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Top 30 Restaurants In America With A Female Chef Or Owner

Elle magazine honors top chefs and owners
Jan 23, 2015 12:04 pm

Elle is turning 30 years old, and the monthly publication is celebrating by honoring women in the restaurant industry. As the magazine's February issue points out, women have been doing incredible things in American restaurants for years, though not always getting the credit for it. But that has changed with an inspiring list of the top 30 restaurants where women call the shots. 

6 Restaurant Trends We've Spotted In New York City This Winter

Farm Casual, empire building, tough tables, Queens
Jan 21, 2015 11:00 am

Winter can be a slow time for restaurants, when a relentless cold front and post-holiday budgets keep away many from dining out in the year's first couple of months. Still, plenty of New York City establishments have recently opened their doors in the city's five boroughs and we say that these first few months just might be the best time to try them out — waits are shorter, service can be more attentive and seasonal ingredients are surprisingly plentiful. While covering the newcomers and gallivanting around as we're wont to do, here are a few trends we picked up on.

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Potatoes

Potato chips were invented for revenge. Wait, what?
Dec 22, 2014 9:00 am

The potato. What do you really know about this popular vegetable, save for it makes a great French fry and on Thanksgiving we eat them mashed? After all, this tuber has famously been responsible for a devastating famine, and was once worth its weight in gold during the Klondike Gold Rush in 1897. Find out what other interesting things have we dug up (heh) about the potato: chances are you didn't know these facts either. 

10 Things That Might Surprise You About The Wild World Of Heritage Pork

The 'other white meat' this certainly ain't
Dec 11, 2014 11:00 am

First of all, to clear the air about what exactly heritage pork is, it's the meat from a distinct breed of pig — whose presence can be traced back to the time before industrial farming. Meaning, these pigs were the original "free range" back in the time when all animals were. Some heritage breeds have become rare and even close to extinction, so over the years there has been a push to bring them back. And as for the flavor, the most appetizing aspect of these animals? In a world where all pork products taste similar, heritage pigs rise above the rest. Here are some facts to know.

8 Things You Didn't Know About Heirloom Corn

Taste the rainbow with these storied kernels
Dec 9, 2014 10:00 am

Next time you pick up an ear of corn, skip over the usual yellow cobs and go for the variously colored heirloom kind instead. Not only do they offer distinct flavors that are different from your usual run-of-the-mill kernels, but these varietals come with a rich history on both American continents. Read on to learn all about heirloom corn.

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Oysters

Remember the 3 A's: aphrodisiac, absinthe, America
Nov 26, 2014 10:00 am

Oysters. People either love them or hate them, but rarely do oysters garner a simple "meh." Yet, surprisingly there is a lot we don't know about this tasty, slimy and expensive bivalve, save for the idea that you eat them raw, with champagne and that pregnant ladies aren't allowed to join in. To help shed some light, here are 10 facts about these molluscs. 

10 Things You Didn't Know About Carrots

The orange veggie is more complex than you thought
Nov 24, 2014 9:00 am

Whether you are talking about wild or domestic carrots, chances are this is one of your favorite vegetables. Belonging to the species daucus carota, you can find carrots all around the world, as they remain a star vegetable in many cuisines. But, what do you really know about this biannual plant? We delved into its history and biology and found 10 interesting facts that will make you want to eat this vegetable even more.

Art

These Are The 20 Hottest Art World Hangouts Right Now

Bars, restaurants and hotels fit for the art crowd
Nov 17, 2014 9:00 am

These days, entire festivals are dedicated equal parts to art, music and food. But where are the world’s artsy types heading during their downtime? Artnet recently published its list of the "20 hottest art world hangouts of 2014." The compilation spans 10 countries and is comprised of bars, restaurants, hotels and neighborhoods. Take a look at the full list.

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