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  • Manischewitz Re-Brand Makes Passover Cooking Even More Fun and Exciting

    I've been using Manischewitz food and wine products for decades and even though I'm a Gentile... I love celebrating Jewish culture, music, and food. In fact, my wife grew up not even realizing that certain recipes were "Jewish", she simply embraced them as part of her Polish heritage. For me it was a similar situation and I've loved making latkes, matzo ball soup, brisket and other kosher treats for as long as I've know how to cook. That's why I was super excited when the folks at Manischewitz sent over a box featuring their new branding as well as a bunch of items that I'd never seen before.

  • Hot Honey Shrimp Tater Cake Bites

    Hot honey is a trend that I've been wrestling with for a while since it's genesis seemingly was Nashville, Tennessee with Prince's famous Hot Honey Chicken starting in the 1930s but other tales suggest it goes back earlier to Brazil and some credit the trend to hipsters and millenials who think they discovered everything for the first time. Regardless of who actually discovered that chiles and honey go well together... this is a winning flavor combination that works well on a variety or proteins. So, to take "hot chicken" to the next level, I've prepared a recipe for Hot Honey Shrimp served on Tater Cakes. 

  • Mushroom and Chicken Chili Pepper Alfredo With Frankies 457 Pasta And Calabrian Chili Oil

    For this recipe I've created something of an excersise in conflict - the rich, creamy alfredo sauce, topped with the earthy, rustic mushrooms, roasted chicken, and spicy chili flakes spice blend that is brought together with a hearty quality pasta that is better that anything you can find at the grocery store and then a strong drizzle of Frankies 457 Calabrian Chil Oil to bring everything together. OMG it's so good!

  • This Peugeot All Terrain BBQ Pepper Mill Is Perfect For Any Guy Who Wants To Be King Of The Grill

    One of the things that I love about doing what I do here at ManTripping is that we get introduced to all sorts of different brands - fresh faced startups trying to disrupt an industry to established companies with decades of experience., Sometimes though we discover brands like Peugeot that are a mixture of both and have a product offering I'm shocked to have never worked with previously. In this case it's their quirky "All Terrain BBQ Mill" and combined with their library of different types of pepper, might just be one of the coolest gifts for guys that's out there this year!

  • WhistlePig Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup Review

    Endorsed by renowned mixologists, the WhistlePig Rye Whiskey Barrel-aged Maple Syrup is a product that has revolutionized the cocktail scene. This syrup, crafted by Runamok, a family-owned company with years of experience under its belt, offers an exquisite blend of flavors that can elevate your drink in ways you wouldn't imagine. Their dedication to quality and unique flavor profiles led them to clinch the Good Food Award in 2023. In this review, we'll delve into what makes this product stand out among others on the market. Whether you're reading this as a whiskey love that wants to take his pancakes to the next level or a professional mixologist seeking that new ingredient to experiment with - there's something here for everyone.

  • Casa M Spice Co Mini Ranch Pack Brings A Taste of Texas To Your Backyard

    Casa M Spice Co Mini Ranch Pack offers a dynamic trio of seasonings that will elevate your cooking game. This set is not only practical - with lasting stainless steel shakers and silicone lids for freshness - but it’s also designed to impress. The sleek aluminum shakers, and the diverse range of flavors packed into each seasoning blend make this an ideal gift for any man on your list.

  • Star Of India Toledo Offers A Punjabi Perspective On Indian Cuisine

    I've been to my share of Indian restaurants around the country - and indeed internationally as well. One major challenge that any ethnic cuisine faces is that in many ways it must adapt to the local population - "Chinese" and "Mexican" - have done this amazingly well but "Indian Food" draws from a much broader collection of ethnicities, flavors, regions, and frankly just isn't as well established compared to Thai, Korean, Japanese, or Vietnamese where a handful of dishes define the entire category for most Americans.

  • Explore A Taste Of The South With Sarge's Shrimp & Grits

    We get a lot of different samples here and some are better than others. Very often I will make a sample and after I've shot photos and had a few samples of the recipe... I just don't care anymore. Not this time! Sarge's Shrimp & Grits Sauce along with their Yellow Stone Ground Grits makes a freaking incredible dinner that is also relatively easy to prepare as well.

  • Romantic Getaway Ideas In Chicago For Foodies In Love

    We've talked in the past about how great of a city Chicago is to visit for a guys weekend getaway, but it is also a fantastic city for a romantic getaway too. From fantastic museums to some of the world's best and most creative food, Chicago is a great city to share with someone special. 

  • Many Men Love To Eat Beaver - Yes, You Can Eat Beaver Meat!

    In the realm of unusual culinary delights, beaver meat has made something of a splash. When prepared properly, beaver meat can be a safe to eat, healthy, game meat, that might be the perfect thing for your next game meat dinner. That's right! A number of men (and women) actually savor this unconventional red meat for its unique flavors and surprising health benefits. Despite raising many eyebrows, it's neither a modern fad nor an odd survivalist regime - people have been consuming beaver meat diligently for centuries across North America. 

    Yet, not everyone is familiar with this aquatic animal as foodstuff.

  • Unveiling The Truth: Are Plant-Based Burgers Actually Healthier Than Meat?

    In recent years, the demand for plant-based burgers has skyrocketed, driven by growing health concerns, environmental issues, and a desire by eco-conscious consumers to reduce damages that they see to the environment by the consumption of animal products. In addition to concerns related to sustainability, plant-based meats and plant-based meat alternatives are also increasingly popular due to perceived health benefits that are widely observed among those men who enjoy vegan, vegetarian, or indeed just a diet that is low in the consumption of red meat and high in nutrient-rich vegetables. Unfortunately, in the past these plant-based alternatives simply haven't been all that tasty. Options that existed in the past like "Bean Burgers" and "Veggie Burgers" were simply not a realistic alternative for hungry carnivores like myself. Things have changed though... meatless burgers today are much tastier but are they actually healthier than meat? 

  • How Long Does Deer Meat Last In The Freezer - A Guide To Preserving Venison

    Hunters and meat enthusiasts alike understand the importance of properly preserving venison to maintain its freshness, flavor, and quality. But how long does deer meat actually last in the freezer? In this guide to preserving venison, we'll explore the factors that impact its shelf life, discuss different cuts of meat, and provide recommendations for storage times.

  • Local Specialty Foods You Should Try When Visiting Scandinavia

    Scandinavia is a subregion in northern Europe with a rich cultural background and strong historical and linguistic bonds among its people, which have been maintained for centuries and are still evident today. In addition to its exciting offerings, such as the mesmerizing northern lights and stunning architecture, its cuisine is a standout.

  • Skip The Butcher Shop Here's Where To Buy Premium Steaks Online

    If you're looking for the best steaks money can buy, you don't need to go to your local butcher shop. In fact, you don't even need to leave your house! There are a number of premium steak retailers online that offer an amazing selection of cuts and styles, all with the convenience of home delivery. So why should you buy steaks online? Let's take a look.

  • Thai Select rating System Helps Foodies Select More Authentic Thai Culinary Experiences

    Thai food is one of my absolute favorite cuisines and frankly it's shocking to me sometimes that not everyone is as familiar with it as me. I had the fortune of growing up in two of the most culturally dynamic places in the United States - San Francisco's Bay Area and Washington DC - where Thai and other Asian cuisines were just part of the normal course of life when it came to dining out. Not everyone is so lucky though to be this familiar and so I'm excited that the Thai Trade Center - part of Thailand's government has created Thai Select to help turn their food into even more of a cultural ambassador than it already is.

  • We Visited Three Of San Diego's Best Birria Restaurants

    One of the hottest food trends right now is birria - no it isn't new but it is newly popular outside of the Mexican community and innovative food pioneers have taken it to new levels, far far beyond the classic birria taco. In fact, on this food tour of three San Diego birria restaurants, we tried it in tacos, pizza, ramen!

  • Where to Get the Best Cheesesteaks in Philadelphia: An Eater's Guide

    Philadelphia is the birthplace of the cheesesteak, and where to find the best sandwich in town can be a contentious issue. For those looking for guidance, we've assembled a list of our favorite spots to get your hands on one of these iconic sandwiches.

  • Freshly's New Proteins & Sides Makes Family Dinner Even Easier, Faster and Healthier

    We tried Freshly meals a few weeks ago as an alternative to that, "OMG I'm SOOOOOOOOO HUNGRY!" feeling that inevitably ended up with way too expensive and way too much food delivery orders. Getting food when you are hungry is simply not a good idea if you are looking for something moderately healthy and affordable. It's not that you can't make good decisions but your body chemistry is working against you at that moment. That's why we tried Freshly on a weekly basis. Now they've introduced a new Multi-Serving Proteins & Sides product and decided to send us some to check out.

  • Holy Grail Steak Co. Takes Mail Order Beef To The Next Level

    There are a LOT of meat delivery companies out there right now and frankly not all of them are awesome. I've tried my share of them and when they offer something special, I like to share it with you guys. One that I've absolutely fallen in love with is Holy Grail Steak Co. While other companies offer a handful of different cuts, these guys go deeper. To learn more about the company, we also had the chance to talk with Cameron Hughes, the founder of the company as well as multiple California wine businesses.

  • Valentine's Gift Ideas For Men Who Love To Eat

     They say that the way to a man's heart is through his mouth so we're going to share four awesome Valentine's Day Gifts that men will love!