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5 Easy Ways of Undoing Distraction

Michael Taft | Posted 12.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Taft

Distraction dilutes brain power, frazzles the nerves and results in non-optimum outcomes. The cure is to do one thing at a time. That's it in a nutshell. Do just what you're doing, and don't do anything else.

The Regal Vegan: Fooling Jewish Grandmothers w/Faux Gras

Liza de Guia | Posted 11.19.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Meet Ella Nemova, the Founder and Chief Faux Gras-preneur of The Regal Vegan, an artisan food company in Brooklyn focused on decadent vegan treats. Her opinions are fiery, and her suggestions eye-opening.

Take Your Body With You

Michael Taft | Posted 11.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Taft

You are your body. When you meditate, include the body. When you get enlightened, it is the body getting enlightened. If you can't take your body with you, don't go there.

Drawn to Fire: A Fire Starter & His Sustainable Meat Shop

Liza de Guia | Posted 07.26.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Jeremy Stanton, the chef and proprietor of sustainable butcher shop The Meat Market, has a way with fire.

A Decorated Cookie You'll Love

Liza de Guia | Posted 06.04.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Gail Dosik, the founder and cookie aficionado behind One Tough Cookie, knows everything there is to know about cookies.

GoogaMooga Sneak Peek: Northern Spy Food's Egg Begley, Jr

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.17.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

The ultimate egg sandwich.

On Why We Cook: To Break Taboos and to Create

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.03.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Sung Park, chef and owner of Bistro Petit in Brooklyn, is breaking taboos with his bold-flavored Korean French cuisine.

A Farm To Keg Beer: Captain Lawrence Brewery's Fresh Roasted Pumpkin Ale (VIDEO)

Liza de Guia | Posted 12.01.2012 | Taste
Liza de Guia

I've never really thought about what actually goes into a pumpkin ale. I guess, I thought it was just a blend of spices that gave the beer its signature flavor. Until now.

WATCH: Inside A One-Of-A-Kind Oyster Farm

Liza de Guia | Posted 10.13.2012 | Food
Liza de Guia

Montauk Pearls are new to the oyster scene, and the success of their operation has given the East End a new found interest in aquaculture.

Why Sheherazad Jaafari Is Not Right for Columbia

The Morningside Post | Posted 08.18.2012 | College
The Morningside Post

Did the admissions committee make a serious error in judgment by accepting Bashar al-Assad press aide into its exclusive student body? Or is Sheherazad Jaafari being unfairly singled out?

Planet Fuel: Organic Juices that Empower Kids to Make a Difference

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.26.2012 | Food
Liza de Guia

"You know, for us, it was never really an option to buy our kids products, like Capri Sun, that we felt were really loaded down with sugars and unnatu...

Dandelion Chocolate: Discover the Real Flavor of Chocolate (Video)

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.22.2012 | Food
Liza de Guia

"I think what we're doing is important, it's important for chocolate. And it's important for us that this type of chocolate is known about." Meet Tod...

Pie Corps: Two Bakers on a Mission to Make You Love Pie (video)

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.22.2012 | Food
Liza de Guia

"We have a pie shape for every hunger level and every need." Meet Cheryl Perry and Felipa Lopez, the founders and bakers behind Pie Corps, an artisan...

A New Artisan Superfood Snack for Super Athletes: Chia Chargers

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.16.2012 | Food
Liza de Guia

"We were so surprised there were no other products in the market incorporating chia seeds into a snack food." Meet Catherine Mangan Walsh, the co-fou...

WATCH: A Self-Proclaimed 'Bad Ass' Baking Company

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.21.2012 | Food
Liza de Guia

Gillian specializes in modern takes on nostalgic items, reinventing recipes using high-quality ingredients for things you loved growing up: devils dogs, pop tarts, pies and bundt cakes. She has a beautiful story to tell.

WATCH: Smokable Herbal Tea Is Real And Legal

Liza de Guia | Posted 04.30.2012 | Food
Liza de Guia

I'm sure many of you drink tea, occasionally, as a herbal remedy or a sleep aid, but have any of you ever smoked it? Probably not. It was a first for me too.

Kelvin's Slush: "Kicking Slurpee's Ass Since 2009"

Liza de Guia | Posted 10.18.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

"Ultimately, I hope our customers have a great experience. I hope it cools them down. I hope it reminds them of their youth. And, most of all, I hope ...

Behind The Scenes: Hot-Smoking At ACME Smoked Fish

Liza de Guia | Posted 09.21.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

"I don't know anything else, no office job or anything like that, just fish. So, I fell into the fish." Meet Aftabudin Rayman and Peter Wojick, the f...

The 'New Jersey Terroir' Of The Bent Spoon's Ice Cream

Liza de Guia | Posted 08.29.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

"The model was the starving, but well fed artist. We went in figuring we're going to make what we want and how we want it, and do it the best we can a...

A 30-Year Old Artisan Kimchi Brand Ready For Non-Korean Palates

Liza de Guia | Posted 08.20.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

"Arirang Kimchi, for 30 years, has been in Korean markets in the East Coast area. I decided to make it my responsibility to make the brand known to no...

First Prize Pies

Liza de Guia | Posted 08.02.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

"I've been trying to figure out who my customers are and it's hard to say. I get a lot of New Yorkers. I get a lot of Midwesterners. It almost depends...

Beef Jerky That Doesn't Taste Like Plastic

Liza de Guia | Posted 07.10.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

"The SlantShack Laboratories are really a collection of just thought experiments, if you will. And it's through testing these waters and really pushin...

Urban Spring Foraging: Harvesting Wild Greens in NYC Parks w/Leda Meredith, Part 1

Liza de Guia | Posted 06.21.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

Meet Leda Meredith, author of The Locavore's Handbook and one of New York City's most well-known urban foragers. We visited Prospect Park in Brooklyn ...

The Good Slaughter: A Proud Meat Cutter Shows His Processing Floor

Liza de Guia | Posted 06.08.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

"My hope is that my children will have the same passion for this as I do..." Meet Larry Althiser, the owner and head meat cutter for Larry's Custom M...

Building Artisan Slaughterhouses to Feed the Demand for Grass-fed Meat (Part 1)

Liza de Guia | Posted 06.08.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

Meet Chris Harmon, the Executive Director of CADE, The Center for Agricultural Development & Entrepreneurship in New York State. CADE is a non-profit ...