Let’s talk about tare. It’s one of the five essential elements of ramen, and I’d argue it’s more important than soup. And unless you’re a die-hard ramen geek, you’ve likely not heard of it.
In the latest from our series on biodiversity, the Blue Hill chef says we’ve got sustainable agriculture wrong. It’s not a question of sacrifice, but deliciousness
You can get some pretty good apples right now, but sometimes even the most beautiful, promising looking crisp fall fruits can be a little too tart or a little too bland. This is, without a doubt, very disappointing, but don’t let it ruin your day.
Over the years, I have not been shy about my indifference toward turkey. I’ve called it “a bit of a thermodynamic nightmare” with “the dumbest meat.
As the world population grows, we have a pressing need to eat better and farm better, and those of us trying to figure out how to do those things have pointed at lots of different foods as problematic. Almonds, for their water use. Corn, for the monoculture. Beef, for its greenhouse gases.
In early 2009, three years prior to Taco Bell’s 50th anniversary, CEO Greg Creed was already experiencing something of a midlife crisis. “Our target audience is [customers] in their 20s. Turning 50 makes us sound old, and I didn’t want to sound old,” Creed explains.
The supermarket and grocery business is likely to suffer strong headwinds in the future, due to long-term shifts in consumer behavior. Although many people don’t realize it yet, grocery shopping and cooking are in a long-term decline.
A few minutes into my encounter with the Angry Chef, I begin to wonder if his moniker might be ironic, like the big guy whose friends call him “Tiny”.
Americans throw away almost as much food as they eat because of a “cult of perfection”, deepening hunger and poverty, and inflicting a heavy toll on the environment.
Freezing food is an incredibly convenient way to save it, but thawing it is such a hassle. Here are the best (and quickest) ways to thaw just about any food. Before we get to thawing, you should know some of the best practices to freeze food.
Solo folks face unique challenges for eating healthy, beyond a lack of cooking skills. It’s less fun to cook and eat alone, and very little food comes in packs of one. The trick is to muster up the will to cook once a week so you can enjoy healthy meals for the next few days.
Dan Buettner and I were off to a good start. He approved of coffee.
When your favorite diet advice is the same as junk food peddlers’ favorite diet advice, maybe you should reconsider. “Everything in moderation” is attractive advice, but also a trap.
It’s beyond strange that so many humans are clueless about how they should feed themselves. Every wild species on the planet knows how to do it; presumably ours did, too, before our oversized brains found new ways to complicate things.
That's right, you can eat banana peels. And not only are they edible — they're also good for you. If you live in the US, you're probably used to tossing banana peels in the trash.
The obsession with eating natural and artisanal is ahistorical. We should demand more high-quality industrial food. Modern, fast, processed food is a disaster. That, at least, is the message conveyed by newspapers and magazines, on television cooking programs, and in prizewinning cookbooks.
When you have a lot to do and it feels overwhelming, making your bed can be the first step in getting your life on track. It will also (hopefully) discourage you from getting back into it. Did you eat enough today? It's super tempting to eat junk food when you feel like crap.
Putting food in the freezer is like a pause button on its shelf life. Meat that will go bad in a week can instead last months. However, even frozen food can go bad. This chart shows how long different types of food can last in the freezer.
The health benefits of turmeric are undeniable. Eastern natural medicine has used it for treatments of different health issues for hundreds of years. Turmeric owes its strong medicinal properties to curcumin, its main active ingredient.
Although New York City has long had a clearly defined and ubiquitous style of pizza, the city's appetite for the dish knows no bounds. While New Yorkers can certainly be parochial and protective of their home slice, they can also be open and accepting of different pizza points of view.
Now this is a Pinterest trend I can get behind. We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, steam them, mash them, smash them, or hasselback them.
For a city that has such clearly defined and cherished food forms as hot dogs, pizza, and steak, New York City does not have a single, dominant burger style. While some of the nation's oldest and most storied hamburgers are sold here — such as those at '21' Club, P.J.
I love coconut water! When I’m traveling in the tropics, there is nothing better than drinking water straight from a coconut. Mother nature designed the perfect vessel for a drink that is so refreshing, slightly sweet, and keeps you hydrated in hot climates.
We know that there is a strong connection between your physical health and work performance. I thought I was doing pretty well. I consider myself a pretty healthy person: I try to run one half marathon a year, and exercise four or five times a week.
France is making it illegal for large supermarkets to throw away edible food as part of a series of measures to cut down on waste.
Pete Wells, the restaurant critic of the Times, who writes a review every week—and who occasionally writes one that creates a national hubbub about class, money, and soup—was waiting for a table not long ago at Momofuku Nishi, a modish new restaurant in Chelsea.
Summers are made for the grill, but what's a steak lover to do when the weather's too cold and wet to light the suckers up? Just cook them indoors.
It has happened to all of us. You’re standing in the produce aisle, just trying to buy some zucchini, when you face the inevitable choice: Organic or regular?
No one wants to serve spoiled food to their families. Conversely, consumers don’t want to throw food away unnecessarily–but we certainly do.
NUTLEY, N.J. — “We’ve come in the back door,” the writer Michael Ruhlman said as we entered the chill of the ShopRite supermarket here. “We should be over there, in produce.”
Think you eat only healthy, unprocessed foods? Think again. Joanna Blythman went undercover and discovered that even your fruit salad is not what it seems
There are plenty of superpowers that would make a nice addition to my current lifestyle. I would be delighted to wake up one morning with the ability to fly, to become invisible, or even to turn matter into gold, provided my Midas touch came with a reliable on-off switch.
There were only about three or four ramen shops on Oahu when Hidehito Uki founded Sun Noodle in 1981. Ramen in America was pretty much just a cup of noodles you cooked in the microwave.
Expiration dates are usually misleading. They often refer to quality, not safety. Eat By Date is a giant database of food products that gives you true expiration dates, plus a lot of other useful information. Dear Lifehacker, I'm a little confused by all the expiration dates on my food.
Every year, people waste tons of food—a serious and saddening issue. If you sometimes throw out food because they’ve spoiled, these printables can help. Back in December, I decided to eat more fruits and vegetables. No matter what, I was going to eat…
The microwave is everyone’s go-to when it comes to reheating the previous night’s meatloaf, but you should take extra care to make sure those leftovers are safe enough to be today’s lunch. Here’s how.
Osage, Iowa Photographs by Amy Toensing On our nation’s richest lands, farmers grow corn and soybeans used to feed livestock, make cooking oil, and produce sweeteners. Yet one in eight Iowans often goes hungry, with children the most vulnerable to food insecurity.
Is genetically engineered food dangerous? Many people seem to think it is. In the past five years, companies have submitted more than 27,000 products to the Non-GMO Project, which certifies goods that are free of genetically modified organisms. Last year, sales of such products nearly tripled.
According to the USDA, food prices have dropped 1.6% since last year. The USDA rounded up a few food items that are expected to continue to drop in price in 2016, but fair warning: these same items will probably be more expensive next year.
At first blush, apples might seem pretty boring (that’s the fruit that got mankind expelled from paradise?) but a perfectly crisp, sweet and tart apple, fresh from the tree, is a beautiful thing—but each variety has its strengths and uses.
So you wanna learn about the Paleo Diet, eh? If a caveperson didn’t eat it, neither should you.
The average American family spends $151 a week on food, according to this Gallup poll. That’s actually quite a lot of money when you consider that the average week contains just 21 meals and that it’s relatively easy to eat a meal that costs less than $1.
Weekday lunches can be pretty bleak: limp salad, mushy sandwiches, take-out soup served so tongue-scaldingly hot you can’t even taste how truly mediocre it is.
Wondering if it’s time to toss or good to keep? Consult this handy chart.
Let’s talk about freezing fruits and vegetables for smoothies. When I was a little girl, I loved going to my Grandma Maxie’s house. There was always something yummy to eat, especially during the summer when her garden was brimming with strawberries, rhubarb, peaches, and all sorts of veggies.
Yes, I eat bread. It’s time to address the many questions I get about one of most wonderful and satisfying foods on earth – Bread! I don’t want to live without it and you shouldn’t have to either. Bread is a really hot topic and is targeted as the root of many health problems.
With a theatrical flourish, a sombre, leather-bound document is placed in front of you. Inside, the pages bear a tight italicised script and your eyes are drawn to a couple of items that are embellished with flamboyant descriptions. Then you turn to the waiter and order.
What really makes whiskey taste like whiskey? If flavor truly just came down to a simple formula of distilling ratios of grains plus time spent in a barrel, then there wouldn’t be an infinite range of tastes, profiles and qualities.
Like many people, when the new year started, I felt like it was time to turn over a new leaf and undo all of the damage from the gluttony of the holiday season. I was feeling sluggish and tired, and tasks that normally take me an hour or two suddenly consumed the entire day.
So many of our anxieties around diet take the form of a search for the perfect food, the one that will cure all our ills. Eat this! Don’t eat that! We obsess about the properties of various ingredients: the protein, the omega oils, the vitamins.
MCDONALD’S restaurants stand among American capitalism’s greatest success stories. Starting out with just one burger stall in 1948, the fast-food chain’s emphasis on quick service and a standardised menu has helped it to grow to more than 35,000 outlets across the world.
Karla Peralta is surrounded by food. As a line cook in Facebook’s cafeteria, she spends her days preparing free meals for the tech firm’s staff. She’s worked in kitchens for most of her 30 years in the US, building a life in Silicon Valley as a single mother raising two daughters.
Sell by, best if used by, expires on, display until; the shelf life of food seems like it’s a well regulated, concrete affair, but it’s not: It differs by region and type of food. In the end, those labels mean almost nothing, which leads to both food waste and an assumption of safety.
Plans to eat healthy can fly out the window when you step into a grocery store. Maybe you add junk food to your cart full of vegetables. Or maybe you believe the hype that a food is healthy, when it's really not the best choice. Here are some of the traps that food marketers use against you.
This story was co-published with NPR’s Shots blog. The box of prescription drugs had been forgotten in a back closet of a retail pharmacy for so long that some of the pills predated the 1969 moon landing. Most were 30 to 40 years past their expiration dates — possibly toxic, probably worthless.
We know that you know that guac is extra, but have you ever thought about what makes it so delicious? Well, it starts with sourcing the best whole ingredients possible, and ends with a quick mash in our restaurant. In fact, it’s so easy, we’re going to show you how to do it below. 1.
A few weeks ago, I was approached by an official at the Department of the Environment Food and Rural Affairs. She told me the Secretary of State was holding a round table discussion for ‘innovative thinkers’ on July 25 to give him ‘food for thought in the early days of the new job’.
Reusing (@AndreaReusing) is the James Beard award-winning chef at Lantern in Chapel Hill, N.C. Novel and thrilling in earlier days, today's farm-to-table restaurant menus have scaled new heights of supposed transparency.
If you ask me about comfort food, I will answer promptly: slow-cooked brisket. This old-fashioned pot roast, cooked quietly in the slow cooker all day with just a handful of ingredients and a mess of caramelized onions, makes a rich broth and meat that melts in your mouth.
As motivated as you are now to turn over a new leaf, you won’t really transform your eating habits overnight. Eating healthy is both a skill and a habit that takes time to develop. To get you started, these are 14 of our no-frills, no-BS articles to set you straight on the path to better health.
Even if you’ve got a major soft spot for the Olive Garden, no one goes to chain restaurants expecting a five-star dining experience. (And at this point you should expect things like frozen entrees and pre-made bags of soup as par for the course.
We all tend to indulge our food cravings once in a while, which means added pounds and broken diets—especially on vacation. Try alternating healthy and unhealthy meals to avoid going on a binge.
We talk a lot these days about the impact Big Food has had on our collective waistline: too much salt, sugar, and fat.
Rather than letting yourself go hungry and zipping to the nearest drive-thru, protein smoothies make a more filling and nutritious on-the-go meal. This infographic helps you whip up quick and easy drinkable meals for times when you needed to roll out the door 15 minutes ago.
Even the most experienced grill master has trouble memorizing cooking times for everything. This chart tells you all you need to know for almost anything grill worthy. The graphic is comprehensive and includes beef, pork, seafood and veggies.
Health experts and chefs both often say you should eat "seasonally," or include foods in your diet that are grown at the same time of the year you eat them. For example, that means squash in the summer and fall, and artichokes in the spring.
1. For fruit-ophiles. Some diets require precision. Yes, even fruit portions. 2. For 5-minute dinners that are sure to be healthy. Women’s Health / Via womenshealthmag.
Not long ago, I watched a woman set a carton of Land O’ Lakes Fat-Free Half-and-Half on the conveyor belt at a supermarket. “Can I ask you why you’re buying fat-free half-and-half?” I said. Half-and-half is defined by its fat content: about 10 percent, more than milk, less than cream.
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, gently swirling pan constantly, until particles begin to turn golden brown and butter smells nutty, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and continue swirling the pan until the butter is a rich brown, about 15 seconds longer.
Dr. Vishal Rao, an oncologist and head and neck surgeon at the Bangalore-based HealthCare Global (HCG) Cancer Center, writes about the debate on food safety in India and how it is related to cancer. A 45-year-old man presented himself to an oncologist with the typical symptoms of stomach cancer.