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Omakase: The Popular Japanese Tasting Tradition Explained

Omakase: The Popular Japanese Tasting Tradition Explained

Like many, I was introduced to sushi omakase via the 2011 documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” an artful account of Jiro Ono, the 85-year-old sushi master who operates a 10-seat sushi counter dutifully and cheerfully beneath a subway station in Tokyo. The magnificent red hues of the fish, the methodical preparation employed by Jiro and […]

Chowhound Remembers Jonathan Gold, Esteemed Los Angeles Times Food Critic

Chowhound Remembers Jonathan Gold, Esteemed Los Angeles Times Food Critic

Jonathan Gold, the iconic Pulitzer-prize winning Los Angeles Times restaurant critic, passed away on July 21st at the age of 57. His best restaurants list was an exquisitely curated and definitive resource, and his passion for diverse dishes made him an unusual and meaningful advocate for neighborhood restaurants. Gold’s review of Jessica Koslow’s Sqirl in […]

These Unique Slaws Will Take Your Fish Tacos from Good to Amazing

These Unique Slaws Will Take Your Fish Tacos from Good to Amazing

Stop, for a moment, and consider the best fish tacos you’ve ever had. There’s always that something extra that brings together a harmony of flavors–maybe something sweet, or creamy, or crunchy (or all three)! More often than not, that clutch addition to those favorite fish tacos is a refreshing slaw to counterbalance the taste and […]

Rose All Day: Here’s How Your Favorite Wine is Actually Made

Rose All Day: Here’s How Your Favorite Wine is Actually Made

Pale pink in color, rose looks pretty divine submerged in a half-melted ice bucket drenched by sunlight, which is why regardless of whether you drink it from a magnum at brunch or pound it on your porch, it’s undisputedly your summertime staple when it comes to wine. But, like, how’s this glorious vin actually produced […]

Savory Muffins to Pack in Your Picnic Basket

Savory Muffins to Pack in Your Picnic Basket

Ideally, picnic fare is easily portable, not overly messy, and able to be eaten without utensils. Pressed picnic sandwiches definitely fit the bill, as does fried chicken, but if you prefer more of a graze-able spread of smaller bites, add savory muffins to your picnic basket along with other nibbles. They’re a fun and convenient […]

Add Some Salt and Spice to Your Sundaes With These Savory Ice Cream Toppings

Add Some Salt and Spice to Your Sundaes With These Savory Ice Cream Toppings

Now that it’s summer you’ve probably been chowing down on a lot of ice cream. But maybe you’ve had your fair share of chocolate or vanilla. Or even if you’ve experimented with more complex flavors (blueberry cheesecake ice cream, anyone?), maybe you want something a little less…sweet. Savory desserts are always a tricky, seemingly oxymoronic […]

Halvah in Dessert Is a Helluva Good Time

Halvah in Dessert Is a Helluva Good Time

Israeli food is all the rage these days. Falafel and hummus are mainstays and can be found everywhere from vegetarian restaurants to places like Subway and Starbucks. Shakshuka is not just an onomatopoeia for the sound a maraca makes; it’s becoming a new brunch staple. And then there’s halvah. This sweet, rich sesame candy is […]

How to Make Homemade Boozy Slushies This Summer

How to Make Homemade Boozy Slushies This Summer

By Joey Skladany | Published on Thursday, July 19, 2018Edit Iced tea? Lemonade? Cucumber water? Puh-lease. These refreshing drinks have nothing on a boozy summertime slushie. While turning your favorite classic cocktails into frozen treats may seem like a bar-exclusive luxury, John Roberts, bartender and owner of The Bushwick Country Club and The Starlight, shows […]

16 Irresistible Chicken Sandwiches for Picnic Season

16 Irresistible Chicken Sandwiches for Picnic Season

Pictured: Mexican Chicken Salad recipe from Chowhound Chicken sandwiches are the best sandwiches. Sure, a heaving deli pastrami or intricately layered Italian sub has a time and a place. But when you want something that will strike a chord with your innermost heartstrings, head for the comforts of chicken. Whether it’s a grilled breast blanketed […]