When compared to what is normally considered gourmet, performance artist Karla Diaz clearly stated the point of this project goes way beyond the idea of cooking itself. More »
A few months ago, I started an elimination diet under the guidance of a nutritionist. This wound up with me eating roughly paleo, not because I think that the paleo diet makes legitimate sense on its own, but because the paleo diet roughly aligned with the foods I’ve been able to tolerate eating for the… More »
Do you love preparing food carefully and, ergo, a good, sharp knife? Well then let me tell you, you are going to love this video from (my new favorite YouTube channel) Peaceful Cuisine with a handy demonstration on how to use whetstones to sharpen knives. I just watched the whole 12-minute thing, and… More »
It’s hot and you want to eat food, so eat this salad and be happy. More »
Tomorrow is National Donut Day! Dunkin’ Donuts and several other sellers of glazed goodness are offering free donuts, but if you can’t get to a store, why not make some of your own? Since we rarely see homemade donuts at a bake sale or pot luck, I always assumed that making your own was some impossible feat. More »
One of my goals in life is to at some point become the kind of person who hosts effortless dinner parties on the regular. We all know these goddesses of food and home who pull off lovely evenings with whatever they’ve got to work with, whether they live in a sprawling house or in the smallest (or… More »
The worst part about cooking for yourself is portion control. It’s not that I’m incapable of cutting a recipe in half, it’s that I have no clue what I’m going to do with the remainder of the rapidly decaying cutlets pathetically lounging in their styrofoam tray, and that’s how you end up with 43 panko-parmesan… More »
If your patience for that New Year’s health resolution is dangerously close to running out, here in the middle of February when you just want to eat macaroni and cheese and swaddle yourself in blankets on your couch, I have a motivation injection for you: Some tips from badass nutritionist and chef-to-the-stars Ariane Resnick!
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I don’t know about where you are, but here in Chicago, it’s 17˚ Fahrenheit. At this point in the winter, all I want to do is shroud myself in soft blankets and drink beer.
Which brings us to this collection of recipes! Who knew beer was so versatile? Of course, beer tastes the… More »
Making a salad at home is a pain in the ass and everyone knows it. Too much chopping! Too much washing! Too many partially-used ingredients sitting in your fridge afterward! BAH HUMBUG. NO SALAD.
Just kidding. I love salad. Greens are the most nutrient-dense food on the planet, and we as much as we… More »
PUT DOWN THE SALTINES, FRIEND. We both know you’ve been snacking on crackers for the last few weeks for one of three reasons:
You’re sick and you can only eat crackers without wanting to vom.
You’re sick and you’re trying to make your soup more tolerable.
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You know what’s even better than a box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day? A box of homemade, custom-curated chocolates on Valentine’s Day!
One great thing about truffles is that they are almost painfully easy to make – by and large, you melt chocolate with cream, mix in flavors, roll it into balls, cool… More »
My mom grew up in South Dakota and Nebraska. She was the second of seven children, and the first daughter, which meant that she was the child most tasked with helping to prepare meals. Those two facts factored largely into my fish-less childhood — my mom did all the cooking, and she had absolutely no… More »
David Tran’s Huy Fong sriracha sauce is so popular that it inspired counterfeit sriracha. It has inspired fanatic prints. JC Penney sells a sriracha shirt. I know that it’s getting trashed on food blogs as a trend that needs to die, but honestly, I feel like sriracha is the skinny jeans of condiments — it’s… More »
Skillet cookies: The only cookies guaranteed – designed – to be warm when you eat them.
Skillet cookies: As good with ice cream as without. Take that, every other dessert. Skillet cookies render ice cream irrelevant.
Skillet cookies: Almost impossible to burn. … More »
I really, really enjoy cooking and am pretty much the anti-thesis of a picky eater. When I look at a menu, everything looks and sounds delicious. That said, when I go into a grocery store or peruse the local farmer’s market, I find myself strangely intimidated by certain vegetables. It took me awhile to finally… More »
Got some free time this weekend? Here are some suggestions for how to spend it… … More »
I resent only being given the choice to put olive oil, and not butter, on my bread at restaurants. It’s not because I’m inherently opposed to olive oil because of my deep and abiding love for butter; it’s because restaurants don’t take care of their olive oil and it goes rancid.
Olive oil (and… More »
Remember that commercial where every guest walks through the door at Thanksgiving dinner saying “we brought the green bean casserole” and then that’s all the family has to eat? None of us want to be that guy, right? This is why being asked to bring a dish to Thanksgiving dinner can be all kinds of stressful. Traditional… More »