If you're looking for a clever yet easy-to-understand Italian cooking app, we think we've found it. Sara Jenkins' New Italian Pantry is built around the idea that once you have 16 basic Italian ingredients in your pantry, you can create almost any meal with whatever other ingredients you have on hand. Picked up some gorgeous greens at the market? Have a little pork you'd like to use up? Just plug in what you have, and the app will show you what you can do with it. Watch the video below to really be impressed:
For the last thirteen years spice giant McCormick has predicted flavor trends for the coming year. In sum, a team of chefs, food scientists, and marketing experts pick five trends they think are poised to reshape the food landscape, and then pair them with 10 accompanying flavor combinations to predict how they'll "play out on the plate." Here's a look at their 2013 global forecast:
The good news for coffee lovers just keeps on coming. A study published in the December issue of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition says that coffee appears to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. This is just one more study in a long line of studies claiming the benefits of coffee far outweigh the risks.
Remember back in August when we told you that Bon Appétit would be launching its Seal of Approval in the December 2012 issue? That time has come. BA assures its readers that "whenever you spy the BA seal, you can be sure that [their] staff has tasted, vetted, and kicked the tires on every aspect of that product, including value, so you can feel confident that you're getting your money's worth and that it will make your cooking (and baking, and grilling) better." Curious to see what made the list?
On Tuesday a new study from Consumer Reports on raw pork chops and ground pork found that 69 percent of the samples tested were contaminated with Yersinia enterocolitica, a lesser-known yet no less serious foodborne pathogen.
Whey protein concentrate. Sound familiar? You've probably seen it listed on protein bars and in smoothie supplements. Whey is derived from milk, but capturing it is no easy feat, requiring "huge factories that look more like oil refineries than farms," as The Salt notes about a recent visit to the Cabot cheddar cheese factory in Middlebury, Vt.
When you sit down to a Thanksgiving dinner in two days, you'll probably be sitting down to a meal that includes what we've come to view as holiday classics: turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, a few pies (pumpkin, pecan, apple). But how close is this to the menu at the so-called first Thanksgiving?
Ever wondered where the expression "piping hot" comes from? Or maybe "easy as pie?" The Village Voice recently dug into the history of these expressions, and here are their (somewhat inexact but plausible) origins for 10 common food idioms: