Could cocoa bean prices chill love on Valentine’s Day?

Cupid got off easy this Valentine’s Day, but spikes in cocoa bean and sugar prices may have the Easter bunny digging deeper into your pocket for those chocolate eggs and rabbits.Chocolate prices...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Slide into Super Bowl

Super Bowl party food is all about big, comfy flavor and ease. Because on the day of the big game, you want to spend your time in front of the tube, not the stove.Sliders are great because they can...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Ribs for an easy party

Nothing says game time like eating meat off the bone. Though ribs take a long time to cook, most of the cooking is unattended.In this recipe, the ribs get rubbed with a dry seasoning mixture, then...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

A classy but casual Super Bowl

Eric Ripert may be an icon of French cookery, but he also knows his way around a Super Bowl party.“The food has to be able to help you to drink,” says Ripert, chef and owner of Le Bernardin, one of...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

It’s all about balance – primer to Chinese cooking

What tastes like a pot sticker but looks like a million bucks? The dumplings served on the eve of Chinese New Year, of course.“The dumpling shape looks like the money of the old days,” says Susur...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

For prosperous new year, start by dining on clams

Clams symbolize prosperity in Chinese cuisine, and they are a must-have at Chinese New Year’s banquets. Ditto for the scallions, whose hollow shoot represents an open mind. In this recipe, a...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Embrace stir-frying for better taste and health

This year, how about a Chinese New Year’s resolution — more stir-frying.It’s a choice that not only can lead to more flavorful eating, but also healthier food.Grace Young, author of “Stir-Frying to...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Eat rich, eat right for Chinese New Year

SAN FRANCISCO – Have your luck and eat it, too.That’s the philosophy behind traditional Chinese New Year’s dishes, which are loaded with symbolic meaning auguring prosperity for the coming year....

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

That’s cold

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Food science professor Robert Roberts tried to explain the finer points of soft serve over the din of a commercial ice cream maker churning out a frosty vanilla mix.Cameras or...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

New deal site offers steep discounts

NEW YORK – Foodies have a new way to snag reservations at posh urban eateries – and enjoy them at a steep discount.A six-month-old Web service called VillageVines is elbowing its way into the...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

‘Takeout’ dinner for nights you don’t want to cook

This simple and versatile soba noodle stir-fry is for those nights when your cravings for Asian food aren’t strong enough to get you out the door.Soba noodles are made from buckwheat. In addition...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

You, yes you, are the No. 1 powerful foodie

Martha Stewart and Rachael Ray you expect. But Steve Jobs on a list of the 50 most powerful people in food?The idea was to choose people “that directly or have the ability to directly affect what...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

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