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.
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.
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.
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.
Dublin's Celtic Whiskey Shop boasts the largest selection of Irish whiskey in the world. In this clip from tonight's season premiere of The Getaway, actor David Koechner exposes his self-described "commoner's palate" to stuff you can't get in the States.
Here’s the soup’s origin story, and a recipe below
Oct 15, 2014 9:00 am
The central Vietnamese city of Hue, once the capital of Vietnam and still known as the Imperial City, has a distinctive cuisine full of diminutive rolls, savory pancakes, dumplings, skewers and other snacky bites. Standing in contrast is the mighty Bun Bo Hue, a soup that starts with pork and beef bones, gets a kick from lemongrass, annatto and shrimp paste, and finishes the job with a tangle of herbs, a squeeze of lime and a few delicious add-ons like sliced brisket, crab balls and, in some cases, cubes of congealed pig’s blood. We dove deep into the dish's history, and found a recipe from of all places, Brooklyn.
Irish capital is awash in Guinness and fiddle tunes
Oct 14, 2014 10:00 am
It would be extremely difficult to cross Ireland's capital city without passing a pub. Or, many of them, in fact. Dublin has around 1,000 neighborhood watering holes. You’ll find everything from old traditional pubs with live Irish music sessions to funky city cocktail bars to superpubs with different levels. Here, travel writer and Dubliner Yvonne Gordon lists her 10 top places to grab a pint in the heart of Guinness country.
Kimbap (sometimes spelled gimbap) is made with steamed white rice and dried seaweed, which is of course similar to the Japanese version. But there are two big differences: the rice and the filling. Here's a handy breakdown.