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Expert Interview Series: Lifestyles expert Evette Rios Shares her Passion for Entertaining, Puerto Rican Cuisine

Evette Rios

Lifestyles expert Evette Rios, host of CBS’s Recipe Rehab, was raised in New York City by Puerto Rican parents. Despite growing up in America, Rios said her family maintained deep ties to the culture and values of their native country. A huge part of this was centered on food and entertaining. Rios said her parents always made things from scratch– ... Read More »

5 Ways to Enjoy the Best County Fair Foods at Home

Fair foods

Carnival rides. Games. Biggest pumpkin contests. Demolition derbies. Petting zoos. Concerts. Agricultural exhibits. The list of things to see and do at county and state fairs goes on and on. But there’s a hands-down winner when it comes to most people’s most eagerly anticipated aspect of the fair. Yup, we’re talking about the food. From salty and sticky to sweet ... Read More »

Celebrate the Sizzle: International Bacon Day

Bacon Day

Bacon. It’s been called “the candy of meats” and inspired a movement of cultish devotion like nothing the culinary world has seen before. Wherever you go these days, you can, of course, get bacon for breakfast, from classic bacon and eggs to bacon croissants and pancakes, for lunch, on a salad, burger, or sandwich, or at dinnertime, wrapped around tender ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »