Thursday, January 12, 2017

Who's Up for a Yummy Placenta Smoothie?

By Howard Portnoy

Frozen berries, check. Honey, check. Milk, check. Placenta — what? That was my reaction when perusing the ingredient list of Amethyst Hertsens’s smoothie, which is made with a placenta, the bloody mass of tissues delivered by a female following the birth of a baby. If it’s yours, too, that’s probably culture shock more than anything else because according to a how-to video Hertsens has made, most mammals consume their placenta after giving birth.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Some Stocking Stuffers and Last-Minute Gifts for Foodies

By Margaret Whitfield

Following up on our previous pricey gift guide, here are some more down-to-earth suggestions for food lovers in your life who have been nicer than naughty. (We are realists here.) Let’s get started.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Byte for Bite’s Ultimate Christmas Guide for Foodies

By Howard Portnoy

Ho-ho-ho! And have you been a good little girl or boy? If so, maybe Santa will be good to you this year and give you one of the items listed below. None of them will fit comfortably into your stocking, but all will make nifty additions to your home kitchen.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Inventor of General Tso's Chicken Dies at 98

By Howard Portnoy

Image: Wikimedia Commons
The general is dead. Long live the general.

Actually, the general is fine, alive and kicking. It’s the chef and restaurant owner who conceived of the popular dish who has died.

From Tawain News comes word that “Peng Chang-kuei (彭長貴), the founder of the famous Hunan-style restaurant chain Peng's Garden Hunan Restaurant (彭園湘菜館) and inventor of the world famous Chinese dish General Tso's Chicken, died on Nov. 30 at the age of 98 from Pneumonia.” 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Nestlé Finds Method for Cutting Sugar in Chocolate by 40%

By Margaret Whitfield

It’s a dream come true for chocolate lovers. Food scientists with Nestlé SA, the gigantic food cartel based in Switzerland, claim they have discovered a way to reduce the amount of sugar in chocolate by as much as 40%.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

How to Survive Thanksgiving If Stuck in the Airport

By Margaret Whitfield

One of the things I will be giving thanks for this year when I set my table tomorrow is that Thanksgiving is at my house. I don’t have to travel, much less contemplate the horrors of getting stuck in an airport on Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Weirdest Thanksgiving Food Traditions

By Howard Portnoy

In two days, Americans all over the nation will sit down together and give thanks for the many bounties we enjoy here in the Land of the Free. Then they will tuck into what for many is the single largest meal of the year. According to The Telegraph, the average eater consumes 3,000 calories at Thanksgiving dinner.