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Joe Satran
Joe reports on food and culture as a staff writer for The Huffington Post. He was an English major at Yale and has worked at DETAILS magazine, for the Huffington Post Blog Team and at the Yale Sustainable Food Project. In college, he started Yale's biggest campus blog, The Bullblog.

Entries by Joe Satran

Yotam Ottolenghi Thinks You're Skipping A Key Step When You Cook Vegetables

(13) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 12:28 PM

When Yotam Ottolenghi opened his first high-end delicatessen in London's Notting Hill neighborhood in 2002, he had a problem with his vegetables.

If you're familiar with his work, you know how shocking this is. Because today, the Israeli-born chef's reputation rests largely on his deft hand with vegetables. He...

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Whole Foods Is About To Start Brewing Its Own Beer

(29) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 6:56 PM

North America's 360-some Whole Foods Markets already sell beer made by more than 500 different breweries. But one location set to open on Houston's Post Oak Boulevard this summer plans to pour beer under a label never before sold at Whole Foods, or anywhere else: its own.

Last week,...

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Stephanie Izard's Shortcut To A Jaw-Dropping Dinner Party Entree

(1) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 2:00 PM

To reality TV fans, Stephanie Izard is the frizzy-haired winner of "Top Chef" season four. But to Chicago food lovers, she's owner of some of the city's best restaurants, including the universally acclaimed Girl and the Goat, which won her the James Beard Foundation award for Best Chef...

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27 Reasons I Could Never Go Gluten-Free

(453) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 12:25 PM

I lost my patience for the gluten-free trend in a bar. I was with my dad. He ordered a martini. As usual, he asked for vodka rather than gin -- a trespass of good taste that I accept only because he's allergic to juniper. But this time, he asked specifically...

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The 21 New York Restaurants I'll Miss The Most When I Move To LA

(2) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 9:07 AM

Last summer, I wrote an essay arguing that LA's restaurant scene is more exciting than New York's. During a heated HuffPost Live discussion about my thesis a few days later, my colleague Rebecca Orchant asked me whether I would ever move to a different city --...

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Manhattan Taste Test: Does Expensive Rye & Vermouth Improve This Classic Cocktail?

(4) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 6:00 AM

New York has had an absolutely brutal winter, with more snowstorms and bitingly cold air than just about any other in recent memory. It's almost enough to make you want to move to a warmer climate.

But no amount of bad weather could dampen my enthusiasm for...

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Kimchi wird erwachsen - dank der Olympischen Spiele

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 7:34 AM

Jetzt, da die Abschlussfeierlichkeiten in Sochi vorbei sind, wenden leidenschaftliche Fans der Olympischen Winterspiele ihren Blick bereits auf den südkoreanischen Skiort Pyeongchang, der die nächsten Spiele im Jahr 2018 ausrichten wird. Das bereitet Offiziellen des Nationalen Olympischen Komitees bereits jetzt Sorgen.

„Abgesehen von einem kleinen technischen Ausrutscher in der Eröffnungszeremonie,...

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Il Kimchi alla conquista del mondo con l'aiuto delle Olimpiadi

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 4:51 AM

Dopo la cerimonia di chiusura a Sochi, gli amanti delle Olimpiadi Invernali hanno iniziato a occhieggiare verso Pyeongchang, la località sciistica che ospiterà i prossimi giochi olimpici nel 2018.

Per questo motivo, l'ansia dei responsabili delle Olimpiadi nel paese è alle stelle.

"Ad eccezione di un piccolo errore...

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Cómo los Juegos Olímpicos afectan al kimchi (y a Corea)

(1) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 4:11 AM

Ahora que la ceremonia de clausura de Sochi ha sucedido, los fans de los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno han derivado su atención a Pyeongchang, la estación de esquí de Corea del Sur que será la sede de los próximos Juegos en el año 2018, algo que preocupa a los funcionarios...

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O kimchi atinge sua maturidade - com a ajuda das Olimpíadas

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 4:23 PM

Agora que as cerimônias de encerramento em Sochi terminaram, os fãs empolgados das Olimpíadas de Inverno já começaram a virar os olhos para Pyeongchang, a estação de esqui que será a sede dos próximos jogos em 2018. Isso causa ansiedade para os Comitês Olímpicos do país.


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'Shoe Rubber' Chemical Removed From Subway Bread Found In Nearly 500 Common Foods

(21) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 8:47 AM

Footlong fans breathed a sigh of relief at the beginning of February, when sandwich chain Subway announced that it was removing azodicarbonamide -- a chemical used in shoe rubber and yoga mats -- from its bread.

Though the World Health Organization has said that the chemical is...

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How The Olympics Changed The Game For Kimchi (And Korea)

(1) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 8:18 AM

Now that the closing ceremonies at Sochi have wrapped, ardent Winter Olympics fans have started to shift their attention to Pyeongchang, the South Korean ski resort that will host the next games in 2018. That means anxiety for the country’s Olympic officials.

“Apart from a minor technical glitch the...

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Taco Bell's New Breakfast Menu Will Unleash The Waffle Taco On America

(358) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 4:52 PM

Americans may or may not be ready for Taco Bell's Waffle Taco. (Could we ever be ready for a breakfast sandwich of sausage and eggs wedged into the crevice of a folded waffle, then topped off with maple syrup?) But Taco Bell thinks that the Waffle Taco is ready for...

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Daniel Boulud's 4 Secrets To The Perfect Roast Chicken

(47) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 10:34 AM

You don't need to know anything about cooking to make roast chicken. It can be one of the world's easiest dishes. The ultimate "weeknight dinner," to use a phrase cherished by cookbook writers. Making it can be as simple as buying a chicken, putting it in a roasting dish with...

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You Can Actually Bake Cookies Using The Dough In Cookie Dough Ice Cream

(9) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 9:22 AM

Think the little morsels of dough in cookie dough ice cream are just flavoring?

So did I, until a few days ago. But then a few of our colleagues approached me with an unusual question: What happens if you try to bake cookies using the dough in cookie dough ice...

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Farm Bill Amendment From Sen. Jeff Merkley Good News For Organic Farmers

(25) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 6:51 PM

The $500 billion farm bill agreed upon by House and Senate negotiators this week holds good tidings for organic farmers, an increasingly prominent constituency long neglected by the federal government.

The draft bill contains several measures likely to benefit organic farms, including funding for research...

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The Surprising Trick To Making The Best Steak Of Your Life

(187) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 8:15 AM

At his world-renowned Chicago restaurants Alinea and Next, Chef Grant Achatz has become famous for using cutting-edge technological implements to invent daring dishes never before seen or tasted by humans.

But he doesn't actually think that any of the wondrous tools he deploys -- PacoJets, nitrous oxide canisters, blow...

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WorldPost Launch Event Draws Global Leaders At Davos

(41) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 12:26 PM

On Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland, Arianna Huffington and Nicolas Berggruen invited some of the world’s most prominent academics, journalists and businesspeople to celebrate the launch of their new collaboration, The WorldPost, which went live hours earlier.

As their hosts described the new project, about 60 guests dined on pumpkin...

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