Todd Brooks

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Save These "Scraps" as You Prepare Your Thanksgiving Feast

In the frenzy to prepare your Thanksgiving feast, there are a number of so-called scraps that might get, well, scrapped, as you churn out dish after dish. Potato peels, celery leaves, and winter squash innards could be swept into the compost bin without thinking—but don't do it!<p><b>Take a moment now to</b> …

Recipes

Here’s 7 Recipes That You’ve Gotta Make For Thanksgiving Dinner

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

18 Fall Chicken Recipes That Are Cozier Than a PSL

Along with pumpkin spice everything, Fall brings an abundance of produce that's even better than Summer's. Take advantage of everything seasonal this Fall, from broccoli to pumpkins, to upgrade your go-to chicken recipes with an autumnal twist. These 18 chicken recipes will be your favorite cozy …

Where to Get the Best Sandwich In Every State

From sea to shining sea—and ham to melted cheese.<p><i>This story was written by our friends at Spoon University.</i><p>There is nothing more freeing than being able to hold an entire meal in the palm of your hand and know that a superb variety of flavors and textures await you with every bite. Okay, maybe not …

North Dakota

What Is American Cheese, Anyway?

It happens every time I post a picture on Twitter or Instagram of a delicious cheeseburger—perfectly crusted ground beef (most likely cooked smashed-style) on a soft bun, layered with onions, lettuce, pickles...and then a glistening, gooey, melty, bright orange slice of American cheese.<p>I'm …

10 High-Protein Dinners You Can Make In 20 Minutes Or Less

<b>Get dinner on the table without breaking a sweat.</b><p><i>For SELF, by Audrey Bruno.</i><p>Kess Smith via inquiringchef.com / Graphic by Jocelyn Runice<p>Coming home after a long day is when all of the Veruca Salt vibes happen. Dinner? Yeah, we want it and we want it <i>now</i>. Sure, a slow-cooked stew or an elaborate …

30-Minute Lunch-Hour Workouts That Won't Turn You Into a Sweaty Mess

Having a job in the real world is hard. Instead of filling your lunch hour with recess and processed sugar, you’re faced with the realities of …

5 Essential Beginner Yoga Poses for Men

Strengthen and stretch your cycling muscles with these key moves for men

5 Healthy Practices That Helped Me Lose 10% Body Fat

Photo: Saltwater Fit Credit: Visel Photography.<p><b>Back in my corporate days, I used to go to the gym 5 times a week.</b> I did loads of cardio, group …

The Restaurant List That Ate the Food World

It's called The World's 50 Best Restaurants, and in recent years, it has become the most powerful, most anticipated ranking of its kind. (Sorry, Michelin.) Why does this list, above all others, generate such a zesty stew of lust, FOMO, envy, and imitation? Brett Martin digs in<p>Maybe the first thing …

Hospitality

16 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Traveling (and Eating) Around the World

If you’ll go anywhere for a memorable meal, you’ve gotta do it right.<p><i>Welcome to Eat Like a Local! From late-night burgers in Nashville to a life-changing date shake in Palm Springs, we traveled across the U.S. to find the spots that are really hitting home.</i><p>Like you, I believe the only thing as fun …

Asia Travel

30 recipes you should master by the age of 30

If your student days are over but you still haven't progressed from beans on toast or ready meals, improve your repertoire with one of these simple recipes - 30 dishes worth mastering, from bung-it-in-the-oven baked fish to a crowd-pleasing shepherd's pie, before you hit 30.<p>30 recipes every cook …

Cooking

10 Raised Garden Beds That Fit Any Backyard Space

Just add soil, seeds, and sunshine.<p>Starting a garden is no easy task, and it can be especially challenging if the terrain surrounding your property isn't amenable to the types of plants you'd like to grow. Enter the raised garden bed — a boxy unit that allows you to plant flowers, herbs, and …

Gardening

Eating Right Can Save the World

“Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.” That’s what the French lawyer Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, who happened to have a deep love of gastronomy, wrote in 1825. A century later, a diet-hawking American nutritionist named Victor Lindlahr rendered it as: “You are what you eat.” I …

Philz Coffee: Silicon Valley's Cup Of Choice

When Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan got married in May 2012, they did so discreetly. Hoping to avoid the media frenzy that would come with official invites, they opened their Palo Alto, Calif. backyard to 100 guests for what Zuckerberg said would be a surprise medical school graduation party …

Coffee

David Chang Wants To Fuku You Up

An exclusive look at how the Momofuku chef is expanding his empire, plus details about his top-secret new project.<p>It was 9:30 on a Friday morning, and David Chang was already furious.<p>The Momofuku Group founder was at one of his dozen-plus restaurants, Má Pêche in Midtown Manhattan, for a meeting …

29 Delicious Grain Bowls That Make Dinner a No-Brainer

We get it: At first, a "grain bowl" doesn’t sound like the most exciting dinner option. But if you look beyond the image of tasteless “macrobiotic …

15 Awesome Ideas for How to Eat Chia Seeds

Chia seeds have come a long way since being only recognized as the little things that made those funny chia pets grow. More recently they’ve become …

3 Circuit Workouts to Prepare You for Hiking Season

With the winter season almost behind us, it’s time to start thinking about spring and summer hiking and backpacking adventures. Whether you’re …

Hiking

15 Awesome Things You Can Do With Oatmeal

What if we told you that you could lose weight, lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes for as little as 13 <i>cents</i> per day? You …

The Kitchen Habit Chefs Can't Stand

As I waited for Angela Dimayuga, executive chef at Mission Chinese Food, to answer the phone, all I could think was, “<i>Why am I calling her to ask her about tape?</i>”<p>She's one of the best chefs in Manhattan—I could have asked her about her grandmother’s sausage-stuffed chicken or her Filipino influence …

Thomas Keller

Your Favorite Malted Chocolate Drink, DIY'd and Good as Ever

I have my father to thank for so many of my tastes (muted colors, NPR, pie), and Ovaltine is no different: The man loves Ovaltine, as, now, do I. (He even put it in buttermilk once—a pairing he would not, in fact, recommend.) We <i>always</i> had it in the pantry for hot chocolate and chocolate milk, and I …

Dessert

5 Recipes Every 20-Something Should Know How to Cook

In your 20s, there’s a natural transition from dorm food to delivery and microwave fare. Unfortunately, that’s where some people stall, never making it out of the stage of pizza boxes and Chinese takeaway containers. But the step from ordering to home cooking shouldn’t be intimidating. Learning …

8 Easy Ways to Cut Back on Food Waste (and Save on Groceries)

First, the bad news: If you’re like a typical American, you’re probably tossing more than 200 pounds of wasted food in the trash every year [PDF]. …

Michael Pollan Wants to Rewrite the Narrative on Cooking

In the new Netflix docu-series Cooked, based on his 2013 book of the same title, writer Michael Pollan is trying to combat "the story that marketers …

If You Care About the Future of Food, You Need to Know These 7 People

None of these seven people are chefs. But you’ll want to remember their names.<p>None of these seven people are chefs. But you’ll want to remember their names. Because by 2020 they will have radically changed the way we eat.<p>The Technologist: Danielle Gould, CEO and founder, Food + Tech Connect<p>Can …

Ina Garten

Why ‘bowl food’ might be tricking your brain

A new food craze sweeping restaurants from London to California serves food only in bowls. Bowl food just “tastes better” says the fans. Could there be method in this madness?<p>“I’ve eaten the same meal on a plate,” New Yorker Lily Kunin told the NY Post recently. “It just wasn’t that good.” Others …

Healthy Eating

Common mistakes to avoid when making bacon, the world's most perfect food

Bacon is amazing. You know that. We know that. But just because it's already the world's most perfect food doesn't mean it's invincible. There are some people out there committing truly heinous crimes against bacon. Don't be one of them. Avoid these common mistakes.<p><b>1. Using the Wrong Pan</b><br>"Save the …

AOL

Slow Cooker Chicken Carnitas

It’s no secret that my love for Mexican and slow cookers runs deep. Combine the two and well, you can just imagine how excited I am about what’s …

Slow Cookers

10 Two-Ingredient Recipes Every 20-Something Should Know

Sometimes, when we set out to try a new recipe, it involves way too many ingredients that our pantries are missing. So either we go out and buy a …