Food

Cherry Delight in Door County, Wisconsin

Barbara Noe Kennedy

Come midsummer, Door County’s cherry trees burgeon with abundant fruit, heralding the arrival of everything cherry. In this idyllic, sweet-scented realm framed by the shimmery blue waters of Lake Michigan on one side, Green Bay on the other, chefs, bakers, vintners, mixologists, brewers, and other culinary artisans get to work, concocting some of the planet’s most exquisite examples of summer yumminess. 

Filipino Chefs Are the Rising Stars of the Culinary World

Momar G. Visaya

The third time’s a charm for Filipino-American chef Tom Cunanan of Washington, D.C.’s Bad Saint, who finally won as Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic at the James Beard Awards held May 6 at the Lyric Opera in Chicago. He was also previously nominated in 2017 and 2018. The awards, presented to recognize culinary professionals in the United States, are sometimes called the “Oscars” of the food world.

The American Fascination With Grilling

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Tobias Dorzon, former professional football player, professional chef and champion of Food Network’s "Guy’s Grocery Games" grills for the health benefits and delicious flavor. Dorzon notes, “Grilling is a healthier alternative because it burns the fat off meats and it uses less oil. Plus, grilling takes less time to cook and it keeps all the nutrients and flavors throughout your food."

 

Six 21st Century Nutrition Fads Explained

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Only two strains of probiotics are shelf-stable, whereas different and diverse strains can be present in refrigerated probiotics. But shelf-stable probiotics have the advantage that they can be used in other food products, like granolas, butter, soups, etc. Just don’t mess with the packaging or open blister packs until you want to use them, as they are packed for preservation. Dead probiotics won’t harm you, but they don’t have any health benefits either. 

How to Age Gracefully Via a Healthy Diet

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"Try substituting fish into meals a few times a week," says Jackson Blatner. "Americans tend to eat less fish than people in other parts of the world, and they are missing out on great-tasting protein that's packed with omega-3s." Omega-3s support brain and heart health, two important considerations as you age. In fact, Mayo Clinic doctors believe that omega-3s reduce the risk of dying of heart disease.

Jenn Segal and the Art of Food

Tara Taghizadeh

A classically trained chef from the Washington D.C. area, who also lived and cooked in France and once worked at the renowned L’Auberge Chez Francois,  Segal’s philosophy centers around the easy access, culinary joy – and above all – diverse and delicious tastes of food. In her cookbook (also named Once Upon a Chef), published in April 2018 to much acclaim, foodies can discover 100 easy-to-follow, family-friendly recipes that won’t break the bank. 

‘New Filipino Kitchen’ Defines Authentic Filipino Cuisine and Traditions

Momar G. Visaya

More than just a cookbook, The New Filipino Kitchen, through the personal stories of the contributors, provides a more nuanced and deeper understanding of Philippine history, culture and tradition. Lauri now lives in the United Kingdom, her seventh country of residence. Prior to Manchester, she also lived in Croatia, Portugal and, before her move to the U.K., she lived in Norway, where she said two chefs of Filipino descent excel in the culinary industry 

A Taste of Beaujolais Nouveau for the New Year

Eve M. Ferguson

Considered a vin oridnaire, or local wine, which could only be sold after Dec. 15 by law, it gained popularity after the end of World War II, when the rules were relaxed on Nov. 13, 1951, and the Union Interprofessionnelle des Vins du Beaujolais (UIVB) formally set Nov. 15 as the release date for what would become known as Beaujolais Nouveau. Later, the date was relaxed further to be the third Thursday in November once the wine started to be imported to North America and Asia. 

Researching the Authenticity of Collectable Scotch

Elisabeth O'Leary

Investigators from the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre used carbon-dating to sample 55 bottles of Scotch bought through the secondary market, discovering that 21 were fakes or not distilled in the year declared, Rare Whisky 101, which commissioned the study, said. The sale of rare collectors’ whiskies is more and more popular, and this October a 60-year-old The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 was sold for a record 848,750 pounds ($1.08 million) at auction.

The Mondavis’ Guide to Holiday Baking and Wine Pairings

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A classic holiday cookie, Snickerdoodles get their unmistakable soft, chewy texture and tangy flavor from cream of tartar. The cinnamon sugar topping adds sweetness and a little heat. Refreshing Sauvignon Blanc, with its subtle aromas of lemon and kiwi and notes of savory herbs, perfectly complements these sweet-tart cookies. Fruit flavors make jam thumbprints and Merlot a delicious pair. Merlot is plush, with hints of cherries, plums and oak.

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