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Cooking Off the Cuff: Turning a Snack Into Dinner - Tapenade and Tomato Pasta Sauce

Edward Schneider | Posted 11.11.2015 | Taste
Edward Schneider

Last week, Jackie and I took an overnight flight to London. As much as we like British Airways, we'd really rather not eat their food (drinking their ...

Notes From a Dive Bar XXXX - Scary Monsters and Super Creeps

Alan Black | Posted 10.23.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

Did I just see something slither to the shadow? Trip to the ice machine, all that is frozen in time like that cockroach, just kidding. I need to get my peripheral vision checked. I'm sure I just saw something flee to the darkness under the stairs.

Know Place Like Home: Letting Go, Leaning in and Lightening Up

Greg Archer | Posted 09.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

There are times in life when, if you listen closely enough, you really can hear the whispers of your soul. You know ... in between news reports, paying your bills, working for a living, finding meaning in life and trying not to go out of your mind.

Notes From a Dive Bar XXXI

Alan Black | Posted 09.17.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

Bruce, I forgot about him. Haven't had the pleasure of his company since drone strikes became popular. He comes to play darts owning dental challenges and a Christian conscience.

Cooking Off the Cuff: Tomato Pie - But Not Pizza

Edward Schneider | Posted 09.07.2015 | Taste
Edward Schneider

Even mediocre tomatoes start to taste good when slow-roasted as these are, so imagine how good already-delicious ripe summer tomatoes will be, especially when bolstered by all those other Mediterranean flavors.

How To Get Anyone To Like Olives

Epicurious | Posted 05.10.2015 | Taste

Yep, this is Project Olive. Gather your olive hating friends and make them believers.

Let's Not Forget Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca

Edward Schneider | Posted 03.02.2015 | Taste
Edward Schneider

You can tell from the ingredients that this is not a shy kind of sauce.

Marinated Olives Are the Ultimate DIY Holiday Snack

Epicurious | Posted 02.09.2015 | Taste

We'd like to make a case for marinating your own.

Here's Why Olives Are The Champion Ingredient In Your Kitchen

Posted 06.09.2015 | Taste

Olives! They are great for spicing up a martini or adding an extra kick to pizza. But using them as a dessert topping? Probably not something you ever...

Olives, Lemons & Za'atar

Rozanne Gold | Posted 08.16.2014 | Taste
Rozanne Gold

Born into a food-obsessed Palestinian family, Rawia grew up eating food that has recently become trendy currency: the flavors and spirit of the Arabic kitchen found along the Eastern Mediterranean and in Israel, or Palestine, depending on your point of view.

Cooking Off the Cuff: Got Fish? Got Roasted Vegetables? Get This Olive Sauce

Edward Schneider | Posted 06.23.2014 | Taste
Edward Schneider

Here's a pretty much season-neutral sauce that I've served with fish and with slow-roasted vegetables.

5 Kitchen Cures to Help You Feel Vibrant

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Peggy Kotsopoulos, registered holistic nutritionist, culinary consultant, and author of Kitchen Cures: Revolutionize Your Health wi...

10 Recipes To Ease You Into Liking Olives

The Huffington Post | Taste Editors | Posted 04.01.2014 | Taste

Many foods are acquired tastes -- they're not immediately liked by everyone (like, say, something like macaroni and cheese, which if you don't like, y...

How to Make Healthy Greek Mac and Cheese

Erin Clarke | Posted 05.10.2014 | Taste
Erin Clarke

Staying true the Greek-salad inspiration, I kept this macaroni and cheese lean and mean with a secret ingredient.

Olives, In Order From Worst To Best

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 02.06.2014 | Taste

Oh, you think there's just green and black? That's so cute.

Madrid vs. Lisbon: Which Is Iberia's Top Pick?

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Spain and Portugal are like fresh sangria and old port. They are different tastes. And while the Euro has helped to remake these countries in some similar ways, the two are like neighbors who roll their eyes at the shouts and spicy smells that drift from next door.

Marinated Feta With Pan-Roasted Shishito Peppers and Olives

Viviane Bauquet Farre | Posted 11.13.2013 | Taste
Viviane Bauquet Farre

Shishito peppers are small Japanese sweet peppers; they're skinny and slightly twisted, slightly smoky and sweet with a hint of bitterness.

"How to Babysit a Grandpa"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.02.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Being a grandfather comes with many important responsibilities, such as making funny faces, engaging in baby talk and otherwise behav...

Grandpa's Greek Salad

Laura Kumin | Posted 07.17.2013 | Taste
Laura Kumin

Grandpa was a great cook. Mom says he cooked "out of self-defense," in an age when a home kitchen was generally a woman's preserve.

Pan Bagnat With Grilled Peppers and Basil Vinaigrette

Viviane Bauquet Farre | Posted 08.17.2013 | Taste
Viviane Bauquet Farre

The quintessential summer sandwich!

Olives: The Worst Thing To Come Out Of A Can

Posted 10.01.2013 | Taste

Once you learn how they got this way, you'll never settle for one again.

Candied Olives? And Duck?!

Edward Schneider | Posted 07.01.2013 | Taste
Edward Schneider

Duck with olives is a classic, and of course, sweetness is common in sauces for duck, so long as it is balanced by acidity. So why not sweetened olives?

Portuguese Chicken Curry

Anne Maxfield | Posted 06.26.2013 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

For curry lovers, this could be a good starting point.

My Own Educational Exchange Trip: Cuba or the Danube-a?

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 06.15.2013 | Travel
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Randee Mia Berman

When I heard rumors about Jay-Z and Beyonce heading to Cuba, I was feeling pretty confident about my trendy choice to go that way. But then I bagged Cuba, and booked a flight to Vienna, Austria, home of the Lipizzaner stallions and Wienerschnitzel.

Beirut, a Novel Too Close for Comfort

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.15.2013 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

Alexander McNabb outdid himself in his second novel, Beirut, An Explosive Thriller, another adventure-filled story loaded with intrigue, espionage, love, murder, international hoods and plenty of violence.