January 22, 2013 |
Americans are going to chow down on 1.23 billion chicken wings during Super Bowl weekend this year. But there will be fewer wings available and they'll cost more, according to an annual report. The NFL championship game, this year between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens, is the biggest day of the year for chicken wings, according to the National Chicken Council. This time around, however, there will be 12.3 million fewer wings eaten than last year, or a 1% decline, according to the trade group.
January 7, 2013 |
Certain McDonald's foods have a cult-like following. Some wait all year for the burger chain's seasonal McRib sandwich or Shamrock shake, and people are nuts about Chicken McNuggets, but is there room for another Golden Arches' addiction? McDonald's is in the process of adding Mighty Wings, its version of chicken wings, to the menu. After proving successful in Atlanta, the chain decided to continue testing the wings in Chicago this week, according to an Associated Press report on ABC.com . The wings could be sold in orders of three, five or 10 pieces, with prices starting around $3, the Christian Science Monitor reported . No word on whether McDonald's plans to offer the wings as a special, limited-time item or regular feature on the menu.
December 19, 2012
Los Angeles Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold returns Wednesday for his weekly live chat, "Lunchtime With Mr. Gold. " Stop by at noon and bring your questions. He'll answer as many of your dining queries as he can get to in half an hour. So get ready! Craving Ethiopian food but don't know where to go? Need to know who has the best chicken wings in Los Angeles? Need a recommendation for Thai? Have more culinary questions? Gold's your man. Jonathan Gold pancake quiz Come back here Wednesday at noon.
December 13, 2012 |
Heard of cola chicken? China has. It's a popular dish in the huge nation, where Pepsi soda and Lay's potato chips have introduced Pepsi-chicken chips. That's right -- chips made to taste like Pepsi and chicken. Together. Cola chicken is chicken wings stir-fried in a wok with a caramelized sauce of cola, soy sauce and other seasonings. In L.A., you can find the dish at dim sum palace Elite. PepsiCo came up with the idea during a brainstorming session among its marketing and R&D teams and its Shanghai ad agency, according to AdAge.
December 1, 2012 |
Let's say that a correspondent has asked if you have been to the new Wuhan restaurant in San Gabriel, and let's say that you answer him, to save face, with the Internet equivalent of a smile and a nod. It is easy enough to find this restaurant - a quick Google search turns up a Facebook page, a post on a friend's blog and a Chowhound post by your correspondent, the San Gabriel Valley spicy-food maven Jim Thurman, whom I suspect has been the first customer...
November 27, 2012 |
I'm often asked by new Test Kitchen interns why we keep our oils in the refrigerator. We refrigerate our oils to keep them fresh and from going bad. Because of their high fat content, oils can go rancid quickly when left at room temperature or exposed to light. Refrigerating them extends their shelf life. It's a great tip, especially when you're trying to figure how to store that expensive olive oil you bought to use just on special occasions. If you have any kitchen tips or questions you'd like me to explore, leave a comment below or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org . ALSO: Apples 101 ... and 52 recipes Go behind the scenes at the Test Kitchen Browse hundreds of recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen You can find Noelle Carter on Facebook , Google+ , Twitter and Pinterest . Email Noelle at email@example.com.