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Foodie Friday: Netflix for Foodies–Salt, Fat, Acid Heat

Chef Samin Nosrat is a foodie with an appreciation of the fundamental elements of great cooking. A celebrated food writer and educator, she shares what she’s learned from the formative food experiences in her life—such as her initial training at the lauded farm-to-table landmark Chez Panisse—and guides food fans through the essentials of cooking with contagious enthusiasm for the extraordinary ingredients, masterful techniques, and vibrant cultures she celebrates.

Today, we’ll look at the message of her acclaimed cookbook and current docuseries on Netflix and see what makes it such an appetizing treat for foodie readers and viewers.

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Foodie Friday—Some Like It Hot: Sriracha and Our Capsaicin Fascination


The bottle alone is iconic: The white silhouette of the rooster, the Kelly-green cap, and the vibrant red-orange glow of the mouth-watering sauce within. (more…)

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Foodie Friday: Drink it Up! 4 Refreshing Beverage Trends of 2019

Cheers to the weekend! If you’re like me, there’s nothing more comforting than sitting down with friends over a great beverage—be it a hot cup of coffee, a pint of beer, or craft cocktail—to unwind after a long week.

Today, we’ll look at 4 emerging trends in beverages, and learn more about the creative, flavorful, and refreshing drinks making a delicious statement on the sippable scene.

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Foodie Friday: Tasty Education at 3 New York City Foodie Destinations

Just recently, I had the pleasure of visiting one of the food capitals of the world: New York City. While there are endless world-class dining options worth visiting and writing about, I also enjoyed venturing out on some surprising excursions perfect for food enthusiasts. Here are 3 foodie destinations you should be sure to check out next time you’re in the Big Apple.

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Foodie Friday: Futuristic, Flavorful, and Fascinating–5 Food Trends for 2019

At the beginning of each new year, we like to look ahead to what exciting flavors, innovative products, and creative culinary approaches are expected to take the food industry by storm.

Today, we’ll explore 5 food and beverage trends for 2019 so you can be on the lookout for what’s new, fresh, and appetizing in your supermarket, on restaurant menus, and across the high-tech food scene.

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Foodie Friday: Neighborhood Nibbles–Part Two

Season’s Greetings! A Happy New Year to you all! If you read my last “Neighborhood Nibbles” post, you’ll know that recently, three good friends of mine (who also happen to be chefs) visited me in Nashville. They came into town for some NFL football, delicious food, and Southern hospitality. They were very clear about what they wanted “food-wise”: Simple, flavorful Southern-style foods.  And, of course, they also wanted to try any Nashville-specific specialties. (more…)

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Foodie Friday: Ring in the New Year with these 5 Foodie Traditions

Happy New Year! Even if you’re not superstitious (or even, like Michael Scott, a little ‘stitious), it’s always fun to share a memorable meal with friends or family as a way to appreciate the year that’s passed—and to look forward with optimism to the year ahead. Today, we’re sharing 5 New Year’s Foodie traditions to add some festive flavor to your year-end revelry.

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Foodie Friday: Neighborhood Nibbles–Part One

 

Recently, three good friends of mine (who also happen to be chefs) visited me in Nashville. They came into town for some NFL football, delicious food, and Southern hospitality. They were very clear about what they wanted “food-wise”: They wanted to eat some simple, flavorful Southern-style foods.  And, of course, they also wanted to try any Nashville-specific specialties. (more…)

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Foodie Friday: Convenient, Portable Protein for Healthy Snacking

 

The days of justifying grabbing a candy bar or bag of chips are over: The golden age of healthy, convenient snacking has arrived. Today, we’ll look at the innovative ways food companies offer up quick and easy protein-rich alternatives to fill the on-the-go junk-food void.

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Foodie Friday: Words and Eats–Exploring Food Language and Menu-Speak

Cheerful couple with menu in a restaurant

 

It should come as no surprise that the way we talk about food and drink impacts the way we consume it. But just how much does our food-centric language affect our life—and in what ways? Food writers and cultural scholars seek to answer these kinds of questions for the linguistically and culinary curious alike.

Today’s Foodie Friday takes a closer look at the words that come out of our mouths and how they affect what types of food and drink go into our mouths.

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