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What’s not to love about watermelon? A certifiable summer game-changer, watermelon is a fruit and a vegetable, about 90% water, and loaded with antibiotics and vitamins. Now, in the thick of the growing season, here are some ways to make the most of these juicy bad boys: 1. Watermelon Lemonade by Cooking Classy Watermelon and lemon combine to make a refreshing watermelon lemonade for hot days.2. Watermelon Margarita from All Recipes  For something with a little more kick, this watermelon margarita turns it up a notch. ;)  3. Feta and Mint...
  After the sudden death of Anthony Bourdain, many of us are remembering and reanalyzing our time in the food industry, whether as workers or as patrons. I’ve spent the last ten years working in the food industry, starting as a busser, and later becoming a waitress, bartender, fancier waitress, and occasional manager. It’s been a hell of a ride, and I could use a drink—good thing there’s plenty of that in the restaurant industry. There are also plenty of exploitative owners, creepy cooks, DRUGS...and plenty...
With so many wonderful vegan ice creams on the shelves, why bother making it? Well, there’s still nothing finer than eating your own made-to-order frozen goodness, created with ultra-fresh homemade almond cream, especially since you can make delicious uncommon flavors by adding just a few ingredients. (You do need an ice-cream maker, though.) Here’s my dairy-free spin on some New England favorites: Grape-Nuts (yup, the cereal) ice cream, which has a soft crunch and malty notes; Rhode Island–style coffee milk ice cream; and a vintage-inspired frozen...
Okay, hands up: who has ever been ill? Everyone, right? So then, you’ll know that food can be a godsend when you’re under the weather. Maybe it's a bowl of soup, maybe it’s your Granny’s homemade stew, maybe it's a mammoth tub of ice cream. One thing's for sure, the saying's true: chicken soup (or whatever your sick day fix) is good for the soul. But, just where did this food-for-feeling-better idea come from? MAY WE PRESENT...MS. FANNIE FARMER! (YES OKAY, WE KNOW…NOW LET'S ALL BE GROWN-UPS AND...
In our Dec/Jan 2012 print issue, we featured Anthony Bourdain as our "Boy Du Jour." We were big fans of his here at BUST HQ and we are so sad to learn of his death. If you need help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. I’ve been trying to nab an interview with 55-year-old culinary writer, chef, pork lover, and general loudmouth Anthony Bourdain since he hit the big time in 2000 with his first book Kitchen Confidential. So when I heard he was...
I don’t have a green thumb. But one year, I tried my hand at planting herbs on my roof. They all lived—it was a miracle! What I hadn’t planned on were the pretty flowers they sprouted in late spring and summer. Turns out, they’re also yummy. Just about all herb flowers are edible, and one of the most fragrant and delicious is lavender. We are definitely in a cocktail craze these days (it probably has something to do with the state of our country), so use...
Food stylist Kaoru Mitsui gives her profession a whole new meaning with her art project Food on a Photograph (@
 foodonaphotograph). The Tokyo-based creative seamlessly adorns black- and-white images with colorful bits of herbs, fruits, and vegetables, so that Adele sports a cherry fascinator, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes wears pea pod earrings, and her main muse, Audrey Hepburn (the star of her ’zine Dress the Food, $18, kitchenartsandletters.com) models a coat made of cauliflower.By Lisa Butterworthimages via Food On A Photograph/Kaoru Mitsui This article originally...
Many vegan home cooks have a well-thumbed copy of Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook in their kitchens. First released in 2007, it was written by formerBUST food columnist Isa Chandra Moskowitz and current BUSTfood columnist Terry Hope Romero, and it became an instant classic. In honor of its 10-year anniversary, the pair has released a new edition with some major updates, including 25 new recipes (such as black-eyed butternut tostadas with chipotle pumpkin seed salsa and eggplant and bread crumbs fettuccine) and revisions to over half...

In Valencia, Spain, they call it orxata de xufa and make it with chufa (tiger nuts). On the island of Puerto Rico, it’s called horchata de ajonjolí, and the key ingredient is sesame seeds. Some believe this classic beverage originated in Egypt, traveling to Spain and Italy with North African immigrants during the Middle Ages, and later making its way to the Americas with the conquistadors. Others claim it has its roots in Nigeria, where a similar drink called kunnu aya is made with chufa...
Peanut butter: it’s cheap, healthy-ish, and a tasty staple in most pantries. And when you want to go beyond the peanut, almond, cashew, and other kinds of nuts offer delectable butter alternatives—yet they’re often pricey. There’s a butter way! Making your own nut butter is a fun and simple project with endless flavor possibilities. Food processors offer ease when making homemade nut butter, and high-powered blenders with small “twister” jars work great, too. No food processor? You can pound nuts into butter with a large mortar...