Naomi Tomky's Recent Articles
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Starting This Week, Whole Foods Will Supply Free Face Masks for All Shoppers
The parent company, Amazon, has said that it has more than 100 million masks, more than enough to cover their own operations and staff, as well as the stores.
May 5, 2020
Costco Is Now Limiting How Much Fresh Meat Customers Can Buy
Starting today, shoppers at Costco warehouses will be limited to just three total fresh beef, pork, and poultry items per member
May 4, 2020
You Officially Have Plans on Sunday: We’re All Making Lasagna with Samin Nosrat
Samin wants to bring everyone together at a time when we need it most.
Apr 30, 2020
Need Some Help in the Kitchen? Amazon Just Made All of Its Food Network Content Free on Their Devices.
You have to own an Amazon Echo, Fire tablet, or Fire TV.
Apr 30, 2020
Here’s Why Trader Joe’s Isn’t Doing Delivery or Pickup
Trader Joe's marketing director Tara Miller, says that "while other retailers were cutting staff and adding things like self-checkout, curbside pickup and, outsourcing delivery options, we were hiring more crew, and we continue to do that."
Apr 27, 2020
People Were So Excited About Ina Garten’s Overnight Mac and Cheese Recipe That They Crashed Her Website
Yup, that’s right — the comfort food-craving masses of quarantine forced Ina to upgrade her server.
Apr 27, 2020
If You Love Dalgona Coffee, Then You Need to Try “Strawberry Whipped Milk”
Yes, this is basically just strawberry-flavored whipped cream, but we're fine with that.
Apr 23, 2020
This Wildly Popular Recipe Turns Carrots into “Bacon” in Just 10 Minutes
Tabitha Brown delivers yet again.
Apr 23, 2020
Stanley Tucci Makes a Negroni and the Internet Falls in Love
Tucci is so charming and sweet, we'll just ignore the fact that what he made isn't technically a Negroni.
Apr 22, 2020
The $210 Pan That Alton Brown Is Currently Obsessed With
When Alton Brown raves about a piece of cookware, we listen.
Apr 22, 2020
When You’re Done with Stress-Baking, Wine Sundaes Are Here for You
You know what dessert doesn't require an hour in the oven before you can eat it? Ice cream. And wine.
Apr 21, 2020
I’m Sorry to Report That There May Be a Frozen Pizza Shortage
Sales have jumped up close to 92% since last year, and companies are having a hard time keeping up with the demand.
Apr 20, 2020
Scraps Are the Only Winners in This Pandemic
Personal Essay
With the luxury of frequent trips to the grocery store for missing ingredients gone, and the added long hours in the house to babysit slow-cooked dishes or breads that need to be folded or kneaded every few hours, Americans have suddenly changed how they cook.
Apr 18, 2020
Land O’Lakes Gets Rid of the “Butter Maiden” from Its Packaging
For anyone familiar with the yellow boxes of butter from the nearly century-old company, the biggest difference is obvious: the “butter maiden” illustration of a woman in Native American dress is gone.
Apr 17, 2020
The Tiny Trick for Picture-Perfect Fried Eggs
Do you want lacy whites and runny yolks? Here's what you need to do.
Apr 15, 2020
Meat Processing Plants Are Shutting Down As Workers Get Sick from COVID-19
Today Tyson announced it was shutting down its largest pork plant — the Waterloo facility in Iowa.
Apr 14, 2020
Amy Schumer’s New Self-Shot Cooking Show Is Exactly What We Need Right Now
"Amy Schumer Learns to Cook" will debut later this spring.
Apr 14, 2020
The #JuliaChildChallenge: Can You Make a French Omelette in Just 14 Seconds?
It looks easy, but not so much in practice.
Apr 8, 2020
Chocolate, Cheese, Jam, and Coffee: Here’s a List of 300+ Specialty Items to Buy Online
Many of these companies have promo codes, too!
Apr 8, 2020
The 9 Moments That Made Us Laugh Today (Because We All Need More of That)
"If I want to feel sane, I think of Marie Kondo, sitting at her kitchen table, sterilizing individual blueberries."
Apr 6, 2020
Instacart Improves Safety Measures for Shoppers
On Thursday, the company announced new measures that they will be taking, including the distribution of health and safety kits for shoppers, which will include face masks, hand sanitizer, and thermometers.
Apr 3, 2020
Ina Garten Making a Cocktail Is the Only Quarantine Cooking Video You Need
“During a crisis, cocktail hour can be almost any hour.”
Apr 1, 2020
Whole Foods Workers Stage Nationwide “Sick-Out” for Today
Workers at Whole Foods have decided that their working conditions are no longer acceptable and turned to the age-old strategy of collective action to enact change.
Mar 31, 2020
The Nordic Diet Actually Makes a Lot of Sense
The Nordic diet is based on the way people in Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Finland have eaten traditionally, and promoted based on the low rates of obesity in those countries.
Mar 30, 2020
The First Episode of Samin Nosrat’s New Quarantine Cooking Podcast Promises “Beans and Laughter”
It’s funny and heartwarming and jam-packed with information in just the way that we’ve all come to expect from Nosrat.
Mar 30, 2020
Why Some Cities Are Restricting the Use of Reusable Grocery Bags Right Now
Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker has now banned all reusable bags, and lifted the plastic bag ban and any charges for using single-use bags.
Mar 27, 2020
The Wild but True Story of How One Writer Figured Out the Origin of the “Triscuit” Name
*Shocking* is one word to describe this Twitter thread.
Mar 26, 2020
Peeps Factory Temporarily Shuts Down Right Before Easter Due to Coronavirus
Even though they were legally permitted to stay open, the company made the call to close for the safety of their team, community, and customers.
Mar 25, 2020
Ina Shares Her Best Stuck-at-Home Baking Project to Make with Kids
Of course Ina has ideas for you.
Mar 24, 2020
To the Surprise of No One, Goya Reports a 400% Increase in Sales for Some Canned Beans
Plus, here are some recipe ideas for all the beans you bought!
Mar 23, 2020
The Most Memorable Movie Food Scenes We Can’t Stop Thinking About
Who else remembers the pizza from A Goofy Movie!?
Mar 20, 2020
From Alton Brown to Chrissy Teigen, Celebrities Show Us How They’re Cooking During Quarantine
The videos are raw and scrappy and perfect.
Mar 19, 2020
The Top 7 Moments That Made Us Laugh This Week (Because We Could All Use a Laugh)
You never have to drink alone if you have enough mirrors.
Mar 19, 2020
A Small Way to Help Local Businesses During the Coronavirus Pandemic
It’s a win-win situation that earns them a little bit of cash to weather the storm, gets you future plans to enjoy a local favorite, and keeps everyone socially distanced.
Mar 17, 2020
Grocery Stores Around the World Offer Special Hours Just for the Elderly
When it comes to keeping our most vulnerable safe, every little bit helps.
Mar 17, 2020
The Most Uniquely Searched Pies By State, According to Google
I'll let you take ONE guess which state loves candy cane pie.
Mar 14, 2020
How Some School Lunch Programs Continue to Feed Kids During Coronavirus Closures
Tacoma, south of Seattle, is offering “drive-thru” style lunch, along with the next day's breakfast, over the course of two hours each day.
Mar 12, 2020
Lunch Lady Turns Aldi Fruits and Vegetables Into Whimsical Creations for Kids
Connie Sarne, the assistant manager of the kitchen at John Glenn Middle School in Minnesota, wanted her picky eaters to eat more fruits and vegetables. This is her solution.
Mar 11, 2020
Food Delivery Services Instacart and Postmates Now Offer “No Contact” Option
As the number of official cases of coronavirus in the U.S. speeds toward four digits, companies and people everywhere are puzzling out how to reduce their contact with others. Here's how a couple food delivery services are responding.
Mar 10, 2020
A Mistake at a Winery Caused Red Wine to Spew from Faucets in a Small Italian Town
It's all fun and games until you have to wash your hands.
Mar 9, 2020
I Tried This New 5-Second Garlic Hack So You Don’t Have To
The good news is that I didn't have to go to the ER.
Mar 6, 2020
When It Comes to Stocking Up for the Coronavirus, Don’t Forget the… Oat Milk?
Plus: Other obvious (and slightly odd) things people are buying right now.
Mar 5, 2020
Here’s Something to Brighten Your Day: Watch This Video of Julia Child Making Spaghetti with Mr. Rogers
This is the kind of heart-warming content we all need right now.
Mar 4, 2020
Ina Garten’s New Cookbook Finally Has a Name and Release Date
Sound the hostess alarms, and get out the credit cards!
Mar 3, 2020
This $10 Wine from Aldi Just Won “Best Wine of 2020”
As if you needed another excuse to visit Aldi.
Mar 2, 2020
No, Corona Beer Has Nothing to Do with the Coronavirus
A phone survey found that 38% of Americans wouldn’t buy Corona because of the outbreak.
Feb 28, 2020
Martha Stewart’s New TV Show Sounds Like a Cross Between “The Great British Baking Show” and “Survivor”
The show is called "Bakeaway Camp with Martha Stewart," and the grand prize is a $25,000 kitchen.
Feb 28, 2020