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Choke-Proof Food That Tastes Like the Real Thing

In Japan, where more people die each year from choking than in traffic accidents, mush is getting a high-tech treatment.

CDC reports cruise ship outbreaks mostly norovirus

The holiday cruise season is steaming toward the New Year having logged less than one foodborne illness outbreak a month thus far in 2017 that met the CDC’s criteria for public posting. As of Dec. 8, there had been 10 such outbreaks involving nine ships from five cruise lines, according to the Centers for Disease... Continue Reading

Vinography Images: Mobius Among the Vines

Mobius Among the Vines SAINT-ÉMILION, FRANCE: The alluring curve of the roof designed by Christian de Portzamparc mirrors evening clouds above Chateau Cheval Blanc in Bordeaux. Cheval Blanc, which means "white horse" in French, is one...Show More Summary

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Hello everyone! We hope you are staying safe and warm and enjoying the holiday spirit wherever you are. As we gear up for the festive season, we thought we might share with you a few of our favorite ideas for holiday gifts this year. Happy Holidays! Continue reading "2017 Holiday Gift Guide" »

5 things to eat, drink, do this weekend

Holiday shopping is in full swing. Check out these local markets and support area businesses, or seek out refuge from the cold in the form of warm, festive cocktails. 1) Support local, independent businesses at Winterfest, hosted by the West Town Chamber of Commerce. Participating businesses include...

Gordon Ramsay Tried to Make Over a Soul Food Restaurant and It Didn’t Go Well

The owner rejected Ramsay’s menu changes Shouty chef Gordon Ramsay has been waltzing into run-down restaurants and using verbal abuse to turn them around for years, but soul food, it seems, falls outside his realm of expertise. Ramsay...Show More Summary

City Kitchen: A Spinach Lasagna Worthy of a Holiday Feast

Time-consuming but magnificent, this is a lasagna fancy enough for holiday dinners.

List of Five: Bobby Flay’s Recipe for Looking Tailored

The celebrity chef’s style tips include cozy sweaters and eating healthy.

What to Cook: How to Build a Gingerbread House

Get one started this weekend, using Julia Moskin’s excellent guide, and build it with kids, or for kids, in the days to come.

Sunday Routine: How Peter Zaharatos, Chocolate Artist, Spends His Sundays

The owner of SugarCube, a dessert shop in Long Island City, shops for Greek ingredients and plays violin with his children in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

How Thomas Ortega is redefining what Mexican food looks like at Playa Amor and Amor y Tacos

If you have been following the Chicano Cuisine guys, the homegrown chefs who have embraced Mexican American cooking that represents the tastes of Los Angeles, you know that their restaurants are some of the most vibrant in town at the moment, as happy to embrace the churro as an elaborate Oaxacan...

7 Aromatic Vanilla Extracts to Step Up Your Dessert Game

Bakers, it's time to break up with supermarket vanilla! Step up your game with these next-level vanilla extracts.

Our Favorite Gifts for the Beginner Cook

All the stuff a new cook needs, just in time for the holidays.

Book report: ‘Beer is for Everyone’

Once you’ve condensed what might be an entire post to a blurb that fits on the back of a book it may not rehydrate easily, not even with a healthy dose of beer. So this is what I wrote about Beer is for Everyone!: “The value of a fresh pair of eyes — or in […]

Christmas Cookies: Lemony Shortbread

Buttery shortbread is not only a favorite holiday treat but it makes a great gift. Our cookie platter would be lonely without it.

Classic Raspberry Linzer Cookies for Christmas

What's more lovely on a holiday cookie platter than beautiful Linzer cookies? These little sandwich cookies are surprisingly easy to make as they’re basically a sugar cookie with a bit of almond flour added. Just cut the dough, bake,...Show More Summary

Can Your Ceramic Cookware Give You Lead Poisoning?

Mass-produced crockpots and other ceramic food containers are probably safe, but handmade earthenware might merit a home test.

When the season gives you cauliflower, roast, broil, grill and stir-fry it

What’s in season: With colors ranging from pale orange to bright violet, even green, there’s a whole world of cauliflower to be found beyond the common white staple. Look for Romanesco cauliflower (also called Romanesco broccoli), a pale green variety originally from northern Italy and known for...

For Hanukkah, a celebration of olio nuovo , or new olive oil

From at least the 14th century, Jews have celebrated Hanukkah by deep-frying pastries — Iraqi zengoula, Indian jalabi, Spanish and Mexican buñuelos, Italian frittelle, Israeli sufganiyot — and, since the 19th century, pan-frying potato latkes. But it’s the oil — specifically olive oil — and not...

Stock Up On 3 Fonteinen, Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla Maple Shake & More via CraftShack

Better get your oven mitts on because CraftShack has the straight fire this week. While supplies last, snag some 3... read post The post Stock Up On 3 Fonteinen, Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla Maple... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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