If you find yourself traveling to Haiti any time soon, here’s a great piece of advice: don’t end up at the Port-au-Prince airport for your return trip without enough cash on hand to pick up a few bottles of Rhum Barbancourt, the country’s most popular rum. (Trust us—we speak from experience.) Keep reading >>
Most of us in the U.S. only come across truly authentic Italian food if we’re lucky enough to have Italian relatives who’ve brought their traditions and culinary secrets to their adopted country, or if our city is home to an authentic Italian neighborhood. But we’re here to tell you that one of Keep reading >>
Talk about a culture with a healthy outlook on death. Many years ago, All Saints Day and All Souls Day were merged into one holiday in Mexico, el Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead). The November 1st-2nd holiday is devoted to the commemoration of deceased ancestors, and food naturally plays a role. Keep reading >>
We wrote about quinoa on our site several months ago—and thanks to its expanding appeal among home cooks from health-conscious moms to chefs to pro athletes, it really needs no more praise in this space, at least for now! So we’re here to tell you about more of an “underdog” grain that’s quickly Keep reading >>
As the spectacle that was the London Olympics’ opening ceremony began a few months ago, we were raising our glasses to toast that once-every-four-summers coming together of the world’s finest athletic talent. Our beverage of choice? Pimm’s Cup, of course!
If you’ve spent time in England, Keep reading >>
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We are back, and with a hot new site fresh of the presses. We've spent the last few months redesigning, reconstructing, and redoing! All the recipes, ingredient sites, and resources are still here, but we've made the site experience a whole lot more fun.
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There’s nothing quite like the intoxicating scent of a rose. But that singular scent translates to a wonderfully aromatic gustatory experience when it’s applied to food. The ancient Greeks considered the rose a symbol of beauty, love, and happiness, while the Romans scented their wine with rose Keep reading >>
Fish and chips: that crunchy and incredibly satisfying street food you’ve cherished since you were a kid. It also happens to account for a major proportion of the British food industry. Debate remains around exactly when and where this famous pairing first occurred, or who was responsible, but Keep reading >>
Kefir is not exactly for the dairy-faint-of-heart. It’s a cultured milk drink that’s reminiscent of Greek yogurt, but with a stronger flavor (and one can’t ignore that sour fermented taste). The health benefits of this drink, one of the oldest known fermented milk products, are numerous but we’ll Keep reading >>
Chances are you’ve come across the bright, eye-catching packaging of Japanese Hi-Chew candies, the rectangular chews whose consistency is somewhere between gum and a Starburst. Wildly popular in Japan—it’s no exaggeration to call them a cultural icon at this point—they’re becoming almost Keep reading >>
When it comes to Southeast Asian cuisine, there are several key players on the Western restaurant scene: Thai, Vietnamese, and Cambodian, for instance. But we think another country’s food traditions deserve a bigger chunk of the limelight: the Philippines. Filipino restaurants are relatively rare in Keep reading >>
We talk a lot about food here-- recipes, ingredients, regional cuisine-- but one thing that's as important to your cooking as any ingredient is your kitchenware. High quality cookware, appliances, knives and utensils can make or break your food! So without further ado, here are Five Tips for Buying Keep reading >>
Morocco sits along the juncture of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, and its central location on ancient trade routes has endowed it with an esteemed reputation for its spice markets from Agadir to Marrakesh. The Arab influence on Moroccan cuisine, beginning in the 7th century, can’t be Keep reading >>
Are you a fan of Moroccan cuisine, but can’t imagine re-creating those wonderful flavors and aromas in your own kitchen? We’re here to tell you that all you need is a tagine (or even a large skillet with a cover) and some ingredients, including the characteristic spices, and you’ll be well on Keep reading >>
By now, many of us have caught on to the well-deserved popularity of that over-achieving South American superfood, quinoa. Although commonly referred to as a grain, quinoa is actually the seed of a plant, and is prized for its versatility, literally from farm to table: it can be grown under extreme Keep reading >>
By now you probably know what big fans we are of Indian food. The spices, reliance on healthful veggies, and yummy variety make Indian cuisine a hit the world over. Unfortunately, many people are scared to try making Indian dishes themselves, leaving them hopelessly dependent on their local Indian restaurant Keep reading >>
You don't often read about body washes. Most of the time you go to CVS and may take your time perusing the shelves, but that's about the extent of it. And you certainly have never thought about buying a body wash online. That was until now. That's how good this is.
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Kale is another one of those things, like green tea, that has taken the health food market by storm. Hosting an impressive range of vitamins and benefits, including cancer fighting power, kale is certainly a food you want to load up on. And it can be delicious-- in quite a few different ways! Here are Keep reading >>
Add this one to your “Cocktails to Make This Summer” list: the Caipirinha, i.e. the national cocktail of Brazil. The star ingredient? Cachaça, of course! Read on to learn more about this unique (and rather strong) liquor.
Cachaça (pronounced “ka-shassa”) is made from the juice of fermented Keep reading >>
As we all know at this point, Mother's Day is May 13. Thank you for drilling that into our heads, commercial America.
Of particular interest though, is how mothers are celebrated in other countries. We found this article about Mother's Day traditions around the world. Here are some of the highlights:
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