A Brief History of Oktoberfest

Once upon a time in Munich, a prince married a princess. There were white horses, flower fields and doves (probably). Fast forward two centuries and the royal marriage once celebrated with Disney-spawned creatures is now celebrated with liters of beer,…

Oh. My. Gourd. (An Autumn Squash Guide)

Weird but true: nothing says fall like winter squash. So named because these hearty gourds keep during the colder months — and fun fact: actually become progressively more nutrient dense as they grow though the seasons — winter squash brightens…

How to Use Up End of Summer Farmer’s Market Finds

Smoothies, juice, and popsicles: Still drowning in strawberries and stone fruit? (Lucky!) Freeze ’em to enjoy in your morning green smoothie come winter. Or get juicing! Juice fresh melon, ginger, cucumber and lime to get your glow on, or freeze…

A Kid-approved Kitchen

Back to school means a hectic dinner in between trombone lessons and soccer practice, and last minute, uninspired school lunches… right? Not with Home Chef. We’ve rounded up five of our kid-friendliest meals, and some pretty adorable testimonials to go with…

5 Back to School Hacks with Home Chef

Ah, it’s that time of year again. We’re already talking about pumpkin spice for fall’s sake, and… is that the bell ringing?! Eek! We’re late for chem! While it’s exciting for your kids to turn over a new leaf and a…

Pumpkin Spice Err’thang

Anyone out there ready for autumn? How many days of lounging poolside, piña colada in hand, must we endure?! Honestly, when it comes to light sweaters, rich colors, clean notebooks, and warming foods, I say bring on the fall!! Amidst the…

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.…

5 Seasonal Sips: A Brief Guide to Summer Spirits:

Al fresco dining just demands a frosty pitcher of something boozy… yet refreshing. It’s true. So when you find yourself in need of a festive bevvy of beverages to accompany dinner at your next picnic or barbecue, test out one…

Home Chef Disposal Guidance

At Home Chef, we make every effort to be as sustainable as possible. We’ve carefully sourced packaging that’s either recyclable or biodegradable, and we’re constantly on the lookout for ways to further reduce our carbon footprint. Here’s how to recycle…