Member since October 11, 2010
Editor of the Cook channel for The Daily Meal.
I went to Cornell University for undergrad and received a Master's from NYU's Food Studies Program.
Stressful, busy days and the constant bombardment of technology can make it difficult to shut off the outside world and get to bed. Instead of reaching for that Ambien or Tylenol PM pill to knock yourself out, try one of these easy and more natural ways to help you fall asleep. Nutritionist Kelly... Read more
On Monday, someone in your office "sweetly" brings in cookies. The next day it's doughnuts. Then there's the cake and ice cream for someone’s birthday, not to mention that jar permanently filled with chocolate candies in the middle of the office... When there's all of that enticing yet addictive... Read more
Creamy, slighty nutty, and a gorgeous green color, avocados are a very versatile food (not to mention delicious), even though they are most often associated with the party favorite guacamole. But avocados are so much more than just guacamole. They can be grilled, fried, puréed, or used as a garnish... Read more
Popping bottles and knocking back craft cocktails are musts on New Year's Eve, but the real die-hards take it one step further — with booze-filled dishes. Cooking with spirits, wine, or beer is not a new concept, but it is one that adds flavor and depth to dishes. While most of the alcohol... Read more
A recent trend these past few years has been the popularity of thick, creamy Greek yogurt. Many health-conscious eaters enjoy it because the nonfat and 2-percent options still have that same consistency of the regular yogurt, without the extra fat and calories. Fage was the gateway brand that... Read more
Full of exotic spices, Sri Lankan cuisine is characterized by vivid colors and strong smells. As it is an underrepresented cuisine, in comparison to Indian or other South Asian cuisines, S.H. Fernando Jr., author of Rice & Curry: Sri Lankan Home Cooking, took it upon himself to educate readers... Read more
Beef, a perennial favorite at backyard gatherings centered around grilled food, can often be overcooked, resulting in tough and flavorless meat — not the highlight of the meal that cooks are looking for. Of course, there are endless marinades and seasoning blends that can be used to add flavor and... Read more