Posts tagged "food"

Do Yoga And Booze Make A Good Cocktail?

I made a bunch of resolutions for myself for 2010, among them to attend yoga at least three times a week. For a few months last year, I actually made it to class four times a week, but the further we got into the dark season, my winter doldrums set in and I just couldn't…
By: Wendy Atterberry / January 27, 2010

Eating Green Just Got Much Easier

Low-output shower heads kind of suck and fluorescent lighting can make a girl look tragic really fast, so some of us justify our unwillingness to switch over and help the environment out just a little. But when the rare opportunity to stop taking total advantage of the planet while enjoying ourselves comes along, there's really…
By: Lily Q / January 22, 2010

Giving New Meaning To “Food Porn”

The link to this recipe on Food & Wine's website was tweeted by editor-in-chief Dana Cowin, who asked her followers, "Pornographic or artistic? F&W pub'd this pix of Eric Ripert's salmon app. in Jan issue & have gotten some flack." Heavens, why? [via Twitter]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 6, 2010

Breaking News! Taco Bell Will Make You Skinny!

Goddamn do I love Taco Bell's 7 Layer Burrito. Cheese and beans and beef and sour cream and hot sauce and oh-so-much-more wrapped in a nutritionless flour tortilla ... mmm mmmmmm! It has been, oh, three years since I had one of these hot pockets of deliciousness because Taco Bell, my friends, is straight-up NASTY…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 29, 2009

What’s The Best Holiday Dish You Chowed Down On?

Ah, the holiday season! It’s full of presents, family, and best of all food, lots and lots of food. And it’s not your average fare. At parties people really bust out their best recipes. Fat intake flies out the window, and my diet becomes basically, cream, butter, sugar, and pork. Mmm! Although I can’t really…
By: Simcha / December 25, 2009

Hot Holiday Recipe: Butternut Squash And Fennel Soup

This weekend, New York City got its first big blizzard of the winter and I was snowed in. I decided to take the opportunity to test a recipe I was noodling over for butternut squash soup. Typically, when I want to cook something new, I check out different versions of it on the web --…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 21, 2009

Cocktail Perfectionists, Behold The Eternal Ice Drop

You know what second drinks are, right? When the remaining ice in your cocktail melts, allowing you to suck every last drop of alcohol out of the glass? This might be swell if you're Pam on "The Office" and enjoying a jumbo-sized Blue Lagoon from Applebee's. But for your finer concoctions, ice can rui…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 15, 2009

France’s Guerre De Cuisine Focuses On Horse Meat

In a country that adores cheese and foie gras, vegans in France are a joke in the same way that Lindsay Lohan thinks she's a designer. So you'd think the French wouldn't give a damn about politically correct food. However, tensions have risen lately in Paris over the use of horse meat in contemporary…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 10, 2009

Why I’m Avoiding The New Slew Of Pro-Vegetarian Books and Movies

I feel like Jonathan Safran Foer is stalking me. OK, maybe not the actual guy—he’s got a beautiful, ridiculously talented wife, some kiddos, and a new best-selling book called Eating Animals, which Natalie Portman says made her go vegan, so no, he’s not actually stalking me. But I feel like he is, in the…
By: Courtney Martin / December 8, 2009

Wassup, Cupcake?

If you can stand the heckling -- "Hey, I'd like to take a bite out of you, baby!" and the $175 price tag -- this silver lame and pink organza cupcake dress by Devani Weaver is sure to be a conversation starter in the fashionable foodie crowd. [The Daily What]…
By: Susannah Breslin / December 1, 2009

An Eclair Inspired By The Sweet Brigitte Bardot

High-class French food emporium Fauchon unveils its limited-edition eclair, featuring a design of Brigitte Bardot. Délicieux. [GoGoParis.com]…
By: Leonora Epstein / November 20, 2009

Waffle Fries, No Deep Fryer Required

Waffle fries are the holy grail of French fries for me, and it's not always easy to find them when I have a craving (or they're so weighed down with grease they're soggy -- ugh). Luckily, I came across Alexia Foods' Crunchy Snacks Waffle Fries at the grocery today. They don't…
By: Catherine Strawn / November 18, 2009

What Are The Most Comforting Comfort Foods? Share Your Recipes!

During the summer, it stays light well into the night, and I like to meet friends for late, alfresco dinners. But these days, as darkness falls by 4:30 in the afternoon and it's nearly always raining, I just want to get home, curl up in a blanket, and down comfort foods like there's no tomorrow.
By: Catherine Strawn / November 12, 2009

All Your Snail Poop Dreams Have Come True

If you have been waiting for the right escargot packing made out of colored snail poop to come along, today, my friend, is your lucky day. For reasons that will surely forever remain a mystery, designer Manuel Jouvin decided the ideal container for holding escargot is made from colorized snail droppings. So, he…
By: Susannah Breslin / November 9, 2009

A Fashion Show Not For The Vegetarians

When I was a kid, I read this book that had a line in it that has stuck in my head to this day: "Eat it or wear it." Well, when the clothes are made of meat, I suppose the choice is yours. In this fashion show, models strutted the runway in outfit…
By: Susannah Breslin / October 26, 2009

Bird’s Eye Fish Fingers Are Down For Whatever

Copyranter points us to this commercial for Bird's Eye fish fingers starring three dirty-minded fish sticks. A fair amount of lady blogs out there spill a lot of virtual ink over how misogynist, sexist, and exploitative commercials are when female sexuality is used to sell something. Frankly, I don't see what the big…
By: Susannah Breslin / October 12, 2009

Food Habits, First Dates, And What It Means for Love

There are roughly one million thoughts and worries swarming through our heads on a first date. Is this a good match? Was that story I told funny-weird or just weird? And if the date takes place at a restaurant, the anxiety increases tenfold. Do I have food in my teeth? Did I order too little/too…
By: DivineCaroline.com / October 3, 2009

How To Sample Wine Without Looking Like An Idiot

Have you ever ordered a bottle of wine at a restaurant, only to not know what the hell to do when the waiter presents you with the cork and looks at you expectantly? Wine aficionado Kathryn Borel is here to help. The author of Corked: A Memoir, Borel breaks the whole…
By: Susannah Breslin / September 21, 2009

“Top Chef: Las Vegas” Stars Show Off Their Ink

Over at Needles and Sins, Marisa points us to Bravo's 57-page slide show of the seriously tattooed contestants of "Top Chef: Las Vegas." Our favorite? Pictured here, Michael Voltaggio's beautifully rendered forearm koi fish. (That he's cute doesn't hurt, although the work must have.) Check out the 30-year-old, Maryland-born,…
By: Susannah Breslin / September 18, 2009

Crush Of The Day: Joel Hicks, Gravy Wrestler

Jesus. Mother. Of. God. Hands off, ladies! Amelia and I are already fighting over him. May the best woman win. Say Hello, sexy! to gravy-covered Joel Hicks, aka Stone Cold Steve Bisto, the 30-year-old hottie who won the 2009 World Gravy Wrestling Championship. Gravy wrestling? Apparently, yes. (It's in England; I guess they're…
By: Susannah Breslin / September 16, 2009
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