Why You Should Spiral-Cut Your Hot Dog for Grilling
CHOW.com's Blake Smith shows how the simple technique of cutting a spiral pattern into your hot dog before grilling it will not only improve the wiener-eating experience, but will also transform the dog into a conversation starter.
Gadget Tip: Grill with Cedar Paper
Jason Fox, executive chef of San Francisco's Commonwealth, grills meat on cedar paper—it gives the food a smoky, wood-grilled flavor. He recommends getting cedar paper online or at your local Asian grocery.
Harvey Cedars Fish Stew with Chef Michael Schwartz
Chef Michael Schwartz builds the delicious Harvey Cedars Fish Stew while poolside with Billy at the Raleigh Hotel in South Beach. This amazing seafood dish was inspired by Michael’s summers in Long Beach, New Jersey, and holds a coveted spot on the Restaurant Michael Schwartz menu.
Summer is in full swing, which (hopefully) means trips to the park or the beach. If you’re taking a picnic along, you should know a few food safety rules so you can pack, transport, and eat your meal without the threat of food poisoning. Liz Weinandy