Food

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

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...

Smoked Paprika Shrimp on Dashi Cous Cous

Looking for shrimp recipes with international flair? Consider this Smoked Paprika Shrimp on Dashi Cous Cous. It’s a culinary excursion with stops in North Africa, Asia and Latin...

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...

What’s Really in Your Food?

It’s time to give your shopping list a spring cleaning! Rick offers advice on what to buy organic and what not to buy at all. Everyday health is sustained by how we fuel our...

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:...

Freixenet: An Expert Recommends the Best Way to Enjoy Cold Cava

Want to enjoy Your bubbly better during this season of celebration? Jane Scott of Freixenet, purveyors of fine Cava, gave us some tips: Try chilling your sparkling beverage for...

A Bacon-Wrapped Scallop with a Bloody Mary Kick

A Bacon-Wrapped Scallop with a Bloody Mary Kick If you’re cooking for your special somebody this valentine’s day, here’s something in romantic red that will make them come...