Wisdom from The Oatmeal: How to Make a Restaurant Popular

The Oatmeal is completely done by Matthew Inman. He is quickly becoming one of my heroes. Just ..

How to Smuggle a Ham Past Customs

In this month's issue of SAVEUR, a gourmet and travel magazine that includes essays about vario..

How to make square eggs

Yup, you can make square eggs. Pretty crazy. Make some hardboiled eggs for breakfast, make one ..

In-Depth Look at Honey’s Eternal Shelf Life and Medicinal Properties

Not many raw foods have an indefinite shelf life, but there are a few: salt, sugar, dried rice,..

Cattle Feed, What They Don’t Want You to Know.

David Kirby with the Huffington Post recently mentioned being "revolted" by what he learned whe..

History of Ingredient Americans Are Hooked On: Cheese Powder

It turns out there's good reason why Americans spend billions each year on boxed macaroni and c..

Why Caviar Is A Treasured Delicacy

Caviar is a prized delicacy the world over and can cost as much as $200 an ounce. Generally spe..

Tax Tips for Bloggers

When it comes to blogging and taxes, "Taxgirl" -- who has two graduate degrees and an internshi..

Does Altitude Affect The Potency of Alcohol?

Writing for Gizmodo, a blog known for its coverage of cutting-edge technology, Brent Rose exami..

If I Cook Meat For Too Long Does It Lose Nutrients?

The meat loses protein, but the cooking process actually makes it easier for your tummy to dige..

An Introduction to Shoyu

The first time I experienced soy sauce was at a Chinese restaurant in across the street from Qu..

The Fork

Although the precise eating methods of historical cultures are rarely discussed, the fork was a..

Ever Wonder Why Some Eggs Are Brown?

No matter the color, eggs are inexpensive, high in protein, and contain only 70-80 calories eac..

Potato Types

I think there's not one person in the world that dislikes potatoes. They may be the ultimate co..

Oil Basics

We're all familiar with oils. They are essential to cooking. An oil is basically a fat that rem..

Flavor profiles of tea

If you're looking to get into the world of tea, you've made a great decision. I'm a huge tea lo..

Teas vs. Tisanes

I always thought my love for tea started with...tea. I recently learned I was wrong. A tisane i..

More Champagne Cocktails

Each year we come up with a list of Champagne cocktails for you to try in the new year. This ..

Stuff you Need to Know About Champagne

Many people call any sparkling white wine Champagne. While it's become widely "accepted", th..

Surimi is surely not for me

Basically, this is the stuff used in cheap Japanese restaurants and passed off as crab, lobster..

Other Edible Eggs

In the states, when one says the word "egg" one thinks of chicken eggs. But if you're bored of ..


I have a thing for eggs. For me they are pretty much the perfect food. They are packed full of ..

Does This Clash With My Meat?

This is a guest post by the talented Cyrille Hanson. Cyrille,  The Hotel Hanford's wine and e..

Cabot Cheese Makes Me Happy

There are a few companies that make me smile. Each year when I head to the Fancy Food Show, I l..

Organic Wine: Spoof Or Proof

The word "organic"has not just invaded the food industry but also reached the levels of worldwi..

Service Crew, For the Win!

The service crew is the front line of any restaurant. A restaurant is nothing without a good cr..

Chef Jennifer Cole Guests Posts for the Week

Chef Jennifer Cole has quickly become a good friend. When I met her and listened to her talk ab..


First there was the Manwich, now you can have a "Candwich". You read right. Yet another abomina..

Chardonnay at its Best

Today, a big wine event is being celebrated by wine lovers and enthusiasts globally, through so..

Why You Always Pick the Wrong Line at the Supermarket

It always feels like whenever you are at the supermarket (or waiting on line at the DMV, or in ..

Impeccable Taste Bud Treat: Basque Cuisine

Nestled in the Northern Coast of Spain, the Basque Province is known to be one of the world's..

Pakistani Cuisine

Pakistani cuisine is known for its rich flavors which are derived from the use of many spices (..

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day

It seems like the list of food holidays that you can attend reaches no end. Just take, for exa..

Uji Maccha Green Tea Kit Kat

I am onto my third flavor of Japanese Kit Kats. I already tasted Soy Sauce (perhaps I should ha..

Osso Buco: Bone with a Hole

Osso Buco, literally a bone with a hole is dish that will not fail to satisfy anyone's appeti..

Kinilaw: A Raw Seafood

This is the Filipino version of Ceviche, a seafood dish that is popular in many places. Fili..

The Art that is Custard

Smooth, silky, sweet and tasty, those are just some words to describe such an exquisite dish th..

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..

Top 10 Pinot Noirs Under $15

Sideways was a wonderful and horrible thing for Pinot Noir. Sure it brought attention to the gr..

Interview with Dane Low

Cactus Club Cafe is one of Canada's best known casual dining restaurants. It is constantly awa..

Interview with Stanton Coville of N9NE Steakhouse

The N9NE Steakhouse is known to its regulars for the amazing lobster mashed potatoes and Kobe b..

Why We Love Masato Nishihara

Masato Nishihara is one of the most accomplished chefs.  Despite his youthful looks, he is the..

Top 10 Antioxidant Fruits

The sweet of benefits of antioxidants is that it can minimize the risk for cancer, enhance the ..

Why We Love Terrance Brennan

If there is someone who fits the description of a brilliant artist, Terrance Brennan comes to ..

Rare Cacao Beans Striving in Peru

True to its original nature, cacao beans have been a highly valuable commodity.  Even though c..


Sure, there are Scoops, but somehow they never felt perfect. Leave it to Denis Bostandzic, a Se..

Why We Love Wylie Dufresne

If you're looking for a chef with a magical flair for cooking, and a restaurant with a patronag..

Simple Lentil Roast

It's a few hours before we greet the New Year. I've got a dish to recommend that I'm sure would..

Why We Love Gaston Acurio

For the sheer love his local cuisine, a man would sometimes rise up and give his best in promot..