Killer Tailgate Treats for the Big Game

Gimme a ‘S’! Gimme a ‘N’! Gimme a ‘A’! Gimme a ‘C’! Gimme a ‘K’! Gimme a ‘S’! WHAT DOES THAT SPELL?! No not ‘snakes’. Come on, it’s the cornerstone of any worthwhile sporting experience… it’s ‘snacks’ you silly goose!…

Perfect Pairs: A Celebration of the Classics   

  From ketchup and fries to lobster and butter, some foods were just born to be together. Sure, they don’t always make sense. Who would have thought a fried potato would get along so well with a crushed tomato? Why…

Home Chef How-To: Prepare Polenta

Once considered a peasant dish, Polenta now pops up on elegant menus around the world. Extremely low-fat and filling, with a mellow flavor, polenta is a flexible kitchen staple no chef should be without. A Cinderella Story Much like quinoa,…

DIY: Charcuterie Boards

Drinks, dancing, food, friends—who doesn’t love going to parties? But hosting a party can seem overwhelming. Yummy cocktails; music that sets the right mood; perfect decor and lighting; chairs and seating arrangements—so many details! AND people expect you to feed…

Ingredients in the Raw: Marsala Wine

Marsala hit Prom Queen-level popularity in ‘15, when Pantone named it “Color of the Year,” but it’s too classic to be called a trend. Marsala wine has been an Italian kitchen staple since way before your grandparents were walking twelve…

Ingredients in the Raw: Miso

Chances are you’ve already heard of Miso, which has been “trending” for over a year now–like peplum, it’s been that “fad” that moved in, unpacked its bags, and shows no signs of moving out. Miso isn’t just a houseguest, though;…

Ingredients in the Raw: Bay Leaf

Contrary to popular wisdom, there’s nothing wrong with resting on your laurels, otherwise known as Bay Leaves. These shiny, green trophies once graced the heads of ancient Greek olympians, but they’re not too proud to assist in your next stew.…

Easy Mistakes to Avoid when Cooking Meat

  Humans have been cooking meat since we were cavemen, and despite all the ways we’ve evolved, the essential means of cooking meat have hardly changed. Throw it over an open flame and you’ve got yourself a meal. But, as…

Home Chef How-To: Choose the Best Oil for the Job

When it comes to cooking oils, you have a lot of options. In fact, the sheer variety of cooking oils available at the supermarket can be enough to send culinary novices running for the microwaveable meal section. If this sounds…

Ingredients In the Raw: Sriracha

Sometimes known stateside as “rooster sauce,” because of the iconic rooster on the bottle, Sriracha is among America’s most popular hot sauces. Fans put it in soup, french fries, ice cream (don’t believe me? see for yourself), shots, and just…