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17 Exciting Ways to Devour Bacon

During the last thirty years, America’s affinity for bacon has moved from mild obsession to bacon mania, thanks in large part to the Internet and progressive chefs like Heston Blumenthal, who popularized dishes rooted in molecular gastronomy such as Smoked … Continue reading

Bizarre Rodeo Food — Insect Pizza and Bacon Cotton Candy

State fairs were originally competitive exhibitions of livestock (rodeos), handicrafts, and baked goods, but expanded to include food vendors, amusement rides, games, races, and music. (source) As CultureMap — a source for news and events in Houston — points out, … Continue reading

8 Step Beginner’s Guide to French Wine

The most celebrated red wines, white wines, sparkling wines, and sweet wines all come from France, who has led the world in winemaking for centuries. According to “French Wine For Dummies,” French wines differ from American wines in three major … Continue reading

14 Outrageous Ways To Make Coffee

In the fifties and sixties, the primary method used to brew coffee was with a coffee percolator. Today, most everyone I know uses the drip coffee method to brew their morning cup of coffee, which originated in the 1970′s with … Continue reading

5 Ways to Shoot Food Photos Like a Pro With Your Phone

No matter where they may be, foodies who appreciate a beautifully arranged plate of food are tempted to grab their smartphone and start shooting. (source) FriendsEAT co-founder Blanca Valbuena has a natural gift for food photography and has compulsively snapped … Continue reading

The 25 Funniest Food Name Fails Ever

Most food companies are willing to shell out millions of bucks just to come up with the perfect name, logo, and packaging design to entice their potential consumers into buying their products. But then, there are these companies (mostly Chinese … Continue reading

10 Best Beer and Wine Drinking Bicycles

The European trade publication “The Drinks Business” has assembled an amusing collection of unique bicycles. While most bikes are designed for speed or rough terrain, these bicycles are devoted to the ease and convenience of transporting your favorite beer and … Continue reading

The People Behind The Wineries of Chianti Classico

Now that you’ve gotten to know the region of Chianti Classico, it’s time to get to know the people behind it. Watch the videos to get to know some of what we consider to be the best wineries of Chianti … Continue reading

19 Myths You Should Know About Nutrition

Good nutrition plays a vital role in preventing many known health issues. A poor diet can cause deficiency diseases such as scurvy, and can contribute to obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. But not all nutritional advice is sound. For … Continue reading

10 Yummy Homemade Soup Recipes

When it comes to comfort food, what’s more consoling than a hearty, hot bowl of homemade soup? And one of the nice things about soup is that you can prepare a big pot, eat it all day, and then save … Continue reading

7 Celebrity Diet Tricks That Work (And 7 You Should Avoid)

We all wonder how Hollywood stars stay so lean and thin, and while eating right and exercise is usually their stock explanation for having beautiful bodies, some celebrities risk their health and lives to stay thin. Here are 7 diet … Continue reading

A Rare Look At The Favorite Foods of 5 U.S. Presidents

Whenever I travel, I get a kick out of conducting a little historical research on my destination. Information on a city or town’s background always adds an interesting dimension to a visit. That same enriched experience can apply to food, … Continue reading

The 5 Most Desired Salads Among Hollywood Celebrities

In the most weight conscious place on earth, Hollywood is the salad capital of the world, and has created many of the most famous salads on the planet: the Cobb salad, the Chopped Salad, and the Caesar Salad. In her … Continue reading

7 Exciting, Delicious Recipes For Homemade Ketchup

Ketchup, America’s favorite condiment, was actually invented in 17th century China, and was a concoction of pickled fish and spices called it kê-chiap — meaning the brine of pickled fish or shellfish. (source) By the early 18th century, the table … Continue reading

Healthy Baking Substitutions (Infographic)

One thing I could say, this is a brilliant idea! This is one of things everyone should be doing: substituting butter and sugar with some healthier ingredients. This healthy baking substitutions chart will help you bake healthier food. The source … Continue reading

Fargginay Bacon Cologne

Nope, not an April Fools Joke, Fargginay has developed a cologne that men have dreamed of throughout the ages: Bacon Cologne. The product website says that the original Eau de parfum was developed in France by a Parisian butcher that … Continue reading

Support The Search for Israeli Cuisine

Our good friend, documentary director Roger Sherman is working on a new exciting project: The Search for Israeli Cuisine: A documentary exploring the dozens of diverse cultures of Israel told through food: dynamic, inventive, traditional & unifying. The film is made … Continue reading

How To I.D. Genetically Modified Food at the Supermarket

Not many consumers realize that the FDA does not require genetically modified food to be labeled. That’s because the FDA has decided that you, dear consumer, don’t care if the tomato you’re eating has been cross bred with frog genes … Continue reading

9 Ways To Save Money on Organic Food

Food prices have increased the largest since 2011, and have more than doubled the 1.4 percent increase posted last year, according to USDA data. Bacon posted the largest percentage increase, up 12 percent, followed by ground chuck, which rose 10 … Continue reading

Top 10 Worst Children’s Cereals

According to a review released this month by the Environmental Working Group of 84 popular children’s breakfast cereal brands, Kellogg’s Honey Smacks, at nearly 56 percent sugar by weight, leads the list of the 10 worst children’s cereals. A one-cup … Continue reading

10 Natural Foods That Have An Extended Shelf Life

The shelf life of frozen food stored in the freezer varies from between one month to one to two years, depending on the food; Meals, Ready to Eat (MREs) last for up to five years without refrigeration. Some survivalists have … Continue reading

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