Will BudiamanMustard - it's the condiment in the bright yellow bottle with the pointy cap at the diner, the favorite burger joint, the neighborhood deli, and the ballpark that we all take for granted. But have you ever given serious thought to how it's made?
How to Make Your Own Ketchup
Probably not. While store-bought mustard is convenient, making your own at home has some serious advantages - you know exactly what's going in it; you can customize it with whatever type of mustard seeds, herbs, vinegars, or other flavorings you like; and it's obviously a lot fresher than what you get from the store. Plus, it's really easy to make.
We teamed up with Jim Love and his team at Be Mindful. Be Human., part of The Daily Meal's Culinary Content Network, to get the lowdown on how to make this condiment at home. They provided some great tips on how to make mustard, plus a recipe that's easy to follow and modify to your heart's content. Their recipe makes use of both yellow and brown mustard seeds and
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Will BudiamanMustard - it's the condiment in the bright yellow bottle with the pointy cap at the diner, the favorite burger joint, the neighborhood deli, and the ballpark that we all take for granted. But have you ever given serious thought to how it's made?Read More »from How to Make Mustard
Maryse ChevriereWhat comes to mind when someone says "ketchup"? Why, there are all the usual things - burgers, fries, sloppy Joes, barbecue sauce, franks, and yes, even eggs. But with ketchup, as with many things in life, there are unforeseen things on the horizon.Read More »from Unusual (but Delicious) Uses for Ketchup
And while we're on the subject, another question inevitably springs to mind. While there are many companies today that make equally good ketchup, it's hard to deny that the most common bottle in diners, coffee shops, and burger joints is still a glass one with a "57" on it. What does the "57" mean on those ubiquitous glass bottles? One can speculate to no end. Was this particular formulation, perhaps, created in 1957? No, too obvious. Perhaps, the product's name was changed to "ketchup" from "catsup" to reflect common usage by that time. Or the sauce was the 57th in the company's lineup, or more interestingly, the company had tried 56 different formulations of ketchup (becoming obsessed over various combinations of vinegar, tomato product,
The ultimate saloons, pubs, and dives you absolutely must visitNeed some inspiration for your next bar crawl? Look no further than the ultimate guide to America's most historic and legendary bars, dives, saloons, and pubs, Bucket List Bars. The book was the baby of authors Dr. Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree, who took a cross-country trip to research America's oldest bars.Read More »from Bucket List Bars to Visit
Check out these 10 Bucket List Bars to Visit
The 40 bars in the book aren't where you'll find a $15 cocktail, the coolest DJs, or the flashiest atmosphere. Instead, you'll get to experience bars with character and history. Their choices reflect the history of a region, of a people, of an event, or of way of life that's now long gone. (After all, we're sure most bars these days don't have bootlegging, gun and knife fights, gambling, and even mafia activities happening in the dark background.) No two "bucket list" bars are alike. From the Founding Father's after-hours antics to the ale-houses of the 19th century to the mobster Al Capone's haunches during the Prohibition era, the
A collection of outrageous frozen treats sure to surprise youWhen summer approaches and the weather starts to get a bit balmy, the go-to cool-down treat is ice cream. And while ice cream will certainly do the trick, there's something about an ice-cold pop that seems even cooler.Read More »from Ice Pop Flavors You Never Knew Existed
Ice Pop Flavors You Never Knew Existed
The food-loving world seems to be catching onto the virtues of frozen pops, as more and more shops and trucks are dedicating their entire menus to them. But this list is not about recognizing the everyday ice pop - it's about noting those spots that are serving up the most outrageous and uniquely flavored ones in the country.
19 Ice Creams You've Never Tried
Surely, rice pudding with raisins or persimmon pudding seem like fairly pedestrian (though extremely delicious) desserts, but when frozen and served on a stick they seem exotic and innovative. And some ice pop-makers are pushing the envelope by experimenting with combinations of flavors that are interesting and exciting, like Thai tea and sweet potato, or strawberries and goat
A collection of the finest fried spuds in the countryEven though their name sounds very international, french fries are about as American as any food can be - they're deep-fried, they're the quintessential vehicle for ketchup (America's favorite condiment, hands down), and they're made from one of the country's most bountiful crops, potatoes. However, while french fries are so popular in the U.S. that they can be found on most menus, those who know fries know that the standard, mediocre orders stand worlds apart from the outstanding examples.Read More »from America's Best French Fries
Check out America's Best French Fries
So what makes a perfect fry? There's the crunchiness element for sure - that crisp exterior texture that holds up against the impending threat of sogginess. Then, the soft, fluffy interior, filled with potato that's cooked through but not dried out or raw-tasting. The color also comes into play - the best fries have that undeniable golden-brown hue. When all of these elements come together, they create the perfect fry that needs no condiments.
America's 35 Best
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Tue, May 21, 2013 11:21 AM EDT
Just when you thought you had figured out what to make for dinner, you suddenly realize that you forgot to plan a side dish recipe to use. No sweat. Instead of turning to the usual boring potato recipes, rice recipes, or vegetable side dishes, try our inspired takes instead. This week, The Daily Meal staff and members of the Culinary Content Network created eight original, interesting side dish recipes for you to try at home. Check out the highlights below.Read More »from Make Dinner More Interesting with These Great Side Dish Recipes
All of the recipes featured here can be made at home for about $17 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.
Jane BruceCouscous with Roasted Vegetables and Feta
This side dish can also serve as a meal on its own, but it's great as an accompaniment to a protein like grilled chicken or fresh fish…
- Carly Goldsmith
Click here to see the Couscous with Roasted Vegetables and Feta Recipe.
Arthur BovinoGrilled Potato, Onion, and Arugula Salad
Who makes The Daily Meal's list of the country's top wings? Buffalo wings are such an ingrained part of American culture that, if you didn't already know, you'd assume that their origin dates back further than to 1964, when Teressa Bellissimo prepared the first batch for a voracious group of her son's friends in the kitchen of Anchor Bar in Buffalo, N.Y.Read More »from America's Best Buffalo Wings
America's Best Buffalo Wings
It's hard to imagine life without such a culinary creation that's so versatile that it can be created in hundreds of styles, served boneless or bone-in, taste great with dozens of dips, and served as either an appetizer or a meal. Wings are now on the menu at virtually every bar that serves food, at pizza chains, and even at upscale restaurants. Just 47 years after being introduced to the world, most Americans have several wing options just a phone call away.
America's Best Ribs
When the NFL and its players association were negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement, many feared that a lockout would have a disastrous effect on the chicken-wing industry. "It
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Tue, May 21, 2013 10:23 AM EDT
While making new friends, settling in, and paying attention in class are important pursuits, locating - and experiencing - the dining hall should be a top priority. And discovering which schools have the best ones has been ours.Read More »from The Best Colleges and Universities for Food in America
The Worst College Food in America
The Daily Meal went big, setting out to determine the best in campus dining across the nation - from small liberal arts colleges to Big Ten mega-universities. In an epic study that spanned many months, we examined the dining programs at every four-year college in America - more than 2,000 of them. What we found was both frightening and impressive.
From blind taste tests to ensure the highest-quality products and locally sourced tofu to a schedule of rotating pan-Asian cuisine, when it comes to food at least, colleges are providing students with plenty to write home about. Many are even giving local restaurants a run for their money.
10 College Towns with the Best Food
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We're going beyond the grilled cheese sandwich and inspiring you with different recipesIf the words "melt sandwich" only bring to mind turkey and tuna, then you're missing out on a whole world of meats, cheeses, and vegetable mash-ups.Read More »from Great Sandwich Melt Recipes
A melt can be more than just cheese and turkey, and here is an introduction, with a compilation of melts ranging from sweet to savory, all with gooey melted cheese in common. Let these recipes be your inspiration to any kind of melt you desire.
10 Great Sandwich Melts
The key to making the perfect melt is twofold. First, you have to choose the right cheese. Selecting a cheese with superior "melt capacity" is crucial. Your best bets include: American, Cheddar, Gouda, provolone, Swiss, asiago, mozzarella, and Gruyère. Once you've decided what cheese you're going to use to glue the sandwich together, all you have to do is melt your sandwich.
There's no need to run out and buy a panini press to cater to all of your melt sandwich needs, and we'll show you why. There are several ways to ensure crisp, but not burnt, bread - with warm insides
Iconic and popular fast-food recipes you can try at homeAdmit it - you love a good cheeseburger. Or a steaming cinnamon bun drizzled in frosting. Or a miniature breakfast sandwich. Or all three. But maybe you feel a little shy about walking into a McDonald's or a Burger King or a Denny's because the market today is flooded with so many sustainably harvested, seasonal, macrobiotic food options, and everyone's on board with the trend. Or maybe you don't feel that way, but the craving for something stacked, juicy, and, chances are, overwhelmingly cheesy, strikes at the most inconvenient of times - say, when you're in your pajamas cuddled up on the couch and about to turn in for the evening. Suddenly, fast food doesn't seem so fast.Read More »from Make Your Fast-Food Favorites at Home
Whichever camp you belong to, we have the answer. To sate your appetite, we spoke with the experts - some of the major fast-food chains as well as those who are replicating (and occasionally putting a twist on) their recipes - about how to interpret the meals that have worked their way into our country's collective