What is FriendsEAT?

FriendsEAT is an online social community for foodies. Our blog is the pulse of what's going on in the culinary community. Join the hundreds of thousands people following FriendsEAT.

Got Tips for FriendsEAT:
us@friendseat.com

The Team

Follow FriendsEAT on

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  •  
  • Find us on Google+

Popular Articles

Sorry. No data so far.

Disclaimer

The opinions in this blog are the sole opinion of the authors and in no way reflect views of Binary Bits, LLC.

Articles under "updates"

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

Lab-Grown Meat: Is It Doomed To Fail?

Despite good intentions, lab grown “in vitro” meat does not taste or have the texture of real meat. Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Chef Sal Scognamillo’s Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara, one of Italy’s most delicious dishes, and one of everyone’s favorites atNYC’s landmark, Patsy’s Italian Restaurant. I know you think you can’t possibly enjoy this and keep your figure, but there are ways. And lucky for all of … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Toni Willard-Young’s Strawberry Cupcake Cones

Chef Toni Willard-Young’s Strawberry Cupcake Cone Recipe Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Oscar del Rivero’s Ceviche Peruano

Oscar del Rivero is the executive chef 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. A native of Mexico, del Rivero is a … Continue reading

Best Butter Taste Test (Cheap Vs. Expensive)

Huffington Post editors recently decided to conduct a best butter taste test. They blind tasted four butters of varying price points and qualities available at the grocery store. Their tasters gravitated towards a more expensive butter over the cheaper ones, … Continue reading

McDonald’s Arch Deluxe Recipe

How to make a McDonald’s Arch Deluxe Continue reading

Breast Milk-Flavored Lollipops, Seriously?

A gourmet lollipop company called Lollyphile, based in Austin, Texas is offering new Breast Milk Lollipops, meant to mimic the flavor of a mother’s milk. Jason Darling, the owner of the company, told ABC News no actual breast milk is … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Terry Walters’ Jícama Strawberry Guacamole

Going vegan (or vegetarian) does not have to suck. If you’re thinking of making that lifestyle change, Terry Walter’s Clean Food is an essential for your kitchen. Terry is one of the original leaders of the clean-eating movement. She shares … Continue reading

Is The Luxury of Copper Cookware Worth The Extra Price?

Are copper pots really better than other types of pots? Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Ken Arneson’s Smoked Brisket Salad

How to make Chef Ken Arneson’s Smoked Brisket Salad Recipe Continue reading

Top 8 Food Items You Thought Were Good But Are Bad

8 food items you thought were good for you that are actually bad Continue reading

Lisbon’s Mercado Da Ribeira

We’ve been traveling the world and taking stock of the “Les Halles” of the world. We’ve been to Cali, Colombia to the Galeria Alameda, a few of the Eataly locations throughout the world, and (of course) the famous “Les Halles de Paul … Continue reading

How To Eat Healthy When You’re Broke

Tips on feeding your family as healthy as possible when you’re broke or on a budget. Continue reading

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