Food

There’s a tendency to divide food into two groups: good-for-you (fruits and vegetables, whole grains, seafood) and bad-for-you (we’re looking at you, pizza). But then there are the foods that are...
There are 140,000 restaurants in the U.S. People can go to the local Olive Garden and have a complete meal for $35 or less. Really expensive restaurants cost a good deal more. The most expensive...
The restaurant industry has certainly been through the ringer in the past few years, with dozens of renowned establishments and promising new eateries alike shutting their doors for good. (Here are...
America is a huge country with immense variation in climate and topography and a diverse population drawn from hundreds of nations around the world. These factors add up to incredible variety in what...
Every decade sees new fads in food. Sometimes these rise and fall quickly (so long, bulletproof coffee), while others remain on restaurant menus or become the favorites of home cooks for so long that...
Even though Americans have become more health-conscious in their food choices, fast food – notorious for its nutritional deficiencies and potentially harmful effects – is still a staple...
Chain restaurants tend to have standard menus with signature items that keep customers coming back again and again – but they’re also constantly revising and upgrading their menus, trying out...
If you’ve ever come down with a case of food poisoning (and who hasn’t?), then you already know that it’s no joke. Getting food poisoning can be an absolutely miserable experience – and...
As if the pandemic wasn’t hard enough on small businesses, the country is now facing an unprecedented labor shortage, with over 10 million job openings and only six million unemployed workers to...
Nobody’s quite sure when the term “cocktail” was first coined or first applied to alcoholic beverages, but the earliest example of the word as a spiked-drink dates from the early 1800s. And by...
Americans spend a lot of their free time watching television and munching on their favorite snacks, reveling in their salty or sweet flavors. That helps explain why the snack and bakery market...
What accounts for the popularity of a recipe? Sometimes it’s just a very basic dish that people want to make sure they do right. Food websites often report that their most searched-for recipe is...
In the last 25 years or so, the artisanal bean-to-bar movement has responded to the American public’s demand for richer and more vibrant-tasting chocolate, competing with chocolatiers who in some...
December 24th and 25th mark a time when many who celebrate Christmas look forward to gathering their family together for festive dining. Sometimes however, tradition must be abandoned for work,...
If you’re lucky, you live near a dependable, high-quality Chinese restaurant. And thankfully, it seems as if the majority of Americans are pretty darn fortunate in this regard.   When you think...