There are lots of silver linings to gluten-free desserts, but the big one is that they don’t fill you up to the point of bursting...so you can eat more! Take your pick of baked goods — cookies, crème brûlée, cake, mousse, even soufflé — and celebrate national Celiac Awareness Month like a boss. A Nutella boss who wants seconds of dessert.
Leah Cohen is owner-chef of Pig and Khao, a restaurant serving Southeast Asian cuisine on New York City’s Lower East Side. The half-Filipino chef (and Top Chef alum) has traveled extensively to Southeast Asia to explore its diverse food over a career that has included stints in the kitchens of Nahm and Bo.Lan, two of Bangkok’s most acclaimed restaurants. She wrote to Food Republic about her most recent trip.
It’s not just a sausage in a bun; it’s a beautiful blank canvas. It’s a hot dog, which is a foodstuff eaten worldwide. Here are 40 distinctive varieties from around the globe. From iconic NYC “dirty water dogs” to fully loaded South American street-cart dogs to Japanese octo-dogs. There is a tubesteak out there for every craving that ever was.
Finally, a scientific explanation for why you go right for the salty, savory tomato juice once you hit cruising altitude. Still no explanation for why you make fun of anyone ordering it at any other time, though. One research study isolated everyone’s favorite indescribably savory flavor — umami — and found that “auditory conditions in air travel might actually enhance this sought-after flavor.” Science does it again!
Memphis may be the center of the barbecue universe during the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, but the state of Alabama isn’t afraid to declare its supremacy when it comes to smoke, fire and meat.
On Friday, Marcus Samuelsson kicked off Harlem EatUp!, a new food festival highlighting Harlem restaurants in his adopted New York City neighborhood. The weekend-long festival included seminars, cooking demos and lots of special dinners — which brought a number of well-known American chefs to cook in and around Harlem. We scored seats at the collaboration between New York pitmaster John Stage (Dinosaur BBQ) and Los Angeles chef Ludo Lefebvre (Trois Mec, Petit Trois). Gabi Porter was on the scene to cover the action.
Jeff Allen has produced Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown for four seasons, including episodes filmed in Vietnam, Mexico and the Bronx. Jeff has worked for National Geographic, Discovery Channel and Travel Channel in the past, and writes about his recent trip to Madagascar.