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Food is a significant contributor to cultural heritage, and UNESCO recognizes exceptional food items by adding them to its Cultural Heritage List. The latest food to officially become part of the "intangible cultural heritage of humanity" is the French baguette. President Emmanuel Macron described the baguette as "250 grams of magic and perfection in our daily lives.” Dan Leader's 4-hour… read more

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As we gear up for the biggest food holiday in the US, people are finalizing their big Thanksgiving Day feast. Although everyone wants the meal to be amazing and delicious, sometimes things don't go as planned. We've all had cooking mishaps, and often these turn into memorable events that get discussed for years afterward. My husband still loves to regale… read more

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We begin this week with another passing to report. Former New York Magazine Restaurant critic Gael Greene died this week at age 88. Greene revolutionized restaurant criticism. According to the NYT obit, "she put a premium on lively prose and colorful detail, throwing overboard the pompousness of the professional gourmets who dominated the profession." People noted the sensuality that came… read more

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We begin this week's review with some sad news:  venerated restaurateur and chef Joyce Molyneux passed away on October 28 at the age of 91. For decades, Molyneux helmed the Carved Angel, Dartmouth. One of the first female chefs to be awarded a Michelin star, in 1978, she never exhibited the unseemly behavior espoused by many chefs of the era,… read more

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Fans of Anthony Bourdain might be excited to read the unauthorized biography titled Down and Out in Paradise. Author Charles Leerhsen could have dived into the many facets of Bourdain's work but instead focuses on the drama and the book, according to the late chef's friends and family, gets many facts and details wrong. In a review in The Guardian,… read more

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If it feels like your grocery budget is on a never-ending upward climb, you are far from alone. Inflation on food products is near or has passed double digits year over year in many places, and people are looking for ways to save on their food bill. The Washington Post recently wrote about five ways to save when grocery shopping,… read more

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Country music legend Loretta Lynn passed away earlier this week at age 90. While millions appreciated her impressive singing and songwriting career - where she inserted sometimes controversial feminist viewpoints into a conservative, male-dominated industry - fewer people realize that she was also a talented home cook. She wrote a cookbook in 2004 called You're Cookin' It Country: My Favorite… read more

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When Instagram debuted, the social media platform brimmed with carefully curated, dramatic, gorgeous photos. Food was no exception to this aestheticism, and scores of bloggers attracted huge audiences based on their stunning food photography. Recently, however, the 'grams look a bit different. There's a new sheriff in town when it comes to Instagram food, explains Eater's Bettina Makalintal, who observes… read more

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You may have seen the warnings about reasons not to cook chicken in NyQuil cold medicine, and if you did, you probably wondered why people were doing it in the first place. As it turns out, they weren't. Eater explains why the 'sleepy chicken', which went viral, was never really a food trend. Instead, it was a 'gross out' prank,… read more

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The Manchester Food and Drink Festival is happening in Cathedral Gardens from September 22nd - October 2nd. Of particular note is the all day Octopus Cookbook Confidential event on September 24th featuring many cookbook authors. Please note we have updated other events on our Calendar including Rick Rodgers' classes at Kings in New Jersey and Edd Kimber's US events as… read more

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Most of us have never known a UK without Queen Elizabeth as its figurehead. As we process her death, some of us might want to remember her by making some of her favorite foods. Former royal chef Darren McGrady recently revealed one of Queen Elizabeth's favorite desserts, known as Chocolate Perfection Pie, if you would like to make something sweet in her… read more

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Edd Kimber, the first winner of the long running Great British Bake Off (which as Jenny noted on Friday returns September 13), recently released another fantastic cookbook, Small Batch Bakes. The book was inspired by the time Kimber and his partner spent in lockdown, when there wasn't a crowd to bake for. Kimber shares this information and more in an… read more

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If you tried to mail order any Bob's Red Mill products in the last couple of weeks, you already know that the company has ceased its online ordering operation. According to a spokesperson, “Due to our excellent distribution network and the wide availability of Bob’s Red Mill products in stores and online, Bob’s Red Mill will no longer sell our… read more

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This is cause for celebration - Le Creuset is having another Factory to Table Sale, with discounts of up to 40% off. The sale features everything from Dutch ovens to grill pans to tagines to nonstick skillets to dinnerware and more. Even better: they are offering free shipping on all orders, with no minimum purchase required. Be sure to check… read more

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Bravo TV's Top Chef is shaking things up a little, heading to London to celebrate its 20th season. The program will feature a cast of international all-stars focusing on winners and finalists from previous seasons.  All of this season's contestants have appeared on one of the many different Top Chef iterations that have aired around the globe.  In the northern parts… read more

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Have you seen any of the amazing photos of distant galaxies, nebulae, and stars coming from the newly launched James Webb Space Telescope? One of the recent images has a food connection: French scientist tweeted an image of what he described as a 'distant star' - only it wasn't a star at all, it was a photo of a thin… read more

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veggie burger patty on one half of a bun, topped with two onion rings, with the other half of the toasted bun to the right, both sitting on a red plate with a red polka-dotted napkin
Americans learned this week that they were losing a beloved frozen treat, the Choco Taco. The Klondike confection was invented in the 1980s and quickly became a favorite of kids and adults alike - what's not to love in a mashup of chocolate, ice cream, and a taco shape? But all hope is not lost: Reddit cofounder Alex Ohanian has… read more

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Our first news comes to us via Food Tank, where writer Jonathan Ribich brings us the story of the award-winning documentary called The Kitchenistas. This film "follows the lives of women leading a movement in Southern California to reconnect their community to healthy, traditional foods." Women who participate in the bilingual culinary program called Cooking for Salud at Olivewood Gardens in National City,… read more

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As Europe braces for its worst-ever heatwave, BBC Good Food is providing recipes along with tips and tricks for dealing with the hot weather. You will find ideas for no-cook meals, foods to make that are perfect for outdoor eating, advice from a nutritionist on how to adjust your diet to deal with the heat, and other tips. Orange-cardamom ice… read more

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This week's theme centers on fried chicken in honor of the fact that July 6 was National Fried Chicken Day in the US. Up first is Eater's series, The United States of Fried Chicken, which takes us all over the country to find the 27 best fried chicken joints in the nation. But that's not all: you'll also find an… read more

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This week UNESCO added borsch (aka borscht) to its list of endangered intangible cultural heritage, saying that the war "threatened" the cooking of borsch. Ukraine claims the soup as its national dish, and the country's Culture Minister Oleksandr Tkachenko said "Victory in the war for borsch is ours!" Many different varieties of borsch are served, but the most common prominently features… read more

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Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately) for our readers, we failed to report on a limited-edition popsicle flavor that was available earlier this week in Canada. The flavor was certainly not run-of-the mill: the condiment company French's created ketchup-flavored ice pops and distributed them at three different Canadian locations from 22-24 June. If any of our readers was able to snag one,… read more

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Today is Juneteenth (although it will be officially celebrated tomorrow), which commemorates the day of June 19, 1865, where in the aftermath of the bloody U.S. Civil War, slaves were declared free under the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation. Author Nicole A. Taylor recently released the first major cookbook dedicated to the holiday, Watermelon and Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black… read more

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Jane and I have returned home following a whirlwind weekend in Chicago, where we attended the James Beard Media Awards ceremony. Today the JBF announces the winners of its Restaurant and Chef Awards and yesterday they honored recipients of the 2022 Leadership Awards. I was a little star struck when the elevator doors opened and standing right in front of… read more

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If you are over 50 and lived in the United States from the 1960s to 1980s, chances are good that you ate at a Howard Johnson's restaurant or stayed in a Howard Johnson's motel. The orange-roofed buildings are part of Americana - or at least they were, since the sole remaining Howard Johnson's restaurants has closed its doors for good.… read more
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