All the Michelin Stars Awarded to U.S. Restaurants in 2021

Celebrated French restaurant Pasjoli in Los Angeles received one star for the first time. | Wonho Frank Lee

After a year off for the pandemic, the tire company has returned with a vengeance but with many of the same predictable selections

The Michelin Guide, the vaunted star-bestowing restaurant list assembled by a tire company, completed its reveal of its 2021 guides across the United States in September. While many reviewers have foresworn star ratings at restaurants still reckoning with the effects of the pandemic, Michelin had no such compunctions this year, releasing the guides for the first time since 2019 on a dining world that remains undeniably changed.

How does that translate into the dining landscapes of major cities in the U.S.? True to form, the theme of the 2021 Michelin guide selections stuck to mostly Eurocentric and Japanese selections, leaving out major swaths of the U.S. culinary landscape. In … Read more

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are moist, chocolatey, and topped off with a sprinkling of sugar! The spices and pumpkin puree flavors make these perfect for cooler weather!

Fall is here and I’m all about the pumpkin and chocolate! If you love pumpkin as much as I do try then go ahead and try some of my favorite recipes like these Cookies, Muffins, or these amazing Pancakes.

Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins stacked on top of each other.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin is so delicious and I want to load it into every possible recipe once fall rolls around because there’s just something so festive about it! I love decorating with them and even more, baking with them! In fact, these pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are one of my favorite tried and true, fall recipes! They are so easy to make and are a twist on your classic chocolate chip muffins. It’s an easy and delicious addition and a recipe that … Read more

With care, sustainable farming and food safety can be a good match

Food Safety Education Month

Mention sustainable agriculture and you’ll likely get a hearty thumbs-up. Ask why this is so, and you’ll hear how sustainable farmers take good care of the soil, their animals, the environment, their employees — and that this way of farming benefits consumers’ health and safety.

You’ll also be told that farmers who practice sustainable agriculture don’t overload the soil with chemicals and don’t confine their livestock in crowded, unhealthy quarters, making for safer food from a safer environment. Family farms, not corporate agriculture, will be a common theme in answers to questions about sustainable farming.

But ask someone for a definition of sustainable farming and while you’ll get an opinion about what it is, you won’t get a point-blank definition. That’s because there really isn’t one.

Even so, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition takes a good stab at it, saying that its vision of agriculture is … Read more

This Crispy, Creamy Socca With Ratatouille Will Transport You to the South of France

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Chef Chloe Grigri’s savory chickpea pancake evokes the winding streets of Nice

Socca, pronounced soh-kuh, is a menu staple at the Good King Tavern, our cozy French bistro in Philadelphia’s Bella Vista neighborhood. A savory pancake made from chickpea flour, socca is a traditional Niçoise street food. Just as you’ll find crêpes in Paris, you’ll find socca served at Nice’s buzzing street stands, often alongside other local delicacies like pissaladière and barbajuans. Like crepes, socca is made by cooking batter in a pan: in this case, chickpea batter is ladled onto a massive, piping hot copper pan that is then thrown into a wood-fired oven. Once its edges are browned and its center has bubbled and firmed, the socca is scraped from the pan without form or fashion. Salty, crispy, creamy shards of it are traditionally served wrapped up in a paper cone; at the Good King, we … Read more

Delicious Apple Hand Pies

Apple hand pies are a classic dessert that your family will go crazy for! Delicious, flaky and ooey-gooey, these hand pies have the most amazing apple flavor that will have everyone asking for more than one!

This dessert is definitely one that I have made over and over! It’s simple and easy and can be eaten on the go! If you love pies like these, then try out Air Fryer Hand Pies, Blueberries and Cream, or this Cherry Pie! They are all SOO GOOD.

Hand pies on a cooling rack.

Apple Hand Pies

I love these apple hand pies! They are so cute and delicious. They remind me of my childhood when we would go on a road trip and each get to pick a treat out at the gas station to eat along the way. My dad would always pick out those little hand pies that came in a few different flavors! So when I … Read more