Michelle Curtis Norris

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Boozy Tips & Margarita Sips — Yes, It's National Tequila Day

Whoever came up with National Tequila Day is smart, because there's nothing we love more on a hot summer's day than a frosty marg rimmed with salt — …

Want to Learn How to Walk In High Heels? You're in Luck!

Find yourself falling over every time you try to take a step in a pair of high heels? Well, dolls, Victor Chu, instructor of "How to Walk in High Heels New York City," is ready to be your shoe spirit guide.<p>According to <i>the New York Post</i>, "The hourlong class is a group workshop that teaches …

The Meat Grinder: A Factual Breakdown

<i>Part of a series of tools, tricks, ideas, and various other things to improve your eating and drinking life.</i><p><i>PLUS: Consider the Meat Grinder >></i><p><i>Infographic by Katie MacLachlan</i>

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How Chocolate Became a Health Food (Sort Of)

Last week, the internet lit up with news of a new study linking flavanols from raw cacao beans to improved cognition in the elderly. It's just the latest in an ever-widening body (sorry) of scientific research touting the health benefits of chocolate. In a crappy mood? Try chocolate. Abysmal at …

Bananas, Fruit of the Gods

<b>For 20 long years,</b> 38-year-old mother of two Lisa Poyner had suffered from "debilitating migraines," the <i>Daily Mail</i> reports. Her attacks would leave her bedridden and out of commission. "I had been prescribed all kinds of medication before, but nothing ever worked," she said. "My head feels as …

Where Chefs Eat, According to Typography

<b>Billed as "The Ultimate Insiders' Guide"</b> in a thick, slanted, italic, comic-book-y (but not Comic Sans) typeface on its spine, Kobi Benezri's new book <i>Where Chefs Eat</i> looks pretty gorgeous, a rare book you might actually be able to judge from its cover, which alone features 10 individual typefaces. …

The Only Thing to Put on Your Steak

<i>Published in the February 2013 issue</i><p><i>Chef Adam Sobel, Bourbon Steak, Washington, D.C.</i><p><b>Making a sauce in the pan</b> you just used to cook whatever the sauce will cover — in this case, a beautiful steak — is all about perception. It looks (and tastes) like it takes more time and training than it actually …

What Butcher Classes Won't Teach You

Throughout the country, you can now drop a hundred (or a few thousand) bones to have a butcher show you how to cut up an animal. The classes are in some ways a counter to the waning apprentice tradition in the butchery industry, thanks in no small part to the mushrooming of packing houses. And it's …

Step Up Your Cooking With Harvard's Help

<b>File this one under</b> your "Reasons We Wish We Had Gone to Harvard" list. It has recently come to our attention that the storied university's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and holds a lecture series in the fall on food and cooking — not just the rote preparation or the recipes — but the …

The Secret to Slow-Poaching the Perfect Egg: Seven Degrees of Separation

<b>How do you like your eggs?</b> Perhaps one of the most-frequently asked questions when it comes to food, whether you're out to brunch or cooking at home, especially if it's the morning after. Scrambled? Sunny-side up? Over easy? How about slow poached to precisely 63 degrees? That's how Chef Lonnie …

Why Restaurants Should Ban Food Photos

<b>Cameras and restaurants</b> go together like bananas and Sprite. And now restaurants like David Chang's Momofuku Ko (so not just hipster-baiting San Francisco coffee shops or James Blunt-hating Dublin fish joints), are finally disallowing patrons from snapping pictures of their meals. And they have …

The Dark Side of Quinoa

<b>Quinoa, the "miracle grain of the Andes,"</b> is now too expensive for the poor Andes residents who have traditionally relied on it as a staple of their diet. Low in carbohydrates and high in protein, quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wa) has become increasingly popular with the First World health-conscious set. …

All the President's Food: Esquire's John Mariani on the Inaugural Dinner

<b>Everything in D.C. is politics,</b> so whenever the President of the United States holds a state dinner or inaugural ball, coming up this weekend, the choice of what to serve is intended to send out not-so-subtle messages. "State dinners [are] not just an opportunity to show off American hospitality," …

Doughnut Grilled Cheese

April is National Grilled Cheese Month, so we’re celebrating by posting a grilled cheese sandwich every day. This is No. 21. See all of our grilled …

Brie and Roasted Grape Grilled Cheese

<i>makes 1 sandwich</i><p>Ingredients<p>1-2 tablespoons softened butter<br>2 thin slices of French bread/baguette<br>enough thin slices of Brie to cover both slices of …

Raspberry and Ricotta Cheese Stuffed French Toast

<i>makes 1 french toast</i><p>Ingredients<p>2 slices day old bread, preferably thick-sliced brioche (day old because slightly dried out bread will soak up the egg …

Foodie Tuesday: Ask The Cheesemonger

We’ve talked cheese apps before – remember my review of Fromage? This week I’ve got another recommendation, Ask The Cheesemonger. While Fromage is …

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Scallops with Spice Oil

2 Servings<p>Prep Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>May 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Spice Oil<p>1 teaspoon cumin seeds<p>1 teaspoon paprika<p>1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes<p>6 black peppercorns plus freshly ground for seasoning<p>1/2 teaspoon kosher salt plus more<p>1/4 cup olive oil<p>2 garlic cloves, minced<p>1 teaspoon …

From the Middle East to Africa: ingredients that are spicing up our cooking

Where can you find the more exotic ingredients used in Middle Eastern and Maghreb cuisine?<p>Middle Eastern and North African dishes are currently the height of gastronomic fashion (my colleague Stevie Parle uses his own version of them), but any newcomer who attempts the recipes is in for a surprise. …

Warm oranges in spiced whisky with vanilla mascarpone recipe

Stevie Parle's light alternative to Christmas pudding: sweet oranges in spiced whisky with mascarpone.<p>You can prepare this dish the night before and let it marinate.<p>Serves 4–6<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>6 oranges<p>5 heaped tbsp caster sugar<p>6 cardamom pods<p>8 black peppercorns<p>6 cloves<p>1 cinnamon stick<p>1 star …

Spice up dessert with savory herbs

For more than 15 years, the period I lived in Japan, I rarely ate dessert.<p>Unless you count the occasional perfect strawberry or slice of melon, Japanese don't really do dessert, at least as a meal ender.<p>Midafternoon tea is often accompanied by some kind of classic Japanese sweet like sweetened bean …

Recipe for Cookie Press Spritz Cookies

• Preheat the oven to 350˚F. In a bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together the shortening and cream cheese well. Add the sugar gradually, and …

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