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Chef’s Fall Recipe: Jeff Tunks’ Charbroiled Oysters

Chef Jeff Tunks is the co-proprietor and executive chef of seven acclaimed DC-area restaurants including his Louisiana-inspired fish house Acadiana, and his tri-coastal restaurant DC Coast. Tunks’ sustainable focus and seafood-centric menus have earned him praise from the likes of … Continue reading

Say It Isn’t So: Hog Rectum Served as Fake Calamari?

This American Life, a weekly public radio show that’s broadcast on more than 500 stations to about 1.8 million listeners, aired a program early this year about a meat plant selling pig intestines as fake calamari (squid). (Source) Ben Calhoun, … Continue reading

What’s Up With Japan’s Penguin Bars?

Kotaku Editor and Japan Times columnist Brian Ashcraft recently reported on all the Japanese penguin bars. One recently opened in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro. But there are at least three others, including Penguin Bar Fairy in Okinawa Prefecture, and Arekey Dinning Bar … Continue reading

Fall Recipe: Greg Ford’s Bayou Cioppino

Initially intended as a gift to his newly wed son, Greg Ford’s collection of his own recipes and of those passed on by family and friends went on to become the book “No Girls Allowed.” The Bay Area of California … Continue reading

Le Miccine Winery -Chianti Classico Winemaker Paula Papini Cook

When you first think of the wines of Chianti Classico, a chipper 29-year-old Canadian woman may not come to mind. This is just one of many surprises you will encounter in Chianti. Innovative winemakers like Paula Papini Cook should definitely … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipe: Petros Kosmadakis’ Pork With Quinces

Born and raised in Crete, Chef Petros Kosmadakis, learned the secrets of the local cuisine at an early age at their own home, under the guidance of his grandmother. He went on to pursue his passion when he attended the … Continue reading

Chianti Classico: The Ultimate Wine Lover’s Destination

I grew up in a New Jersey town where a large percentage of the population was Italian. Seeing backyards full of grapevines was not an uncommon sight. Wine was made in garages and bottles of Chianti bought at stores usually … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipes: Robert Berry’s Bucatini with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

Chef Berry returned to Charleston to the delight of fans who knew him from his time at Slightly North of Broad. Before his return, he spent time working at some of the best kitchens in New York City, Washington, D.C. and … Continue reading

Bottomless Drinks — Effective Marketing or Potential Liability?

Do restaurants profit from bottomless drink promotions Continue reading

Top 10 Affordable Holiday Champagnes

According to the Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia, written by Tom Stevenson and published since 1988 by Dorling Kindersley, the oldest recorded sparkling wine is Blanquette de Limoux, invented by Benedictine Monks in 1531. The monks bottled the wine before the initial … Continue reading

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