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America's 50 Most Powerful People in Food for 2015

For the fifth year in a row, we set out to identify the most powerful people in the world of food.

José Andrés has almost single-handedly introduced Americans to real Spanish food.
Photo Credit: Aaron Clamage

Food is power, or at least an instrument of power -- economic, political, moral. Those who …


5 Unexpected Ways to Use Pizza Dough

Today: If a bread dough can be pizza crust, then what can pizza dough be?

Back in the day I worked at a bread bakery, or five, and learned a little secret: The pizza dough sold was just plain bread dough -- is your mind blown? Mine was. Which got me to thinking: If loaf bread can be pizza, then what …


The 9 Oyster Varieties You Need to Know Now - Bon Appétit

From Belons to Beau Soleils, oysters come in more varieties than ever these days. Fortunately, the perfect slurp is just a FedEx truck away.

Here’s what to do when your oysters arrive:

1. Take them out of their bag and discard any cracked or open shells.
2. Put oysters back in the bag, cup-side down …


O Ah Jian (Taiwanese Oyster Omelet)

Photo: Dave Katz/Tasting Table Cathy Erway makes o ah jian, an oyster omelet that originated in China's Fujian province but today is a popular street …


All About Parsley and 8 Green Sauces to Use It In

Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.

Today: Get sauced on St. Patrick’s Day -- with parsley, not green beer.

Few things are more depressing than an all-you-can-eat buffet: It's where food goes to die. Diners are unwitting …


75 Recipes That Make Us Crave All the Green Things


Spain's Three-Michelin-Starred Chef David Muñoz Is Coming to America

Muñoz will bring an iteration of his StreetXO concept to NYC in 2016.

If you've heard of David Muñoz, chances are, he's made an impression: Not only …


All About Palatschinken (Austrian Crêpes)

Every week, a DIY expert spares us a trip to the grocery store and shows us how to make small batches of great foods at home.

Today: These Austrian crêpes from Ursula of Little Vienna are the perfect excuse to eat sweets for lunch.

Growing up in Austria means an inherent ability to make pancake …


This Easy Cooking Method May Significantly Cut The Calories In Rice

Researchers say the technique cuts the calories by up to 60%.

A team of researchers say they have discovered a new method of cooking rice that they claim may cut the calories by up to 60%.

The team’s leader, Sudhair James, announced the findings at a meeting of the American Chemical Society earlier …


Top wineries of Napa Valley and Sonoma

Napa Valley and Sonoma County, located only about an hour’s drive from San Francisco, are home to some of the most renowned wineries in the world – and with an average temperature of 70 degrees year-round, there is no off-season.

But with over 400 wineries to choose from, where do you start?

Not to …

San Francisco Bay Area

Set the Mood: 12 Paint Colors That Are Perfect By Candlelight

Rich hues that capture all the enchanting qualities of shifting, flickering light — just what you need as the nights grow long.


How to Make Life Easier For Waiters

What are the top things one can do to make the life of servers in restaurants easier?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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The Best New Cookbooks for Spring 2015 - Bon Appétit

As spring creeps in, so do new crops of delicious things like peas, ramps—and new cookbooks. These eight stunning tomes, which all debut this spring, are filled with mouth-watering recipes. And, oh yeah—they’re kinda healthy, too.

My New Roots
Is it that Scandi light or is Sarah Britton’s food really …


Food Lovers' New Orleans

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The 15 Nutrients Every Runner Needs

Fuel Runners Need

When you want to run strong, your diet can play an important role in reaching your goals. That means ditching the salty snacks and pumping up your meals with wholesome, fresh foods—the fruits, vegetables, meats, whole grains, and legumes you’ve come to love. Here, we provide 15 …

Healthy Food

How to Cook Fish with Crispy Skin, Every Time - Bon Appétit

This is Cook Like a Pro, in which experts share tips, tricks, and techniques that elevate a good dish to an unforgettable one.

The Pro > Donald Link

Chef / Pêche / New Orleans

Maybe it’s just me, but when it comes to achieving that perfectly cooked fillet with flawlessly crisped skin—so seemingly …


9 Boozy Ways to Drink Your Easter Eggs

Instead of dying and hiding eggs this Easter, use them to make deliciously frothy cocktails. Here, nine fantastic, spring drinks to make with eggs.

1. Mediterranean Pink Lady
Limoncello and Campari come together in this crisp, citrusy cocktail.

2. Cucumber, Salt & Smoke
Mezcal provides the smokiness …


Fine For Whisky But Not For Gin: Should Companies Keep Their Branding In The Family?

When Glenfiddich whisky launched a marketing drive two years ago, owners William Grant & Sons decided to make a virtue out of the company’s status as the UK’s largest Scotch whisky distiller in family hands.

“Family Run Since 1887” became the slogan after extensive research concluded that the notion …


5 Tips for Being a Team Leader, by Super Chef

F&W's #FOODWINEWOMEN series spotlights top women in food and drink in collaboration with Toklas Society. Follow the hashtag on Twitter (@foodandwine). Here, star chef Susan Feniger shares five tips for being a good boss.

Who: Susan Feniger
Chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and Top Chef Masters


How to Make a Perfect French Omelet - Bon Appétit

Here’s the good news: You can absolutely make this sumptuous, custardy French omelet at home. Even better news: Though it may take a few tries to get it perfect, even your “failures” will be delicious. We put Petit Trois chef Ludo Lefebvre’s fine-tuned techniques to work to plate up the perfect, …


16 Amazing New Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs


Smita Chandra's Malabar Mussels



3 tbsp. canola oil
6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 small green Thai chiles or 1 serrano, thinly sliced
1 (2") piece ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
½ small red onion, thinly sliced
2 tbsp. Malabar masala
3 plum tomatoes, chopped
1 (14-oz.) can coconut milk
Kosher salt, to taste
2½ lb. …


Wine In A Can And A Wine Tasting Truck: How To Win In Wine, Part Three

This post is the third in a series that explores business models in the wine industry. Here we examine the category of urban wineries. The Union Wine Company, in its own distinct iteration, capitalizes on volume and a robust strategy of well-timed, well-aimed marketing outreach.

The phrase …

King Of Craft Beer: How Sierra Nevada Rules The Hops World

Ken Grossman has survived his share of froth and burst bubbles in the 35-plus years since he cofounded Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Now 59, he still oversees the nation’s largest private craft brewery, producing nearly 1 million barrels of beer a year and ringing up more than $200 million in sales. …

Cardboard Bottles: Wine's Classy, Eco-Friendly Alternative

Apart from the introduction of twist-off caps, glass wine bottles have remained impervious to innovation for centuries—mainly because there’s nothing wrong with them. Or is there? Come to think of it, they’re awfully heavy to lug around.

That’s the insight behind Paperboy, a new brand of wine …


How to Cook Steak over Actual Fire

Remember and use these 5 easy tips

Over here at Eat Like a Man, we talk a lot about steak. We've done a whole steak issue. We've shown you how Tom Colicchio and Andrew Carmellini cook steak indoors. We've provided a comprehensive overview of steak basics, and a very basic lesson on how to cook steak …


Deejo's Ultralight Knives

From the downright beautiful to the purpose-built, a good knife is an essential part of anyone's kit—whether camping in the bush or getting chores done around the house. France has a knack for producing some of the most celebrated blades, from the iconic Laguiole to sophisticated flatware. A …


'Huckleberry' is a baking book for even non-bakers

I’ve made the confession before and I’ll make it again: I am not a baker. Real bakers like recipes that are construction projects -- works of art that may take days to prepare and end up looking like they belong under a glass case. I’ve got about a half-dozen rudimentary baking dishes in my …


'A New Napa Cuisine' from Meadowood wins IACP cookbook of the year

Christopher Kostow’s “A New Napa Cuisine,” which documents the cooking at his Michelin-starred Restaurant at Meadowood outside of St. Helena was named the best cookbook of the year Sunday by the International Assn. of Culinary Professionals.

Presented at the group’s annual conference in Washington, …