Parenting: Packing a healthy lunch for your kids (and yourself) just got easier. With this interactive “Healthy Lunch Maker,” you’ll have a better idea of the nutritional value inside your child’s lunchbox.
NY Times: One man attempts to barter his way across the country with no money, just bacon.
The Atlantic: The Texas State Fair, also the largest state fair in the country, proves you can deep-fry just about anything. How do you feel about deep-fried bubble gum?
Bon Appétit: Every wonder why the combination of caramel and salt or pears with blue cheese tastes so good? There’s a science behind it.
Eater: McDonald’s will begin posting calories on all their menu boards nationwide. How much do you think this will affect people’s eating habits?
Mashable: What are the most innovative home appliances on the market? These three appliances could change your life.
Eater: Forget pop-up restaurants — Muru Pops Down, a Finnish “pop-down” restaurant, is 262 feet underground. Don’t worry, helmets are not required while eating.
National Restaurant News: More and more chefs are reducing time and space requirements demanded by house-cured meats and are dishing out quick hams instead. Quick hams are generally brined or smoked, made with smaller cuts of pork and are still quite tasty.
Yum Sugar: These nifty tips for peeling peaches will have you baking up delicious peach pies in no time.
The Salt: The thought of eating insects is probably still scary and unappetizing to most. They’re packed with protein, however, environmentally friendly, and they may be a solution to hunger in refugee camps.
LA Times: The hottest trending ingredient in Japan right now is shio koji, and it’s making its way over to the U.S.
Slate: Let’s be honest: not everyone loves to cook. Here are some reasons you should get to work in your kitchen anyway.
Eater: Think you have what it takes to run a food truck? Food Trucks for Dummies has hit the bookshelves and offers the keys to success.
Bon Appétit: America’s 10 Best New Restaurants have been announced.
Gawker: Cinnabon introduces the Pizzabon to fulfill savory cravings and attract new customers. Meanwhile, Domino’s aims to shift its image by dropping the pizza pie from its logo.
Eater: Watch a hot dog journey into outer space and drop back down to earth, only to be eaten immediately.
Food 52: What is a cherpumple? It’s an outrageous dessert composed of three cakes, each filled and baked with its own pie.
Food Beast: “Floating mugs” may be your family’s solution to those unwanted condensation rings left behind on table.
Business Insider: You don’t have to wait until morning anymore to grab an Egg McMuffin. McDonald’s introduces Breakfast After Midnight.
The Daily Meal: Even on the road, Robert Irvine eats well and stays fit. It may be easier than you think.
NPR: Wondering where all the watermelon seeds went? Don’t worry, the seedless variety tastes the same as the black-seeded, traditional kind.
Nation’s Restaurant News: Pickles are trending and on the rise amongst restaurant menus.
Huffington Post: The cupcake craze carries on. The world’s largest cupcake mosaic features more than 1,000 pounds of cupcakes.
This grilling season, classic cookout fare is getting revamped. Think Bruschetta Dogs and grilled desserts. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still perfectly content with a good old burger. But with all the buzz around new foods that look great with char lines, I had to join in on the fun. Toss a pizza on the grill? I’m on it.
Pizza has become a go-to meal for my beau and me. It’s a no-fuss dinner that tends to be forgiving to newbies like us. Add too much cheese? No such thing. Trouble rolling the dough? Call it art. We’ve even taken off the training wheels and come up with our own topping combos and techniques, without relying on recipes. However, when the decision came down to grilling the pie for our next date night, I wanted the guidance of an expert. And who better than the grill master himself, Bobby Flay?
This Grilled Pizza With Hot Sausage, Grilled Peppers, Onions and Oregano Ricotta is a mouthful to say, and a mouthful to enjoy. Though it takes a hefty dose of prepping, don’t let that scare you away. It’s well worth the effort. Serve it on a night when you’re looking for a major ego boost, as each of its elements is sure to impress.
Associated Press: The Greek yogurt craze continues to go strong, with top yogurt makers opening “yogurt bars” in New York City.
Healthland: Pop-up grocery stores may help solve the problem of “food deserts.”
Bon Appétit: It’s all about portion control — and using a colorful plate for dinner just may be the key to your success.
Laughing Squid: Obsessed with Instagram? Now you can turn all your favorite filtered snapshots into chocolates aka “cocoagraphs.”
NY Times: What are your Olympic athletes eating this summer? While most people worry about too many calories, they “have the unusual problem of having to work hard to keep weight on.”
Eater: Food meets comedy as Bobby Flay guest stars in Portlandia: The Brunch Special this Friday.
NY Post: American comfort food is getting trendier and often more expensive. How do you feel about its glamorous makeover?
The Guardian: Culinary child prodigies are serving up inventive, sophisticated food. It’s no gimmick.
Huffington Post: Yes, there is such a thing as a 7-Eleven mashed potato machine. It has, however, yet to reach the U.S.
Typewich: Need to break up your monotonous sandwich routine? Typewich.com presents a new combo idea each time you refresh the page.