Michelle Klug

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Five on Friday: 5 Unreal Paintings that Look Good Enough to Eat

Tjalf Sparnaay paints ordinary objects—a fried egg, a crushed coca cola can, a crumbled receipt. Except he uses such extreme detail in his oil paintings, that it brings these objects to life. Really, just look at some of the photos below of his food paintings and tell us they don’t make your mouth water and stomach rumble. The Dutch artist’s […]

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5 on Friday: 5 American Food Terms that are Bloody Confusing to the British

There are a few things that Americans name differently which really seem to grind the gears of our pre-colonial comrades. Take “soccer” for example. While the rest of the world refers to this sport as “football,” we have our own special pet name for it, and use the term “football” for a completely different sport that doesn’t really involve much […]

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Gifts for Friends Who Booze

Working at Cooking Light, I tend to gift a lot of food items or gadgets during the holidays. My friends love to go out to eat, so they will love some quality olive oil or a French cookbook with digital scale to match, right? Wrong. I realized most of my friends were Lean Cuisine lovers–not that there is anything wrong […]

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Five on Friday: 5 Reasons Vegetarians Still Enjoy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving can be awkward for vegetarians—not because of the giant turkey looming in the distance—but because of the questions you get from family who either don’t know what a vegetarian is or who know, but don’t know why anyone would want to be one. Some common questions us vegetarians get are: – So you don’t eat meat? But you can […]

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What to Drink Now: Dry Ciders

Well, it’s officially fall. I mean, it’s officially been fall for a little while according to the calendar, but Mother Nature still thought it was summer until a few weeks ago. So now that it’s finally cooling off (at least where we are), we’re ready for cider! Cider is available year-round, but for me it’s really a seasonal thing. Drinking […]

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5 on Friday: Pumpkin Fever!

Have you caught it? I hear it’s going around. People are flocking to pumpkin patches, going crazy for Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and searching for Cooking Light’s pumpkin recipes. They’ve caught pumpkin fever! Here are 5 ideas to gorge on gourd: Pumpkin Pound Cake with Buttermilk Glaze: Deliciously sweet pumpkin cake topped with a buttermilk glaze? I don’t think I could […]

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Product Spotlight: Aquafarm

We previously told you how we loved Back To the Root’s Mushroom kit, allowing you to grow edible mushrooms in your own home. The startup’s newest product, Aquafarm, a self-sustaining aquaponic garden, takes growing food in your home a step further. Fresh herbs and lettuces with no watering or fertilizing, plus a pet fish? Yes Please! Aquafarm is basically a […]

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Lighter Fall Beers

Fall has arrived, but we’re still waiting for the cold weather here in Alabama. We do love our fall beers, but drinking a heavy stout in the sun when it’s 80 degrees is never a great idea. We enjoyed these two beers for this should-be-chilly-but-still-warm time of year: 1. Sam Adams Octoberfest: Octoberfest is a go-to for many staffers because it’s […]

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Tasty Pumpkin Beers for Fall

Fall officially begins Sunday and there is so much to be excited about in the food and beverage world: Pumpkin Beer, pumpkin lattes, figs, apple pies. You do have to do some searching to find a pumpkin beer that’s not super sweet and doesn’t use artificial extracts to infuse that pumpkin flavor into the beer. Two we tried today brewed […]

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5 on Friday: Five Reasons I Can’t Wait until Fall

Fall doesn’t officially start for another few weeks, but there are just so many things to love about the season, including a very elusive latte. 1. Pumpkin Beer: The first thing a beer lover thinks of when Fall rolls around: Pumpkin beer. Sweet and spicy, my favorite is Dogfish Head Punkin Ale , found at craft beer stores. Shipyard PumpkinHead […]

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