Friday, February 25, 2011

ONE WEEK UNTIL SPAIN!!!

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As you can probably tell from the title of this blog, I am extremely excited about my upcoming trip to Salamanca, Spain. Also as you probably know by now or can guess, I am most anxious about trying all the delicious foods. Mainly tapas. So to celebrate my final week countdown to Spain, here's a Spanish tapas menu inspired by Spain and my many trip to Manolo.


Spanish Comfort Food: Caldo Gallego
D.H.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Strange Beverages

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To continue with yesterday's beverage theme, I found this article listing the weirdest, funkiest tasting drinks. Everything from Tofurkey and Gravy flavored soda to Celery flavored soda. Every vegetarian's and dieter's dream. Kind of. Check out the link and find some other links to strange chip flavors and bizarre ice cream flavors!
Jones' Tofurky & Gravy Soda
D.H.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Coca Cola's Secret Recipe Exposed?

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I know soda is bad for you and all that but when you're craving something carbonated nothing quite hits the spot like an ice cold Coca Cola. (This is obviously not for Pepsi fans, yuck!) So for Coke lovers, you've got to check this article out! Apparently in an old newspaper article, the secret recipe was revealed in the journal of a friend of the creator of Coca Cola. Exact measurements and all. So for those of you brave enough, I suggest trying the recipe out. Maybe it'll be the same. Maybe it won't be. But you've got to admit finding the secret recipe for Coca Cola is a pretty big food news story.
D.H.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Best of New York (Part 2)

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The second and perhaps final part of this Best of New York series. Everyone knows that along with hot dogs and pizza, pastrami is another NYC classic. Each New Yorker has their favorite pastrami joint (aka deli). Mine happens to be in my neighborhood of Washington Heights. Unfortunately though it did not make the Daily News' Best Of List. Probably because their specialty is roast beef. Anyway, top pastrami place Mill Basin Deli is a bit of an unknown tucked away in Brooklyn. I have never tried it although now it's on my list of places to try when I return to NYC. After the infamous Katz's Deli of course. So let me know what you think! Did your favorite deli not make it on the list? Are you a roast beef or pastrami lover? Or like myself, both?
 
D.H. 

Monday, February 21, 2011

Best Of New York (Part 1)

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I'm not sure how many of you know this but NYC is one of the burger capitals of the world. Probably due to popularity of diners and bars in the city, burgers are in high demand, even becoming the central theme of some restaurants. So what makes a good burger? Fresh ground beef (grass-fed of course), high heat, good quality cheese, ketchup, perfect sized leaf of lettuce, and fresh sliced tomatoes and onions. Now, to get one of these scrumptious burgers, the Daily News suggests trying the Corner Bistro, the winner in their Best of New York: Burger Edition contest. To check out the runner ups, click on the link. Let me know what you think of the list! 


 
 
D.H.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Picky Eaters

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Dating a picky eater? Making dinner for kids? Here are a couple of healthy sure to please picky eaters recipes. Try out the dishes and let me know if they really are 100% picky eater approved!


 

D.H.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Grocery Savings

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Was looking around on Yahoo for some new food news/tips and I came across this article. It's got 14 tips on how to save money on groceries, in regards to keeping food at its best for as long as possible. As a college student, I found tips 6, 9, and 10 particularly helpful. So, give it a look over and hopefully they'll save you a few bucks!



D.H.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

FOODILY

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So you're probably wondering, what the heck is FOODILY? It is a relatively new social networking site for foodies, made by some Yahoo execs. Yes. You heard correctly. Foodies are finally making up enough of the population that we get our own social networking site. Here's an article with more information about the site. Check it out and join!



D.H.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Whoopie Pies vs Blueberry Pies

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Fellow east coast state, Maine, is currently debating if Whoopie pies should be considered their state dessert (who knew states had their own dessert). These delicious treats, although tasty, are unhealthy because of its high sugar and fat content. Nutritionists fear that if Whoopie pies are made the state dessert, it would condone unhealthy eating. Their other option is blueberry pies, made with wild blueberries found in Maine. These pies are significantly healthier and would promote a healthier diet in Maine. Now, the argument goes back and forth because Whoopie pies can be made healthier by using more quality ingredients (like good dark chocolate) and the famous dessert was first created in Maine, making it a large part of the state's culture and history. For more details, check out this article


So, what do you think? Whoopie pies or blueberry pies? And how about your own state's dessert? Do you think your state's dessert is appropriate?


 

D.H.

Monday, February 14, 2011

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY EVERY ONE!!!

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Chipotle's Issue

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Thought you would find this article interesting, especially after I just praised Chipotle last week. Hopefully, the immigrant labor issue will be dealt with quickly and smoothly, so that we can go back to enjoying the yummy eco-friendly and healthier version of Mexican food.


 

D.H.

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Only Consistently Good Thing at Leutner

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When I was younger, I was extremely lactose intolerant. However, over the years, I have overcome it learning to appreciate yogurts, ice cream, and of course cheese. Now, you all have heard my complaints about the dining hall here, so I guess it's time you heard of the compliment(s) that I have for Leutner. The biggest one is... Their grilled cheese is heavenly. I have no idea what they do to it, other than put copious amounts of butter on the bread slices, but they always turn out delicious. Perhaps, these suggestions are a couple of other ways of how Leutner perfected the grilled cheese sandwiches...


 

D.H.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Lasagna Cupcakes

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Yeah, you read the title correctly. Lasagna cupcakes. Basically, mini bite-sized versions of the beloved Italian dish. This among other miniature versions of traditionally "large" plates are the latest trend in catering. More and more brides, corporate clients, and celebrities are asking for smaller portions of familiar classics. The reasoning for this? Well, check out this article to find out. 


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Don't they look scrumptious?


D.H.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Food Trends for 2011

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First, there was the cooking food craze. Then, there was the cooking in a kitchen fad. Years following that there was the fast food phenomenon. And now there are 7 new trends to look for in food this year. Some of the key ones are natural, environmentally friendly, and "certified" foods. Check out this article for more info on the three I listed and 4 others that I didn't mention. You might be surprised as to what's brewing in the food industry.



D.H.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Clever Idea for a Restaurant

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Was checking out food news on Yahoo and I came across this article, So I'm The Chef. How crazy cool of a restaurant idea is that? Letting the patrons be their own cooks. I know you're probably wondering if it's such a great idea since you can cook on your own for a lower price and how safe it is to have amateur cooks in a professional kitchen. But the article addresses these concerns. Think cooking class, where you get to taste your creations. Pretty neat, huh?



D.H.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Cultural Ecology

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I just got out of my Cultural Ecology class. For those of you wondering what the heck cultural ecology is, here is a great example of something culturally ecologically food related. American Fast Food Changing. The article is about the changing views of fast food in the US. It is slowly but surely becoming an invention of the past. There is a huge movement towards higher quality foods for the same low prices. So, although the poor are still having trouble affording the "healthier" options, they understand the overwhelming importance of better quality foods. This is the beginning of a huge switch in American food culture. Within the next decade or so, healthier foods will become the norm rather than McDonalds, Taco Bell, and KFC. We can thank Subway (or Jared) and Chipotle for that. So, the next time you pass a restaurant serving healthier food options at a lower price, stop in and add your stomach to the growing movement.



D.H.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Food Porn Daily

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After a more serious blog post, I figured I'd get back to the fun side of food. How tasty it looks, where you can find it, who makes it, and why people should eat after reading my blog. I recently discovered that there is a site called Food Porn Daily. With a name like that, I'm shocked I never came across it before. Better late than never though. I definitely recommend you foodies to check it out. For a bit of a reason why...
Espresso Chocolate Layer Cake with Mocha Mascarpone Frosting
D.H.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Food Deserts

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So from my last post you might be curious as to what exactly a food desert is. Well, it is what it sounds like. Any area in the industrialized world where healthy, affordable food is difficult to obtain. And yes, as you know from all my previous posts, Cleveland is a food desert. However, there are many attempts being made to add "water" (haha, get it?) to this desert. Some of these methods include community gardens, farmers markets, and co-ops. Unfortunately, due to the higher prices for healthier foods, there is little community support for co-ops and farmers markets, in particular. As you all know, I wouldn't mind paying a higher price for food that is not only healthier for me but also tastier. It pays off in the long run. And I strongly believe that this ideology should be the norm. So, whether or not you're living in a food desert, I HIGHLY suggest supporting co-ops, farmers markets, CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture), and any other source of healthy foods.


 
D.H.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Zen

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I am currently living in a food desert. How depressing is that?


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D.H.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Learning to Cook

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This great comic reminded me of how much I miss cooking. One of the many unfortunates of being in college is not being able to cook. However, similar to as this comic portrays, when I am home I rarely cook. I just go out and eat. It's more convenient, less time consuming, I don't have to wash dishes, and... I live in New York City. Why the hell not should I go out and eat?


Anyhow, enjoy the comic! And if you have the opportunity to cook, don't take it for granted. Unless you're lazy and live in a food capital. 



D.H.