They’re back at it! Our year-round school started three weeks ago, and this year I’m trying something new for lunch. It’s called: Three Small Kids Pack Their Own Lunches. Here’s how it works:
“Sushi gelato” (i.e., gelato with raw fish in it) may not sound so great, but “gelato sushi” is another matter entirely. The latter is gelato shaped into pretty sushi-like icy bonbons — and you can now get it at a new ice cream shop in New York City’s East Village.
The shop, appropriately called Gelarto, offers a range of attractive frozen treats, but none more so than its gelato sushi, which can be ordered in sets of four for $12. (They come on a sushi platter, complete with chopsticks.)
By Kelly Magyarics
The afternoon of August 21, 2017 will mark the first time since 1918 that a total solar eclipse will be visible across the entire contiguous United States. (And another one like it won’t occur again until 2024.) To celebrate the occasion, restaurants and bars are adding a bit of starry magic to their menus with items inspired by this rare celestial event. It’s a great excuse for a gathering, so cross your fingers for clear skies and don’t forget your eclipse glasses! Read more
Photo courtesy of Naked Juice
For many of us, a new school year is all about a fresh start — and that includes refreshing our families’ diets with fresh fruits and vegetables. However, for nearly 30 million Americans, access to affordable, quality produce is a daily struggle.
Bobby Flay is no stranger to the idea that people want to eat more fruits and vegetables. Just take his restaurant, Gato, located in New York City’s SoHo. The most popular dish on the menu, kale and wild mushroom paella, is a vegetarian delight. What’s more, New Yorkers are willing to shell out $32 for it seven nights a week. “When I put it on the menu, I thought, ‘No one is gonna order this thing,’” says Bobby. Now, it’s the dish that keeps people coming back for more. Read more
So, you’re taking some time off but have nothing planned? Don’t spend the whole vacation in front of the TV — no one’s judging you for binging a few series here or there, but think about how good you’ll feel if you actually do something with your days off. This is the perfect opportunity to do things that you normally don’t have time for. Whether that’s getting outside and exploring your neighborhood or trying out a new restaurant, you’ll be glad to have some real stories to tell when you’re back at the office. You don’t have to travel somewhere exotic to enjoy your time off. Try out some of these tips for making the most of your staycation.
How much do kids love corn? Let me put it this way: I can add corn to basically ANYTHING and get a cheer from my four rascals when dinner hits the table. And let’s not limit this to corn on the cob, because that’s always a slam dunk. Nope, even when it’s off the cob, this sweet, crunchy veg is a hit with my brood. Here are my go-to picks.
Ina Garten’s Corn Salad (pictured above)
A handful of ingredients transforms a few simple ears of corn into a flavorful, potluck-worthy dish.
Chefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast.
Los Angeles is a taco town, having long been hailed as the capital of the Californian staple. The list of excellent taco spots is so long, it takes some serious work to narrow it down. That’s where local chefs come into play. Here three LA pros dish about the most-tempting taco spots in the City of Angels. Read more
Your answer may depend on what news stories you happen to be reading.
Swaying you toward the negative may be the hullaballoo over a non-melting ice cream sandwich in Australia. A woman in New South Wales named Mary Salter posted a note on Facebook asking why, after her grandson, in a fit of pique, chucked two halves of a broken ice cream sandwich in her backyard (one piece on the cement and one on the lawn), the frozen treat didn’t melt even “after four days in 26-degree [79 degrees F] heat on cement … in direct sun.”