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Adam Platt, New York Magazine Food Critic, Abandons Anonymity

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2013 | 8:36 AM

Adam Platt, the longtime restaurant critic of New York magazine, has abandoned his anonymity in a cover story about the very topic. The magazine's cover features a big photo of Platt, looking a little grumpy:

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The Must-Read Food Articles Of 2013

(2) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 7:24 AM

The year 2013 was a big year for food in the national spotlight. From GMO debates across the country to the non-stop reign of kale, there were plenty of topics to keep cocktail party conversations flowing.

But beyond the major news stories, there were also some...

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How Car Companies Are Trying To Pimp The Local Food Movement (VIDEOS)

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 10:54 AM

Does driving a new car make you want to go to the farmers market or visit a local food shop? If you've turned on the television or checked out any car companies on YouTube recently, perhaps you've started to equate one with the other.

While car companies have tried to...

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Cronut Shipping: Dominique Ansel Bakery, Goldbely.com Ready To Send Dessert Across The Country

(5) Comments | Posted December 13, 2013 | 4:54 PM

Craving a cronut (and not a cronut knockoff) but not planning to be in New York City anytime soon? Don't fear! Dominique Ansel Bakery and online gourmet food retailer Goldbely.com have announced a new partnership in which cronuts will be available for purchase anywhere in the...

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Can You Figure Out Which Bizarre Restaurants Are Real? (QUIZ)

(2) Comments | Posted December 13, 2013 | 10:42 AM

Think you've heard of all the strange restaurants out there? Don't be too sure. If you've ever seen an episode of "Bizarre Foods," you must realize how diverse the world of dining is. From dining in the pitch black (a concept that didn't make it in New York)...

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The Must-Read Cookbooks Of 2013

(11) Comments | Posted December 13, 2013 | 7:30 AM

In theory, writing a cookbook round-up sounds like a lot of fun. One gets to pore through beautiful pages and recipes. But this year especially, there were so many cookbooks we wanted to include, that this ended up being a huge task. If we could, this list would probably have...

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The 11 Most Controversial Food Screwups Of 2013

(121) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 7:11 AM

2013 was a big year for controversies in the food world -- from food safety scares that affected multiple continents to the complete decline of an empire for one of the country's most popular celebrity chefs.

Here are 11 messed up things that happened in food this year:

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Eating Healthy vs. Unhealthy Will Cost You $550 More Per Year, Study Reveals

(148) Comments | Posted December 5, 2013 | 3:00 PM

Many people assert that unhealthy eating habits are the result of economic hardship. They say that healthful food is simply more expensive than unhealthful food. Now, science backs them up.

The most comprehensive study of its kind indicates that yes, unhealthy food is about $1.50 cheaper per day, or...

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This Idea Could Fix The Most Annoying Thing About Eating Out

(27) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 3:03 PM

Those interminable waits for the check at restaurants may soon be a thing of the past.

At least that's what Applebee's is banking on. In the next 18 months, the restaurant chain is rolling out 100,000 stationary tablets that will do a number of cool things, like let...

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Olive Garden Adds 'Italiano' Burger

(374) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 10:40 AM

Craving a burger? Now you can find one at Olive Garden. Starting today, an Italiano burger will be available at locations nationwide, the company announced Monday.

The six-ounce meat patty is topped with prosciutto, mozzarella cheese, arugula, marinated tomatoes and garlic aioli. (It's also served with parmesan garlic fries, another...

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10 Common Food Terms That Have Lost All Meaning

(161) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 8:10 AM

Fancy some sustainable, artisan chicken with a side of seasonal, gourmet greens?

Such buzzwords have proliferated on menus across the country. And while words like "local" and "authentic" maybe once meant something, they've been so overused that their meanings have become diluted. In addition to overuse, these terms have also...

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Tryptophan Making You Sleepy Is A Big Fat Lie

(117) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 7:55 AM

It feels like there is a simultaneous conversation happening at Thanksgiving tables across the country. You eat a big meal -- which includes a generous helping of turkey -- and all of a sudden you're feeling like you really want to lie down and take a nap. "It's the tryptophan,"...

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Are These Noma Dishes Real Or Fake? (QUIZ)

(1) Comments | Posted November 15, 2013 | 1:34 PM

Rene Redzepi, the head chef of Copenhagen's much-heralded fine dining mecca Noma, has recently come out with a three-part book. A Work In Progress, which consists of a cookbook, journal and small photo book, offers a look inside Redzepi's day to day life.

The largest book...

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The Best Food Books Of 2013

(8) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 8:20 AM

There has been a slew of high-profile cookbooks published in 2013, from major chef tomes to influential restaurant cookbooks. But in addition to all these great cookbooks, 2013 has also been a good year for food books that aren't cookbooks.

This year's crop of food books...

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'Scotchy Scotch Scotch,' Ben & Jerry's New Flavor, Channels Ron Burgundy

(122) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 5:30 PM

Ben & Jerry's has debuted its newest offering, and "Anchorman" fans are going to be pleased. The new flavor, Scotchy Scotch Scotch, honors everyone's favorite TV anchor, Ron Burgundy. Here's the pint:

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The new flavor is a butterscotch ice cream base with butterscotch swirl ribbons. And...

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The QVC Host Who Could Convince You To Buy Dog Food If He Liked The Taste

(5) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 2:00 PM

If you've watched QVC for more than a few minutes (and come on, just admit it -- you totally have), perhaps you've been amazed at the various hosts' abilities to sell a very high volume of clothes, jewelry and food items, many of which you may find tasteless or unnecessary....

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An Ode To The Cheap And Not Particularly Outstanding Neighborhood Restaurant

(6) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 8:23 AM

There's a Thai restaurant in my neighborhood that isn't exactly destination dining, but offers a reliable pad see ew when you need one. The gai kratiam, chicken with garlic sauce, always has too much sauce in a good way. And the woon sen, glass noodles with vegetables, is the kind...

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9 Cheeses We Would Happily Marry, If That Was Allowed

(15) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 9:27 AM

Look, we know that we can't actually marry cheese. And we wouldn't even want to marry a lot of them. Roquefort, you're fun sometimes, but you can get a little moody and have a sharp tongue. Gruyere, you're mostly awesome but can try a little too hard to be a...

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Why Eating In Silence Is Actually A Good Thing

(17) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 2:03 PM

Despite reading and writing about food for a living, I often forget to taste my food. I eat dinner leftovers for breakfast without even heating them up. I eat lunch quickly because I have things to do. I graze on snacks we have in the newsroom. I'd like to consider...

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'From Scratch' Goes Behind The Scenes At The Food Network

(34) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 8:02 AM

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It's a common complaint among those involved in the food industry that the Food Network doesn't resonate with them. The shows are too simple, they argue, or too focused on entertainment value and less interested in the food itself.

The Food...

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