Meet Foody, The Salad-Like Mascot For The Milan 2015 Universal Exhibition

Theme of the next World's Fair is food. Exciting!
Oct 20, 2014 11:30 am

In May 2015 the next Universal Exhibition — historically known as the World’s Fair — will open in Milan, Italy with 140 country-specific “pavilions” showcasing that nation’s innovation as related to a singular theme. That theme? Feeding The Planet, Energy For Life, showcasing “technology, innovation, culture, traditions and creativity and how they relate to food and diet.” America will be there and, along with showcasing food trucks, will be bringing along a mascot: Foody.

100 Years Of American Cult Desserts

From S’mores to Molten Lava Cake to the Cronut
Oct 20, 2014 9:00 am

As the United States marks its second year of Cronut™ mania, writer Emily Saladino examines the content of America's confectionary character. From Dole canned fruit rings in the post-industrial age, to the early aughts’ cupcake craze in downtown Manhattan, here is a spin through a century of iconic American desserts.

You Travel, You Eat: 8 City Guides To Eating, Drinking, Shopping And Staying

Guides to Austin, Nola, Philly, Brooklyn and more!
Oct 19, 2014 10:00 am

What about all the stress involved in planning trips? That's where we come in. We've assembled eight of our popular "You Travel, You Eat" columns, which highlight the best spots to eat, drink, caffeinate, shop and stay in some of the country's most vibrant cities. Basically, all that remains to do now is booking the actual flight. We also threw in our guide to Bangkok, Thailand. You know, for those who really need to get out of town for awhile. 

Eat Sandwiches, Salads From NYC's Best Chefs, Support A Good Cause

Join the ongoing monthly program at Feel Food café
Oct 17, 2014 1:00 pm

It’s a no brainer. Who wouldn’t want to eat a light lunch cooked by one of the city’s most promising young chefs for a good cause? Feel Food, a health food café in New York City’s West Village, is launching a program in collaboration with Alice Waters’ Edible Schoolyard NYC initiative. Each month, the café will feature an exclusive dish – a salad or sandwich – created by a different chef from one of the city’s top restaurants. What's first?

Photos: Music To Your Mouth Dinner At Toro In NYC

Three chefs, food media elite and artful food unite
Oct 17, 2014 10:30 am

What happens when you take two great Southern chefs and put them in the kitchen at Toro along with chef/co-owner Jamie Bissonnette? One of the best media dinners of the year, if you ask us. Of course, we're biased, having been co-hosts of the recent Music To Your Mouth dinner, which featured North Carolina's multi-talented Ashley Christensen, Palmetto Bluff executive chef Brandon Carter and Bissonnette turning out hors d'oeuvres and then a stunning six-course menu. Check out the photos. 

Video: Hurray For This Footlong Grilled Cheese From Chicago!

One foot of grilled cheese = 12 inches of happy
Oct 17, 2014 9:00 am

The Scout Waterhouse & Kitchen in Chicago's South Loop has long loaves of brioche and isn't afraid to cut them lengthwise for the mammoth sandwich they call the Foot-Long Triple Cheese. It contains nine slices of cheese (American, muenster and cheddar, all made in Wisconsin) and comes with short rib if you so desire. Pair it with a Goose Island Endless IPA for the grown-up after-school snack we've all been dreaming of.

8 New York City Wine & Food Festival Events That Are Not Sold Out

Good pizza, brunch, tailgating and chefs talk
Oct 16, 2014 2:00 pm

This morning we reached out to New York City Food and Wine Festival organizers to find out what events still have tickets, and surprisingly there are some pretty good ones still in the NOT SOLD OUT category (as of this writing at least). Here they are, with links to where you can buy tickets.

What Is Hot Chicken, And Can Carla Hall Make It The Next Cronut In New York City?

A look at a storied Nashville dish and what's ahead
Oct 16, 2014 1:00 pm

In theory, hot chicken is simple to prepare. It is, however, a dish that is challenging to prepare well. Around 20 restaurants in Nashville specialize in serving renditions of hot chicken, each altering the ingredients ever-so-slightly to affect the various levels of heat that are offered. Despite hot chicken’s immense regional popularity, the dish has yet to receive much national exposure. Until now. We examine a few restaurants serving the dish outside of Music City.

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