How To Eat Thanksgiving Dinner: A Strategy Guide

How does one eat a Thanksgiving meal? On its face this might seem like a ridiculous question, and also everywhere else too. I mean, who doesn't know how to eat? (Excepting the British, of course.) Thanksgiving is marked, more than anything else, by its abundance of tasty foodstuffs; practically speaking, it is a… » 11/27/14 12:30pm Yesterday 12:30pm

The Foodspin Thanksgiving Reader

Hey, whoa, Thanksgiving is here! And although you likely will spend it huddled over a vending-machine candy bar in a snowed-in airport terminal surrounded by wild-eyed and feral-looking strangers, that shouldn't stop you from fantasizing about the delicious non-candy foods you'd be eating if our nation's Eastern… » 11/26/14 1:43pm Wednesday 1:43pm

Got Thanksgiving Cooking Questions? Come Chat With Some Food People

We're very happy to be joined today by Kenzi Wilbur, managing editor of Food52, Cara Parks, executive editor of Modern Farmer, plus our own Jolie Kerr, Will Gordon, and, uh, me. We're all hanging out down below in the discussion, awaiting your Thanksgiving food and drink questions. Let's have 'em. » 11/24/14 2:00pm Monday 2:00pm

How To Make Potatoes Au Gratin, A Step Beyond Good Ol' Mashed Taters

Hey, look, mashed potatoes are wonderful. They're smooth and hearty and comforting; they land in your stomach with a satisfying, almost audible whump; they are the food equivalent of dropping your entire body onto a soft, overstuffed sofa. Kids love them, grownups love them, everybody loves them. Mashed potatoes are… » 11/22/14 11:50am Saturday 11:50am

Foodies Claim Non-Artisanal Flour Is Poisoning You

For centuries, man has suffered under the unyielding tyranny of the automated mill and its proponents, who have consigned him to flavorless, unethical, and possibly poisonous baked goods. At last salvation is at hand, though, through the good offices of the artisanal food movement! » 11/14/14 2:36pm 11/14/14 2:36pm

How To Stir-Fry Beef, The Most Harrowing And Wonderful Thing

The problem with stir-frying is the common perception that it's this simple, quick way of throwing together a good dinner. I don't really know what to make, and I'm running late getting home from work, so I guess I'll just whip up some stir-fry is the thought process that leads, inexorably, to the 5,973,221st… » 11/08/14 1:00pm 11/08/14 1:00pm

Stephen Colbert Goes In On The Damn Swiss And Their Nazi Creamer

So, some Swiss coffee creamer company put Adolf Hitler on its packaging; last night on The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert had some fun at those bastards' expense. "It is so nice to see the Swiss finally have an opinion on Hitler" is my favorite line, but "I like my coffee like I like my women: without Hitler" is… » 11/04/14 12:29pm 11/04/14 12:29pm

Watch These Non-Ohioans Try To Eat Gross-Ass Cincinnati Chili

Here's twelve non-Ohioans (West-Coasters, specifically) trying to choke down some signature Ohio foods. There's a pretty broad selection of foods, here—Glier's goetta and so forth—but the centerpiece is the Skyline 3-way; they start eating it around 2:10 in the video. Spoiler alert: They think it's gross! » 10/23/14 5:48pm 10/23/14 5:48pm

My Friends, It Is Time To Send Brooklyn Beneath The Waves

One of the challenges of writing about things on the internet is having the discipline to contain yourself, for the sake of being able to call an item of work finished instead of knitting it into some mammoth all-encompassing rant about, like, American culture or capitalism or the human condition or whatever that will… » 10/23/14 1:29pm 10/23/14 1:29pm