world. Lenny Kravitz has designed the NYC Box: Raw Like New York, a 32-piece sushi collection exclusively for Sushi Shop. Bruno Calvo, President of the … Continue reading

Ever Wonder Why Some Eggs Are Brown?

No matter the color, eggs are inexpensive, high in protein, and contain only 70-80 calories each. As Blanca has pointed out, egg yolks — while feared for high cholesterol levels — should be revered for their richness in minerals, vitamins … Continue reading


UPDATE: TACOCOPTER ONLY A CONCEPT. We love robots. Robots are cool. You know what’s cooler? Robots that function as helicopters that deliver tacos to you. Rumor is this service is now brought to you by Tacopter. Sadly, these guys are … Continue reading

Chicken N’ Waffles Syrup

I could not believe it when I heard about it, so I went directly to the source. Torani, the Italian syrup company that has been around since 1925 and is seen in bars and coffee shops around the country has … Continue reading

Chops & Hops Makes Light of Domestic Violence

Guess Chops & Hops was not paying attention to the Belvedere faux pas that just occurred. They had the chops to create a new dish called the caribbean black and bleu sandwich. What is so special about this Sandwich? It’s not … Continue reading

Your Guide to Food Safety (Infographic)

Keeping your food safe is not an easy job. We always want clean and safe food, so we seek advice and solutions to keep them appetizing for as long as possible. These are some ways to keep food safe. Source: … Continue reading

Favorite Blogger of the Week: Michelle Hooton

Foodies get to know your fellow foodies! Every week, we will be highlighting some of the most interesting and active members of our community on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus to help you interact with other foodies. This week’s FriendsEAT’s Favorite is Michelle Hooton of … Continue reading

Restaurants Most-Targeted For Stolen Credit Card Information

Slate reminds readers that for at least 10 years, organized crime groups from all parts of the world, especially Eastern Europe, have been refining skills to capture credit card and bank account numbers. Of particular concern to foodies is that … Continue reading

The History Of Merlot By Gundlach Bundschu Winery

I LOVE WINE. All wine (except for white zinfandel; it’s tainted the zinfandel name and I think I can never forgive it for this). I think I may have fallen in love with Gundlach Bundschu Winery without having tasted their wines. … Continue reading

Judge Orders FDA to Remove Antibiotics From Animal Feed

Last week a federal judge ordered the FDA to withdraw approval for the use of common antibiotics in animal feed because of fears that overuse is endangering human health by creating antibiotic-resistant “superbugs”. U.S. Magistrate Judge Theodore Katz ruled that … Continue reading

Belvedere Vodka’s Advertising Faux Pas

I’m as liberal as liberal gets, but even I have to agree that whoever thought up this advertisement for Belvedere Vodka was not thinking of the consequences. The ad is redolent of sexual violence. The text makes allusions to oral … Continue reading

Daniel Boulud Celebrates His Birthday

Today is Chef Daniel Boulud’s 57th birthday.He is not only an incredible chef, he is a celebrity, entrepreneur, and all around nice guy. As such, he celebrates his birthday in style. A few (150) lucky (affluent people – individual tickets cost … Continue reading

Infographic: GE Foods at a Glance

It has been on a hot plate these past few years, the never ending issue about Genetically Engineered Food. Most people barely knew what GMO certainly is, all we can say is that is it harmful. Lying skin deep is what still unknown to many. Let this simple infographic guide you. Source: … Continue reading

Food Quotes

Food quotes of the week. Hunger is the best sauce in the world.  ~ Cervantes Never work before breakfast; if you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first.  ~ Josh Billings I like cappuccino, actually. But even a … Continue reading

Tim Ferriss Hyper-Decants Wine

If you are not familiar with Tim Ferriss, you should be. He is the Author of the 4 Hour Work Week (Read the book…I’m still working way more than 40 hours weekly), the 4-Hour Body and now the 4-Hour Chef. … Continue reading

NY French Restaurant Week 2012

I am a Francophile. I have been obsessed with all things French since I was a little girl. This is my first summer not heading to France (I will miss you salicorne). Luckily, MPB Agency is bringing France to me.  From July … Continue reading

Gwyneth Paltrow Resolves Cookbook Dispute Once & For All

All the blog buzz surrounding criticism that Gwyneth Paltrow employed a ghostwriter on her 2011 cookbook, My Father’s Daughter, and Paltrow’s subsequent vehement denial, boils down to a comment by Julia Moskin, a New York Times reporter for the Dining … Continue reading

The Art and Science of S’mores (Infographic)

Campers or not, we all loved this little snack. I always thought that making such a one is as easy as eating them, but after seeing this, I changed my mind. I have never met such funny and cool Infographic as this one. Share … Continue reading

Interview with Chris Kerston of Chaffin Family Orchards

Loving food is a complicated thing.  The amount of research that has to be done in order to eat sustainably, humanely and in a healthy (yet affordable) manner is overwhelming. This is why I love organizations such as Chaffin Family … Continue reading

Another Chinese Food Scandal: Diseased Ducks

China continues to struggle with food safety scandals. Huaying Agricultural, a prominent Chinese poultry company doing business as the “World’s Duck King”, terminated four employees suspected of selling diseased ducks. Media reports indicate consumers were supplied with ducks that died … Continue reading

Samuel Glazer (Mr. Coffee) Has Passed Away

Although I am Colombian, I am not a coffee drinker. I was saddened when I read in the NY Times that Samuel Glazer passed away well over a week ago from Leukemia complications. Glazer revolutionized the coffee industry by giving … Continue reading

Pizza Around The World: The Amazing Statistics [Infographic]

Like most of you, I crave pizza most of my life. Movie night, girl friends hang-out, family gathering, birthdays – most of the occasion I have pizza with me. My favorite toppings? Nah don’t ask, cause I can’t choose which … Continue reading

Get Drunk on George Clooney

You will soon be able to get drunk on this tall drink of water. George Clooney has decided to get into the tequila market. Casamigos Tequila, takes after the name of the homes of Clooney and Rande Gerber (Cindy Crawford’s … Continue reading

A Line Cook’s View On “The Fame Racket” & Selling Out

When it involves cooking, Richie Nakano, San Francisco chef, line cook, and blogger, believes he is part of something wholesome and salubrious. Richie describes his cooking interest as a strange mix of punk ethos and military discipline — a savage … Continue reading