ingredients

Ice Cream

Many 'Vanilla' Ice Creams Contain Precisely No Vanilla, Milk, or Cream, Study Says

In some “ice creams,” cream and milk were replaced with partially reconstituted dried skim milk, whey protein, and palm or coconut oil.
Jelisa Castrodale
8.28.18
Photography

This Deconstructed 'Dinner Menu' Will Leave You Questioning Everything

Deconstructing dinner through the eyes of a photographer and a chef.
Alex Swerdloff
3.31.17
Restaurants

What Happened When LA’s Most Notorious Taco Truck Came to London

This weekend, Wesley Avila of LA’s Guerrilla Tacos cooked a three-day, mezcal- and meat-laden feast with Breddos Tacos, a newly opened taqueria.
Wesley Avila and Nud Dudhia
1.24.17
Booze

How to Turn a Bar Job Into a Cocktail Career

Swedish-born bartender Oskar Kinberg of London’s Oskar’s Bar tells me how he progressed from serving vodka Cokes to mixing cocktails for Michelin-starred chefs.
Daisy Meager
9.22.16
restaurant industry

Why I’m Ditching Locally Sourced British Ingredients

In London, dishes are Anglicized for the British palate, so I wanted to walk away from all of that by traveling abroad, bringing back traditional ingredients, and serving them at supper clubs.
Adam Rawson
6.16.16
cooking

Why Food Always Tastes Better When You Make It For Yourself

How much does whipping up a dish for yourself—versus eating it out of a flimsy plastic container—impact your enjoyment of it?
Wyatt Marshall
1.29.16
Books

A Visual Guide to the Chemicals in Your Food

We spoke to Dwight Eschliman, the photographer behind a new book that serves as a illustrative guide to the powders that make up most processed food, as well as a reference book for those ingredients' many uses and abuses.
Matthew Zuras
9.29.15
china

Chefs in Shanghai Say It's Still the Wild, Wild East

Despite the flies and the smells, it’s difficult to walk into a market in Shanghai and leave empty-handed. A handful of chefs even consider the chicken and pork to be vastly superior to that in the States—but sourcing ingredients for a Western...
Carolyn Surh
5.28.15
COLOMBIA

Cartagena's Mercado de Bazurto Isn't for Beginners

The Mercado de Bazurto is a giant bustling market for some of the freshest fish and produce that Colombia has to offer. Better still, you'll find everything but tourists here.
Nikki Vargas
5.5.15
palestine

Black Tahini Is the Dark Magic of Palestine

In the ancient city of Nablus in the West Bank, Palestinians make an inky black version of tahini called <em>qizha</em> that's just about impossible to source outside of the region. Finding it has become a minor personal obsession.
Luke Pyenson
9.17.14
Paris

Young Chefs Have Rapidly Improved the Parisian Dining Scene

As a foreigner to Paris, I've noticed a positive shift in the dining scene since I moved here five years ago and opened my restaurant, Bones. That's not to say the older crowd are entirely down with the casual fine dining thing, though.
James Henry
9.11.14
Australia

Australian Oil Rig Kitchens Have Gotten Fancy

Isolated oil rig companies typically face a huge problem: feeding large crews where the nearest produce center is a plane ride away. But in the Australian outback, one chef is making four-star cuisine for a massive group of workers despite these...
Julian Morgans
7.22.14