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8 Easy April Fool’s Day Pranks To Pull On Your Foodie Friends

Today is the only day of the year when you take full caution when turning into a corner, paranoid that one of your family or friends has planned to pull a prank on you. It’s the day of the year … Continue reading

48 Brilliant Kitchen Tips To Save Money And Time

The best way to eat healthy and save money is to cook all of your food at home. Here are 48 ingenious tips that will save you loads of time and money in the kitchen, inspired by Buzzfeed. (Click ‘Next’ … Continue reading

17 Exciting Ways to Devour Bacon

During the last thirty years, America’s affinity for bacon has moved from mild obsession to bacon mania, thanks in large part to the Internet and progressive chefs like Heston Blumenthal, who popularized dishes rooted in molecular gastronomy such as Smoked … Continue reading

8 Step Beginner’s Guide to French Wine

The most celebrated red wines, white wines, sparkling wines, and sweet wines all come from France, who has led the world in winemaking for centuries. According to “French Wine For Dummies,” French wines differ from American wines in three major … Continue reading

14 Outrageous Ways To Make Coffee

In the fifties and sixties, the primary method used to brew coffee was with a coffee percolator. Today, most everyone I know uses the drip coffee method to brew their morning cup of coffee, which originated in the 1970′s with … Continue reading

5 Ways to Shoot Food Photos Like a Pro With Your Phone

No matter where they may be, foodies who appreciate a beautifully arranged plate of food are tempted to grab their smartphone and start shooting. (source) FriendsEAT co-founder Blanca Valbuena has a natural gift for food photography and has compulsively snapped … Continue reading

10 Best Beer and Wine Drinking Bicycles

The European trade publication “The Drinks Business” has assembled an amusing collection of unique bicycles. While most bikes are designed for speed or rough terrain, these bicycles are devoted to the ease and convenience of transporting your favorite beer and … Continue reading

10 Yummy Homemade Soup Recipes

When it comes to comfort food, what’s more consoling than a hearty, hot bowl of homemade soup? And one of the nice things about soup is that you can prepare a big pot, eat it all day, and then save … Continue reading

7 Celebrity Diet Tricks That Work (And 7 You Should Avoid)

We all wonder how Hollywood stars stay so lean and thin, and while eating right and exercise is usually their stock explanation for having beautiful bodies, some celebrities risk their health and lives to stay thin. Here are 7 diet … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Andrea Correale’s St. Patrick’s Day Mojito

Andrea Correale is one of the finest caterers in New York. The Elegant Affairs empire she has established had a very humble beginning right in her childhood home, where her mother, Marie Correale, taught her how to design a table … Continue reading

7 Exciting, Delicious Recipes For Homemade Ketchup

Ketchup, America’s favorite condiment, was actually invented in 17th century China, and was a concoction of pickled fish and spices called it kê-chiap — meaning the brine of pickled fish or shellfish. (source) By the early 18th century, the table … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Lisa Lillien’s Sweet Spiced Apples

Lisa Lillien, also known as “Hungry Girl”, is a New York Times best-selling author and the creator of the Hungry Girl brand, especially the Website, Hungry-Girl.com, where she has over a million of subscribers obsessively awaiting her daily emails about … Continue reading

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