Victor Moruzzi

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8 Vegetarian Italian Recipes to Make Right Now, Between Spring and Summer

Produce-wise, Italy is a few weeks ahead of us here in New York, and so hearing from Emiko about what's rolling into her farmers market in Tuscany every week is sort of like watching all of the previews before the movie starts: COMING SOON!<p>Right now, Emiko told me, it's cherries and beets and fresh …

Italian Food

Watermelon Drinks for Steamy Workdays, Picnics, and Everything in Between

There are a lot of summertime shindigs coming up—and also really hot nights, and steamy afternoons in a cubicle or corner office. Before you buy up all of Beyoncé's watermelon water to guzzle constantly (with or without tequila added), consult this list of drinks where cooling watermelon is the …

Watermelon

12 Veggie Burgers to Keep Non-Meat Eaters Happy at Every Summer Cookout

​If you don't eat meat, I can almost guarantee you've been to a summer gathering where the majority of guests are enjoying juicy, thoughtfully seasoned hamburgers, and you're stuck with a mediocre, frozen patty made with a long list of unidentifiable ingredients.<p>This summer, up your game: <b>Treat your</b> …

Vegetarianism

Here are the 4 Best Things to Eat When You’re in Philly

The soft pretzel is a famous Philadelphia food, along with the cheesesteak and the hoagie. (Photo: Skyhobo/iStock)<p>There are some cities that have …

Food & Dining

Where To Get The Best Lunch In Midtown East

<i>After the hustle of getting to work on time and tackling the morning inbox, the first thing most of us start thinking about is that blessed midday</i> …

Red-Eye Gravy

What could make a better Southern breakfast than warm, buttery guajillo pepper<b>For the Gravy:</b><br>2 tablespoons lard2 tablespoons all-purpose flour2 cups …

Eggs

Our Best Vegetarian Recipes

Grilled Ramp Pesto<p>Whip this sought-after allium up with the usual pesto suspects<p>Loading...<p>Caramelized Fennel<p>A touch of sugar takes fennel to a whole …

Chicken Recipes

The Best Recipes for Lemonade: Spiked, Frozen and Pie

Lemonade has long reigned as the king of all thirst quenchers. The beauty is in its simplicity, which is also why it's a perfect canvas upon which to …

What’s better than a tall glass of brewed iced tea? One with something spirited stirred in.

A glance at the calendar would indicate it’s the beginning of iced tea season. But tell that to the evil skyblob of grayness that has been lurking over the Washington area for weeks, as seemingly endless as the 2016 presidential election process.<p>The first dreary stretch of May, I started testing …

Recipes

Orange Iced Tea

Turn this iced tea into a cocktail with a little gin.<p>Place tea bags and sugar in a large heatproof pitcher or measuring glass and pour 7 cups boiling water over; stir to dissolve sugar. Let steep 15 minutes.<p>Remove tea bags and stir in orange-flower water, half of orange slices, and 4 mint sprigs. …

What Kurt Vonnegut Taught Us about the Science of Happiness.

But before I give you that magical sentence from Mr. Vonnegut, let me share two memories. Memory One: I was eight years old when my relative pinched …

Hidden Gems of Central Park

You could spend a whole week exploring Central Park's 843 acres of green lawns, cultivated gardens and man-made lochs - and you'd <i>still</i> miss out on the secret spots that we locals have come to love. Here, Chelsea Stuart reveals where to track them down.<p><b>The Ravine and Loch</b><p>Tucked away in Central …

New York City

5 Bottled Cocktails You Should Try Right Now

It wasn’t long ago that bottled cocktails were terrible. (There, we said it.) But the category has taken a turn for the better, with plenty of …

Drinking

Bourbon-Soaked Cherries

Cherries make a quick cameo in the summer, but one way to preserve the prized fruit is to soak it in alcohol.<p>We love the oaky, caramel flavors of …

10 books that will change how you think forever

<i>Caitlin is Editor in Chief at Page19 and frequently writes about marketing, communications, and creativity. An edited version of this post originally appeared on Blinkist.</i><p>Sometimes it’s a lecture. Sometimes it’s a particular teacher’s words. Sometimes it’s a lesson from a parent or a friend, or …

6 Habits To Make Your Small Business More Productive

, Seagate<p>Not enough time in the day? Too much to do? <i></i>That’s the lament of all entrepreneurs and small business owners!<p>There are lots of ways to save time, and plenty of tools to help you work faster. Recently I talked about super handy smartphone apps that make work easier and improve time …

Small Business

9 Recipes to Get You Excited About Grits for Every Meal of the Day

<i>Header image: CHOW</i><p>If you've only been eating grits for breakfast, you've been making a mistake. Grits are incredibly versatile and make a great base …

A Guide to the Best Baby Back Ribs and Spare Ribs

<i>Header image: CHOW</i><p>If you think there are a lot of opinions out there about what makes a great brisket, try having a conversation about the best way …

How to Use Pinterest to Generate Revenue [Infographic]

Learn how to use Pinterest as a way to increase brand engagement and generate revenue for your business.

Revenue

The big companies behind organic food brands

When you walk down the aisles of the grocery store, there are probably shelves of organic foods with branding that looks small, local, and healthy. …

Love Italian Food? 5 Essential Cookbooks for Your Collection

For a cuisine with so many rabid fans and iconic dishes, Italian food can also be enigmatic. It's profoundly varied across the country's many regions, infamously rooted in tradition, and often romanticized—a narrative of rich sauces and delicate pastas passed down from one generation to the next, …

Italy

Squid Is the Real Chicken of the Sea

Look, squid isn’t weird anymore. When a would-be challenge food like squid becomes a ubiquitous menu item at chain restaurants like Olive Garden and The Cheesecake Factory (fried calamari, anyone?), it’s safe to say that it’s swam its way into the category of “Normalized American Foodstuffs.” The …

Flour Power: Your Definitive Guide to Baking With White, Wheat, and More

Terms to Know<p><b>Whole wheat flour is more absorbent than white flour, thus requiring more liquid</b>. This results in extra-sticky doughs that can be challenging for beginning bakers to work with. If you’re interested in making whole wheat bread, swap 25% of your white flour for whole wheat to start, and …

36 Dishes to Bring to an Outdoor Party

<b>When we're heading to picnics</b>, cooking out in the backyard, and gearing up for days at the beach, we want our food to be as ready for the summer sun as we are. But not all food can withstand crowds and sitting outside in the hot, hot heat. That's why these 36 dishes exist. Let everyone else show up …

Why a Bottle of Japanese Iced Tea is the Ultimate Summer Refresher

Best Buys:<p>Teas' Tea Pure Green <br>Teas' Tea Green & White <br>Ito En Oi Ocha Green Tea<p>Take a walk down the chilled beverage case at a convenience store and you pick up on one unignorable rule: You can sell whatever you want as long as it's sweet. Doesn't matter if it's Coke, coconut water, or coffee—as …

Watch: The Best Noodles in New Orleans | Food & Wine

How do you recover after a night out in New Orleans? With a delicious bowl of Yakamein. In this clip from Chefs Feed, chef Linda Green shares how she makes the popular beef noodle soup.<p><i>Food & Wine</i> is partnering with Chefs Feed, a brilliant chef-driven guide to the country's best restaurants and …

New Orleans

The price is right. How much should you charge for your product or service?

Choosing the right pricing strategy can make or break your business. Pitch your price right and you’ve got a decent profit margin, but get it wrong and your brand could suffer irreparable damage. So what pitfalls should you avoid when building a pricing strategy?<p>The most important aspect of working …

Management

The 15 Essential Travel Apps You Should Have on Your Phone

There are more smartphone travel apps on the market than we can count, and travelers use these apps to exchange currency, book rooms, find Wi-Fi, …

Pasta with Shrimp and San Marzano Tomatoes

Using shrimp shells to make a quick stock adds an insane depth of flavor to an otherwise simple pasta.<p>Shell and devein shrimp, reserving shells. Cut shrimp in half lengthwise and set aside. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium. Add fennel, onion, celery, and garlic and cook, stirring often, …

Recipes