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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...
We're bringing you this delicious-sounding recipe as an excerpt from Vegan Food for the Rest of Us by Ann Hodgman. The day of chocolate mousse has come and gone. But not for vegans, who haven’t been able to eat it in decades. When you serve this, you’ll find that no one will say, “Isn’t this kind of . . . dated?” It sounds slightly insulting when a recipe calls for “high-quality” chocolate. Not the kind you’d usually buy, you cheap slug. Here, though, you should go for...
Published in 1861, Beeton’s Book of Household Management is perhaps one of the most famous non-fiction books to come out of the 19th century. At over one thousand pages long, it was the first publication of its kind to address all aspects of household management, covering everything from cooking and cleaning to childrearing and animal husbandry. It even includes a section on the law, providing the inquiring housewife with general information on leaseholds, the legal rights and obligations between husband and wife, and the questionable...
  Like many of us out there, I can boil pasta and scramble eggs, but roast a chicken? Nah. Enter Hot Mess Kitchen: Recipes For Your Delicious, Disastrous Life by Gabi Moskowitz and Miranda Berman (with a foreword by Mindy Kaling!). It’s a cookbook for those of us with no skills but who want to learn. Moskowitz and Berman pair culinary know-how with a dash of personal writing and a dollop of humor, resulting in recipes like “Trying To Make Ends Meet Tofu,” “My Ex Is...