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Archive for March, 2012

Evolution of the Smoothie

The smoothie is getting a makeover and ditching the straw in favor of the spoon. Smoothies are best known as “good morning” boosters and post-workout beverages. They’re fun to sip and can be both sweet and nutritious. But the concept of eating a bowl of smoothie for lunch or dinner is a whole new concept […]

Don’t Dog, or Dine, Alone

It’s Friday night, and I’m going out. In sweatpants. For this reason alone, I already love Downward Dining. Helmed by professional event planner and recreational yoga-fanatic Jessie Rubin, the L.A.-based monthly dinner series launched in March and sold out its first night. The inaugural Zen + grub event took place on a cavernous white soundstage […]

Meatless Monday: Frittata With Asparagus, Tomato and Fontina

Need to clean out the fridge or get a quick meal on the table? Frittata’s your answer.

Choice Eats: The Best Restaurant Bites in New York City

When you put more than 80 of New York City’s top restaurants in one room, they’re going to show off a little. This year’s Village Voice Choice Eats Annual Tasting was no exception. The 69th Regiment Armory was packed to the brim with bites from eateries showcasing the diverse and creative landscape of the city’s […]

Cookbook Giveaway: The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook

If you have Mad Men on the mind in anticipation of this Sunday’s big Season 5 premiere, why not cook up a retro dinner straight out of the era of Don Draper and crew? I know — when you think of immersing yourself into the world of Mad Men, cocktails are what come to mind. […]

Thirsty Thursday: Relax with a Gin Fizz

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, […]

Five Generations of Crabbing in Smith Island, Maryland

This week on Hook, Line & Dinner, I get a lesson in what it means to be in the family business. And no, not a Godfather-style family business. I’m talking about the Marshall family’s fifth-generation crabbing business on Smith Island. Smith Island is a small island in the Chesapeake Bay, just north of Maryland’s border […]

Nadia G’s Depression Desserts

Stuffing your face with sweets is always a good cure-all when you’re down in the dumps. You could curl up with a pint of ice cream and call it a night — but we’ve got an even better idea. Whip up one of Nadia G’s decadent desserts and kiss the blues goodbye.

Sifted: Birthday Doughnuts, Crepe Cupcakes and Carrot Cake Pancakes

5 Hot Links We’re Loving: Doughnut Fix: These chocolate-glazed and rainbow-sprinkled treats from ambrosia should appease the 12-year-old girl who made headlines this week defaming the plain old doughnut. While Joy the Baker is known for chocolate confections, we love her “What’s wrong with you!? Stop thinking about pie and waffles!!!”-Super Spinach Smoothie. Today is California […]

Celebrate National Ravioli Day

At Cooking Channel, we’re celebrating National Ravioli Day with a few of our favorite carb-a-licious ravioli recipes — with a twist. Giada’s ravioli recipe throws caution to the wind — and her ravioli in the fryer! — for an unexpectedly delicious twist on the Italian classic with her Fried Ravioli Recipe (pictured above). Chuck Hughes’ […]

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