Eater.com took nominations and votes to rack up this list of pizza joints. Is your favorite on the list?
Among this crop of newish restaurants are the Neapolitan spots (800 Degrees in LA, Antico in Atlanta, Pizaro's in Houston), places for an East-coast-style slice (Gioia in San Francisco), the return of a grunge-era favorite (World Pizza in Seattle), examples of pizzaiolos bringing deep-fried montanara to the U.S. (Forcella in NYC), and options from established chefs that have freewheeling menus but a strong emphasis on pizza (Balena in Chicago, Oven & Shaker in Portland).
Turn a cheese plate into a sweeter display with this recipe from Food Network's "Cupcake Wars."
Peel the cupcake away from its liner, and place upside down on the top of a new, fresh liner. The narrow end of the cupcake should be facing up at this point. Pour 2 to 3 tablespoons of the Brown Sugar Fig Sauce on top of each cupcake, allowing the sauce and figs to drip down the sides. Fill a piping bag equipped with a star tip with the Honey Goat Cheese Frosting, and pipe stars on the top of each cupcake. Sprinkle the tops of the cupcakes with the Parmesan.
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If your Guinness isn't thick enough, check out this decadent recipe from Chowhound.
Malty Guinness and rich vanilla ice cream: a dreamy, frothy, creamy combination. This milk shake would be perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration or equally delicious sipped poolside in August... We found that using a can of Guinness instead of a bottle ensures a creamier consistency.
This unusual fruit-and-cheese grilly pairs bananas and Fromage Blanc with crusty cinnamon-raisin bread.
At first the obvious choice for this sandwich seemed to be cream cheese or mascarpone, but after tasting the tang from fromage blanc the answer was clear: The sweetness from the cinnamon raisin bread and the bananas balanced out, and the cheese stayed put inside the sandwich.
Photo by Amy Wisniewski
FeLion Studios offers 48 "Made in America" cast iron skillets cast and shaped into the outlines of the 48 contiguous states. And they really all fit together, like a puzzle. At long last you can grill your Wisconsin cheddar cheese sandwich in a Wisconsin shaped skillet!
Enjoy being the life of a party by hamming up your favorite baked and fried delights with state-shaped proportion! FeLion Studio’s cast iron art is a functional example of design concept meeting utility with a fun and social emphasis.
Yes! We agree Stargate SG-1! Gjetost is wickedly tasty. This Norwegian goat's cheese has been on all our minds lately with two pieces in our Spring 2012 issue - "Norse Discovery" and "Grandmother's Choice" - featuring this caramel-y, brick of goodness and a recent blog post from Susanna also featuring this cheese.
The current Farm Bill is set to expire in five years, and the conversation surrounding the new bill is certainly heated.
By the time the next Farm Bill expires in five years, 125,000 American farmers will have retired. This fact may well be the biggest threat to national food security, but you wouldn’t know it if you’ve been following this year’s Farm Bill hearings...The committee’s worst move was a 50 percent cut to the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. This grant program, originally authorized in the 2008 bill, funds all-important training programs for new farmers, from New Roots for Refugees in Kansas to the Maine Organic Farming and Gardening Association’s Journeyperson program.
The Oscars of the food world presented more than twenty awards to various culinary aficionados on Monday. Among the top winners were Christina Tosi, a crafter of eccentric sweet treats, Daniel Humm, head chef at widely-acclaimed Eleven Madison Park, and Wolfgang Puck, "a pioneer of California cuisine."
The James Beard awards honor those who follow in the footsteps of Beard, considered the dean of American cooking when he died in 1985. Monday's ceremony honored chefs and restaurants; a similar event on Friday was held for book and other media awards.
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Check out this great info-graphic video on the role of dairy farmers in the US economy, community and environment:
Thanks to advancements in genetics, nutrition and animal care, U.S. dairy farmers are able to produce 65% more milk with 1/3 of the cows, all while reducing dairy's carbon footprint. Support U.S. dairy farmers. For more information email Info@DairyFarmersCare.com.
Alex James, the former bassist of the Brit-pop band Blur, and current cheesemaker, has become the face of the British Cheese Board campaign and their quest to find Cheddar its theme song.
Mr James, a former Colchester schoolboy, said: “It’s important to be buying British right now, and cheddar truly represents the best of British cheese as it was invented right here in the UK.
“This is a fun way to support British Cheddar and combine two of the best things in life, in music and cheese.”