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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

Outer Space Smells Like Steak & Tastes Like Raspberries

In a novel, including the description of an odor when describing a place is a powerful writing tool, because unless the feature characteristic of a place is customarily associated by a particular odor, like a garbage dump, or a fish … 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

12 Facts About Nutella

The world loves Nutella and so do I. I lived in a predominately Italian neighborhood in New  Jersey as a child, and my next-door neighbor Maria would sneak us white bread and Nutella sandwiches. These were days to cherish. Now I eat … 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

One Dozen Fun Facts About Donuts (Infographic)

Who loves donuts? I mean, who doesn’t love donuts? Here’s some fun facts about the donuts that we love so much. They are perfect with coffee, milk, or anything. We can eat them in the morning, noon, night, even midnight. … 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

Dog Food May be More Nutritious than School Lunches

Fussy moms who worry about what Junior may be eating in the school cafeteria might be better off sending him to school with a can of dog food.  A recent investigation of the school lunch program by USA Today revealed … Continue reading

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

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

It’s Not Often You Get Carded Buying Beer-Flavored Ice Cream

Frozen Pints, an Atlanta manufacturer, sells seven beer ice creams with more than 0.5 percent alcohol by volume, which in Georgia is considered an alcoholic product and can be sold only to people of legal drinking age. Frozen Pints has … Continue reading

Where to Eat on 4th of July in NYC

So the economy got you down and you weren’t able to head to the Hamptons. You also could not bring yourself to hit up the Jersey Shore. You’re in Manhattan, you’re hot, you’re hungry, and you need somewhere to at … Continue reading

Company Creates Horsemeat Ice Cream

According to an EU-funded research media center, the Brussels funded projects “Prospare” and “Rosano” have invented a method of creating “enriched” ice-cream, fortified with “disused” animal products which are normally thrown away by the meat industry as being unfit for … 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

Drinking Champagne Could Delay Alzheimer’s And Improve Memory

Studies show moderate champagne blanc de noir consumption may slow down Alzheimer Disease 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 Summer Recipes: Tung Ngo’s Summer Pineapple Sandwich

Nom Nom Burger’s Owner Tung Ngo Shares his Summer Pineapple Sandwich Recipe Continue reading

Take a Beercation: Top 10 Beer-Themed Getaways

The best vacation ideas for beer lovers 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

New Party Cups Detect Date Rape Drugs – Turn Red

DrinkSavvy has created party cups that change color when date rape drugs are added to them. 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

18 Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Foods pregnant women should avoid Continue reading

Why Some McDonald’s Products Take 4 Years to Launch

With 34,480 restaurants in 119 countries, including Cuba and France, McDonald’s has an incredibly large global presence, in which two-thirds of their total revenue is made outside of the U.S. And according to the company, a McDonald’s is slated to … Continue reading

How To Make Healthier Choices At Fast-Food Restaurants

What are the healthiest choices at Fast Food restaurants Continue reading

Did Coca-Cola Steal Their Formula Over 100 Years Ago?

Nuez de Kola Coca developed in Aielo de Malferit, a small Spanish town may have been the original Coca Cola. Continue reading

Study: Crabs and Lobsters Feel Pain When Boiled Alive

Studies show crustaceans do indeed feel pain. Continue reading

11 Reasons Why You Should Eat Turmeric

Studies show that the spice turmeric may help with Alzheimer’s, diabetes, Chemotheraphy, anti-inflamation, blood thinning, and depression. Continue reading

A Fantastic Father’s Day Celebration at Home

Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday of June, the time of the year where our dear Fathers, Dads and other father-figures are given honor and recognition for their hard work, dedication, and love for his family. This holiday was … Continue reading

Ultimate Guide to Celebrity Wine

A complete list of celebrity wines Continue reading

6 New Ben & Jerry’s Flavors Inspired by Book Themes

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield grew up in Merrick, Long Island. They first met in junior high school, where they began a lasting friendship. Jerry finished college but couldn’t get into any med schools; Ben got into several colleges but … Continue reading

Toxic Sweetener Aspartame Changes Name to AminoSweet

Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. According to Dr. Mercola, an osteopathic physician and leading health advocate, Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to … Continue reading

Updated 2013 “Dirty Dozen” List

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) 2013 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce. Continue reading