iOS app Android app


The Strange And Sexual History Of The Graham Cracker

Menuism | Posted 09.21.2015 | Taste

There was indeed a Graham who lent his name to the Graham cracker, and his story will surely change the way you see the snack from now on.

How To Ask For Menu Modifications Without Being "That Guy"

Menuism | Posted 08.31.2015 | Taste

When dining out, people who eat special diets are the butt of seemingly every joke at the table. "How do you know if someone's a vegan? Don't worry, they'll tell you," is a barb I am all too familiar with.

10 Essential Italian Desserts

Menuism | Posted 06.22.2015 | Taste

There are a multitude of specialties that seldom make it out of their regions, let alone across the pond to Italian restaurants.

The New Face Of Chinese Dining In The United States

Menuism | Posted 05.11.2015 | Taste

Chinese tourists have spoken up and have begun to make an indelible mark on Chinese dining in the United States.

5 Hidden Sources of Gluten to Avoid When Dining Out

Menuism | Posted 05.30.2015 | Taste

When you have a gluten sensitivity, sometimes dining out feels like no fun. Even less fun? Accidentally eating gluten and feeling like garbage later because of it. When in doubt, ask your server about how your food is prepared.

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.

Britain's Strangest-Sounding Foods

Menuism | Posted 04.25.2015 | Taste

Lost in translation?

Love Making Choices? Hate It? McDonald's Caters To Both

Menuism | Posted 03.28.2015 | Taste

Don't be surprised to see competitors start to do the same.

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.

Vegan Options: The New Normal At Restaurants

Menuism | Posted 12.20.2014 | Taste

You might be surprised to find that even little dives in small cities are becoming increasingly vegan-friendly.

Mighty Malbec: From Forgotten Grape to International Fame

Menuism | Posted 12.14.2014 | Taste

Pick a menu, pop the cork, and settle into a glass of a grape variety that found its place in the New World and will likely only keep surprising us.

Eggs, Bacon, and Brioche: LA's 10 Best Breakfasts

Menuism | Posted 10.05.2014 | Taste

These are what I believe to be LA's most exciting breakfast options, because, as much as we should all be eating kale scrambles every morning, that doesn't mean I find it very fun to pay someone to make them for me.

How To Taste Sparkling Wine Like A Pro

Menuism | Posted 09.15.2014 | Taste

You'll want to brush up on the basics, thereby ensuring that any bad behavior only comes out after a few glasses.

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.

Vegan Foods You Already Love -- And Didn't Even Know Were Vegan

Menuism | Posted 07.12.2014 | Taste

Chances you, you're probably eating a lot of vegan food without even knowing it.

Not As Much Value In Today's Value Menus

Menuism | Posted 06.25.2014 | Taste

Value menus are offering less value than before. Adjust your wallet accordingly.

Does Las Vegas Have The Best Chinese Food?

Menuism | Posted 05.31.2014 | Taste

My suspicion is the comments regarding Las Vegas Chinese food are attributable to Ruth Reichl of the New York Times.

What You Need To Know About Italian Aperitivi And Digestivi Drinks

Menuism | Posted 05.18.2014 | Taste

The Italian way of eating is about the enjoyment of quality genuine food and drink.

LA's Obsession With Deviled Eggs

Menuism | Posted 05.12.2014 | Taste

Deviled eggs have such a consistent, all-American appeal and a truly retro nature.

Not All Wine Is Vegan -- Huh?

Menuism | Posted 04.27.2014 | Taste

Many people are unaware that animal byproducts are used in a host of places in the food and beverage industry, often hidden in products that you might never suspect. A key area in which animal products are often unexpectedly present? Wine.

Do Americans Want Healthy Fast Food?

Menuism | Posted 04.27.2014 | Taste

Are people lying when they say they want healthier options?

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.

Where Have All The Cantonese Restaurants Gone?

Menuism | Posted 03.08.2014 | Taste

When you examine the larger landscape, it is clear that the one-time dominance of Cantonese food in the United States has receded.

Chicago's Top 10 Places To Get Fat And Stay Warm

Menuism | Posted 03.08.2014 | Taste

Here's my list of places to hit up for the winter.

Who Put Hazelnuts In My Chocolate? The History Of Nutella

Menuism | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste

Is there really any difference between Nutella and its pricier, small-batch counterparts?