If you’ve ever dreamed of having a chef on retainer, here’s the next best thing (or almost): this column. To start, we ask Ann Gentry, our own executive chef and the visionary founder of the organic vegan eatery Real Food Daily, which kitchen tool she thinks is well worth the splurge. Here’s what she told us: more
As gourmet vegan cuisine becomes more mainstream, restaurants specializing in artfully prepared, nutritious, and animal-free meals are popping up everywhere.
Q: What do you think about juice cleanses? Are they worth it? A: That depends on why and how you’re doing a juice cleanse. If you need the discipline of a juice cleanse to reset your eating habits, one- to three-day cleanses are the perfect dose. A cleanse is the process of clearing the accumulated toxins [...]
Crafted by Robb and Lydia Turner on their woodland farm in New York’s Hudson River Valley, Crown Maple Syrup qualifies as a sustainably produced, certified-organic sweetener. We talked with the Turners in anticipation of maple-tapping season, which runs from mid-February to early April, the peak time of year for sap flow. The sap supplies the [...]
Surprise! Parmesan isn’t the only cheese that can be off limits to vegetarians. Many cheeses contain animal rennet—an enzyme that helps milk separate into curds and whey. Here are a few simple cheese-shopping tips for the holidays and beyond.
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project puts other talent reality shows to shame in that it truly is unscripted. Authenticity was one of the requirements for songwriter-producer Perry to sign onto the VH1 show. Debuting this summer, Make or Break follows the co-writer of such hits as “Get the Party Started” and “Beautiful” as she mentors aspiring music-makers vying for a deal on her label, Custard Records.