All Posts By Maria Russo

Maria Russo is an editor at Food Network, now living in New York City after being born and raised in the great state of Michigan. She likes her eggs runny, her pasta cheesy and has been known to throw back dozens of oysters at a time.

Star-a-Day: Rob Burmeister

by , April 13th, 2016

Food Network Star, Season 12It was only recently that Star Talk broke the news that an unprecedented 12th season of Food Network Star is set to unfold this summer. For the first time ever, a prequel competition — Comeback Kitchen — will bring together seven past Star contes...

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QUIZ: Can You Guess the Food Network Stars by Their Dishes?

by , April 12th, 2016

There's no question that you enjoy eating the sweet and savory recipes your favorite Food Network stars create. But if you were presented with only a picture of a dish, could you guess which chef made it? Take the quiz above to find out.

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POLL: The Best of Cake and Pie

by in Community, Polls, April 12th, 2016

POLL: The Best of Cake and PieNo matter if you’re hosting a special-occasion dessert party or simply baking for a Tuesday night at home, cake and pie are go-to treats, and they’re guaranteed crowd-pleasers. But we want to know what it is about cake and pie that makes them so beloved. Cast your vote in the polls below to tell us what you think is the best part of each dessert.

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Star-a-Day: Monterey Salka

by , April 12th, 2016

Monterey SalkaIt was only recently that Star Talk broke the news that an unprecedented 12th season of Food Network Star is set to unfold this summer. For the first time ever, a prequel competition — Comeback Kitchen — will bring together seven past Star contes...

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Frittata with Asparagus, Tomato and Fontina — Meatless Monday

by in Recipes, April 11th, 2016

Frittata with Asparagus, Tomato and FontinaWhile there’s no question that eggs make an easy, hearty brunch dish, executing them for a crowd can be difficult. Who wants to poach or fry dozens of eggs while entertaining? The solution? The frittata.

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Star-a-Day: Melissa Pfeister

by , April 11th, 2016

Food Network Star, Season 12It was only recently that Star Talk broke the news that an unprecedented 12th season of Food Network Star is set to unfold this summer. For the first time ever, a prequel competition — Comeback Kitchen — will bring together seven past Star contes...

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When You Don’t Have Eggs, Make Do with “Essence of Egg” — Alton’s After-Show

by in Shows, April 10th, 2016

You know that Cutthroat Kitchen is all about the ingredient swap-out, often replacing chefs’ quality meat, produce and dairy with lesser versions, all in the name of a good old-fashioned sabotage. Such a challenge was the name of the game in Round 2 tonight, when two chefs faced off in an air-hockey death match over nice and not-so-nice poutine ingredients. On the After-Show, host Alton Brown used the inspiration from that evilicious sabotage to challenge the judge of the day, Simon Majumdar, to a one-on-one battle over ingredients for scrambled eggs.

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Rachael’s Chicken Piccata Pasta Toss — Most Popular Pin of the Week

by in Community, April 10th, 2016

Chicken Piccata Pasta TossLeave it to Rachael Ray, the queen of 30 Minute Meals, to turn out a satisfying recipe that’s not just quick to prepare but also a complete all-in-one dish. This week’s Most Popular Pin of the Week brings together the heft of pasta and the lemony, buttery flavors of chicken piccata that you know and love. Rachael cooks the chicken in the garlicky white wine-lemon sauce, adds capers for a welcome briny bite, and then tosses the meat with noodles to create a fuss-free dinner in just a half-hour.

For more hearty standbys, check out Food Network’s Let’s Cook Comfort Food board on Pinterest.

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Star-a-Day: Joy Thompson

by , April 10th, 2016

Food Network Star, Season 12It was only recently that Star Talk broke the news that an unprecedented 12th season of Food Network Star is set to unfold this summer. For the first time ever, a prequel competition — Comeback Kitchen — will bring together seven past Star contes...

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Going Green at the Steakhouse: 2 Classic Side Salads

by in Recipes, Shows, April 9th, 2016

Iceberg Lettuce SaladThere’s no doubt about it: When you sit down at your favorite steakhouse, you’re likely focused on little else but a hunk of meaty, savory beef. But while the steak may be the star of the show, a few things will surely round out the meal: a crisp martini, a cool salad and hearty potato side dishes. All of these timeless eats and drinks made appearances on this morning’s brand-new Steakhouse Favorites episode of The Kitchen, which means that tonight just turned into steak night. Read on below to learn two reinvented takes on steakhouse salads: the wedge and a garlicky Caesar.

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