Articles Archive for May 2008
One of New York City’s most popular annual outdoor food festivals, Taste of Times Square, presented by the Times Square Alliance, is your chance to sample “tastes” of delicious signature dishes from Times Square’s best restaurants, enjoy classic New York street performers, catch top-notch local entertainment on three stages, and show off your hottest dance moves all evening with help from a swing band and free dancing lessons from Swing46.
Date: June 2, 2008 (Mon)
Time: Main ticket booth opens at 3pm, all others at 5pm
Cost: Free admission to festivities, tickets can …
Chicagoans can rejoice! What’s a gourmet in Chicago to do without any foie gras? A ban on Chicago restaurants for serving foie gras was finally lifted after two years. This lift of course met opposition from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Foie Gras is the fattened liver of a goose or duck through the means of force feeding. Food is dumped through a tube that’s stuck into the the animal’s esophagus, hence the ethics battle of the inhumane treatment …
I wrote a small post some time ago on which fruits and veggies should be bought organic. Well, the Environmental Working Group has released a list of 43 fruits and veggies and ranks them from the most in pesticides, to the least in pesticides. The highest carriers of pesticides are peaches, and the lowest carriers are onions. Click here to see the full list and here’s the full data set. You can also download a handy guide on the the “Dirty Dozen” and the …
Recipes, Snacking Smart »
1 garlic bulb
1/4 of one medium red onion
6 golf-ball sized tomatillos, diced
1 ripe avocado, roughly cut
1/4 cup of cilantro
pinch of salt to taste
dash of fresh ground black pepper to taste
Juice from half a lime
3 teaspoons of olive oil
Roasting the Garlic
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the top-quarter off of the head of the cloves. Drizzle a teaspoon of olive oil over the exposed cloves. Wrap in aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes, or until soft. Let the garlic cool down. You can pick each clove out with …
Check out this feature from the Today Show. The author of “Hello, Cupcake!” showcases some of her creations from her book.
During this past weekend’s Memorial Day excursion at Lakeville, Connecticut, there was a bag of Tostitos tortilla chips on the ping beer pong table. It must have been years since I’ve had a chip of any kind. I tried to resist, but I caved. After the first bite, a rush of lime flavor overtook my palette. Delicious. As I finished up the rest of the chip, I went to look at the bag. “Hint of Lime” is the flavor and I wouldn’t have minded …
I spent Memorial Day weekend in Lakeville, Connecticut with a bunch of friends on a “camping” trip. We had access to sleeping mats, indoor plumbing, and showers, so it wasn’t exactly a real camping trip, but it was good times none-the-less. I don’t think I’m ready for bear attacks…yet. Nothing says Memorial Day like a big group BBQ. The menu? Chicken, pork chops, burgers, and hot dogs. Did anyone remember what happened between 1am and 3am on Sunday night?
Roasting marshmallows over the campfire. hotness.
The cheeseburger on a stick. …
I was at Whole Foods looking for some Kashi Heart to Heart cereal. They were sold out, prompting me to look for an alternative. Looking up and down, left and right, the Whole Foods Organic Brown Rice Crisps caught my eye. I was a fan of Rice Krispies while I was growing up. I would pour half a jar’s worth of sugar into the milk and cereal to make it super sweet. I don’t do that anymore as I’ve realized that processed sugar is not good for your body. These …
It’s time to brag about your Wii beer pong skills…or not. It’s just not the same without alcohol and ball-wash cups filled with hair and dirt from the floor.