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New York Times Appoints Just The Right Person As California Food Critic

In a move that is sure to ruffle feathers at the newly purchased <i>Los Angeles Times</i> and the ever-feisty <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>, the <i>New York Times</i> has appointed Tejal Rao as its California restaurant critic.<p>Rao is, among other things, a James Beard Award winner, a former Bloomberg and Village Voice …

San Francisco

How Millennials Killed Mayonnaise

The inexorable rise of identity condiments has led to hard times for the most American of foodstuffs. And that’s a shame.<p>By ·<p>Photograph by Clint …

Potatoes

5 Cheesemongers Tell Us Their Favorite Grocery Store Cheeses — Shopping

Grocery stores don't exactly have the best reputation when it comes to yummy, interesting cheeses. There's the deli counter and the dairy aisle, and …

Grocery Stores

The Freshest Ideas Are in Small Grocery Stores

BALTIMORE — Maj. Gene Hogg, the Salvation Army’s commander for central Maryland, organized mobile kitchens after the twin towers fell in Manhattan and the levees broke in New Orleans. He fed protesters and police officers during the riots that erupted here in 2015 after a young man named Freddie …

Salvation Army

Peruvian Food Festival Chef Promises More Than Ceviche

Diego Sánchez (Photo from Cindy via Noticia Long Island)<i>The 8th annual SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival</i> <i>–</i><i> “sumaq” means delicious in the Quechua</i> …

Food Festivals

The Best State Fairs for 2018

At the country’s first state fair, held in Syracuse, New York, in September 1841, attractions included prize animals, a plowing contest, and shiny …

Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor Is the Unsung Godmother of American Food Writing

'Vibration Cooking' was a landmark cookbook. But the culinary pioneer has yet to get her due.<p>White folks would ask Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor the weirdest questions<i>.</i><p>They noticed that she called herself a "Geechee girl" in her 1970 cookbook-memoir, <i>Vibration Cooking: or, the Travel Notes of a Geechee</i> …

The 14-Book Judith Jones Reading List

Eminent food writer and cookbook editor Judith Jones, who, as an editorial assistant picked <i>Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl</i> out of a reject …

The 18 Spring Cookbooks We're Most Excited About

From an insider's look at Venice to a beautiful collection of menus, this season's crop has it all.<p>At their finest, cookbooks teach us more than just …

Beyond the recipe: Expand your food brain this summer with these books

<b>FROM ‘THE MODERN KITCHEN’</b><p>In 1884, Willis Johnson of Cincinnati, Ohio, became one of the first African-Americans to receive a patent. (The first was …

Tabouli Bulgur Wheat Salad

Recipe Notes<p>Top with plain yogurt.<br>• Add other chopped veggies including red or green peppers, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), grated carrots, or summer …

America's Forgotten Television Chef

One afternoon in 2013, Stephen Chen got a call from the United States Postal Service. The man on the other end of the line couldn’t reveal why he was calling. All he could say was that he needed photographs of Stephen’s mother, Joyce, because he hadn’t been able to find many online.<p>Stephen would …

Meet The 26-Year-Old James Beard Award Winner Reinventing Food Writing

Mayukh Sen won a James Beard Journalism Award in Profile Writing—“Oscar of the food world”—for his longform 4,000 word profile, published on Food52 in February 2017 of Princess Pamela, a soul food sensation who disappeared 19 years ago (Read it). He recently went freelance after working as a staff …

Build an Impressive Grain Bowl in Just 5 Steps

Like their sweet sisters, <b>smoothie bowls</b>, grain bowls are all the rage right now. If you haven’t caught onto the trend yet, grain bowls are a complete meal composed of a grain base, some time of protein, a sauce, and vegetables and toppings, all arranged together in a thematic way that’s visually …

Healthy Eating

A German baker has taken pie art to a mesmerizing new level

In Germany, a country known more for kuchen than pie, one home baker has become a sensation for her design-savvy American-style pastries.<p>Karin Pfeiff-Boschek makes three pies each week, posts pictures of them on Instagram and then gives most of them away to friends and charities. Her online pastry …

Baking

5 grain bowl recipes

View All Slides<p>Photo courtesy of Thinkstock<p>Quinoa, farro, sorghum and other grains are trending on menus as chefs continue to explore plant-forward …

Here’s Anthony Bourdain’s Foreword to Marilyn Hagerty’s Book ‘Grand Forks’

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How an Obsession with Fruit Took Me on the Adventure of a Lifetime

Travel<p>It started with a farmer, a market, and a peach—and led me around the world.<p>There was a man yelling, loud and excited, and I realized he was yelling at me. To walk the rows at the Davis Farmers Market in California’s Central Valley is to come face to face with some of the highest quality …

Travel Photography

How To Create Weird But Brilliant Food Pairings

How does flavor work, exactly? Why does our tongue like what it likes? James Briscione was the Director of Culinary Research at the Institute of …

Blue Door Smokehouse is packed for a reason

If there is one thing Southerners like to debate — other than the relative merits of their states' college sports teams — it is the relative merits …

In the Midwest, Great Bologna Is a Way of Life

There's baloney and there's bologna. Most of us grew up with the Oscar Mayer stuff, its floppy pink slices sitting limply between slices of Wonder bread. Or, sometimes, we snacked on them straight-up, right from the refrigerator.<p>But for those of us in the Midwest, there's another bologna, one that …

These Japanese fluffy pancakes are the ultimate new food trend

LIFESTYLE FOOD<p><b>These ultra-soft pancakes have taken over both the Tokyo food scene and Instagram.</b><p>These Japanese pancakes are inspired by the …

Don’t fall victim to restaurant profitability myths

When seeking to profit in business, avoid the following myths and prosper as a responsible restaurant operator.<p><b>Myth: Buying</b> <b>larger quantities to get</b> …

Profit

SC Food Grades

FROZIA

<b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>6 eggs<br>1/2 cup milk<br>½-1 cup (a handful) Italian cheese, such as mozzarella<br>1 diced tomato<br>1/2 cup potato<br>1/2 cup cauliflower<br>1/2 cup …

Recipes

The 21 Best Plates of Pancakes in America

Few breakfast items transcend the sum of their parts quite like the humble pancake. Through some magical feat of morning alchemy, the simple …

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Myrtle Beach Food Tour: Pancakes, Hot dogs and Seafood!

Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>><p>Updated:Tuesday, June 26 2018 10:31 AM EDT2018-06-26 14:31:56 GMT<p>Two reported suspicious encounters involving …