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Winter Recipes: Helen and Lisa Tse’s Chicken Fried Rice

Sweet Mandarin won Gordon Ramsay’s Best Local Chinese restaurant on Channel 4′s The F Word, beating 10,000 other restaurants. Now the entrepreneurial sisters behind Sweet Mandarin, Helen and Lisa Tse are stepping up the game by publishing their fist cookbook … Continue reading

Original Locations of 15 Famous Fast Food Chains in the US

Have you ever wondered where your favorite fast food restaurant first originated? Well, look no further for Mental Floss has compiled a list of the 15 Famous Fast Food Chains and Their Original Locations in the United States.

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Rodrigo Bueno’s Mexican-Style Rib Eye Huaraches

Born and raised in Mexico City, Chef Rodrigo Bueno gained an appreciation for cooking early in life by visiting different restaurants with his family at a young age. In these trips, he was introduced to various cuisines like French, Japanese, … Continue reading

28 Secrets Cruise Lines Are Hush-Hush About

Cruise Critic, a leading cruise reviews and information site catering to the cruise community, suggests the more you cruise, the more you become privy to unofficial cruising “secrets.” By meticulously exploring their Message Boards, Cruise Critic harvested 28 rare and … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Dakota Weiss’ Celery Root Risotto

Born and raised in Lancaster, California, Chef Dakota Weiss has also lived all across the United States including Arizona, Texas and Florida. At 12 years old, they moved to Santa Fe, Mexico. She may not have had a constant home, … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Eleazar Nun’s Meatball Ciabatta

The Royal is an upscale restaurant and lounge situated directly below Union Square at the heart of New York City. 43 LED screens line up their walls with cushioned bar stools that gives off a vibe of a high-class hotel … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Burger DeLuxe’s French Onion Burger

Just 20 miles west of Manhattan, you can find Burger Deluxe, a New Jersey family-friendly restaurant with an interior that joyously shouts with retro flair. They first opened their doors in 2008, and since then, they have been serving premium … Continue reading

30 Foods You Should Stop Buying Forever

Based on information gleaned from our website, along with shrewd money saving suggestions via Dollar Savvy Magazine, we’ve listed 30 Foods You Should Stop Buying Forever in order to improve your health and save money. (Click Next to see the … Continue reading

10 Vegetables and Herbs You Can Eat And Regrow In Your Kitchen

Some herbs and vegetables such as garlic, onions, and lettuce, are such basic ingredients in dishes and used so frequently that before you seem to notice, they’ve vanished from your refrigerator’s crisper. Gabrielle Taylor with Food Hacks astutely points out … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Mario Lopez’s Chocolate Coffee-Walnut Toffee

Mario Lopez is the type of person that will make you think, “What can’t he do?” A man of many trades, he has kept himself active by juggling between work, leisure, and family life. We see him on TV as … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Ryan Johnston’s Red Wine Braised Lamb Shanks

Chef Ryan Johnston was born in South Florida with a butcher for a father, so he has been exposed to the food industry even as a young boy. This led him to develop his great passion for cooking with the … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Hari Nayak’s Grilled Naan Pizza

Chef, author, and restaurateur Hari Nayak is changing the way we look at Indian food. He aims to make Indian cooking more accessible while maintaining its culinary heritage. Most people are intimidated by Indian food. People think it is complicated … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Steven Cruz’s Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes

Before finally joining the Teqa team as their executive chef, Steven Cruz boasts of a proven record of experience as he has worked for a few big name restaurants like Rayuela, Cavo, and The Orchard House. At Teqa, Chef Steven … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Zack Mills’ Coffee Braised Pork Belly

Chef Zack Mills took his professional training in The French Culinary Institute. Right after graduating, he began working in various kitchens including Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. A native of Maryland, he developed a deep understanding of the region’s cuisine, … Continue reading

What’s The Best Alcohol To Drink While Dieting?

Drinking wine, beer, or hard liquor while dieting can be a mixed bag. On one hand, having a drink may take the edge off any anxiety dieting may create, but may also make you lose self-control causing you to overeat. … Continue reading

How Many Knives Do You Really Need In The Kitchen?

If you were contemplating buying a new set of kitchen knives but find yourself low on funds, you’re in luck. Because unless you plan on chopping up your own lamb shanks, peeling lots of exotic fruits or deboning a whole … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Christophe Le Metayer’s Bison Meatballs

Born in France and classically trained in the culinary arts, Chef Christophe Le Metayer has been pursuing his passion for food and cooking for almost three decades already. Through his work experience, he has developed a unique, globally inspired culinary … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Dakota Weiss’ Miss Swiss Fondue

Born and raised in Southern California, Chef Dakota Weiss discovered her love for cooking at a very young age when her mother, suspense novelist Charmaine Coimbra, has taught her about cooking in the kitchen and organic gardening. It wasn’t until … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Paul Simon’s Baby Arugula with Caramelized Apples Salad

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

Woman Claims Daily Water Drinking Took 10 Years Off Her Face

When it comes to our health and vitality, rarely do we consider how important a role water plays in nourishing our bodies with its life sustaining attributes. (source) Water hydrates tissues, carries nutrients to cells, purges toxins from our vital … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Fabrice Marcon’s St. Agur Salad with Honey Rosemary Vinaigrette

A native of France, Chef Fabrice Marcon was classically trained cook through the French apprenticeship system. At age 14, he began his training in classical French cuisine at 2- and 3-star Michelin restaurants. After being in in the French military … Continue reading

No Knead Bread Baking Method

As anyone who has baked bread knows, kneading the dough is the most time consuming part of the bread making process. (source) Eric, the founder of Breadtopia.com, a baking website and store proposes an alternative method of baking bread that … Continue reading

Phillips Distilling Co. Launches Sriracha-Flavored Vodka

Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, a spicy Thai-style hot sauce produced by Huy Fong Foods in Irwindale, California, is used on everything by hot sauce lovers, and has been America’s most famous sriracha since the 1980s, rivaling soy sauce as the … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Gena Knox’s Smoked Cheddar Popovers

A native of Middle Georgia, Gena Knox has found comfort in their kitchen at a young age, working with their homegrown fruits and vegetables. Her lifelong passion for cooking and locally grown foods paved the way for her career as … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: John Gurnee’s Roasted Delicata Squash and Persimmon Salad

Chef John Gurnee has recently been appointed as Chef de Cuisine for LB Steak in Menlo Park, California. Now 35 years old, the path to his career now was not a simple walk in the park. Born and raised in … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Richard Sandoval’s Capirotada (Mexican Bread Pudding)

Chef Richard Sandoval grew up in Mexico City, where he would help his grandmother in their kitchen and gather with their family to enjoy heart Mexican fare prepared from scratch. From his grandmother, he has learned the importance of fresh … Continue reading

Does It Really Cost More To Eat Healthy?

In 2007, a University of Washington study concluded that energy-dense food — higher-calorie junk food — is the least expensive, and most resistant to inflation, and explains why the highest rates of obesity continue to be observed among groups of … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Hari Nayak’s Lentil & Spinach Soup (Dal Palak)

Born and raised in a small town in Coastal Southern India, Chef Hari Nayak started his culinary career at the tender age of 8 by making masala omelets, an Indian specialty, for his family. Hari graduated at the top of … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Tiffany Youngman’s Pumpkin Creme Brulee

Chef Tiffany Youngman discovered her love for baking at a young age, beginning with the family tradition of Christmas cookie baking and decorating. Baking not only brought happiness to people she cooks for, but also including herself. Right from high … Continue reading

25 Surprisingly Delicious Spam-Inspired Recipes

While Spam is admittedly not the healthiest food choice, for starving students, or those of us just trying to make ends meet at the end of the month, Spam is a cheap, affordable source of protein that keeps hunger at … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Elana Horwich’s Chicken alla Cacciatore

Meal and a Spiel is a Los Angeles based cooking school and online resource for recipes, videos, and health information that successfully teaches “the career girl generation” to cook with passion. The spiels are written to allow cooks to enter into the … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Joshua Laban Perkins’ Chicken and Waffles

Boasting a 25-year career under his belt in the restaurant and hospitaly industry, Chef Joshua Laban Perkins serves as the chef-partner of Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar in Memphis, where he has supervised the corporate culinary operations since 2012. Prior … Continue reading

How To Make Your Own Sriracha Hot Sauce

Sriracha sauce, a spicy Thai-style hot chili sauce is so hot the city of Irwindale, California attempted to halt production of the condiment over complaints that fumes from the makers, Fong Foods factory, leave neighbors with irritated eyes, throats and … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Eiji Okamura’s Halibut and Langoustine

Chef Eiji Okamura initially joined the Palace Hotel Tokyo team in 1995 when he was just 20 years old. After a year, he transferred to a Japanese restaurant in Tokyo, then did a little stint in Frankfurt. It was a … Continue reading

Colombian Arepa de Queso Recipe

Colombia (and Venezuela) are known for their arepas. In Colombia (where I was born) there are regional varieties that are as different as the people in the country. We basically eat arepas with everything. They make an awesome breakfast, they … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipe: Chris Montero’s Mac n’ 3 Cheese

Chris Montero and his family are New Orleans institutions. His heart belongs to New Orleans and the kitchen. If you ask Chef Montero where he went to culinary school, he’ll quickly answer “The French Quarter!” Montero’s career began at Ralph … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipe: Jonah Kim’s Maryland Crab Okonomiyaki

Chef Jonah Kim of PABU Izakaya, was named a Semi-Finalist this year for a James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant. His modern Japanese Pub is modeled on Okonomiyaki, a popular street food, often described as a Japanese pizza. A … 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

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

Chef’s Fall Recipe: Adin Langille’s Lamb Boti

Junoon is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC, and I was thrilled when they received their well deserved Michelin star. It is a great value (check out their amazing lunch deal) and the food and service always over-deliver. I … Continue reading