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Red, White and Blue July 4th Berry Cake

The ultimate July 4th meal is eaten outside. It doesn’t matter where — sitting on your front porch, on a picnic blanket in the park, on a city roof, beachside — so long as you’re enjoying a warm summer night under the stars (and, if you’re lucky, watching fireworks). There is just something about the [...]

Airbnb is Trying to Make the Dinner Table Even More Awkward

They call it the ‘sharing economy.’ You get to share something in your life, say a car, and get a teensy bit of money for your trouble. The company who facilitates the sharing gets an absolute boatload of money. Everybody wins! One of the first websites to start this trend was Airbnb, a site that [...]

G. Garvin’s Ft. Lauderdale Travel Tips

Located just north of Miami, Fort Lauderdale has plenty to offer vacationers. As South Florida grows, so does its culinary scene. Dine on tasty seafood and check out the bars and restaurants by the marinas when you visit the beach. Hot and Soul Hot and Soul is the creation of husband-and-wife team Mike Hampton and [...]

Out of Rice? Get it From a Vending Machine

Here in America, the notion of vending machines have undergone something of a makeover in recent years. Sure, you can still plunk down some change and get some stale chips or a soda. You can also, however, use them to buy fresh burritos and other full-fledged meals. China, however, has just taken this concept to whole [...]

How Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos Get Their Kids to Eat Healthy

“This is not a restaurant!” That’s what my mother used to say when either I or my brother dared to complain, question or even take too long to go through our dinner plate. Don’t get me wrong — food in my house has always been good if not excellent, farm to table and as clean [...]

Food Safety at Your Summer Picnic

When it comes to food disasters at a picnic, ants are the least of your worries. Leaving food in the hot sun can present a food safety hazard. But these simple tips can help you feast alfresco with no fear. Cool it: When you’re packing perishable food, including potato and pasta salads, poached salmon or [...]

G. Garvin’s Ann Arbor Travel Tips

Ann Arbor is home to more than 300 restaurants — and that’s only within city limits. Aside from being home to the University of Michigan, this Midwestern city has a flourishing culinary scene that will be just one of the many reasons Americans will be visiting here on their next family vacation. Grange Kitchen & [...]

Better than Prison Food: Party Bites for Orange Is the New Black

Netflix’s favorite inmates are back tonight for a second slammer stint. Though the focus is Litchfield, weekly meals and smuggled snacks have practically become minor cast members — Red starves Piper after she insults her food — and provides necessary comfort — Nichols tells Alex, “There’s always hope tomorrow’ll be taco night.” Since Netflix drops all of season [...]

Why Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos Think You Should Go Camping This Summer

Growing up I had plenty of chances to camp, and when I say “camp” I mean for real: small tent, heavy backpack, dehydrated foods, rain cover and minimal underwear changes! When my brother and I were young, my father would have us spend the summer roughing it on his small army raft: We would leave [...]

Happy 4th Birthday, Cooking Channel!

Oh, how the time flies: Today, Cooking Channel turns 4 (!!), and it’s wild to think how much we’ve grown over the last several years. We launched in 2010 as a network (and website) filled with passionate Food People seeking to explore the unconventional, dig into global cuisines and uncover hidden gems. And now that we’re past [...]

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