We Might Go Bacon Your Heart…

Can we just chew on the bacon craze for a moment? Several years ago, we started seeing bacon in every pastry, ice cream sundae, and bottle of infused vodka this side of carnivorous America… not to mention the bacon perfume,…

A Brief History of Ssam

We have Thai pork lettuce wraps on the menu this week, so we thought it an appropriate time to discuss ssam: a Korean dish in which leafy vegetables are used in place of bread to envelope a (generally carnivorous) filling.…

A Brief History of the Snow Cone

  Ah, the snow cone. Nothing says summer like a dewy paper cone full of sweet, kaleidoscopic ice shavings… right? Right. But how did this prismatic treat come to be?   The snow cone, like the majority of our delightfully…

Spice Rack Essentials

  What do you need in your seasoning arsenal? Read on, spice-happy friend.   Bay leaves These aromatic, deep green leaves are sold whole and dried. Add them to stocks and stews to impart a woodsy flavor, and remove before…

A Brief History of Al Fresco Dining

  Ah, the great outdoors. To some, that means hiking, biking, and swimming… to this author, the outdoors are best served up with a bottle of rosé (or three) and a crudité platter. Of course, we’re not the first to note that…

Happy Mother’s Day!

Despite your youthful transgressions and the tattoo that makes her cringe to this day, your mom loves you. And all those years, she fed you. We asked our Home Chef team about their favorite mom-made dishes and the stories behind them.…

The Facts About Food Waste

  It happens to all of us: often through no fault of our own, we overbuy at the grocery store. We’re forced to purchase 3.5 ounces of tarragon when our roast chicken only requires a sprig, or we’re stuck with an…

Top 5 Kitchen Must-Haves

So you’re ready to outfit your kitchen like a true home chef. You’ve got ingredients and recipes on lock, so all that’s left to do is invest in a good cast iron, a $1,200 blender, a set of gold-plated, monogrammed…

Home Chef Coast to Coast

  It’s all happening! Home Chef is expanding its delivery service to include the West Coast and additional East Coast locations. That means we now supply over 90% of the U.S. with perfectly portioned ingredients and chef-designed recipes.    …

Feel-good Foods

  Sometimes you need a little somethin’ somethin’ to perk you up midweek. Even the most chipper among us have off days, and daily stresses can take a toll on your outlook. We get it. While you may want to…