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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 »

Taste Oprah’s Favorites with FoodyDirect!

Oprah's favorites

When Gallup surveyed Americans about their “Most Admired” people, it was hardly a surprise to find Oprah Winfrey claiming a top spot on the list. Scoring four percent of the vote and trailing only Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama in the women’s rankings, Oprah also bested the likes of Condoleezza Rice, Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher, and the Dalai Lama in ... Read More »

International No Diet Day: It’s Real and It’s Spectacular

Mexican dishes

A staggering 45 million Americans diet every year, spending $33 billion annually on weight loss products, according to Boston Medical Center. And while keeping your weight within a health range is important, depriving yourself of all of the foods you love may be going about things the wrong way. Why? Because not only can restricting your diet lead to unexpected ... Read More »