Gerard Paul

Prolific eater and founder of ManyEats.

Burning charcoal in a firepit at night

The Best Hibachi Grill – A Better Way to Grill

In a hurry? In my opinion, the best Hibachi Grill is the Marsh Allen Hibachi Cast Iron Grill. While standard, portable grills can be convenient, most don’t offer that char-grilled taste you seek from outdoor cooking. That’s where a hibachi grill steps into the picture! These old-style Japanese cooking machines can offer you both that …

The Best Hibachi Grill – A Better Way to Grill Read More »

Fried chicken on a plate next to chili pepper

The Best Deep Fryer for Home Use – Amazing Fried Food Any Night!

In a hurry to fry? For the best deep fryer for home use, I recommend the T-Fal FR600D51 Odorless Stainless Steel Lean Deep Fryer  Are you in a dilemma in choosing the best deep fryer? Many believe that fried food has little nutritional value. However, according to science, some foods such as vegetables are actually healthier if …

The Best Deep Fryer for Home Use – Amazing Fried Food Any Night! Read More »

Pizza on a tray on a table with raw veggies surrounding

Best Outdoor Pizza Oven – Good Memories and Crispy Crusts

Pizza is a fan favorite that just about everyone is happy to eat. An outdoor pizza oven will impress your guests and help keep everyone fed at your amazing get-togethers. These handy devices are portable and easy to use, which is perfect for low-key meals in the backyard. You’ll find a slew of options from budget-friendly models …

Best Outdoor Pizza Oven – Good Memories and Crispy Crusts Read More »

Round blocks of cheese

The Best Raclette Grill – Melted Cheese and Perfectly Cooked Meat

In a hurry to melt cheese? My favorite raclette grill has to be the Swissmar Classic Anthracite Raclette. If you haven’t been introduced to this raclette before, you’ll soon realize its a crowd-pleaser – at dinner parties and other gatherings. Raclette is both the name of the cheese and a dish itself. Originally from Switzerland, this traditional cuisine is …

The Best Raclette Grill – Melted Cheese and Perfectly Cooked Meat Read More »

Non-stick pan with eggs and meat cooking inside

Best Non-Stick Induction Cookware – Even Heat, Easy Cleanup

In a hurry? In my opinion, the best non-stick induction cookware is the Home Hero Copper Pots and Pans Set. So – you finally bit the bullet and got a new induction stovetop. Congrats! Now, you’re looking for the best non-stick induction cookware out there. Unfortunately, you’re in quite the niche – it’s hard enough to …

Best Non-Stick Induction Cookware – Even Heat, Easy Cleanup Read More »

Garlic and leeks in a nonstick pan on cast iron grates

Best Hard-Anodized Cookware – Low-Reactivity and Tasty Food

In a hurry? In my opinion, the best hard-anodized cookware is the Cuisinart GreenGourmet Hard-Anodized Non-Stick 12-Piece Cookware Set. The world of kitchenware has gone through many changes over the years. Not too long ago, the use of non-stick coatings on pots and pans spread like wildfire — you’ll now find non-stick cookware in almost every …

Best Hard-Anodized Cookware – Low-Reactivity and Tasty Food Read More »

Sugar in air falling on a falling pancake with a stack below

Best Pan for Pancakes – Golden Brown Pancakes and Easy Flipping!

In a hurry? In my opinion, the Gotham Steel Double Pan stands out as the best pan for pancakes Pancakes are a delicious, quick meal that pretty much everyone loves. They’re not hard to prepare, and there are endless tasty toppings to enjoy with them. Still, it takes a bit of skill and knowledge to make the “perfect pancakes” …

Best Pan for Pancakes – Golden Brown Pancakes and Easy Flipping! Read More »

Corned beef brisket sliced on a cutting board

History of Corned Beef: From Irish Export to St. Patrick’s Favorite

I never questioned our St. Patrick’s day meal choice as a kid. Corned beef, cabbage – makes sense, right? Today I’m no longer a kid, though, and the history of corned beef and its association with St. Patrick’s day is fascinating to me. In this post, I’ll distill what I’ve learned about the dish, its history, …

History of Corned Beef: From Irish Export to St. Patrick’s Favorite Read More »

Empty ceramic frying pan with pasta stalks above

Best Ceramic Frying Pan: Non-Stick and Higher Heat with Ceramic

In a hurry? My pick for the best ceramic frying pan is the Eppmo Non-Stick Ceramic Frying Pan Set Ceramic frying pans are among the top choices of many home cooks and chefs – and yours truly. They offer a long-lasting construction, even heat distribution, and optimal heat retention. The ceramic coating provides a non-stick surface …

Best Ceramic Frying Pan: Non-Stick and Higher Heat with Ceramic Read More »

Stainless Cookware in Kitchen

Best Cookware for Gas Stoves – Even Heat and Superior Control

In a hurry? In my opinion, the Simply Calphalon Set is the best cookware for gas stoves As you know, cooking on a gas stove isn’t quite the same as cooking on electric. Gas stoves heat up quicker; however, the also heat isn’t distributed as evenly. Although you can use any type of cookware between the two, …

Best Cookware for Gas Stoves – Even Heat and Superior Control Read More »

Basket full of bread on table with bread in background

Best Bread Pan – Fluffy with a Crispy Crust, Right in Your Oven

In a hurry to bake? My pick for best bread pan is the Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron Terrine France isn’t the only country known for its bread-loving tendencies. In 2019, over 320 million Americans ate bread in some form. While buying loaves of bread may seem an easy solution, industrial bread just can’t compete with a warm homemade …

Best Bread Pan – Fluffy with a Crispy Crust, Right in Your Oven Read More »

Black pans hanging on hooks on a wall

Best Induction Cookware – Heat Your Food the Efficient Way

In a hurry? In my opinion, the Duxtop SSIB-17 17-piece set is the best pick for induction cookware. Looking for the best induction cookware on the market but have no idea where to start? I’m here to iron out that confusion and give you all the answers you need. Join me as we go through the induction cookware journey …

Best Induction Cookware – Heat Your Food the Efficient Way Read More »

Enameled Dutch Oven on a stovetop

Best Dutch Oven for Bread – Impress with an Airy Center and Crispy Crust

In a hurry to bake? My pick for best Dutch Oven for bread is the Le Creuset Signature Dutch Oven. Baking your bread in a Dutch oven will result in a beautifully-browned loaf that’s crisp on the outside but airy in the center. Dutch ovens function by distributing heat equally all around the dough, creating a …

Best Dutch Oven for Bread – Impress with an Airy Center and Crispy Crust Read More »

Boerewors cooked open flame next to a dutch oven

Best Dutch Oven for Camping – Enjoy Slow-Cooked Meals Over an Open Flame

In a hurry to camp? My pick for best Dutch Oven for camping is the Lodge Deep Camp Dutch Oven. Dutch ovens have been a campsite essential for decades—the cast-iron construction makes the oven resistant to wear and able to withstand harsh conditions. Furthermore, they can be placed directly over an open fire, so you don’t have …

Best Dutch Oven for Camping – Enjoy Slow-Cooked Meals Over an Open Flame Read More »

Conversation candy hearts in a bowl

History of Conversation Candy Hearts – from Apothecary Lozenges to Loving Sayings on a Heart

Every holiday seems to have its emblematic superstar treat or meal. Valentine’s Day is marked by chocolate, and those chalky little hearts that announce loving messages across their faces.  Year after year, candy conversation hearts are exchanged, used in decorations, and bought almost habitually as if Cupid himself endorsed them.  As I perused the aisle full of …

History of Conversation Candy Hearts – from Apothecary Lozenges to Loving Sayings on a Heart Read More »

Pans hanging on hooks on the wall

Best Titanium Cookware – Great Heat Transfer and Quality Food

In a hurry? My pick for best titanium cookware is the Fleischer & Wolf Titanium Coated Pots and Pans Set. Cookware should be strong enough to endure constant use and extreme cooking temperatures. It also needs to be easy to clean and food safe.  Which cookware material combines all these qualities well? Titanium alloys. In …

Best Titanium Cookware – Great Heat Transfer and Quality Food Read More »

Carob pods and powder on a wooden surface with a cutting board

Health Effects of Carob – a Potentially Healthier Alternative to Chocolate

In the process of changing your diet for the better, you tend to learn about incredible new foods that are not yet in the mainstream. As I’ve mentioned my – let’s call it – affinity for chocolate in the past, it wasn’t long before I ran across carob. Carob, in the tradition of chocolate, is a plant-based …

Health Effects of Carob – a Potentially Healthier Alternative to Chocolate Read More »

Deep dish pizza in a box with a lady holding it

Best Deep-Dish Pizza Pan – Impress Your Family with Perfect Pizza

In a hurry? My pick for best deep-dish pizza pan is the Chicago Metallic Professional Non-Stick Deep-Dish Pizza Pan,14.25-Inch.  If you’re here, you’re probably like me. You’re a huge fan of deep-dish pizza, and you love making it at home – either for yourself or family pizza night.  Making a deep-dish pizza at home can …

Best Deep-Dish Pizza Pan – Impress Your Family with Perfect Pizza Read More »

Coffee beans with cup and steam rising

Health Effects of Coffee: More than Just a Caffeinated Drink

As a daily coffee drinker – okay, thrice-daily – I can’t get enough of that familiar boost I get from a cup. Yet coffee and its principal active ingredient caffeine are so controversial it’s natural to wonder just how healthy they are. Naturally, I decided to do a deep dive into my daily caffeine habit.  Let’s take a look …

Health Effects of Coffee: More than Just a Caffeinated Drink Read More »

Damascus steel Chef's Knife

Damascus Steel: A Legendary Process – and Its Modern Attempts

If you ask me, “what makes for a quality kitchen knife?” ignoring the specific type, my thoughts drift towards Damascus Steel blades. These blades – through reputation and (well, sure) marketing – have a well-deserved reputation as durable, sharp, and attractive blades… and the all-stars in your kitchen.  Today, let’s dive headfirst into Damascus steel. We’ll discuss the …

Damascus Steel: A Legendary Process – and Its Modern Attempts Read More »

Gingerbread cookies in bowl with fire and lights in back

History of Gingerbread: From Expensive Fair Bounty to Holiday Centerpiece

Gingerbread has become a big part of our Christmas tradition. Every year, my daughters can’t wait to build and decorate (their own, as it turns out) gingerbread houses. It feels like gingerbread, as a winter tradition, has been around forever. Of course, that isn’t the case – but it does turn out ginger has an extremely …

History of Gingerbread: From Expensive Fair Bounty to Holiday Centerpiece Read More »

Eggnog with spices in a cup near Christmas decorations

History of Eggnog: From Rare Toasting Treat to Dominant Holiday Drink

December is usually the cheeriest month of the year. There’s no snow here, but we have colorful lights, presents, special music –and eggnog.  Yes, eggnog! It’s a funny drink after all – who had the idea to combine all those spices with sugar and a raw egg? (And often something more alcoholic, to boot). Those …

History of Eggnog: From Rare Toasting Treat to Dominant Holiday Drink Read More »

Christmas tree in dark room decorated with ornaments and candy

The History of Candy Canes: From Sugar Sticks to Striped Hooks

Let’s face it: candy is a hit at any time of year. But when December 1st rolls around each year, our family’s thoughts quite naturally turn to that stalwart of the Christmas season: candy canes. In some ways, candy canes require no introduction. Is there anyone around today who doesn’t recognize the tell-tale sight of this …

The History of Candy Canes: From Sugar Sticks to Striped Hooks Read More »

Cast iron grill with fire

Best Wireless Grill Thermometer: Bluetooth and Remote Options

In a rush? My pick for the best wireless thermometer is the ThermoPro TP20 Wireless Remote Digital Meat Thermometer and the best Bluetooth grill thermometer is the MEATER. Who has the time to wander back and forth to the grill when there are other things to do? Wireless thermometers help you stick to the socializing …

Best Wireless Grill Thermometer: Bluetooth and Remote Options Read More »

A man grills chicken loaded with herbs and veggies

Best Instant Read Thermometer: Prevent Over and Under-Cooking

Let’s face it: guesswork and the “finger test” aren’t always the best methods of seeing if your meat is cooked. With an instant read meat thermometer, you can elevate your cooking to the next level and apply a bit of science to your cooking. This handy tool eliminates some of the hassle of cooking meat. …

Best Instant Read Thermometer: Prevent Over and Under-Cooking Read More »

Frost on a window

Best Rotomolded Cooler: Top Air-tight Models

In a hurry? My pick for best rotomolded cooler is the the RTIC 65. Rotationally-molded – rotomolded, or roto-molded – coolers are (and there’s no getting around it) a more expensive cooler option. Of course, there are a variety of scenarios where they are vastly superior to their standard cooler counterparts: fishing adventures, camping trips, long picnics, and emergencies of …

Best Rotomolded Cooler: Top Air-tight Models Read More »

Shrimp, sauce, avocado, and lime on a soft taco

The Best Tortilla Press: Consistent, Round, and Delicious

In a hurry? My pick for the best tortilla press is the Victoria Cast Iron Tortilla Press. Are you looking to create corn tortillas by hand? Not an easy task everyone can manage! Thankfully, tortilla presses exist – you don’t have to struggle trying to get the right consistency and shape. But what makes for the best …

The Best Tortilla Press: Consistent, Round, and Delicious Read More »