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I tried the plant-based meat that Google wanted to buy and I never want to eat a 'real' hamburger again

Environmentalists have described beef consumption as the "new SUV" for its effects on climate change, and I've heard the horror stories about livestock mistreatment.<p>But ... every so often I still find myself caving to the craving for a juicy cheeseburger or beef burrito.<p>That's why Impossible Foods' …

Food

How to cook the perfect stir fry

There are certain cooking techniques that don’t come as second nature if you haven’t grown up with them.<p>I didn’t even taste Chinese food until I was 20, so stir-frying is not in my blood. But when I ate a dish of stir-fried greens cooked by food writer Kay Plunkett-Hogge that was so delicious I …

Great news! Cheese might be good for you, according to scientists

Eat a cheese toastie next to your friend on a juice cleanse with pride - everyone's favourite dairy product could be good for you, according to scientists.<p>Take this with a pinch of salt (though not too much, an excess of salt is bad for your health) as most cheese is still high in fat and isn't …

Soul Food Recipes

Collard greens, creamy grits, classic fried chicken and more—all of your southern favorites are covered here.

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A London pop-up is serving hot gin and tonics while you stand in the freezing cold

LONDON — As the frost creeps in across London, a new rooftop pop-up will be serving up a cosy solution that will melt your frosty heart: hot gin and …

57 Make-Ahead Breakfasts so You Can Sleep in and Eat Well All Week

We're all about the make-ahead breakfast, for those mornings that we just really don't have time.<p><b>As much as we'd love to</b>, we don't have time to make restaurant-ready breakfasts each and every morning for ourselves and our loved ones. That's why we have frittatas, porridges, puddings, bars, and so …

Breakfast

Revealing Photo Series Documents School Lunches Around the World

Around 32 million children in the US eat cafeteria food every weekday, and most of these students consume over half their daily calories at school. With this in mind, it's clear that school cafeterias are becoming crucial in the fight against childhood obesity. Sweetgreen–a chain of salad …

Food

High-Wire Act: Diners Feast High Above Brussels

On Monday, guests in Brussels strapped into chairs with harnesses stationed around a miniature kitchen in the sky, where a starred chef prepared and served lunch accompanied by wine.<p>The experience, deemed "Dinner in the Sky," is a unique opportunity to discover Brussels' high cuisine and enjoy …

Giorgio Locatelli's Sicily

Ancient Roman bikinis, Arabic couscous and the world’s best ice-cream … The Italian chef tells of his soft spot for Sicily<p><b>Sicily is the most exotic place in Europe.</b> It was the most important piece of land in the Mediterranean for thousands of years and lots of Greek and Arabic influences remain.<p><b>I'm</b> …

Would you eat in a stranger's home?

The sharing economy expands to dinner parties with travel and dining startup Eatwith. We take it for a test drive in New York City.<p>Last week I attended a lovely dinner party in Lower Manhattan. With great food, warm ambiance and lively conversation it might have passed for any other memorable …

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Eating with the eyes

One of the most delightful aspects of enjoying food is as much in the look as the taste.<p>An old man is biting into a rosy red apple. You can tell from the pale light and his thick sheepskin hat that it is a winter day. He squints slightly, as if worried whether his teeth will withstand the first …

Oven chip sales slump: is the end nigh for frozen frites?

Having chips for tea tonight? According to a current McCain ad set in a sunny, shiny, alternate-universe Britain, you're one of millions: grinning and skipping down yellow-brick roads towards those tubers, accompanied by the sounds of a gospel choir. But in the real world, all is not perfectly …

Cocktail of the week: Ol' Blue Eyes, The Savoy

The Savoy's Beaufort Bar serves this Frank Sinatra-inspired tipple<p>Legendary performer Frank Sinatra had love affairs with some of the most desirable women of his day, from Ava Gardner to Marilyn Monroe. But when he died in 1998, it was a bottle of Jack Daniel's he wanted to be buried with.<p>It’s no …

Are we becoming a nation of home cocktail makers?

The rise in sales of speciality spirits suggests that more than a few of us now like to have a quiet cocktail at home<p>Have you ever made your own bitters? Spent hours online prevaricating over which strangely expensive crème de violette to mix with gin, lemon juice and maraschino to make an …

Global wine shortage on the horizon, economists warn

Global demand for wine is booming but vineyard production is on the decline<p><b>More here:</b> <b>The global wine industry in six charts</b><p>You may need a fortified drink before reading this - or, if it’s too early in the day, a stronger shot of coffee.<p>A global wine shortage is in prospect as vineyards struggle to …

What Your Cocktail Says About You

Food & Drink<p>By Kevin Alexander and Ben Robinson Published On 10/13/2013<p>@KAlexander03 @benjorobinson<p>By Kevin Alexander @KAlexander03 And Ben Robinson …

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Edible Boat Powered by Your Cocktail

Imagine sitting down with a cocktail only to find a tiny, brightly colored boat zipping around the surface. Either you really need to be cut off or …

A Cocktail Lesson from the 'Mad Men' Era, via Bon Appétit 1961

A dip into the Bon Appétit archives brings columnist Julia Kramer face to face with cocktail great Charles H. Baker Jr.—and one of his more questionable creations<p>At a party a few years ago at a Chicago bar called The Whistler, I was introduced to <b>Charles H. Baker Jr.</b>—the legend, not the actual guy. …

Cocktail Science: 5 Myths About Ice, Debunked

Editor's Note: Please welcome Kevin Liu of Science Fare to SE: Drinks. We're pumped to have him here to share a bit of cocktail science.<p>The difference between a perfectly balanced cocktail and a so-so one often comes down to ice. How does ice affect temperature? Dilution? Since as much as half the …

Properties with orchards: everybody wants a bite

Maria Fitzpatrick discovers an ancient Cornish apple orchard that has been lovingly restored by its owners.<p>Harvest is well and truly under way in the small village of Lerryn, in central South Cornwall – at Brian and June Davidge’s house, that is. Nature is doing its part, gently releasing apples …

The kitchen of the future: self-cleaning cutlery and food pills

In 50 years time we'll be cooking from hologram cookbooks, eating a much more varied diet and sharing 3D printed food, predicts a new study.<p>Kitchens in 2063 will be 'intelligent' and multifunctional, says a study published by the forecasting agency Trendstop for Miele, the appliances company.<p>We'll …

21 Food Superstitions You Should Really Know About

From spilling salt to cutting bananas, here are 21 kitchen-related superstitions you should be aware of.<p>Everyone knows that garlic wards off vampires and that spilling salt is terrible luck. But did you know that you should never cut a banana with a knife? And speaking of knives, did you know that …

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Giant vegetables at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show - Telegraph

Hemingway's Hamburger

By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan September 16, 2013<p>On Food<p>Ernest Hemingway Collection. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.<p>Fingers deep, I kneaded. Fighting the urge to be careless and quick, I kept the pace rhythmic, slow. Each squeeze, I hoped, would gently ease the flavors—knobby bits …

Wine myths: don't believe everything you drink

Always serve red wine at room temperature? Port and cheese are perfect partners? Hamish Anderson punctures the five biggest myths about wine.<p><b>Red wine should be served at room temperature.</b> This is more a modern untruth than a myth, as when the concept was introduced it was sound advice. The trouble …