A London Restaurant Is Now Thoughtfully Providing ‘Foodie Instagram Packs’ for Diners

by in News, July 19th, 2017

A London Restaurant Is Now Thoughtfully Providing 'Foodie Instagram Packs' for DinersPicture this: You’re at a hip restaurant and order something designed to appeal to the social media set, something that straddles the line between comfortable and exotic that’s begging to be snapped and shared with all your Instagram followers.

But when your down-home “cheeseburger dumplings” or comely pink cocktail with a “crown” of rainbow sprinkles rimming the glass  or clever chicken and waffles featuring “free-range crispy fried chicken, 6 hour brined and sous-vide for extra tenderness & flavor” arrives at your table, you pull out your phone only to realize — horrors! — the lighting is all off, your phone battery is run down and getting the right angle is going to prove particularly challenging.

What to do?

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Take 5: Cool Down with No-Cook Dinners

by in Recipes, July 18th, 2017


Once you start seeing heat waves outside (and maybe even inside), it’s harder to even think about standing by a hot stove or oven. On those days, try these no-cook summer recipes for easy, satisfying meals you can make in under an hour.

Chicken Summer Rolls

What’s summer without summer rolls? These Vietnamese-style rolls are packed with crunchy veggies, refreshing herbs, rice and even some shredded rotisserie chicken for protein. To “cook” the rice paper, dip the sheets in warm water until they soften slightly, enough to form a shell for the rolls.

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Guy Fieri and His Family Are Crisscrossing the Country on an Epic Family Road Trip

by in Food Network Chef, Shows, July 17th, 2017

Guy FieriFor years Guy Fieri has explored America, seeking out the best spots on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Now, he is sharing that experience with his family as they hit the road for the classic American tradition — a family road trip from sea to shining sea! On Friday, August 18 at 9|8c, Guy, his wife, Lori, and his sons, Hunter and Ryder, load up their RV to hit the road on a vacation they will never forget. From rafting in the Grand Canyon and rolling down Route 66 to creole cooking in New Orleans and pit stops stuffed with campfire feasts, this road trip is full of great food, iconic locations and big adventure.

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What You Can Learn From That Sticker on Your Apple

by in News, July 17th, 2017

What You Can Learn From That Sticker on Your AppleIt may never have occurred to you to think much about those stickers you find on some fruits and vegetables you bring home from the grocery store, apart from cursing them when they’re hard to peel off. But those little stickers on your apples and avocados are actually worth stopping to consider.

Here are eight things to know about them:

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One-on-One with the Latest Food Network Star Finalist Eliminated from the Competition

by , July 16th, 2017

Food Network StarThe nature of the Food Network Star beast is such that no matter how much mentors Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis have to teach the finalists, their time is limited, which means they're forced to make quick decisions about who has the greate...

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Chefs’ Picks: Kid-Friendly Food: Chicago

by in Restaurants, July 16th, 2017

Almond Pancakes
Chefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast.

Chefs may have a reputation for being choosy when it comes to dining out, but it seems the pickiest palates actually belong to their children. Luckily in a city like Chicago, there are plenty of places that cater to those tiniest of food critics. Read on to find out where the pros go to score kid-friendly snacks. Read more

5 Savory Ice Creams to Try on National Ice Cream Day

by in Restaurants, July 15th, 2017

National Ice Cream Day is this Sunday, July 16. Though most will reach for the usual contenders — vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, mint chip — a few scoop shops are going rogue with savory ingredients.

In an age when salt is more than welcome in sweets and is said to even enhance the latter (think salted caramel and potato chip cookies), it only makes sense to push the boundaries of ice cream flavors as well.

But how savory would you go?

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10 Ways to Use Up All That Zucchini

by in In Season, Recipes, July 14th, 2017

Zucchini ParmesanEvery summer I’m faced with buckets of zucchini coming from the patch in my backyard, so you know I’m always on the lookout for excellent zucchini recipes. Here are 10 of my very favorites. Almost all of them have been kid-tested (and tested and tested …), and there are a few that look so delicious they’re already at the top of my list to try next. Want to join?

Zucchini Parmesan (pictured above)
If you love eggplant parmesan, you’ll love this. It’s that simple.

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What to Watch: The Perfect Burger on The Kitchen and Finalists Try to Beat Bobby Flay on Food Network Star

by in Shows, July 14th, 2017

Food Network Star
On Saturday morning, the co-hosts on The Kitchen are sharing their secrets to making the perfect burger, and Geoffrey Zakarian is sharing the recipe for his Iron Chef Burger. Then Tiffani Thiessen is making a Mediterranean feast with Chicken Kebabs, Lemon Rice and Spiced Pita Chips. On Sunday morning, Tia Mowry is making party perfect finger foods, and later, Ina Garten is making roasted vegetables like a pro.

On Sunday evening, a cop, a firefighter, an EMT and an Air Force pilot are battling it out in Flavortown, and on Food Network Star, the finalists are get a chance to beat Bobby Flay.

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Beyond the Cookout: 9 Ways to Grill Breakfast, Lunch and Dessert

by in Recipes, View All Posts, July 14th, 2017

Grilled French Toast Foil PacketsThroughout the summer the grill is the center of attention during dinnertime over the summer for cookouts and parties, but there’s no reason to shy away during the earlier parts of the day or a non-occasion. Whether you’re out by the pool, camping or just enjoying the warm weather, using the grill keeps you near the action and minimizes on clean up (see ya, pots and pans!). Spend the day outside and grill up some breakfast, lunch and dessert.

Breakfast:

Grilled French Toast Foil Packets (pictured above)
Who knew breakfast on the grill can be healthy, taste indulgent and no-fuss all at the same time? Individual foil packs (use the non-stick kind for this) are a fun way to serve and best of all, no plates to clean up. Read more

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