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Food Network Stars Shine at the Show Me Music and Arts Festival

by in Events, Food Network Chef, May 19th, 2011

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Our sister site, GACtv.com, announced today that the Celebrity Chef Pavilion Stage at the first-ever Show Me Music and Arts Festival will feature three Food Network stars: Chefs Robert Irvine, Ellie Krieger and Aaron McCargo, Jr.

According to the site, “Chef McCargo, the 2008 winner of Food Network Star and host of Big Daddy’s House will start things off.  Chef Krieger, host of Healthy Appetite will be up next and chef Irvine, host of Dinner: Impossible, Worst Cooks in America and Restaurant: Impossible, will close things out.”

Visit GACtv.com for more information about the event.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/the-next-food-network-star/index.html

Recipe of the Day: Chicken, Sausage and Peppers

by in Recipes, May 19th, 2011

chicken, sausage and peppers
Whether you’ve just returned from baseball practice, work or the gym, you can still put dinner on the table quick. This dish whips up in just 35 minutes and has something for everyone.  Boneless, skinless chicken breasts and sweet, Italian sausages are cut up into chunks and sautéed with fragrant onions and peppers. Before serving, pour a sauce made of garlic, white wine, cherry peppers and butter over it to kick it up a notch.

Tip: Add extra heat by using spicy sausage and hot cherry peppers.

Get the recipe: Chicken, Sausage and Peppers

Browse more of Food Network’s chicken recipes.

Fish Farming in Hell’s Kitchen

by in Events, May 18th, 2011

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That’s right: There is a tilapia farm in Manhattan. Food and Finance High School students are learning careers for the future from this lab run by Cornell Extension Professor Philson Warner. Aquaculture is a closed system of farming that raises hydroponic crops that links to a fish farm, cleaning and feeding as it cycles. The good professor suggests that this is how man might one day farm on planets less green than our own.

Join Food Network Kitchens this Friday, May 20, at 6:30 PM at Chelsea Market in New York City, for a special evening fundraiser and silent auction benefiting the Food and Finance High School. Special guests include Alex Guarnaschelli and Kelsey Nixon. Get tickets at foodeducationfund.org.

Get the recipe pictured above: Bobby’s Baked Tilapia

Tickets Still Available for The Matthew Finkel Scholarship Fund Dinner

by in Events, May 18th, 2011

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Dinner In The Dark, an impromptu dinner series designed to stimulate diners’ palates by offering no clues to the menu or who will be cooking, is hosting a special edition dinner to honor Matthew Finkel. Matthew passed away on December 29, 2010 in a car accident at the age of 22 — he was an amazing individual and a talent in the kitchen, who at a very young age became a part of Food Network’s family. This event, which features over 15 chefs offering small bites, will help the Matthew Finkel Scholarship Fund. The Fund is dedicated to helping culinary students with extreme financial need, who are attending the Culinary Institute of America.

“In evaluating all the candidates in conjunction with the CIA for the scholarship, Matthew Finkel definitely stood out in the crowd,” says Bruce Seidel, Senior Vice President of Programming.

“He was an amazing individual full of compassion, passion and the type of person who took care of everyone around him while he sacrificed for all. Matthew touched our hearts with the way he helped others, so the team at Food Network wanted to graciously help him and awarded Matthew our scholarship.”

Price is $40.00 per person, all inclusive. The dinner also offers great raffle drawing prizes including two VIP tickets to a filming of Iron Chef America.

Purchase tickets here for the May 23 event in Cleveland, Ohio.

Learn more about Matthew’s life after the jump »

Recipe of the Day: S’more Brownies

by in Recipes, May 18th, 2011

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This is not your average brownie and yes, you can start drooling now.

A crust of butter, sugar and graham cracker is pressed evenly over the bottom of the pan than baked to golden perfection. Next, a thick, fudgy brownie batter gets poured on top and baked just until a toothpick comes out mostly clean. At that point, large marshmallows are added to the top of the dessert and put under the broiler under slightly melted.

Three different layers form three scrumptious textures.

Tip: While dinner is cooking, bake these showstoppers. By the time you’ve finished eating and washed the dishes, these brownies will have cooled down and be ready to eat.

Get the recipe: S’more Brownies

Browse more of Food Network’s brownie recipes.

FN Fan Bites: Robert and Alton Cooking for Solutions, Meet Scott Conant at Taste of the Nation

by in Food Network Chef, May 17th, 2011

robert irvine, alton brown, scott conant
The Monterey Bay Aquarium will host a Cooking for Solutions celebration May 20-22, featuring great chefs, gourmet cuisine and fine wines. On Saturday May 21, the event will feature presentations from Alton Brown and Robert Irvine, highlighting the use of sustainable seafood while saving the oceans and helping home cooks discover new and delicious ways to serve seafood dishes. Visit Montereybayaquarium.org for details and ticket prices.

On May 22, Montage Laguna Beach will host Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation event. Share Our Strength is a charity that hopes to eliminate childhood hunger in our country and 100% of ticket sales go to the cause. Scott Conant of 24 Hour Restaurant Battle is one of the participating chefs this year and a VIP ticket offers a chance to meet him, along with other chefs while enjoying food, wine and specialty cocktails. Visit Taste.strength.org for information on this and other events across the country.

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Recipe of the Day: Baked Farfalle With Escarole and Zucchini

by in Recipes, May 17th, 2011

baked farfalle with escarole and zucchini
Meet your new go-to staple for hearty family and entertaining dinners that come together in under 40 minutes. Bow-tie pasta is tossed with tomatoes, basil, escarole and zucchini, than baked until a combination of fontina and Parmesan cheeses have melted.

Get the recipe: Baked Farfalle With Escarole and Zucchini

Browse more of Food Network’s pasta recipes.

Food Network Scores 11 Daytime Emmy Nominations

by in Food Network Chef, Shows, May 16th, 2011

sandra lee, giada de laurentiis, paula deen, anne burrell

Food Network has something to celebrate — actually, it has 11 things to celebrate. The 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations have been announced and include several Food Network shows and hosts:

  • Giada at Home is also nominated for three: Directing, Camera Editing and Technical Direction.

The awards will be broadcast on CBS from Las Vegas on June 19.

The Food Network Fans are constantly looking for info and sharing links on where we can find favorite stars, discuss favorite shows, visit a book signing, or see an appearance in other venues. We invite you to stop by and visit at FoodNetworkFans.com

Recipes of the Day: 30 Hot Dog Topping Ideas

by in Recipes, May 16th, 2011

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Tired of plain ol’ mustard and ketchup? Take your hot dog beyond sauerkraut and relish with Food Network Magazine’s 30 days of hot dogs.  Whisk your family away with a Chicago-inspired hot dog topped with dill pickles, cucumber spears, sliced tomatoes, sweet pickle relish, pickled peppers, diced onion and yellow mustard. Or get rid of the bun altogether and swap it for flour tortillas: Top with shredded cheddar, lettuce, salsa and sour cream for a taco-inspired dinner.

Get the recipes: 30 Hot Dog Topping Ideas

Visit Grilling Central for more hot dog ideas, tips and recipes.

Spike Mendelsohn Cooks “American Classics a la Mexicana” With Marcela

by in Food Network Chef, Shows, May 13th, 2011

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First it was Eva Longoria, now Marcela kicks up her Saturday morning show, Mexican Made Easy, with Spike Mendelsohn, chef and owner of Good Stuff Eatery in DC, as well as a contestant on the upcoming season of The Next Iron Chef.

With help and inspiration from Spike, the dynamic duo joins forces to cook up several “American Classics a la Mexicana.” They’ll start with one of his specialties — a burger — but with a Mexican twist that will make your mouth water. Later, they’ll indulge in Mexican Coffee Milkshakes, Cilantro French Fries and finally, end with a Dulce de Leche Banana Cream Pie. Watch Eater’s exclusive clip for a sneak peek of tomorrow’s show.

Tune in: Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Eastern/8:30 a.m. Central