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New ruby chocolate is 'intense sensorial delight'

Get your Instagram account ready. Pink-hued chocolate is heading this way, and it’s pretty enough to brag about. Swiss chocolate producer Barry Callebaut is launching its new ruby chocolate in the U.S. and Canada. The company calls ruby a fourth…

7 reasons to take your lunch to work

I work from home. When it comes time for lunch each day, I have the advantage of my full kitchen. But, you know what? So do you. You can have anything that is in your kitchen for lunch when you…

Is the charcoal food trend dangerous?

Black is the new rainbow, at least in food trends. Black ice cream, black macarons, black pasta, black beverages, black croissants … they’re the foodie’s latest Instagram darling. How does that hue end up in food? Sometimes, squid ink does…

Tomatoes tasted much better 100 years ago. Can their flavor be restored?

Something is amiss with the flavor of tomatoes these days. If you’re accustomed to today’s supermarket tomato, perhaps you haven’t noticed. But your taste buds are unwittingly being deprived of flavors that your great grandparents once relished. We may have…

How to get kids to eat 'adult' foods

I am a huge fan of homemade baby food, but there comes a time when children need to start sharing the same meals as the rest of the family. Doing so, however, is sometimes a mixed blessing. On the one…

How does an oatmeal brand reinvent itself for a new generation?

Oats are a staple in many homes. They’re the comfort food of cold mornings, the quick breakfast before school, and the ingredient that gives a little nutrition boost to a cookie. They’ve been around forever. Is there really anything new…

Should you wash your chicken?

Julia Child may have known everything there is to know about the perfect beef bourguignon, but it looks like the doyenne of French cuisine had it wrong — “dead wrong,” notes NPR — about chicken. In the celebrated PBS series,…

Why coleslaw is the ultimate divisive food

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been turned off by coleslaw with the exception of one version I make for my Southern Pulled Pork with Coleslaw, which I recently discovered might be more akin to pepper slaw than…

What are virtual restaurants?

Restaurant interiors have gone through several changes over the past few years. These changes seem to be coming at a quicker pace than even five years ago. The first wave was redesigning the dining area, adding communal dining tables and…

What's the difference between Parmesan and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese?

When a risotto recipe calls for Parmesan cheese, should you buy Parmesan or Parmigiano-Reggiano? Technically, you can use either. The difference is that Parmigiano-Reggiano is Parmesan, but not all Parmesan is Parmigiano-Reggiano. Parmesan If you need shaved or grated Parmesan,…