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Health Alert: Japanese Food May Be Contaminated with Radiation

Perhaps the biggest news that can cause us some level of worry would be the explosion at Japan'..

El Bulli: Cooking in Progress

Just like what my father would always say, "Throw in food in a show and you'll get an entertain..

Coffee: The Unique Taste Around the World

If anything, coffee is a drink worth your time. Hot or cold, coffee and its various forms bring..

Austin’s Top Ten Restaurants

Welcome to Austin, Texas! It's the place for fun, sun, and dining. Okay, some of you might won..

The Cube by Electrolux: Will the Pop-Up Change the Dining World?

On top of a mountain or at the edge of a cliff, these places are definitely not a good location..

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..

Annie’s Cafe and Bar Austin

I was walking down Congress trying to find some place that was open for lunch. You would think ..

Torchy’s Damn Good Tacos

Coming into SXSW from the New York area, I was lucky enough to have many friends who fled the s..

Stubb’s Classic Barbecue

On my second visit to Austin, I knew I had to return to Stubbs for it's fabulous BBQ. We landed..

10 Best NYC Places to Brunch

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

Franck & Jean Francois Sancerre 2010

Any of you who have been keeping up with my twitter page or reading this blog probably realize ..

Guelaguetza (Formerly La Rosita)

Those who say New York is an expensive city can be easily proven wrong. Take Guelaguetza. Those..

All About Wines from Provence

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

KitchenAid’s Artisan Stand Mixer: Big Answer for the Big Job

Cooking is a task that can be seen as relaxing for some, or reviled by others. The difference h..

Brazilian Carnival

Mardi Gras is tomorrow, and there's no doubt that many of us are eagerly awaiting the celebrati..

Hello Kitty Brown Rice Nori Chips

I found the most delightfully Japanese product at the NY Restaurant Show: Hello Kitty Nori Chip..

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..

A Question About Chile

Once in a while, having a little fire in food can be good for you, too. That's what chile (take..

A Voce Columbus Circle

During my third visit to A Voce I began to realize how much I like this place. I think the reas..

Bann Hells Kitchen

Bann is not your typical Korean restaurant. It focuses more on high end dining and definitely t..

McDonald’s Meals Around the World

McDonald's is a fast-food chain with a long history of influence. Really, who would have though..

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..

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..

Cuisinart PSC-350 Programmable Slow Cooker: A Must For Every Home

Who doesn't want to eat good food? I'm sure we all do. What makes for good cooking requires ski..

Jean Chartron Chardonnay Clos de la Combe 2008

I have been on a Burgundian Chardonnay kick. I just can't get enough of it. I've found this lit..

The Food Hall By Todd English

`The Olives Table' by the dashingly handsome celebrity chef Todd English and professional cul..

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..

The KitchenAid Food Processor: A Kitchen Essential

Preparing food can be a very time-consuming task. Chopping, dicing, shredding, and even mincing..

El Centro Mexican Restaurant NYC

There are plenty of Mexican restaurants in Manhattan but El Centro is something special. I've m..

Millions of Moules at Millesime

I always worry about NYC restaurants that occupy large spaces in areas with low foot traffic. F..

The Oster Bottle Opener: Never Break a Cork Again

We all want to have a good time, and it's a fact that we all enjoy a nice glass of wine. After ..

Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home: Fast and Easy Recipes For Any Day

After receiving awards for their previous books, the cooks at the famous Moosewood Restaurant h..

The Autonomous Saucier: A Handy Aid in Cooking

Cooking is a form of art, and since it's an art, there's a need for technique. Lack of techniqu..

The Fat Flush Plan

There are tons of diet books out there. This one works. I decided to give it a try after a fr..

Soup’s on at Menchanko-Tei

While Menchanko-Tei is not my favorite noodle house in NYC, it does make for a nice choice when..

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..

Battle of the Slicers

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

The Cuisinart Immersion Blender

Sometimes, cooking a perfectly smooth and creamy soup can be a very messy affair. Remember thos..

The Best of French Press: The Bodum Brazil Coffee Press

Now, enjoying that fine cup of coffee in the morning with your coffee maker can be a very nice ..

Cuisinart Central Coffee Maker: The Real Deal

Coffee is the liquid of life. That's a truth I always experience every time I wake up and sip a..

The Staub Grill Pan: A Must for Every Kitchen

Tired of the usual coal grill? Hate the mess that comes from using such a messy cooking impleme..

Review: Not You Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook

Today, people are focusing on the economy and being conscious with time and energy. This is the..

Battle of the Blenders: Vitamix vs Blendtec

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

Weber’s Charcoal Grilling: The Art of Cooking with Live Fire

For most people today, Charcoal grilling sounds old-fashioned with the presence of many automat..

“More than 60 Recipes for Delicious Homemade Pizza” Review

This recipe book will turn any home kitchen into the finest pizzeria in town. Why? Because five..

Jing NY Restaurant Review

Sometimes you just get hungry, randomly pick a place and end up with a nice surprise. This is w..

“Everyday Food: Great Food Fast” Review

As the publisher of the famous Everyday Food magazine, Martha Stewart has created a gorgeous fu..

Bakeri

After spending a month in France last year, it was quite a shock to come back to the US. In Fra..

“12 Best Foods” Cookbook Review

There are 12 micro nutrient-rich foods that can help keep you from major diseases and still mak..