Cook smarter by roasting vegetables

Sometimes I wonder if there is a more adaptive approach to the regular feeding requirements of humans. I think of snakes, which get by on one plump, wriggling meal a week; or even dogs, which are...

DATE: March 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

We tried Pizza Hut’s mozzarella popper crust pizza and contemplated how we ended up here

This is the state of fast food today: We are putting hats on hats on top of bicycles. We are gilding lilies to the point that they resemble bloated, glitzy hippopotami. We are running out of...

DATE: March 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Andrew Zimmern moves from entertainer to advocate on his new MSNBC food show

Standing in a field of California strawberries, under a curtain of clouds so impenetrable that it has turned the sky gray in the Salinas Valley, Andrew Zimmern looks every inch the TV personality...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

The most coveted product at Mardi Gras isn’t beads-it’s beans

New Orleans is a city familiar with fanaticism, from secret family recipes for gumbo to the Saints, continually ranked first in fan experience in the NFL. But if there’s a singular obsession for...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Embrace umami and learn to add its savory goodness to your foods

If you’ve come across any type of food writing, you’ve encountered the word “umami.” Maybe it’s that the word is Japanese in origin or just cool-sounding, but often the term is used as a stand-in...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

For the ultimate grilled cheese, use both stovetop and oven

Grilled cheese is the ultimate comfort food, an adult treat that hearkens back to childhood. I never met a grilled cheese sandwich I didn’t like. Where I grew up, there was an old-fashioned drug...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Don’t give up dessert when you can have this tangy pineapple drizzled with spiced honey

My fruit-as-dessert “aha!” moment took place in Greece. Years ago, at a modest, family-owned taverna, I was served a complimentary after-dinner treat of thinly sliced apples sprinkled with ground...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

The best and worst Girl Scout cookies, ranked by our panel of pastry chefs and Scouts

No need to check the forecast. The only one that matters right now is that Girl Scout Cookie Season is upon us. And with this magical time of year, when colorful boxes adorn co-workers’ desks and...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Wuhan’s signature noodles become a symbol of solidarity amid the coronavirus outbreak

This is how most Americans have come to know the Chinese city of Wuhan, where health workers are trying to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus outbreak: a panicked metropolis, a hastily...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

The Maillard reaction: What it is and why it matters

I love that it feels like more people know more about food than ever before – and not just because it’s good for business! Understanding cooking methods, and why certain things happen the way they...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

How to season your cast-iron skillet - and keep it seasoned

Seasoning your food? Great! Seasoning your cast-iron? Good – but also ... intimidating. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve had readers ask about seasoning – or reseasoning or maintaining...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

This winter, just stew it

Like individual snowflakes, the construction of each batch of stew is a variation on a theme, just as it has been since the ancient convergence of fire and pottery. In our house, stew making is a...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

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