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.
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.
Over the past several months, octopus dishes have been making waves on menus from coast to coast. With skin capable of changing color, a jet of ink to cover their tracks, two keen eyes, four pairs of arms and a beak, these soft-bodied, highly intelligent mollusks — no, they’re not fish — are among the more elusive seafood items. While octopuses (yes, that’s the proper plural) are sometimes misunderstood, when prepared well, these mysterious creatures make for some delectable dishes. Check out a few fast facts about these tasty invertebrates:
Do you love ice cream desserts? Whether you’re a die-hard aficionado or just appreciate the creamy treat, the nation’s top restaurants are taking a cue from the country’s best ice cream shops, changing it up (and mixing things in). Maybe you’re a purist who goes hard for a simple vanilla, or exotic matcha-black-sesame is more your style.
Sunnier days are upon us, which means you’ll be needing lots of refreshing drinks to stay healthy and hydrated. One of the world’s favorite fruits — pineapple — is an excellent source of vitamin C and just so happens to be a great beverage addition, too! If that’s not reason enough to incorporate more of the tropical delight into your drinking regimen, here are 5 more.
Summer is almost here, and with it comes the promise of plentiful backyard barbecues. This season, up the ante on your usual hamburgers-and-hot-dogs routine, and take inspiration from the Deep South, St. Louis and even Asia. Because when it comes to chilling and grilling, we aim to satisfy all of our sunny-day cravings.
Summer is a great time to gather your crew, tuck a napkin in your shirt and share some fun meals — and there’s no better food to enjoy together than fried chicken. Whether it’s light meat, dark meat, a wing, breast or thigh, we can’t get enough of this finger-licking good treat. Typically made from from floured or battered broiler chickens (those raised for meat production), fried chicken can be pan fried, deep fried, or pressure fried to crispy perfection and seasoned with everything from garlic powder and cayenne to paprika, salt and pepper.
With the weather finally heating up, we’re going crazy for everything coconut! From the super-hydrating water to the luscious meat inside, coconuts are chock-full of refreshing flavor — and lots of restaurants are taking note. Check out a few of our favorite coconut-driven cocktails being shaken up at some ultra-cool NYC spots.