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Tim Carman

Lady Gaga Oreos are an extra-sweet mystery wrapped in an enigmatic pink wafer

Since they were released in late January, Lady Gaga Oreos have generated a lot of words, many of them from writers who want to give us an idea of how the pink-and-green cookies taste. It’s a...

New tipping rules will help restaurant owners and hurt workers, advocates say

Depending on who is reviewing them, America’s new tipping regulations will either help bridge the historic pay gap between servers and line cooks, as well as clarify practices that have resu...

The best food books of 2020 that will get you thinking, not cooking

No single thread connects my favorite food books (as opposed to cookbooks) of 2020, other than the fact that, perhaps, each author has no stomach for conventional thinking or even convention...

Coronavirus can travel farther and faster inside restaurants than previously thought, South Korean study suggests

Earlier this year, two diners at a South Korean restaurant were infected with novel coronavirus in a matter of minutes from a third patron who sat at least 15 feet away from them. The third ...

Burger King’s latest dig at McDonald’s: Creepy clowns to haunt your dreams

Nearly 30 years ago, Hollywood released the horror flick “Candyman” about a Chicago graduate student who researches an urban legend involving a boogeyman who materializes whenever you say hi...

How to make an excellent coffee pour-over and start your day right

When I broke my favorite glass coffee dripper this summer, I took it as an opportunity to explore the latest in home brewing equipment. I spent a few days researching devices before settling...

In the quest for a pandemic coping mechanism, I’ve become a cookie monster

I don’t know when it began, but at some point during the pandemic I became somewhat panicked whenever the household cookie supply started to run low. I may have even cut out, once or twice, ...

Dalgona coffee is sweet, milky and pretty. It’s also not for coffee lovers.

My hands are shaking as I prepare a second batch of dalgona coffee, the quarantine-chic drink and the latest piece of evidence that we have no idea what to do with ourselves during a pandemi...

Food delivery can help with ‘social distancing,’ though some drivers are concerned for their own health

As soon as she opened the door, the customer started sneezing and coughing. She didn’t sneeze directly on the food delivery driver, but “it was close enough that I could breathe it in,” said...

Andrew Zimmern moves from entertainer to advocate on his new MSNBC food show

Standing in a field of California strawberries, under a curtain of clouds so impenetrable that it has turned the sky gray in the Salinas Valley, Andrew Zimmern looks every inch the TV person...

With ‘Uncharted,’ Gordon Ramsay proves he’s indeed no Anthony Bourdain. At least not yet.

Gordon Ramsay has a new TV series, the appropriately self-referential “Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted,” and it’s clearly aiming to fill the food-travelogue void left behind by the late Anthony Bou...

Americans are drinking more ‘gourmet’ coffee. This doesn’t mean they’re drinking great coffee.

The National Coffee Association USA recently dropped its annual survey results, and, as usual, there’s a wealth of information to sift through to better understand the state of coffee drinki...