Food and Drink


Great baking alternatives you should know about

When it comes to baking, you should follow a recipe as closely as possible, but with a little bit of experimenting, you can easily switch up your favourite recipes to suit special dietary needs or your supply of ingredients. Whether you’ve run out of an ingredient or are simply looking for a healthier swap, here are 20 great baking alternatives you should know about.

Which Aldi goods taste like name brands (and which don't)

We compared Aldi's goods with the name-brand versions and found some dead ringers for far less. We also found some we would avoid at any price.

World Cookies to Bake When You're Tired of Chocolate Chip

Cookie-lovers the world over can indulge in these delicious, diverse recipes from the comfort of their own kitchen. Ciao for now, chocolate chip!

Some airlines still aren't selling alcohol aboard flights, and it's one of the changes flight attendants hope will stay in place as travel rebounds

Some flight attendants told Insider alcohol had been involved in altercations over federal mask mandates during the pandemic.

One Scary Side Effect of Drinking Too Much Caffeine, According to Science

Drinking too much coffee can increase your risk of developing glaucoma, especially if you're genetically predisposed to higher eye pressure.

Hailey Bieber Says She Was "So Upset" After That Restaurant Hostess Called Her "Rude" in Viral TikTok

"It made me kind of frustrated because you never know what someone's going through."

28 Summer Dinners You Can Make on the Grill

Companies like Chipotle are boosting prices, but CEOs multimillion dollar pay packages aren't getting any smaller

While Chipotle attributes rising prices to the growing cost of labor, some critics point to high CEO compensation as another factor.

37 things you should stop paying for ASAP

Saving money is easier than it seems when you pocket cash that might otherwise be wasted on these needless expenses.

When to buy organic — and when to save your money

Some foodstuffs, such as baby food and coffee, are worth buying organic even if they cost more; others, such as quinoa and olive oil, aren't.

America’s 25 Favorite Burger Joints

Although hamburgers reign as the quintessential American meal, eaten everywhere from backyard barbecues to funky diners to posh restaurants, the burger traces its origins — according to some food historians — back to raw meat eaten by 12th-century Mongols.

Every state's top small restaurant chain you'll love

It’s easy to dismiss chain restaurants in favor of one-off local spots. But, sometimes, big can mean better. These are the homegrown restaurants that have proved so popular, they’ve outgrown their original locations and expanded to meet demand. From tiny taquerias and cafés with spots dotted around one city to Vietnamese restaurants that have sprawled across a state and, in some cases, opened branches elsewhere in the US, here are the chains worthy of a visit.

Your state's best Italian restaurant to try right now

There's no shortage of great Italian restaurants in the USA and many have been in the same family for generations. To help you seek out the best Italian dishes in the country, we've picked our favorite spot from every state – buon appetito. Be sure to check each restaurant's website for changes due to COVID-19 before you head there.

This is your state's most famous restaurant. Have you eaten there?

America has some incredible restaurants. From coast to coast, there are fine-dining spots, tasty burger and barbecue joints, and cafés, shacks and delis that are genius in their simplicity. Here we take a look at the most famous restaurant in every US state. (As the current situation is changeable, be sure to check state travel advisories and the opening status of individual outlets before you head out.)

Your state's best Chinese restaurant

We’ve done the hard work by seeking out the most highly rated Chinese restaurant in every US state, from sleek modern spots to family-run favorites. Be sure to check individual websites for the latest opening updates, and takeout, curbside pick-up and delivery options.

20+ Brilliant Ways to Cook with Beer

Beer is good for more than just drinking!

Take these items off your grocery store list

Next time you're writing your shopping list, take a look at our handy make it, don't buy it list and skip past these products at the store.

Restaurant workers are quitting at record-high rates, and it could force their employers to raise wages, experts say

Analysts say this high rate of quitting indicates that workers are confident they can find other jobs easily.

Your state's tastiest cheeseburger

With just three components – a beef patty, burger bun and cheese slice – cheeseburgers are pretty simple. But there are many different ways restaurants can go, from using American or Swiss cheese to a brioche or potato roll. Here we take a look at the cheesiest, most flavorful creations in America – read on to find the best cheeseburger in every state. Due to COVID-19, be sure to check local travel restrictions, including state travel advisories, and individual restaurant websites for dine-in, takeout and delivery options before you visit.

America’s Best Places to Eat in 2021, According to Yelp

Pandemic closures have been particularly tough on the restaurant business.

Cook these American restaurant classics at home

Get inspiration from these meals that can be created in the comfort of your own kitchen without sacrificing the flavor.

Gorgeous ground beef recipes to cook up next week

One pack of ground beef can be transformed into a rich bolognese sauce, a fast and filling Thai stir-fry, hearty meatloaf or brilliant burgers. Here is a selection of our best recipes which celebrate the versatile ingredient.

America's most charming seaside villages

Avoid the predictable — and the crowded — on your next trip. These charming seaside villages offer a breath of fresh air and endless relaxation.

Grocery store reward programs that are actually worth it

Secret fast food recipes you can make at home

Craving the Cheesecake Factory in lockdown? Fancy a McDonald’s in isolation? No problem. As most of us are stuck at home, some fast food chains have released recipes for their most popular dishes so we don’t have to miss out. Here are the official recipes for IKEA meatballs, Disney Park Beignets, a Sausage and Egg McMuffin, hash browns and more.

Breezy 3-Ingredient Brunch Recipes

Brunch is the best excuse for combining two meals in one. Simplify it even more with these winning 3-ingredient recipes!

28 delicious rice recipes everyone will love

Rice is one of the most consumed foods in the world. It's a global staple, feeding almost half of the world's population in a huge variety of dishes. Whether you've stocked up on grains and in need of inspiration or just want to try something new, here are 30 nourishing and flavorsome rice recipes that might surprise you.

Fantastic flourless cakes and bakes you've got to try

It’s not as difficult as you might think to create a sweet treat if you've run out of all-purpose flour and can’t get to the supermarket during lockdown, or there's none on the shelves. We’ve got great ideas for bakes that don't require the white stuff, from pavlovas and pies to cookies and crumble.

These Are the Knives a 3-Time ‘Chopped’ Winner Says Everyone Should Have in Their Kitchen

See which ones made her cut.

This Costco Item Comes With 5 Years of Free Refills

This Costco product is something you'll use all year... and best of all, it'll last you awhile thanks to free refills. (Yay, sustainability!)

How a secretive deal with Travis Kalanick's CloudKitchens and a war chest of $58.5 million from VCs like Tiger Global are helping Flipdish stand out in the crowded restaurant-tech space

Tiger Global Management invested $48.5 million in Flipdish, an Irish startup competing with the likes of Lunchbox, Toast, Olo, and Square.

Taco Bell is giving away free tacos to vaccinated customers across California, as part of the state's Vax for the Win scheme

Customers have to show their vaccination cards at participating locations in the Californian state to be eligible for free snacks

11 Costco Finds That Will Improve Any Summer Cookout

Costco just published their hot buys for the week with barbecue fixin's galore. Get set for summer, and Father's Day, with these Costco buys.

Easy Italian recipes every cook should master

Italian food is all about taking the best quality ingredients and cooking them simply. There's so much more to it than pizza and pasta, much as we love them. Discover more recipes from easy starters and soups, mains and divine desserts. Eat like an Italian at home today, by following our inspired ideas.

The best donut in your state

Donuts are one of America’s favorite foods and, often, among the most outrageously creative and delicious. Across the US, bakeries are coming up with more and more inventive ways to serve donuts, from masterpieces that rival wedding cakes to maple bacon brioche rings. Sometimes, though, you just can’t beat a plain glazed ring or perfectly made cake donut. We’ve scoured the country for the best donut in every state and Washington DC. Due to COVID-19, check state travel advisories and establishment websites for dine-in, takeout and delivery options before you visit.

Is your dad a geek? This is your gift guide for Father's Day

The tastiest pie in your state

Melt-in-your-mouth crust, indulgent filling and a satisfying whipped cream or ice cream finish... Is there anyone who doesn't love a good pie?

Tasty chicken recipes to try this week

Can you ever have too many chicken recipes? It's everyone's favorite and – given that we're all spending much more time at home at the moment – now is the perfect time to expand your repertoire. Try these new ideas for spicy stir-fries, pies, chicken wings and fabulous one-pots to keep the whole family satisfied.

Delightful Cakes to Bake on Lazy Sunday Afternoons

For everyone who gets hungry for cake.

Small towns across America known for being LGBTQ-friendly

Whether you seek a romantic getaway with your partner or a weekend with friends, these towns welcome gays and lesbians with shopping, dining, arts and crafts, local history, and outdoor activities.

30 400-Calorie Sunday Dinners for Summer

This Baby Food Will No Longer Be Sold Due to High Arsenic Levels, FDA Says

The brand has recalled the product and gone so far to announce that they'll "exit the market" with it, citing child safety as "top priority."

We want these old-fashioned dishes back on menus

The amazing dishes from decades gone by that we think should be given a second chance.

Get Paid $10K to Learn How to Grill This Summer

At first glance, grilling might seem simple: Cooking food over fire? Humans have been doing that for ages. But as anyone who has ever eaten extremely dry grilled chicken or an overcooked steak knows, it also takes some skill. If that’s not a skill you currently have, you may be interested in a summer job that’ll pay you $10,000 to learn how to grill. Here’s what to know.

The best outdoor dining in every state

During the pandemic, plenty of us ordered takeout or braved the elements to eat under a makeshift tent outdoors. Here are restaurants in every state that will make eating outdoors a relieving, scenic treat instead of a pandemic necessity.

I made a classic baked potato with 3 different appliances, and I'll never use my oven again

I tried making baked potatoes in the microwave, air fryer, and oven to see which cooking method produced the best results. Here's what I learned.

McDonald's Employees May Soon Be Replaced By This, Ex-CEO Warns

McDonald’s has plans for automated drive-thrus, a technology that may end up replacing a portion of its employees.

Why Starbucks is sold out of your summer favorites

Shopping got complicated early in the coronavirus pandemic, but for many grocery store products that saw shortages, things still aren't quite back to normal.

Your state's top truck stop and what to order there

Hitting the road? You'll probably want to plan some sustenance stops along the way – and if you skip the chains, there are some real unexpected food treasures to be found. Here are the best truck stop roadside eats in every US state. Just remember to check restaurant websites in advance for any changes due to COVID-19.

Quick and easy recipes everyone can master

No matter your ability in the kitchen, have the essentials covered with this bank of simple recipes that deliver great-tasting results. From easy chicken burritos and casseroles to straightforward brownies and cakes, master these and you’ll have a good grounding to branch out and experiment.