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Gourmet Food and Cooking

Lists and Tips for the Gourmand

Love to cook and try out new gadgets and gourmet foods? We do, too. Here you will find our latest must-haves and must-knows, from cookbooks and kitchenware to healthy foods to reviews of coffee, tea, cooking utensils and more.


Find out why figs are so high in fiber

FALLING FOR FIGS
The Health Benefits of Figs
Get the skinny on these fall fruits that provide an excellent source of fiber and antioxidants.

Discover even more beneficial qualities

Top 5 Tips for a Perfect Steak

WELL DONE
Top 5 Tips for a Perfect Steak
Want to learn how to cook a perfect steak? Strip House executive chef John Schenk shares five hot tips, from what kind of oil to use to what kind of cut to buy for grilling.

Cook steak like a pro!

Find out why the avocado is known as a nutrient booster

THE NUTRIENT BOOSTER
The Health Benefits of Avocados
We love avocados for their their rich, creamy texture and myriad health benefits. Find out why this potent superfruit is also known as a nutrient booster.

The advantages of avocados

Learn what Certified Humane and other meat terms really stand for

MEAT MATTERS
Bone Up on Meat Labeling
There's a lot more to beef than just the cow. We've compiled a handy reference guide for various meat industry terms, to help you know exactly what you're buying the next time you head to the butcher.

A guide to meat terminology

Bhakti Chai Semi Sweet, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Iced Teas

COOL OFF
Top 10 Bottled Iced Teas

Offering a caffeine pick-me-up in a cool package, iced tea is a refreshing alternative to hot tea or coffee when the weather is warm. Check out GAYOT's Top 10 Iced Teas to find healthy, antioxidant-rich beverages brewed in a variety of styles.

Discover your favorite new iced tea


Eat Well and Stay Slim: The Essential Cuisine Minceur by Michel Guérard

GUILT-FREE FRENCH COOKING
Eat Well and Stay Slim
Unlock the secrets to Michel Guérard's health-conscious cuisine minceur with this elegant cookbook. Offering in-depth instructions and inventive, low-fat recipes, Eat Well and Stay Healthy gives a new meaning to balanced French cooking.

Elevate your diet


From all-natural to grass-fed to certified organic, meat labels are often confusing. Learn the terms so you know what you're buying.

Impress your guests with this guide to grilling steak. From buying the right cut to applying oil, these handy tips will have you cooking in no time.