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South Beach Wine and Food Festival

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FoodyDirect got a break from winter cold and headed to South Beach for the 14th annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE. Host Spike Mendelsohn teamed up with an all-star roster of chefs and food personalities; including  Pat LaFrieda, for a round of competitive beach volleyball. We were there ready to refuel the athletes with some of ... Read More »

Expert Interview with Rachel Conners About Decadent Desserts

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What started as a way to relax and stop thinking about negativity in life has turned into a way of life for blogger Rachel Conners. Conners started her own blog, Bakerita, to share her recipes with her family, friends, and the rest of the world. Now, even though she is still in college, Conners creates unique recipes and food combinations ... Read More »

Everyone Loves Chocolate

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When February 14th draws near, it’s only a matter of time before red, heart-shaped chocolate boxes begin appearing in grocery stores and pharmacies. But how many people really know why this time of year means stocking up on sweets to share with your loved ones? Let’s take a closer look at the history of the holiday, along with some gourmet ... Read More »

Seasonal Sensation: Cheddar-Crust Apple Pie

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Cheese and apples have had a longstanding love affair on better cheese boards, but aficionados know they’re equally amorous when baked together into a delicious, flaky-crusted pie. This fantastic, seasonal cheddar-crust apple pie from New York City’s Little Pie Company does the duo right. Made by hand from our sensational partner who is beloved by New York Magazine, Bon Appetit ... Read More »

Let Them Eat Like They Mean It!

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It’s that time of year again: New Year’s resolutions are upon us. And while the majority of people are resolving to lose weight, only a shocking eight percent manage to attain their annual goals. The reason, according to researchers? Over-ambition. So why not take a kinder, gentler approach this year and resolve to treat yourself better? Read on to learn ... Read More »

Introducting Sensational Old-World Poppy Seed Cake

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“Beneath a glossy burnish, a wealth of moist ground poppy seeds are folded into this yeasty roulade,” promises the New York Times about this spectacular seasonal cake from New York’s Breads Bakery. Indeed they’re right. The delicious cake from New York’s favorite source for babka and other Old World breads integrates the flavor and baking traditions of Eastern European old ... Read More »

Pies that Inspire Living in the Moment

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The demands of everyday life are hectic, particularly heading into the holiday season. While it’s easy to get carried away by the hustle and bustle of cooking, cleaning, shopping and celebrating, it’s also important to remind yourself to slow down every once in a while. Indulging in a sweet treat is one delicious way to stop and smell the roses ... Read More »

Gourmet Halloween Treats Adults Will Love, Too

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Step away from the kids’ trick-or-treat bags. These gourmet Halloween treats are so tasty and sophisticated, you might want to eat them all year. Made for adults, but kids will love them too! Amy’s Cookies Amy’s is Brooklyn’s source for impossibly chic cookies you’ll be proud to display at your next path. This year, Amy turns her decorating talents to ... Read More »