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2014 Michelin Starred Restaurants NYC

You’ve been waiting for it and it (The 2014 NYC Michelin Guide) has been released. Get your wallets ready boys & girls. If you are to pick one to go to, my suggestion would be Per Se. Embed this image … Continue reading

Fall Recipes: Marilyn Markel’s Game Day Chicken Wings

Southern Season Cooking School has become not just a local, but national favorite.  Marilyn Markel heads the Chapel Hill location and is known for her love of food which was passed down from her grandmother. Markel began her career as … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipes: Scott Crawford’s Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut & Malt

Pennsylvania native, Scott Crawford heads the kitchen as executive chef at Herons restaurant at The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, N.C. His culinary skill has made him not just a Southern favorite, but has earned him some pretty prestigious … Continue reading

Fall Recipes: Terry Walters’ Cinnamon Whole Oats with Toasted Almonds

Terry Walters, author of the highly-acclaimed and bestselling books CLEAN FOOD and CLEAN START, is at the forefront of the clean eating lifestyle movement. Terry was not only a James Beard Foundation Award finalist, but also the recipient of the … Continue reading

Healthy & Easy Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe

Every once in a while, this regularly thin food writer gains a few extra pounds. For the past week I’ve been counting calories and following my own advice on staying thin as a food blogger. The goal is losing 12 lbs … Continue reading

Chef Reveals the Truth in Multi-million Super Yachts

Reddit has become a successful social news and entertainment website, catering to over 400 million unique visitors every month. It’s so popular, even the President of the United States, Barack Obama has posted his own AMA (Ask Me Anything) on … Continue reading

Fall Recipes: Gena Knox’s Pecan Sandies

I first met Gena at the Fancy Food Show. She was vibrant, fun, and obviously knew her stuff. When I met her, she was just getting her new business, Fire & Flavor started. She has built it into a well respected … Continue reading

“Speed-Scratch Cooking” Turns Expired Food Into Affordable Meals

Based on a recent report issued by Harvard and the National Resources Defense Council, billions of pounds of food is thrown away every year due the muddiness inherent in current food expiration date labeling practices, which are sorely in need … Continue reading

Engineer Parlays Buying Pudding Into Millions of Air Miles

Through the years, most of us have collected coupons at one time or another; some people even make a regular hobby out of coupon collecting, and have websites through which they pass on their coupon collecting wisdom to the masses. … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipes: John Moeller’s Chicken Tortilla Lime Soup

There are certain honors a Chef will never forget, among the rarest is being chosen to be the Chef at the White House. Chef John Moeller  is one of the few to have held this post under three Presidents. This … Continue reading

Tips On Understanding Food Date Labels and How Not To Waste Food

An analyses of the U.S. food date labeling system has concluded the system is basically worthless and misleading. The examination was conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 1.3 million members … Continue reading

18 Countries More Obsessed With Food and Drink Than The U.S.

America has the fattest population of any industrialized nation, with two-thirds being overweight and one-third fully obese. And yet Americans spend far less of their income on food compared to many other developed countries. (Source) Writing for The Huffington Post, … Continue reading

Fall Recipes: Chad Musick’s Caramel Apple Martini

Chad Musick, the Beverage Director at High Street Hospitality Group in Greenville, SC knows how to make people feel at home. Perhaps it is his warm personality, but we think it has something to do with his delectable cocktails. His … Continue reading

New Discovery On Origin of Wine Tannins

Tannins are found mostly in red wines, derived primarily from grape skins, seeds and stems, but also from oak barrels. Tannin acts as a natural preservative that helps wine age and develop. (Source) Red wines tend to have higher tannins … Continue reading

Fall Recipes: Terry Walters’ Pumpkin Spice Muffins

If you are looking to make a change in lifestyle, to eat healthier, locally, and more humanely, Terry Walters’s books: CLEAN FOOD and CLEAN START are the perfect resource. Terry is a James Beard Foundation Award finalist and received the … Continue reading

Fall Recipes: Chef Claude Godard’s Salmon Tartare with Oysters and Cucumber

Master Chef Claude Godard is the third in a line of prestigious French Chefs. His cuisine is inspired by his grandfather Gaston Godard but with a modern twist. Chef Godard learned his trade early on, and he polished it at … Continue reading

Each Whiskey Type Has A Unique Chemical Fingerprint

Whiskey is distilled in several different varieties and each is linked to its country of origin. For example, scotch whiskey is made in Scotland, Irish whiskey in Ireland, Canadian whiskey in Canada, and Bourbon whiskey is made in America. (Source) … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipes: Scott Crawford’s Malted Parsnip Soup, Butter Poached Lobster, Tangerine, Vanilla

You know you’ve got something special when you’ve received three James Beard nominations, including “Best Chef: Southeast”. Herons restaurant at The Umstead Hotel has something very special in Chef Scott Crawford and their customers (and professionals) seem to agree. Crawford seems … Continue reading

Fall Recipes: Chad Bowser’s Sweet Smoked Lime Jalapeno Chicken Wings

The Easy Bake Oven inspired the love of cooking in many of us during our childhood. Katch Executive Chef Chad Bowser was among us. The Easy Bake led to working at “Feast” which catered to some of California’s top celebs. From … Continue reading

Top 10 Worst American Cities For Foodies

The Movoto blog, an extension of Movoto Real Estate, typically supplies readers with real estate related stories and trends along with a tongue-in-cheek back-beat narrative. The blog writers recently put together a list of cities they claim will leave a … Continue reading

Whispering Wolf Mojito Recipe

Jellyfish has one of the loveliest views in the Chicago’s Gold Coast area. When you go, make sure to get a seat in their second floor glass atrium so you can enjoy the view of legendary Rush Street. The Pan-Asian … Continue reading

5 Unbelievably Vegan Foods

Living off a strict vegetarian diet is no rocket science to most vegans. But for those who have no 24/7 access to organic produce, they find refuge in processed food. And that’s one cause of dilemma for most vegans. Understanding … Continue reading

Hello Kitty Beer

Yes boys & girls, Hello Kitty wine exists. While this would never pass in the US (I’m amazed we’re even allowed to have critter wines), Hello Kitty beer is made by by beer maker Long Chuan and comes in flavors like  banana, … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipes: Michael Farrell’s Seared Sea Scallops with Corn Nage

How to make Michael Farrell’s Seared Sea Scallops with Corn Nage Recipe Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipes: Rich Vellante’s Lobster Roll

Few things say summer better than a perfectly made lobster roll. Lucky for us that Legal Sea Foods Chef Rich Vellante was generous enough to share his secret recipe for the perfect lobster roll with us. Chef Velante joined the … Continue reading

Fall Recipes: Piero Rodriguez’s Mandarin-Rosemary Margarita

How to Make Raymi Mixologist’s Piero Rodriguez’s Mandarin-Rosemary Margarita Cocktail Continue reading

Top Ten Wackiest Deep-Fried Foods

The sinful decadence and deep-fried heaven served up in the ten wacky deep-fried foods we’ve chosen to highlight is so beguiling, we feel confident even Paula Deen and Elvis would approve. The only thing missing is the buzz of carny … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipes: John Keller’s Seared Tuna Salad

It is said that the best chefs work their way up the culinary rungs. This was exactly the case with Chef John Keller whose passion for the restaurant business awakened at the age of 14 while he worked as a … Continue reading

Urban Chickens: Getting To Know Your Chicken (Infographic)

Wait. Chicken in the city? That’s ridiculous. Urban garden may seem fine but Urban Poultry? I can’t figure it out. But hey they are actually becoming popular. Why? With this issue with food borne illnesses due to food handling you … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: John Villa’s Lo Mein Salad Recipe

How to make Tao Chef John Villa’s Lo Mein Salad Recipe Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Oscar del Rivero’s Cactus Salad With Portobello Mushroom

I was so excited when Chef Oscar del Rivero offered his Cactus salad recipe. Cactus is not usually on the menu in most American kitchens and I am thrilled at the chance to give it a little love. Chef del … Continue reading

Study: Ethnic Breakdown of Fast-Food Eaters

Placed, a location analytics firm, claims to provide one of the most comprehensive views into U.S. consumers’ relationship with fast food and fast casual restaurants including analysis of the top brands, demographic trends and competitor customer profiles. Placed Chief Executive … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Herve Malivert’s Poached Halibut in Olive Oil

When you are French, your father is a cheese maker, and you’re in the kitchen at the tender age of 12, you’re pretty much destined for culinary greatness. This is the case with Chef Hervé Malivert. His father was a … Continue reading

Study: Dental Damage From Diet Soda Bad As Meth & Crack

Based on a new study published in the journal General Dentistry, heavy consumption of diet soda can damage teeth as badly as methamphetamine or crack cocaine, according to a news report on Fox. Dr. Mohamed Bassiouny, a professor of restorative … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Claude Godard’s Prince Edward Island Mussel and Fennel Salad

There are only 15 Maîtres Cuisiniers de France in New York City. Chef Claude Godard is one of the few to hold this title. Master Chefs of France are tasked with “preserving and spreading the French culinary arts, encouraging training in cuisine, and assisting … Continue reading

Heilila Vanilla Mojito Recipe

New Zealand-based Heilala Vanilla, grows, manufactures and distributes of a premium and award-winning vanilla products. Heilala Vanilla is the only vanilla in the world that is direct from plantation to pantry with no traders or outside distributors. They also adhere … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Ken Arneson’s BBQ Chicken Salad

Hilton Chef Ken Arneson’s BBQ Chicken Salad Recipe Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Chef Steven Gallo’s Integrale Pasta

Galli Restaurant has figured out a way to get into your bikini (or board shorts) this summer without giving up your craving for pasta. Chef Steven Gallo of Galli Restaurant has crafted a dish that not only screams summer, it … Continue reading

New Plastic Tea Bags Are Potentially Toxic

Writing for the Atlantic, Los Angeles based journalist Taylor Orci raises some serious questions about the safety of the new tea bags some companies are using. These so-called flow-through Infuser bags are described as having an innovative and revolutionary design … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Chef John DeLoach’s Seared Sea Scallops

It takes quite a skilled chef to take attention away from NYC’s hottest dance club and onto his dishes. This is what Chef John DeLoach has done at LAVO New York, where he is currently the Executive Chef, working with … Continue reading