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Chef’s Summer Recipes: Jim Botsacos’ Greek Garden Salad

You know that things are being done right when a restaurant has dominated the New York Dining scene for over 15 years. This is the case with Founding chef/partner of Molyvos, Jim Botsacos. Molyvos has been serving authentic, yet high … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Damion Norton’s Cajun Grilled Mahi Mahi over Crawfish Etouffee and Steamed Rice

If you are looking for Summer Recipes, the best place to find them is where there is proverbial summer. This recipe comes fromChef Damion Norton who hails from Macedonia, SC. Chef Norton didn’t know he was destined for a culinary … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Oscar del Rivero’s Flat Bread with Prosciutto and Asparagus

Chef Oscar del Rivero heads the kitchens of Miami’s Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar and Latam Grill, Talavera Cocina Mexicana and Peacock Garden Cafe, the South Florida restaurants from the Jaguar Hospitality Group. Mexican born del Rivero graduated from Johnson & … Continue reading

Big Mac Recipe

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10 Sleep Promoting Foods To Encourage Sweet Dreams

For those living in modern industrialized countries, the lack of physical activity, among other things, has contributed to an insomnia epidemic. The over-the-counter sleep aid market now accounts for over $600 million in annual sales. In addition to increasing physical … 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: Chef Sal Scognamillo’s Grilled Eggplant Parmigiana

When you think of waistline friendly recipes, you may not automatically think of classic Italian dishes from one of NYC’s most loved Italian restaurants. Lucky for you Chef Sal Scognamillo of Patsy’s (yup, that Patsy’s the one that has been … 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

Quarter Pounder Recipe

You would think making a burger would be simple, yet it is not. Food and flavor scientists like Howard Moskowitz are tasked with perfecting flavor combinations to make them, well, simply irresistible. This leaves us mere humans battling to replicate … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Susie Singh’s Watermelon Steak au Poivre

There are very few things that immediately bring summer to mind more than watermelon.  Chef Susie Singh of Highpoint Bistro in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood tends to agree. When we asked her to share a summer recipe with us, … 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: Karen Fohrhaltz’s Lemon Shrimp Salad

It takes more than culinary talent to keep demanding New Yorkers sated and happy in the summer months. Leave it to Chef Karen Fohrhaltz to take good care of us. Chef Fohrhaltz is a New York institution. She started in the … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Claude Godard’s Fresh Goat Cheese Soup with Escargots

Chef Claude Godard is a member of a very special group of chefs, the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France. This group is very special. Their mission is to “preserve and spread the French culinary arts, encourage training in cuisine, and assist professional development”. … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Patricia Williams’ Fried Chicken

When we asked Chef Patricia Williams of Smoke Jazz and Supper Club to share a recipe that exemplified summer, she told us “Summer food is very special since everything about summer is more relaxed and can be enjoyed outside. Fried chicken … 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

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Ethan Kostbar’s Pineapple Upside Down Pancake

Moderne Barn‘s Executive Chef Ethan Kostbar was raised in Israel and did quite a bit of travel through the Middle East. This resulted in an appreciation for the food the area and elegant touches of Middle Eastern cuisine in his … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Ryan Peters’ Mesquite Grilled Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho

Ryan Peters’ Recipe for Mesquite Grilled Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho Continue reading

Summer Recipes: Marie Cantelaube’s Gazpacho with Sweet Corn

Algeria born Marie Cantelaube grew up in the beach town of Biarritz in the south of France with her French mother and Italian father. Needless to say, cooking was in her blood. Marie is a self-trained chef who honed her … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Richard Garcia’s Grilled Corn on the Cob

Richard Garcia, Executive Chef of the Boston Waterfront Hotel,  is known for his modern American farm cuisine. He believes in using sustainable seafood and serves as the Boston Network Leader of Chefs Collaborative, a nonprofit network of chefs that works on … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Paola Bottero’s Puntarelle Salad

If you were born and raised in the historic and popular Quartiere Flaminio neighborhood in Rome, many would never leave. But Paola Bottero has led a life full of surprises, where time and again “why not” took precedence over “why”, … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Hope Cohen’s Grilled Greek Island Style Chicken Breasts

Hope Cohen is the go-to person when you have a question about food. She is a trained chef, restaurant consultant, media personality and can tell you just about everything about food and wine. She has filmed over 400 cooking shows … Continue reading

Top 10 Super Hydrating Foods

Foods to eat that will keep you hydrated Continue reading

How To Make Healthier Choices At Fast-Food Restaurants

What are the healthiest choices at Fast Food restaurants Continue reading

Japanese Scientist Makes Edible Steaks From Human Feces

A Japanese researcher, Mitsuyuki Ikeda, who is a scientist at the Environmental Assessment Center in Okayama, has apparently masterminded the making of an imitation meat product from human feces. After Tokyo Sewage assigned Ikeda and his team the task of … Continue reading

Being in Love with Nutella

How do I love Nutella? Let me count the ways: Nutella with Melba toast in the morning, a generous slather of Nutella for a snack, a tablespoon of Nutella on pancake batter for those afternoon tea parties, and probably a … Continue reading

Schools Impose Bans on Home Packed Lunches, Chocolate Milk, Cupcakes

Chicago’s Little Village Academy public school has banned bringing homemade lunches to school, and unless students have a medical excuse, they must eat the food served in the cafeteria. The school’s principal , Elsa Carmona, said her intention is to … Continue reading

Chef Matthew Tropeano’s Mother’s Day Story

When I was about 6 or 7, I remember getting into a fight with my best friend, Mike. He went home and all I remember is being really upset. The next thing I can remember is making chicken cutlets with my mom … Continue reading

The Perfect Mother’s Day Dinner

Mother’s Day is on May 8, and there is still time for you to think up something good for your mom. This is a special day for a special someone in your life. Truthfully, every day should be made a … Continue reading

Why is Wood Pulp In Your Ice Cream?

Jamie Oliver recently shocked Letterman when he told Dave and his audience that vanilla ice cream contains a product called castoreum that comes from beaver anal gland. Little did Dave know there’s also wood pulp in ice cream. In an … Continue reading

Haru’s Patron Green Tea Margarita

If you feel like celebrating Cinco de Mayo, but are no fan of tequila; this cocktail may be just the thing. You can head to one of Haru’s participating locations (Gramercy Park, Wall Street, Broadway, and Sake Bar) and pick one … Continue reading

Celery Tested Positive For 57 Pesticides; Apples Top “Dirty Dozen” List

The Washington based Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit organization, has released the seventh edition of its Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce with updated information on 53 fruits and vegetables. EWG highlights the worst offenders with its “Dirty Dozen” … 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

Kraft Confesses: “We Use Genetically Engineered Bovine Growth Hormone”

According to the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), a non-profit grassroots organization campaigning for health, and the exploration of crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, and genetic engineering, Kraft has admitted to using milk from rBST and rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormones) supplemented cow … Continue reading

Easter Meals You Can Plan

Easter is indeed a time to have some fun. It is a special occasion for many Americans. Think about Easter bunnies, Easter egg hunts, and, most importantly, the Easter meal. Now, preparing the Easter meal can be a very strenuous … Continue reading

Meals to Prepare During Passover

Passover is a very important Jewish celebration. It is a time to give thanks, as the Jewish history cite this occasion as an important time of their lives. Prayers are made, passages in the Bible read, and families come together … 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

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

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

22 Cultural Varieties of Chicken Soup To Feed The Soul

While the Chinese consume more chicken soup than any other culture, this savory soup has long been referred to in the Ashkenazic Jewish culture as Jewish Penicillin and a sworn cure of all maladies. Some studies indicate components in chicken … Continue reading