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World’s Best Chocolatiers

The love of chocolate is universal. While you can pick up chocolates almost anywhere, there are some that are rare and special.  The world’s best chocolatiers take pride in creating carefully crafted chocolate masterpieces. A great chocolatier has years of … Continue reading

Top 10 Reasons To Drink Coffee

There are 100 million U.S. coffee drinkers who spend billions on coffee each year. Nearly 70 percent claim they have to drink coffee within the first hour of waking up. But besides perking you up in the morning, what many … Continue reading

Top Reasons To Cut Back on Sugar

Nearly thirty years ago, William Dufty, author of Sugar Blues, claimed the consumption of refined sugar is the number one cause of diabetes, and argued that refined sugar is an addictive drug, comparing it to opium, morphine, and heroin. (source) … 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

Top 20 Best Celebrity-Owned Restaurants

While there’s no doubt a number of reasons why celebrities decide to own a restaurant, only a few restaurants are fortunate enough to have both good food and celebrity-backing. Some celebrities may have an obsessive interest and deep love for … Continue reading

20 Celebrities That Went Meat-Free and Why

According to the web publication “Vegetarians in Paradise,” the term vegan was coined in 1944 by Donald Watson when he co-founded the British Vegan Society. The first known British vegan cookbook, No Animal Food: Two Essays and 100 Recipes by … 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

Top 10 Culinary Schools In North America

Let’s begin with a brief word on culinary schools. By some estimates, roughly 12 percent of students attend private, for-profit culinary schools which have been criticized for making inflated career promises to potential students. Also bear in mind that tuition … Continue reading

10 Restaurants Inspired from Books And Movies

Wouldn’t it be fun to dine at a totally fictitious restaurant you saw in a movie or read about in a book? I’m not referring to existing restaurants such as The Whistle Stop Cafe featured in the film, “Fried Green … 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

Top 10 Aphrodisiacs To Warm You Up This Winter

We hope you enjoy these cheesy Valentine’s memes. Share them with loved ones today. Aphrodisiacs, named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of sensuality, are foods that are thought to induce sexual arousal and desire.  Part myth, mixed with anecdotal and … Continue reading

Best Valentine’s Gifts in NYC

Maybe you are not the type to go out to a fancy schmancy 8 course dinner. You are more of the creative type and want to step outside the box. Then, think PB & J, dessert tours, and sinfully delicious … Continue reading

Free Foodie Valentine’s Day Cards

They say the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. If you’re not a good cook, and you have a foodie close to your heart, these free Valentine’s E-cards should do the trick. (That and a bottle of wine, … 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

Top 5 Champagne for Valentine’s Day

In romance territory which can come close to popping the question, the best way to approach this romantic day is to pop a bottle of champagne. Champagne is never overrated.  Yes, people expect champagne on special occasions but unlike any … Continue reading

Meet 6 Outstanding U.S. Oyster Bars

According to Jon Rowley, a Washington-based seafood consultant, in the early 1980s only one restaurant in Seattle was shucking and serving fresh oysters. “The rest were just washing and reusing shells over and over again, filling them with oysters from … Continue reading

Top 10 Caviar in the World

The ten best caviar brands in the world 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

Next Generation of Fast-Food: Burger-Flipping Robot

Last year, tens of thousands of fast-food workers rallied across 100 U.S. cities in support of a decent living wage. Workers demanded at least $15 an hour, in contrast to the hourly wage of $8.75 millions make at restaurants like … Continue reading

10 Little-Known Facts About Girl Scout Cookies

It’s Girl Scout Cookie season and this year’s season started off with a bang when Danielle, a 13-year-old Girl Scout, set up a table offering Girl Scout cookies outside a San Francisco marijuana dispensary where Danielle sold 117 boxes of … Continue reading

Top Ten Breastaurants

The top ten breastaurant chains in the USA 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

(Almost Complete Guide) to Body Fat Percentage Of Celebrities

For a long time people equated thinness with health.  I can show you plenty of pictures of Olsen twins and you’d know this isn’t so…[sociallocker]We are now wiser and have learned that Body Fat percentage is a much better marker … Continue reading

5 Best Cognacs For The Money – 10 Most Expensive

Top 10 Cognacs for the money, Most expensive cognacs Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: John Creger’s Lasagna Bolognese

Formally the executive sous chef of Le Cirque, a three-star rated restaurant by the New York Times, Chef John Creger worked under Chef Craig Hopson. He has previously with with world-renowned chefs like Morimoto, Mark Forgione, and David Burke. He … Continue reading

Consumer Reports Compares Fast Food Ad Photos To Reality

After receiving complaints that fast foods are visually less attractive in person than in their ads, menus, billboards, or websites, Consumer Reports sent staffers to seven fast-food chains: Burger King, Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonald’s, Quiznos, Subway, Taco Bell, and Wendy’s. (source) Staffers … Continue reading

Top 10 Weird Chip Flavors

In yet another marketing strategy to increase sales, chip manufactures have been cashing in on odd flavor parings usually associated with chef creations rooted in molecular gastronomy. So for fun we picked what we thought are the 10 strangest chip … Continue reading

Top 3 Ice Cream Shops in Cartagena Colombia

Cartagena is hot. It’s hot and humid. Thankfully, its nights are cooler and there are tons of gorgeous ice cream shops around. We spent an entire month in Cartagena and ate lots and lots of different ice creams. These were … Continue reading

Top 10 Recent Ambitious Food Heists

As we reported earlier, the trial involving one of the world’s premier counterfeit wine collections consisting of some of the most celebrated wines of the last century is in its 2nd week in a Manhattan federal court. Meanwhile, French police … 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

World Famous Critic: “Scotch Now Outclassed By American Bourbon”

Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible is the world’s leading whiskey guide. Each edition contains roughly 4,500 detailed, professionally analysed tasting notes on the world’s leading and lesser known whiskies. According to Murray, one of the world’s leading whiskey critics, Scotch malt … 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

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

Look Out Waiters – You’re All About To Be Replaced

Since the beginning, the ultimate goal of computers and robots has been to replace human labor with artificial automation. Actually the impetus can be traced even further back to the factory assembly line. By some estimates, seventy percent of the … 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

10 Reasons NOT To Consume Energy Drinks

The family of a Brooklyn father, 33-year-old Cory Terry, has filed an $85 million wrongful death lawsuit against Red Bull. (Source) Terry died of a heart attack during a basketball game after drinking a can of the energy drink. The … 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

Best Places To Eat At 10 Major International Airports

The Wall Street Journal’s Scott McCartney points out that more travelers — an affluent group willing to spend money — consider themselves foodies and expect to eat quality food when traveling. As a result, the quality of airport food has … Continue reading