- Silver screen Halloween: movie characters in costume
- Cuddly pumpkin templates for your geeky jack-o'-lantern
- Dos and don'ts of coloring your hair at home
- Girly Elmo birthday party: throw a Sesame Street soiree
- Instant Fall classics to add to your closet
- New ways to decorate with your flatscreen
- Save money on groceries without coupons
- Energy-boosting snacks to send away the afternoon slump
- Kate Hudson carries baby Bing close during a family day out
- Video: Jessica Simpson crosses coasts in another bump-baring ensemble
- Bringing home the troops: 7 reasons to date a military man
- Circus cats find love beyond the big top
- Aww-dorable owl cupcakes are a hit with kids!
- PopSugar NYC: frightfully fun Halloween parties to check out!
- Mediterranean quiche is great morning, noon, or night
Posts for October 24th 2011
Today may just mark a great shift in reeducating American people about the direct connection our bodies have to our food. For the first time since 1977, Food Day, a grassroots movement whose "goal is nothing less than to transform the American diet," has a national footprint. At its core, Food Day aims to mobilize the American public to get serious about more sustainable and humane food policies for the future.
While there are more than 2,000 different Food Day events being held around the country, they all share a common, admirable goal: reconnect Americans to their food sources. While many people are aware of the statistics associated with a diet made up of modified foods, they're still under the impression that healthful eating tastes, well, healthful. But Food Day makes the bold and true statement that "real food tastes great." Some of America's most known and loved celebrity chefs have stepped up to the plate. Mario Batali, Emeril Lagasse, and Ellie Krieger have all offered Food Day recipes in support of the celebration! Keep reading to learn about Food Day's specific goals.
We're big fans of Tyler Florence and caught up with him recently at the LA Food & Wine Festival, where he talked about his approach to dealing with the critics, his love for YumSugar, and his plans to open more locations of his successful restaurant Rotisserie & Wine. Oh, and a possible Wayfare Tavern fried chicken truck, too? Learn all about it when you watch the video.
As people all over are becoming more connected to their food, they're understanding that it just doesn't come from supermarkets and corner stores. It comes from the Earth. And instead of strawberry picking or apple picking in a designated area at a farm, they've started to get the hang of picking free fruits, vegetables, and other foods growing wild around their local community. This isn't just out in the country; urban foraging is a trend that's on the rise.
The idea of foraging is nothing new, but what used to be considered a survival skill for Grizzly types is now a trend amongst foodies in cities all over the country. Some restaurants are even employing the help of experts to bring foraged foods to their menus to bump up their seasonal bounty. In the Fall and Winter, mushrooms are on the brain, and it's no coincidence that it's one of the best times to seek out wild mushrooms across the country.
I'm curious to know if you'd be interesting in learning about foraging. Would you ever take a class to differentiate between edible and poisonous mushrooms, or try your hand in general at foraging for wild food?
Source: Flickr User furtwangl
Nutty chocolate lovers, what's your favorite cocoa-and-peanut combination? Right now, Peanut M&M's are way above Mr. Goodbar in the standings. Don't agree with the current rankings? Then it's up to you to cast your vote!
From Skittles and Starburst to Sugar Babies and Milk Duds, we've selected 64 of the most beloved candies, and we need your help to pick the winner! Start by clicking above, and go through the first-round matchups by picking your favorite candy each time. Once you've done that, we'll take your favorites and pair them against each other until there is only one winning candy left. At the end of the month, we'll tally up your votes and crown our ultimate candy. Plus, when you finish voting, you'll have the opportunity to enter to win a year's supply of candy from Dylan's Candy Bar. What are you waiting for? Play now!
I used this recipe during a bread class at my cooking school, the Natural Gourmet Institute. It's bursting with sweet chocolate flavor and a slight kick of cinnamon spice - the perfect soft, sweet snack, breakfast or dessert to enjoy with a cup of coffee. Enjoy it!