Welcome to the first blog in our series highlighting American chefs.
Welcome to our new Chefs of America blog series!
February is Black History Month.
Baby carrots. The ubiquitous Super Bowl, Buffalo wing sidekick that also gets a lot of air play in our kids' schools. But why? Have you ever really stopped to think about it?
We always heard it could be a possibility in an increasingly-connected world, but outside of Hollywood, visualizing how a pandemic could actually happen was pretty hard.
Georgia — the country not the state — sits at the crossroads of the world.
It was an epic summer for the MacPhersons. Why? The food.
Finding sustainable food is something that I try to find when out at restaurants or grocery shopping (although it’s not always easy).
Out of all the years I lived in New York City, I had never sat down at one of the finger-like counters at the Grand Central Oyster Bar. I'd walked in several times, but for some reason, it was always just to look. Not this time.
The Denver area is arguably the fast casual capital of the world. The original Qdoba, Smashburger, and Modern Market are here, just to name a few, but the one most people probably recognize is Chipotle.
I'm lucky enough to realize it when people can say things better than I can, so when it comes to Guinness, there's no better homage to a pint of the black stuff than what was said by the late Anthony Bourdain:
As far as things-that-don't-suck go, there's not much better than a buttery spoonful of bone marrow atop the perfectly crisp toast point, perhaps with a dollop of blackberry compote or even a dash of Dijon.
Every single one of us remembers the elementary school Valentine's Day complete with candied messages. The reason is simple. They've been around since 1866 -- until now.
It's winter. It's soup season. So let's get all linguistic and go beyond the words. What is soup? How is it different from bisque? And what about chowder?
State by state, cannabis is becoming legal in one form or another. Whether it's full on legalization for rec or some variation of medical use, it seems like a green wave is sweeping America (and apparently our neighbors to the north).
It's happening all across the country. In Seattle, operators can be fined $250 for serving plastic straws. In places like New York City and Miami, efforts to ban plastic straws are also underway. Some restaurants are even making the switch to paper straws without the input of regulations.
But what's behind this movement away from plastic straws?
Meet the “Renegade Lunch Lady.”
Chef Ann Cooper is an internationally recognized author, chef, educator, public speaker, and advocate of healthy food for all children. She also happens to be the Director of Food Services for the Boulder Valley School District here in Colorado, where my son is soon to be a first grader.
If you trace the history of lodging in America's great national parks back to its roots, you can literally see the beginnings of foodservice in the United States, and how those roots are closely linked with railroad expansion.