Larry Lynch

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Forget Turducken. It’s Piecaken Time.

What is piecaken, you ask?

It sounds like a figment of some weird Thanksgiving fever dream, but it’s real: three types of pie stuffed in a cake. And social media has unexpectedly crowned it as the next big thing on Thanksgiving dessert tables, a space typically known for the just-the-basics trifecta …

Thanksgiving Dinner

Why are Port glasses so small? (Wine Spectator)

Wine Pairings for Almost Every Holiday Dish

San Francisco MagazineIan WhiteJordan VineyardsWhat to pour no matter what you're serving. Every year you cook and indulge in the same heavy dishes …

Wine and Spirits

Getting ‘Ugly’ Produce Onto Tables So They Stay Out of Trash

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — The eggplants are crooked and a little long-necked, contorted enough that they would probably lose in a beauty pageant against rounder or more symmetrical aubergines.

In the field where they were grown or in the supermarkets for which they were once destined, they would …

Food Waste

Pasture-raised eggs help fuel industry “renaissance,” Handsome Brook Farm co-founder says

The egg industry is undergoing a “renaissance” as consumers increasingly turn their backs to conventional eggs from caged hens and reach instead for …


The Only Vegan and Gluten-Free Dish You'll Need To Survive Winter

Food and eating has and always will be special and unifying to my family. There is no doubt about it, the kitchen is by far the most important room in my parents' home. They are forever hosting and it doesn't matter if you stop by for a few minutes or a few hours, you won't be allowed to leave …

Vegan Recipes

Smirnoff Ice Influencer- Halftime with Fried Chicken & Smirnoff Ice

What an incredible first half!! Let’s “keep the derive alive” with more #Homegating delights paired with #SmirnoffIce allowing every morsel to be …

Fried Chicken

Costco Pulls Chicken Salad After E. coli Illnesses in Colorado, Utah, Washington and Montana

Home > Case News > Costco Pulls Chicken Salad After E. coli Illnesses in Colorado, Utah, Washington and Montana

The Colorado Department of Public …

E. Coli

healthy thanksgiving recipes

I happen to love Thanksgiving because I love food (and having the day off).

As the big bird day approaches, remember you can buy the entire meal at …

Thanksgiving Dinner

9 Foods That Can Change Your Brain

We are constantly striving to fill our minds with more and more knowledge as we get older, and with age comes a certain amount of wisdom but it’s …

The Brain

16 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Eat Peanut Butter

by Grant Stoddard

In 1884, Canadian Marcellus Gilmore Edson became the first person to patent peanut butter. It’s been a staple in North American …

23 Reasons You Need More Bananas In Your Life

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If you go bananas for…bananas, we don’t blame you. There was once a time when bananas simply adorned your fruit bowl, or …


2015 Gift Guide: For the Person Who Has Everything

At Consumer Reports, we buy and rigorously test thousands of products and services all year long so that you have an independent source by which to …


Want the Best Thanksgiving Stuffing? Consider the Oyster

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Oyster Stuffing With Fennel, Tarragon, and Sausage
• Southern Cornbread Dressing With Oysters and Sausage

When I was a wee lad growing up in Brooklyn, I'd pluck foot-long oysters from the Gowanus Canal, walk on roads paved with oyster shells, and slurp up iced oysters on the half shell …


13 wines for the holiday table at $25 or under

Before the shopping frenzy begins in earnest, now is the time to lay in a stash of wine for the holidays. No plonk allowed. This is the time to bring out some interesting bottles that everyone from novice to wine aficionado will appreciate. They don’t have to be ruinously expensive, though. We've …

Beverly Hills

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu for 2, 4 or Other Small Gatherings

Thanksgiving Dinner

Hate Drinking Water? These Scented Cups Could Do the Trick.

If you’re trying to kick the soda habit and drink more water instead, The Right Cup for you might have just come along on Indiegogo.

Isaac Lavi, aka “Dr. Scent,” is banking on it. After six years of prototype and patent yoga, the Israeli inventor-entrepreneur has created a fruit-scented (and …

Drinking Water

Mysteries from the Test Kitchen: Cookie Spreading

Today, we're trying our hand at a couple of vintage recipes, the first being the best cookie recipe published in Gourmet magazine in 1954.

The South Carolina Benne Wafers call for dropping the dough (light on flour, heavy on sesame seeds) onto a buttered baking sheet by the teaspoon.

But when Test …


Crowdfund local wine growers and score bottles at wholesale prices with NakedWines

Need some help stocking up on some holiday cheer? takes the crowdfunding approach to support the independent wine market. Winemakers …

Willamette Valley

‘Death Wish Coffee’ Says It’s the World’s Strongest | FWx

Coffee has come a long way from the days of the 25-cent cup of joe. But regardless of how good your single-origin, organic, fair trade, Chemex-brewed masterpiece is, you’re most likely starting your day with a coffee for its caffeine kick. (Insane decaf drinkers not included.)

New York’s Saratoga …


The Perfect Dessert For Every Diet

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So you've taken the Paleo plunge? Or maybe you’ve adopted a vegan, gluten-free, or raw lifestyle. Well, whatever weird food rules your new diet …

Vegan Recipes

Watch 100 Years of Dinner Trends in 3 Minutes

Thank heavens Instagram didn't exist in 1985.

It's fun to imagine that the oiled and suited gents of 1935 were as excited about their creamed chipped beef as we are about our quinoa and kale salad. Granted, only a select few probably felt the need to document the meal on a portable folding cameras …


The Power of the Plant

Find out facts about your favorite foods that you didn't know before.

Can you really do Thanksgiving dinner without butter? Yes—and the results are …

Thanksgiving Dinner

Move Over, Roast Chicken: 9 Bold Pork Roasts to Make Right Now

Though roast chicken is a go-to comfort meal, pork roast offers a great alternative. Whether it’s roasted with chopped tart apples and hearty …

Chicken Recipes

Cantaloupes to cauliflower, pineapples to plantains: FDA finalizes first federal safety rules for produce

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday finalized long-awaited rules that establish the first federal standards for how fruits and vegetables are grown, harvested and packed in the United States.

"It’s been a long and arduous task, to say the least," said Michael Taylor, FDA's top food safety …


Buttermilk Cornbread Stuffing Recipe

1. Break cornbread into coarse crumbs onto 2 rimmed baking sheets. Set out uncovered overnight to dry.

2. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9- by 13-in. …

Comfort Food

Recipe for Brussels Sprouts and Farro Salad - Lemons for Lulu - Food and Recipe Blog

Need a good recipe for Brussels sprouts? This unique side dish features hearty farro and sauteed Brussels sprouts tossed with a honey mustard …


Butternut Custard Pecan Pie

Preheat oven to 350°F. Oil a deep 9-inch pie pan with canola spray oil; set aside.

In a food processor, coarsely grind 1 1/2 cups of the pecans until …


Can This Baking Genius Make A Gluten-Free Bread That Doesn't Suck?

As head baker of Panera Bread, Tom Gumpel is at work on an almost impossible task. We asked an expert to taste test his GF progress.

One day earlier this year, Tom Gumpel left work feeling terrible. The head baker of Panera Bread—the Downton Abbey of fast food with a nice classy-to-trashy …


25 Must-Haves for Your Clean-Eating Grocery List

A perfect combo of seasonings makes this broth taste just like homemade. It's an ideal base for soups and risottos, or a great way to sauté veggies …