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From the Ivory Tower Kitchen: If You Are Against Animal Abuse, You Should Also Be Against Vegetable Abuse

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 01.27.2014 | Home
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

As the chef at a restaurant that prides itself in sustainable seafood, artisan meats, and even game, I often find myself questioning the overuse of animal products. Too often, chefs use ingredients like bacon or meat stocks as crutches.

Double Dip Apple Pie

Loren Brill | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste
Loren Brill

Try out this pie and we promise it will be the hit of your Thanksgiving dessert table.

13 Things You Didn't Know About Old Bay

Thrillist | Posted 11.01.2013 | Taste
Thrillist

For Marylanders, the only thing more patriotic than the cast of The Wire eating crabs with the state dinosaur is a can of Old Bay.

Scary Amount Of Spices 'Contaminated With Filth'

Newser.com | Posted 12.31.2013 | Weird News

(NEWSER) - Great, the FDA has identified one more thing for people to worry about in the kitchen: spices. ...

Nantucket: Full of Surprises

Kathleen Beckett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Kathleen Beckett

For those who think of Nantucket as the kingdom of pink-and-green -- pretty but predictable and steeped in if not stifled by tradition -- you're in for a surprise. Some creative locals are hard-at-work reinvigorating the island.

7 Things You Are Probably Not Making Yourself, But Should

Food Riot | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Food Riot

Avoid those not-so-good-for-us, what-is-that-I-can't-read-that-is-that-even-English ingredients.

Things I Love About Tanzania

Lisa Xia | Posted 12.18.2013 | Travel
Lisa Xia

Between affordable safaris to the legendary Serengeti ($150/night!), to the turquoise beaches of the Indian Ocean, to remote villages scattered among lush foliage, to lazy nights of drinking conyagi in Zanzibar... Tanzania is something the heart remembers.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Ultimate Guide To NOLA Cuisine

Posted 10.02.2013 | Entertainment

Get your cayenne pepper ready — Bravo’s Emmy Award-winning “Top Chef” heads to New Orleans this fall, and we're already preparing for a season...

Taste of Mexico

Marisa Churchill | Posted 11.19.2013 | Taste
Marisa Churchill

Alexis is the executive chef overseeing all of the restaurants in the Grupo Vidanta hotels, including Grand Luxxe and Grand Mayan. He is a man that is passionate about food. He has a wealth of information when it comes to the cuisine of his homeland, Mexico.

Za'atar Gives Your Brunch a Swift Kick in the Tomatoes

Jeffrey de Picciotto | Posted 11.05.2013 | Taste
Jeffrey de Picciotto

It's the hangover helper of your ancestors.

WATCH: NYC Vendy Awards Finalist, King Souvlaki of Astoria

Liza de Guia | Posted 10.27.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

"Grilling fast and grilling good" is the name of the game at this meat-on-a-stick street food stop.

Chicken Masala & Veg Fritters

Shuchi Mittal | Posted 10.06.2013 | Taste
Shuchi Mittal

Don't the simplest combinations result in exploding mouthfuls?

10 Ways To Use Old Spices

Posted 06.08.2013 | Green

From Earth911's Kathryn Sukalich: Spices that you’ve had around longer than a year or two won’t do much for your food, according to The Spice H...

Sick Of Squash: Fast Fixes For Winter Produce Blues

Lisa Turner | Posted 03.31.2013 | Taste
Lisa Turner

Mash it, roast it, stuff it, soup it: there's only so much you can do with a winter squash. If squash, potatoes, beets and Brussels sprouts have become a tedious mainstay at your table, it's time to get out of your winter vegetable rut.

How To Spice Up Your Latkes

Anjali Malhotra | Posted 02.10.2013 | Taste
Anjali Malhotra

Confident with a latke recipe, I surveyed my spices. I immediately thought of one of my favorite Indian street foods, aloo tikkis - fried patties of spiced mashed potatoes and onions.

Surprising Facts About Spices And Weight Loss, From Joy Bauer (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

When health and nutrition expert Joy Bauer visited me on Mondays With Marlo, she told me that she is learning new facts about health and nutrition eve...

Easy Cocktails For A Happy Thanksgiving

Imbibe | Posted 01.20.2013 | Taste
Imbibe

The holiday season has arrived, and with Turkey Day just around the corner, we're getting into the spirit with a handful of easy-to-make cocktails

25 Of The Healthiest Herbs And Spices In The World

Posted 11.08.2012 | Healthy Living

There are a number of delicious foods you can eat for the sake of your health -- but still, all too often, we hear complaints that healthful food just...

Spice Travel: Chai Saffron-Plum Cake

Ken Leung | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Ken Leung

Making this recipe is a broader sensory experience than most others. Plums with brandy and cinnamon glisten as you sauté them on the stove top. Not long after your start baking the cake, the vibrant notes of saffron permeate the kitchen.

Perfect Seasonings

Sierra | Posted 12.30.2012 | Taste
Sierra

Benevolent chefs: Banish bland and power up your food with eco-spices. We at Sierra magazine got five experts to name their favorite piquant powders.

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.

The 5 Easiest Tex-Mex Recipes To Try At Home

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 11.18.2012 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

Tex-Mex (a cross between Southwestern and Mexican) is a super easy cuisine to play around with in your own kitchen, especially since it's fusion in nature and includes a lot of pantry ingredients.

Malaysian Coconut And Chili Kerabu Salad

John Gregory-Smith | Posted 11.12.2012 | Taste
John Gregory-Smith

This vibrant fresh Malaysian salad was inspired by my trip to Penang several years ago.

Poppy Seed Cake (No Secrets, No Shame)

Laura Kumin | Posted 11.10.2012 | Taste
Laura Kumin

Should I hide the fact that one of my favorite (and most requested) cakes is made with a mix? I don't care. The cake is delicious and I'm not ashamed of it.

WATCH: Indian Kadahi Chicken Curry

John Gregory-Smith | Posted 11.09.2012 | Taste
John Gregory-Smith

I love Indian food and being a spice geek it is a complete inspiration to me. My Kadahi chicken is a North Indian inspired curry that is made with the simplest of spices.