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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

Recipe of the Day: Grandma’s Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

by in Recipes, May 13th, 2011

strawberry rhubarb pie
This weekend, grab your rolling pin and make this seasonal pie filled with sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb — it’ll transport you back to your grandmother’s kitchen.

Get the recipe: Grandma’s Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

Browse more of Food Network’s springtime recipes.

Recipe of the Day: Spinach-Orzo Salad With Shrimp

by in Recipes, May 12th, 2011

spinach orzo salad with shrimp
Lighten up dinner tonight with a salad that features crisp spring veggies like radish and cucumber with fresh herbs alongside lemony shrimp.

Get the recipe: Spinach-Orzo Salad With Shrimp

Browse more of Food Network’s seafood recipes.

FN Fan Bites: Anne Headlines in Hawaii, Bobby and Guy At The Derby

by in Food Network Chef, May 11th, 2011

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Anne Burrell will headline the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival, May 20 -21 at Ko Olina. The event is in its third year and will include wineries from France and California, along with 15 top chefs that will cook their cuisine at the Grand Tasting and Food and Wine pairing events. Visit Hawaiiwineandfood.com for more information.

Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri were both spotted on the red carpet at the Kentucky Derby this past weekend. Watch their interviews on the red carpet: Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri.

Alton Brown is now on Twitter. Alton has been the most requested twitter address from Food Network Fans by tweeters looking to follow, he can found as @altonbrown. On his first day, over 7,000 followers added his tweets to their own pages and that number continues to grow daily.

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Recipe of the Day: Paula’s Crab Cakes

by in Recipes, May 11th, 2011

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Don’t have time to visit the Chesapeake Bay this season for crab cakes? Try making them at home with Paula’s easy and delicious recipe filled with good-quality crabmeat, green onions and bell peppers. Pair them with a rich buttery Chardonnay for a special date-night appetizer or dinner.

Get the recipe: Paula’s Crab Cakes

Browse more of Food Network’s seafood recipes.

Make Your Food Really “Pop”

by in News, May 10th, 2011

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Candy in moderation is a sweet treat for kids, but have you tried incorporating it into recipes?

Allen Salkin from Food Republic recently attended the Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival where he wrote about the use (or overuse) of a popular carbonated candy in dishes. Not one, but two well-known chefs used popping candy in their recipes to create a “wow” effect with the crowd during an opening showcase. Salkin argues in his article that “perhaps there are ways creative people can recast tired things and make them work anew.” Others, like sous chef Amy Kalinowski of Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink say, “That was 2008. It’s not original anymore.”

Original or not, this classic candy keeps reappearing in recipes and products across the country — like Chuao Chocolatier’s famed Firecracker chocolates.

If you’ve never had popping candy like Pop Rocks before, these tiny bits literally pop and tickle your tongue infamously — lighting up your mouth in wonder.

We’re willing to bet that they’ll create buzz at your next party. Try these Food Network recipes with Pop Rocks and let us know if they were a big hit on Facebook, Twitter or in the comments section below:

Nostalgic Popping Candy Cupcakes (pictured above)
Raspberry Rose Pots de Creme
No Cook Pop Rock Cheesecake

Recipe of the Day: White Pizzas With Arugula

by in Recipes, May 10th, 2011

white pizzas with arugula
Don’t have time to make homemade crust? Visit your favorite local pizzeria and ask them if you can purchase fresh dough. After you’ve stretched it out, top it with three kinds of cheese (fontina, mozzarella and a creamy goat cheese) and bake it until the crust is crisp. Finish by adding a pile of dressed arugula on top.

Get the recipe: White Pizzas With Arugula

Browse more of Food Network’s Italian pizza recipes.

Recipe of the Day: Guy’s Turkey Chili

by in Recipes, May 9th, 2011

guys turkey chili
Guy Fieri’s son Ryder loves this turkey chili made with dried pasilla chile peppers, red onions, garlic, ground cumin and cayenne pepper. Make dinner tonight a family event by letting the kids help chop and measure ingredients while you saute the veggies.

Get the recipe: Ryder’s Turkey Chili

Browse more of Food Network’s comfort food recipes.

Recipe of the Day: Frittata With Asparagus, Tomato, and Fontina

by in Recipes, May 6th, 2011

frittata with asparagus, tomato and fontina
Need a quick and easy recipe for Mother’s Day? Try Giada’s frittata made with fresh asparagus, tomatoes and Fontina cheese, cooked with a buttery egg and cream mixture — it’ll be ready in less than 20 minutes.

Get the recipe: Frittata with Asparagus, Tomato, and Fontina

Browse more of Food Network’s Mother’s Day recipes.

Marcela’s Last Minute Food and Party Tips for Cinco de Mayo

by in Holidays, May 5th, 2011

Marcela Valladolid

Want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but you’re short on time to prepare a full fiesta? Marcela Valladolid of Food Network’s Mexican Made Easy is sharing her five simple tips to throw a quick Cinco de Mayo party at home with your family and friends.

1. Instead of making a sit-down dinner, try serving a cocktail spread with just two or three small bites.

Try these recipes, which can all be cooked in under 30 minutes:
Mexican Squash with Yogurt Dip, Sweet and Spicy Drumettes, Mexico City-Style Tacos and Shrimp-Stuffed Chiles

2. Come up with one signature cocktail, that way you don’t have to stock a full bar.

Try one of these recipes:
Watermelon and Mint “Agua Fresca” (non-alcoholic), Baja-Style Limeade (non-alcoholic), Mexican Cucumber Martinis or Chocolate Margaritas

More tips on music and home decor after the jump »