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At Arroz, Travel Is Mike Isabella's Secret Ingredient

06 Min Read Time - Chef and restaurateur Mike Isabella led an extensive tasting trip through Portugal, Spain and Morocco to find the flavors and …

Tell Us About The Smartest Cooking Hack You Actually Use

Cooking is hard.

McDonald's

Peruvian Grilled Chicken: A Spicy, Succulent Delight

Spit-grilled chicken (pollo a la brasa) is popular all over Latin America. But it’s the Peruvian version that’s best known here in the United States, buoyed by the many restaurants that serve the bird in all its burnished, garlic-scented, drippings-slicked glory. Usually, they serve a spicy, creamy …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Next-Level Banana Bread, Courtesy of One Basic Ingredient

Banana bread plays an important role in most home baking repertoires. It holds sway in our minds as a delicious comfort food. It’s a staple of bakery counters; you can find it everywhere easily. But despite all that, it’s so ordinary. So simple. No one swoons over banana bread they way they do over …

Breakfast

How to Season Rice So That Everything You Eat with It Tastes Better

A simple trick for wayyy more flavorful rice.<p>I eat a lot of rice: brown, white, black, basmati, something called TexMati that I don't quite understand. I find it to be a suitable carbo-base for just about any meal. And, maybe it's because I was raised on Cream of Rice, but I've always enjoyed rice …

Sushi

33 Places to dine at in New York City for your first visit

33 Places A Southerner Should Dine at in NYC<p>Say goodbye to sweet tea, but hello to the wonders of New York City.<p>August 28, 2017<p>New York City is a …

Cheesy Tomato Pie Is the Ultimate Southern Summer Supper

<b>Preheat the oven and roll out the pie crust.</b> Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350°F. Roll out the pie dough to an 11-inch round, …

Baking

How to Start Your Own Business Using Any 1 of These 12 Marketing Skills | Inc.com

Maybe you want to start a business. But maybe you don't want to quit your full-time job -- at least not yet. You're trying to find a side hustle, but you're not sure where to start.<p>If you have marketing skills, the following is exactly where you can start.<p>This a guest post from Jake Kurtz, a media …

Marketing

This Recipe Makes the Crispiest Cheese Crackers from Scratch

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>Cheese crackers, whether they are square or shaped like an animal, are highly snackable. They're tender and crisp, a …

Baking

Yep, This $600 IKEA Sofa Was Made for Your Small Apartment

When it comes to furnishing small spaces, the living room is arguably the biggest challenge. If you even have enough space for a sofa and a TV, …

How Pentagram Helped Samsung Rethink Its Design Language

Samsung tapped the design powerhouse to overhaul the S8’s interface and establish a cohesive design language.<p>Samsung isn’t known for its UI design, but the company is now trying to change that, and boost its brand, with a signature interface style that debuted on its new S8 phone. To design it, …

New Lyft users who book with this app save $5 on each of their next four rides

Amtrakwants to make your next door-to-door trip to the train station seamless. It’s partnering withLyftto encourage passengers to give the ride-sharing service a try. New Lyft users who book a ride on Amtrak’s mobile app will receive $5 off each of their first four rides.<p><b>The deal:</b> As long as you …

Trains

Au Cheval's Hyper Popular Burger Hits Tribeca Next Year

Chicago entrepreneur <b>Brendan Sodikoff</b>’s restaurant with a star burger <b>Au Cheval</b> will officially make its New York City debut next year in Tribeca.<p>The prolific restaurateur started eyeing the space at 79 Walker Street in the spring for the modern diner, but he noted at the time it would only move …

West Village

A Locals’ Guide to Where to Go in Nashville Right Now

Photo by Tec Petaja<p>Want to know the hottest neighborhoods in Nashville? Follow Max and Benjamin Goldberg, the restaurateur brothers changing their …

25 Steakhouses That Are Worth the Splurge

Whether you're looking to spend on the enormous, flavorful mutton chops ($60) or second-to-none scotch selection, <a …

Chefs Tell Us Where To Find The Best Steak In The Country

How you order and eat your steak is more than a matter of preference. It’s also an indicator of taste and personal development. If you wanna argue about that, seek out someone who prefers well-done New York strip with a side of ketchup. On one hand, your meat, your rules. On the other, both the …

Bay Area foodie bucket list: All the dishes you must try whether you’re a newcomer or native

For the thousands who move to San Francisco every year, a new place means a whole new world of food to try. And the Bay Area doesn't mess around when it comes to giving its newcomers plenty of exceptional options.<p>Longtime SF residents can be quick to offer suggestions for what they should try …

San Francisco

Olive Oil Brownies

Olive oil belongs in brownies. It makes them feel a little grown up and adds a distinct, earthy flavor. It's a great sub for butter, adding …

Chicago ranks among nation's best high-end steakhouse chains

<b>Steakhouses</b> hold a special place in the hearts of American diners. They're the restaurants we go to to celebrate birthdays, promotions, and other special occasions; they're where high-rollers with expense accounts close the deal; and they're a top choice whenever we're looking to splurge. While …

Explore ‘Chicago’s Only Caviar Bar,’ Opening in Humboldt Park

How does Humboldt Park feel about caviar? The neighborhood gets to find out on Aug. 11 when <b>Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar</b> opens inside the former Bar Marta space, 2700 W. Chicago Ave. The owners have hyped the spot as Chicago’s only caviar bar, but assure potential customers that they’re willing …

What's the Difference Between Bread Flour, All-Purpose Flour, Cake Flour, and Pastry Flour? (Phew!)

By Claire Saffitz<p>Yeah, it's kind of a lot. Wondering which of the gazillion flours out there you're supposed to use for what? Let's break it down.<p><i>It's OK: We all make mistakes. But you know what's less OK? Not learning from them. Welcome to Effed It Up, a semi-regular column where you, the</i> …

Dessert

The Cooking Pot You'll Never Want to Put in a Drawer

The most beautiful pots in one chef’s kitchen are also the most useful.<p>You’d be forgiven for thinking that the two-tone earthenware vessels on display in SingleThread’s open kitchen are for decorative purposes only.<p>The more than 60 donabe (traditional Japanese clay cooking pots) that line the walls …

Kitchens

A Quick, Satisfying Fix for Weeknight Chicken

When it comes to boneless, skinless chicken breasts, there are few problems that a good pounding can’t fix.<p>For years I thought I inherently disliked boneless chicken breasts, but I realize now that it wasn’t the chicken’s fault. It was mine for not taking enough care to properly prepare the breasts.<p>…

Chicken Breast

Sit-down food service ramps up the experience at seven-vendor Hall on Franklin

Seven restaurants will serve up a variety of culinary offerings in a former Tampa Heights auto showroom.

Tampa Bay

Braised Oxtail French Dip Sandwich

Portland chef and sandwich artist Gabriel Pascuzzi warned us this was a beast of a recipe. What he failed to mention is that this was also going to …

IBM, remote-work pioneer, is calling thousands of employees back to the office

Less than a year into her tenure as IBM’s chief marketing officer, Michelle Peluso prepared to make an announcement that she knew would excite some of her 5,500 new employees, but also, inevitably, inspire resignation notices from others. She had already briefed managers and the leaders of small …

The Workplace

25 photos that show why foodies are flocking to Portland, Maine

Portland, especially, has become a destination for food-loving travelers, with innovative local restaurants like Eventide, with its 12 varieties of Maine oysters, and the wildly popular sandwich shop Duckfat.<p>Maine is an enormous state packed with towns worth visiting, but for the purpose of this …

New England

Homemade Dijon-Style Mustard Recipe with Juniper Berries

Dijon mustard is the tangy mustard sauce that originated in the Dijon region of France in 1856. But you don't have to be French to whip up your own …

7 Sauces You Can Make From a Basic Béchamel

Béchamel is a standard white sauce and one of the five mother sauces of classical cuisine. That means it's the starting point for making other …