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Mallory Viscardi is a country girl at heart. She grew up in her grandmother's kitchen and in her mother's bookshelves. There are few things in life she loves more than a good cup of coffee, a well-written cookbook and -- above all else -- a delicious meal. She's an enthusiastic home-cook, a haver of small adventures and does all her own stunts.

VOTE: Give a Cupcake Wars Baker a Second Chance

by in Polls, Shows, September 7th, 2012

Cupcake Wars Fan Vote

Fans of Cupcake Wars are in for a sweet treat: Viewers now have an unprecedented opportunity to cast an episode of Cupcake Wars with four returning challengers.

Meet the contenders:

  • Alisha Nuttall from Cravings in Pleasant Grove, Utah, appeared with her twin sister, Angela, and wowed the judges with an adventurous pizza cupcake.
  • Brandon Arnovick is a Cupcake Wars veteran appearing in not one but two prior episodes. His big flavors and fun personality charmed judges and fans alike.
  • Doron Peterson is a three-peat contender, looking to make the fourth time the charm. She’s known for her explosive creativity with cupcake flavors, which is no small feat for a vegan baker.

Continue reading about the contenders

Join Our Facebook Fan Chat: Tailgating Edition

by in Community, September 5th, 2012

2012 food network football stadium menu
Food Network tailgating fans: Mark your calendars and get your game faces on. On Friday, September 7, at 2pm/ 1c, we’ll be chatting with Food Network Kitchens’ Charles Granquist about tailgating menu planning and recipes. Charles is also the mastermind behind the Food Network Stadium Fare menus popping up in select NFL stadiums around the country.

Join us on the Food Network Facebook page this Friday at 2pm/ 1c and bring your game-day questions for Food Network Kitchens.

Show Us Your Mug Shot: Editor’s Picks From #FoodNetworkFaves

by in Community, August 30th, 2012

food network coffee mug shot
Last week we asked Food Network fans to show us their favorite coffee mug on Instagram. We couldn’t have asked for a better response from fans who have excellent taste in morning sip-ware (not that we expected anything less). Our editors share some of their favorite fan “mug shots” below.

Find out if yours made the cut

Live Tweet With Robert Irvine and Food Network Tonight

by in Food Network Chef, Shows, August 22nd, 2012

robert irvine
Food Network superstar chef Robert Irvine will be live-Tweeting the 50th episode of his hit show, Restaurant: Impossible. Tune in and Tweet along with Food Network and Robert Irvine starting at the show’s all-new time: 9pm/ 8c. Follow @FoodNetwork and @RoberIrvine1 and share your commentary using the hashtag: #RestaurantImpossible.

Introducing Food Network On the Road

by in News, August 16th, 2012

food network on the road app
Food Network is excited to announce the launch of Food Network On the Road, which is now available as a free download in the Apple App Store.

Food Network On the Road allows fans to effortlessly find recommended restaurants and road trip ideas from top shows like Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, The Great Food Truck Race and more. Plus, get tips for popular dishes, save places you want to visit and recommend your favorite destinations to earn Food Network badges.

Download Food Network On the Road

Happy Birthday, Julia Child!

by in News, August 15th, 2012

julia child
Today the culinary community is honoring and celebrating one of its most beloved icons: Julia Child. Her memorable trill and fearless attitude toward kitchen conquests are legendary; her recipes, classics.

PBS celebrated by remixing some of Julia’s best moments and our good friends at Cooking Channel shared 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Julia Child. (They also have a great collection of her recipes, if you’re looking for a little honorary dinner inspiration.)

You can commemorate Julia Child’s 100th birthday by making one of her signature recipes, like Coq au Vin, French Onion Soup or Roast Chicken — after all, who could forget the chicken episode of her famed show, The French Chef? Julia was also known for her delectable Cheese Soufflé recipe, one that makes our list of favorites along with her Pan-Fried Burger recipe.

What’s your favorite Julia Child recipe? Tell us in comments below!

Bon Appétit!

Chat With Food Network Super Chefs Melissa d’Arabian and Robert Irvine

by in Community, August 12th, 2012

melissa d'arabian robert irvine facebook chat
We have a star-studded cast available to answer your questions this week on Food Network’s Facebook page.

Join us Monday at 3:30pm EST on the Food Network Facebook page to chat with past Food Network Star winner Melissa d’Arabian about the release of her first cookbook, Ten Dollar Dinners.

And on Tuesday we’ll be hosting a chat with Robert Irvine on the Food Network Facebook page to talk about the 50th Restaurant: Impossible episode, which will premiere August 22 at 9p/8c. We’ll also be chatting about Wedding: Impossible, a special presentation that airs Saturday August 18 at 10p/11c and features Robert’s wedding to professional wrestler Gail Kim.

Mark your calendars and get your questions ready for Melissa and Robert.

Vote Now: Pinterest Holiday Cookie Fan Favorite

by in Community, Holidays, July 24th, 2012

pinterest holiday cookie fan favorite
Around this time of year, we start pining for the holiday season again — the chill in the air, the hum of the holidays and above all else, the delicious treats. To help combat the pining, we’ve started pinning and we’re inviting you to pin along with us. This year, Food Network fans will select one of the featured cookies in our 12 Days of Cookies celebration.

To participate: Log onto Pinterest and visit Food Network’s Let’s Vote: Holiday Cookies board. To cast your vote, simply re-pin the cookie you like best to one of your personal boards. Voting will close on July 31, at which point we’ll tally the re-pins. The cookie with the highest re-pin count on the Let’s Vote: Holiday Cookies board will be crowned the winner.

Get your glass of milk ready and get your holiday cookie game faces on — pin away!

3 Million Fantastic Facebook Fans Giveaway

by in Community, Contests, July 3rd, 2012

3 million facebook fans
Food Network is excited to announce that earlier this week, we hit three million Facebook fans on the official Food Network Facebook page.  To thank our millions of fantastic Facebook fans, we’re giving away seven fantastic Food Network prizes!

What You’ll Win: One lucky fan will win a Food Network grand-prize pack from Food Network Store that includes:

Six additional runners-up will win a copy of either Chef Anne Burrell’s Cook Like a Rock Star, Ree Drummond’s The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier or Food Network Magazine‘s 1,000 Easy Recipes.

How to Enter: Comment below with a link to your favorite recipe of all-time from FoodNetwork.com. Winners will be selected at random and contacted privately.

Read the official rules before entering

Field Test: Citrus Spritzer

by in Product Reviews, June 21st, 2012

citrus spritzerIt’s a rare day that I’ll turn down the opportunity to bring a fun new gadget into my kitchen and make a bit of a mess. When the Citrus Spritzer came through the office, I jumped at the chance to test it out “in the field.” The little wonder’s claim to fame was that you simply pop it into your citrus fruit of choice and it will generate a light mist of citrus juice, as easy as spritzing water. I had a large bowl of citrus fruit at home, just waiting to be spritzed. It was fate.

I started with a small lemon, which I rolled gently on the counter to get the juices flowing. “Better give this little gadget a fighting chance,” I thought, skeptical that it could work. But lo! A couple pumps and I was getting perfect little puffs of lemon mist falling over my soon-to-be-sauteing green beans.

 

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