food

Lead story image

Go For the Food: Bourbon in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In Kentucky’s bourbon country, the classic American whiskey isn’t just for sipping anymore. Restaurants stretching along the Urban Bourbon Trail in Louisville are creating bourbon-inspired sauces and glazes to jazz up main courses, side dishes and desserts. The 6-year-old bourbon cocktail and …

Go For the Food: Famous noodles in Bangkok

thumbnail

BANGKOK — With its fluorescent bulbs and cafeteria-style tables, the Bangkok restaurant Raan Jay Fai wouldn’t win any awards for interior decorating.

But that hasn’t deterred Martha Stewart, one of the restaurant’s many fans. After a visit and memorable meal, the decor guru called the …

Lyonnais-style salad, plus an easier way to poach an egg

thumbnail

Several years ago, Lyonnais salads were quite the rage in New York’s French bistros.

Then the fad faded and I forgot all about them. That is until this summer, when I had the opportunity to teach some classes in Lyons and reacquainted myself with this …

Whole grains, honey make for healthy snack cake

thumbnail

My grandma, Ursula, relied on honey to solve nearly any culinary or health problem. Have a nagging nighttime cough? Swallow a spoonful of honey. Chocolate sauce not smooth enough? A dab of honey will do it. My mom loved honey, too, favoring the creamy, spun …

Go For the Food: Just wing it in Buffalo

thumbnail

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Credit for the classic Buffalo wing goes to Teressa Bellissimo, who developed the dish in the kitchen of the Anchor Bar in 1964. Fifty years later, the Main Street eatery remains a must-see for countless culinary visitors. But there’s no need to …

DIY makes cured salmon an everyday pleasure

thumbnail

The trouble with cured salmon? We tend to treat it like, well ... a treat. Cured salmon — with all its rich, salty, savory, lusciously fatty goodness — too often is relegated to the breakfast or brunch table, and even then mostly for special occasions. …

Yes, you can do brunch in Rome

thumbnail

ROME — Rome is a sightseer’s dream, and for many visitors, indulging in authentic Italian cuisine is one of the biggest draws. But for nonlocals, the first meal of the day can be a bit of a letdown. Breakfast in Italy is a stand-up affair: …

McDonald’s to sell packaged coffee nationally

NEW YORK — McDonald’s plans to start selling its packaged coffee at supermarkets nationally by early next year, a move intended to help raise the profile of the coffee sold at its U.S. restaurants. The world’s biggest hamburger chain has made a deal with Kraft …

Turn your zucchini abundance into no-fry fries

thumbnail

Those darn zucchini! There’s an army of them occupying your garden right now, and each one is as big as a blimp. What if I told you there’s a way to transform the whole lot of them into a delicious dish resembling french fries, but …

Go For the Food: Old-world tradition in Bucharest

thumbnail

BUCHAREST, Romania — There’s no better place in Bucharest for food or a cold drink than Caru cu Bere, a fabled restaurant in the Old City that has been serving cold beer, spicy sausages and a lot more since the last year of the 19th …

Go For the Food: A taste of Mexico in Salt Lake City

thumbnail

SALT LAKE CITY — In a west side Salt Lake City neighborhood known for tire shops and taco joints, a pineapple turns on a spit over layers of smoky, marinated pork.

The dish is called al pastor, and the place is called Chunga’s.

Cooks shave …

Grilled chicken salad keeps Labor Day healthy

thumbnail

Labor Day, summer’s last hurrah, is a feast day. And mostly — tell the truth! — we tend to overdo it. Ribs, steaks, burgers and hot dogs? Check, check, check and check! Vegetables and other light fare? Not so much. The standard routine amounts to …

Plant water sales are flowing strongly

thumbnail

Coconut water, maple water, even birch and cactus waters ...

A quick inventory of beverages in the produce section makes it clear: Plant waters are rising.

Soda and non-fresh juice sales are flat or slipping slightly, but plant-based products such as coconut water — along …

A corny twist to dinner omelet with salmon

thumbnail

For the first couple of weeks of corn season, my family is content to eat plain old corn on the cob day after day. And why not? It’s perfect as is.

But even perfection gets boring after a while, which is why I tend to …

Go For the Food: Traverse City, Michigan

thumbnail

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Let’s face it: In today’s hurry-up culture, there always will be a need for fast food ... even when you’re enjoying a leisurely vacation in a place such as Traverse City, a Lake Michigan resort community with a nationwide reputation for …

Celebrate the season with a triple-tomato salad

thumbnail

At the peak of ripeness, an in-season tomato is one of the things that makes life worth living. Happily, that season is upon us. And this recipe is my ode to that summer tomato. All kinds of tomatoes are at the best just now, big …