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Most Successful Female Chefs
We live in a golden age of chefs. Between your Batalis and Bouluds, your Vongerichtens and Riperts, your Masas and Morimotos, New York is bubbling over with cooking legends who not only practice world-class gastronomy but also manage to turn themselves into millionaires. So here’s a question: Where are all the women? Despite the fact that women make up the vast majority of home cooks, and despite four-plus decades of modern feminism, women still run just a small percentage of top kitchens in New York and elsewhere. In a predominantly male dominated industry, female chefs are still an exception, but women are moving to stake their claim as the best out there. These ten women have made their names well known for creating delicious dishes and inspiring younger generations to follow their passions in the culinary arts.
Can Some Food Actually Make You Hungrier?
If some foods can make you hungrier than before, than what's the point of dieting? According to a study done in 2012, 52 percent of Americans believed doing their taxes was easier than figuring out how to eat healthy. That makes selecting the nearly 2,000 pounds of food Americans eat each year more of a challenge than a basic chore. In addition to figuring out what to eat, some would argue that figuring out the best times to eat specific items to power yourself throughout the day is a hassle. These days, it seems like there are caveats in place warning of the pitfalls for every food group–even fruit, which we are recommended to eat as many as, but NOT more than, four servings daily. While that is surprising, there are some foods that have been on the list of food no-nos for years. These foods are tasty entering the mouth but they add no nutritional value, and can seriously damage both your waistline and quality of life. Some food has been proven to make you hungrier, completely opposite its intended effect of curbing your hunger pains. That has a lot to do with salt and sugar content, whether naturally occurring or added to a food for enhanced flavor.
Best Food Festivals in Every State
Pledge allegiance to the best food in the United States. Explore each state in the U.S. with foodie festivals representative of local cuisine and culture. From lobsters in Maine to applejack’s in Nebraska, these food festivals showcase the best food in the country. Read on to find out which festival is the best in every U.S. state.
Best Kitchen Cheat Sheets
Whether you are a star chef or just a tenderfoot in the fiddly arena of cooking, kitchen cheat sheets are there to help you grapple with the gargantuan task of cooking a lip smacking meal! Most of us will agree that baking a cake is most definitely not a piece of cake; sometimes, we are stuck with a limited supply of ingredients while at other times the pan size we have is not the right one for the recipe! To help overcome all these bottlenecks and assist you in establishing your culinary prowess, we bring to you a catalogue of cherry picked kitchen cheat sheets:
Chocolate: The Sweetest Drug
The emperor was Moctezuma II, last ruler of the Aztec Empire of Mexico, and his addiction to chocolate like a drug, was revealed to us by Bernal Díaz, a Spanish soldier under the conquistador Hernando Cortés who destroyed Moctezuma’s empire in 1521. The beverage that so captivated Moctezuma was actually called cacahuatl by the Aztecs, which Díaz corrupted to chocolatl, from which chocolate and other modern names derive.
Hottest Male Chefs
These men are hotter than the food they cook. When a chef's popularity goes mainstream, they start appearing all over the media, making guest appearances on talk shows, hosting their own shows on the Food Network, and leading a book signing ceremony at Barnes & Noble. In short, they become celebrities. With so many celebrity chefs in the business today, how can you tell who’s a major player and who’s a pretender? An influential celebrity chef leaves a legacy behind, and that’s what each of these ten chefs, in their own unique way, has done. So without further ado, let’s kick this thing up a notch and look at a handful of influential celebrity chefs and find out why these male chefs are at the top of their game.
Healthy 5-Ingredient Dinners
It doesn’t take a lot of ingredients to make a fabulous meal, especially with these 5-ingredient dinners! Some people don’t have time to make an elaborate dinner, and some are hungry as soon as they get home from work. With just 5 ingredients, it’s easy to get a delicious dinner on the table in an hour or less! Moreover, there are plenty of options, from soups to seafood. So stop eating those ramen noodles and start making these 5-ingredient dinners.
Best Holiday Coffee Brands
The holiday season brings with it delicious food, great times with family and friends, and some of the best holiday coffee brands and flavors of the year. There is nothing like a warm cup of coffee to compliment a holiday feast. Many coffee producers offer a new line of coffee flavors with each holiday.
Write For Feast Today
Feast has now joined the Vocal platform, letting people from all over the world contribute their recipes, recommendations, advice, and musings to the culinary community.
How to Grow Your Own Tomatoes
The tomato is used in more sauces, canned in more soups, drunk in more juices—to say nothing at all about Bloody Marys—put in more salads, slopped on more pizzas, grown in more home gardens, and pinched, poked, and haggled over in more markets than any 10 of its closest competitors. Not a bad track record for a berry once thought to be an evil aphrodisiac.
Cook with the Stars: Best Celebrity Cookbooks
"No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past." Author Laurie Colwin explained why cookbooks are essential for modern-day homemakers, but nowadays the market is quickly becoming oversaturated. Not only are chefs and Food Network hosts publishing cookbook after cookbook, but every celebrity also wants to showcase their favorite recipes. To help narrow down the selection, we have chosen the tastiest celebrity cookbooks that every cook should add to their collection. Whether your tastes resemble those of Gwenyth Paltrow, Sheryl Crow, or Olivia Newton-John, these celebrity-curated recipes are sure to be a hit at your next dinner party.
Best Foods to Eat in the Morning
Breakfast is indeed the most important meal of the day. You know this; it's been drilled into you since you were a child and your mother forced you to eat something before rushing off to school. The real question is: what are the best foods to eat in the morning?