Food for Thought

A Good Food Cause: Master Chef Celebration for Warriors in Motion

Online fundraising has revolutionized the way deserving organizations recruit new followers, fans, and contributors. It has also revolutionized the way organizers can bring together fun and unique opportunities for donors. A great case in point: the Master Chef Celebration, a night of tasting and sampling some of the greatest bites in NYC while raising awareness and donations for Warriors in Motion, a program […]

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Royal Baby Fever: What to Cook for New Parents

With the arrival of the new Windsor, Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, and the fourth wedding anniversary for Kate and William, my Anglophile blood is pumping at full throttle. If I could figure out a legitimate reason to splurge on a week in London right now, I would do it in a heartbeat. A heartbeat, I tell you. Alas, I’m stuck stateside with my fellow Brits-at-heart […]

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Food TV: A Review of “Chef’s Table” on Netflix

“The world needs more Zealots!” – Chefs Table, Episode 1 As a millennial, I am naturally a Netflix binge watcher. I am guilty of wasting a weekend afternoon by clicking “Play Next Episode” for hours. But I can absolutely validate my hours in front of the screen if I’m learning something. Netflix’s newest docuseries Chef’s Table explores the lives of six […]

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Best of Luck to Our James Beard Award Nominee and Cookbook Author Keith Schroeder

UPDATE: Keith and Cooking Light Mad Delicious won a James Beard Foundation Book Award! Congratulations to Keith, his editors at Oxmoor House, and everyone who worked on this fabulous book! The James Beard Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards Dinner will be held tonight at Chelsea Piers in New York City. A veritable who’s who of the food journalism world will be wining, dining, and […]

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A Food Editor Opens Up: How to be open and honest about food allergies

When I was in my early 30’s, I ended up in the emergency room: my lips had swollen up beyond imagination. A nurse took one look at me, whisked me out of the check-in line, and urgently commanded me to say what I had eaten. Confused and scared, I actually began to cry. Nothing like this had ever happened before and […]

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I thought I didn’t like oatmeal, but … : An Irish Oatmeal Revelation

I grew up trying to love oatmeal. Before any major test, I woke up extra early to whip up one of those instant oatmeals with maple or apple or something like that. The bowl was always left with two bites taken, leaving me with a disappointed stomach. It was always too sweet or too mushy (granted, it was the instant stuff). […]

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How to Eat Seasonally in Between Seasons

March, like September, is what I consider a transition month–a collection of weeks that lead us away from one season and tease us with glimmers of the next. Transition months are so exciting, but can be brutally frustrating. It’s a near constant scenario of looking into a closet containing [seemingly] nothing to wear, because it’s chilly in the morning and […]

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Trend Alert: New Food Halls Underway

Food halls are cropping up nationwide at what seems like the same frenzied pace that shopping malls did decades ago. Obviously, we’re hoping they’ll have more staying power—it’s a trend any food lover can certainly get behind. By now, you’re familiar with the food hall model, shaped by the likes of New York City’s Eataly (est. 2010): a collection of […]

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My #GimmeFive Challenge to Jones Valley Teaching Farm

#GimmeFive accepted. Gettin' back on the bike to get healthy. @jvteachingfarm, I pass the challenge on to you. pic.twitter.com/5AjPF9PCdy — Hunter Lewis (@notesfromacook) March 18, 2015 Okay, Mallory B. I accept your #GimmeFive Challenge! In honor of the Fifth Anniversary of Let’s Move, First Lady Michelle Obama is challenging friends and family to #GimmeFive and set five goals for leading a […]

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Five on Friday: #GimmeFive Challenge

Each Friday, we share five things that are getting buzz around the Cooking Light offices—from what we’re reading around the Web, to what’s hot on Instagram, or even our latest favorite ingredient. In honor of the 5th anniversary of Let’s Move!, First Lady Michelle Obama is challenging everyone to #GimmeFive and set five goals for leading a healthier life. Always up for a challenge, […]

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