From 2008 to 2012, Adam Richman crisscrossed the United States taking on one food challenge after another with the popular Travel Channel show Man versus Food. Sometimes they were hot enough to have him sweating bullets after a single bite, while other times the food challenges consisted of mammoth proportions that could seemingly topple a giant.
Chip, the New York cookie company with a cult following, is so popular it's opened three stores in two years. Its cookies have even been eaten by Jimmy Fallon and Whoopi Goldberg on "The Tonight Show." Now, it's opening its first Manhattan storefront location. Producer Lisa Paradise went on opening day to talk to people in line and see the new West Village location. The goo-filled cookies are baked on-site daily and include traditional flavors as well as specials like peanut butter and jelly, cinnamon roll, and s'mores.
Have you heard of #thecookies? Alison Roman's Salted Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Cookies are so popular that fans created the hashtag on social media because they're the only cookies that matter. They combine the best of chocolate chip and shortbread cookies into one ultimate recipe, complete with flaky sea salt.
Autumn is pumpkin-everything season in the US. But did you know cultures around the world use pumpkins in their cooking year-round? In Armenia, the inside of the pumpkin is stuffed with boiled rice, dried fruit, nuts, and honey for a dish called Ghapama. South African pampoenkoekies are tiny pumpkin fritters made with cinnamon and nutmeg. Here's how pumpkin is prepared in 13 countries around the world.
It's called MILLION dollar dip for a REASON!
Luxury cousins to the mushroom, truffles are an indulgent food enjoyed across the world. But these fragrant fungi will cost you.
Cracking open a jar of marinara sauce and throwing a pack of spaghetti into a pot of boiling water is one of the easiest ways to make a meal during a busy work week, but sometimes the jarred sauce coating your pasta is lacking in flavor. Even a batch of homemade sauce you've spent hours on can be disappointing in the flavor department - missing a certain something you just can't put your finger on. So, naturally, you turn to a secret ingredient to save the day. There are plenty of so-called secret ingredients out there that promise to make any and all spaghetti sauce taste better, but one of the more surprising ones is instant coffee - yes, really.
Adam Richman starred in the hit Travel Channel show Man versus Food for four years, competing in food challenges across the country that seemed impossible — until he finished them, anyway. But Richman walked away from the highly-rated show in 2012, leaving many fans scratching their heads and wondering what reason he could possibly have had for leaving. After all, how many people actually get paid to eat massive amounts of bar food?
Host and editor Mary Beth Albright interviews chef Thomas Keller on the 25th anniversary of his iconic restaurant the French Laundry, with an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour.
Papaya King has cemented itself as a cheap-eat institution in NYC. But before it became a New Yorker’s go-to for hot dogs, it sold something else entirely. Insider’s Taryn Varricchio headed to Papaya King to find out why New Yorkers flock to the 80-year-old location for its hot dog and tropical drink combo.
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