It’s easy to overestimate the power of exercise to help weight loss, especially if you increase your fitness regime at the same time you embark on a diet. The weight begins to drop, and the running shoes get to take a victory lap. It feels as if you’re just burning those pounds off. Then: the infamous plateau. “Chasing a calorie […]
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We’re tasting a lot of alternative-grain and non-wheat-flour chips these days. One problem: Not only do they not taste like potato or corn chips, but it’s often hard to pinpoint what they DO taste like. Not so with the chickpea chips from the great Maya Kaimal. Her just-released Seeded Multigrain Chickpea Chips have delicious spice notes hinting of papadums and […]
Michael Ruhlman’s Egg is a must-have. Ingeniously organized, this book maps out egg-centric dishes, plus those in which eggs play a critical supporting role. Poaching and omelet instructions yielded perfection. We also love Greg Marchand’s Frenchie for inventive bistro treats: Mussels with Jerusalem Artichokes and Chorizo; Roasted Carrot, Orange, and Avocado Salad. Egg: Little, Brown, 236 pages, $40 Frenchie: Artisan, 144 pages, $23
The fear arrived about two days before we were going to serve the sort of meal that would normally come from a kitchen staffed by a squad of chefs backed by a platoon of assistants. For our six-course meal serving eight people, there would be two of us cooking in a fairly tight apartment kitchen. At our Thursday afternoon meeting, […]
I’ve asked everyone on the editorial team—the people who make the magazine, not the marketers or sellers—to talk to readers and website/mobile users. Yup: on the phone, in person. Won’t take long. What we want to know is this: In a world in which food and food information are changing by the second, what can we do at Cooking Light […]
Here are some of our favorite cookbooks of 2013, from little guides to coffee table tomes.
Amid the deluge of new, pricey, bitter high-percentage chocolate bars, Komforte‘s thick, fun alternatives still stand out a few years after introduction. Tortilla-Lime has big chunks of crunchy tortilla and a nice lime edge. Apple Pie has a thick graham layer. French Toast tastes sort of syrupy. And they’re not $7 a bar: Click to buy at komfortechockolates.com, and they’re […]