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FN Fan Bites: A Fictional Bobby Flay, Marc Forgione Gives Back and Videos Worth Watching

by in Events, News, July 25th, 2011

bobby flay
Bobby Flay has been cast to play a fictional version of himself in the final season of the HBO series Entourage. The character Ari Gold will discover his wife is dating the chef. In real life, Bobby is married to actress Stephanie March, but the TV show will portray him as a bachelor. Fans who prefer the nonfiction version of chef Flay can find him offering barbecue and grilling tips at Guild Hall in East Hampton, N.Y., on July 31 at 11am. The event is part of the hall’s series Stirring the Pot: Conversations With Culinary Celebrities.

Iron Chef Marc Forgione, with the help of other chefs, will host his first fundraising dinner this November for Feeding America, a Chicago-based nonprofit with a network of 200 food banks. “Charity is an extension of what we do,” said Forgione, as he took a break from taping Iron Chef episodes. “I don’t even have to think twice about it.”

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Recipe of the Day: The Ultimate Barbecued Chicken

by in Recipes, July 25th, 2011

barbecued chicken
The ultimate backyard picnic treat, Tyler’s barbecued chicken is juicy and full of flavor. He takes thighs and legs that are still connected and slathers them with a homemade sauce flavored with bacon, brown sugar, molasses, thyme, garlic and onion.

Serve this with Bobby’s Creamy Cole Slaw to make it a complete meal.

Get the recipe: Tyler’s Barbecued Chicken

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Weekend Cookout: Shellfish Extravaganza

by in Recipes, July 22nd, 2011

grilled shrimp stuffed with cilantro and chiles

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 complete menu that is stress-free and will be table-side quickly.

This weekend, we’re diving into the sea and grilling up some of the ocean’s best: shrimp and clams.

Juicy shrimp are stuffed with a flavorful mixture of garlic, jalapeno, scallions and cilantro that also adds vibrant color to this two-bite appetizer.

Appetizer: Jumbo Shrimp Stuffed With Cilantro and Chiles (pictured above)

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POLL: Who Would You Rather Cook For?

by in Shows, July 21st, 2011

rachael ray ina garten
This Sunday, the six remaining Food Network Star contestants face not one, but two all-star personalities — Rachael Ray and Ina Garten. So we just have to ask the question: Who would you rather cook for?

If you missed last week’s episode, catch up with this recap or watch the latest exit interview on Food Network’s Star Blog.

Watch an all-new episode: Sunday, July 24 at 9 p.m. Eastern/ 8 p.m. Central


Recipe of the Day: Paula’s Italian Pasta Salad

by in Recipes, July 21st, 2011

paula deen's italian pasta salad recipe
Paula’s savory pasta salad is the perfect accompaniment to grilled chicken or ribs and it’s ready in less than 30 minutes. Al dente bow-tie pasta is tossed with cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, kalamata olives and green bell peppers and finished with a balsamic vinaigrette and grated Parmesan cheese.

Get the recipe: Italian Pasta Salad

Browse more of Food Network’s summer side dish recipes.

On the Blogs: Diet Sabotage, Harry Potter Recipes and Gluten-Free Ice Cream

by in Community, July 20th, 2011

Recipe of the Day: Giada’s Grilled Chicken With Basil Dressing

by in Recipes, July 20th, 2011

grilled chicken with basil dressing
For an Italian twist on a summer favorite, drizzle grilled chicken breasts and thighs with a light basil-garlic sauce. Save yourself time after work and make the marinade in the morning — the longer the chicken sits in it, the more flavorful it will be.

Make it a complete meal by serving Food Network Magazine’s hearty Garden Bean Salad alongside.

Get the recipe: Grilled Chicken With Basil Dressing

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Recipe of the Day: Giada’s Grilled Vegetables

by in Recipes, July 19th, 2011

grilled vegetable recipe
There’s something here for everyone with Giada’s garden-fresh side dish of grilled peppers, squash, zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms, asparagus and green onions. After the vegetables have been taken off the grill, drizzle a dressing of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, fresh parsley, basil and rosemary over the top. Whether you’re serving this for dinner or entertaining a party over the weekend, this dish can be served room temperature — leaving you plenty of time to mingle with friends and family.

Make it a complete meal by serving these veggies with Tyler’s Tuna Burgers With Carrot-Ginger Sauce.

Get the recipe: Grilled Vegetables

Browse more of Food Network’s summer side dish recipes.

POLL: Jyll, Wolfgang Puck and a Dish Called Risotto

by in Shows, July 18th, 2011

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When Wolfgang Puck escorted Jyll to the kitchen to show her how to properly make risotto during last night’s episode of Food Network Star, were you shocked?

Related: Penny for Your Thoughts

FN Fan Bites: The Neelys Toast New York, Melissa Goes Meatless and Paula’s Presidential Menu

by in Food Network Chef, July 18th, 2011

pat and gina neely
Pat and Gina Neely will take the stage at the New York State Fair Sunday, September 4 to demonstrate their barbequing skills and emcee the Best Burger Contest hosted by the New York Beef Industry Council. The Neelys have been busy lately, having opened their first New York City restaurant, Neely’s Barbeque Parlor, last week. View the red carpet photos of the grand opening.

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