Emmy award-winning TV host, best-selling cookbook author and restaurateur, Lidia Bastianich is no stranger to the food business. From working at a bakery in Queens, New York when she was just 14, to flipping pizzas on the Upper West Side after high school, to opening her first restaurant, Buonavia, in 1971, this hardworking entrepreneur has the kind of sweeping hands-on hospitality experience (and success) that makes her an uncontested expert in the field.
Chocolate lovers, unite! Whether you like yours in cake, mousse or sauce form, NYC chocolate desserts rarely disappoint. Check out a few of our current favorites — because every meal in The Big Apple calls for a sweet ending:
Getting that daily dose of fruits and vegetables just got a whole lot easier this summer. Why choose between crunching on carrots or downing a cool daiquiri? You can have your berries and drink them, too! Across the country fruity drinks and veggie cocktails favorites are being shaken and stirred, with ingredients like coconut, celery, strawberries and more making star appearances right there in your glass.
Down on Ludlow Street in NYC’s historic Lower East Side, The Metrograph Commissary is a new concept taking the way we think about “dinner and a movie” to another level. The unique restaurant — with its stellar food and design — is a part of Metrograph, the first independent movie theater to open in Manhattan in over a decade.
Lately, more and more octopus dishes have been cropping up on menus across the country. And it’s no surprise — when prepared well, these highly intelligent, somewhat mysterious creatures make for some delectable dishes. Both tender and hearty, this versatile seafood is perfectly at home mixed in with a variety of flavors and cuisines. Check out some of our favorite octopus renditions in and around San Francisco.
Summer is heating up, and so are the grills. Some of our favorite items to dig into include nice, juicy steak dishes. But with so many different types out there, how do you decide which one to eat? Get to know the most popular cuts (plus how best to enjoy them), so the next time you’re at the steakhouse, you can order exactly what you’re in the mood for.
If you’re like us, you’re always on the lookout for the latest chocolate desserts. But what is chocolate exactly, and where does it come from? Read on for fast facts about one of the world’s favorite sweet treats, plus check out a few of our favorite chocolate desserts from across the nation.
Burrata, a farm-fresh cheese imported directly from Southern Italy, is one food trend we hope is here to stay. If you haven’t yet tried the cheesy delight, what on earth are you waiting for? Made from mozzarella and cream and meaning “buttery” in Italian, burrata has a smooth, soft texture and a subtle flavor that’s still rich and satisfying. Here are 4 bangin’ spots to get burrata in LA.
Summertime means lazy weekends at the beach or the park, easygoing barbecues with friends and staying cool through it all with the perfect, ultra-refreshing libation, rosé. Find out how it’s made, plus a few more fun facts about our favorite pink drink.
Nothing screams summer like a good old-fashioned barbecue. Warm weather has always meant prime season for firing up those backyard grills, but today, one of our favorite national pastimes — grilling — is quickly becoming a popular year-round activity. More and more Americans are discovering the flavor-inducing power of an open flame — the perfect excuse to throw everything from hotdog-and-hamburger tailgate parties to pineapple-and-kebab dinner soirees.