Boxed-wine popularity is on the rise in the U.S., with a growing number of winemakers boxing premium varieties of their vintage-dated selections. Advantages of boxed wine include convenience, the ability to stay fresh longer and lighter weight.
Culinary differences have long existed between the southern black culture and its northern Caucasian counterpart. And while dietary choices and the lack of cheap, convenient produce stores have been blamed for the rise in inner-city teenage obesity, this article from The New York Sun points to other possible causes, including the rise in quick-casual establishments.
Garden cress, a member of the broccoli family, is garnering attention from chefs and gardeners alike. The leaves of the quick-growing plant have a spicy flavor, making them a well-suited addition for summer salads and a variety of other dishes.
Three members of the Boston Red Sox are raising money for children's charities by adding their names to wine bottles to create Manny Being Merlot, Schilling Schardonay and CaberKnuckle. The team's steps toward a new wine-loving image were spurred by sports-marketing consultant Charity Hop and VinLozano Imports, which specializes in wines for charity.
Acclaimed chef Marco Pierre White will be the next host of "Hell's Kitchen," adding another chapter to his award-winning culinary career. White recounts several of his defining moments in his latest book, "Devil in the Kitchen: Sex, Pain, Madness and the Making of a Great Chef," including his time spent mentoring Gordon Ramsay and Mario Batali.