NYC is known as the city with the best pizza in the world. That's why everyone who really wants to get a good feel for the flavor of the Big Apple will go to a "dollar slice" pizza place at least once while they journey in Manhattan.
As many people in the tri-state area could tell you, I used to be a professional food critic. In those years, I actually worked hard to develop a good palate for food, a fine understanding of what it takes to make a good meal, and a good grasp of food flavor pairings.
Does a tasty, juicy burger sound pretty good right now?
There is something rugged and cool about grilling chunks of meat outside on a boiling summer afternoon, but so many of us are afraid to admit that we don't know what the hell we're doing out there – so thank God for the best grilling cookbooks to save our cooking failure butts. A good book can save you from making a culinary catastrophe.
People tend to approach healthy dessert recipes with an air of skepticism. Healthy desserts? Seems like a contradictory statements. Desserts are meant to be sugary and sweet. How can any dessert be healthy?
A good barbecue party can be one of the best things you can have on a summer day, even if you have them as an excuse to try the best barbecue recipes you can find. All those ribs, steaks, and burgers definitely do make for an amazing time. They're mouth-watering, satisfying, and just as all-American as you can get.
Televised cooking shows have created a number of amazing phenomenons that have changed the way we look at food. We've gotten shows like Hell's Kitchen, which taught our mainstream audiences how hard actually running a restaurant kitchen could be.
Elvis Presley may have been the King, but even a king wouldn't be fit to consume these meals. Elvis, brought up on southern cooking, ate a lot of weird things. It is no doubt his unhealthy diet led to his declining health, leading to an early death at the age of 42. The drugs helped, though.
Packing a bag lunch isn't as easy as your mother may have made it look. Unless you're okay with chowing down on PB&J or bologna sandwiches day after day, you probably will want to switch things up with a lunch that tastes amazing, looks like it took a while, and is a welcome change from the brown bag sandwich deal.
Doctors and statisticians can both agree that people used to be a lot skinnier back in the 1950s. Despite the thinner waistlines, most of the recipes that you'll read involved gross quantities of foods we know are fattening today.