11 Best Black Friday Kitchen Deals (2021): Instant Pots, Stand Mixers, Etc.

Vitamix 5200. Photograph: Amazon Amazon There are blenders, and then there are Vitamix blenders. I was a skeptic, but like my fellow Gear reviewer Joe Ray, the Vitamix made me a blender person. A blender is, essentially, just a blade atop a motor. Everything else just gets in the way. The motor is why the […]

Apps to Help Manage Meals for Different Dietary Needs

What it does: Meant only for people following a gluten-free diet, FindMeGlutenFree makes it easier to locate restaurants that offer gluten-free options. Users can filter by restaurants that are dedicated gluten-free—meaning they don’t make anything that contains gluten—or restaurants with a separate gluten-free menu. Restaurants are peer-reported, so if you find a good one that […]

10 Gift Ideas for the Home Chef: Vitamix, Cookbooks, and More

The cooking fire was once the center of the home. The modern stove has mostly removed fire from the equation, and architectural trends have shunted the hearth off to the side of the den, but the kitchen is still usually where the heart is. It’s where you make holiday meals. It’s where the kids lurk […]