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Lemongrass Thai Basil Mojito Recipe

Root Cellar Catering Co., is a family owned and operated catering company that specializes in fresh, seasonal and locally sourced, made from scratch recipes. Ingredients: 1 shot rum 1/2 lime 3 or 4 leaves thai basil 1 stock lemongrass 1/2 … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipe: Kenneth Johnson’s Sicilian Eggplant Capanata and Sorbet Martini

Pescatore Restaurant Chef Kenneth Johnson’s Sicilian Eggplant Capanata and Sorbet Martini Recipe Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Sarinya Rattana’s Vegetarian Bolognese

Sarinya Rattana was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand where meals have a central role in everyday culture. Rattana’s love of food began at a very young age at home with her mother. She watched her mother buy, prepare, and … Continue reading

Choice Of Eating Utensils Influences How Food Tastes

All five of our senses play a role in the perception of taste and flavors. Barry Smith, a professor at the University of London who co-directs the Center for the Study of the Senses, works with psychologists and neurologists to … Continue reading

Low Carb Diet Myths and Misconceptions (Infographic)

Get a grip on yourself becuase you’re gonna find out the truth about what you’ve been believing as the ‘truth’. Our infographic today is from lowcarbfoods.org discusses some common myths and misconceptions associated with low carb lifestyle. A few of us … Continue reading

Egg McMuffin Recipe

A recipe for a perfect McDonald’s Egg McMuffin Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Josh Kroner’s Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad

I’ve been a fan of Terrapin restaurant for quite a long time. Rhinebeck in itself is a culinary crown and for me, Terrapin is its brightest jewel. Chef Josh Kroner has led the farm to table movement in the Hudson … Continue reading

What Nutrition Labels Should Look Like

There has been much talk about nutrition labels lately. Before my infatuation with food began I barely looked at them. Then I went to college, gained a little weight and was forced to start looking at labels and packages. I … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Joe Marcus’ Heirloom Tomato “BLT” Salad

There aren’t too many chefs who can also throw a mean fastball so be sure not to anger Chef Joe Marcus. Marcus, a Long Island native, was a star pitcher throughout his youth, which earned him a baseball scholarship. After … Continue reading

Bugs: Out of Sight, But Still In Your Mouth

Have you ever scrounged around for something to eat, found some old stale crackers or a nearly empty, ancient box of cereal, only to discover that tiny, slender insects with fringed wings were already scampering to and fro around the … Continue reading

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

Kitchen Volume Conversion Aid (Infographic)

This might be the simpliest infographic I’ve seen, but the most helpful one! A simple kitchen volume conversion that could help you ease some difficulties in cooking and all. I’m no good in memorizing, so this one’s really for me. … 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

Make Something French Today, It’s Julia Child’s Birthday

Julia Child was born in Pasadena, California on this day in 1912. Following her graduation from college, Child moved to New York City, where she worked as a copywriter. Later Child actually worked for the OSS during World War Two, … Continue reading

Green Mango (Infographic)

More fresh mangoes are eaten everyday than any other fruits in the world. So it’s safe to say it’s world’s favorite fruit. Would you agree? There are lots of variety of mangoes with color varying to yellow, red, and green. … Continue reading

Kiosks of Lisbon Portugal

If you’re traveling to Portugal, you need to know about its Kiosks. They were built in the 19th Century and harken back to the time the Moors ruled the city. The Kiosks had fallen into disrepair, but are currently undergoing … Continue reading

The 14 Things You Should Know About Pizza (Infographic)

Yeah sure I have admitted that I’m having an affair with Pizza! Oh the cheese, the toppings, the crust, and the pizza sauce! Pizza is now one of the most popular foods in the world. Feel like ordering a little … Continue reading

New Extreme Weight-Loss Method: Sewn On Tongue Patch

The latest weight-loss fad in Venezuela is the “miracle” tongue patch: a plastic patch that is actually sewn onto the tongue with six stitches, rendering the consumption of solid food so painful, users are forced on a liquid-only diet. Time … Continue reading

An Almost Complete Dim Sum Dumpling Guide

I still remember the first time I tried Xiao Long Bao. It was at Shanghai Cuisine in Chinatown. They had a cute little comic strip on the proper way to eat soup dumplings. I was intrigued and quickly hooked. I … Continue reading

The Ultimate Guide to Nuts (Infographic)

I’m nuts about nuts! It’ll be a bad day if my bowl of nuts is empty. It’s like a chocolate to me when I’m sad. Here’s a breakdown of nut nutrition — what good stuff they give you, how to … Continue reading

Top 5 Places to Eat in Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal is the undiscovered jewel. Under the city’s grittiness lies a foodie paradise. Keep two rules in mind: First, skip the touristy places. Second, if there are a lot of locals there…you probably want to go there. In this post … Continue reading

What Does 200 Calories Look Like?

If you have been struggling with weight control, you may want to start counting calories. My experience with staying reasonably thin (I say reasonably because I LOVE food) has led me to infer that counting calories is the most effective … 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

How to make a Big Mac at Home Continue reading

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 Daniel Castaño’s Insalata di Arance

Colombian food gets a bad rap. The amazing culinary culture of this incredibly diverse country gets lost among the many inexpensive Colombian restaurants we see in the United States. Chef Daniel Castaño could be the man to change the world’s view … Continue reading

10 Easy Tips on Losing Those Last Ten Pounds

According to Madelyn Fernstrom, PhD, founding director of the Weight Management Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and author of The Runner’s Diet, the last 10 pounds are harder to lose than the first 30. Why? Because the … 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

Healthy Baking Substitutions (Infographic)

One thing I could say, this is a brilliant idea! This is one of things everyone should be doing: substituting butter and sugar with some healthier ingredients. This healthy baking substitutions chart will help you bake healthier food. The source … 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

8 Foods Banned In America

In addition to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s litany of food bans, America is sated with food laws, despite some not being enforced. Courtesy of Bon Appétit’s Sam Dean, here are 8 banned food items from the national level down … Continue reading

Summer Recipes: Cheryl Najafi’s Pulled Pork Tacos Recipe

This is a guest post from New York Times best-selling author Cheryl Najafi. She is the mastermind behind the party-centric You’re So Invited: Panic Less, Play More and Get Your Party On!. The book is a no-fuss home entertaining guide. … 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

Drinkers Down Beer Twice as Fast in Fluted Glass

According to a study conducted by Dr. Angela Attwood and her associates from Bristol University’s school of experimental psychology, beer drinkers consume beer almost twice as fast from a curved glass rather than a conventional straight one. Attwood’s research interests … Continue reading

Future Food to be “Made From Lab-Created Chemicals”

This year’s meeting of the Euroscience Open Forum featured a workshop held by White House executive pastry chef Bill Yosses, who proclaimed to audience members how the food of the future will not actually contain real food, but various combinations … 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