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Be my (savory) Valentine: Move over chocolate -- there's more than one way to celebrate

Posted 2/12/2014 in Food

Cupid's holiday is all about sweethearts, but that doesn't mean the whole focus has to be exclusively "sweet." Luscious Valentine chocolates have their place, but we can show we care by taking a walk on the savory side, too. OK, so maybe hard-boiled eggs aren't necessarily "savory," but you get the idea.

For true love, layer passion fruit and chocolate

Posted 2/12/2014 in Food

Passion fruit, chocolate and Champagne. Could there be three ingredients better suited for a holiday built around love?

Slow cooker chicken that delivers ease and flavor

Posted 2/12/2014 in Food

The trouble with slow cookers is that while they certainly deliver on ease, they sometimes disappoint on flavor. It's the risk you run when you dump a bunch of ingredients in a pot and walk away for much of the day.

 

NJ festival lets you eat, drink, floss with bacon

Posted 2/12/2014 in Food

Get ready for bacon like you've never eaten, drunk or worn it before. Bacon milkshakes. Chocolate-covered bacon shaped like roses. Bacon-flavored toothpaste, dental floss and lip balm. Bacon bourbon, margaritas, beer and vodka. Bacon ice cream sundaes. A BLT sandwich with a full pound of bacon.

 

A taste of India: Indian cuisine broadens Columbus community's palate

Posted 2/5/2014 in Food

It's our good luck the wide, wonderful world of food has so many fascinating cuisines to explore. Columbus just got one more. With the official opening of its first Indian menu restaurant Feb. 1, the city moved closer to truly having something for every palate.

 

Tex-Mex meets classic comfort

Posted 2/5/2014 in Food

A lot of casual party grub generally can often be classified one of two ways -- spicy Tex-Mex or basic comfort.

 

A fowl take on fresh spring rolls

Posted 2/5/2014 in Food

Why do we never see fresh spring rolls stuffed with chicken?

Valentine's meal that's sweet even before dessert

Posted 2/5/2014 in Food

Why wait for dessert to give your Valentine's Day dinner a sweet touch? We've created a delicious savory dinner that has a sweet side thanks to a touch of honey.

Deliciously combining two classic Super Bowl dishes

Posted 1/29/2014 in Food

Super Bowl party food is supposed to be indulgently heavy and satisfying. It should be rich and savory and totally over the top.

Super Bowl picks: From green gumbo to 'meat candy,' a few of your neighbors share game day favorites

Posted 1/29/2014 in Food

With only four days to go until Super Bowl XLVIII, football fans are making final picks -- for game day eats, that is. In Paulette and Jimmy Garton's Columbus home, the choice is often green gumbo, a hearty dish starring turnip greens.

Oooh, la la: Take the French croissant 'outside the box'

Posted 1/22/2014 in Food

Who doesn't love a warm, fresh croissant right out of the oven? Some may say it's the best thing to come out of France. I would argue that there is the matter of the Statue of Liberty, Maurice Chevalier and Gilles Marini. That aside, we can love the flaky pastry even more on Jan. 30 -- National Croissant Day.

 

Super Bowl has NYC restaurant scene ready to score

Posted 1/22/2014 in Food

The Super Bowl won't touch down in New Jersey until next month, but the New York restaurant scene already is rolling out the turf carpet.

 

 

Beans are inexpensive, healthful food

Posted 1/22/2014 in Food

Beans are one of the best values around when it comes to the number of nutrients for your dollar.

 

A healthy chicken soup with Chinese influences

Posted 1/22/2014 in Food

When it's cold outside, I love making soup for supper. Everything goes into a single pot, starting with an aromatic broth and a substantial array of vegetables, then a little bit of protein, and finally a crispy garnish. And when dinner's over, there's only that one pot to wash!

Recipe rewind: Or ... what were they thinking?

Posted 1/15/2014 in Food

Maybe you've seen the BuzzFeed Food piece called "21 Truly Upsetting Vintage Recipes" that has been making the Internet rounds the past few days. But I couldn't take the chance you'd miss it.

A pot roast to love on merits, not looks

Posted 1/15/2014 in Food

Admittedly, pot roast is not a particularly beautiful dish. But when done well, it is a delicious dish -- flavorful, succulent, rich and comforting.

 

Pizza Hut to offer 'by the slice' amid competition

Posted 1/15/2014 in Food

Pizza Hut plans to start offering pizza by the slice for the first time in two locations this week, part of a test to refashion its image and court diners in their 20s and 30s.

 

Rethinking a fatty dip to have a healthier side

Posted 1/15/2014 in Food

Is there a chip dip in the world that isn't wonderful? No matter what the flavor, at heart most are tubs of sour cream or melted cheese. Few foods are more satisfying.

The yin and yang of comfort foods

Posted 1/8/2014 in Food

After the deep freeze the Golden Triangle has weathered since Sunday night, today's forecast near 40 degrees sounds downright balmy, doesn't it? Thank goodness that's over. When Jack Frost blows in on a polar vortex, we tend to hunker down with warm soups, chili and stews.

An easier, speedier way to eat more vegetables

Posted 1/8/2014 in Food

It's the same thing every year. We overindulge during the holidays, then make solemn (and quickly abandoned) promises to eat healthier and shed pounds in the new year.

 

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