‘The I Hate to Cook Book’ Fought Domestic Despair With Laughter

Fawcett/Eater

Peg Bracken’s 1960 cookbook embraced the joys of convenience, mediocrity, and a well-timed shot of whiskey

Once upon a time, back when Julia Child was perfecting the recipes that would become Mastering the Art of French Cooking and Betty Friedan was seething over the notes that would become The Feminine Mystique, a group of women in Portland, Oregon, known to themselves as the Hags, met regularly for martini lunches to commiserate about the trials of their lives as wives and mothers.

They weren’t plotting a revolution. They had always expected that this would be their lot in life. Everything in society and pop culture had told them so, and they’d never questioned it. But they had never anticipated that feeding their families would be such a goddamned ordeal. Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner, day in and day out, without exception. Were they ever thanked? Did they ever get … Read more

The Easiest Crab Cakes

These easy-to-make crab cakes are filled with thick chunks of crab meat mixed together with creamy mayonnaise and sweet red bell pepper, topped off with a kick of red pepper flakes. The BEST crab cake recipe you will ever use!

These are perfect for a quick dinner, appetizer or snack! If you love seafood as much as I do try this Cajun Popcorn Shrimp, Grilled Lemon Garlic Scallops or Walnut Crusted Maple Salmon.

Crab cakes on a white plate.

Best Crab Cake recipe

Since you guys have been loving these salmon croquettes so much I decided to make for you the best crab cakes that you will ever eat! These seriously are SO good and simple to make. The best part, is my kids eat them not knowing they’re made with crab! The whole family will love these crab cakes. They work great as an appetizer, side dish or served as a quick snack. Whenever I … Read more

Evaluating the food safety risk of online food delivery during the pandemic

World Universities Network researchers have investigated the food safety risk of online food delivery platforms against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic in Taiwan

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a dramatic increase in demand for online food delivery services for everything, from groceries to cooked meals around the world, including in the United States. The food safety risk of so much food being delivered this way has gone largely unexplored.

Researchers in Taiwan, however, have investigated the food safety literacy of both consumers and proprietors of online food delivery services during the pandemic in Taiwan.

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen the enforcement of lockdowns and shelter-in-place policies across the world. As a consequence, there was also an increase in the use of online shopping and online food delivery services.

The use of online food delivery services was so widespread, that in Taiwan, about 56 percent of the population has used … Read more

Warm Your Bones With 10 Ski Country Coffees

Snow blankets the landscape in Hamilton, Montana. Courtesy of Big Creek Coffee Roasters.

While the sun is finally peeking through the clouds in our home base of Berkeley, California, much of the U.S. is still blanketed in snow. If you’re trying to dig out of your driveway to go to work, that’s a bummer, but if you’re getting ready to hit the slopes, you’re in your happy place. Either way, you’re going to need coffee, and we’ve found 10 ski country coffees to recommend you get your gloved hands on. Why drink the generic brew that’s served at most ski lodges? You deserve better. These thoughtful roasters from popular ski areas in Vermont, Colorado, Wyoming, Oregon, Montana, Utah and California have got you covered.

We sampled a range of coffee types, from unique house blends to classic single origins. Perhaps not surprisingly, the single origins rose to the top of … Read more

#MeToo, Still

Allison Vu/Eater

Five years after I went public with my #MeToo experiences in the restaurant industry, has anything really changed?

I remember the moment I first read Ashley Judd’s account of being sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein. After a 25+ year career in the service industry, I had spent the summer leading up to the October 2017 Weinstein exposé back in my hometown caring for my mother, who was just beginning her battle against ovarian cancer. Having left New York City only a few months prior, I still woke up in the middle of the night with anxiety dreams about being screamed at for lagging on table 2’s appetizer order, or having to walk a drink tray through an obnoxious group of finance guys with aggressive, groping hands.

Throughout my life, I had built up a fantasy that sexual harassment and abuse was a blue-collar issue that could be transcended: … Read more