Food Trends

Not Finishing That Coffee? Your Plants Might Want It

Sometimes you make a cup of coffee that you just can’t finish and feel guilty about it. Sometimes you empty spent coffee grounds into the trash and feel like there has to be a better way. Well, here’s some good news: on a micro level, if done properly, your leftover coffee can actually be good […]


Basic Meat & Veg Soup You Can Riff On

It’s raining here today – it doesn’t actually NEVER rain in Southern California… 😉 – so SOUP! This is a super basic recipe for tasty soup that you can riff on in any number of ways, but at minimum, you want: – some kind of allium (stuff from the onion/garlic family) for savory flavor, – […]

Everyday Meals

Would You Pay $75 For a Cup of Coffee?

How much should a cup of coffee cost? With the ongoing third wave of coffee continuing to push boundaries when it comes to both the sourcing of quality ingredients and the prices we’re willing to accept, the answer to that question has gotten harder to pin down. But for a brief moment of time at […]

Everyday Meals

Make This the Summer You Start Making Jam

Jam is one of those kitchen things, like making bread with yeast or pie dough, that seems to be an intimidating no fly zone for even some of the most experienced cooks. It just seems hard! And maybe you'll accidentally grow something gross in there. And I don't know, isn't jam best left to the […]

Food Trends

Are Pickles Good for You?

Pickles have been linked to a wide variety of health claims. You’ve likely heard someone tout pickle juice as the best hangover cure or as a perfect workout recovery drink. But how true are these claims? And are pickles actually healthy? While pickles may be low in calories, most are very high in sodium—which can […]


5 Things You Should Never Do With a Slice of Good Pizza

At Upside Pizza in Manhattan, co-founder Noam Grossman works really hard to make sure every pie tastes just right. He sources seasonal ingredients from the farmers’ market. He makes mozzerella fresh in the basement. The dough is made from a sourdough starter, not commercial yeast, a process that takes a lot of painstaking experimentation to get right. […]