Kids love assembling their own meals, so let them

Kids love the chance to assemble their own lunches.Not the night before, mind you. They’re quite happy to leave the packing of lunch to you. We’re talking about when they eat it. Present them with...

DATE: July 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

We all scream for ice cream

It’s the dessert that begs for moderation. But maybe not this month.It has been 27 years since former President Ronald Reagan declared July to be National Ice Cream Month. For some of us, we see it...

DATE: July 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

This salad features unexpected greens

The queen of culinary cool says that if you want a killer salad, kick up the salt and ditch the unripe tomatoes.“There are too many other delicious veggies you can use to rely on unripe tomatoes,”...

DATE: July 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Cold, black, on-the-rocks is tip of coffee iceberg

It wasn’t too long ago that a cup of cold coffee wasn’t worth beans. But these days iced coffee is one hot brew.“Iced coffee has completely evolved in the past decade,” says Buffy Maguire, who with...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Nate Appleman: Delicious salads ditch the mesclun

For Nate Appleman, a great salad is a bit of a moving target. And it never includes mesclun mix. Ever.“It is the worst thing ever and I refuse to eat or serve it,” said Appleman, a star of Food...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Kids love salsa in any season

Emma has been begging to make some homemade salsa. Delicious, local tomatoes are still a few weeks away, but her enthusiasm was so great that I opted for some quality, canned tomatoes, and together...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Now that’s Italian! Americans continue to tune in to real Italian food

If you’re lucky, you’ve never known a world without olive oil or a time when Parmesan cheese only came in green cans.But there was such a world. Once stigmatized as the cuisine of “garlic eaters,”...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Pancetta-fueled pasta cabonara makes quick, easy summer meal

Summer is made for recipes as short, simple, speedy and satisfying as this.Clocking in with just seven ingredients, this delicious take on pasta carbonara will have you in and out of the kitchen in...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Food companies take veggie cue from sneaky trend

It looks like Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, and Kraft says it tastes just like the original. But a new ingredient is lurking inside this version of the American family dinner staple – cauliflower.Don’t...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Oranges, honey adding spirit to unusual vodkas

Potatoes? Passe. Grains? Groan. Vodka producers these days are exploring new horizons – oranges, anyone? – to make unusual and artisanal vodkas.“A cocktail’s not just a cocktail. It’s an experience...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Udi’s rides high on gluten-free trend

According to company lore, Udi’s Gluten Free Foods’ master baker Chadwick White has gotten at least two marriage proposals based on his recipes that have helped launch the rapidly-growing...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Technology leaps forward to old-time farming

Peter McDonald assigns his 9-year-old twin boys the tricky task of erecting a mesh fence in one part of the family farm, then tramps across lushly carpeted fields for a daily evaluation of his...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

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