- Andrew Zimmern opens up about his troubled past — Zagat
- Check out the national food policy scorecard — HuffPost Food
- Everything in this Taiwan restaurant is made out of cardboard! — Delish
- Watch Jeopardy's chef category stump contestants — Eater
- How Chez Panisse can earn its Michelin stars back — Grub Street SF
- The most ridiculous new food trend — Yahoo! Shine
- If you don't know what a cicerone is, you will soon — San Francisco Magazine
Some claim it is mere luck, while others call it a presidential predictor: Family Circle's First Lady Cookie Contest has accurately forecasted the winner of the presidential election for the past five elections. Since '92, the winner of the First Lady Cookie Contest has gone on to the White House. This year, Michelle Obama and Ann Romney submitted their cookie recipes, and Michelle's recipe beat Ann's. Despite losing the contest, Ann's recipe actually has a higher rating and more votes online. This made me think: what would happen if I combined the two cookie recipes?
FitSugar assistant editor Lizzie Fuhr ingeniously dubbed this idea the "bipartisan cookie recipe." Could two very different recipes come together to create the most delicious cookie compromise ever? Did it have the potential to beat out the original recipes? Find out if it was a cookie catastrophe or a match made in heaven.
From time to time disaster strikes in fantastic proportion in my kitchen; the stress of a dish that flops — figuratively or literally — sends me into panic mode.One sunny afternoon, I baked a salty-sweet lover's dream of a tart. When it came time to document my hard work, I asked my boyfriend to man the camera as I added finishing touches. With our eyes on photo composition, we set the tart on the windowsill. He turned to show me the pictures, and managed to clumsily nudge the tart pan clean out the third-story window with his elbow. I burst into tears, devastated that my afternoon's labor was for naught; he apologized profusely and jogged down the stairs to assess the situation (and likely escape my petty wrath). He returned carrying the gory tart remains and the mangled tart pan, and a few salvaged bites of the tart calmed my frazzled nerves. In the end, all was forgiven, but not forgotten.
Though this situation thankfully hasn't been reprised, I've since cried at a handful of minor disasters. I'm curious: do you ever let your emotions in the kitchen get the best of you? I'd love to hear any of your culinary sob stories.
Most of us get excited about trying out international dishes, but the same can't be said for kitchen utensils from around the world. Not only are we often clueless about what they are or what they do, but it also seems futile to buy a tool with only one use. But many of these exotic implements can serve several different purposes. To help you out, we've put together seven valuable tools you might not even know exist!
Spice up your tailgating routine with this complex bison chili from Kitchenwlittleb.This chili combines bison meat, cannellini beans, kidney beans, guajillo peppers, and a bunch of other surprises to make a rich and deep chili. It does require a bit of cooking time to really get all the flavors going, but that's how it goes with all good chilis.
For the recipe, check out her blog, and then be sure to upload your best food photos to our Savory Sights group in our community. If you're on Instagram, chime in on the conversation with the hashtag #savorysight.
Enter quinoa, the grain that is conveniently a gluten-free seed, hey. I'm not as obsessed with quinoa as some, but in a salad like this, its nutty crunchiness is perfectly tabboulehesque...in fact, you would likely not realize you weren't eating traditional tabbouleh salad if someone (like me) didn't point it out. And except for all the substitutions I made, because that is one of the best things about tabbouleh — it welcomes just about any vegetable or nut you have knocking around in your kitchen. Zucchini not cucumbers? Fine! Roasted red peppers instead of tomatoes? Lovely! Pistachios in place of pine nuts? Great!
No matter the salad ingredients, I always add lemon zest, toasted cumin and coriander seeds, and toasted sesame oil to the dressing to really pop the flavor. The recipe below is vegan, but feel free to cook the quinoa in chicken stock, or toss in crumbled feta cheese and/or pieces of tender chicken for further popping.
We now know how powerful advertising can be, but it's funny to see how product messages change over time, especially when it comes to what we eat. We've gathered some of the best candy, drink, and food ads from the 1900s to see how beloved brands tried to capture consumers' attentions — and stomachs. You'll find that some are pretty smart and others are just plain ridiculous!