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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..

The Juicing Book Review

There are more nutrients you can get from fresh juices than the processed ones. Most people alr..

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?..

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..

Bibingka: A Filipino Delight

For many Filipinos, eating bibingka is part of culture as well as self-indulgence. Whether it'..

Plum: A Pizzeria Where the Pasta Also Stars

Walking out of Plum the other night in the East Village my friend and I were raving about the R..

Top 10 Romatic Restaurant in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, city of angels, stars and dreamers. In a city like Los Angeles, it is simply unciv..

Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Houston

If you are on a budget but you still want to do something special for Valentine's Day, you may ..

The Bodegas of New York

They may be the vestiges of times gone past, targets of crimes, or unwilling victims of recent ..

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..

Top Ten Romantic Restaurant in Minneapolis

After you have spent a romantic day strolling through Minnehaha Falls I am sure that you will h..

Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Dallas

Love is in the air this Valentines season. Dallas is a perfect place for an intimate and romant..

Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Denver

If you and your sweetheart live in Denver, then you'll probably work up your appetite after a d..

Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Atlanta

There are many ways to express your lasting love this Valentines.  Make the day truly special ..

Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Seattle

Valentine's Day is a great opportunity to express your love (or your lust or deep attraction). ..

Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in San Francisco

Valentine's Day is a day to convey your emotions and to celebrate the spirit of love. Better ye..

The Magic of Egyptian Cuisine

Egyptian cuisine can be a fascinating adventure. It's a mix and match of flavors and colors tha..

Szechuan Gourmet

Seriously jonesing for Chinese food and not wanting to shell out a small fortune at Shun Lee (o..

Red Basil

Rutherford, NJ is turning out to be a pretty decent town for restaurants. My first choice for l..

Bar Boulud

Lyon native Daniel Boulud has become the king of French cuisine in NYC. He is responsible for t..

Best Beer Snacks from Around the World

Hold off the potato chips and the peanuts --- there is a whole world of beer snacks that does n..

Top Ten Romantic Restaurants In Chicago

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Interview with Chef Jason R. Gronlund

Executive Chef Jason R. Gronlund has one of the most demanding jobs in the world. He is not mer..

Interview with Chef Matt Gordon

Matt Gordon and Scott Watkins are the founding partners of Urban Solace Restaurant. The opening..

Interview with Chef Tim Hockett

Chef  Tim Hockett is an expert in Latin American cuisine. His dishes at Nacional 27 represent..

Angelo’s Pizza

Anyone who knows me understands my complete obsession with Totonno's in Brooklyn. I measure all..

Fourteen Top States to Get Sick

Seriously, just when we think the worst is over, here we are talking about the salmonella scare..

Purple Yam

Our friends Sean (of Sean Reads the News) and Julie invited us out to Filipino brunch. Julie's ..

Manzo at Eataly

If the frigid weather is keeping you from going to Eataly, pull out your ski gear and get your ..

Philippine Highlight: Dinagyang Festival

Iloilo City, a bustling coastal metropolis about an hour away from Manila by plane, has an amaz..

Bar Masa

Anyone who half knows me is surely aware of my love of sushi. I could probably eat sushi for br..

Má Pêche

Loving all of David Chang's properties and hearing that he opened a new place closer to my home..

The Taste of Qingdao Cuisine

Chinese cuisine is widely diverse and spans beyond the normal take-out favorites such as noodle..

Mile End Delicatessen

When you think of Montreal, a Jewish delicatessen may not be the first thing you think about. P..

Taurus Restaurant

It was a shame that we were fed up with beef by the time we made it to Taurus in Bogota. Taurus..

La Pizzeria at the Intercontinental in Cali Colombia

"La Pizzeria" is one of the restaurants at the Intercontinental hotel in the Peñón neigh..

Be Fortunate this New Year: Eat the Lucky Foods!

Inevitably, any New Year's celebration is highly symbolic.  Many cultures and even individuals..

25 Reasons New York is the Best Food City

25. You can eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at a different restaurant for a whole year and neve..

Dieci Restaurant Review

I don't know what took me so long to review Dieci, I have been there on numerous occasions and ..

Celebrating Christmas: the USA

The United States is a very multicultural country, but even so, the country is united by the sp..

Celebrating Christmas: Ukraine

Tradition makes any Christmas celebration unique and memorable.  In Ukraine is very much diffe..

Celebrating Christmas: Norway

A Norwegian Christmas, similar to those in Scandinavia and the colder parts in Europe, is typic..

News Alert! 2,400 year-old Soup Discovered in China

Really, knowing about how our ancestors live is pretty much a murky business. Sure, we have res..

Sail Away at Thalassa

When my teeth broke through the amuse bouche's crisp phyllo cone into creamy tuna mouse I thoug..

Celebrating Christmas: the Philippines

Christmas in the Philippines is the peak of the previous months' usual ravage of rains and typh..

Celebrating Christmas: Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic is a small nation on the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean.  Blessed wi..

Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers: Just the Right Mix

Rock and Roll, Little Caesars and late night hours...not the things that make you think of a wo..

Payard Patisserie & Bistro Las Vegas

Payard was a lovely respite in Las Vegas, it was our chosen place for breakfast each morning. S..

Les Halles in New York?

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