For Foodies

Southerners Are Getting Creative With Their Favorite Nut: Pecan

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The pecan has become the latest obsession of Southern farmers, chefs and craft breweries. They're giving the buttery nut new opportunities to shine in the form of oil, flour and even beer.


Fresh Air

'Test Kitchen': How To Make Vegetarian Dishes Pop With A Little Umami

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Cooking with plant foods naturally high in compounds called glutamates can stimulate the same taste receptors that meat does. America's Test Kitchen explains in The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook.

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Sandwich Monday: Pizza-Flavored Salad Dressing

Monday, March 09, 2015

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Funagrette "Cheesy Pizza" flavored salad dressing. We never thought a salad could make us feel so bad about our eating habits.


Voluptuous Veg: Can Food Porn Seed Lust For Healthy Eating?

Friday, March 06, 2015

Tempting-looking spoonfuls of chocolate are plentiful online. Beautiful Brussels sprouts? Not so much. A campaign aims to boost the number of these images and whet our appetites for healthy foods.


Google Thinks We're Clueless About Cocktails, And It Wants To Help

Friday, March 06, 2015

The world has been Googling up a storm on how to make cocktails like the Moscow mule, mojito and whiskey sour, according to the tech giant. So it created a new feature to bring you that info faster.


Italian Cheese Lovers Find Their Bovine Match Through 'Adopt A Cow'

Sunday, March 01, 2015

The cheeses of the Italian Alps are prized for their flavor. But the tradition of cheese-making here is dying off. Now remaining farmers are banding together around an unusual adoption program.


Silly, Saucy, Scary: Photos Show The Many Faces Of Ugly Fruit

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Wonky produce can take on absurdly entertaining shapes. But one food activist says learning to love these crazy contours is key to stopping mounds of food waste.


Produce Pride: Showing The Love With Vegetable Tattoos

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Vegetable tattoos, both temporary and permanent, can make for beautiful body art. Some enthusiasts are hoping to use them to encourage healthy, seasonal eating.


Tea Tuesdays: The Chemis-Tea Of Pouring The Perfect English-Style Cuppa

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The British are very specific about how they take their tea: black, with milk and sugar. But steeping the optimal cup requires a surprising amount of chemistry. Here's a guide to the science.

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Sandwich Monday: Little Caesars' Bacon-Wrapped Crust Pizza

Monday, February 23, 2015

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we eat a new pizza from Little Caesars. It's like a regular pizza, except the crust is wrapped in bacon.


The Other Chocolate Tries For Sweet Redemption

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Some say white chocolate has a bad reputation because of its history of poor quality ingredients. But aficionados say its mellow sweetness can bring out flavors that bitter dark chocolate smothers.


Gardener's Twofer: First Ketchup 'N' Fries Plant Hits U.S. Market

Thursday, February 12, 2015

British horticulturalists have figured out how to graft a tomato plant onto a potato plant. This plant, called Ketchup 'N' Fries, has crossed the pond and is now available to gardeners in the U.S.


All Things Considered

Love Hot Sauce? Your Personality May Be A Good Predictor

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Personality seems to play a key role in our lust for heat in our food. Research has found that thrill seekers tend to like the burn of a spicy meal, and the lure may be different for men and women.

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College Life Doesn't Have To Mean Crummy Cuisine, Says Dorm Room Chef

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Sick of dining hall pizza, public health student Emily Hu taught herself how to cook — even with no oven. Now she's hoping to inspire her peers to pick up cooking skills and healthier eating habits.


Sandwich Monday: Girl Scout Cookie Coffeemate

Monday, January 26, 2015

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Girl Scout Cookies in a new form. Coffeemate has somehow blended them into nondairy creamer, so you can start your day the disturbing way.


Brewers Gone Wild: Taming Unpredictable Yeast For Flavorful Beer

Friday, January 23, 2015

A handful U.S. craft brewers are reviving an age-old way of making beer that was practically unthinkable a decade ago. Welcome to the wacky world of Brett, a local yeast that can impart funky flavors.


Food Trucks, Share The Lane. Food Bikes Are Merging Into The Business

Friday, January 16, 2015

A growing number of food vendors are literally pedaling their wares. From baristas to veggie farmers, many say bikes are a cheaper, greener, more convenient way to launch their mobile food businesses.


Sugar, Salt And Subtle Tannins: Pairing Wine And Junk Food

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Wine pairings aren't just for fancy dinners. Tootsie rolls and a rich port, french fries and Riesling: wine experts from across the country offer advice on pairing wine with unpretentious snacks.


Vintage Beer? Aficionados Say Some Brews Taste Better With Age

Friday, January 09, 2015

Aging in the bottle isn't just for wine anymore: It can also bring out sweet, caramel tones in some high-alcohol, smoky or sour craft brews. Don't believe us? You, too, can try this at home.


All Things Considered

On His 80th Birthday, Shake It Like Elvis With A Milkshake

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The legendary singer had equally outsized eating habits, including his famous affinity for peanut butter, bananas and bacon. Celebrity chef Sean Brock has created a drink in the King's honor.