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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 »

4 Tips to Hosting a Unique Holiday Party

Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

You’re bound to be a guest at a slew of holiday parties over the next month. Our guess is that it will just be a montage of the same thing over and over until you can walk into your next shindig and give a play-by-play of every single thing that will happen. You don’t want to host a predictable holiday ... Read More »

Eat, Drink and Be Merry This Purim!


When it comes to holidays, there are few so joyous as Purim. In fact, this springtime celebration is often described as “Jewish Mardi Gras” for its revelrous nature. Just what makes Purim such a mirth-filled occasion and how will you do it justice this year? Let’s take a closer look at all things Purim. All About Purim Purim celebrates the ... Read More »

Festive Fourth of July Desserts for Every Type of Party


From all American apple pie to red white and blue treats, here’s how to bring a little sweetness to your 4th of July celebrations!   We Take the Cake’s award-winning chocolate layer cake gets elegant red, white, and blue rose details in this super-sophisticated, yet totally fun, festive treat. Order this rendition to wow discerning chocolate lovers.       ... Read More »

3 New Ways to Enjoy Lobster this Summer


To us nothing tastes like summer like a fresh Maine lobster. And thanks to our new partner, Kennebunk Inn, we have three amazing new lobster experiences ready to join your summer soirees. Travel & Leisure, Oprah’s O Magazine and Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate,”have identified this historic getaway on Main Street in the coastal town of Kennebunk, Maine as the place ... Read More »

Gourmet Gifts for Grads: Popular College Town Eats

Central Babybacks

Grad party season is right around the corner! If you have a a graduate leaving home for college in the fall, a fun way to add a personal touch to gifts or festivities is feature the iconic food of their college town. With regional treats from all over the country, it’s easy to find a dish to represent their next ... Read More »

Master the Grill Once and For All

grilling tips

With alfresco dining weather finally upon is, it’s time to become a grill master once and for all. Here are Know your way around the grill. This handy cheat-sheet should help.  Start with the premium meats. Your meal is only as good as the raw ingredients. You don’t want to skimp on the stars of the grill. Here are the ... Read More »

Expert Interview with Claire Cameron on Being a Born-Again Foodie


Claire Cameron wasn’t always a foodie. “When I was younger, I was the world’s fussiest eater,” she recalls. “My poor mother cooked chicken breast, about three vegetables and sausages for about a decade and I refused to try anything new.” But then in 2005, she and her then-boyfriend-now-husband spent five weeks in Italy, France and Spain. Her lack of language ... Read More »

Crowd-Pleasing Easter Brunch Ideas–No Cooking Required

Casatella 4-Egg Easter Bread

Have more time and energy for finding eggs, filling baskets, and eating chocolate with this super-easy no-cook brunch plan. Simply order everything you need from FoodyDirect to wow friends and family. Food From the traditional ham and Castatella four-egg Easter bread to New York’s best bagels, Sunday brunch is a snap with our Easter menu. Drinks A Make-Your-Own Mimosa bar ... Read More »