Some of the country’s top chefs are also devoted dads (Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse, Brian Malarkey, Gordon Ramsey) who frequently concoct scrumptious treats for their kids. Whether your special guy is a gustatory trail blazer, a grill meister, a gourmet guru or a pizza and beer junkie here are some creative gifts to enliven his culinary repertoire for Father’s Day, June 16.
Concerned parents of college-bound grads want culinary guidance to pass along to their kids. Here’s a primer to help put the skids on the Freshman 15 and those disastrous dorm diets in general, with some student-friendly gadgets and simple, healthful recipes to fuel the brain and the brawn.
Did you know that taking a whiff of the mighty rosemary plant with its powerful essential oils, has been found to boost memory (particularly for tweaking important dates and appointments)? Shakespeare knew of the herb’s fine properties when Ophelia in “Hamlet” commented: “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance: pray you, love, remember.” So jot down fresh rosemary on your shopping list. Don’t forget.
America’s quintessential food of all seasons — the mighty burger that can be tricked out with more combinations than a SuperLotto ticket — is being honored with its designated holiday in May.
Since moms are so precious to us, the best gift we can give them on their special day is a list of foods to keep our gal pals healthy, happy, youthful and sexy. Here’s a primer on fabulous female foods for all ages to relish on Mother’s Day and throughout the year.
Americans love their shrimp, chowing down 1.7 billion pounds a year. We’re paying homage to this beloved, multi-tasking crustacean that can be dressed up in cocktail sauce at a black tie event or skewered California casual style on the Barbie, by celebrating National Shrimp Day on May 10th. Here’s a primer to help you navigate through the shoals of the shrimp world to get the most out of this remarkable seafood.
Earth Day is celebrated globally on April 22 as folks pay homage to the planet’s bounty with a rekindling of community awareness and commitment to a cleaner, greener, safer place in the universe we call home. So rally your sustainable sensibilities while kicking up your heels and shrinking your carbon footprints.
A die-hard eggovore, I never met one I didn’t love. Scrambled, hard boiled, over easy, poached, Rocky Mountain toast, frittatas, omelets and deviled. Of course, we’re talking about chicken eggs, right? But the latest egg on the celebrity chef’s radar, and dubbed by Bon Appétit magazine as one of the 25 hottest trends this year is the duck egg. That’s no yolk. Here’s an egg primer so you can choose between the hen house and the duck farm. Quack, quack!
Spring gently drifts in, bringing with it a stream of festivals, holidays and sporting events accompanied by a crop of tender shoots and other traditional foods celebrating rebirth, rejuvenation, freedom, the national pastime and the Earth’s bounty. Inquiring culinary minds want to know about spring’s best offerings. Here are the answers.
As a little girl, I hovered around the kitchen after school, especially when my beloved grandma, a governess and trained chef, came over to give my mom cooking lessons. Grandma Eva was one of those old school European cooks who made everything painstakingly from scratch. One afternoon she warned me to steer clear and go outside and play, as this particular lesson was going to be a teary-eyed one.