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Providence to host personal chefs' convention

Sessions include: Social Media Simplified; Paleo Cooking Basics; and Get People to Rave about your Business Online.<p>PROVIDENCE, R.I. — When the 2016 …

Kitchit to Potentially Cease Operations in June

The personal chef service started in San Francisco four years ago<p>June may be the end of <b>Kitchit</b>, the personal chef booking platform that started in San Francisco four years ago. Despite raising $8.1 million, Kitchit has reportedly run out of funding.<p>"Like many startups in our proximity, Kitchit is …

San Francisco

Restaurants Are Feeling Ripped Off by Food Delivery Services - Munchies

Despite their Tinder-like convenience, mobile food-delivery services like GrubHub Seamless, DoorDash, and Caviar are under mounting scrutiny not only from state health departments, economists, and their drivers but, increasingly, from the very restaurants that they promise to benefit.<p>A recent …

Restaurants

Thousands Of Independent Restaurants Are Closing As Chains Expand

The number of independent restaurants in the U.S. shrank by 7,100 between fall 2014 and fall 2015, new research shows.<p>Americans are increasingly choosing chain restaurants over their independent counterparts, despite all the hype over locally-cultivated foodie-ism, new research shows.<p>Restaurant …

Fast Food

Wine Hack Book: Education that Starts with Your Mouth Not with Your Head

Have you ever read a wine description in a newspaper review or a food and wine magazine and immediately hated the author?<p><b>“Aromas of cumquat, Florence</b> …

Wine

5 Refreshing Cocktails to Get You Into Spring

Spring is perhaps the most pleasant of the four seasons. It's when Mother Nature shakes off her mantle of snow and gets back to growing. New life is found all around us, and plants transition from the depressing shades of grey found in winter, to lush greens and pastels.<p>For those of us in the …

Beverages

Extreme Veggie Bolognese Sauce

When a kid says that they can't eat broccoli or peppers because their hair will fall out (we have honestly heard this one before), we shouldn't accept this as an answer. We run the show, remember? Not our little ones! The most common way for solving for this problem is to sneak the vegetables in by …

Italian Food

Airbnb Wants to Offer More Than Just Home Rentals

Airbnb wants to expand its offerings beyond home rentals by providing customers with a full-experience vacation. Think personal chefs, restaurant …

Airbnb

7 French Food Words You Need To Know

Classic French menus are chock-full of foreign lingo. Even sophisticated diners are bound to stumble upon a few ingredients or preparation techniques that leave them scratching their heads. Want to make sure you fly through your next French meal with flair? Check out the top terms you're sure to …

Foodies

12 Actually Delicious Ways To Cook With Spam

Every so often a food trend comes along that seems so crazy it just might be awesome. Right now, that buzzy ingredient is Spam. Yep, renowned chefs are incorporating the Hawaiian staple into fancy tasting menus alongside snootier foods. Since we're all about getting in on a trend while it's hot, …

Foodies

Eating These Snacks Before Bed Will Actually Help You Sleep Better

We're serious.<p>Need to sleep better? Try eating <b>right before bed</b>.<p>We're serious. We know, we know ... thanks to a lot of research on the topic, conventional wisdom says we <i>shouldn't</i> eat before bed, lest we gain weight and stay awake.<p>(Recent research suggests that people who ate their main meal of the …

Diets

Bella Coffee Maker Targets Grown-Up Millennials

Bella Housewares made a splash in 2013 with a line of products specifically intended for millennials, and its coffee makers included such series as …

Coffee

Movie-Themed Drinks To Toast With At Your Oscars Party This Year

Cheers.<p>As you get ready to walk the red carpet (from the comfort of our living room sofas) at your Oscars party this year, here's a roundup of delicious cocktails to sip, themed after each of the films nominated in the Best Picture category.<p>From a Martian-esque tequila sunrise ("The Martian") to a …

Beverages

People Have An Odd Craving For Pineapple During The Oscars, According To Data

Who knew?<p>If you're planning an Oscars party and you don't want your guests secretly ordering out, you'd be smart to include some pineapple on your table.<p>According to data released this week by Grubhub, which evaluated the most popular dishes ordered last year during the Oscars, the most popular …

Poultry

How Eating More Slowly Can Help You Lose Weight

Many people eat their food fast and carelessly.However, eating slowly may be a much smarter approach.In fact, studies show that slower eating can …

5 Delicious Recipes To Satisfy Your Peanut Butter Cravings

Do you love peanut butter? From the best peanut butter cookies <i>ever</i> to a spot-on copycat of CPK's Thai Peanut Dressing, you'll want these peanut butter recipes in your life forever.<p><b>1. Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies</b><p>If you've been searching for the perfect peanut butter cookie, look no further. This …

Dessert