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A Tale of Two BBQs

John Malik | Posted 07.17.2014 | Taste
John Malik

Competition BBQ has grown exponentially in the last ten years and that means bigger purses, more attention, and more competitors. But this sort of event isn't for the faint of heart -- or wallet,

And The City With The Best Food Truck Is...

Posted 03.27.2014 | Taste

Attention foodies: it's that time of the year, again! Voting has officially kicked off for Tablespoon.com's third-annual People's Choice Food Awards -...

Pickle or Perish

Liz Neumark | Posted 01.16.2012 | Food
Liz Neumark

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150 Cod Tongues & A Passion for New Nordic Cuisine

Liza de Guia | Posted 11.20.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

"Many times, people have asked, 'How in the world did you become involved in this competitive cooking madness?' And, it's weird, because I'm not what ...

Do BBQ Trophies Mean Anything?

The Washington Post | Hide This | Posted 07.21.2011 | Food

Look, trophies are great, but whether they take the full measure of a rack of ribs is highly debatable. There are a zillion contests out there. Memphi...

Does Peeps Art Belong In A Museum?

Slashfood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

Either you adore Peeps or you find the puffy marshmallow forms disgusting. Before you shun these pastel-colored treats, look at what two Wisconsin mus...

Lamb Lovers, Eat Your Heart Out (VIDEO)

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Bradley Gallo and Mary Plummer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

On April 18, New Yorkers gathered at The Bell House in Brooklyn to sample 20 competing lamb recipes. Local chefs spared off with dishes ranging from l...

Boulud and Keller: What it Takes for American Chefs to Compete in France

Flora Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Flora Lazar

Americans have never even cracked the top ten in the Bocuse d'Or despite the increased quality of high-end American gastronomy and the numerous accolades received by the country's leading chefs. It's an anomaly Daniel Boulud and Thomas Keller have been working furiously to eliminate.