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"

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

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