Eric West

74 Flips | 4 Magazines | 33 Likes | @ChefEricthe7api | Keep up with Eric West on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Eric West”

Around the world in 80 bites: ‘Girl Eat World’ Instagram shows off the world’s best street food

Melissa Hie is eating her way around the world, one amazing bite at a time.<p>In summer 2013, the Singapore-based blogger went on her first solo …

How To: 5 Awesome Ingredients You Didn't Know You Could Juice

When we initially started juicing, we tended to gravitate towards the widely popular juice staples—carrots, cucumbers, celery, kale, spinach, and …

Food

Jay Z Defends Tidal: ‘We Are Here for the Long Haul’

“Stream of consciousness coming in 5, 4, 3, 2…,” Jay Z‘s rarely used Twitter warned before the rapper unloaded a 15-minute, 14-tweet defense of his …

Ooey Gooey Buckeye Brownies

Buckeye brownies make any chocolate and peanut butter lover ecstatic. We know you're gonna love 'em.<p>I hear there’s a certain treat out there called ‘Buckeyes’ and it’s taking the interwebs by storm.<p>Unless you live in Ohio, where these treats originate, you probably have no idea what I’m talking …

Killer Mike Discusses Race and Politics at MIT

This weekend, in addition to attending the White House Correspondents' Dinner, Killer Mike gave a lecture on race and politics at MIT. Watch video of<p>a portion of his lecture andsome select Q&A moments below, via <i>Consequence of Sound</i>.<p>Read Killer Mike's recap of the White House Correspondents' Dinner …

How to Host a Grown-Up Dinner Party (aka How to Party Like Your Parents)

Fuss! Frills! Fancy dessert! This is the grown-up dinner party you've always dreamed of, and now's the time to throw it.<p>Get out the good stuff. Iron the napkins. Definitely serve a ta-da! dessert. This is how you party like your parents.<p>You know those occasions when you take extra effort to dress …

18 Desserts With 50 Calories Or Less

A slice of pumpkin pecan cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory contains 1,080 calories. There is a time and a place for such a rich dessert, maybe, but the time is not every day after dinner. Just a single serving amounts to over half the recommended daily calorie intake for the average adult. Yeesh.<p>…

The 'Work-Life Balance' Misnomer: Is Work-Life 'Integration' the New Norm?

The Monday-through-Friday, nine-to-five is a pipe dream.<p>For employees in "traditional" jobs — office jobs with set, weekday hours — today's status …

You Can Now Sip On A Marijuana-Infused Drink In Washington

This isn’t your average herb-infused drink.<p>Nearly two months after recreational marijuana sales started in Washington, drinkable forms of the drug have hit store shelves.<p>Produced by Washington-based company Mirth Provisions, an aptly titled beverage line called “Legal” is currently available at …

You Can Now Buy Some of the World’s Best Sashimi-Grade Fish Online

Sushi nerds, the time has come to stop lamenting that you can’t drop by the Tokyo fish market every morning.<p>Sushi nerds, the time has come to stop …

7 Washington State Whites for the End of Summer

Washington state is best known for its reds, but a recent trip has Charles Antin convinced that some of its best bottlings are white. Here, seven to …

Why You Should Drink Coffee Before Napping

When you’re tired in the middle of the day, do you drink a cup of coffee? Or take a quick nap? According to scientists, you should do both, in …

7 Genius Designers of Food-Based Fragrances

Artisanal perfumers are experimenting with natural edibles to concoct memorable food-sourced fragrances.<p><i>Artisanal perfumers are experimenting with</i> …

Food Machine by PJADAD encourages collaborative cooking

Chefs can collaborate remotely on recipes then get them prepared and cooked by this food machine created by Stockholm studio PJADAD (+ …

The World's Best Chefs: New Show to Profile Adrià, Andrés, and More

Congratulations, Spain, you're getting an amazing-sounding television show all about famous chefs. The lifestyle channel <b>Fox Life</b> is launching in Spain this October, reports Digital TV Europe, and with is comes a new series called <i>The World's Best Chefs</i>. The show will be introducing viewers to world …

Millennials Are Becoming McDonald's Biggest Threat

People in their 20's and 30's are favoring fast-casual joints like Chipotle, Five Guys, and Panera Bread, writes Julie Jargon at The Wall Street Journal .<p>"Increasingly, younger diners are seeking out fresher, healthier food and chains that offer customizable menu options for little more than the …

McDonald's

The Future of Food Preservation

From the farm to the dinner plate, here's where food gets lost.<p><b>Every year,</b> the planet loses nearly a third of its food—a staggering 1.4 billion tons. That’s according to a 2011 United Nations study that assessed food networks in 152 countries. The researchers’ results reveal where in the …

Agriculture

The Best Meditation Retreats in the U.S.

You don’t have to journey to an exotic ashram in India a la <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> for an exclusive, life-changing meditation retreat. Whether you’re traveling solo, want to reconnect as a couple, or take an unforgettable trip with friends, some incredible resorts and getaways in the States are geared to …

Why Farm-to-Table King Dan Barber Believes Meat Is Hyper-Seasonal

<i>When it comes to local and sustainable cuisine, it's hard to find a chef more passionate and knowledgeable than Dan Barber. He is the co-owner and executive chef of Blue Hill in New York City and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, New York, where he and his team focus on bringing "good</i> …

Nomad: Scotch Whisky with a Spanish Soul

Scotch whisky has been around for an awfully long time -- more than 500 years, in fact. By now you'd think that every visionary distiller and novelty-minded charlatan would have explored and exploited every possible wrinkle in the whisky-making process. But every now and then a whisky comes along …

Scotch Whisky

Researchers cleared of misconduct in row over sugar link to obesity

Two high-profile Sydney University scientists have been cleared of misconduct over a controversial research paper challenging the idea that sugar is a unique contributor to Australia's obesity epidemic.<p>But an independent investigator did find some problems with the key argument of Jennie …

Sleep loss can lead to weight gain

Insufficient sleep affects appetite and satiety hormones as well as fat cells, according to the nation's top sleep experts.<p>If you want to lose weight, be sure to get enough sleep.<p>Most people know they should cut calories and exercise more to trim down, but there's now significant scientific …

How (Good) American Beers Are (Finally) Conquering Europe

With California's Stone opening a brewery in Berlin, American beer—once scorned across Europe—is now ascendant in the Old World, from Italy to Sweden<p><i>Welcome to Foaming at the Mouth, Joshua M. Bernstein’s hopped-up adventures in the ever-expanding universe of beer. And yes, he would like another</i> …

Beer

Quinoa isn’t the only ancient crop falling prey to Western gluten-free appetites

Huge numbers of Americans and others in the Western world have moved away from low-fat and sugar-free diets, and instead are going bonkers for gluten-free. While some delight in calling this a fad or a hoax, gluten-free sections are taking over supermarkets, where the sales of gluten-free products …

Nutrition

How to taste for tannin, sweetness and oak in wine

Tea, Cheerios and marshmallows are three things you wouldn't normally associate with wine. But Megan Krigbaum, senior wine editor at Food & Wine and …

50 Attributes of a Great Copywriter - Jeffbullas's Blog

Suppose you’re in the market to hire a great copywriter. Suppose you’re in the market to <i>become</i> a great copywriter. What are the attributes of …

How to be a ‘human era’ brand

<b>Research shows that brands that take a human approach are better at connecting with consumers and gaining trust.</b><p>Brands that behave like humans find …

Customers