Publishers Weekly: Rachael Ray just released her latest cookbook, The Book of Burger (coming soon to Food Network Store). The “smart book” features QR codes that provide readers additional cooking information when scanned.
TIME: Mickey Mouse ditches junk-food. The Walt Disney Co. is the first major media company to ban junk food advertisements in an effort to diminish sugary temptations and improve kids’ eating habits.
Associated Press: Schools rise above pink slime. The vast majority of National School Lunch Program states are refusing the product known as “lean finely textured beef,” and fast-food chains and supermarkets are following suit.
Food Republic: Will Greek yogurt soon be replaced? Hailing from Iceland, skyr has a similar tang, but is actually a “fresh skim-milk cheese, strained to a whipped custard consistency.”
Chicago Sun-Times: Do you prefer your red or white? Or how about orange? Also known as “freaky whites,” orange wines are now trending.
Huffington Post: Cochon 555, the Olympics of pork, may not be a part of the 2012 London Olympic Games, but the competition is high and its mission is worthy.
The Washington Post: Michelle Obama just released her first book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America. In it, you’ll find support for her fight against childhood obesity, as well as gardening advice and recipes developed by White House chefs.
NY Times: Zagat will become an integral part of Google Plus Local, which debuted Wednesday.
Bohemian.com: Chia seeds are the newest and greatest superfood — they amp up nutrition and add a chewy texture.
Mashable: Can’t go a meal without snapping a quick pic? These tips will help you capture the most mouthwatering and impressive shots.
Let’s face it: No matter how many times we take to the barbecue every season, we still find ourselves second-guessing the perfect temperature for hamburgers, wondering how to create those perfect grill marks on steak and looking for ways to reinvent classic macaroni and potato salads. Well, Food Network has the ultimate cheat sheet for you this summer season.
Experts from our very own Food Network Kitchens will come together to address these perennial grilling problems on Food Network’s Facebook page this Saturday from 12 pm to 12:30 pm EST.
From dry chicken to tips for cooking food over direct and indirect heat, our experts from Food Network Kitchen will be offering helpful solutions and delicious recipes to take you beyond Labor Day.
Do you have a question you need answered? Head to Food Network’s Facebook page this Saturday from 12 pm to 12:30 pm EST.
Huffington Post: Sick of people breaking into your ice cream stash? Keep your pint safe with Ben and Jerry’s Euphori Lock.
NPR: How does Vegas Strip Steak sound to you? Oklahoma State University has discovered a new steak and is in the process of patenting the hidden cut of meat.
Wall Street Journal: Men enjoy being in the kitchen, too. Men of Generation X are catching up to women in cooking household meals.
Cupcake Project: What would happen if you filled a sausage casing with cupcake batter and threw it on the grill? You’ve got a cupcakewurst.
Bon Appétit: Have you ever cooked with white asparagus? Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner believes it is “something like foie gras or caviar,” and offers his expertise for the precious vegetable.
The Salt: Is black pepper the secret ingredient to weight loss? A recent study claims yes, but actual benefits may be minimal.
Tree Hugger: There is one shark you don’t have to be afraid of in the water. Six-foot Florence is the world’s first vegetarian shark.
New York Times: Need incentive for improving your eating habits? A new invention promises cash rewards for healthy eating.
LA Weekly: The new scrapbook-esque children’s book, The Delicious Life of Julia Child, is a quirky and fun read for kids and adults.
Slate: Is there such a thing as the “best beer in the world?” Russian River Brewing Company’s Pliny the Younger has taken the title according to BeerAdvocate.com.
Food Republic: Congratulations to Ted Allen for winning his second James Beard Award last weekend. The Chopped host talks about his inspiration from competition judges and reveals his favorite food pairings.
Washington Post: Nearing Julia Child’s 100th birthday, we remember how the beloved French Chef revolutionized home cooking, especially for women.
Travel + Leisure: Have a passion for burgers? See if your town made the cut for America’s Best Burger Cities 2012.
Slate: We all know kale is good for you, but how about an all-kale diet?
The Daily Meal: Girl Scout candy bars are real. Flavors include Thin Mint, Caramel and Coconut and Peanut Butter Créme.
Yahoo: Prices for dark meat rise with popularity. Pat LaFrieda of Food Network’s Meat Men says, “If you’re looking for what the next trend is . . . always ask the butcher what he takes home.”
World’s 50 Best Restaurants: Mark your map with 50 dream dining destinations. The 2012 prestigious list of the world’s top restaurants has been announced.
The Salt: Pizza Hut’s hamburger-stuffed pizza is just one of the many extreme gimmicks in the international fast food arena (remember the deep-fried McRib in Austria?) Is America losing its “monopoly on gluttony?”
Serious Eats: Have you tried the new Cookie Crumble Frappuccinos at Starbucks? Here’s one taste test opinion, but we want to know what you think!
Slate: Would you forgo weekday lunch at the computer for an hour on the dance floor? Lunchtime dance clubs are trending in Sweden and include an hour long DJ set and takeout.
Eater: President Obama goes where Guy goes. The president signed his name next to Guy Fieri’s iconic stencil signature in a Colorado restaurant featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
Eatocracy: Food is often the best part of traveling, but it’s less fun when dining alone. Invite For a Bite is a new site dedicated to helping women find culinary company.
MSNBC: How worried should you be about the recent case of mad cow disease in the U.S.? NBC’s chief science and medical correspondent addresses the concerns on many people’s minds.
Mashable: Have you heard of the gourmet goodies website Love with Food? For each box of treats delivered, the site sends an equivalent amount of money to a local food bank.
Chasing Delicious: Not sure of the difference between sautéing and pan-frying? That’s OK. This comprehensive guide breaks down the basics for you.
In honor of Mother’s Day, FN Dish is asking daddy bloggers to come together to celebrate a virtual Mother’s Day called The Communal Table, on Thursday, May 10, at noon EST.
Yes, our Communal Table events are usually open to everyone, but we wanted Mom to sit back today and watch as we aggregate recipes for a meal she’ll always remember. This is her big day, so we have to make sure we cover our ground for all possible meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.
Whether you’re a dad, grandfather, uncle, cousin or brother, we want you to participate. On Thursday, May 10, we’ll be launching our first dad-only Communal Table on the blog. Whether you write for a popular food website or you’re the owner of a small food blog, help us spread the word and pull up a chair.
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The New York Times: The pizza issue is a great source for tips and trends for everything pizza. Try some of Food Network’s favorite pizza recipes.
Bon Appétit: Some see the hundreds of food holidays as marketing ploys. So tell us: Are you in support of today as National Garlic Day?
Architectural Digest: Take a look at some of the world’s most visually stunning restaurants. Which one do you dream of dining at most?
Huffington Post: Why are Big Macs so popular? A recent study suggests that people associate larger portions of food with status.
TIME: Don’t underestimate the power of food. José Andrés and René Redzepi, two major food world players, made the cut for Time‘s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.