Food

Healthy gourmet recipes, wine & spirits, featured restaurants and chefs, cookbook reviews and more for the urban epicure.

The Latest Health Crazes: Here’s What Gets Results — and What Doesn’t

Considering going keto? Concerned about your qi? Alarmed about whether you’re alkaline? We serve up five recent books about current health crazes and gauge the results. With...

How a Fitness Fan Turned His Cookie Craving Into a Protein-Packed Healthy Snack

The familiar aroma of freshly baked blondies, brownies and cookies that permeates the interior of The Protein Bakery is likely to arouse feelings of nostalgia, but the treats...

Four Tasty Cleansing Programs To Keep Your Fitness Goals Within Reach

Keep your New Year’s resolutions on track with one of four tasty cleansing programs that deliver a fresh lease on life. Once again, the majority of Americans have resolved...

Common Sense Advice to Help LGBTQ People Lose Weight and Avoid Fad Diets

For many LGBTQ people, losing weight today is both a necessity and an obsession, but too many are trying to do it with fad diets. According to the Center for Disease Control, 62%...

A Holiday Recipe Guests Will Love: Glazed Duck with Cherry Balsamic Sauce

Searching for a new dinner party favorite for fans of waterfowl? Try this honey glazed duck breast. Many foodies are intimidated by the idea of cooking duck meat at home, but it...

Where to Eat: Our Favorite LGBT-Friendly Chelsea Restaurants

The Breslin The Spotted Pig folks are behind this vintage-rustic restaurant in NoChel’s Ace Hotel. British-inspired fare is egg-centric at breakfast and meat-and-terrine heavy...

Best Hell’s Kitchen Gay Friendly Restaurants

New York City nightlife is among the best LGBTQ scenes in the world, and it extends well beyond old school gay neighborhoods such as Chelsea and the West Village. For example,...

King Salmon Poke with Black Sesame and Quick Pickled Beet

One of my favorite colorful summertime dishes to serve at any special gathering is poke. This poke is packed with super rich, all the good for you fat from the king salmon and...

You Won’t Believe How YouTube Star Gemma Stafford is Reinventing Home Cooking

“Mug Meal” sensation Gemma Stafford wants to teach you how to cook using a mug and a microwave. Gemma Stafford is best known for creating YouTube cooking shows such as...

Fried Tofu on Red Quinoa: A Healthy, Hearty and Easy Recipe

Want to wow your guests with tofu? Yes, the often pooh-poohed ingredient can be tasty when well seasoned with spice and shallow pan fried as in this recipe of Fried Tofu on Red...

The Madras Slushy: A Delicious Way to Cool Off This Pride Season

If you need a break after a day of celebrating Pride, consider hosting a few friends for a refreshing summery beverage like this “Madras Slushy.” It was shared by the mixology...

Chicory and Coffee: The Civil War Embargo That Led to a Flavor Revolution

It’s known as one of NOLA’s distinctive flavors, but can chicory also be a key to good health? A trip to the legendary Cafe du Monde in New Orleans will have you craving...