Will you be flying over the holidays this year? With inevitable airport delays and dismal in-flight food options, packing a meal for the plane has become essential, but also more complicated, thanks to tighter security. What can we carry on the plane? Here are some answers — and fresh ideas.
If you're not eating like a caveman yourself then I'd bet my cast iron skillet that you know someone who is. Here are four books that aim to prove that a caveman's diet definitely has a place in the 21st century. From Nom Nom Paleo's spicy coconut shrimp to the 30 day meal plan in Paleo for Beginners, these books give a whole new meaning to the word "diet."
Want to go really outside the box with your homemade gifts this year? Let's talk about giving the gift of home-cured bacon! Or jar of preserved lemons! Or some duck confit! Or...maybe you should just give them a copy of The Artisan Market and let your pals do their own tinkering in the kitchen. Either way, this cookbook has you covered and then some.
My children have never been the best at waiting, and their gift-giving style is no exception. Christmas is coming, but not soon enough. My youngest came home the other day with a wonderful gift he made in his afternoon art class, a classic woven potholder, most likely created on one of the plastic looms of my youth, though he swears he and a friend did it with just their hands. "It's easy!" However he made it, I love that potholder, as useful as it is sweet.
"To me, what's new and exciting is finding tomorrow's strawberries; I don't feel the need to foam them." — Judy Rodgers
Chef Judy Rodgers died on Tuesday. Although she owned just one restaurant in San Francisco (Zuni Cafe) and wrote just one cookbook (The Zuni Cafe Cookbook), she has had an enormous influence on contemporary culinary culture. From home cooks to culinary illuminaries, people have been expressing their sadness at her passing and celebrating her life and food. What they say over and over again is how generous she was, and how she remained true to her vision, and how she cooked with so much heart.
Making a sandwich for your loved one has taken on a new meaning in 2013. As you may remember (can you ever really forget?) this woman is making 300 sandwiches for her boyfriend with the promise that he will propose on the 300th sandwich. Yeah, it's kinda disturbing. This Tumblr user, however, is making sandwiches for her boyfriend for all the right reasons: cats.
The holidays are here, which means the stores are flooded with a dizzying array of cooking tools, cookbooks and fancy ingredients meant to tempt home cooks. What's the discerning shopper to do? We decided to talk to some of our favorite professional chefs — the people who spend serious time in their kitchens — to find out what can't-live-without-it cooking tools and ingredients are on their holiday wish lists this year.
Today chef and innovator Ludo Lefebvre, the man behind the Los Angeles pop-up restaurant LudoBites and the hot new Trois Mec, shares a few of the cooking-related gifts he is asking for this year — including one big-ticket item he is hoping Santa can fit in his sleigh.
New York Bronx resident Jon Lovitch spent 10 months crafting the world's largest gingerbread village. The structure titled "Gingerbread Lane" weighs 1.5 tons including 2,240 pounds of icing. And the entire village is edible — that is, if you'd ever want to take a bite out of the thing.
Homemade liqueurs are some of easiest and most fun kitchen projects around. From creative and seasonal flavors to DIY versions of popular brands, you can sip your concoctions neat, use them in cocktails, and give them as gifts. Here to guide you on this delicious, boozy journey is Homemade Liqueurs and Infused Spirits, a new cookbook by Andrew Schloss.