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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 »

Summer ’17: How to Make the Most of Your License to Grill

BBQ

Memorial Day has come and gone meaning the official arrival of summer is just around the corner. Looking to hit the ground running when it comes to kicking off grilling season? Here’s a closer look at seven tips aimed at helping you maximizing grilling greatness in 2017. 1. Shop Smart  In the perfect fantasy world, a successful afternoon or evening ... Read More »

Expert Interview Series: Kristen Hess of The Artful Gourmet About Great-Tasting (and Great-Looking) Food

Hess

Kristen Hess is a New York City food stylist, photographer, recipe developer, and author of the food blog, The Artful Gourmet.  We recently chatted with Kristen about her favorite cuisines, cooking trends, and NYC eateries, and also asked her to share her food stylist expertise with us to help foodies take better photos of their gastronomical creations. Tell us a ... Read More »

BBQ of the Month Club: Father’s Day Gift-Giving Solved!

BBQ

Memorial Day has come and gone, leaving one question at the top of the list for many people: What to get Dad for Father’s Day this year? Of all the people on our collective gift-giving lists, fathers just may be the hardest to shop for. Why? Because they often don’t want for anything. Or at least, they don’t think they want for ... Read More »

How to Elevate the Flavors on National Hamburger Day

BBQ

Who doesn’t love sinking their teeth into a juicy, delicious hamburger? There’s a reason why these beefy beauties frequently find themselves atop “favorite food” roundups. However, just as noshing on an unbelievably delicious burger can be a revelation, so can slogging through an inferior burger be the ultimate letdown. The good news? There’s one easy way to ensure that you ... Read More »