french fries

Yes, McDonald's Fries Are Made With Real Potatoes. And A Lot Of Other Things, Too.

Corporate videos aim to clear-up fast-food myths
Jan 21, 2015 10:00 am

McDonald's is on a mission to make you feel better about eating its products. On Tuesday, the beleaguered fast food behemoth released a new video, promising a behind-the-scenes look at how its "World Famous Fries" get made. The five-minute clip, hosted by former Mythbusters star Grant Imahara, is the latest in a series of segments designed to ease lingering health concerns in the wake of rather unappetizing reports about pink slime and, of course, Morgan Spurlock's disturbing 2004 documentary Super Size Me. Watch the full clip right here.

Try This Vegan Recipe For Stuffed Mushroom Burgers

A savory stuffed burger without the extra calories
Jan 15, 2015 1:00 pm
vegan mushroom burger recipe
Photo: Ali Allen

Vegan lifestyle blogger Aine Carlin of Pea Soup Eats released a cookbook any animal product-shunner should add to their library immediately. Not vegan? Pick it up anyway — you know your veggie repertoire needs shaking up. From (vegan) soup to (already vegan) nuts, there's something for everyone in Keep It Vegan. Know anyone who likes burgers? Really? Everyone? Well then right this way to stuffed burger bliss. 

Crispianity: Crispy Shoestring Fries Recipe

Crispier, crunchier fries for snacking and topping
Nov 4, 2014 1:00 pm
crispy shoestring fries recipe
Photo: Evan Sung, Stylist: Kaitlyn DuRoss

This recipe is part of Crispianity: a column devoted to all foods crispy and crunchy, two of the most underappreciated attributes of a great dish. Author Adeena Sussman is a food writer and recipe developer, pairing here with her friend, photographer Evan Sung. Here, they deliver a quick-hit take on shoestring fries.

At Mile End Deli's Poutine Fest, Foie Gras and General Tso's Takes Center Plate

No shortage of fries, gravy and curds this week
Jul 15, 2014 2:00 pm

We talked to owner Noah Bernamoff at our big wild brunch-themed Test Kitchen yesterday, who told us all about his epic culinary brainchild. You shouldn't need reasons to hit Mile End (in Brooklyn or Manhattan) extra-hard this week, but just in case, allow him to convince you.

Sir Kensington's Wins This Round, But The 'Ketchup Wars' Are Far From Over

Can a new brand ever topple the Heinz juggernaut?
Jul 10, 2014 9:00 am

In a blind taste-test, conducted by Zagat, four out of five participants shockingly preferred Sir Kensington's ketchup to market leader Heinz. Still, it's a hard sell. Even restaurants that agree to carry the stuff, like Manhattan's Le Rivage, admit to keeping bottles of Heinz in the back. Because customers demand it. Check out the video after the jump. 

 

9 Places To Eat And Drink Incredibly Well in Brussels, Belgium

There's mussels and beer, sure. But so much more!
Apr 28, 2014 9:00 am

In Belgium, half the population is French-speaking (Walloons), while the other half speaks, and is ethnically, Dutch (Flemish). This unique cultural mash makes for a rich culinary landscape that borrows ingredients and techniques from both northern Europe and France. As we soon found out, the city has so much more than beer, fries and mussels to offer.

Yes, 'Frozen Food Taster' Is An Actual Profession

A look at a job that results in mouth blisters
Apr 7, 2014 4:00 pm

We’ve all heard about some pretty odd jobs out there. None may quite compare, however, to being a “sensory panelist” for a frozen foods company. A look at the job that results in mouth blisters, after the jump.

Ballpark-Style Garlic Fries Recipe

Stadium fries tossed with zesty garlic and parsley
Apr 2, 2014 12:00 pm
garlic fries recipe
Photo: Morgan Ione

Have all the ballpark dogs you want at the game, but get a big serving of garlic fries to go with them. These stadium staples have been ruining marriage proposals at ballparks for decades, and you can easily make them with the help of a small deep-fryer — a worthy investment for any home cook. 

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