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Making Insanely Good Potstickers Is Easier Than You Thought

Dumplings are great. Crêpes are great. The combination of the two? We will let you be the judge.

Here Are Germany’s 2017 Michelin Stars

28 new restaurants grabbed their first star this year It’s Michelin season, and the onslaught of stars continues: Today, the guidebook publisher announced its 2017 restaurant ratings for Germany. There were no shakeups at the top ofShow More Summary

7542, Pure puerh power

Enjoying the qi of 7542 raw puerh "Ever heard of Cha Chi?" is an article I wrote in 2005 and I've noticed that it continues to be read on a regular basis. New tea drinkers seem to have a hard time to understand this concept of energy felt in the body. Show More Summary

‘Top Chef’ Recap: Gluttons for Punishment

It's previous cheftestants versus newbies in the season 14 premiere Well, 2016 has been a challenging year. We've endured a nasty election cycle, a deep political divide, and countless painful celebrity deaths — plus Jared Leto's method acting. Show More Summary

Doctors Say Drinking Too Much Water Can Be Dangerous

Advising patients to "stay hydrated" when ill could actually make things worse, according to King’s College Hospital doctors.

Washington wines on the world stage: a seminar looking at Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon

This was an interesting tasting that attempted to put Washington State’s wines in context by blind tasting them with some stiff international competition. We tasted double blind, although in each flight the first wine was sighted, and from Washington State. Greg Harrington of Gramercy Cellars led the tasting. He was an MS (master sommelier) in the [...]

Special Sauce: Ruth Reichl on Gourmet's Demise and the Future of Food Journalism

In a million years, I would never have guessed Ruth Reichl's guilty pleasure: "Onion rings," she told me during part two of our conversation on Special Sauce. "I can't resist a good onion ring." That's not the only surprising answer you'll hear on this week's episode from the woman I call the first rock star food journalist.

Heritage Brewing Barrel-Aged Bradford

The post, Heritage Brewing Barrel-Aged Bradford, first appeared on The Barley Blog. Back in December of 2013, a week or so prior to Heritage Brewing’s grand opening, I had the opportunity to sample a […] The post, Heritage Brewing Barrel-Aged Bradford, first appeared on The Barley Blog.

Review: Jefferson’s Reserve Old Rum Cask Finish Bourbon

Jefferson’s latest release is this special edition, which takes standard, fully-matured Jefferson’s Reserve Bourbon and finishes it in Gosling’s Family Reserve Old Rum barrels. The barrels themselves have a compelling history — they held bourbon for four years, then held… Continue reading ?

Blast from the Past: Experimenting with a Samovar

22 hours agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Given the high number of Russian immigrants in our area of the Pacific Northwest, we recently decided to try out their time-honored way of drinking tea.  We took a trip to a nearby store that sells groceries and kitchen supplies forShow More Summary

American Thanksgiving in Hong Kong was served with Salmonella

At least 33 customers of an American restaurant were sickened from the turkey served as part of a Thanksgiving dinner. The restaurant, Dan Ryan’s, is cooperating with the investigation into the illnesses by Hong Kong’s Food and Environmental Hygiene Department. Ryan’s has also said it will cover medical costs and provide unspecified support to those... Continue Reading

UK takes one year snap shot of E. coli resistant bacteria sources

A year-long evaluation of meat, fruit and vegetables from retail stores in five regions of the United Kingdom as sources of extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing and carbapenem-resiislant Escherichia coli is being published in the January 2017 issue of the International Journal of Food Microbiology. Show More Summary

Latest NARMS report contains some positive findings

The National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS), established in 1996, is out with its latest data—covering the year 2014 and showing low levels of salmonella in poultry and meat in the United States. NARMS, founded in 1998, involves state and local public health departments and universities in cooperation with the U.S. Show More Summary

The Secret to Slicing Aged Cheddar

YouTube Link: The Secret to Slicing Aged Cheddar More Videos: Helen's Kitchen ChannelMandolineCut Resistant Gloves

DBO Home Tastemakers' Table

Like most photographers, I "met" Dana Brandwein and Daniel Oates through the prop stylists I've worked with along the years. As a lover of beautiful props myself, I instantly found myself drawn to their line of ceramics, DBO Home. The funny thing is that on a photoshoot, we use plates and dishes for the photos, carefully clean them and put them away. Show More Summary

New Hawaii Hepatitis A Shot Class Settled

A settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit against New Hawaii Sea Restaurant, formerly of the Bronx, New York. Approximately 3,000 people received Hepatitis A vaccinations after being exposed to the illness by the restaurant in September 2013 and all are included in the class-action lawsuit. Show More Summary

Clean Comfort Food: Sweet Potato Fries with a Spicy Dip

Sweet potato fries with spicy almond dip is clean comfort food that you don't have to feel guilty about.  Sweet potatoes are rich in fiber and provide an excellent source of beta-carotene, vitamin C and potassium.

30+ Gift-Worthy Wine Stoppers For Every Personality

Having a cute wine stopper to top your bottle is almost as enjoyable as drinking the glass of wine itself. There's a perfect wine accessory for every type of personality and every wine-drinking friend you've got. This year, opt for a...Show More Summary

Cuisinart Convection Bread Maker Review

This Cuisinart Convection Bread Machine Review will go over both PROs and CONs of this machine. We baked a total of 8 loaves of bread for this review (and gained 5 pounds in the process). Cuisinart Convection Bread Maker Review Both my Mom and I bake a lot of bread in our respective bread machines. Show More Summary

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