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Ice Cream vs. Gelato: The Ultimate Taste Off

Ice cream

Table of Contents Introduction Gelato’s Journey We All Scream for Ice Cream Gelato Vs. Ice Cream: Divining the Difference Top Tasty Tips for Indulging The Creamy Conclusion: Ice Cream in the 21st Century Introduction Think gelato is just the Italian word for “ice cream?” Think again. While the two creamy, chilly treats have a lot in common (starting with extraordinary ... Read More »

How to Build the Ultimate Picnic Basket in Five Easy Steps

Summer foods

Yogi Bear might not have been the smartest ursine around, but he knew a good thing when he saw one. Yes, we’re talking about picnics — specifically pic-a-nic baskets loaded with all kinds of delicious, irresistible sustenance suitable for a leisurely afternoon of lawn lounging. Unfortunately, packing a picnic can sometimes be harder than it looks. (A fact which you ... Read More »

Five Pies That Totally Taste Like Summer

Summer pies

Summer. It’s one of the most evocative words in the English language. And while you might not be able to put it into words, you know it when you see it. Or taste it, as the case may be. One of the most amazing things about the season? The bounty of fresh fruit ripe and ready for eating. And while ... Read More »

How to Have Your Own Hot Dog Contest at Home

Hot dog

Dozens of people convene every year in Coney Island on Independence Day for one reason, and it’s not the one you’re expecting. Sure, parades and fireworks are fun and everything, but for many people, it’s all about the hot dogs. The annual Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest draws millions of onlookers, all clamoring to get a look at ... Read More »

Expert Interview Series: Daniel Reyes of Do The Daniel Inc. on Ottawa’s Food Scene And How Foodies Support Local Culture

Daniel Reyes

Daniel Reyes is a lifestyle blogger who has built a unique Canadian brand, Do The Daniel, sharing lifestyle content with a team around the world. With content in four countries, in three languages, he loves to share his adventures on a daily basis via #DoTheDaniel. Follow along with him and his team on Instagram: @DoTheDaniel Do The Daniel is one of ... Read More »

4 Cool Ways to Celebrate National Ice Cream Day

Ice cream

“I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.” While this popular novelty song dates back nearly 100 years, the sentiment remains the same: People are crazy about ice cream. So crazy, in fact, that this chilly treat has an entire day dedicated to its honor. Here’s a closer look at National Ice Cream Day — scheduled for July ... Read More »

How to Pull Off the Ultimate 4th of July Feast

Fourth of July

1. Introduction 2. Invites and Evites 3. Food and Drink 4. House and Garden 5. Fun and Games 6. Conclusion 1. Introduction Whether you’re planning a meal for four or a meal for 40, “festive” is the word of the day when it comes to the 4th of July. It IS a party which celebrates the birth of an entire ... Read More »

Expert Interview Series: Nicky Henderson of SideChef on Making Eco-Friendly Choices in the Kitchen

Nicky Henderson

Nicky Henderson is the Director of Content at SideChef, an award-winning step-by-step cooking app. She’s is also a recipe developer, food stylist and photographer. We recently checked in with Nicky to learn more about recipe creator, “green” cooking and eating, and how to be more eco-friendly in the kitchen. Here’s what she shared: Can you tell us the story behind ... Read More »

5 Ways a Monthly Food Box Just Makes Life Better

BBQ

Life today is busier than ever. From unprecedented professional demands to daily family commitments, tasks like menu planning, grocery shopping, cooking, and cleaning can quickly become overwhelming. As a result, many people end up turning to the takeout box — a short-term at-best solution given everything from the high cost to the even higher calorie counts of the menu offerings ... Read More »