Chains take bite out of mini-desserts

Small is big when it comes to dessert trends.From Mini-Blizzards at Dairy Queen to the new line of Petites launched by Starbucks last week, sweets are shrinking to fit a craving for snack-sized...

DATE: March 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Schooled on fish

The ancient Romans talked about letting your hook “be always cast” because “where you least expect it, will be fish.” That saying also rings true for popular fishmonger Nancy Vogel and a school of...

DATE: March 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Former restaurant-goers learn to love their ovens

Eating at home may be one of the few behavioral changes from the recession that stick. Forced to eat more meals at home when money was tight, people learned new habits. Some discovered they enjoy...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Making Stock

Learn to make a good stock, and a great soup will follow. That’s what Chinese kitchen master Martin Yan (“Yan Can Cook”) says. Many good stocks start with what we’re tempted to toss in the trash:...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Little sweetener goes a long way in a healthy diet

Moderation is a wonderful thing.Not only do health experts say it’s the key to making – and sticking with – healthy eating choices, it also goes a long way to making the healthy foods we choose...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Gluten-free has gone big time, but why so popular?

Gwyneth Paltrow gushes over gluten-free. Chelsea Clinton’s wedding cake was baked without it. The new Old Spice guy avoids the ubiquitous protein to help stay buff. In fact, odds are good you too...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Rachael Ray: small steps key to child nutrition

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Though she lobbied Congress last year to boost the reimbursement rate for school lunches, food celebrity Rachael Ray said Saturday that improving school nutrition can best be...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

‘Mountain food for mountain people’

It’s no secret that food provides more than sustenance. Some say that where voices have been traditionally silenced, food becomes an essential currency of exchange. For Karma Bhotia, a Nepalese of...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Reinterpreting the king cake

NEW ORLEANS – Pastry chef Jean-Luc Albin certainly can turn out a delicious traditional king cake – one with a premium brioche dough, rich with butter and eggs. But these days, it’s his inspired...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

DiSpirito says ditch calories, keep the sin

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito wants to turn a collection of healthy recipes into a lifestyle, and he wants people to feel bad about it.The key to transforming comfort food into...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

An easy, crispy Mardi Gras shrimp

Start thinking about Mardi Gras and New Orleans, and it won’t be long before you’ve got shrimp on your mind.The preparation of these party-perfect crispy shrimp with spicy Cajun sauce is somewhat...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Athletes quaff no-alcohol beer

PORTLAND, Maine – Beer. It’s not just for couch potatoes anymore.A Bavarian brewmeister is touting its no-alcohol beer as the latest sport drink for athletes, handing it out at the finish line of...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food