Farewell to Sam Kass, Resident White House Hottie

That sound you're hearing is the sound of a million bereft individuals throwing all the leafy greens they bought this weekend into the garbage, because White House food expert Sam Kass is leaving our nation's most prestigious building. Big picture/bottom line: the number of hot people in Washington now hovers at a… » 12/08/14 3:30pm 12/08/14 3:30pm

Happy National Comfort Food Day. What Are You Making?

Today is National Comfort Food Day which means we should all talk about the delicious things we're going to make tonight while at home watching Shark Tank instead of heading to a hot yoga class and detoxing with green tea in an attempt to prep our bodies for next week's onslaught of endless holiday parties. » 12/05/14 12:50pm 12/05/14 12:50pm

How To Eat Thanksgiving Dinner: A Strategy Guide

How does one eat a Thanksgiving meal? On its face this might seem like a ridiculous question, and also everywhere else too. I mean, who doesn't know how to eat? (Excepting the British, of course.) Thanksgiving is marked, more than anything else, by its abundance of tasty foodstuffs; practically speaking, it is a… » 11/27/14 5:41pm 11/27/14 5:41pm

Flavor Savoring in the Boom Boom Room: Pizza Hut Daps My Mouth-Hand

Not until Monday night did it occur to me how badly I wanted to own a shirt that said SAVOR THE FLAVOR. On a free-standing garment rack, wedged between an apron, a black vinyl puffer vest, and several other shirts of sartorial insignificance, there was a bright-red women's v-neck t-shirt demanding that I put a… » 11/14/14 12:27pm 11/14/14 12:27pm

4-Year-Old Reviews Fancy Restaurant Adults Would Kill to Get Into

Have you ever seen anything more hilarious than a tiny child who is not old enough to appreciate fine dining be subjected to the classiest food and service available? I haven't, but that's because I don't get out a lot. And because there is nothing funnier than a four-year-old who can't read a menu. Well, maybe a… » 10/30/14 3:15pm 10/30/14 3:15pm

Engagement Chicken: A History of Romantic Culinary Bullshit

We're just six weeks short of Thanksgiving, which means two things: First, if your Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year plans involve air travel, book your ticket now or suffer the financial consequences. Secondly, if you're looking to get hitched over the holidays and believe in magic, it might be time to bust out the… » 10/15/14 12:21pm 10/15/14 12:21pm

Eating in Bed Is Turning Your Sheets Into a Bug Paradise

Eating in bed seems like a pretty normal activity. We have all done it at some point. And now that it's getting colder and Unsealed: Alien Files is available on Netflix, there is nothing better than curling up in bed with a TV show and a snack. The comfort and convenience of eating in bed is almost enough to make you… » 10/13/14 1:30pm 10/13/14 1:30pm

Watch These Second Graders React to Tasting the World's Finest Food

In an attempt to introduce small children to the joys of eating eel ("no, it's a snake") and "orange stuff," New York City restaurant Daniel invited a whole group of them to nosh on fish eggs and "little forests" of arugula that would normally cost $220. Their reactions, unsurprisingly, are priceless. » 10/11/14 4:35pm 10/11/14 4:35pm

The Disturbingly Inexact Science Of Food Expiration Dates

It's an all too common ritual: A product in the kitchen passes its "best before" date, so you toss it. Trouble is, it was probably perfectly safe to eat — and you just wasted good food. This is a problem that's only getting worse. Here's what you need to know about "expired" foods — and how to make sure you're eating… » 9/02/14 3:48pm 9/02/14 3:48pm

Not Even Starbucks Knows What's in Your Pumpkin Spice Latte

With the end of summer approaching (sob!), few things are certain: the leaves will change, the wind will take on a crisp bite and food manufacturers will start stuffing pumpkin spice into EVERYTHING they can think of, from potato chips to vodka. Of these pumpkin-flavored food items, Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte… » 8/26/14 12:30pm 8/26/14 12:30pm