Here at SE we've been known to mindlessly scarf down a hamburger or two, but that doesn't mean that we don't think that food can be a form of art. One look at the beautiful work of our own cake and sandwich recipe developer-food stylist Maria Del Mar Sacasa is all you need to know what we're talking about. Check out this video of the making of a Sacher Torte— it's as beautifully orchestrated as a ballet, but much more delicious.
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"What exactly is Icelandic food?" was the most popular question I was asked after returning from a week in Iceland. (Second place goes to: "Did everyone look like Björk?") To answer the first, the basic diet hasn't changed too much from the Viking Age, though of course chefs have become more imaginative with preparations over the years. The mainstays include: lamb, skyr, potatoes, fish, and other seafood. A lot of seafood. Here's a primer for anyone visiting Iceland or wondering, what do they eat up there?
On a recent visit to Charleston, South Carolina, I didn't have much of an agenda for the trip aside from sun-basking in balmy temperatures and enjoying some good Low Country cuisine. One morning, I found myself in the cozy dining room of The Hominy Grill, perusing a drool-worthy brunch menu.
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Fun is usually not the first thing that comes to mind when I think of tasting menus. Expensive? For sure. Exciting? I hope so. Tasty? Better be. Show-offy? Often. So when I went to Torrisi Italian Specialties for Rich Torrisi's freshly designed $125 twenty-course tasting menu, I couldn't help but wonder: could the chef's characteristic sense of humor make such a marathon meal a fun experience?
- Paris Mushroom Salad with Lemon, Parsley, and Parmesan: A light and delicate salad of meat mushrooms that definitely doesn't fall short on flavor.
- Maple And Mustard-Glazed Salmon With Roasted Brussels Sprouts: A subtly sweet and spicy way to salmon and sprouts.
- Homemade Almond Milk: How to make this delicious and healthy milk substitute at home.
- Honey Biscuits: These slightly sweet biscuits would make a great accompaniment with any meal of the day.
- Sriracha Hot Wings: These wings get coated with an Asian inspired glaze that packs outrageous flavor.
- 12 Brussels Sprout Dishes We Love in NYC: From whiskey and mustard to fried with fish sauce.
- Exceptional Shojin-ryori at Kajitsu in the East Village: A Japanese eatery in the East Village unlike its competitors, Kajitsu serves a stunningly elegant (and entirely vegan) menu.
- Santa Monica, CA: Milo and Olive: This recently opened restaurant in Los Angeles has already gained notoriety for the pizzas and eccentric toppings they offer.
- Snapshots from Singapore: 12 Must-Try Dishes: In a city-state packed with flavors from all different cuisines, these are 12 dishes that are musts.
- Cleveland: If Michael Symon Weren't Already a Celebrity, B Spot Would Make Him a Star: Chef Symon's burger spot includes over 30 craft beers, 14 different burgers, and a pickle bar.
- Knockout Noodles: Osteria Via Stato: Osteria Via Stato dishes up reliable, rustic Italian fare in River North, Chicago.
- 10 Must-Try Sweets in Honolulu: From Thang's Avocado Smoothies to Coco Puffs at Liliha Bakery, Honolulu offers the sweet tooth some seriously indulgent options.