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Budget-Friendly Cherry Jam Tart — Recipe of the Day

by in Recipes, August 25th, 2011

cherry jam tart
Melissa’s take on the classic French tart cuts down on time and the cost of pricey cherries by using good-quality cherry jam.

Editor’s Note: When thickening a fruit pie filling, there are several options to consider. Very often flour or cornstarch is used, but in certain instances tapioca, arrowroot and potato starch can also help achieve the desired consistency. Read more here.

Get the recipe: Grandma Monette’s Cherry Jam Tart

Browse more of Food Network’s pie and tart recipes.

What’s Your Favorite #FoodMovie?

by in News, August 24th, 2011


We can’t help but love a good Twitter trend, especially when it deals with food. Right now, the hashtag #foodmovies is trending — not movies that feature great food scenes, but titles that are morphed into something delicious. Food Network has some of the most dedicated food followers on the web, so we’re asking you: Can you come up with a creative #foodmovie? Include the @foodnetwork handle in your response on Twitter and we’ll feature six of our favorites on the blog.

Easy Chicken Salad for Lunch — Recipe of the Day

by in Recipes, August 24th, 2011

chicken salad with fresh herbs
Chicken salad from the local deli never tends to be as good as homemade, and you also won’t get 4-6 servings out of the container you purchased. When making this recipe, don’t throw out the leaves on top of the celery stalks. Instead, incorporate them into the salad.

Editor’s note: If you don’t like avocados or have them handy, place chicken salad in lettuce cups or between bread.

Get the recipe: Chicken Salad With Fresh Herbs

Browse more of Food Network’s chicken recipes.

Robert’s Fitness Rules, Bobby’s New Palace and Alton’s Book Tour

by in Food Network Chef, August 23rd, 2011

robert irvine
Robert Irvine recently shared his rules for balancing food and fitness with Gourmet Guy on MensHealth.com. Maintaining his chiseled physique isn’t always easy with his busy schedule, which includes traveling, filming his shows and running a restaurant. Regardless, Robert follows a simple guide to keep him motivated. Find out what his routine includes, as well as the four easy rules he strictly follows, Robert Irvine’s 4 Rules of Food and Fitness.

Bobby Flay has opened a new location of Bobby’s Burger Palace on K Street in Washington, D.C. The restaurant opened for lunch with a crowd of approximately 400 hundred people waiting outside. Bobby spent opening day taking pictures with fans and signing autographs. According to The Washington Examiner, Chef Flay has hopes that President Obama will stop by for a burger and share his thoughts on what should top the local Washington, D.C., burger.

Alton Brown’s book tour »

Spicy Tomato Salsa — Recipe of the Day

by in Recipes, August 23rd, 2011

tomato salsa
When you’re thinking of appetizers to serve Labor Day weekend or just any barbecue, don’t forget to include salsa and chips. While jarred salsa can be boring, try a homemade version packed with tomatoes, garlic and cilantro. Giada incorporates orange juice in her recipe, which gives it a burst of citrus.

Get the recipe: Spicy Tomato Salsa

Browse more of Food Network’s Labor Day recipes.

And the Food Network Star Fan Favorite Is…

by in Shows, August 22nd, 2011

food network star fan vote

Fans of Food Network Star can’t choose the winner, but they are the voice behind choosing a fan favorite. All season long, viewers voted for their favorite season 7 contestant as many as 10 times a day.

With over 400,000 votes, it’s no surprise that this year’s winner, Jeff Mauro, was also crowned our Sandwich King. Not far behind him with 360,000 votes was Orchid Paulmeier, who fans loved for priding herself on her Southern barbecue.

Tune in to Sandwich King: Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. Eastern/ 10:30 a.m. Central

Food Network Star: The Official Insider’s Guide Book Tour

by in View All Posts, August 22nd, 2011

food network star insiders guide
Looking for a chance to meet the newest Food Network Star Jeff Mauro and fan favorites like Vic “Vegas” Moea and Susie Jimenez? You can meet them and get their autographs on the Food Network Star: The Official Insider’s Guide Book Tour happening right now:

  • August 22: Denver, Colorado with Jeff Mauro & Susie Jimenez
  • August 23: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with Jeff Mauro and Vic “Vegas” Moea
  • August 27: Chicago, Illinois with Jeff Mauro and  Vic “Vegas” Moea

For details on the book tour including time and locations, visit HarperCollins or Food Network’s Facebook page.

Devilicious Says Goodbye — The Great Food Truck Race

by in Shows, August 22nd, 2011

devilicious food truck
The second season of The Great Food Truck Race hit the road with eight new food trucks and a grand prize of $100,000. Each truck will try to pull out all their tricks to stay in the game but, ultimately, one truck must go each week. Every Monday, FN Dish brings you exclusive exit interviews with the latest Food Truck contestants to get the boot.

This week, Devilicious Food Truck’s marketing strategy seemed clever at first, enticing people over to eat their food, but it came back to haunt them in the end.

FN Dish: $100 isn’t a lot of money, but your team had the clever idea to go to a commissary. Can you tell the readers what that is?
DFT: A commissary is where we park our trucks to meet health code requirements; they also supply food, beverages and other items necessary to run our trucks.

Continue reading their exit interview »

Anne’s Zesty Potato Salad – Recipe of the Day

by in Recipes, August 22nd, 2011

super-zesty potato salad
Don’t let the phrase “homemade mayonnaise” keep you from making this recipe. Anne Burrell takes five simple ingredients from the pantry and the refrigerator and creates a creamy, homemade condiment with the help of the food processor. When the mayo is done, combine it with red potatoes, celery, garlic, onions and bacon for an easy Labor Day side dish.

Editor’s note: If you don’t have the time to make the mayonnaise from scratch or don’t have a food processor handy, don’t hesitate to use store-bought.

Get the recipe: Super-Zesty Potato Salad

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