Take the Quiz
Happy American Beer Day! To commemorate the many great American breweries, I put together another round of the popular American beer identification game. I'll list a brew and you tell me if it's American or not. Sound like fun? Get cracking!
While it's perfectly acceptable to love corn dogs as a kid, there are fewer opportunities to enjoy them as adults. Part of that has to do with the corn dog and its reputation, but we also feel guilty for taking something that's not all that healthy to begin with and deep-frying it on a stick.
Fortunately, one can shamelessly return to the good times of youth with this baked version, which uses smoked chicken sausage instead of the traditional beef frank. To get the recipe, read more
For a laid-back meal, try this rustic recipe for chicken sausages with grilled onion chowchow. Chowchow doesn't refer to the fluffy cute dog in this case, but rather a sweet-and-sour relish that's popular in Pennsylvania and many parts of the South.
The caraway seeds, turmeric, and mustard in the condiment are the perfect complement to the seasonings in the sausage. Should you have any relish left over, it will keep in your refrigerator for up to a week. To grill this casual dish, read more
Late celebrity chef Julia Child may have brought all things culinary to the masses, but there was one secret she kept from the world: She was a spy.
Newly released personnel records reveal that Julia Child was part of an international spy ring managed by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), an early version of the CIA created during World War II by President Theodore Roosevelt. Before she became a famous chef, Child helped the OSS develop shark repellent, an explosives coating that was critical to protecting ammunition used to sink German U-boats during the war.
Yesterday, the National Archives released a list of nearly 24,000 names that were in the previously classified records. Are you surprised by this recent news? Does it change the way you perceive the nation's first celebrity chef?