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I Just Got Back From Italy... And America Is the Best Food Country in the World

Lewis Krell | Posted 12.16.2014 | Travel
Lewis Krell

I certainly am not stupid enough to think that eating in Italy is anything short of an incredible and life-altering experience. What I do think however is that Europeans and the rest of the world complaining about American cuisine is a comically misguided argument.

Christmas Without the Kitchen

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 12.13.2014 | Taste
Sugar Rautbord

If you are overworked, overwrought and overcooked or if you just want more time with the family and friends you are hosting from out of town, here are a few digital markets for you. Just click the food item to have it delivered to your table.

Travel Tips: Exotic Food and Solar Power

Sonia Gil | Posted 12.12.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

Whether it is clothing, travel accessories or gadgets, I am constantly bombarded with all things travel. But this month, only two awesome products have earned by stamp of approval.

A Talk With Fabio Viviani

Tara Solomon | Posted 11.25.2014 | Miami
Tara Solomon

The opening party for Siena Tavern -- in the iconic 404 Washington Avenue space on South Beach, former home of China Grill -- was one of those crazy, eclectic parties where you saw people you haven't seen for years.

Some of Chicago's Top Chefs Share Their Favorite Gifts to Give

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 11.21.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

"This year I am giving the gift of travel. I am taking my family to Thailand with a quick trip tagged on to Hong Kong. Travel is how I learn and I am able to come back to the restaurant feeling inspired.

The Bristol's Strength: The Chef Chris Pandel Difference

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 11.20.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Filming in Chris Pandel's kitchen at The Bristol for the upcoming Dinner Party was just plain fun. Relaxed and unassuming, Pandel just might be one of...

Let Food Be Thy Pleasure: How to Stop the Struggle Around Food

Miriam Ava | Posted 11.10.2014 | Taste
Miriam Ava

Food is nourishment. Food is medicine. Food is pleasure. Drop the dogma around food. Paleo, vegan, low-carb, high-protein, gluten-free, vegetarian...

Why Is It Safe to Eat the Mold in Bleu Cheese?

Quora | Posted 10.22.2014 | Taste
Quora

The aversion from mold in foods comes from the cognition that mold on fresh foods clearly indicates that they are no longer fresh.

From the Ivory Tower Kitchen: No Curry For You, Come Back One Year!

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 12.21.2014 | Taste
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

There is a perception that my flavors are over-the-top, bold, and that I use spices in all my creations.

Michelin Star Chef Paul Virant: A Preserves Pro!

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.21.2014 | Taste
Elysabeth Alfano

Virant made me a believer in his philosophy, "Eat what you can, can what you can't."

My Lust for the Little Frenchie!

Mehdy Ghannad | Posted 12.17.2014 | Travel
Mehdy Ghannad

The Francesinha is a sandwich concoction of epic proportions, packed with almost every type of meat that Portugal produces.

Vegetarianism Isn't All or Nothing

Amelia Shroyer | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Amelia Shroyer

Throughout this evolution of my diet, I have been amazed and bewildered by the reactions I get from non-vegetarians when I tell someone I'm a vegetarian. Why, all of a sudden, were people who don't alter their diets berating me for not fitting into their idea of what mine should be?

A Taste for Stealth

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Stealth nutrition can work for you or against you. Unfortunately, it has been used against you by the food industry for years. First, we need a defin...

The Genius of Chinese Cooking

Quora | Posted 12.10.2014 | Taste
Quora

That a single tool, the cleaver, is used to slice, chop, peel, julienne, mince, divide chicken, tenderize meat, crush garlic, grind spices (with the butt of the handle), and scoop it all up afterward, all with the finesse of a much more expensive Western knife.

What Surprising International Cuisine and Food Originated from the Native American Culture?

Quora | Posted 12.09.2014 | Taste
Quora

Like ALL culinary arts throughout the world, our food has evolved to reflect trade. What would Italian food be without the Native American tomato?

Toronto: Touring Around the 2014 International Film Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 11.21.2014 | Travel
Dwight Brown

The unique blend of locals and visitors stops the Distillery District from being a tourist trap like New York's South Street Seaport. The place feels organic, authentic, warm and inviting. It's steeped in history.

Chef Bruce Sherman of North Pond Restaurant: The Real Deal

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 11.16.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Long before food was a fad and long before farm-to-table was something one said to impress one's date, North Pond Restaurant was creating dishes that aimed less to impress and more to satisfy by focusing on the natural goodness of local produce.

When in Nashville: 8 Foods to Try

Alexa Cortese | Posted 11.08.2014 | Travel
Alexa Cortese

Nashville, Tennessee is widely associated with country music. But there is so much more to "The Music City" than country music alone. Each neighborhood is like its own little world.

A Tour of Hemingway's Cuba

J. Michael Welton | Posted 11.05.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Anyone with a serious desire for an intimate look at Cuba would do well to sign up for a tour sponsored by the intrepid Finca Vigia Foundation in earl...

Loving Food That Loves Us Back, Extra Space at The Table

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There is a geographical midpoint between living to eat, and eating to live. It's where health comes from the pursuit of pleasure, and pleasure comes from the pursuit of health.

Miami Summers: Pure Luxury and Hidden Gems

Dwight Brown | Posted 10.15.2014 | Travel
Dwight Brown

Conventional wisdom says book a room in South Beach. But if you want a different look at Miami, head downtown.

The Hundred-Foot Journey Producer Juliet Blake Talks Strong Female Characters, Cultural Difference, and Cuisine

Quora | Posted 10.06.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

"When people leave the theater, the first thing I want them to be is hungry -- I want them to go and have a really good meal. But over that meal, I hope that they're sitting with friends, and I hope that they then will talk about the themes of the movie, and that audiences will realize that we're actually all very much the same."

Chicago's Top Chefs at the Screening of The Hundred-Foot Journey

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 09.28.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

The success of the movie, produced by Steven Spielberg, Juliet Blake and Oprah Winfrey, is that it serves to remind us of the joy of eating together and the connection that food can bring to families, communities and love affairs.

The Subtle Exuberance of Sepia Chef, Andrew Zimmerman

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 09.06.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

In the back of Sepia Restaurant, tucked away in the kitchen, has to be one of the most levelheaded chefs in Chicago. There, amidst a bustling 11:30 am...

5 Tips for a Memorable Summer

Uloop | Posted 09.06.2014 | College
Uloop

Whether you're on a budget or have a flexible monetary situation, use the twelve weeks of summer to learn more about your surroundings, and most importantly to potentially learn something new about yourself.