6 V-Day Gifts For Food Lovers

For food lovers, flowers and candy hearts just don’t cut it. We’ve scoured the Internet for wow-worthy Valentine’s Day gifts for all foodies, no matter what your special someone fancies (salty? sweet? spicy?). Our unique, delicious picks are just the right way to say, “I love you.” 1. Foodie Dice For that indecisive foodie in…

11 Veggetti Recipes

The Veggetti is a kitchen utensil that slices vegetables into thin or thick noodles so they can be used for an array of dishes. For example, try slicing zucchini and cook with olive oil and spices for a healthy alternative to pasta.

5 Vinegars You Must Experiment With and Why

Vinegar stems from the French word meaning sour wine. There’s some truth to that, since vinegar is made by adding bacteria to various types of alcohol, causing it to turn into acid. Just as people take wine seriously, they also collect certain aged vinegars, which mature into perfectly sweet-sour syrups. —Frieda Projanksy, managing editor at…

5 Students Confess Their Kitchen Screw-Ups

Everyone’s had a mishap or two in the kitchen before, but these stories have totally topped our list of oops-worthy moments. I picked up a rice cooker for free at a garage sale. Sweet! Then it almost burned my house down. Not so sweet. —Alfred Ng, newspaper and online journalism senior. Once I tried to…

5 Oils You Must Experiment With and Why

Thousands of years ago, people discovered that heating certain plants, seeds and nuts in the sun resulted in an oil that could be collected for cooking. Luckily for us, we can just reach for various bottles at any grocery store. —Frieda Projanksy, managing editor at Baked. Follow Frieda on Twitter @friedaames. 1. Canola oil Its very…

6 Recipes For A Healthier Holiday

Holiday parties tempt us with delicacies like deviled eggs, meatballs, and pigs in buttery croissant blankets. But each bite adds to the number of calories we consume and the subsequent swell of our waistlines. To avoid wintry weight woes and stay summertime fine, make homemade meals by substituting classic holiday pound-packers with healthier substitutes. —Lateshia…

6 Local Gifts for the Ultimate Foodie

No need to stress over what you’ll be wrapping up this year. We’ve found this season’s best buys for any food lover—and they all come from local artists, writers, and shops. 1. Brunch: A History, Farha Ternikar ($30.60) From: Syracuse, NY The author’s background: A sociologist of food, culture and gender, Ternikar is an associate…

Back To Basics: Knife Cuts

While skimming through one of your favorite cookbooks or watching your grandmother stir up something amazing in the kitchen, you’ve probably stumbled across words such as “chop,” “julienne,” or even “chiffonade.” Whether you need to dice an onion for a flaky quiche lorraine or julienne carrots for a hearty beef stew, knowing the difference between…