These days, there’s no shortage of confusing information about eating meat, its effects on our health, and what to look for when buying it. The labels on most meat products make the buying process even more complicated, as you spend (what feels like) hours trying to decipher what’s...
Refried beans, soup, risotto, cheese and cornbread — those items may seem like innocuous vegetarian foods, but a lot of restaurants integrate animal fat or meat-based broths into them. (And, in case you didn’t know, many cheeses, including Parmesan, contain rennet, which is cultivated from calf stomach.) If...
There’s no arguing that plant-based meat alternative companies are in high demand right now. Beyond Meat went public on May 1, and Impossible Foods, known for its burger that bleeds, is reportedly valued at $2 billion. The companies’ burgers are sold at several fast-food and restaurant chains, including...
When I think of coffee in the summer, I think of iced coffee melting in my cup as I race against time to gulp it down before it gets too warm. Iced coffee tastes wonderful — milky coffee at room temperature, less so.I recently found another, better way...
With veggie burgers — excuse me, plant-based burgers — firmly entrenched in fast-food restaurants, stock market IPOs and our culture, I can’t be the only one wondering why, in this brave new world of protein substitutes, there isn’t more fake fish.Until recently, this was a struggle that only...
It’s summertime, and you’re seated at a picnic table eating another rack of ribs and hoping that circling bee finds a flower to bother. And then you feel it. Sweat. Beads of it on your brow and on the small of your back. But wait. You’re not even...
Summer is here and that means it’s potluck season. Bring on the backyard barbecues, the rooftop soirees and the outdoor dinners. Whenever I’m invited to these events I always want to bring that one dish that wows the other guests. You want to hear people whispering, “What’s in...
Great burgers are the stuff dreams are made of: a perfectly cooked and seasoned patty sandwiched between a sturdy bun, the juices from the meat making a delicious mess, and memories of summertime barbecues lending a subtle note of nostalgia. Whether you like your burger topped with just...
To make the hot months of your life even more joyful, we put together the best popsicle recipes you can find on the web. Some of them are fruity, others are chocolate dipped, and all of them are 100 percent refreshing. So go make your own popsicles, and...
Let’s all be honest here: the reason we don’t enjoy cocktails at home as much as we do when we go out is because there’s a lot of work involved in making just one simple drink. That’s why we usually reach for wine or a beer. But there’s...