Today Is National Doughnut Day… Meet The Women Integral To Its History

June 2, 2017 by

Today marks the 79th year that National Doughnut Day is being celebrated in the U.S., a "holiday" started by The Salvation Army in Chicago during the Great Depression. While the pillowy dough and sweet glazey goodness are the obvious allure, the real purpose of the day, then and now, is fundraising for people in need. It also honors military veterans, ... [Read More]

New ‘Troll Cakes’ Have Internet Trolls Eating Their Own Words

April 27, 2017 by

To all of the internet trolls out there, you’re about to get caked! The oh so brilliant Kat Thek, a self-taught baker who lives in Brooklyn, New York, is the mastermind behind Troll Cakes, a bakery and detective agency that sends trolls their unsavory comments back to them in the form of a chocolate chip brownie cake with whipped frosting. ... [Read More]

Cooking With Ava: 3-Year-Old Demos How To Make ‘Nut Seller’ (Nutella) Crepes

March 16, 2017 by

"Everyone wants me to make pancakes. I'm a lot fancier than that. So today we're making crepes!" Since the September 2016 debut of her online series, 'Cooking with Ava', this 3-year-old has become quite the celebrity "chef" with legions of adoring fans, like us, who love to learn and laugh along with her as she tackles all sorts of recipes. Apparently, one of the most common ... [Read More]

Pastry Chef Makes Incredibly Intricate Cookie Masterpieces

December 21, 2016 by

Hungarian pastry chef and artist Judit Czinkné Poór creates some of the most spectacular cookies we’ve ever seen. Using icing and food coloring, with some serious skill, Judit “paints” traditional Hungarian delicate lace, needlepoint and floral patterns on gingerbread cookies, resulting in mini masterpieces that are ... [Read More]

Jessica Sennett Is Turning The Cheese Industry On Its Wheels With Revolutionary Home Storage Invention

December 1, 2016 by

For the last ten years, Jessica Sennett has worked as a cheese monger and cheese maker, and to this day, the most common question the 29-year-old gets is, “How should I store my cheese?” That’s because most of us (including Jessica), at some point, have opened up the fridge to find a once delicious wedge of cheese turned ... [Read More]

The Real Reason Thanksgiving Makes You Sleepy… It’s Not The Turkey [Video]

November 23, 2016 by

"Every year, many of us gather around a Thanksgiving table and stuff our faces with food before ducking out of awkward conversations with distant relatives by blaming our post-feast food coma on 'too much turkey.' It’s true that there is no slumber quite like that of a Thanksgiving nap, but it’s time we faced what’s ... [Read More]

The Women In Japan Challenging The Male-Dominated Sushi Chef Tradition

August 15, 2016 by

While more and more women are pursuing careers in the culinary world, men still dominate top jobs in the kitchen. And when it comes to women sushi chefs, it’s a rare sight, particularly in Japan where the excuses used to keep women away from the sushi counter are beyond archaic.  ... [Read More]

Cheesecake: How An Ancient Dessert Came To Be A Sexual Metaphor For Women

July 30, 2016 by

Today is National Cheesecake Day, a designated 24 hours in which to celebrate a decadent dessert whose origin dates back to ancient Greece. For us, a bunch of word nerds and language lovers, this random "holiday" inspired a random curiosity... exactly when and how did the term "cheesecake" come to be a sexual metaphor for women? Only one way to find out. ... [Read More]