We can’t explain why anything can be turned into ice cream, but we can explain the difference between gelato and ice cream so that you don’t sound like a noob when you’re talking about frozen novelties at your book club.
I have a confession to make: I still haven’t put away my snow shovel. Or my winter jacket, or the box of mismatched gloves and wool socks sitting in the corner. The last time it snowed was in late May, but I have this feeling that the second I put these cold-weather items into storage, some freak blizzard’s going to hit. But now that my son is 11 months old, crawling and getting into anything he can, his mother demanded they be taken to storage by the end of the weekend. So if it starts to snow at any point over the next few days, I’d like to offer a hearty apology.
But mom!" I said, pleading from the kitchen. "Gaston doesn't cook his eggs!" There's a part in Disney's Beauty and the Beast where Gaston, the perennial (albiet handsome) antagonist, eats about 4 raw eggs by nonchalantly tossing them in the air and swallowing them whole. As an impressionable 5 year old, I thought mimicking the behavior would make me big and strong like Gaston, and perhaps I'd even gain a blustering vibrato in the process.
If you’ve ever watched Food Network’s Chopped, you’ve probably sat at the edge of your seat wondering how the heck those chefs make such delicious-looking meals from ingredients that probably shouldn’t go together. Or so you thought. But, from a gastronomical stand point, there are both scientific and cultural reasons why certain flavor combinations just, well, work.
Hot dogs are a language here in the USA. Taking a bite out of a dog safely nestled in a bun is like silently saying “Hey, this is America. And we’re going to have a good time.” And like the varieties of dialects and accents of language across the states, each locality sports their own uniquely delicious brand of regional hot dog to call their own. From the simple New York style dog (mustard, saurkraut) to the Polish Boy of Cleveland (kielbasa, cole slaw, fries, BBQ sauce, hot sauce), we put together a guide to the very best regional hot dogs from around the country for you to drool over.