Thank a Restaurant Worker Today!

Today is National Food Service Worker’s Day. So let’s take a moment to reflect on the nearly 15 million people who work in restaurants. From the dishwashers and waiters, to the chefs and the hosts, a restaurant team depends on every member to function. Chefs may get the most attention, but ask any chef who the…

Snacks for Emmy Awards Viewing

If you’re watching the Emmy Awards on Sunday night, what will you be eating? We like a quick, easy and elegant charcuterie plate for entertaining and snacking (plus it goes so well with wine). To learn more about how to lay out the perfect plate, read our post about a well-balanced charcuterie board. Add a…

Watch the Trailers for Two New Food Films

For those of us not attending the San Sebastián Film Festival in Spain, it’s only a guess when we might see these films. But we will be watching for their United States release, because they look very promising. The Culinary Zinema: Film and Gastronomy Section of the film festival will feature Michelin Stars – Tales From…

Join Us! Chicken Tasting Event in Brooklyn

September is National Chicken Month, and we are looking forward to talking about chicken all month. We will begin at Taste Talks, a Brooklyn food festival organized by chefs Wylie Dufresne and Andrew Carmellini. With an impressive roster of participants, this 3-day event (9/8 – 9/10) promises to be about food and culture, not just…

Try the Best Duck Tacos in America

Eater went to Cosme to learn the secrets of their famous duck carnitas dish for an episode of The Meat Show. They missed one important detail about the “rare and expensive breed of duck” – it’s D’Artagnan Rohan Duck. Eaten by presidents, adored by food writers and restaurant critics, many of whom named it a top dish…

6 Recipes: Labor Day with a Side of Bacon

We’ve come to the conclusion that bacon is the secret ingredient to happiness. So as you send off summer this Labor Day, be sure to add a little bacon to the menu. Whatever you are serving – burgers and dogs, BBQ ribs, whole roasted pig – there’s room for bacon on the table. Here are…

Do You Grill on a Himalayan Salt Block?

What’s pink, naturally anti-microbial and a favorite cooking surface?  Yes, you guessed it: Himalayan salt. This beautiful salt has been showing up in restaurants for years; on the grill, in the steak aging room, and also in decor. Entire walls made of pink salt bricks are a popular motif. A few years back Mark Bittman…

Is NJ the Center of the Food Universe?

It may be hard for anyone outside the Garden State to believe, but according to Peter Genovese, a Food and Features writer for The Star-Ledger, it’s a fact. The truth is that food-wise, New Jersey takes a back seat to no one. We have it all here, in one compact package of a state. From…

Offally Good – From Nose to Tail

Can it really be true? Is offal finally considered mainstream? Will we all be eating brains for dinner? Kate Krader reports for Bloomberg in this compelling article. Chef Chris Cosentino is a master of offal, the non-primal cuts from an animal, and one of its biggest proponents in the United States. In fact, his restaurant Cockscomb in San…

Better Living with Science: Creating Recipes from Food Photos

Leave it to MIT to find a way to turn our obsession with food photos into a science project. Imagine seeing an especially tempting food pic on Instagram, and wondering how to reproduce that at home. What are the ingredients, and the processes involved to make that dish? Now researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of…

You’ve Got to See this Foie Gras Flower

Something beautiful is blooming at The Pool in NYC. This newly-opened restaurant is in the famous space that the Four Seasons occupied from 1959 to 2016. The other restaurant in the Seagram Building, The Grill riffs on the mid-century theme with a more meat-centric menu. Although The Pool is a seafood restaurant, they are causing a scene with their…

More Bacon to Love on National Bacon Lover’s Day

Brace yourself, bacon holidays are coming. Today is not International Bacon Day (that’s September 2), nor is it National Bacon Day (December 30). Today, August 20th, is set aside as National Bacon Lover’s Day. So this day is for appreciating those who love bacon (and who among us does not?). Aside from the obvious methods…