Food

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

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...

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,...

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...

Rosaliné: A Delicious Comeback for Chef Ricardo Zarate

Chef Ricardo Zarate returns to the LA cuisine scene with a taste of Peru that delightfully combines authenticity and refinement. Not so long ago, chef Ricardo Zarate seemed...

Saying Goodbye to Gluten

What’s forbidden when you go gluten-free? You might have noticed gluten-free foods in your local supermarket. These are both for people who’ve been diagnosed with a gluten...

Booze News You Can Use: SpikedSeltzer Makes for Tasty Tippling

Once upon a time, one’s tippling options were limited to beer, wine and cocktails. These were eventually joined by a bevy of fruity concoctions. Oh, you know the usual suspects:...