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Listeria Outbreak Linked to Caramel Apples Catches Experts by Surprise

Foodborne illness investigators know to expect a bacteria like Listeria monocytogenes on just about any food product. But even so, caramel apples were not on anyone’s radar when it became clear they were linked to a Listeria outbreak that has been associated with five deaths and at least 28 illnesses in 10 states. The U.S.... Continue Reading

Peppermint Hot Chocolate and Other Mouthwatering Hot Chocolate Recipes

Winter means many many things. Ice skating, holiday shopping, lighting the fireplace and of course, mugs of rich and delicious hot chocolate.  While you can never go wrong with the classic, it never hurts to spruce up an old favorite and add a bit of spice.

Peppermint Brownie Whoopie Pies

The holiday season, when it comes to food, is all about specific flavors. Eating combinations of these flavors – orange and clove, vanilla and nutmeg, cranberry and pistachio, etc. – will make you think of the holidays no matter what form they turn up in. I also feel this way about the combination of peppermint...

Winecast 77 – Champagne

2 days agoFood & Drink / Wine : Winecast

My first true Winecast in 5 years to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this podcast and wine blog. Winecast 77 – Champagne originally appeared on Winecast. Licensed under Creative Commons.

Holiday Drink Recipe: Spiced and Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate

This Spiced Mexican Hot Chocolate recipe, created by food and travel writer Gwen Pratesi of Bunky Cooks, is wonderfully rich and creamy.  More like a dessert cocktail, it combines rustic stone ground organic chocolate of 70% cacao and raw sugar, with t

Immune Boosting Berry Green Smoothie Recipe

I start nearly every morning with some type of smoothie. Sometimes it’s veggie packed, other times it’s simply yogurt and fruit-based.

Healthier Ground Turkey Porcupine Meatballs with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

When you’re looking for an easy dinner recipe, porcupine meatballs fit the bill every time. Kids and adults alike love them, they cook up in no time, plus they’re easy to assemble. It's not a fancy meal, but this dish is comforting, filling and super tasty!

Wisconsin’s Campylobacter Outbreak Blamed on Raw Milk

A state and local investigation into last September’s Campylobacter jejuni outbreak in Wisconsin ended where it began — at the Durand High School football team dinner, where raw milk from a local farm was served. After a three-monthShow More Summary

Porridge and its (dis)contents: Congee, jok, haleem and what Grandma ate

Last week, we visited Porridge + Puffs, chef Minh Phan’s monument to the warm, oozy bowls of happiness that obsess so many of us this time of year, when temperatures plunge into the 50s at night, backyard trees groan with citrus and the waves are a bit too chilly to surf. Winter in Los...

Black Seed Bagels Shipping Nationwide; The Great Oreo Taste Test

Plus, a new beer recommendation app. NATIONAL — That hungover New Year's brunch just got so much better. Famed cult New York City bagel shop Black Seed Bagels is shipping their product nationwide for a limited time. Interested parties...Show More Summary

The Drinkhacker Shopping List – 12.19.2014

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Drinhacker Shopping List, our regular look back at the best and less-than-best of the last two weeks on the site. Once again we’ve got lots to offer this time around, suitable for … Continue...Show More Summary

13 Questions for the Creator of That Awful Hip Hop-Themed Restaurant Menu

Though perhaps the only question that needs to be asked is "why?" Former Top Chef contestant and D.C. chef Mike Isabella has successfully pissed off the internet today thanks to an ill-conceived "Biggie and Tupac Tribute Dinner" planned for his D.C. Show More Summary

Friday Feature Photo: Picos de Europa, Spain

2 days agoFood & Drink / Wine : CataVino

Photographer: Slawek Staszczuk Capture Date:  October 2012 Location: Posada De Valdeon, Castille y Leon, Spain About: The morning after the challenging climb from Cordiñanes to Collado Jermoso. Definitely better viewed in the lightbox (“L”). Show More Summary

Gramercy Tavern Chef Will Cook at New Whitney Restaurant

Michael Anthony, the executive chef of Gramercy Tavern, will move to Untitled on the High Line.

Labor Board Says McDonald's Illegally Retaliated Against Striking Employees

McDonald's and several of its franchisees are in trouble with the government. 2014 continues to suck for McDonald's: This year the McNugget behemoth has faced slumping sales, shutdowns in Russia, employee strikes for higher wages, a french...Show More Summary

This is How You Elevate a Holiday Dinner Party With Perfect Table Etiquette

There's no better time to throw a dinner party than the holidays. After all, it's the perfect excuse to try out all those amazing recipes you've been storing all year. If you want to truly elev... via

Starry Kitchen to launch $500,000 Kickstarter to save the restaurant

Starry Kitchen co-owner Nguyen Tran wants you to save his balls. We're of course referring to his crispy fried tofu balls, a staple on the restaurant's menu, along with the reserve-only Singaporean chile crab. 

Lawsuit Claims 'Tainted' Bob Evans' Meatloaf Killed Couple

The couple's children are suing the chain for $250,000. Is death by meatloaf possible? That's what the children of an elderly couple of who passed away in late 2012 and early 2013 believe. According to CNN, Mark and Ann Starcher believe...Show More Summary

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