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What to Eat While Watching on TV

Zester Daily | Posted 12.24.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Many of us expect to spend a bit of time in front of the TV. And we'll need to eat.

It's National Dessert Day!

Zester Daily | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Zester Daily

5 perfect recipes to make right now.

How to Make Perfect Paella Every Time

Zester Daily | Posted 11.12.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Paella is meant to show off the rice itself and to highlight a few special ingredients.

The Best Pancake You've Never Had

Zester Daily | Posted 10.22.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Strawberries! How do I love ye? Let me count the ways.

Don't Get Hung Up on Terroir -- It's Just a Feel-Good Myth

Zester Daily | Posted 08.27.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Is 'terroir' really a myth?

MoMA Inspires Chef's Works of Art

Zester Daily | Posted 08.24.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

With a dining room view of MoMA's sculpture garden, Chef Kreuther lets his food take its cue from the art. His plates are mini-sculptures, animated with color, contrasts and meticulous detailing.

The Magic Molecular Gastronomists Don't Discuss

Zester Daily | Posted 08.18.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Discovering the science behind magical concoctions.

Hot Apps for Food Lovers

Zester Daily | Posted 08.13.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Want to become a vegas, mix the perfect cocktail or identify the hottest peppers? These top food apps are for you.

Why Can't We Regulate Restaurant Olive Oil?

Zester Daily | Posted 08.07.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Olive oil fraud: If we truly want to be sure that the oil in that bottle or on that table is what it says it is, then we must expect a lot more regulation.

Trader Joe's Appeases Greenpeace... Sort of

Zester Daily | Posted 06.04.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Trader Joe's has rocketed from 15th to third place on Greenpeace's 2013 sustainable seafood scorecard based largely on the retailer's decision to sharply reduce its sale of red-listed items and establish tougher standards for the seafood it purchases, whether wild or farmed.

Why I Hate the Word "Veggie"

Zester Daily | Posted 05.31.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

The word "veggie" reduces vegetables to something fluffy and insubstantial, when they're anything but.

What Chef Roy Choi Is Teaching South Central L.A.

Zester Daily | Posted 07.29.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Chef Roy Choi is having a moment.

Local Farming Void? Military Veterans Are Answer

Zester Daily | Posted 07.24.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Recently returned from protecting U.S. interests overseas and having traded in their fatigues for overalls, hundreds of veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq are now committed to growing organic produce and selling it to local communities from Seattle to Florida.

Trader Joe's Seafood Promise to Greenpeace Still Murky

Zester Daily | Posted 07.13.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Although Trader Joe's is moving in the right direction, I can't go there today and pick up fish fillets for dinner without worrying about whether I am contributing to the degradation of the ocean.

How Food Tank's Danielle Nierenberg Wants to Save the World

Zester Daily | Posted 07.07.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Follow Danielle Nierenberg, and you will end up in interesting places.

Foodies Can Drink In the Stanley Hotel Film Fest

Zester Daily | Posted 05.03.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

While it's dedicated to horror cinema, the Stanley Film Festival is promising to ply its guests with provisions worthy of the legendary Estes Park estate.

Why Restaurants Should Set Fair Prices for Wine by the Glass

Zester Daily | Posted 06.25.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Why are restaurants losing by consistently charging $10 (or more) a glass for a bottle that costs $6 (or less) wholesale?

Well-Meaning Urban Food Initiative Needs Common Sense

Zester Daily | Posted 06.15.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Supermarkets throw out about $47 billion worth of food each year, much of it still safe and healthy.

Widening the View of U.S. Wine Scene

Zester Daily | Posted 06.09.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

The U.S. has recently overtaken France and Italy to become the globe's biggest wine market, consuming more than any other nation.

New Video Cooking Magazine Has Premier Chefs Teaching Recipes

Zester Daily | Posted 06.03.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Chefs like Rick Bayless are present. They use all of their senses: listening for when something is done; smelling when it's time for the next step.

Billionaire Bill Koch Revs Up His Court Battle Against Fake Wines

Zester Daily | Posted 06.02.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

What no one disputes is that today just about every large wine collection probably contains at least some suspect bottles. And experts differ in their ability to determine what is authentic and what is not.

Organic Food Is Not Just For Snobs, Dr. Oz. Ask Wal-Mart.

Zester Daily | Posted 05.18.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Let me get this straight: Organic is not democratic because ... not everyone can afford truffle oil or European cheeses?

Rock Star Caterer Talks Climate Change, Gender at UN Event

Zester Daily | Posted 05.15.2013 | Green
Zester Daily

Asked to speak on "A prosperous future for all: Gender, climate change and biodiversity in a globalized world," Zester Daily contributor Trine Hahnemann appeared recently on a United Nations panel in New York.

Whole Foods Didn't Have Much Choice on GMO Labeling

Zester Daily | Posted 05.12.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

When it comes to eating genetically modified anything, the folks who shop at Whole Foods have made it clear: "They don't want it."

A New Englander Draws the Line: No Bacon in Chowder

Zester Daily | Posted 05.11.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

These days it's unfashionable to disparage pork belly in any form, but when it comes to chowder recipes I am firmly anti-bacon.