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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

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

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

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Hari Nayak’s Lentil & Spinach Soup (Dal Palak)

Born and raised in a small town in Coastal Southern India, Chef Hari Nayak started his culinary career at the tender age of 8 by making masala omelets, an Indian specialty, for his family. Hari graduated at the top of … Continue reading

25 Surprisingly Delicious Spam-Inspired Recipes

While Spam is admittedly not the healthiest food choice, for starving students, or those of us just trying to make ends meet at the end of the month, Spam is a cheap, affordable source of protein that keeps hunger at … Continue reading

Melt Away Depression With These 5 Good-Mood Foods

Delicious Living writers Caren Baginski and Elisa Bosley do a great job explaining how what we eat affects our mood. They point out that in 2012, antidepressants were the second most prescribed drug in the United States, and then juxtapose … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Rushton Smitherman’s Gingerbread Man Cocktail

Rushton Smitherman raises spirits and glasses at Coal Fired Bistro. His cocktails are known to be a reflection of both the classic Italian food served at CFB and of the speak-easy Prohibition era which inspired the restaurant. Rushton loves to … Continue reading

Meet South Korea’s “Soju” – The World’s Best-Selling Alcohol

Soju is not only Korea’s most well-known and esteemed spirit, the Jinro and Lotte soju brands are the first and third top selling alcohol brands in the world! (source) In Korea, which has the world’s highest per capita alcohol consumption, … Continue reading

Why These Great Cheeses Are Unavailable in America

According to most cheese experts, there are roughly 1000 types of cheese, classified by type of milk, moisture, mold content, methods of processing, and added flavorings. But as The Daily Meal’s Editor Haley Willard points out, since many types of … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Elana Horwich’s Chicken alla Cacciatore

Meal and a Spiel is a Los Angeles based cooking school and online resource for recipes, videos, and health information that successfully teaches “the career girl generation” to cook with passion. The spiels are written to allow cooks to enter into the … Continue reading

6 Dirt Cheap Ways To Celebrate New Year’s Eve

For those that went way over budget this year on Christmas gifts, or anyone that finds themselves lacking cash this New Year’s Eve, we dug up 6 ways to celebrate that will go very easy on the pocketbook. 1) Dick … Continue reading

How To Make Your Own Sriracha Hot Sauce

Sriracha sauce, a spicy Thai-style hot chili sauce is so hot the city of Irwindale, California attempted to halt production of the condiment over complaints that fumes from the makers, Fong Foods factory, leave neighbors with irritated eyes, throats and … Continue reading

French Cows Fed Fine Wine to Produce Primo Beef

Writing for The Telegraph, Peter Allen in Paris reports on French cows being fed up to two bottles of high quality wine every day as part of a project to produce the best beef in Europe. Allen claims the “Vinbovin” … Continue reading

How Christmas is Celebrated Around the World

Christmas is celebrated around the world, but the way people observe this holiday varies widely from country to country. Some traditions are so unique, they become one of the defining characteristics of their respective nations. FriendsEAT has compiled a list … Continue reading

Top Ten Affordable Sparkling Wines

More sparkling wine is consumed during the holidays than at any other time of year, and some sparkling wines are an attractive alternative to Champagne because of their quality and affordable price. GAYOT.com suggests these Top 10 Sparkling Wines featuring … Continue reading

Colombian Arepa de Queso Recipe

Colombia (and Venezuela) are known for their arepas. In Colombia (where I was born) there are regional varieties that are as different as the people in the country. We basically eat arepas with everything. They make an awesome breakfast, they … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipe: Chris Montero’s Mac n’ 3 Cheese

Chris Montero and his family are New Orleans institutions. His heart belongs to New Orleans and the kitchen. If you ask Chef Montero where he went to culinary school, he’ll quickly answer “The French Quarter!” Montero’s career began at Ralph … Continue reading

Thousands of Dolphins Slaughtered for Bait To Make Shark Fin Soup

Shark fin soup is considered a delicacy in many Asian cultures, and even though the soup is flavorless with a slithery texture, dining on shark fin soup is considered a status symbol. (Source) The soup, brewed from dried shark fins, … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipe: Jonah Kim’s Maryland Crab Okonomiyaki

Chef Jonah Kim of PABU Izakaya, was named a Semi-Finalist this year for a James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant. His modern Japanese Pub is modeled on Okonomiyaki, a popular street food, often described as a Japanese pizza. A … Continue reading

Say It Isn’t So: Hog Rectum Served as Fake Calamari?

This American Life, a weekly public radio show that’s broadcast on more than 500 stations to about 1.8 million listeners, aired a program early this year about a meat plant selling pig intestines as fake calamari (squid). (Source) Ben Calhoun, … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipe: Guy Cerina’s Tempura Atlantic Cod

Chef Guy Cerina is currently the executive chef for the neighborhood favorite, beer-centric restaurant/bar located right off of Times Square in Midtown Manhattan, The House of Brews. Guy has been an Executive Chef at several prestigious establishments over his long … Continue reading

Negra Modelo: Refreshing Dark Lager That Pairs Well With Food

When the team who represents the Negra Modelo brand, a dark style lager, recently contacted FriendsEAT to experience their craft beer, I was happy to give it a try. I enjoy drinking dark beers now and then and was told … Continue reading

5 Coffee Myths Exposed

Folgers is the number one coffee brand in America and holds a 15.6 percent share of the U.S. market by volume, followed by Maxwell House with 10 percent, Green Mountain with 4.3 percent, and then Starbucks with a 3.3 percent. … Continue reading

What’s Up With Japan’s Penguin Bars?

Kotaku Editor and Japan Times columnist Brian Ashcraft recently reported on all the Japanese penguin bars. One recently opened in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro. But there are at least three others, including Penguin Bar Fairy in Okinawa Prefecture, and Arekey Dinning Bar … Continue reading

Fall Recipe: Greg Ford’s Bayou Cioppino

Initially intended as a gift to his newly wed son, Greg Ford’s collection of his own recipes and of those passed on by family and friends went on to become the book “No Girls Allowed.” The Bay Area of California … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipe: Petros Kosmadakis’ Pork With Quinces

Born and raised in Crete, Chef Petros Kosmadakis, learned the secrets of the local cuisine at an early age at their own home, under the guidance of his grandmother. He went on to pursue his passion when he attended the … Continue reading

Is Double-Dipping Risky?

We’ve all done it at one time or another. Some call it double-dipping — scooping a huge corn chip in party dip or salsa, taking a bite and then placing the chip back into the bowl again for another scoop. … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipe: Adin Langille’s Lamb Boti

Junoon is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC, and I was thrilled when they received their well deserved Michelin star. It is a great value (check out their amazing lunch deal) and the food and service always over-deliver. I … Continue reading

6 Foods To Avoid on a First Date

First impressions are paramount when we initially meet someone we’re attracted to. We go to great lengths to look and smell our best in order to increase our desirability.  (Source) Berkeley Wellness, an online resource for evidence-based wellness information, notes … Continue reading