We have no plans to be anywhere near Battle Creek, Michigan. But if we could get there, we’d head to Lucky Rooster Kitchen & Cocktails for their Blanco Burger (photo #1). Fried chicken skins were on the bar-snack menu when a customer thought he spotted chicken skins atop a burger. He was mistaken, but the […]

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We love having fun with food. Whether we enjoy it at fine restaurants or make it ourselves, we relish food presented with wit, as works of art, or tongue-in-cheek. Of the latter, we made a literal version not too long ago, layering sliced tongue with beef cheeks. The famed dish Oysters and Pearls at The […]

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[1] The Hanako San Bloody Mary at Bamboo Sushi in Portland, Oregon. [2] Ready for its close-up.   There are many variations on the Bloody Mary, one of America’s favorite cocktails. This one is from Bamboo Sushi in Portland, Oregon. It’s called Hanako-San, The Bamboo Bloody. While we don’t have the exact recipe, the ingredients […]

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[1] Food fun: fonduta and meatballs (photo courtesy Flavor & The Menu). [2] How about a smoked mozzarella fondue? Here’s the recipe from Center Cut Cook. [3] Serve fonduta with classic dippers, with or without the fondue pot (photo courtesy Equatorial Sky | Wikipedia).   Who needs spaghetti or lasagna? This fun dish from Flavor […]

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[1] A PB&J Burger with vanilla ice cream. It’s a popular menu item with both children and adults (photo courtesy Slater’s 50/50).   If you’re a burger person and an adventurous eater, here’s an idea from Slater’s 50/50, a burger gastropub with locations in Southern California, Honolulu, Las Vegas and Dallas. The restaurant is known […]

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We first encountered petite stuffed bagels at a trade show, some 10 years ago. Made by a Canadian company, they were a delight for the eyes. They were not the traditional two halves of a bagel with cream cheese, but a dome shape with cream cheese piped inside. They tasted the same as a traditional […]

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April 4th is National Ramen Day. It’s also National Burrito Day, National Carrot Day and National Cordon Bleu Day. In case you’ve never had a ramen burger, it’s a hamburger where fried ramen, formed into a bun shape, replaces the bread bun.     RAMEN BURGER HISTORY The American version of the ramen burger (photo […]

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Like egg rolls but feel guilty about eating the fried wrapper? Here’s a healthy improvement from Pampered Chef: the insides of an eggroll, cooked in a skillet. You can serve it atop rice as a main course, or without rice as a side. If you need some crunch, add a few chow mein noodles or […]

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[1] Easter macarons: Edible art from Stay Sweet NYC.   A number of pastry artists are creating colorful macarons for Easter, but we haven’t seen anything as lovely as these from Lindsay of Stay Sweet NYC. Her pastel cookies are decorated with abstract flowers. Lovely. But we’ve never seen dual-color ganache before! Who needs chocolate […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts’ seasonal PEEPS donuts arrive tomorrow at Dunkin’ Donuts nationwide. They’re accompanied by new PEEPS marshmallow-flavored hot and iced coffee and espresso drinks. Head to your nearest DD (here’s a store locator) for your PEEPS donut. It’s topped with white icing, a special green and egg-shaped sprinkle blend and a mini yellow PEEPS marshmallow […]

Diets To Lose Weight