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Charlie Trotter Day Declared: August 17

Chicago and the state of Illinois has proclaimed <b>August 17 Charlie Trotter Day</b>. The <i>Chicago Sun-Times</i> writes that Charlie Trotter Day was formally announced at the American Culinary Federation's national convention that took place this past weekend. According to a Facebook post from <b>The Trotter …

Our Latest Contest: Your Best Warm Weather Soup

It’s easy to imagine eating a bowl of chili on a snow day, but what soups do you crave in August and September? Set aside the winter stews: We’re readying our spoons for your best late summer soups. Bring on the chowders, bisques, and gazpachos.<p>As a bonus, we're giving you extra time for …

A Top Chef Duels Premiere Party

<i>In anticipation of the series premiere of Bravo’s Top Chef Duels on August 6th at</i> <i>10PM/9C</i><i>,</i> <i>we're dreaming up a</i> <i>no-stress premiere party. You're invited.</i><p><i>Today: Brette tells us how to pull off the perfect viewing party -- on a weeknight. Start inviting your friends now.</i><p>There are a lot of ways I could …

Beware: Guy Fieri's Vegas Breakfast Menu Is on the Loose

As promised, style icon and kulinary kool dude <b>Guy Fieri</b> has officially unleashed a breakfast menu upon Las Vegas: According to Eater Vegas, breakfast at <b>Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen and Grill</b> is loaded with plenty of "<b>global fusion</b>" dishes. Ever the gastronomic Shakespeare, Fieri hopes to shove items …

How to Make a Summer Fruit Galette (And Why You Should)

<i>If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul.</i><p><i>Today: Pie is great. Galettes are better. Associate Editor Marian Bull is here to explain why.</i><p>We all know how wonderful and lovely and perfect pie is. It is butter’s highest …

Cornetto ice creams by Bompas & Parr glow in the dark

Food design studio Bompas & Parr has created luminescent ice cream so cinema-goers can see their snacks in the dark.<p>Bompas & Parr designed the treats …

Up-and-Comer Benjamin Sukle on the Emergence of Rhode Island Dining

When chef <b>Benjamin Sukle</b> opened his restaurant <b>Birch</b> in Providence, Rhode Island last Summer, anticipation was so high that published reviews started popping up <b>just three weeks in</b>. "Rhode Island's a very small state and there aren't a ton of openings happening," Sukle told Eater in July 2013. "So I …

BA's Best Banana Bread

Makes one 8½x4½" loaf<p>Here at BA everybody has their favorite banana bread recipe. We made every one—14 to be exact—until we came up with a collective favorite. Dark brown sugar is key and a dollop of mascarpone makes for superior tenderness. Walnuts optional but encouraged. This is part of BA's …

Smokin' with Myron Mixon

• <b>Author:</b> Myron Mixon & Kelly Alexander<p><b>The winningest man in barbecause shares the secrets of his success. Rule number one? Keep it simple.</b> <br>In the world of competitive barbecue, nobody’s won more prize money, more trophies, or more adulation than Myron Mixon. And he comes by it honestly: From the …

Hugh Acheson's Ultimate Summer Salad

Chef Hugh Acheson combines sweet, salty, spicy and tangy flavors in this exceptional summer tomato salad, tossing peaches, pickled serranos and crisp …

5 Red Picnic Wines to Serve Chilled

The one red wine to bring to a cookout: Beaujolais<p>I like a full-bodied red wine as much as the next red-blooded American—just not in August. In this heat, I’d rather chill a good <b>Beaujolais</b> alongside my beers. And you know what? That “light-weight” red with the flowery label goes with a grilled …

10 Pancake Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

How to make pancakes like a short order cook. Just avoid these common mistakes!<p>For many Americans, pancakes evoke a certain kind of nostalgia. People make pancakes because they're delicious, crowd-pleasing, and easy. Well, sort of easy. There are a few crucial mistakes that home chefs commonly make …

7 Ottolenghi Summer Recipes Featuring Pomegranate, Fava Beans, and More

What does Yotam Ottolenghi cook at home? Za'atar roast chicken, fried eggplant salad, and much more.<p>What does Yotam Ottolenghi cook at home? Za'atar roast chicken, fried eggplant salad, and much more. Check out these 7 summer recipes, and learn more about how Ottolenghi cooks.

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Cantaloupe Recipes

Cantaloupe is an incredibly refreshing summer treat<p>Whether tossed with herbs or blended into a refreshing cocktail, a slice of melon is one of …

New Delivery Box Service Recreates Actual Chef Recipes

<b>Forage</b>, a San Francisco-based subscription meal service in the vein of "delivery box" companies like Blue Apron and Plated, has officially launched, offering <b>recipes from popular restaurants</b>. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports Forage works with chefs — from the likes of <b>Hapa Ramen</b>, Daniel Patterson's …

59 Cool Cucumber Recipes We're Very Into

Cucumbers add freshness and crunch to our favorite summer recipes, from Japanese-style pickles to popsicles.<p><b>We love a good cucumber, especially in summer</b> when the cukes are plentiful. But there's a whole world of cucumber goodness out there, and we're here to help you explore it all. From popsicles …

What to wear in the heat if you're a man

Under the unrelenting glare of the oppressive sun it’s hard to dress well, and yet dress well you must because the streets and parks are overflowing with tanned, stylish, beautiful people that only come out at this time of the year. Whether you’re simmering at work or wilting on the beach, here’s …

Modern Bedroom Design Ideas for Rooms of Any Size

• 1 |<br>• Visualizer: Koj Designs<p>This first room features a simple, low profile bed with lots of clean, white details. The wall behind the bed has a unique …

Crave Vesper Vibrator Is Also a Chic Necklace

File this under things you didn't know you needed until now: Crave's Vesper, a small vibrator that also doubles as, dare I say, a chic pendant necklace. Spotted on TechCrunch, the Vesper comes in silver-plating, rose gold, and 24-karat-gold plating, is USB rechargeable, and made from stainless …