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  • Allspice Berries
    Opening your culinary world to allspice
    Allspice is the dried berry from an evergreen tree native to the rain forests of South and Central America. Allspice is now commercially grown in tropical environments in the western hemisphere with the world’s largest exporter is Jamaica...
  • Radegast Hall Biergarten
    Beer and leisure
    As the summer months roll on with its oppressive demeanor, it can weigh heavy on your spirits and chip away at your creativity when it comes to dining options. Treating yourself to a large variety of frosty international beers and venison sausage...
  • Houston Downtown Food Tour 2014 by Joe Sioufi
    Houston Downtown Food Tour 2014 by Joe Sioufi
    Article by Joe Sioufi: Historic, and hip, downtown Houston honors the city's rich past while simultaneously anticipating a better future. Houston's largest business district offers modern skyscrapers, historic facades, world-class...
  • Food+Tech Conference
    Food+Tech Conference, April 3-5, Roger Smith Hotel Preview
    The 2014 Roger Smith Food+Tech Conference From Flint Knives to Cloned Meat: Our Ambiguous Love, Hate, and Fear of Food Technologies, will be held April 3-5 at the Roger Smith hotel in midtown Manhattan.Besides boasting what has to be the longest...
  • SquashBlossomPrep
    The squash blossom: A culinary unsung hero
    Spring has sprung! For the culinary-obsessed individuals on the West Coast, spring means planting vegetables, the beginning of local farmers markets, and sunshine for grilling in the backyard. Let us observe a moment of silence for our East Coast...
  • Food Safety: avoid cross-contamination in the kitchen
    Food Safety: avoid cross-contamination in the kitchen
    You’re in the kitchen after a long day of work. You’re cooking up a storm, trying to get dinner ready before the new episode of The Big Bang Theory comes on – all while trying not to pick on everything in sight so you can...
  • Food trends of 2013: A year in review
    Food trends of 2013: A year in review
    As we reminisce about 2013 and prepare ourselves for what is to come in 2014, we can’t help but think of the new foods (both the good and maybe not-so-good) that we encountered in the past year. And to say the least, it has indeed been a...
  • Shopping Chef
    Culinary Cruising: Shopping with the Chef!
    No longer is it just an option to get on a cruise and make your way to the buffet, fill up on the goodies and slumber beside the pool. Too many cruisers want the full experience and for foodies, that means making the meal HAPPEN. Cruise lines are...
  • Cooking classes
    Culinary Cruising: Cooking Classes at Sea
    For foodies who want to take their love a food a step further, getting into the kitchen is the next best idea. And the river and luxury cruise lines are delivery quite an experience.Oceania Cruise LinesHave the industries largest multi-station Bon...
  • Celebrity Chefs
    Culinary Cruising: Celebrity Chefs
    For a foodie, what could be more exciting and whet the palate than to be able to dine on food prepared or designed by a celebrity chef. Now that venue is extended – you can now have celebrity cuisine at sea. The cruise lines are now...
  • Bittered Sling Extracts
    Anyone fancy a bittered sling?
    Anyone fancy a bittered sling?“And what,” you might ask, “is a bittered sling?”Originally a bittered sling was the precursor of what we now know as cocktails. You see, once upon a time there were---and still are---...
  • Killer kitchenware gifts and gets
    Killer kitchenware gifts and gets
    By Merilee Kern, ‘The Luxe List’ Executive EditorThis holiday season give yourself—or the wishful, burgeoning or accomplished master chef in your life—cool tools of the culinary trade. Not only can killer kitchenware...
  • Foodies
    Culinary Cruising: Foodies on the Move
    Food-themed cruises are making waves with foodies. These aren’t your everyday buffet style service at sea. They are a culinary experience in themselves. Why? Because luxury cruise lines are bringing in well-known and trained chefs to deliver...
  • MaryBratton and Friends
    Aspiring young chef shares crepe recipe from cooking competition
    MaryBratton Burgess has always loved being in the kitchen. This past weekend, her passion was evident to everyone who had the privilege of watching her cook in the culinary competition at the Home and Garden Expo inside the River Spirit Center...
  • Delicous desserts are the third course during Restaurant Week
    Summer Restaurant Week is back in NYC July 22 to August 16
    With the heat barreling down upon weary New Yorkers, they need something to perk them up and look forward to. Look no further, because Summer Restaurant Week 2013 begins tomorrow! It runs from Monday, July 22 until Friday, August 16. Even though...