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Guy Crowns the Cheesesteak Queen

by in Events, August 1st, 2011

winning cheesesteak
It takes more than a monsoon to keep Guy Fieri from presiding over a selection of the best cheesesteaks Atlantic City could pack into the Dennis Courtyard at Bally’s Hotel & Casino last Friday night. Fans of the cheesy sub and the star of the new show Rachael vs. Guy started rolling in, despite muggy temps and sudden storms, and lined up nonstop to sample some classic and fresh takes on cheesesteaks.

Recent contestants on Food Network Star –Mary Beth, Chris, Alicia, Jeff, Susie and Whitney — were also in attendance and in full fan-mode, greeting and taking pictures with fans. Mary Beth had her eye on last year’s cheesesteak winner, Tony Boloney’s, who brought back their gooey American cheese-filled spicy sando and posed a steamy threat to the other eight competitors. With their signature “mustache army” of blue-shirted, beret-wearing staffers, complete with blue and red vuvuzelas (remember those from the World Cup?) and bullhorns, you’d be hard-pressed to not notice — and stand in line for their messy yet tasty sandwich.

The winner and more photos after the jump »

FN Fan Bites: Inside Out With Alton Brown and Videos to Watch

by in Food Network Chef, August 1st, 2011

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Alton Brown will speak at Iowa’s Cedar Rapids Public Library on Friday, September 9, as a part of their Inside Out series, a new event designed to introduce the community to remarkable authors. Tickets will go on sale August 9 through the Theatre Cedar Rapids box office and a limited number of tickets will be sold to a pre-show cocktail reception with Alton.

Find out what Marc Forgione, Bobby Flay and Michael Symon are up to »

Ratatouille Soup – Meatless Monday

by in Recipes, August 1st, 2011

ratatouille soup

This simple French recipe from Food Network Magazine puts some of the season’s best produce to great use. Diced eggplant, zucchini and bell peppers are sauteed with garlic, onions and Herbes de Provence to create an aromatic mixture. Combine everything with San Marzano tomatoes and you’ve got yourself a hearty meatless meal. Try serving this soup cold for a chunky spin on gazpacho.

Editor’s Note: Make sure you use vegetable broth instead of chicken.

Get the recipe: Ratatouille Soup

Related: Summer Produce Guide

Recipe of the Day: Cuban-Style Grilled Salmon

by in Recipes, August 1st, 2011

cuban-style grilled salmon recipe
Take a break from the BBQ sauce and marinate lean salmon fillets in a lemon, garlic, cumin and cayenne mixture. Make this a complete meal by tossing hearts of palm, mixed salad greens and ripe cherry tomatoes together for a cool and refreshing salad  — the entire meal will be ready in just 30 minutes.

Get the recipe: Cuban-Style Grilled Salmon

Browse more of Food Network’s grilled main dish recipes.

Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off: New Show Premieres This Winter

by in Shows, July 29th, 2011

rachael vs guy celebrity cook-off
Two of Food Network’s most popular personalities, Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri, are going head-to-head in a new series premiering this winter, Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off. Both Rachael and Guy will serve as coaches and mentors to eight multi-talented celebrities — from an Olympic gold medalist to Grammy-winning artists to a Golden Globe-nominated actor — contestants who are all passionate about food and cooking.

Divided into Team Rachael and Team Guy, the contestants will face intense weekly challenges that are sure to have them working, fighting and laughing as they race against the clock to prepare elaborate meals for up to 150 guests. The winning and losing teams will be chosen by the guest diners and after six episodes, the last celebrity standing will win a cash donation to his or her favorite charity.

Read about the all-star line-up »

Weekend Cookout: Four Grilled Pizza Recipes

by in Recipes, July 29th, 2011

grilled pizza recipes
This summer, Food Network’s Grilling Central is packed with recipes for the entire family’s taste buds, boasting the best in burgers, dogs, chicken and more all season long. But with so many recipes, where do you start? Each week, FN Dish is giving you a menu that is stress-free and delicious.

This weekend, skip the takeout and try making pizza on the grill.

Top a crispy grilled crust with fresh mozzarella and charred onions, tomatoes, mushrooms and fennel. Plus, step-by-step instructions for the perfect grilled crust.
Get the recipe: Grilled Everything Pizza

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This Week on Food Network Star’s Blog

by in Shows, July 28th, 2011

jyll everman
The seventh season of Food Network Star is in full swing and the writers on the Star blog are dishing. Last week, the six remaining Food Network Star contestants faced not one, but two all-star personalities — Rachael Ray and Ina Garten. If you missed the episode, catch up with this recap or watch the latest exit interview.

Watch an all-new episode: Sunday, July 31 at 9 p.m. Eastern/ 8 p.m. Central

Recipe of the Day: Alton’s Perfect Shortcake

by in Recipes, July 28th, 2011

shortcake recipe
Keep the rolling pin in the cabinet: Alton’s simple shortcakes are made by dropping large spoonfulls of dough onto a baking sheet. After they’re done baking, sweet whipped cream is nestled between the crumbly shortcakes and served with summer berries like raspberries, blueberries and blackberries.

Get the recipe: Alton’s Shortcake Recipe

Browse more of Food Network’s summer dessert recipes.

On the Blogs: Foods to Avoid In Heat Waves, New Food Documentaries and Whimsical Food Prints

by in Community, July 27th, 2011

Recipe of the Day: Bacon-Wrapped Splitters

by in Recipes, July 27th, 2011

bacon wrapped hot dogs
Food Network Magazine turns a drab dog into a flavorful frank by wrapping it in bacon and flash-frying it until the bacon is crisp.

Need more topping ideas? Go beyond ketchup and mustard with these International Hot Dog recipes.

Get the recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Splitters

Browse more of Food Network’s hot dog recipes.