Food for Thought

“Where’s the Blackberry?”

Move over, “Where’s the Beef?” lady. Wendy’s has a new slogan in town. The Wall Street Journal ran a story this week chronicling the uphill battle fast food restaurants are facing in the race to provide more fresh produce items to an ever more food-conscious consumer. With the emergence of “fast-casual” establishments such as Chipotle or Panera, whose impetus for success […]

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A Night in Birmingham with the Roca Brothers

It isn’t every night that I get to sit down to an 18-course dinner. In fact, it’s only been one night. Last night. Joan, Josep, and Jordi Roca, the owners and chefs of World’s Best Restaurant El Celler de Can Roca, served this extensive meal to more than 400 guests here in Birmingham, Alabama. I was lucky to be just one of them. […]

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2 Apps That Help You Make Better Seafood Choices

At its core, seafood sustainability is about preserving the health and size of the world’s fish stock populations. As certain fish species become dangerously overfished, watchdog groups both public and private put out warnings to avoid them. But because populations are ever in flux, it can be hard for shoppers to stay current with the latest recommendations on which fish […]

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Shake Shack’s Lobster-Topped Burger: No. Just, No.

Yesterday, the revered burger chain Shake Shack launched a special menu item in its Boston and Connecticut locations: the Surf n’ Shack burger, a ground beef patty topped with lettuce, tomato, and Maine lobster salad. As a native New Englander, a lobster purist, and a burger aficionado, I feel compelled to voice my outrage. Let it be known that I love […]

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Woman Celebrates Making 365 Cooking Light Recipes in One Year

We are back with Erin Rehill-Seker who challenged herself to make a different Cooking Light recipe every day for a year. That is 365 recipes on top of her job and her kids. No short feat when you’re embarking on recipes and techniques you’ve never tried before. Read more about how her journey began in our past blog post. And […]

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Encouraging Adventurous Eating in a Child

It has become known as the Oyster Incident. At a party last year, our 11-year-old daughter Elise was introduced to raw oysters by Cooking Light Test Kitchen Professional Robin Bashinsky. We both thought she’d be grossed out after trying one. Then she quickly downed three more oysters dressed with bacon mignonette, and an adventurous eater was born. I sent her from […]

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Cooking Light 365: How Our Recipes Helped a Picky Eater

If you haven’t already, you need to meet the ever-charming Erin Rehill-Seker. Erin challenged herself to cook a different Cooking Light recipe for 365 days, which just concluded a few weeks ago. Congrats, Erin! If you’re interested in how this challenge came about and what it was like being a social media superstar, check out our previous blog post. Pro […]

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Woman Cooks Different Cooking Light Recipe For 365 Days

There’s something absolutely wonderful about the perfect recipe coming together before your eyes. It’s a beautiful, creative outlet that can sometimes feel like a good therapy session. Possibly nobody understands that more than Erin Rehill-Seker. Erin discovered a passion for cooking when her mother introduced her to Cooking Light. However, after moving to a new home with a beautiful kitchen and […]

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How to Cut Down on Food Waste

This article originally appeared on All You. By Sara Morrow In the most recent episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the comedian-host addressed America’s relationship with food waste. Long story short? We waste a TON of food, and we’ve got to put an end to it. According to the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), as much as 40 […]

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We’re Turning Into a Food Hall Nation

As culinary commerce booms, food halls are popping up like gourmet mushrooms from coast to coast. More selectively curated than open-air farmers’ markets, these indoor marketplaces house everything from local butchers to casual eateries. Unlike the Italy-centric Eataly archetype, most new halls aren’t bound by a theme. Melrose Market in Seattle and St. Roch Market in New Orleans offer a […]

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