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What's Proper Sushi Etiquette, Anyway?

Menuism | Posted 03.21.2016 | Taste

by Kimberly Kohatsu, Managing Editor for the Menuism Restaurant Blog Photo by Toshihiro Gamo / Flickr Let's face it: sushi has evolved (or arguably...

How To Enjoy Dining Solo

Menuism | Posted 11.11.2015 | Taste

You've got that dreaded table for one somewhere in your future, and you're not sure how to deal with it. Here's what I'd recommend.

26 Crazy Bloody Marys, From A To Z

Menuism | Posted 03.10.2015 | Taste

They're the perfect excuse to drink in the morning and not prompt your family to convene an intervention.

Why Are We 'As American As Apple Pie'?

Menuism | Posted 01.26.2015 | Taste

So, apple pie as the quintessential American product may be an apt metaphor after all -- it was brought here from foreign shores, was influenced by other cultures and immigration patterns, and spread throughout the world by global affairs.

Who Was General Tso And Why Are We Eating His Chicken?

Menuism | Posted 08.23.2014 | Taste

This very real general had absolutely nothing to do with the battered and sauced chicken that now bears his name.

The Origins Of Fettuccine Alfredo

Menuism | Posted 03.15.2014 | Taste

In 1914, one particular upset stomach originated what we now know as fettuccine alfredo.

Looking Ahead: 2013 Food Trends

Menuism | Posted 03.27.2013 | Taste

While we set out on the dining adventure that's to be 2013, it's always fun to speculate where that adventure will lead. Here's what some of the major news outlets around the country are predicting.

Shaken vs. Stirred: The Great James Bond Debate

Menuism | Posted 01.28.2013 | Taste

Bond's most memorable characteristic is his penchant for martinis 'shaken, not stirred.'

How Shirley Temple Got A Drink Named After Her

Menuism | Posted 01.08.2013 | Taste

Like most food lore, there are conflicting accounts of the drink's origin.

Election Day 2012 Food Specials

Menuism | Posted 01.06.2013 | Home

After months of campaigning, endless ads and news stories, we've made it to the end. While you're exercising your right to vote, take advantage of extra benefits offered by restaurants and eateries near you.

What Is Jidori Chicken?

Menuism | Posted 12.22.2012 | Taste

I first encountered Jidori chicken last year at the Skyline restaurant atop the Huntley Hotel in Los Angeles.

What Is Farro?

Menuism | Posted 09.25.2012 | Taste

Often used as a substitute for pasta or rice, farro is a grain with a nutty flavor similar to brown rice. It is gluten-free and rich in fiber, magnesium and vitamins A, B, C, and E.

Why Do Hawaiians Love Spam So Much?

Menuism | Posted 11.24.2012 | Taste

My dad grew up on Maui, and even though our family was raised in Virginia, we always kept SPAM® in the pantry.