Start eating garlic today!An old New York City proverb, author anonymous, states, "A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat." There's reason number one.
All jesting aside, though, garlic, a well-known relative of leeks, onions, and scallions, and a member of the lily family, is a pretty serious ingredient in many cuisines throughout the world. Leave garlic out of a dish that calls for it, and it's pretty obvious that there's a certain something missing from the dish - fiery tom yum, hearty paella, and basic tomato sauce just wouldn't be the same without it. And its uses aren't just limited to the culinary realm - it has long been hailed for its medicinal properties as well.
For all the fantastic flavor that garlic imparts to countless dishes, though, the hardest part about cooking with it, oftentimes, is peeling the cloves - especially if a recipe calls for dozens and dozens of cloves, or if a party demands a double or triple batch of a dish. In my brief stint as a cook at an
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Start eating garlic today!An old New York City proverb, author anonymous, states, "A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat." There's reason number one.Read More »from 5 Reasons to Start Eating Garlic Today!
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Fri, Sep 13, 2013 11:34 AM EDT
Does this brew count as craft?What is "craft beer," anyway? It's a complicated question, but one thing we know for sure is that you all are very thirsty, very opinionated drinkers when it comes to defining what a craft beer is, and isn't.Read More »from It's All in the Name: 'Craft' Beers that Aren't Really Craft
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There has been a lot of talk lately about what makes a craft beer "craft" and what disqualifies some beers from the category. And now, the answer is more convoluted than ever, thanks to the big breweries' craft beer offshoots, ownership of smaller breweries, and barrel production. (After all, the founder of the country's biggest craft brewery just became a billionaire.)
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The trouble began brewing when Consumer Reports released a taste-test of craft beers, which included some beers owned by Anheuser Busch-InBev, MillerCoors, and other big breweries not considered to be craft breweries (those beers can be found on this list). Naturally, this enraged a lot of craft beer drinkers. Founder of Stone
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Fri, Sep 13, 2013 11:01 AM EDT
There are several food items other countries happily eat, which in the United States are put on the At one moment or another, we have probably all said it: "I would never eat that!"Read More »from Illegal Eats: 5 Foods and Drinks Banned in America
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Just as people around the world have different customs and beliefs, we also all have different food preferences and different ideas as to what we consider "weird" or downright "disgusting." Culture and traditions in different countries also dictate what types of foods generally are considered delicacies, and so while people in China may enjoy chicken feet, many Americans would shrug away a plate of these crispy bites. But with some foods and drinks, it is more than just a question of preference: Countries all over the world have their own lists of edible items that are banned from being imported or consumed.
There has been much talk about the U.S. government allowing Americans to consume ingredients that are banned in other countries, many of which are potentially harmful to our health. But on the other side of it, there are several food items other
Flickr/NYCbroLet's paint the picture: you're at the beach (or the park) as a child, enjoying a perfect, carefree summer afternoon playing around and soaking up the sun. Suddenly you hear the familiar chime of the Good Humor truck rolling down the street. You order an ice cream sandwich; the vanilla ice cream starts to melt as soon as you begin unwrapping and the residue from the chocolate wafers sticks to your fingers. End scene.Read More »from America’s Most Outrageous Ice Cream Sandwiches
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Certainly, ice cream sandwiches have come a long way since the iconic Good Humor variety - chefs and ice cream artisans across the country pride themselves on offering innovative and unique twists on this summertime treat. From changing up the base of the sandwich, using anything from slices of banana bread to freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, to including unusual ice cream flavors inside, the room for creativity is boundless.
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So what makes an ice cream sandwich
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Thu, Sep 12, 2013 1:36 PM EDT
Try one of these quick and easy recipes that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less.With summer in full gear, it's time to maximize the time spent outdoors enjoying the fabulous weather instead of spending hours in the kitchen. How to get the same delicious food with a quarter of the time? Try one of these quick and easy recipes that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. Whether you're looking for snacks to munch on or dinner ideas, we've got plenty for you to choose from below.Read More »from Fast and Delicious: 6 Quick & Easy Recipes to Try Today
Toasted Tuscan Chicken Sandwich with Roasted Red Peppers, Fontina, and Pesto Mayonnaise
Try using leftover chicken for this recipe and substiting regular mayo if you want to cut back on time.
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Healthy Egg White Scramble Sandwich (pictured above)
Who says eggs should only be eaten for breakfast? Try this healthy and delicious recipe for dinner or breakfast.
½ cup button mushrooms, sliced
½ zucchini, halved and sliced into half moons (about ½ cup)
A basic guide to help you imbibe without the risk of embarrassment.In recent years, the world of wine and its champions have made impressive strides to overcome that harsh, nagging stereotype that wine lovers are snobby and elitist.Read More »from How to Order Wine Without Sounding Stupid
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We're lucky, really, to be living in such an age of drink super-geekdom that has given rise to a wealth of unique venues, companies, and brands. These are genuine passion projects run by folks more than eager to share their enthusiasm and knowledge, lively wine tastings where people won't give you a glaring side-eye if you don't spit after every taste, and wine bars that feel as relaxed and casual as your favorite local dive. Take Corkbar in Los Angeles, for instance, whose owner, the appropriately named Caleb Wines, notes "It seemed like most of the 'wine bars' here were just glorified restaurants or really esoteric and intimidating, where if you didn't know the latest Eastern European varietal you were made to feel like an idiot."
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- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Thu, Sep 12, 2013 12:07 PM EDT
We've rounded up a few of our favorite recipes — best served with an ice-cold beer.As the ultimate pregame festivity, tailgating has become the social event heard around the stadium. Next to cheering for your favorite team, the food has become one of the most important parts of a spirited tailgate. If you're stuck wondering what to serve (or grill), we've rounded up a few of our favorite recipes - best served with an ice-cold beer.Read More »from Fire Up the Grill: 5 Delicious Tailgating Recipes to Use This Weekend
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With the NFL season just beginning, it's time to fire up the grill and get to cooking - dressed in your team's colors, of course. So whether you plan on grilling some fiery kickoff wings or bratwurst with peppers and onions, the Cook editors at The Daily Meal have compiled a few recipes that will make for a tasty tailgate. If you're opting for something healthier, grilled lemon pepper shrimp kabobs will do the trick. And a meal isn't complete without a few sides like barbecue potatoes or potato salad. Whatever you're in the mood for, these recipes are sure to please.
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- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Thu, Sep 12, 2013 10:21 AM EDT
Kristen Wiig as Paula Deen on 'SNL.'Everybody knows that Saturday Night Live has been the paragon of sketch comedy for nearly 40 years. Looking back on more than three decades of comedic genius, it's clear that the talent was key to the show's success. But without brilliant writing, true comics like Chevy Chase and Kristen Wiig wouldn't have much to deliver. To craft the show's iconic skits, SNL's proven teams of writers had to draw inspiration from everything and everywhere possible.Read More »from The Funniest 'Saturday Night Live' Skits All About Food
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And as it turns out, food has proved to be a nearly endless source of comedy gold for SNL. The show's writers, some of whom have doubled as performers, have squeezed juice from the proverbial orange since SNL's debut. It has yet to run dry.
From John Belushi's trademark belligerence in "Samurai Delicatessen" to Alec Baldwin's innuendo-laden (albeit heavy-handed) "Schweddy Balls," food has found its way into some of the most memorable SNL moments to date. We've gone back and watched countless
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Wed, Sep 11, 2013 2:18 PM EDT
Miami Dolphins fans represent their team even on their wedding day!It seems many men these days are more excited about the return of football season than they are for the holidays, 54 percent of them to be exact, according to a survey by According to a 2013 survey conducted by Wakefield Research and funded by TuneIn. For those men, the wait is finally over: football season has arrived. Fans love the beginning of the season, as it's a time for hope and excitement and a reminder of why they love everything from the tailgates to the not-so-friendly rivalries. Whether you're an NFL fan or just love to rep your college team, this time of year is for football fanatics.Read More »from Touchdown Celebrations: 6 Incredible Cakes for Football Fans
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In recent years, football has become more than just a game - it's become a way to entertain. And we don't just mean hosting an epic watch party. We're talking about the true fans who love the game so much, even in the off season, that they inspire the whole theme of an event. These are the fans you know that when they plan birthdays,
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Wed, Sep 11, 2013 2:00 PM EDT
Would you try a hot ginger ale?We can always rely on the Japanese soda market to introduce surprising soda flavors, but hot soda? PSFK reports that Coca-Cola is launching a heated ginger ale in Japan, using a can that will heat up the drink when shaken and placed upright.Read More »from Some like it Hot: Coca-Cola Launching Hot Ginger Ale Can
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Of course, heated drinks are already popular in Japan, especially when the weather gets colder; hot coffee and tea drinks are already sold in vending machines, including Coca-Cola's Georgia coffee brand, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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The first heated soda, however, is reportedly a carbonated drink with ginger extract, apple, and cinnamon flavors. No word on when these will hit the States, but while the idea of a hot soda sounds strange, we can only imagine the possibilities come winter. A hot whiskey-ginger or a hot toddy variation? Yep, sounds right up our alley. The Canada Dry Ginger Ale cans hit Japanese markets Oct. 21, for 120 yen (or about $1.20).
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