Barnaby Dorfman

Founder & Chairman of Foodista.com. I love cooking, creating technology, and being a dad!

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March 18, 2014

WSJ Lobster

Long ago Lobster was so abundant that it was considered a "trash fish"  in New England. There was even a movement to make it illegal to feed lobster to servants more than three times...

January 5, 2014

I was recently treated to a truffle hunting excursion as a birthday present. Sheri contracted a local forager and wild food producer, Terra Fleurs, to take my father and me into the woods on the hunt...

November 25, 2013

Foodista Slow Cooker Giveaway

In celebration of the holidays and to show our appreciation of Foodista readers, we are giving away six great prizes for the Foodista 2013 Holiday Giveway. We will announce one more prize every five...

November 22, 2013

Anova Sous Vide

I...am...so..excited..about..Thanksgiving!! Even more than usual...why? Two words: Sous Vide! Never heard of it? Here's a great primer. Until recently, this technique required expensive...

March 1, 2013

The horse meat sold as beef scandal that has rocked the European food world has now extended to a couple of well know American brands in the United Kingdom. The BBC reported today that DNA testing...

February 28, 2013

With the rise of the celebrity chef, it's easy to forget that there are tens of thousands of hard working chefs who don't get the level of recognition garnered by Cat Cora, Bobby Flay, and...

November 21, 2012

California Olive Ranch

Foodista recently headed down to California Olive Ranch for a visit to their olive orchards and mill during the 2012 harvest. It was a real inspiration getting to spend hours with these pioneers in...

November 20, 2012

Turkey Gravy

We're almost there folks! Thanksgiving is just a few days away and we want to help you minimize the worry and maximize the flavor. One of the key elements of most holiday meals is the gravy, and...

November 17, 2012

Roasted and Carved Turkey

With Thanksgiving around the corner, we figured it would be helpful to put together a short collection of video tutorials on how to prepare the key dishes. This collection is all about the...

November 12, 2012

Jordan Vineyards

We recently were hosted by Jordan Vineyard and Winery where we shot this video. It's a stunningly beautiful property that produces uniquely delicious wines!   Video Transcript: Hi there,...

March 25, 2012

Sweetwater Shellfish Farm Oyster

Note: This is the first in a two part series, check back next week for our visit to the Jones Family land farm Sheri, Emery and I recently traveled to Lopez Island in the the San Juan Island group of...

June 24, 2011

Shackelton Whisky Label

Whiskey drinkers and polar exploration buffs around the world were enthralled by the 2010 retrieval Scotch bottles frozen in Antarctic ice. What makes these bottles extra special is that they once...

May 18, 2011

University of Washington

Foodista is participating in a class project with a group of students at the University of Washington. Designed to give real world experience working with operating companies, the Marketing 455 class...

April 18, 2011

Miller Lite Has Your Back This Summer

Miller Lite just unveiled a new video campaign. The humorous ads feature the "Liteguards" who's mission it is to help men avoid "unmanly situations." Here's one of the new spots: There's also a "...

April 18, 2011

Chinese Pecan Demand Doubles Prices in USA

We're always hearing about how jobs are being lost to China, but when it comes to pecans, the opposite is true. As the Chinese economy grows, so does the demand for higher quality food stuffs, and...

April 14, 2011

Cat Cora Promotes Worrisome Antibacterial Soap

Colgate-Palmolive announced today that Iron Chef Cat Cora will be the new spokesperson for Ultra Palmolive® Antibacterial Dish Liquid. The campaign includes a series of recipes and kitchen tips from...

April 13, 2011

Panda Express Seeks Treasure in China

Though it may seem odd, America's largest chain of Chinese restaurants Panda Express is looking into expanding to China. This, according to a recent interview with the company chairman Andrew Cherng...

March 24, 2011

Jon Stewart vs Del Monte Single Serve Bananas

We love a good joke as much as the next person and regularly enjoy The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.  However, we don't agree with some of the products he has placed in their "Pantry of Shame." For...

March 11, 2011

Food Insurance

Disasters like the earthquake in Japan get us all thinking about how prepared we are for the unexpected. While most people pay for a variety of types of insurance, including auto, home, health...do...

February 25, 2011

Violent and Angry Foods

We've noticed a trend toward more and more aggressive naming schemes from the snack and fast food industries. It's not an entirely new thing, the Dairy Queen Blizzard has been around for a long time...

February 21, 2011

What Happened to Food Movies in 2010?

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be held this Sunday, February 27th, which has caterers scurrying around L.A. and everyday folk planning home parties. The Oscars award show is one of the most...

February 20, 2011

Buy Curious?

Even the most adventurous eaters have foods that intimidate. Some sound funny, others look ugly, and in most cases we just can't imagine how to prepare them. The produce section of supermarkets is...

January 20, 2011

Kale

Kale In the past year I've been trying to cook locally and seasonally. At first I thought it would be difficult and limit me to a diet of only a few foods, especially in winter. Instead, I've found...

September 2, 2010

During the 2010 International Food Blogger Conference Amy Sherman of Cooking with Amy displayed a slide in her presentation on "The Art of Recipe Writing," where she declared to food bloggers: "DO...

April 25, 2010

Greetings from Portland, OR! We just finished attending and presenting at the 2010 conference of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. It was a wonderful experience getting to...

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