As one of the stars in the ABC television show The Chew, Mario Batali owns over 25 different restaurants from Los Angeles to New York & Hong Kong. He also has a new best seller - BIG America Cookbook.
I was shocked at how much yellow dyes 5 and 6 was to be found in my pantry's food products. I was even more surprised to find it in my bathroom and even in products directly targeting children.
Pathogens, pesticides, cleaning methods, food preparation methods, and politics all affect whether a food is safe to eat.
Buy a pack of inexpensive spring roll wrappers and start playing around with adding a bit of crunchy goodness to everyday meals!
Are you making your own fresh coconut milk at home? Did you ever wonder what to do with all that left-over pulp? Here come 5 simple recipes so that pulp doesn't go to waste!
Baking emergency? Don't panic. We got you. These five common baking mistakes are fixable. Here's how.
With cuisines that once were foreign becoming mainstream, orange chicken can be found everywhere. Restaurants are expensive, and frozen food is becoming a desirable option. Crazy Cuizine offers Asian-style foods that can be prepared at home for a fraction of the price you would pay dining out.
Shop Rite offers grocery delivery service right to your front door. I use this service and here is my review.
A light-hearted and irreverent look at the pirate's platter of fish sticks (fish fingers) and baked beans, and its associated health benefits. It's a favorite dish of big and little kids worldwide.
Some people still don't understand what all those dates on foods mean even though they have been grocery shopping for many years. Here are simple explanations of what those dates mean.
The popularity of ultra high temperature (UHT) processed milk is growing worldwide. Microbial load, shelf life, and portability of this pasteurization method is compared to the more popular method.
Frozen foods are convenient and a lot of people enjoy meatloaf. Who makes the best meatloaf though? I will evaluate: Boston Market,Hormel, Marie Callender's, Stouffers, Swanson and Walmart Meat Loafs.
An article that expresses how much I loved the show on the food network and how I hope in the future it will air again.
From the good (perfectly intact eggs!) to the not-so-good (way cold bananas) here's my totally honest, sort of surprising Jet.com review of their fresh grocery delivery service.
Gordon Ramsay takes us through some great recipes, guiding with an easy to follow style, giving helpful hints and tips throughout. This review by a home cook discusses the book in a friendly way.
A great recipe for cooking salmon or chicken in parchment paper. It turns a simple dinner into an elegant one.
You might have seen the viral videos going around about "meat glue." It's deceptive, it's nasty, and it's potentially deadly. Read on to learn more about why it's used, what it is, and the dangers that it poses.
This is a handy reference guide with all of the commonly used cooking measurement conversions. Find conversions for both wet and dry ingredients. You'll also find a helpful guide to measuring.
In Chinese cuisine, humble home-style dishes are very different from restaurant dishes and street food. Steaming is a common method of home-style cooking and is used for meat (in particular pork), chicken, fish, eggs or tofu. Quick and economical, these tasty dishes are great for tight household budgets. Guidelines for steaming techniques and recipe ideas here.
Have you ever wondered what Queen Elizabeth likes to eat and drink? The Royal Warrant symbol featured on particular food and drink labels could offer us a clue.
Grocery shopping is okay, but it's way cooler when someone else does it for you. Here's my totally honest review and rundown on whether Shipt is worth it or not.
Top 57 facts about Amazon Fresh and how Amazon's online grocery business and delivery service works. Includes Allrecipes.com partnership to deliver meal-kit ingredients to your home.
If you've made the switch from soda to fruit flavored water, good for you! Here are my ten favorite brands, from traditional varieties easy to find and a few more unusual ones.
Before the invention of oil thermometers, cooks figured out simple ways to check oil temperature for safe deep frying. Now those secret tricks can be yours!
Cooking is an exercise in creativity, but there is also a bit of science involved in combining ingredients with time and temperature. Understanding that science is the key to avoiding mishaps.
This is my personal review of Amazon's AmazonFresh grocery delivery service. Here I will write about the pros and cons of the services I have received through AmazonFresh.
You can feed your family & love the planet at the same time--without shopping specialty food stores or farmer's markets.
Some people just pick up a loaf of bread from the grocery store without even noticing the color of the twist tie that keeps the bag closed. The different colors mean something.
Are you missing a baking or cooking ingredient? Don't run to the store, or give up, until you've read this article. Rescue your recipe with these amazing substitutions and tips.
Learn the basics of cooking with a sous vide precision cooker including tips and tricks and how to use a sous vide to cook a perfect steak every time.
Freezer cooking is a great way to save money on groceries, eat healthier and save time on meal preparation. This article gives you ten tips to get you started with freezer cooking.
Cooking for just yourself is always a challenge; however, cooking for one can be both enjoyable and easy. This step-by-step guide walks you through each day. And there's only one day of prep!
Ever had questions about food safety? Here are 8 things you need to know to make sure the food you prepare and eat is as safe as possible.
A review of vintage cookbook Golden Memories by radio homemaker Billie Oakley. Sample recipes include Jello Cookies, Doughnut Muffins, Meaty Potato Cakes and Apple Toss Salad. Midwest country recipes
This product seems relatively new because I had not seen it before. It's possible that it's been on the market for awhile or available in other locations. I am reviewing the teriyaki flavor they have, and I did see a Lemon Pepper version in the store as well.
Food poisoning from food contaminated at a restaurant can be a nightmare for public health officials and result in the end of business for even a large restaurant chain. Here are some of the most noteworthy cases of restaurant food poisoning over the last 40 years.
Making the most of leftover food not only saves you money, it's also good for the environment. Here are 25 ways to use leftover food.
Do you know how to peel a banana like a monkey, put out a kitchen fire, or cook corn on the cob in the microwave? Check out these helpful tips and hints!
Tuna and salmon make up much of our diet in fish, but they are ultimately inefficient and unsustainable in a world where more people need to get fed for a more affordable price.
Host a dinner in the dark at home with these ideas. Blindfold meals are great for romantic dates, unique retreats, fun for the family, or perfect for a party.
Red #40 is a hazardous artificial dye that should not be ingested. In this article, I explain how it's made, the side effects and how to spot it on the food label.
Well, frozen food is not always healthy, but it certainly is convenient. Pizza is no exception. I've collected a sample of some of the more popular brands and rated them below.
Hungry but don't want to cook? TV dinners seem bland? I've been there—until I found these 5 frozen dinners that are tasty, quick, easy, and healthy! You won't look at frozen food the same way again.
Sliced chestnuts are okay to use, but what if you wish them to be in smaller pieces? An easy method to dice—working smarter, not harder.
Mise en place (everything in place) is more than a fancy French cooking term. It's a method of organization that can help you in (and outside of) the kitchen.
This easy weekly menu from Sally's kitchen features foods we associate with autumn and winter, foods such as roasts, winter squashes, root vegetables, cabbages and chards, hearty soups, and citrus fruits.
To ensure quality and safety of food products, microbiological testing for pathogens and spoilage organisms is a mandatory part. In this hub, I've discussed three common methods …..
What are the most important foods to buy organic? What are the Dirty Dozen? Is it worth the money to buy organic foods? Let's take a look at these questions!
Whether you want a taste of Bon Temps cuisine or you are inerested to see what's cooking in Red's prison kitchen (hello, "Orange Is The New Black" fans!) these 30 cookbooks got you covered.
Many online culinary schools, like Top Chef University and Rouxbe Online Cooking School, offer free trials of their culinary classes. Learn to cook from top chefs in your own kitchen.
What does it take to get a cooking job? What are the responsibilities of each cooking position? Is a culinary career the right answer for you? Find out!
If you're like my family, your days are packed, your nights are crazy and before you know it, it's a new day already. Blue Apron appealed to me and after trying it for a month, here's my two cents.
The BBC reality cooking show “Master Chef” has circled the globe with numerous spinoffs. Celebrity and “Junior” versions have also been produced. Do you have what it takes? Could you be a Master Chef?
Pre-packaged fresh fruit and vegetables are considered to be convenient time-savers for many consumers and a profit-maker for supermarkets. Are they good or bad?
Did you know that the stomach loves pickles because they provide you with very healthy bacteria? That's how people used to store food.
Do you worry about serving undercooked meat to your family? I've provided a handy guide for you to reference that covers roasting, broiling, stewing, simmering, and braising!
Whether you are looking for a quick snack, easy dinner or something simple for the holidays, frozen turkey dinners are a good bet. This article reviews some popular frozen TV dinners (please feel free to add any that I might have missed that you think are good).
Most of us don't think about the impact that grease has on our water supply. If we are green enough to use biodegradable, green dishwashing detergents, we probably think that we're so far aheead of the game that we can just rinse the soapy grease...
Do you want to reduce costs or stick to your budget, but still eat healthily? Learn to prepare healthy meals even when grocery prices are rising!
There are a lot of brands out there. How do you know which one's the best? I've tried a lot of ACV and want to share my experience with you.
"Bullwinkle, that thing is raw! And the peel on! How am I supposed to eat that? I barely have teeth, you idiot." So you want to know how to make your own easy, wholesome and homemade baby food. The solution is so simple that it's stupid. I...
For some people, bacon is a staple when it comes to the breakfast meal. However, there are many questions when it comes to preparing it. Do you fry it, bake it, or cook it in the microwave? Then there's the issues of its greasiness. However, fully cooked bacon can eliminate some of these problems.
Convenience stores in Japan are just so darned ... convenient! But for the gluten intolerant customer a trip to the conbini can be an intimidating and frustrating experience. Particularly if you don't speak or read Japanese! So what's safe? What isn't? What should we look for? Let's to find out!
Scared of cooking? You aren’t alone. This is what it took to get me into the kitchen, cooking healthy food.
Great substitutes for fresh tomatoes, red sauces, BBQ sauce, crushed tomatoes, and more. From soups to sandwiches to pizzas and chili, there is always a substitute you can use.
Find out where you can shop to purchase earth friendly products, organic produce and other healthy items. Here are the five best grocery stores that carry eco-friendly merchandise.
Mug meals are the new, trendy thing for single servings in a hurry. Most can be done in under 5 minutes using just a good mug and your microwave!
Crazy Cuizine offers a variety of products that promise restaurant-quality main dishes that you can prepare at home. How good are they really? Well, I will sample a few of their products: Teriyaki Chicken, Orange Chicken, and Pot Stickers.
There are several prepackaged meal programs out there, and HelloFresh is one of them. They claim to offer good meals that are quick and easy aimed at the busy people who want to cook at home and avoid take out but is it all it claims to be, is it worth the price?
Who can remember saying that they would never use division. Well. Think again. Here's an easy way to divide your celery so you end up with a lot of small pieces.
Fusion cooking is essentially a mixing of food cultures and cuisines. It is about taking the best of two or more culinary disciplines and combining them to hopefully find a delicious hybrid of the two. This page explores the concept in greater detail and includes a number of recipe ideas.
What are the advantages of preserving food by canning, pickling, drying, and smoking? What are the disadvantages?
Used kitchen oil and grease can clog up drains or a septic tank. Here are some tips on how to dispose of your old cooking fat in an environmentally responsible way.
Artificial food chemicals are widespread in our modern culture of eating processed food. Which food chemicals are safe, and which ones are potentially harmful? This article explores chemicals added to food in the modern age.
How I simplified meal prep with a mail order food service called Hello Fresh. Overall, they were wonderful, but let me give you some more details.
Jamie Oliver – also known as the ‘Naked Chef’, Jamie Oliver is a very popular television celebrity known for cooking and absolutely nothing with being nude. He didn’t even agree with the title of the show, but it has made him very popular. He has been in many other shows on television including Jamie’s Kitchen, Jamie’s Kitchen Australia, Jamie’s School Dinners, and more.
Good Shopping Etiquette – Mind Your Manners I have a confession to make. Standing in line is one of my least favorite things to do. I’d rather jump out of an airplane, fight a bull, or go to the dentist before taking on this feat. Why is it...