You can be forgiven if you think that the pinkish liquid that makes a rare steak “juicy” is blood. We tend to call a rare steak “bloody,” after all, so it’s not exactly a stretch to think that the red liquid that drips out of your steak when you cut into it is blood.
BBQ tip: Two reasons to keep your grill clean
Clean grills improve barbecue food flavor and presentation says BBQ expert Jeff Igel. All you need is a wire brush and heat. And maybe a beer.
How to Cook Lobster
If you're intimidated by live lobsters, relax; they're really easy to fix. Think about lobster prep like cooking corn on the cob -- just plunge them into boiling water. The whole process takes about 30 minutes, using these step-by-step directions.
How to Make Capirotada (Mexican Bread Pudding)
Chef Richard Sandoval of Maya Mexican Restaurant in New York shares with us his recipe for Capirotada (Mexican Bread Pudding), the perfect dessert for the coming holidays.
How To Order Sushi Like A Pro
Ordering sushi can be daunting, especially if you don’t regularly do it. Where is that lunch special I saw yesterday? Why did I get the wrong roll? We have t...
How to Make Delightful, Doughy Mexican Buñuelos Without a Recipe
You can (and should) make buñuelos at home—don't be afraid to fry.
What Chicago Restaurants Are Also Wedding Venues?
Here are seven Chicago restaurants that are known for their quality cuisine and their beautiful private event spaces for weddings.
Tip & Tricks from a Bartender
Want to learn how to shake a cocktail like a pro? Top bartender Brian Means from Dirty Habit shares his best tips for shaking cocktails. What are you waiting...
We Asked 7 Bartenders: What Is the Most Underrated Cocktail?
Here are the cocktails that you aren't ordering, but should be, according to various bartenders across the nation. You'll thank us later.
I Ate At Least One Vegetable With Breakfast Every Day And Here's What Happened
I have to admit that I don’t always eat breakfast. Even though I write about health topics regularly—and I know how important a good morning meal is—sometimes I just want a massive cup of coffee with lots of skim milk. And that’s it.