Posts tagged "food"

How People Who Eat For A Living Stay Fit

My mom always used to joke in the kitchen, “Never trust a skinny chef,” even though she’s a skinny chef herself. Her words always ring through my mind when I see thinso chefs on the Food Network, or super-slim food critics like Padma Lakshmi of “Top Chef.” She is perhaps the most baffling—I see her…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 9, 2009

The Personal Chefs Of Hollywood

Have you ever wondered how Jennifer Aniston keeps rounding up boyfriend after boyfriend? The secret might be in her kitchen, which she claims is “the best restaurant in town.” But it’s not because the actress gets behind the stove. All the credit goes to her stellar personal chefs, Jewels and Jill Elmore. “My friends love…

By: Justine Fields / August 9, 2009

What To Order At Celeb’s Favorite Restaurants

OK, yeah, I know what you’re going to say. Celebs, eat? Whaa? Last time I checked, Jen Aniston was a vegan/vegetarian/all-salad-all-day/raw foodist/no-foodist, that’s how she looks so freakin’ amazing in whatever pencil skirt or jeans-and-belt-combo she’s rocking today. (Or tomorrow, or yesterday…) Well, yeah—many stars have a strict diet they follow as well as a…

By: Nina Carbone / August 4, 2009

Weird Food News: Blue M&Ms Can Heal Your Spine And More

Everyone always goes for the green M&Ms (horndogs!), but perhaps you should consider reaching for the blue. Turns out, the compound “Brilliant Blue G,” which makes blue M&Ms blue, can be used to treat spinal cord injuries. Injecting just the right amount of this dye appears to make recovery much faster. The downside? The stuff…

By: Nikki Dowling / August 2, 2009

Red Bull Backlash: “Slow Cow” Beverage

Slow Cow may look like one of those Red Bull-type energy drinks that line the shelves of America’s convenience stores, but it’s the exact opposite. The Canadian beverage claims to slow your roll via the a main ingredient, L-Theanine, an amino acid that relaxes, but doesn’t induce sleepiness. Slow Cow also claims that this miracle…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 26, 2009

Quick Pic: Hello, Kitty (Chomp, Chomp) Goodbye, Kitty

Who says you can’t play with your food? While we never thought “adorable” was a word we’d use to describe our lunch, these Hello Kitty and cartoon-inspired bento boxes merit the term. Yum. [Irresistable.fr]…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 25, 2009

A Match Made In Heaven: New Wine Pairings At Epicurious

The culinary-minded boozehounds of the world (aka pretty much anyone who eats and takes a gander into the kitchen once in a while) will love this news: Recipe and food mega-site Epicurious is now recommending a few alcoholic grape juice options that jibe well with whatever recipe you choose to whip up. Working with the…

By: Nina Carbone / July 19, 2009

Do You Eat Dude Food? Does Your Guy Like Chick Drinks?

If you’ll indulge me in a little gender stereotyping here, most men are total trash compactors when it comes to food. They’ll just eat, eat, eat, eat, eat anything on their plate and suffer the consequences in the john later.

Except, that is, when it comes to a fruity yogurt parfait. Or a granola…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 6, 2009

Spaghetti Ice Cream Is Too Cute For Words

Mamma mia! Why have we never seen spaghetti ice cream before? Italo-philes can buy a hand-pump spaghetti ice cream maker to squeeze out a plate of ice cream or gelato “noodles” and garnish with strawberry sauce and grated white chocolate, grated almonds or coconut flakes for “tomato sauce” and “cheese.”

The hand-held spaghetti…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 5, 2009

Pass The Purple Potatoes, Please

Get ready to rumble, açai, watermelon, and whatever other edibles have been touted as “superfoods,” because there’s a new contender entering the ring. A researcher at Kansas State University has developed a variety of sweet potato that has thick purple skin and flesh that increases its cancer-fighting properties. “The color is the important part because…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 3, 2009

Doin’ It With Dr. V: Can You Have Sex With Food?

This week, I got a letter from a lady with a spicy sex life:”My guy was cooking and I pulled him away from the kitchen to get it on. He had been cutting up peppers and in the heat of the moment didn’t think about it and touched my ‘hot’ spot. Then I actually started…

By: Dr. V / June 29, 2009

Who Knew? Men Like Food Better Than Sex

Next time you are falling asleep and your man is crawling all over you trying get some action, tell him to eat something. After all, he’ll get more pleasure out of it. Sounds crazy, right? Well, an Australian study gave dudes a “pleasure quotient test” to figure out how much they liked certain activities. And…

By: Nikki Dowling / June 26, 2009

Jiggly Jewels Win Jell-O Competition

Hipsters came out in force last weekend to participate in a Jell-O mold competition in Brooklyn (despite the group’s penchant for veganism). These attractive jewel varieties took home the prize. Duo Kandice Levero and Julia Greene called their creation “Jell-O Cocktail Trumpery,” a collection of bright colored gems encased in gold-dusted settings. Some of the…

By: Leonora Epstein / June 23, 2009

Coming To Theaters This Summer: Food

Don’t want to go the whole blow-‘em-up blockbuster movie route this summer? That makes two of us. Well, word on the street is that there’s a bumper crop of new documentaries hitting the big screen, the festival circuit and DVD aisle examining America’s food system this summer. If you’re looking for this August’s version of…

By: Nina Carbone / June 12, 2009

Crave: Hungry Girl 200 Under 200 By Lisa Lillien

Do you love to cook and adore eating, but you aren’t so fond of packing on the extra pounds? Learn a few lessons from Hungry Girl (aka Lisa Lillien), the sassy, food-obsessed author of Hungry Girl 200 Under 200.” In this genius cookbook, you’ll discover 200 yummy recipes under 200 calories, including cheesecake brownies and…

By: Carrie Wasterlain / May 21, 2009

First-Date Foods That Take Romance off the Menu

Let’s be honest—first dates are horrible and humiliating experiences. Trying to do and say all the right things so that the other person doesn’t think you’re a complete freak is exhausting and no one likes trying to make small talk with a virtual stranger, no matter how good looking he or she might be. I…

By: DivineCaroline.com / April 6, 2009

You’ll Have A Ball (And Eat Some) At The Testicle Festival

If you’re in or around Oakdale, CA, today and enjoy eating rocky mountain oysters, make sure to stop by the Rotary’s Testicle Festival. Approximately 400 lbs. of “cowboy caviar,” aka bull testicles, will be marinated in red wine, garlic, olive oil, and herbs overnight, breaded, and then deep fried. The event is a little pricey…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 30, 2009

What’s For Lunch? Seven Reusable Lunchbags And Lunchboxes

This is your mother speaking. You really shouldn’t be getting takeout for lunch every day. Not only are you throwing all of your money away, but you’re not eating all of your food groups! Why don’t you make something yummy for dinner and then pack it in a cute, reusable bag and take it to…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 27, 2009

This Is Why I Love This Is Why You’re Fat

Let’s face it. Most websites suck. Doncha think? Generally, I especially loathe those wear-their-gimmick-on-their-sleeve sites, the ones that were created just so someone could get a book deal. But I love me some This Is Why You’re Fat. It’s hardcore, wet and sloppy, extreme, take-no-prisoners, get down and dirty food porn. And I, for one,…

By: Susannah Breslin / March 17, 2009

The Best Frozen Foods In All Of Freezerland

March is National Frozen Foods Month. Who knew?! We here at The Frisky love our frozen foods — and not just because we’re too lazy to cook. Never in a million years could I make a vegetable lasagna as delicious as the ones I get in my grocery store’s freezer section. After the jump, 10…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 13, 2009
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