The Lack of Flavor in ‘Emily in Paris’ Is Only Emphasized by Its Meals

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Among the Netflix series’s set pieces are a boulangerie, a brasserie, and a bistro, which represent Paris as artlessly as the show’s American protagonist

Democracy in the United States is either in its death throes or just a very painful midlife crisis. We’re a country led by a very sick, very silly old man. Meanwhile, a non-ideological virus is metastasizing thanks to ideological idiocy, and a fly is the star of the vice presidential debates since it is slightly more meme-able than systemic racism. Meanwhile, I’m trying to decide whether to pay for COBRA or child care. Recession turns deeper, expressions turn dire. Sartre looks like a Hallmark card. And amid all this chaos, more chaos: Netflix releases Emily in Paris.

What could have been, and should have been, a blissful escapist confection, the Darren Star — he of Sex in the City and Younger — … Read more

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Rich, creamy, and perfectly tangy Homemade Ranch Dressing is the perfect addition to any dish. If you are like most people ranch dressing is a staple in the kitchen.

This is made with my homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix which just makes that much more amazing. Try these other homemade mixes, for healthier and insanely easy, tasty dishes. Homemade Fajita Seasoning, The Best Taco Seasoning, and Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice.

Thick, rich, creamy Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Ranch dressing is an amazing combination of zesty herbs with garlic, onion and chive flavors in a creamy base. This recipe uses sour cream, mayo and milk. If you want a thinner dressing use a little bit more milk. If you want to use it as a dip, leave it a bit thicker and reduce the milk. Which ever way you make it, it’s going to be perfect.

This American household staple comes together in … Read more

The James Beard Foundation’s Chief Strategy Officer Steps Down

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Mitchell Davis announced he would leave at the end of the month

After months of turmoil at the James Beard Foundation, chief strategy officer Mitchell Davis is stepping down. Davis, who has spent 25 years at the foundation, announced the decision on Instagram, writing “After nearly 3 decades I’ve decided it’s time to move on to pursue new horizons and personal projects.” He departs his role at the end of this month.

The decision follows a summer of internal strife at foundation responsible for what’s often referred to as the “Oscars of the food world” as well as many other initiatives that celebrate and support the American culinary industry. On July 16, James Beard Foundation employees sent a letter to the organization’s senior leadership team demanding more diversity in leadership and salary transparency. The letter also mentioned the existence of complaints against leadership for creating a … Read more

Hot Corn Dip

Hot Corn Dip is super cheesy, packed with flavor and such a crowd pleaser. This always one of the first dips to disappear!

This Corn Dip is a good companion to Crispy Fried Pickles and Cream Cheese Wontons for appetizers that are sure to be a favorite, but are a little different than your average artichoke dip. You will love this!

Hot Corn Dip with onions, peppers, jalapeno and ooey gooey cheese, served with corn chips.

Hot Corn Dip

Sweet luscious corn is combined with savory peppers and spices and then intertwined with ooey gooey cheese. What’s not to love? It’s fairly simple and the ingredients are adaptable. It’ll be your go-to appetizer for parties, gatherings, and holidays. People will be asking you to bring this to your next event.

The wonderful thing about this is you can make it year round. It’s bright and colorful and full of tantalizing flavors. I love this appetizer because it’s different from your typical dips and it’s so … Read more

This Japanese Ceramic Pig Lets Me Have a Patio Cocktail in Peace 

Reclaim your outdoor space from mosquitos with this household item

I’m always up for an al fresco cocktail on the patio… in theory. If we’re being honest, I much prefer to spend time sitting (inside) at the bar or enjoying my Manhattan in the temperature-controlled comforts of my own home. One of the main reasons for my outdoor wariness, especially on the home front: mosquitos, which absolutely plague our Northern Virginia yard.

This summer was going to be different. Hitting up the local dive bar or a classy cocktail haunt is not an option for us in the COVID era. And when you’re spending a lot of time at home, you start to feel pretty trapped if you’re always indoors. I vowed that I would actually leave my house regularly to sip a margarita on our patio, as long as the weather was cooperative. But throughout the summer, those pesky … Read more