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OMG Ramps

Here is a bunch of chefs sharing what they think are overrated and underrated vegetables. NYC restaurateur (Do or Dine)/<i>Food Network Star</i> winner/accomplished wine rapper <b>Justin Warner</b> explains why <b>ramps</b> are overrated: "I used to eat them and treat them like weeds in Terra Alta, WV when I was a kid. …

Celebrity Chef Charlie Trotter's Mini-Mansion Hits The Market For $2.695 Million (PHOTOS)

Several months after Charlie Trotter's sudden death shocked the culinary world, the famed chef's mini-mansion in Chicago is up for sale.<p>The five-bedroom 5,200-square-foot home hit the market Monday with a $2.695 million price tag, according to the Koenig & Strey listing.<p><b>(See photos of Charlie</b> …

Novelty Cakes

It's <b>king cake</b> season in New Orleans, and with that, Eater NOLA brings a distressing report of the <b>bastardized king cake versions</b> floating around town, including king cakes made of <b>muffuletta</b> and <b>crawfish</b>. One of the "most insane" versions features a "cake" made of meat and olive salad, melted …

Top Cheffage

In a food-metaphor-filled takedown of <i>Top Chef</i>, Grantland's Andy Greenwald posits that the <b>"underwhelming" 11th season</b> may prove the show is getting stale. Greenwald writes that the show's rigid structure limits itself to challenges that "prioritize breadth of knowledge over depth," resulting in …

What do kids need to know in the kitchen before they leave home? http://thekitc.hn/1nalyCX

Eater Likes You!

Ever visit Facebook and realize that there's not nearly enough Eater going on? <b>Click on over to the Eater National Facebook page</b> or the "Follow Us" section on the right, and then like magic, Eater's top stories will start showing up in your Facebook feed. It's like friends with benefits! But we …

Lunchtime Spanish Salad Fix at Despaña

There's plenty to love about <b>Despaña</b>, from its Spanish specialty goods to its sandwiches and its Spanish-style horchata. So it should come as no surprise that the salads are also a strong offering, and at $7 each, an affordable lunch.<p>Both the <b>Marcona</b> and <b>Serrano</b> salads start with a standard base of …

I Can't Smell or Taste! Ideas for Texturally Interesting Recipes?

<b>Q:</b> After almost a month of no smell and taste due to a sinus infection, I am looking for texturally interesting recipes. All I have is feel and sight …

Colman Andrews and John Mariani Debate the Influence of Avant-Garde Cuisine

Last night at the International Culinary Center in New York City, the Daily Meal's editorial director <b>Colman Andrews</b> and <i>Esquire</i> restaurant man <b>John Mariani</b> got together for a public debate on the topic: "Culinary Technology: a Fad or the Future?" The prompt for the debate was Mariani's statement that …

All of the Satisfying Nutella GIFs You Need and Deserve

Happy World Nutella Day, everyone! Whether you love this chocolate + hazelnut spread more than anything else in the world, or you simply need …

Decorating your tabletop? Try using an antique baguette tray as a centerpiece: http://thekitc.hn/1naodMM

Molten Chocolate Cakes

Place semisweet chocolate and rum in a small bowl; set aside. Heat cream in a small saucepan over medium heat until it begins to simmer; pour over …

Dessert

Molten Chocolate Cake

In 1999, while I was in Singapore developing new menus at Club Chinois, I invited Jean-Georges Vongerichten to fly over and cook with me at the World …

Dessert

Does cutting a lemon lengthwise really give you more juice? We tried it out, and here's what happened: http://thekitc.hn/1bvMKtN

Glasserie Elevates Rabbit to Menu-Superstar Status

Rabbit tends to occupy its own niche on New York menus: It’s not impossible to find, but it’s rarely a featured item. Lately, though, the perception …

Heidelberg, a German Time Capsule in Manhattan

Heidelberg is nearly 80 years old, the last German restaurant standing in the once-thriving Germantown of Yorkville, yet it hasn’t lost its chops. A …

Latkes

Why Leighton Baines' New Deal Will Help Keep Ross Barkley at Everton

Leighton Baines' contract extension finally silenced relentless speculation around his future.<p>After protracted talks, the left-back signed a new deal in January, committing to the club until 2018 and dismissing persistent links to Manchester United.<p>This allows Everton to target other needs, such as …

Soccer

Tiger Woods loses in India, still gains plenty

__By Ron Sirak<p>__There are several indisputable ways in which Tiger Woods has impacted the game of golf, beyond thrusting himself into the conversation when it comes to arguing about the greatest ever.<p>Tiger made the game cool with his flair, he made it possible to get exorbitantly rich playing golf …

Associated Press News

World Cup preparation problems frustrate Iran manager Carlos Queiroz

Iran and South Korea booked their spots at the 2014 World Cup within seconds of each other back in June 2013 but these twins of qualification have gone very separate ways as they prepare for the big event in June.<p>Since then, South Korea have played no fewer than 13 warm-up games for Brazil while …

Flappy Bird is Positive Omen for Asian Chat App Firms

The hype around Flappy Bird, that crazily addictive iOS and Android that surfaced out of nowhere, may be driving you insane whether you play it or not, but its success is great news for Asia’s mobile messaging firms. It may seem strange to draw parallels between a humbly created app and billion …

HTC says it will launch a wearable device by the end of the year

For 2014, HTC is betting on more devices and a renewed focus on marketing. After “years of development,” the company will launch its first wearable device by the end of the year.<p>Company executives talked to <i>Bloomberg</i> about the challenges and opportunities awaiting HTC, after a year of falling sales …

Ricoh's rugged WG-4 and WG-20 are its first cameras to drop the Pentax badge

Ricoh acquired the Pentax brand more than two years ago, but you almost wouldn't know it when the badging has largely remained the same. However, that's changing today -- Ricoh's new WG-4, WG-4 GPS and WG-20 compact cameras are its first to ditch the Pentax name. From now on, you'll only find the …

Apple needs to catch Samsung, Amazon in displays, researcher says

In a research note outlining the leading display technologies in 2014, DisplayMate Technologies Raymond Soneira claims Apple has some catching up to do.<p>Apple risks falling behind in display tech in 2014, DisplayMate Technologies said in a research note.<p>Echoing an earlier note, DisplayMate …

IPad Air

Google Experience launcher renamed to Google Now launcher

The Google Experience launcher has so far been left as an exclusive to the Nexus 5, unless you decided to side load the APK file yourself, but a new update suggests that we could be edging closer to a release for other devices too.<p>Through yesterday’s update to Google Search, it seems that a new …

Android News

Take a trip down memory lane to Google's first data center

Google's eighth employee, Urs Hölzle, shares his experiences at the company's first data center, back when it was less a data center and more a tiny closet surrounded by competitors.<p>Before Urs Hölzle became Google's first chief engineer, he took a tour of the company's server room at the …

Silicon Valley

Google's latest search tweak encourages you to watch more YouTube music videos

As clever as Google's search is, finding official YouTube music videos is often harder than it should be, hampering efforts to successfully get your soft rock fix. In a new change rolling out now, the search giant has made it easier to surface such videos by giving the top playable link its very …

Ancient patent troll case against Motorola leaves jurors too baffled to reach a verdict

If the name "Intellectual Ventures" (IV) sounds familiar, that's because the firm went on a suing spree over patents a few years ago. One of them, a 2-year-old lawsuit against Motorola, finally went to court last month, but it's already hit a snag: The judge just declared it a mistrial. The trial …