Some take coffee for delight, others take it for vigor. This beloved beverage has made a home in almost every country around the world, so much so that it
- 3 weeks ago
“Alarmingly for some who thought they were doing the right thing, tinned and frozen fruit may not be helpful at all. …There was a surprise finding – people who ate canned or frozen fruit actually had a higher risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer.”
art: Beth Galton
You won’t be able to resist these pictures of delicious sweet treats
Happy hump day!
"Do you know the difference between a macaroon and a macaron? Or between a cannoli and a cannelé?"
- 1 month ago
If you ask the professionals, the best restaurants in America are fancy-pants establishments like Alinea in Chicago, the French Laundry in Napa Valley, and Le Bernardin in New York, where a meal will set you back hundreds of dollars per person. But if you ask the foodies on the customer-reviews…
- 1 month ago
Athletes and spectators are giving the food in Sochi rave reviews. But what are they eating, exactly? It’s a mashup of Soviet-era Russian faves, punctuated with foods of the Caucasus that have long been special treats for people visiting the Russian Riviera.
To be in D.C.! (Or Sochi!)
This is a great read, even if you aren’t in Seattle and don’t know the area. You will learn more about all the US’s presidents than you ever did memorizing their names in grade school.
- 2 months ago
A Chicago restaurant offers an impossible mix of doughnut-fried sweetness and crumbly biscuitness.
How timely that we posted about cronuts just last week. The internet is already trying to show us up. While the link above focuses on doughscuits, the cragel was in the news the other day.
Optimism at the table, or why the dark void of the soul can’t be stuffed with spaghetti. Given my voracious appetite for unusual cookbook
Proof that food can be art— and art can be food!
- 3 months ago
Rice is a great canvas for sauteed, streamed, grilled or roasted veggies. It’s also a good addition to lentil or veggie soups that need some extra substance. But if adding a bit of bouillon and spices to a pot of rice doesn’t make your dish more exciting, there are a couple of other grains you should consider as alternatives to boring old rice.
Perhaps the most obvious is quinoa. But give these less common grains a shot for starters:
- Kasha (buckwheat groats)
Most of them are available in the bulk section of stores like Whole Foods, and natural and organic grocery stores. You can also find a solid selection from Bob’s Red Mill.
And of course, you can always experiment with different types of rice if you’re not quite ready to try the more exotic grains yet.