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Essence Of August: Caprese Tomato Salad

Meathead | Posted 10.31.2011 | Home
Meathead

Caprese salad is the world's best use of tomatoes and possibly the world's best salad. This classic summer dish from the Island of Capri off the west coast of Italy is the essence of August on a plate.

Experiential Eating At Noma: The World's Best Restaurant?

Millie Kerr | Posted 10.29.2011 | Home
Millie Kerr

I appreciated Noma's insistence on creativity; its particular breed of innovation demands active participation. Every course requires the diner to use his hands.

"Absolutely, Positively No Ketchup On Hot Dogs. Never."

Meathead | Posted 10.19.2011 | Home
Meathead

Chicagoans, renowned for our worship of the all beef frankfurter, understand that ketchup is popular with children because they like sweet stuff. But if you are over 18, never, ever allow ketchup anywhere near a proper hot dog in Chicago.

6 Best Items To Stock In Your Mini Fridge

Small Kitchen College | Posted 10.16.2011 | College
Small Kitchen College

Yes, I'd lived with a refrigerator for 18 years before I arrived at my freshman dorm, but this fridge was different! It was...well, mini.

Bali: My Isle of the Gods Address Book

Cynthia Rosenfeld | Posted 10.07.2011 | Travel
Cynthia Rosenfeld

There is a better Bali beyond the hotels.

One Woman's Disgusting Clam Is Another Man's Pleasure To Eat

Robert Rosenthal | Posted 10.07.2011 | Home
Robert Rosenthal

If there are three perfect fried foods in the world, the other two are chicken and potatoes. In the case of the clam, that is due to the textural sensation of the golden coating juxtaposed against the salty sweetness of the entrapped clam.

How To Stop Worrying About Food Contamination

Meathead | Posted 10.05.2011 | Home
Meathead

Think your chances of getting sick are slim? Ever had the "24-hour flu"? Well there's no such thing. Urban legend. What you probably had was food-borne illness.

A Look Inside The Wienermobile

Meathead | Posted 09.26.2011 | Home
Meathead

On July 18, 1936, the 13 foot hot dog started cruising the streets of Chicago and the Midwest. It is considered one of the most successful marketing gimmicks in history.

Food Truck Names That Should Be Banned

The Daily Meal | Posted 09.18.2011 | Home
The Daily Meal

Food trucks are everywhere. Sure, some cities lag behind, and in others, laws prevent nascent scenes from taking off. But in major cities, odds are ...

Our Favorite Places To Be Outside In The Summertime: Submit Your Own! (PHOTOS)

Posted 09.17.2011 | Home

While the days may technically be getting shorter, summer is hardly over. If anything, it's only started to kick into full gear. As the temperature ri...

How To Calibrate Your Grill Properly

Meathead | Posted 09.14.2011 | Home
Meathead

The first step to becoming a great outdoor cook is to master your instrument, and the best way to do this is to calibrate it with dry runs. No food needed.

Best Food Along America's Famous Highways

The Daily Meal | Posted 09.16.2011 | Home
The Daily Meal

The old-fashioned road trip meant Ziploc-bagged car snacks and a whiny younger sibling asking (over and over again) if "we're there yet." Even if ...

Best Celebrity-Owned Restaurants

The Daily Meal | Posted 09.12.2011 | Home
The Daily Meal

You don't go to movies, concerts, or sporting events to eat great food. You go to see your favorite actors, musicians, and players do what they do ...

WATCH: Grandma's First Chopsticks

Posted 09.07.2011 | Comedy

There were a few technical difficulties when YouTuber TheAndyaras took grandma out to sushi for the first time, but that's bound to happen when you tr...

The Most Outrageous Restaurant Marketing Stunts

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.16.2011 | Home
The Daily Meal

Hear the one about the pink donkey? Last month in Los Angeles, a restaurant called Pink Taco used a pink-painted donkey as part of a Cinco de Mayo p...

BBQ & Grilling Cookbooks For Dad

Meathead | Posted 08.03.2011 | Home
Meathead

It's the time of the year for Dad to go out and immolate his paycheck, turning succulent pieces of meat and crunchy fresh veggies into hockey pucks and piles of ash.

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...