Cooking

A 'Mean Girls' cookbook is coming just in time for October 3

Mean Girls is, hands down, an iconic film. How many times have you secretly considered wearing pink on a Wednesday, or described something as "so fetch"? Jonathan Bennett, who portrayed lover boy Aaron Samuels, is paying homage to the movie with a Mean Girls cookbook filled with the...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 3:27pm

Alton Brown wants to break into your kitchen and cook dinner

Alton Brown is tired of professional kitchens with their professional chefs and curated pantries — he wants a real challenge. He wants to break into the homes of regular Americans and cook them dinner with what they’ve got in a show he’s titled Backdoor Kitchen. Instead of speed-...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 3:56pm

Noma chef Rene Redzepi puts his life on a plate in new book

With the rise of the celebrity chef came a hunger from avid foodies for a peek inside their famous kitchens to find out what goes into the making of great food. And right now, there’s arguably no more famous kitchen than Copenhagen’s Noma, voted best in the world by Restaurant...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 5:02pm

Holiday Gift Guide: Ideas for people who love to cook

If you’re lucky, you’ve got a food-obsessed person in your life, always cooking and hosting dinners. We’ve got some gift ideas they’re sure to eat up.  Mama Mia Bowtie Stack Ring Taking a trip can be life-changing — or at least inspirational. That’s what...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 12:07am

The most vegan-friendly meal kit delivery services: PETA

In a world of conveniences, there are meal delivery kits. Companies like the well-known Blue Apron or FreshDirect ship you the ingredients you need plus the recipe. All you have to do is cook and serve. Unless you’re vegan. Then, your options could seem a bit dismal, but maybe you're not...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 5:18pm

Swineapple could be the most obnoxious Pinterest food trend ever

Grilled pineapple, if you haven’t tried it already, is a heavenly delight. The heat does something to the fruit’s sugar and makes summer magic in your mouth. And in the spirit of “if that’s good, let’s make it better” stakes-upping, a Texas man has introduced the...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 6:09pm

How Blue Apron made me not fear my kitchen anymore

I’m the first to admit I’ve never been a good cook. I’m not confident in the kitchen nor do I like getting my hands dirty, especially whilst touching raw chicken. Unfair as it is, I blame my parents, who owned a popular restaurant during my formative years, which meant that a...

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 12:47pm

Brooklyn kids compete to be 'Master Chef Junior' on FOX

Brooklyn, stand up!The borough of BK will be represented tonight on the newest season of “Master Chef Junior” on Fox as the world watches fourth grader Donovan and 10-year-old Cydney pull out their adult-sized skills and put them to the test against other chefs ages 8 to 13.Donovan, a student at...

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 4:53am

Where to get free cookies on National Cookie Day

As if we need more junk food between Thanksgiving and Christmas, today is National Cookie Day.The sweet celebration began with San Francisco-based Blue Chip Cookie Company, whose late founder Matt Nader said "It's just like having National Secretaries Day...It willjust be a fun thing to do."The...

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 8:43pm

Dorie Greenspan is your fairy godmother this holiday season

Holiday cookies are a cherished family tradition for some — but for the novice baker they could be the second coming of sugarcoated hell. Don’t fret. We went to the cookie master of all cookie masters — Dorie Greenspan, hailed “culinary guru” by the New York Times and a James Beard Who’s Who of...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 3:04am

Eat Like an Insider: Carolyn Nguyen

Although Carolyn Nguyen was born and raised in southern Louisiana, she now calls Philly home after moving here in 2004 to start her career in cooking. For more than a decade, she’s worked at various Philly staples like Fork, Russet, Nectar and Susanna Foo, gaining experience in a range of culinary...

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 4:30pm

Great Philly spots for Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Today is (apparently) National Chocolate Chip Cookie day. So if you’re looking for some sweet treats to munch on today, check out these Philly spots that have got the goods.Insomnia135 S. 13th St,108 S. 16th Stinsomniacookies.comWith three different locations in Center City alone, you don’t really...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 3:30pm

Portable stove can cook a meal in 10 minutes using sunlight

A new clean and green BBQ promises to cook up a variety of dishes using the sun’s rays in just 10 minutes. GoSun absorbs heat from the sun to reach temperatures of over 550 degrees and can cook enough food to feed up to four people, in each batch. Even if clouds interrupt the sun rays, the heat...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 10:20am

Inside Look: 3 kitchens you need right now

Outside of November, July is truly the month for food and food lovers. The weather is perfect for picnics or grilling,it's the best time for summer treats like ice cream and boardwalk fries, and fresh berries are ripe for the picking.Whether you're a professional chef, an amateur in your home or...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 5:00am

Slurping on bone broth

Move over, chicken noodle soup — there's a newer, trendier health food in town.In today's increasingly health-conscious world, greasy burgers and fries just don't cut it. Nowadays, the quest for nutritional options has spurred the latest food trends, from green juices and açai bowls to the...

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 11:41pm

Vegan cooking host Laura Miller wants you to take it slow

Social media personality Laura Miller went vegan overnight after reading a book about the practice at age 18 — but she doesn’t recommend you follow in her footsteps.“It’s the big joke that you’re vegan for a week or a month,” she says. “It makes sense that even if you start out gung-ho, you’re...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 1:56am

Smokeless camping stove changes the way you cook outdoors

A new camp stove will have you cooking with… biomass. The Enki Stove Wild, the brainchild of an Italian startup, is the cleaner and greener way to have a BBQ. The gadget burns biomass such as twigs, sticks and wood pellets that are placed directly into the center of the stove. Powered by a battery...

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:02pm

Get a better high by cooking with cannabis

As a chef and a bartender, Michael Cirino knows all about rituals around a table. But because cannabis isn’t legal, it’s been held back in the food world.Cirino is looking to change that image with his new class at Brooklyn Kitchen,Cooking with Cannabis, which debuts — when else — on National Weed...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 6:30pm

Hey good lookin', 'Masterchef' wants to know what you've got cooking this weekend

It's the end of another long week at a job that doesn't speak to you in the way the pots and pan in your cupboards at home do. If you've got ambitions to be a chef and can handle having Gordon Ramsay tell you otherwise,"MasterChef" isholding an open call this weekend.Auditions for theeighth season...

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 9:50pm

Behind the scenes with the 2016 Philly Chef Conference​

You know their gnocchi. You’ve dreamt about their curries. You would do things you’d rather not admit for their fried chicken.But how familiar are you with them? This Sunday, the Philly Chef Conference is open to the public for an insider’s look into the city’s flourishing restaurant industry....

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 1:15am