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10 Easy Dinners Made with Pantry Staples

Oh winter! The bad weather, the cold, and the general hibernation that it encourages in all of us—it’s enough to make you want to stock up, cook big batches of food, and stay indoors. Or at the very least it’s enough to make you notShow More Summary

Big Jones closed for 3-week renovation

Big Jones (5347 N. Clark St.), the Andersonville restaurant praised for its scholarly approach to Southern-American cooking, has closed for extensive interior renovations. The restaurant is scheduled to reopen March 23. In the meantime, Big Jones will be completely transformed. When the dust settles,...

Video: vintage at Gabrielskloof part 1

While I was taking part in vintage at Gabrielskloof a couple of weeks ago, I did quite a bit of filming. So I’ll be making three films, and this is the first, focusing on the vineyards. Picking decisions, picking grapes, then picking up the picked grapes. Harvest at Gabrielskloof: Managing red wine ferments Vineyard sampling Collecting grapes Pressing Chenin Blanc [...]

Dominos are falling in world’s largest listeriosis outbreak

The World Health Organization reiterated Monday that South Africa’s ongoing foodborne illness outbreak is the largest listeriosis outbreak ever recorded globally. Health officials in South Africa on Sunday named a ready-to-eat meat product...Show More Summary

Flank Steak with Orange and Avocado Salsa

Flank steak, a long and flat cut of beef with a pronounced grain, has steadily grown in popularity over the years. In a matter of decades, this inexpensive butcher’s secret has come to occupy a prominent place in the meat case. Flank...Show More Summary

The craziest ways Olive Garden customers have tried to get more unlimited breadsticks

According to a surprising Reddit thread, Olive Garden employees have had to cut customers off from their unlimited breadsticks for a bevy of unusual reasons. On a Reddit thread titled "Olive Garden employees who have had to cut somebody off from unlimited breadsticks and salad, what happened?"...

A vertical of Château Pichon Baron, 2001-2014

Second-growth Château Pichon Baron is one of the great vineyard terroirs in Bordeaux. Located in Pauillac, just opposite Latour, it boasts three of the five Médoc first growths as near neighbours. Christian Seely was in London to present an extensive vertical of the modern era of Pichon Baron. ‘Pichon is capable of making wines that are [...]

GAO says FDA needs to work on ‘prioritizing and sequencing’

The Food and Drug Administration has been getting at least $1 billion annually in recent years, including salaries for at least 4,300 full-time professionals, for food safety and nutrition. Since the enactment of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in January 2011, FDA has published 33 proposed or final key recommendations, and 111 draft or... Continue Reading

How to Make Homemade Pasta (Without a Pasta Maker!)

I’ve been making pasta from scratch for about eight years now, often with a child standing at each hip, and all without using a pasta maker. Sometimes gadgets can be barriers to experimentation in the kitchen, but a small kitchen or a lack of funding shouldn’t prevent anyone from making delicious homemade food. Show More Summary

One chef's social experiment: Charge minorities $12, white people $30

Approach Tunde Wey's lunch counter/sociology experiment at the Roux Carre market in New Orleans, and — if you're white — you'll have a decision to make. And it's not just whether you want to try his jollof rice or his fried plantains. Wey serves his Nigerian food with a lesson about racial wealth...

21 foods that are killing your sex drive

Food and sex have a long, complicated history. For years we've heard that what we eat can have sexual effects that work on both a psychosomatic level and a physiological level. Supported in part by mythological beliefs and in part by actual science, we have widely accepted that what turns us on...

This Honey Lemon Chicken Will be Your Go-To on Busy Nights

The following post was originally featured on RecipeTin Eats and written by Nagi Maehashi. This rarely happens, and it usually only lasts 24 hours, but I can officially say: I'm cooked out. Between cooking for Easter both in real life...Show More Summary

KitchenAid 3.5 Cup Mini Food Processor, reviewed

The food processor is one of my favorite kitchen appliances. My full size processor is a Magimix and it is fantastic – but it is also quite large, and while it does come with smaller bowls for making smaller recipes, there are times when I want something even easier to use.... The post KitchenAid 3.5 Cup Mini Food Processor, reviewed appeared first on Baking Bites.

25 years marked by change

Editor’s note: This opinion column by Richard Raymond was originally published by and is reprinted here with permission. Lives were lost but because of the losses many more lives have subsequently been lived happily and disease free, at least free of diseases spread by contaminated food. Twenty-five years ago, Riley Detwiler of Bellingham, WA,... Continue Reading

Salted Whole Wheat Butterscotch Blondies with Pecans

Dense, chewy blondies are always a hit when I bake them. They’re easy to make and very delicious – a combination that I can’t resist. It is easy to put a twist on a basic blondie recipe, just as it is easy to change things up with your favorite chocolate chip cookie... The post Salted Whole Wheat Butterscotch Blondies with Pecans appeared first on Baking Bites.

Steve’s brand raw dog food recalled after Salmonella found

Steve’s Real Food of Salt Lake City, Utah is recalling it’s “Raw Frozen Dog Food Turkey Canine Recipe” dog food because of possible Salmonella contamination. The recall is of particular public health concern because of the potential hazard to both human and animal health, according to the FDA’s advisory. Show More Summary

Lemony Broccoli Rabe with White Beans

Years ago, I was with a group of friends talking about the dishes that our mothers made all the time and that became our idea of comfort food. One of the women said that her Italian-American mom made broccoli rabe and cooked it withShow More Summary

The sheet pan is the most versatile item in your kitchen

There are plenty of tools in your kitchen that are best treated with some TLC. Knives? Keep 'em sharp. Nonstick pans? Don't scratch the coating. Glass dishes? No going from hot to cold unless you want to break them. Thankfully, there's at least one item that can take a beating and still keep on...

Banana Coconut Muffins

These Banana Coconut Muffins may just be one of my new favorite variations on traditional banana bread. They’re much quicker to make than a full sized loaf and are incredibly satisfying to eat – especially if you enjoy all baked goods with banana and coconut. While I wouldn’t consider banana bread... The post Banana Coconut Muffins appeared first on Baking Bites.

Warning: Organic, raw goat milk cheese positive for Listeria

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball warns consumers not to eat The Maiden’s Creamery “Wild Meadow” raw goat milk cheese made in South New Berlin because of possible Listeria contamination. So far, no illnesses have been reported in connection with the goat cheese made by by Mark Harvey, 1277 Copes Corner Road. The product... Continue Reading

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