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Book Review: But First, Champagne, by David White

9 minutes agoFood & Drink / Wine : Vinography

Six months ago, if you asked me what book to get if you wanted to learn more about Champagne, I would have been hard pressed to answer the question. Lucky for us, someone asked my friend and fellow wine writer and blogger David White...Show More Summary

What to Cook: What to Cook This Week

Don’t give in to laziness: Take a few minutes to plan, and you’ll eat beautifully for days.

Domino’s Terrible Plan to Deliver Pizza By Reindeer Is Officially Dead

Looks like a bunch of Japanese reindeer are once again about to hit the job market. Let’s hope there’s a Shakey's Pizza in Hokkaido that just so happens to be looking to attract some pizza-loving Laplanders.

Biscuits and Chorizo Gravy Make the Perfect Marriage Between Mexico and The South

These ain’t your grandma’s biscuits and gravy—not unless your grandma happens to be a badass woman who doesn't mind skirting tradition to add a little Mexican flavor.

Gift Guide 2016

The best holiday gifts for serious food lovers.

Sunday tea class

What's the right teapot size for Wuyi Yan Cha? Here's a familiar situation at our tea class. Every week, we take turns to set up a Chaxi. And then, when we are all set, we often find out that the teapot we've brought is not a good fit for the tea we're going to brew. Show More Summary

Review: El Consuelo Tequila Reposado

El Consuelo is a new brand just launched this year. It is one of only a few USDA-certified organic tequilas, made with Highland agave and, curiously, is aged in Cognac barrels instead of the usual bourbon barrels. We received the… Continue reading ?

Bacterial infections traced to raw milk products in Ohio

An unknown number of people have been infected with Campylobacter bacteria in unpasteurized raw milk from Sweet Grass Dairy’s herd share program in Ohio. State officials issued a public health alert about the dairy’s raw milk products Friday in connection with an investigation into foodborne illnesses, according to the alert from the Ohio Department of... Continue Reading

Letter from The Editor: Turning the Page

Every once in a while in the news business, a feeling comes through our once ink-filled veins. It does not reach everyone at the same time or place, but eventually we all say it: “I think we’ve turned a page.” That’s what I began feeling during the past week or so. Part of it is certainly due... Continue Reading

FDA warns against Apple Tree goat cheeses because of Listeria

A federal consumer advisory warns the public against eating goat cheese products made by Apple Tree Goat Dairy of Richfield, PA, because Listeria monocytogenes has been confirmed in the company’s products and production facility. The cheeses were sold in Washington D.C. Show More Summary

Smoked mackerel from Philippines could cause botulism

New York officials have warned the public to not eat Phil Am branded smoked mackerel — Hasa Hasa — because it was not eviscerated and could contain spores that cause botulism poisoning. The fish is a product of the Philippines and is sold by the Asian Supermarket Group Inc. of Albany, NY, according to the... Continue Reading

Tasting Report: Wines of the Petaluma Gap, 2016

Draw a line eastward from Bodega Bay to Sonoma, and another one parallel to that about 10 miles to the south. Congratulations, you’ve just outlined, roughly, the Petaluma Gap, a much-discussed region of Sonoma County (plus a bit of Marin… Continue reading ?

This Week in Food Porn: Sandwiches and Smoked Salmon

As another week slides into the dinners and drinks of a winter weekend, why not scroll through some of the most delicious food photographs uploaded to Instagram this week?

Three from Hoffmann & Rathbone, impressive English wines

Really enjoyed these three from Hoffmann & Rathbone, a high-quality negotiant operation based in Sussex. Hoffmann & Rathbone Classic Cuvée Brut 2010 Sussex, England 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Meunier. 12% alcohol, 10 g/l TA, 7 g/l dosage. Debut vintage from Ulrich Hoffmann. Very bright and focused with pithy, tight lemon and grapefruit characters. There’s [...]

How to Make Your Own Ethiopian Berbere Spice Blend at Home

18 hours agoFood & Drink / Cooking : Foodista

Berbere (pronounced bur-bur-uh) is an intriguing spice blend from Ethiopia and Eritrea that’s full of intoxicating spices like allspice berries, fenugreek seeds, ajwain, and more.

How to Eat Like a Gravedigger

"The fragrant steam of beef liver seasoned with a copious amount of sliced onions and chiles toreados mixes with the smell of wet dirt coming from a recently opened grave."

A Very Brief History of the Battle Between Fast-Food Workers and Police

Name tag-wearing fast-food vigilantes use whatever they have on hand—condiments, a mouthful of spit, and their own restaurant’s speakers—to carry out their own brand of justice.

Is the wait finally over for Budlong fried chicken in Lincoln Park? Plus: Kebab truck gets a bar, more restaurant news

LINCOLN PARK - Believe it or not — and we wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t — the Budlong could finally open its new Lincoln Park location in the next few days, according to Eater. The long-awaited outlet of the Nashville hot chicken joint, which has one location in Revival Food Hall in the Loop,...

Meet the Navajo Chef Cooking Indigenous Cuisine at Standing Rock

On Thanksgiving, a holiday which serves as a reminder of genocide and ongoing oppression to the continent’s original inhabitants, the water protectors at Standing Rock gathered for an indigenous feast.

Truffle Farming, International Desserts, and More Great Reads

Seven of this week’s top food-inpired stories Whip up a fresh cup of Midwestern-style egg coffee and settle in with some of this week’s best food-inspired stories. Satisfy your sweet tooth (and curiosity) with Food52’s deep dive into...Show More Summary

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