Heritage Turkey Recipe

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How to Properly Use a Knife: Take Note of the Knifeless Hand

This may come as a surprise to many, but a number of people do not know how to hold a knife pro..

How to Reduce Bitterness in Coffee

Although coffee drinkers are a defined lot, there are many people who cannot stand the taste of..

Top 5 Champagne for Valentine’s Day

In romance territory which can come close to popping the question, the best way to approach thi..

Review: Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton

How interesting life as a chef can be?  Unless you are Anthony Bourdain and all those celebrit..

25 Ways to Eat More Ethically

We all want to eat what's best for us because we want to be healthy and we want to see certain ..

10 Best NYC Places to Brunch

If you're caught between breakfast and lunch, you are sure in for a treat.  Unlike the homelin..

No more 5-second rule

Remember the last time your dropped a potato chip or a cooking on the floor?  Was it your firs..

All About Wines from Provence

The prestige of French wine is such that many of its variations have claimed exclusivity when i..

Review: Old Stone Oven 4467 14-Inch by 16-Inch Baking Stone

The secret of any good pizza lies in the crust, and the best pizza crust is cooked the traditio..

When Wines Make You See Double: A Case of Look-Alike Wines

Branding is a great secret for any product success, but at the end of the day people choose the..

Roux is in the sauce: the many sauces roux makes fabulous

French cooking is commended for its smart techniques and simple approaches to make each food co..

Macaroni and Cheese: From Microwavable to Haute Cuisine

Macaroni and cheese has evolved from its European lineage into one of the most popular American..

Review: Cuisinart PSC-350 3-1/2-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker

What can you get for $50?  How about a guarantee of great meals that will last for several yea..

How Rosé Wine is Made

Sipping from a glass of rose may take an amateur wine enthusiast by surprise --- it is either d..

Trader Joe’s: Keeping it Small While Making it Big

Trader Joe's might as well be a well-known, well-kept secret. Unlike other mega chain stores l..

Review: Kyocera Ceramic Knife Set

How much do you have to spend for a good knife?  Quite a lot, but $65.50 is not too much for a..

How Lycopene Can be a Great Natural Food Coloring

You have probably heard of lycopene from any tomato-related study or advertisements, and they'r..

Low in Calories, High in Nutrition

A low calorie and high nutrition diet is probably the best way to go.  Low calories means lowe..

Review: The Good and Best Wine Bottle Openers

If there is one thing frustrating about drinking wine, it is the moment you actually get to ope..

Getting Rid of Fruit Flies in Your Home

Although fruit flies are usually prevalent in warm climate, there is still a chance that fruit ..

Haribo: The Company Behind Gummi Bears (and jelly goodness)

If you were like any normal kid who loved candy and sweets, chances are you were among the reas..

Haitian Cuisine

Situated on the island of Hispanola in the clear blue waters of the Caribbean, Haiti's cuisine ..

What is Cognac?

The Cognac region in France is a map of different grape varieties that will be turned into this..

10 Classic Cognac Cocktails

Any bottle of brandy that bears the word "cognac"signifies its makers' triumph in meeting the s..

Battle of the Slicers

Not all of us have the perfect flick of the wrist and the quick fingers to make cutting and sli..

What is an Estaminet?

If the Parisians have their bistros, the Alsatians their winstubs and the cast of Cheers have t..

Battle of the Waffle Irons

As my quest for a waffle maker began after a lovely Sunday brunch that served fresh fruits over..

Book Review: In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

How can a basic need get so complicated? In a world where we weigh our food, count the calorie..

Are peanuts the new food trend?

Peanuts can be normally found in a small bowl on a bar top, but lately more dishes in restauran..

Different Ways to Brew Coffee

Making coffee in an instant means simply adding hot water, but making coffee takes more than st..

Tips for Restaurant Success in 2011

Admit it --- you want to open some form of restaurant in the future.  Or at least an eatery, a..

Battle of the Blenders: Vitamix vs Blendtec

Weighing the difference between two high-power blenders in the market today leads any consumer ..

History of Sacher Torte

Chocolate cakes, albeit merely a chocolate-flavored cake, are not made equal.  Even the Vienne..

The History of Red Velvet Cupcakes

When we have a cupcake (and eat it too), we don't normally mind how that particular sweet came ..

All About Pine Nuts

Any bowl of pesto is not complete without the presence of pine nuts.  Usually used as an added..

Review: Handpresso HPWILD Wild 16-Bar Hand-Pump Portable Espresso Machine

Not only you can take your espresso to go, you can now take it anywhere.  For serious coffee d..

Kitchen Review: Cuisinart CPC-600 Pressure Cooker

To take the pressure off the kitchen, make sure to have a functional pressure cooker handy. Cui..

Kitchen Review: Swissmar Borner V-1001 V-Slicer Plus Mandoline 6 Piece Set

You probably think that having a mandoline is an unnecessary if you have a sharp knife, right?..

Just Add Vinegar

If you want some sour instead of the sweet, skip the lemon or lime juice and brighten up your d..

On “bird-friendly” coffee

Little do we know that our favorite morning joe must have cost the homes of thousands of birds...

Jams from around the world

Whether you would rather have some jelly with your peanut butter or some marmalade on your butt..

Ice cream shops NYC

Ice cream --- from the commercial brands to the mom and pop varieties --- tugs at the heartstri..

Dutch ovens: Le Creuset or Lodge Color?

Whether you call it French or Dutch, it is more of a pot than an oven.  Dutch ovens, as many p..

From farm to table to closet: a new line in leatherware

Many of us avoid thinking of what really happens to the meat source we are devouring on our pla..

Top 10 Bird Friendly Coffees

We certainly do not want caffeinated birds flying over us, but bird-friendly coffee is one good..

How the California roll came about

The Japanese may have an interesting twist on Western culture, but the humble California roll w..

Review: Breville Electric Wok

There is one thing about perfect stir frying: to successfully work it, your wok must be very, v..

Kit Kats of the World

Now if you're thinking of having a break, the next Kit Kat you'll reach out for does not have t..

How Whole Foods Will Rate Your Meat

Okay, Whole Foods will probably not rate your meat unless you purchase yours from their butcher..