Beer, bacon-wrapped hot dogs, teriyaki bowls and Tostilocos are just a few of the foods that have bounced back and forth across Mexico's borders. Gustavo Arellano, author of Taco USA, explains the multiculturalism behind Mexican cuisine.
On tour with the L.A. Theatre Works production of The Graduate, actor and writer Matthew Arkin has been checking out all the places across the country that Jane and Michael Stern of Roadfood.com rave about.
"If you think about cooking as a language," says chef Daniel Patterson of San Francisco's Coi restaurant, "vegetables give you a lot more vocabulary than if you're just cooking with meat." But at his restaurant, it's a well-cooked piece of meat that really anchors
You baked your first apple pie and ended up with applesauce running out from between two soggy crusts. This won't happen again because the fix is simple: Know which kind of apple to buy and success is yours.
"Xi'an cuisine is actually not very well known, even in China," says Jason Wang, whose father founded Xi'an Famous Foods in New York. The restaurant's signature dishes include liangpi “cold skin” noodles, lamb pao mo soup and wide, hand-pulled biang biang noodles.
The secret to saving time when it comes to making bread? "You mix it once, store it with the right hydration and you can bake it over 2 weeks," says Jeff Hertzberg, co-author of The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.
"This small story about a group of Capitol Hill vegetarians trying to get better options in the place that they go to work every day is evidence of everything that is wrong with Washington," says reporter Marin Cogan.
Baker, entrepreneur and James Beard award-winning cook Mark Furstenberg is preparing to open Bread Furst, a neighborhood bakery located in northwest Washington, D.C. "Seventy-five-year-old people don’t generally start businesses," he says.
Adrienne Lo and Abraham Conlon of Chicago's Fat Rice cook the food of Macau, a cuisine that blends many cultures. The food from the former Portuguese colony is disappearing -- and they hope to help preserve it.
"When I think about farmers, I think of these bucolic people growing family farms, fruits and vegetables with a few cattle," says Marion Nestle, a professor at New York University. "That's not who benefits from the farm bill."