Food

This Costco Item Is Even Better Than Its $4.99 Rotisserie Chicken

We don't mean to speak ill of our favorite rotisserie chicken, but there's an even better deal awaiting you in Costco town. For sure, when you break …

Country Lifestyle

Thread about worst restaurants derailed as everyone just shits on Applebee's 

If there is one thing you can say about Reddit, it’s that its structure leads to riffing. Remember when one man’s harrowing story of fucking a …

Offbeat News

3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Toasty Russian

Happy weekend, everyone, and welcome back to <i>3-Ingredient Happy Hour</i>, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This …

Recipes

These Two Stores Beat Out Trader Joe’s As America’s Favorite Grocery Chain

Publix Super Markets and Wegmans just tied for first place as America’s favorite grocery chains.<p>In a recent survey conducted by Market Force, nearly …

Country Lifestyle

9 Delicious Crock-Pot Chicken Recipes

Need fresh ideas for chicken? Toss your favorite bird into the slow cooker, set it, and forget it until dinnertime.<p>1 of 10<p>Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka …

Cooking

Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipes to Spice Up Your Weeknights

During the winter, seasonal soups and decadent comfort foods tend to reign supreme. As delightful as these offerings may be when the weather <i>first</i> …

Recipes

Vodka cream pasta, a winner in 15 minutes

Photo: Gwen Ihnat<i>In</i> <b>Hasty Gourmet</b><i>,</i> The Takeout<i> writers offer reliable recipes that are dinner-party worthy with only a handful of ingredients and a</i> …

Ina Garten

What to Cook This Weekend

Good morning. Canada Week is coming to an end for those of us on the Food desk of The Times. I spent the other evening interviewing the Montreal restaurateur David McMillan on stage at the Corona Theater in Little Burgundy, before repairing across the street for an epic dinner at his restaurant Joe …

Recipes

Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Shepherd's Pie Recipe<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Sprinkle lamb with 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher …

Recipes

The Best Way to Cook Fish

Does cooking fish intimidate you? Well, it shouldn’t. And if you’re already thinking, “I can’t cook to begin with,” you can, I promise. There are a …

Recipes

Why you should be eating conservas

Hearing the words “canned fish” conjures images of gray, salty chunks of fish floating in water, waiting to be tossed with jiggly globs of mayo and too-big chunks of celery.<p>Time to banish those thoughts. Known as conservas in Spain and Portugal — doesn’t that already sound better than canned? — …

Restaurants

A Cake to Keep Your Sweet Tooth in Shape

There is banana bread. And there is banana cake. And though the two share many sweet traits in common, they are not at all the same thing.<p>Banana bread, baked in a loaf pan, is necessarily restrained — the kind of thing you feel good about eating for breakfast. Though it might have a thin glaze or …

Baking

Incredible One Bowl Meals

One bowl, zero hassle.<p>One bowl meals seem to be on every menu now, and we understand why. Filled with grains or noodles, veggies, and protein, one …

Healthy Recipes

Prepare to Get Fizzy: Sparkling Everything Is THE Drink Trend of 2018

People love to sparkle, and I'm not just talking about swiping on extra highlighter. This year will be the year of sparkling everything in the world of drinks: from a surge of kombucha-like probiotic waters to an increased desire for guilty-pleasure "sodas" that are actually healthy, 2018 is all …

Beverages

The Humble Ascent of Oat Milk

When did finding something to put in your coffee get so complicated?<p>For the lactose-intolerant or merely dairy-averse, there are more alternatives to good ol’ American cow’s milk than ever. First there were powdered “creamers,” with their troublesome corn syrup solids. Then came soy, which may come …

Business

You are what you (and your microbiome) eat, scientists say

You may know there’s a whole world that lives inside you. Not just you, but each of us. Your microbiome, not to be confused with a biodome, is in fact an ecological system dependent on the food you eat.<p>“The microbiome is the sum total of bacteria, fungi and viruses that live inside our body,” said …

Microbiome

How to be vegan on a budget according to food writer Jack Monroe

The number of vegans in the UK has spiked by 360% in the decade since 2006.<p>Veganism is officially mainstream. No longer only associated with …

Recipes

Black-as-night charcoal lattes claim detoxing properties

Forget fairy toast and unicorn Frappuccinos. It’s time to embrace the darkness. Charcoal lattes as black as night are being spotted around town, but there’s more to them than their dramatic presentation: Charcoal can be loosely tied to ancient medicinal uses.<p>“The whole premise of a charcoal latte …

Coffee

"Zombie deer" disease shouldn't turn you off venison, experts say

Photo: David McNew/Newsmakers/Getty ImagesAny article with “zombie deer” in its title could definitely cause someone to reconsider a venison roast …

Primates

Baked Eggs Recipe

Baked Eggs Recipe<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Position a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat it to 400°F. Butter the inside of 6 small ramekins or …

Recipes

In Winter, Take the Bitter With the Sweet

We think of summer as prime time for produce, but winter has bright seasonal salads, too. A cold-weather salad bowl may hold a lively mixture of sturdy-leafed, multicolored greens in the chicory family, instead of lettuce, along with a riot of citrus fruits.<p>It is bit odd to term them “greens,” …

Cooking

How to Pack a Better Brown Bag Lunch

Not a boring sandwich in sight!<p>Lunch can be a difficult task to tackle during the week. Meal prepping is a great tool, but it doesn’t always pan out …

Eating

Whole Foods Is Having a Sale for National Cheese Lover’s Day

Tomorrow marks a holiday you should be aware of, but probably aren’t: It’s National Cheese Lover’s Day. You can celebrate by making up a cheese board …

Country Lifestyle

Here's Why You Really Need to Let Your Baking Sheets Cool Between Cookie Batches

With Mama and Betty Crocker on our side, it's hard to imagine making any sugar cookie, gingersnap, or peanut butter blossom that doesn't result in a …

Dessert

This Simple Ingredient Will Transform Any Meal

We already know the magical powers of butter, how it can enhance a simple piece of toast or make a sauce smooth and silky. But with a couple of …

Recipes

Le Creuset Is Launching a Mint Line That's Perfect for Spring

With the end of January nearing, Spring season is just around the corner—when the snow finally melts and the flowers bloom—and that means you may …

Kitchens

Self-driving robot brings the supermarket and the future to your doorstep

Screenshot: Automotive Zone (YouTube)One of the downsides of using a grocery delivery service like Peapod or Instamart is the fact that most people …

San Francisco Bay Area

Good news for a decaying planet: Students grow vegetables in Mars-like soil

The landscape of Mars photographed by a robotic rover exploring Gale Crater. Looks just like Arizona. (Photo: Universal History Archive/ UIG via …

Planets

Sherry, darling of Andalusia, is more than a cooking wine

Graphic: Nick Wanserski<i>Welcome to Gateways To Drinkery, where</i> The Takeout<i> offers an entry-level course on our favorite libations, and some</i> …

A Quicker-Than-Quick Bread Way to Use Up Bananas

When there are bunches of browning bananas sitting in my fruit bowl, my first instinct is banana bread. Not a bad choice any day of the week, but sometimes I don’t have time to make a banana bread during the week. It’s easy enough to freeze old bananas and save them for the weekend when I have more …

Breakfast