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Keys to Great French Onion Soup

The most important step in making an excellent French onion soup is to thoroughly, patiently caramelize your onions. READ MORE

Fugu

Fugu, a.k.a. blowfish, a.k.a. puffer fish, a.k.a. the-fish-that-can-kill, is known for containing a deadly neurotoxin. It’s found in the Pacific and the Atlantic. READ MORE

Varietal Grape Juice

Navarro Vineyards in Philo, Ca., produces grape juice from wine grape varieties. READ MORE

Tapatio – A Hot Sauce for All Seasons

Tapatio has lots of fans. It has plenty of heat and flavor and a nice acidic tang. READ MORE

The Road to the Oscar Mayers

The Food Network announces plans to hold its first-ever awards show in South Beach, Miami. READ MORE

“Top Chef” Chaos

This week’s episode of Top Chef takes a step away from the food to focus more fully on mega-drama and frat-house antics—and some loyal fans have pledged to stop watching because of it. READ MORE

You’re Supposed to Burn It

Tools for creating aromatic smoke, à la the molecular gastronomists READ MORE

Dashing Up to New Brunswick

My logistical skills have been falling well short of Prussian military standard. Assigned to, essentially, meander for weeks on end, I’ve lost my organizational chops. READ MORE

Don’t Stare, Dear, You’ll Only Encourage Them

Sure, eating humans is wrong. But is eating meatballs made from your own lipo’d-out fat cannibalism, or art? READ MORE

From Scarface to Key Lime Pie

A culinary tour of seedy-but-cool Red Hook, Brooklyn READ MORE