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20 Kitchen Gift Ideas For The Holidays

Considering it’s that gift giving time of the year, we decided to assemble a list of gift ideas for the kitchen, because after all, during the holidays, it’s all about giving! I reviewed hundreds of items and made 20 selections. … Continue reading

Top 10 Most Popular Restaurants for Cheating Spouses

The website Ashley Madison, the so-called famous name in infidelity, is an online dating service and social network that markets to people who are already in a relationship. Ashley Madison surveyed 42,890 of their members in major American cities to … Continue reading

Fall Recipes: Gena Knox’s Pecan Sandies

I first met Gena at the Fancy Food Show. She was vibrant, fun, and obviously knew her stuff. When I met her, she was just getting her new business, Fire & Flavor started. She has built it into a well respected … Continue reading

“Speed-Scratch Cooking” Turns Expired Food Into Affordable Meals

Based on a recent report issued by Harvard and the National Resources Defense Council, billions of pounds of food is thrown away every year due the muddiness inherent in current food expiration date labeling practices, which are sorely in need … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipes: Chef Austin Perkins’ Goat Meatballs

Growing up in the West Marin Coast inculcated a love of fresh farm produce in Petaluma native, Chef Austin Perkins. He now brings this love of fresh & natural to Nick’s Cove, Oyster Bar & Cottages.  There, Perkins crafts seasonal, sustainable … Continue reading

18 Countries More Obsessed With Food and Drink Than The U.S.

America has the fattest population of any industrialized nation, with two-thirds being overweight and one-third fully obese. And yet Americans spend far less of their income on food compared to many other developed countries. (Source) Writing for The Huffington Post, … Continue reading

Top 10 Worst American Cities For Foodies

The Movoto blog, an extension of Movoto Real Estate, typically supplies readers with real estate related stories and trends along with a tongue-in-cheek back-beat narrative. The blog writers recently put together a list of cities they claim will leave a … Continue reading

5 Unbelievably Vegan Foods

Living off a strict vegetarian diet is no rocket science to most vegans. But for those who have no 24/7 access to organic produce, they find refuge in processed food. And that’s one cause of dilemma for most vegans. Understanding … Continue reading

Study: Ethnic Breakdown of Fast-Food Eaters

Placed, a location analytics firm, claims to provide one of the most comprehensive views into U.S. consumers’ relationship with fast food and fast casual restaurants including analysis of the top brands, demographic trends and competitor customer profiles. Placed Chief Executive … Continue reading

Best Butter Taste Test (Cheap Vs. Expensive)

Huffington Post editors recently decided to conduct a best butter taste test. They blind tasted four butters of varying price points and qualities available at the grocery store. Their tasters gravitated towards a more expensive butter over the cheaper ones, … Continue reading

McDonald’s Arch Deluxe Recipe

How to make a McDonald’s Arch Deluxe Continue reading

Is Culinary School Worth It?

Mary Risley has been teaching cooking for almost 40 years in San Francisco. She opened Tante Marie’s Cooking School in 1979, and although Risley no longer teaches at her school, she supervises the school’s 10 chefs and cooking teachers. Risley … Continue reading

McRib Sandwich Recipe

The McRib® is one of the most coveted sandwiches at McDonald’s. It only makes special appearances from time to time and is a huge source of PR for the Golden Arches. If you’ve never had a Mc Rib, maybe you … 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

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: Alex Tishman’s King Salmon with Young Vegetables and Washington Hazelnut

Chef Tishman leads Big City Chefs‘ San Francisco Bay Area team of private chefs. Chef Alex has a passion for fresh seasonal fare, incredible skill in avant-garde culinary trends, and a style that makes him a client favorite. He graduated … Continue reading

It’s Not Often You Get Carded Buying Beer-Flavored Ice Cream

Frozen Pints, an Atlanta manufacturer, sells seven beer ice creams with more than 0.5 percent alcohol by volume, which in Georgia is considered an alcoholic product and can be sold only to people of legal drinking age. Frozen Pints has … Continue reading

Company Creates Horsemeat Ice Cream

According to an EU-funded research media center, the Brussels funded projects “Prospare” and “Rosano” have invented a method of creating “enriched” ice-cream, fortified with “disused” animal products which are normally thrown away by the meat industry as being unfit for … Continue reading

Chef Summer Recipes: Tung Ngo’s Summer Pineapple Sandwich

Nom Nom Burger’s Owner Tung Ngo Shares his Summer Pineapple Sandwich Recipe Continue reading

Did Coca-Cola Steal Their Formula Over 100 Years Ago?

Nuez de Kola Coca developed in Aielo de Malferit, a small Spanish town may have been the original Coca Cola. Continue reading

6 New Ben & Jerry’s Flavors Inspired by Book Themes

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield grew up in Merrick, Long Island. They first met in junior high school, where they began a lasting friendship. Jerry finished college but couldn’t get into any med schools; Ben got into several colleges but … Continue reading

Toxic Sweetener Aspartame Changes Name to AminoSweet

Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. According to Dr. Mercola, an osteopathic physician and leading health advocate, Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to … Continue reading

Updated 2013 “Dirty Dozen” List

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) 2013 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce. Continue reading

Durian is Deadly – NOT!

“Smells like hell but tastes like heaven” and the popular notion that it is an aphrodisiac, the King of fruits in the Asian region that earned fame is known as Durian. Bountiful in the Southeastern part of Asia, Durian is … Continue reading

10 Natural Foods That Have An Extended Shelf Life

The shelf life of frozen food stored in the freezer varies from between one month to one to two years, depending on the food; Meals, Ready to Eat (MREs) last for up to five years without refrigeration. Some survivalists have … Continue reading

Tip On Hand Washing Hygiene – Avoid Warm-Air Hand Dryers

When it comes to handwashing hygiene, drying your hands doesn’t just remove water, drying your hands should also remove bacteria. That’s why the method you use to dry your hands is very important. Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki holds degrees in mathematics, … Continue reading

New Food Product From China – Plastic Rice

In 2008, around ninety percent of the infant formula sold in the US was contaminated with Melamine from China which is linked to kidney failure. Now Chinese wholesalers have come up with a new product — plastic rice. The Weekly … Continue reading

Deconstructing The McRib’s Cult-Like Allure

  Cable and network airwaves are ablaze with McDonald’s McRib sandwich commercials. The McRib is supposedly making another brief comeback since its first introduction to the McDonald’s menu in 1981. After slack sales the McRib was yanked off the menu … Continue reading

Tropical Palate Destination: Puerto Rico

This Caribbean region is home to the most tropical and exotic cuisines which are being loved by many foodies around the world. Puerto Rico is not only gaining popularity for being in the Caribbean Sea, but also its complex tropical … Continue reading

Peruvian Quinoa Week

NY & NJ PERUVIAN QUINOA WEEKRESTAURANTS You’ve heard of Quinoa, but you’ve probably never tasted it. Now’s your chance. Ten of New York’s and New Jersey’s finest Peruvian and pan-Latin restaurants, have joined forces with the Trade Commission of Peru … Continue reading

Most Viral Photos of Facebook’s Top 15 Food Brands

A lot of businesses right now are dying to find the answer to this question: What kinds of photos go viral on Facebook? Post Planner has gotten tired of doing the guess work, so they built a tool that lets … Continue reading

The 8 Best New Restaurants In Las Vegas

As part of the Taste Tour of Las Vegas hosted by the Harrah’s group of resorts, a few years back, FriendsEAT co-founders Antonio Evans and Blanca Valbuena dined at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville. Blanca characterized Margaritaville as more of a throwback … Continue reading

34 Insane Baseball Stadium Foods You Can Make At Home

Spring is here and that means baseball and all that insanely delicious stadium food. According to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council, in 1893, sausages became the standard fare at baseball parks. This tradition is believed to have been … Continue reading

In Vitro Meat From Celebrity Tissue – Who Would You Eat?

If any of this is true, celebrity worship has now reached a bizarre level of cannibalism. A company called BiteLabs claims they plan to grow meat from celebrity tissue samples and use it to make artisanal salami. [see video] The … Continue reading

11 Types of Pig-Free Bacon That Will Blow Your Mind

America is in love with bacon which has become an irresistible obsession thanks to the Internet and progressive chefs like Heston Blumenthal, who popularized dishes such as Smoked Bacon-and-egg Ice Cream. But as The Daily Meal points out, there are … Continue reading

Chef’s Recipes: Kevin Thiele’s Award-Winning Chili Recipe

Chef Kevin Thiele is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University. He started working as a line cook at Hotel Viking’s One Bellevue in 2004. His talent, hard work, and passion for cooking moved him up the kitchen ladder in … Continue reading

Chef’s Recipes: Paul Simon’s Spring Salad with Bacon-Cheddar Dressing

Chef Paul Simon is New York Beer Company’s Executive Chef, where he’s responsible for supervising and leading the operations of the busy kitchen. As a boy growing up in Florida, he didn’t have much appreciation of the changing seasons. But … Continue reading

Spring Recipes: David Noto’s Citrus Spritz

David Noto is the founder of Altaneve, who descended from over ten generations of Italian wine makers. He grew up in a family whose history was entrenched in the world of winemaking. He worked as an engineer in Italy, but … Continue reading

Do You Find These 3-D Printed Foods Appealing?

Although 3-D food printing technology is still in its infancy, two consumer products are expected to launch in the second half of this year using semi-liquified food substances that squirt through a 3D printer. With the Foodini countertop food printer … Continue reading

11 Popular Fast Foods You’ll Never Have To Buy Again

Doctors and dietitians warn us incessantly about the risks in eating fast food. But in spite of all the dire admonitions, many of us continue to enjoy an occasional burger and fries for one very good reason — fast food … Continue reading