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White Food Rules

Anneli Rufus | Posted 07.10.2011 | Home
Anneli Rufus

In its resolute sameness, like clerical robes, white food is sacred by virtue of being colorless. One identical mouthful following another, it's the edible version of chanting om.

Jam, Eat, Shop: The Jazz Fest Weekend Experience

Stephanie Keller | Posted 07.10.2011 | Entertainment
Stephanie Keller

In true New Orleans fashion, the food was exceptional, especially by festival standards, offering local staples and fair ground oddities like soft shell crab po' boys, boiled crawfish and muffulettas.

Balanced Life -- Quiz: Are you a Moderator or an Abstainer, When Trying to Give Something Up?

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Every Wednesday is Tip Day, or Quiz Day. This Wednesday, back by popular demand: Quiz -- are you a moderator or abstainer? One of the great myst...

All About Beans

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Meathead

Beans are a great source of nutrition, and they play an important part in American regional cooking and culture. Here are the basics a cook needs to know about beans.

Eat, Play, Meditate

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Meditation puts on the light in an otherwise dark room. It enables us to see through illusions and relax into our true nature.

Winter Mussels: A Super Bowl for the Super Bowl

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Meathead

The secret, and it is not much of a secret anymore, is to eat what is fresh and in season. Mussels are in season at Superbowl time and a super bowl of them is sure to be a hit at your party.

Pimento Cheese, AKA Carolina Caviar

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Meathead

Maybe some are just discovering this Southern staple, but this down home traditional folkways cheese spread has always been big. Especially on Ritz Crackers at game time.

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One For The Table | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
One For The Table

A few years ago, my sister Laraine and I were having lunch on Larchmont at one of my favorite sushi restaurants, redundantly called California Roll a...

Christmas Perfection in Crested Butte, Colorado

Millie Kerr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Millie Kerr

I fasten my boots, click them into my skis, and pull tight my helmet before maneuvering towards near-empty queues. My sunglasses suddenly dip below th...

Post-Modern Eating: Hip New Food Concepts For Hipster Foodies

Jordan Zakarin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jordan Zakarin

Most people see meals as a source of useful energy, a traditional forum for gatherings friendly and familial, and, they hope, a provider of positive stimulation for at least two of their five senses. Those people are hopeless losers.

Barbecue & Grilling Holiday Gift Guide

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Meathead

Here are some of the coolest tools I've tested over the past year. If there's an outdoor cook in your family, put any of these under the tree and you will eat better as a result.

Farewell McFake Ribs, Hello Amazing Ribs Sandwich

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Meathead

On Sunday the McRib sandwich vanished until who knows when. A culinary sleight of hand mixed with marketing magic and millions of adoring fans, hotcakes wish they sold this well.

Latkes: The World's Best Potatoes

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Meathead

The absolute most perfect use of potatoes is to turn them into potato pancakes, which have crunchy mahogany edges, crispy golden midsections, and tender, rich, meaty interiors. They are hash browns on steroids.

The Secret to Buttery Garlic Mashed Potatoes (No Gravy or Cream Needed)

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Meathead

I recently had some great garlic mashed in a restaurant, without gravy, and they were so delicate, mellow, and sweet. I immediately went to work trying to duplicate them. But I failed. READ MORE Soused Apple Sauce Better than the Jar Sweet & Savory Sweet Potato Steak Fries The Ultimate Turkey: Smoked (or Not).

Soused Apple Sauce Better than the Jar

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Meathead

Fruits take to booze as eagerly as a frat boy on his 21st birthday. Depending on which type of booze you choose and how long you cook it, you can vary the flavor a lot. READ MORE No Marshmallows! Sweet & Savory Sweet Potato Steak Fries The Ultimate Turkey: Smoked (or Not)

"Food Rules": A Completely Different Way To Fix The Health Care Crisis

Michael Pollan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Pollan

I set out to collect and formulate some straightforward, memorable, everyday rules for eating, a set of personal policies that would, taken together or even separately, nudge people onto a healthier and happier path.

No Marshmallows! Sweet & Savory Sweet Potato Steak Fries

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Meathead

This recipe produces crisp shards of deliciousness that are still sweet, but not so sweet they should be dessert. Even if you cook them indoors in an oven, they are darn tasty.

Grass-Fed Gripes: Problems With Our Eating Cul

Peter Meehan in the New York Times Magazine | SEEING THINGS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

With some prodding, the butcher explained that hogget is meat from a sheep that is older than a lamb and younger than the animals that make mutton. It...

The Ultimate Turkey: Smoked (or Not). Gobble 'til You Wobble!

Meathead | Posted 10.04.2011 | Home
Meathead

This is no ordinary turkey preparation, pilgrims. Follow these detailed steps and you will never have a dry, stringy, cardboardy, boring bird again.

How Ultra-Processed Foods Are Killing Us

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In the current issue of the online Journal of the World Public Health Nutrition Association (of which I am a charter member), Carlos Monteiro, a profe...

Balsamic Vinegar: Magnificence and Deception

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Meathead

There are numerous labeling conventions, numerous methods of production, numerous claims of authenticity, and a boggling range of quality and price.

Crispy Cornell Chicken: An Upstate New York Classic

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Meathead

If you like grilled chicken with golden crispy skin, say "thank you, to Bob Baker."

Exotic Food You May Want to Pass On

TravelSort | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
TravelSort

Are you an adventurous eater? Good. Up for trying some Thai or Cambodian specialties? Great. Now how about some fried water bug or rat? Hmmm, may need to rethink that spirit of adventure.

Make Your Own Hot Pepper Sauce

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Meathead

I call this my "Controlled Burn Hot Sauce" because it has a serious kick, but it also has strong pepper flavor, is very complex, and it works well as an ingredient in barbecue sauces or other dishes.

No-Fuss Pickled Green Tomatoes

Meathead | Posted 12.17.2011 | Home
Meathead

If you love the crunchy, thick walled, salty, sour, spicy, herbaceous treats like I do, wait til you see how easy they are to make. This technique is almost foolproof.