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My Journey Back to Liver: The Ultimate Sacrifice

Anneli Rufus | Posted 03.12.2013 | Food
Anneli Rufus

Last night a liver saved my life. OK, not literally. But a liver dish was served to me that confirmed yet again why I love this not-so-humble organ. ...

The Beet Generation Is Up To Some Tricks

Anneli Rufus | Posted 11.21.2012 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

Beets are the triple homicides of the vegetable kingdom: Everyone avoids them because of the messy red stains. But beets are my almost-favorite vegetable, trailing only Brussels sprouts (the Elephant Men of the vegetable kingdom) and a spinachy green known as pigweed.

Doughnuts, Reconstructed

Anneli Rufus | Posted 11.07.2012 | Food
Anneli Rufus

Two weeks ago, I started seeing the word "doughnut" in the same places where I was accustomed to seeing the words "ganache" and "affogato" and "tiramisu." Doughnuts are not new, but they're being overhauled as hot and cool and holy.

Is Popcorn The New Cupcakes?

Anneli Rufus | Posted 10.24.2012 | Food
Anneli Rufus

Everyone was wondering what would come after cupcakes in the culinary saga of low-culture-meets-high-culture and kiddie-classics-go-ironic. Sugary cereals made a run for it, but popcorn might have the edge, if San Francisco chefs get their way.

World's Biggest DQ Opens

Anneli Rufus | Posted 01.10.2013 | Food
Anneli Rufus

Dairy Queen has just opened its largest-ever restaurant -- in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.Open as of this week, it's one of three Riyadh DQs set to launch before the end of June.