Food

Those Sussmans Know How To Seder

Passover is a time for wine, song and serious food
Mar 31, 2015 11:00 am

For years the Sussman brothers have been telling us about their dad’s legendary Passover seder — an annual Jewish tradition of telling the story of Israelites escaping slavery through wine (four glasses of it, minimum), traditional food and song (dayenu!). As Eli tells it, Marc Sussman “loooooovvvvvvesssss him some Passover.” Last week we were able to see what he was talking about.

Super Bowl Ad Pays Off Big For Avocados

Sales and import numbers spike after funny ad
Mar 31, 2015 10:30 am

Avocados From Mexico hired ad agency GSD&M to create the playful spot, which has helped avocado sales soar during the first quarter of 2015. Who knew guacamole propaganda could be so successful? 

Max And Eli Sussman Strike Out On Their Own

Brothers take on NYC, one shawarma at a time
Mar 31, 2015 9:00 am

For months the the Sussman brothers have been on the hunt for a Manhattan space to house a soon-to-be-named Middle Eastern restaurant that will serve shawarma, a few fried things and fresh juices. “The chicken shawarma is ready for prime time,” says Eli of the project that is bringing the brothers together, professionally, for the very first time. 

Cooking Shows Make You Fat, Apples And Prescription Drugs, The End Of Cheez Whiz?

Some cool stories from the day in food news
Mar 30, 2015 3:30 pm

Welcome to the afternoon roundup! If it happened in food today, it’s news to us. Here are a few stories that have caught our attention.

The Seal Deal: A Vacuum Sealer Perfect For Hunters And Costco Fans Alike

Commercial grade but small enough for an apartment
Mar 30, 2015 1:01 pm

Armed with the Weston Pro-1100 and several dozen embossed plastic bags, our kitchen-gear reviewer set out to seal three pounds of chicken breasts, two steaks, some just-cased sausage and a container of dried apples.

What Happens When Andy Milonakis Visits A Greek Cheese Factory?

Eating, cheese-drumming, swearing. Andy stuff.
Mar 27, 2015 1:00 pm

When actor/comedian Andy Milonakis hits the homeland, his Instagram blows up with really good food photos (see: that time he took over our Instagram). In the latest installment of YouTube series Andy’s Hungry Voyage, he’s got his eyes on the prize: Crete’s famed cheese, especially the cheese from award-winning Balantinos Cretan Dairy. There, he mostly watches as this salty, flavorful Graviera cheese is crafted start to finish. 

How To Cook Sous Vide With Only A Ziplock Bag And Boiling Water

You’ve heard the term. But really, you can do it.
Mar 27, 2015 11:00 am

Sous vide cooking has always been something best left to the pros, or to the most intrepid of home cooks. But the practice of cooking food sealed in airtight plastic bags in a water bath — which ensures items are cooked evenly and retain moisture — is not that difficult with a little bit of training. And contrary to popular myth, you don’t need a fancy machine to do it. Here is a video from our friends at ChefSteps that describes what sous vide cooking is, and how to cook sous vide using a Ziploc bag, a digital thermometer and a pot of water.

Brooklyn Hot Sauce Shop Employs World’s First Hot Sauce Sommelier

Taste 150+ global sauces, also sold online
Mar 27, 2015 10:00 am

Push that Tabasco aside and find your new hot sauce fix at Heatonist when it opens in mid-April in Brooklyn, New York. 

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