When Sean Brock opened Husk in Charleston in 2010, he knew we had to have a cheeseburger on the menu. That was simple. What wasn’t was figuring out what that burger should be. Brock knew he wanted to pay homage to the diner burgers he grew up eating as a child: with American cheese, special sauce and a squishy bun. And, of course, there had to be a double patty. What developed was one of the country's most popular burgers.
If you think Las Vegas is just about losing those hard-earned bills (and your head, while you’re at it) and partying your face off, you might want to reconsider. Over the past few years, the city has emerged as a bonafide culinary destination. This year alone, a slew of new, exciting restaurants have opened, turning out inventive plates from crispy shrimp beignets to creamy black truffle-topped Japanese risotto. Here, Katie Chang dishes up her five favorites.
Hung Huynh is perhaps most recognizable as the winner of Top Chef's season three, and the acclaimed chef has continued to appear as a guest judge in subsequent seasons. The Vietnamese-born chef recently returned from a trip through Southeast Asia, where he documented his adventurous travels — including being held at knifepoint — for Food Republic. As for the food he sampled? We're talking sea worm, sea squirts, ant larvae, baby chicken soup and live baby octopus. On second thought, "adventurous" might be an understatement.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.