Why do they call it comfort food? Might it be because we need it? Could it be that with our stressful lives this remedy is what will make things seem better? Could the culinary world be a better place for allowing comfort food to hold it's ... well comforting allure? Is comfort food the big cozy blanket of love and reassurance we are lacking in our lives?
Pancakes, bacon, fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, gravy and biscuits, chocolate milk, brownies, macaroni and cheese, freshly baked bread with butter or jams and pudding. These are still major players in the culinary world,... Read More
In the heart of a business laden Downtown Los Angeles is a venue that's unique.
"Ciudad Restaurant" is more than another local joint with the usual Happy Hour of blaring events or commentaries, rambling news and predictable appetizers.
It is undoubtedly one of the coolest places in the city of the Angels. This restaurant is opened for lunch, happy hour, and dinner and serves a wonderful range of Latin and South American food you'll ever experience. Yes, it’s an encounter beyond words. Dining here is glorious. The atmosphere is soft lighting, stone floors, high top chair seating... Read More
Just when you may have thought you'd exhausted the downtown Los Angeles eatery scene, take a moment and look. On one corner there's a "Bar-B-Que King" Cafe. Directly next to that is a venue called, "Refill Restaurant??"
But, on the corner of Grand and 7th is a heavenly haven. Bottega Louie. High ceilings with a touch of elegance, decorative open space giving an invitation for casual to intimate conversation at any table. The natural lightening streaming through the large windows and brick oven in plain view with conscientious attendants’ only adds to the ambiance.
Each individual... Read More
I was born and raised in New Orleans. I haven't lived there since I was 21 years old. And yet no matter where on this planet I may hang my hat and rest my weary bones, New Orleans will always be the place I most think of as home, even though I doubt I will ever live there again. As the only child of gourmand parents, who generally took me along rather than hire a baby sitter as they ate there way through New Orleans' restaurants-- both a huge number of venerable New Orleans eateries long favored by our family and my parents' picks of the most likely to be fantastic of the new openings.... Read More
It recieved this gem from my sister-in-law (thanks Nat!) and am passing it on to you here!
Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Dates
Ingredients1lb bacon strips 1 box pitted dates (trust me, get the pitted ones and save 30-45 min) 1 package of your favorite stinky cheese (blue cheeses and asagiago work best in my experience) 1 box wooden tooth picks (I used plastic once. It wasn't pretty)
Preparation & Cooking
1) Stuff pitted dates with your favorite stinky cheese
2) Wrap cheese stuffed date with a whole strip of bacon
3) Push tooth pick through the... Read More
Wishing to write today on a lighter subject matter than my usual rants about the social and political wrongs and evils in the world, I decided to weigh in (literally!) on the upcoming football season and give you a dish handed down thoughout the generations in Brooklyn, N.Y. There would be no true justice in the world did not a boy who grew up in the Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst areas not chime in on this critical and important matter.
Anyone not familiar with the areas mentioned above should know that the neighborhoods are predominantly Italian and Italian-American, and they are a people... Read More
With food shortages ongoing globally, and with some areas of the planet in such dire straights that actual food riots have taken place, it seems almost comical in a sense to see the reports in the U.S. media of families having to resort to feeding their families Spam several times a month.
Ah Spam! The gelatinous gooey mass of some form of pork that we were all forced to eat as children. Our parents told us that it was good for us, and we spit it out when they weren't looking. As we grew older, we came to realize that our parents were in the unenviable position of having to figure out... Read More
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This should pretty much give you a good boost to exercise. Superfoods + exercise (and proper hydration) = super you! However, if you still feel a bit sluggish even with proper diet and exercise, you should pay a visit to your doctor as there might be...
yeah nice post JaneK but apart from spinach and certainly a few other cheap to purchase foods good for you, bit frustrating price-wise. Take blueberries for instance,hellish expensive for small packets. Where i live there's an abundance of fresh veg...
Good way to lose weight is following a diet plan, like paleo diet