While your friends are busy buying diet books and declaring what they won't eat in 2015, serious eaters are thinking of new resolutions to expand our palates, our counter space, and our social lives. Here are a few suggestions for resolutions that will make 2015 a delicious year.
'New Year's' on Serious Eats
What's the history behind eating pork and sauerkraut, black-eyed peas, lentils, or pickled herring on the New Year?
Take a break and think about all the boozy stuff you ever wanted to do. Now's your year. If you don't have any boozy stuff you always wanted to do, here are a few ideas.
We hope you all survived the onslaught of holiday feasting and all the accompanying good cheer. If you're anything like us, you made a resolution or two after the ball fell (or maybe you waited until the hazy morning after). Regardless, now is the time to take action.
Ever wonder what makes those little bubbles in your glass of Champagne? Do you know how long it took to make that bottle you're popping this Thanksgiving? I recently traveled to France to check out this winegrowing region and learn what I could about the history of the area and how your bubbly gets made.
You never know what kinds of things you might find at Costco. I can't remember the last time I saw Champagne (the real stuff from France) on sale for less than $30. But Costco's Kirkland Signature Champagne runs just $20 for the white and $25 for the pink. That's the cheapest Champagne I've seen anywhere. But is it any good?
Just dragging yourself out of bed this morning? Kick off the day with a hearty, eggy meal. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.
Black truffle pasta: I love the gluttony of it. It feels extravagant, but it neither breaks the bank nor your back. And, with any luck, it is a preview of the riches to come in the new year.
This strata comes together quickly, and actually needs to sit overnight in order to reach its full potential. The next morning, take your already prepared brunch out of the fridge and toss it into the oven.
Well, we've wrapped up 2008 at Serious Eats (we accept that some of you think we have in fact over-wrapped it), so I wanted to take this opportunity to wish all of the serious eaters out there a happy, happy new year. Our collective New Year's resolution at SE HQ is to bring you as much fresh, hot, delicious food content in 2009 as we can possibly dish up. If that means being even more vigilant in our never-ending search for seriously delicious food, we are ready, willing, and able. I hope that we are more than up to that all-too-pleasurable task. What are your New Year's food resolutions?...
I blog by day and wait tables in a New York City restaurant by night. I'm excited to bring you Served, dispatches from the front of the house. Enjoy! T., my friend from school, asked me if she should work on New Year's Eve. “I don’t know,” I said, really not knowing. “Do you think you’ll make good money?” Our friend Andrew, who graduated last year, now runs the front of the house at a newish East Village spot. It’s the kind of restaurant that makes great boozy drinks and often employs a DJ, so it seems like a natural New Year party setting. He recruited T. to play hostess and/or coat check girl for the night. “I don’t know...
Clockwise from top left: Mario Batali, Thomas Keller, Cat Cora, and Lidia Bastianich. As part of our commitment to provide serious eaters with the most informative and entertaining holiday food content, we will bring you unprecedented glimpses into the holiday lives of some of America's best-known chefs and food television personalities. People like Mario Batali and Thomas Keller will talk about their favorite holiday dishes, provide recipes for them, and even tell us who will be at their holiday tables. First up is serious eater Batali, currently starring in PBS's Spain... On the Road Again with Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Bittman.. He'll be followed by, among other folks, Lidia Bastianich and Cat Cora. We'll let the rest of the...
Another delicious cocktail from the fertile imagination of Mario Batali to toast the new year with. Think of it as the liquid version of Larry Gonick's Oranges Campari. Let's raise a glass to the Serious Eats community. We love hanging out with all of you, chewing the fat about our mutual food enthusiasms and passions. May the new year be filled with all things delicious. Happy New Year, Serious Eaters!
Southern Foodways appears weekly as part of our collaboration with the Southern Foodways Alliance, an organization based in Oxford, Mississippi, that "documents and celebrates the diverse food cultures of the American South." Dig in! Looking for good luck and good fortune in the new year? Secretly wishing for both while publicly resolving to do good unto others? Maybe you're just looking for a way to celebrate the new year that doesn't involve Champagne, Times Square, or staying up late? Try a New Year's Day feast of black-eyed peas and collard greens. Both are thought to bring a year filled with prosperity. Some think the black-eyed peas represent copperpennies, specifically. So, for truly good fortune in the new year, be sure...
I like to be creative with my new year's resolutions. I try not to repeat myself, but that can be hard to do when I don't follow through on many of them. That said, I have many new and old resolutions, and I know you won't be surprised to find out that just about all of them revolve around food. I resolve to eat more vegetables, even if I have to cook them with bacon to do it. I resolve not to stop at New York's Gray's Papaya for one little hot dog any more on my way home or on my way to a fancy-pants restaurant for dinner. I justify that stop by saying to myself that it's really...
New Year's is a time to clear the decks, to indulge yourself and a few loved ones with foods we all love to eat. With our selections, people can stay home, invite a few friends over, and enjoy a great New Year's Eve or New Year's Day meal.