Food & Dining

Anthony Bourdain’s reveals ‘disgusting, shamelful’ fast-food secret

With shows like “No Reservations” and “Parts Unknown,” Anthony Bourdain has built himself a solid reputation as a connoisseur of worldly cuisine, home-cooked meals and fine dining establishments.<p>But if his recent remarks to the Boston Globe are any indication, he really just craves fast food at the …

Restaurants

Why a Sheet Cake Is Better Than Any Expensive Wedding Cake

What I’m about to write may shock you: <b>I bought my wedding cake at a grocery store.</b> It wasn’t fancy, but it didn’t need to be—all I wanted was a small, simple confection that I could ceremonially slice into hand-in-hand with my new husband, with icing I could smear all over his face. A two-tiered, …

Wedding Cake

10 Amazing Ways to Turn a Can of Tuna into a Meal

Long-time a pantry staple, the can of tuna is reliable. It's there when you need it. It's inexpensive. It's packed with flavor and protein. And it's …

Cooking

These Are the Best Restaurants in Every State

The US has no shortage of outstanding restaurants that serve everything from flavor-packed amuse-bouches to hand-crafted desserts.<p>To find the best …

Restaurants

Why Trump's Awful Taste in Food Isn't Just an Issue of Taste

Yes, it's easy—and fun!—to make fun of Trump's taste in well-done steaks. But the president's stance on food reveals other, bigger, issues.<p>Shortly before he was kicked to the curb, the former White House Communications Director Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci was asked during a BBC interview what …

Donald Trump

How to cook the perfect steak, according to 12 celebrity chefs

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>INSIDER spoke with 12 celebrity chefs to learn their tips and secrets on how to cook the perfect steak.</b>• <b><br>Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods suggested eating a steak at room temperature or cooler for a more tender experience.</b>• <b><br>Guy Fieri suggests cooking your steak on high-heat at first</b> …

Steak

Become obsessed with clafoutis, a custardy fruit pancake

This summer, I became obsessed with making clafoutis — big baked custardy fruit pancakes. If you look up the definition of clafoutis, it is referred …

Baking

Did You Know Your Instant Pot Can Do This?

With the option for lightning-fast pressure cooking, slow cooking, sautéing, and making a killer batch of chicken broth, the Instant Pot is the …

Cooking

This is how you should actually be storing your food leftovers

From rice and meat to cheese and pasta…<p><b>We're probably all guilty of cooking too much for dinner and having a fair amount of leftover food to deal</b> …

Cooking

What Is the Difference Between Jasmine and Basmati Rice?

Ah, rice. A hardworking yet humble grain, often overlooked as a beautiful thing in its own right and valued most as a supporting player—and it <i>is</i> …

Cooking

Quaker Finally Has Overnight Oats! Here are Our Top 5 Favorite Non-Boring Recipes

There are two types of people in this world: morning people, and the rest of us. But even if you’re one of the lucky few who thrives at the crack of …

Pumpkin Pie

Gather All Your Summer Produce; Put It In This Corn Salad

Last week, as a side dish for dinner, I made Mark Bittman’s raw corn salad with tomatoes, feta, and mint. My husband took one bite and said, “It’s good.” As he put down his spoon, he added: “But too much corn.”<p><i>Too much corn in the corn salad?!</i> Oh for Pete’s sake. If he weren’t always (nearly) spot …

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A billionaire-owned restaurant charged a ‘minimum wage’ fee. Outrage ensued.

A customer dining at D.C.’s Oceanaire restaurant noticed an unusual line at the bottom of his receipt: “Due to the rising costs of doing business in this location, including costs associated with higher minimum wage rates, a 3% surcharge has been added to your total bill.” Brian, who asked The …

Lifestyle

The Best Crab Shacks in America

1 of 10<p>Bubba’s Seafood Restaurant and Crabhouse<p>2 of 10<p>Crab House at Pier 39<p>Advertisement<p>3 of 10<p>The Crab Shack<p>4 of 10<p>Doc's Seafood Shack & Oyster Bar<p>5 …

Restaurants

Can’t. Stop. Putting. Tonnato. On. Everything.

I don’t know if it’s because I’ve been a cat lady for so long and I’m slowing turning into one, but I can’t control myself around salty tinned fishes. When I see a recipe title in a cookbook that says “anchovy” or “tuna melt casserole” my eye lasers in on it and I won’t rest until I’ve eaten it. …

Cooking

21 Essential Thai Restaurants in Los Angeles, 2017 Edition

When it comes to flavor profiles, Thai food is as distinct and polarizing as they come. Spicy, sour, sweet and savory are all in play, and can (and will) be used simultaneously in a single dish. With a vast culinary tradition that varies significantly by region, the country of Thailand produces …

Restaurants

The Best Grocery Store Sandwich Breads Worthy of Your Lunch

Forget the artisanal sourdough movement for a second and put your mail order boule on hold. When we need that lowbrow fix of fourth-grade nostalgia, …

Bread

The First Take on Paul Qui's New Restaurant Is Predictably Offensive

CultureMap’s first look at Aqui is the latest in a slew of arguably offensive takes on the chef<p>This week, Paul Qui opened his first Houston restaurant in the midst of highly publicized allegations of domestic violence. Now, first looks of Aqui are rolling in, and CultureMap became the latest food …

Houston

April Bloomfield Is Done Serving Burgers at New Restaurants

Plus, Baked by Melissa #SidesWithLove and is giving away 100,000 cupcakes<p>Don’t expect burgers in LA from April Bloomfield<p><b>Spotted Pig</b> owners April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman talked to Bloomberg about their new LA restaurant <b>Hearth & Hound</b>, where there isn’t even a burger on the menu. Instead it’s …

Restaurants

BLT Salad

Cooking bacon in the oven on a sheet tray is so hands-off, so splatter-free, and so easy, it just might convince you to eat a lot more bacon in the future.<p>Preheat oven to 350°. Arrange bacon slices side by side on a small rimmed baking sheet, overlapping slightly if necessary.<p>Bake bacon, removing …

Recipes

Watch how a Dallas bakery makes its apple cinnamon 'chopped' bread

Empire Baking Company of Dallas makes a lot of bread, from baguettes to sourdough to those big buns you find on the Boomstick and the Beltre Buster …

Baking

Boston Cream Pie Ice Cream

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Add the milk to a medium bowl. In another medium bowl, whisk together the yolks, sugar, and salt. Add the cream and the vanilla …

Dessert

Dining In The 'Burbs: 15 Essential Spots For Noodles, Dumplings & More In Richardson

Long gone are the days where suburbanites have to trek out to the city for good food. Take <b>Richardson</b>, for example. Along with the CityLine development bringing a ton of new restaurants to the area, the city's diverse demographics bring a wealth of delicious cuisines from around the world.<p>There are …

Restaurants

We tried the ultra-decadent secret 'billionaire menu' at Wall Street’s oldest steakhouse that features a $100 grilled cheese

Just a few short blocks from the New York Stock Exchange, another Wall Street institution sits at its centuries-long perch at the triangular intersection of William and Beaver streets.<p>Delmonico's is widely considered to be one of the very first sit down restaurants in America, born at a time when …

Business

Great American breakfasts from New York to Lake Tahoe

It’s called the most important meal of the day for good reason. It’s the start that sets the mood for everything else that’s going to happen, and this is especially true when traveling, as a great breakfast can fuel a day of fun, adventure and sightseeing. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to find …

Restaurants

Weekender’s Guide to Oakland

Calavera<p>At this high-minded Oaxacan spot, even the humblest cocktails display a touch of molecular magic—yes, that would be sea foam atop your Salt …

Restaurants

Dairy-Free Vanilla Trifle With Fruit Perfect for Any Dessert

This Dairy-Free Vanilla Trifle With Fruit Could Double as a Centerpiece<p>A dessert meant for a display case.<p>This dairy-free vanilla trifle dessert is …

Pound Cake

3 Eggplant Parmesan Recipes That Are Anything but Boring

Eggplant doesn't inspire the same kind of fervor as most other summer fruits and veggies. While we eagerly wait all year for peaches, tomatoes, and …

Cooking

20 things you may not know about Subway

Subway was established more than 50 years ago by a teenager looking for a way to pay for his education to become a doctor.<p>In 1965, Fred DeLuca received a loan of $1,000 from a family friend, Peter Buck, to start a submarine sandwich shop. Buck became DeLuca's partner, and they opened the first …

Restaurants

It’s Called Factory Tamal, but the Food Is Strictly Handmade

Three and a half millenniums ago, the Mayans figured out the trick for turning hard dried corn into supple dough, soaking the kernels with wood ashes, burned lime or charred mollusk shells until they shed their hulls and grew soft and pliant. Only then were they ready to be ground into flour and …

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