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An Oprah-Crafted Meal Plan

Oprah Winfrey has been on television since 1976 where she worked as the youngest and first black female news anchor at Nashville’s WLAC-TV. Needless to say, Oprah’s been around for a while and shows no signs of going anywhere. Each year, Oprah releases a list of her favorite things from the past year. At FoodyDirect, we’re lucky because we have ... Read More »

The Best Treats to Send Your Sick Loved One This Winter

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Anywhere between 5%-20% of people will get the flu in the United States this year. Even at the low end, that’s a lot of people! Chances are, you know someone who is going to pick up a winter cold. This winter, take care of your sick loved ones with a food delivery! Whether it is your friend, your child off ... Read More »

4 Hostess Gifts to Impress

Red and green Christmas macarons

With so many holiday parties to attend, you’ll probably want to bring along an offering for your generous host or hostess. Sure, wine is a great choice (who doesn’t love wine), if you want your gift to be immediately forgotten. Instead, opt for a hostess gift so memorable that your host/hostess will have to call you and ask where you purchased that ... Read More »

5 Comfort Foods to Help You Beat the Winter Chill

Grandma's Chicken Soup

The first day of winter for 2017 is December 21st but if you are reading this then, we imagine it’s already pretty cold wherever you are. If you struggle to make it through a day without cuddling under a blanket or blasting a space heater a foot away from your face, we sympathize! When the temperatures start dipping, it can ... Read More »

Expert Interview Series: Julia M. Usher of JuliaUsher.com About Sugar Artistry

Sugar artistry

Julia M. Usher is a world-renowned sugar artist, culinary instructor, and cookbook author who has created two books, 13 ebooks, an app, hundreds of video tutorials, and Cookie Connection, the world’s largest online community – all centered around cookie decorating. Recently, Julia took some time to talk to us about her sweet tooth and some of her exquisite works of ... Read More »

Thought Leader Series: 6 Bizarre Ingredients Taking Dessert to Unexpected Places

Dessert

We know it by many names: Afters. Pudding. Postres. Whichever term one chooses, the word “dessert” encompasses a universe of foodstuffs with wide-ranging variations, from pastries and ice creams to gelatins, custards, and chilled, fruit-based soups. Despite these style variances, one unifying thread woven through all such dishes is that dessert courses are typically sweet affairs. While fruits, nuts, and ... Read More »

Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Truffles

Truffles

Few words in the English language bring to mind the embodiment of decadence quite like the mere mention of one ridiculously indulgent morsel: “truffles.” With so much deliciousness packed into a single bite (or maybe two), it seems fitting that these small yet scrumptious sweets have earned their very own special occasion. As we approach May 2nd, aka “National Truffle ... Read More »

Pie vs. Cake: A Time-Honored Debate

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John Lennon or Paul McCartney? Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings? The Yankees or the Dodgers? These are just a few of the greatest questions of our time. Invariably, people fall firmly into one category or the other, and stand staunchly behind their choice. One more classic contest to add to the list? Pie versus cake. Let’s take a ... Read More »

Top Four Tailgate Delectables: Mail Order Munchies

Mail order

Football season is in full swing, and for millions of Americans that means one thing: tailgating. SportsBusiness Daily reports that a whopping 240 million Americans tailgate every year. That’s a full 80 percent of the country’s population! And while procuring the booze and setting up the cornhole is a snap, planning the food takes a bit more work. Unless, that ... Read More »