Are calzones better than pizza?

You probably know someone who has spent hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on a wood-fired pizza oven in a quest to make the perfect homemade pizza. Perfecting pizza at home is a laudable goal, because it means you can control all of the variables to end up with a pie that is exactly what you want. If you have… read more

How to avoid sticky baking situations

Unmolding Bundt cakes used to terrify me. I would break out in a nervous sweat as I tipped the baking pan upside down over a cooling rack, hoping that when I lifted the tin, a beautifully detailed whole cake would emerge. Before I locked in on my preferred method of coating the pan, I had all sorts of stuck-cake disasters.… read more

The Forest Feast Road Trip – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our worldwide giveaway to win one of two copies of The Forest Feast Road Trip: Simple Vegetarian Recipes Inspired by My Travels through California by Erin Gleeson. Erin has several events which we have shared on our calendar. The Forest Feast Road Trip: Simple Vegetarian Recipes Inspired by My Travels through California by Erin Gleeson journals her family’s extended road trip around… read more

The new ‘food fights’

I love the Eat Your Books Cookbook Club plus several other food groups on Facebook. The ones I frequent have a spirit of collegiality, a warm and welcoming vibe, and plenty of insightful commentary. Apparently not all Facebook food groups follow this pattern, however, as Eater's Amy McCarthy explains as she documents recipe groups where drama rules the day. McCarthy… read more

Food news antipasto

It was only a matter of time before cryptocurrency and the food and beverage industry collided. Global restaurant group Chotto Matte is selling a specialty cocktail this April (timed to coincide with the Miami Bitcoin 2022 conference) that can only be purchased with bitcoin. The cocktail will sell for the bitcoin equivalent of $50. Classic guacamole [Roberto Santibañez] from Food52 Genius… read more

April Fool’s food pranks

I have to admit, Serious Eats almost got me this year with their clever April Fool's joke. They posted a link to a recipe for dry brined beans, complete with photo and convincing 'Serious Eats-sounding' text. It is very well done and I had to read a little ways before I was sure it was a joke. Good job, guys.… read more
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