Every culture has a dumpling, and I want them all.
I enjoy eating homemade sauerkraut. For years I thought making sauerkraut was a complicated process using special equipment but that’s not true. It’s easy and likely everything needed to make it is on-hand.
The world is one step closer to solving one of fast food's stickiest mysteries: Is the McDonald's ice cream machine broken or not?
Sometimes you know you need to get a meal started but have no idea what you want or what the side dishes will be. I leave early for work every morning, and the slow cooker is my friend.
Cedar plank salmon is an indigenous food tradition that dates back likely thousands of years to groups of people who lived on the coast where both salmon and cedar were plentiful.
Halloween treats take center stage in October. What can be better this time of year than a fresh autumn apple coated in a sweet candy shell? This quintessential fall treat can make Halloween celebrations even more special.
People choose to adhere to a vegetarian or vegan diet for various reasons. Some people avoid animal products because of ethics, while others want to control their weight with low-calorie foods. Still others may have food allergies or intolerances that make a vegetable-based diet their best option.
If 2020 has turned you into an unexpected expert in making homemade treats, maybe it's time to start pondering the pumpkin.
My daughter-in-law Emily is always gracious enough to make this delicious lasagna for me when I ask. The roasting of the vegetables adds such a wonderful flavor and texture to the lasagna.
I somehow grew up with minimal exposure to what I now realize was a cherished part of childhood for basically everybody else: a grilled cheese sandwich alongside a bowl of tomato soup.
In front of an Agway garden and pet supply store in Montpelier, Vermont, a sign announces “World’s Largest Zucchini Here.” The grower, store employee Ron Sholtz, told WCAX on Sept. 28 that his state-record 115-pound specimen is currently the largest zucchini on Earth.
Kentucky Fried Chicken is replacing its "Finger Lickin' Good" sauce with a new name and recipe, just a few weeks after it paused using the slogan for ... obvious reasons.
This week’s column involved a bit of food history research. During my youth, salmon patties (more formally called salmon croquettes) were a staple on my mama’s menu plans. While other parts of the country enjoy salted codfish cakes, I had never thought about how salmon became so popular in t…
The pandemic has upended the food and beverage industry, forcing companies to adapt to a world where supply chains are strained, consumers are opting to stay in, and many family budgets contain far less disposable income than before.
I grew up eating dumplings, the kind you drop into chicken soup, but I'd never had a pierogi until I moved to Austin, Texas and found them in the freezer section of the grocery store.
Football season is here (sort of), and for many, tailgating is a main event. While there will be nothing traditional about tailgating this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t grill delicious food and enjoy a few beers before game time in the comfort of your own backyard or driveway.
After McDonald's Travis Scott's meal became a smash success, McDonald's is creating another celebrity meal. This time, the fast-food chain is partnering with Latin pop superstar J Balvin.
Each fall, I set aside a weekend afternoon to cook this dish. The red wine in it helps to tenderize the beef to a soft, almost melting texture. It also provides an incredibly fragrant, rich flavor. The savory root vegetables and earthy mushrooms are perfect complements. This dish is best if …
Fall is traditionally a time for annual Oktoberfest celebrations around the world. With the COVID-19 pandemic still underway and recommendations for social distancing and avoiding large crowds still in place, however, here are some German foods and beverages that you can eat and drink (One d…
Most dishes are either raw, like salad, or cooked, like a cake, but you can find dishes that contain both if you look. Soon, you may discover that this hybrid category contains some of your favorite foods.
One of the most popular pieces of kitchenware in the past few years is the Instant Pot or multicooker. An electronically controlled combination pressure and slow cooker, these multicookers cut down on the time it takes to cook some foods and can handle a wide range of foods through the use o…
There might be nothing better than a warm bowl of soup when the weather turns chilly. While making soup can be as easy as grabbing a can opener and then heating it up, homemade soups not only can warm you up, they can also provide for several meals.
Mom got her chicken soup recipe from her mom. It’s a simple, brothy affair with lots of dill, the kind of soup that’s popular throughout the Yiddish diaspora, often referred to half-jokingly as Jewish Penicillin, because it always makes you feel better, no matter what ails you.
This year has been far from sweet, so Reese's is embracing its salty side by adding pretzels to its peanut butter cups.
Many Americans have never enjoyed the heavenly taste of clotted cream, much less attempted to make their own. Known in Great Britain for centuries as well as other Commonwealth countries that share a culinary history, clotted cream remains a popular topping for scones with jam as well as pie…
Pizza is beloved by people from all cultures and backgrounds. It’s certainly easy to call a favorite pizzeria and order a pie with all your favorite toppings. But homemade pizza is easier than one might imagine. Invest some time into making “The Artisan” grilled pizza from “Grilled Pizzas an…
September started off rough for fast-food fanatics: Taco Bell announced it was eliminating the beloved Mexican Pizza as well as several other items. It didn't help fans that this was the company's second major menu makeover this summer -- earlier the spicy potato soft taco said sayonara.
When cooking a stir-fry, you must have everything prepared before you begin. The process of stir-frying goes quickly. Once your protein of choice starts to cook, there won’t be time to continue the preparation of slicing vegetables. You will need to slice the protein, combine the marinade in…
I’ve been getting Chinese chives at the farmers market from a vendor named Nancy. She told me how to make a pancake, as she calls it, with egg, sesame oil and her scallion-sized chives.
Jackfruit is a plant that can mimic the texture of meat. A large, greenish fruit, jackfruit has become increasingly available at U.S. grocery stores in the past 10 years, both whole (it's that spiky orb that's usually larger than a football and smaller than a watermelon) or cooked (sold in a…