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.
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.
Baking emergency? Don't panic. We got you. These five common baking mistakes are fixable. Here's how.
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.
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.
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.
What are the advantages of preserving food by canning, pickling, drying, and smoking? What are the disadvantages?
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 …..
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.
A great recipe for cooking salmon or chicken in parchment paper. It turns a simple dinner into an elegant one.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
"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...
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Shop Rite offers grocery delivery service right to your front door. I use this service and here is my review.
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.
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.
You can feed your family & love the planet at the same time--without shopping specialty food stores or farmer's markets.
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'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.
Here are ten great tips for making any hot and hearty soup a great success, even when something goes wrong.
Grocery shopping is okay, but it's way cooler when someone else does it for you. Here's the rundown on whether Shipt is worth it or not.
Did you know that the stomach loves pickles because they provide you with very healthy bacteria? That's how people used to store food.
You must try these kitchen tips and hints in your kitchen! They are smart time savers and that always is great in our fast-paced lifestyles! 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is part one of a two part article on the advantages and disadvantages of home food preservation. In this article we explore food that is fresh, root cellared, and frozen.
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.
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?