The Coolest Place to Drink Is Your Local Bookstore

Wild Child in Somerville, Massachusetts | Carlie Febo

New takes on the classic college-town genre offer guests the chance to curate reading lists, sip natural wines, and eat great food

A bookstore with a bar is easily one of mankind’s best inventions, up there with polar fleece and those potato chips that taste like ham. There’s usually a big chair, and if you do it right, you can read for hours while sipping a coffee or a glass of wine. However, bookstore bars have usually been bookstores first: The coffee is serviceable, the wine probably comes from a bag of Franzia, and the snacks tend to be mass-produced or just mediocre.

But in the past few years, a new generation of operators has rewritten the story of what a bookstore bar can be by making the food and drinks as much of a draw as the book selection. If what … Read more

Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

Air fryer chicken parmesan is cheesy, crispy, and cooks up in less than 10 minutes! It’s an easy-to-make dinner that your family will go crazy over!

Air fryers make crave-worthy dinners in a snap! Brown sugar salmon, garlic butter steak, and parmesan chicken tenders are some of my all-time favorite air fryer dinners. I swear cooking them in an air fryer makes them even better! Nice and easy, too!

2 pieces of chicken parmesan topped with herb garnish in an air fryer basket.

Easy and Delicious Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Chicken parmesan is one of those meals you can’t turn down and always has everyone coming back for seconds. It’s top-tier! You can’t beat crispy breaded chicken smothered in homemade marinara and cheese. This is a family favorite at our house. Using an air fryer makes it sooo easy to throw together- which is great because my kids are always asking for it! This air fryer chicken parmesan is one of the few … Read more

Pre-cut cantaloupe determined to be cause of Salmonella Javiana outbreak

The FDA has quietly announced that cut cantaloupe is behind an outbreak of Salmonella Javiana infections. The CDC remains mum on the topic.

In a weekly update, the Food and Drug Administration added two words to a line item about the Salmonella Javiana outbreak — cut cantaloupe. The outbreak has sickened at least 65 people but the FDA has not revealed what states the people live in.

The FDA reports that as of Jan. 13 the outbreak has ended. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have not released any information about the outbreak despite the FDA has identified the probable cause. The FDA has not reported information regarding the patients’ ages or illness onset dates. Neither did the agency report whether there were any hospitalizations or deaths in the outbreak.

According to information released by the FDA in December 2021, fresh-cut fruit from Taylor Cut Produce, which was eventually … Read more

Emmy-Winning Docuseries ‘The Migrant Kitchen’ Widens Scope to the Entire Nation

Antonio Diaz | The Migrant Kitchen

The PBS series highlights innovative chefs across the U.S. who’ve been inspired by the immigrant experience

You might not immediately associate Portland, Oregon, with Russian food. Likewise, agricultural sustainability is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the fight for independence in Puerto Rico. That will change, however, after you watch The Migrant Kitchen, the PBS SoCal award-winning docuseries that’s dedicated to exploring and celebrating the chefs who are inspired by their cultures’ oft ignored foodways.

Previously focused on cooking only in California, season four of The Migrant Kitchen widens with episodes based in Brooklyn, New York; Houston; Los Angeles; Portland, Oregon, and Puerto Rico.

On Wednesday, KCET — the California PBS affiliate that produced the series with food publication Life and Thyme — announced:

Combining traditional cuisines and a fusion of flavors and techniques, the new

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Protein Balls

Protein balls are a delicious no-bake treat! Start your new year right by snacking on these tasty, healthy bites loaded with chocolate chips and peanut butter!

Looking for more tasty treats that won’t break your diet? I’ve got you covered! Healthy oatmeal cookies, apple raisin cookies, and no-bake energy bites are all so delicious and will help power you through your day!

A white plate stacked with chocolate chip protein balls.

Chocolate Chip Protein Ball Recipe

Now that the holidays are over, I’ve been trying to get back to eating healthy. Everyone talks about healthy meals, but what about healthy snacks? Finding things that will give me energy throughout the day but aren’t a million calories is tricky. Finding healthy snack recipes that taste good is even trickier! These amazing protein balls are the best of both worlds. You’re going to love them!

These yummy protein balls are made up of a handful of pantry staples. As long as … Read more