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Another busy month on the Menuism Blog! For one, did you know that April was Grilled Cheese Month? Our Community Manager Marisa Miyasaki shares some favorite places to get innovative and delicious grilled cheese sandwiches.

And check out all the other great contributions from our writers this month: (more…)

Posted by on April 30th, 2012

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Love was in the air this February at Menuism: love for our new expert bloggers, Jay Ducote and Kirstin Jackson, and, of course, love of all good things food-related, like wine, cheese, and parties! Here are the highlights from February 2012 on the Menuism Dining Blog: (more…)

Posted by on March 2nd, 2012

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Menuism got 2012 off to a rousing start. We welcomed a new editor to the team, as well as a new blogger: burger expert Mr. Lew. (more…)

Posted by on January 31st, 2012

November Recap

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The season of feasting has officially begun! Here at Menuism, we like to think of Thanksgiving as basic training for all those holiday parties ahead. We hope all that turkey and dressing left you wanting more, more, more, because it’s time to loosen up your belts and get ready for all the delicious dish we’ve got in store for December!

In the meantime, wet your whistle on these tasty tidbits from the last month: from throwing a holiday party on a budget to tips for dining out with kids and restaurant wine etiquette, here’s the scoop our experts served up in November.  (more…)

Posted by on December 1st, 2011

Halloween Candy

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Too much Halloween candy got you feeling less than stellar? We’ve got the perfect antidote: bite-sized tidbits from the past month that’ll whet your appetite for all that’s in store for November. In October, we introduced Menuism’s new rewards system, powered by Badgeville, and our experts navigated the way by showing us all how to avoid a hangover, 10 ways to save money eating out, how to pronounce tricky French wine terms, why grass-fed beef is tops for health, and more…

Here’s a look at the treats from last month!

Menuism Updates

Eat Big or Go Home: Introducing Badgeville for Menuism by John Li

Eating & Entertaining

Southerner’s Guide to BBQ Sauce: 4 Barbecue Sauces You’ll Love by Elena Rosemond-Hoerr

10 Ways to Save Money Dining Out by Rachael White

Beyond KFC: Fried Chicken Done Right by Elena Rosemond-Hoerr

Why Grass-Fed Beef Is Better for Your Health by John Brady

The Politics of Chocolate by Kate Steffens

Wine, Spirits & Beer 101

The Bartender’s Guide to Preventing Hangovers by Duggan McDonnell

Video: How to Pronounce French Wine Terms hosted by Etty Lewensztain

Coming Up

We’re headed into the holiday season and this month we’ll be highlighting favorite holiday cocktails, classic Indian desserts, a guide to stouts, wine and dining etiquette, and tons more tasty treats that’ll get you ready for all your holiday entertaining, pre- and post-Thanksgiving. We’re ready to start working on that winter layer; what about you?

P.S. The Menuism Blog is expanding! We’re looking for a few good food experts to add to our team. Think you got what it takes? Drop us a line at editor[at]menuism[dot]com and tell us a little bit about yourself.

Editor’s Note: What sweet treats did you eat on All Hallows’ Eve? Did you stay away from the politically charged chocolate this Halloween?

Posted by on November 1st, 2011

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May flowers, chirping birds–no doubt, the sights and sounds of spring are something special to behold. But who are we kidding: we’re all about eating and drinking! To kick off the summer season, this month we were proud to present some extra-tasty treats, including the debut of our latest expert, Prerna Singh, the exceptionally talented blogger and food photographer behind Indian Simmer. Get to know Prerna with this Q&A, and be sure to check out her new column all about Indian cuisine.

Hungry for more delicious dish? Here’s a heaping helping of seconds–bon appetit! (more…)

Posted by on June 2nd, 2011

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March was a milestone month at Menuism HQ. We welcomed Etty Lewensztain’s new video series all about wine, and debuted a new feature we’re calling Ask the Experts (take a peek: here’s Part 1 and Part 2).

With your help, we also donated 15,000 meals to the San Francisco Food Bank via Feeding Hunger: San Francisco! We couldn’t have done it without your incredible support. And we just launched a new partnership with the Greater Chicago Food Depository that we’re equally excited about. We hope you’ll help us spread the word about Feeding Hunger: Chicago and join us in the fight against hunger in the Windy City.

What else? Well, we’ve got a heaping plate of fresh new features for you to feast on.


Interview: Chris Cosentino of Incanto by Nikki Jong

Interview: Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats by Nikki Jong

Food, Wine & Cocktails 101

Get Out of Your Red Wine Rut by Etty Lewensztain

All About Goat’s Milk Cheese by Annie Lehrer

Video: How to Taste Wine Like a Pro by Etty Lewensztain

The Exquisite Art of Kaiseki by Kanako Noda

5 Salad-Free Ways to Eat More Raw Food by Amber Shea Ford

The Evolution of Food on TV by Foodah

How to Tell When Chocolate’s Gone Bad by Kate Steffens

Cocktails 101: The 4 Types of Whiskey by Marleigh Riggins Miller

Coming Up

You won’t want to miss the great interviews we’ve got lined up in April with some of our favorite folks in the food world. And we have some other very, very exciting news to share–coming soon, we promise. In the meantime: we want to hear from you! Got questions for our experts? Leave a comment or drop us a line at editor [at] menuism [dot] com.

Posted by on April 6th, 2011

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Oh, sugar, sugar! It’s a good thing we’re not shy about helping ourselves to the sweet stuff, because it fueled us all February long, and boy, did we need it! This month marked the debut of our latest expert columnist, Chef Amber Shea Ford, who’ll be writing the monthly raw and vegan scoop straight from the front line. What other sweet things did we cook up in February? Well, we thought you’d never ask!


Interview: Iso Rabins of forageSF by Nikki Jong

Interview: Debbie Lee of Ahn-Joo, “The Next Food Network Star” and “Chopped: All Stars” by Nikki Jong

Meet the Experts: Amber Shea Ford of Almost Vegan by Foodah

Food, Wine & Cocktails 101

A Chess Pie Love Story by Elena Rosemond-Hoerr

The Optimal Serving Temperatures for Your Favorite Wines by Etty Lewensztain

All About Sheep’s Milk Cheeses by Annie Lehrer

5 Tips for Throwing an Earth-Friendly Party by Rachael White

Valentine’s Day Dinner: Where Did You Eat? by Foodah

5 Innovative Pastry Chefs You Need to Know Now by Kate Steffens

What’s So Great About Raw Food, Anyway? by Amber Shea Ford

Cocktails 101: All About Bitters by Marleigh Riggins Miller

What Makes a Wine Age-Worthy? by Etty Lewensztain

Coming Up

A seasonal shift always ups the dining ante, and we couldn’t be more excited to swing into spring here at Menuism HQ. From food news to foodie views, we’ve got lots more tasty tidbits in store for March. Do stay tuned and let us know what you think!

Posted by on March 2nd, 2011

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If January has been any indication of what’s in store, 2011 is sure to be filled with many more diverse and delicious discoveries. This year, we’re also looking forward to honoring new traditions–such as working with local organizations to give back to the communities that sustain Menuism nationwide.

Like right now: we’re currently teaming up with the San Francisco Food Bank to help feed the hungry in the Bay Area. Through the end of February, we’ll donate $1 for every new Facebook fan, which translates to two hearty, healthy meals for our neighbors in need. Help us spread the love! Become a fan here.

As you can see, we’ve been busy this month. In case you missed anything, here’s the required reading from January. (more…)

Posted by on January 31st, 2011

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It all starts out innocently enough: a cookie here, an eggnog there. Next thing you know, it’s turned into a fourth helping of turkey, yams and pie at Grandma’s place. If your December remotely resembles ours, we congratulate you on a job very well done! As we wrap up the final month of the year, here’s a look back at our recent indulgences. Thanks for joining us! (more…)

Posted by on December 31st, 2010

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