by Sarah De Heer in Community, October 7th, 2012
by Lauren Miyashiro in Community, October 5th, 2012
You’d never know this week’s Most Popular Pin of the Week was actually a lightened-up version of a comfort food classic. Food Network Kitchens used Muenster, sharp cheddar and Parmesan and mixed in pureed cauliflower for extra creaminess in Food Network Magazine‘s Three-Cheese Macaroni.
For more lightened-up recipe inspiration, visit Food Network’s Let’s Get Healthy board on Pinterest.
Get the recipe: Three-Cheese Macaroni
by Mallory Viscardi in Community, Shows, October 1st, 2012
Huffington Post: In a close race, Michelle Obama is the winner of Family Circle’s presidential cookie contest. Which sweet treat would get your vote: the first lady’s White and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies or Ann Romney’s M&M Cookies?
Grist: Does the microwave zap vegetables of their nutritional goodness? Not as much as you may think.
CNBC: The world’s most-expensive wine ever sold directly from a winery goes on sale for $168.00 a bottle. What meal would you pair with such a pricey Cabernet Sauvignon?
Slate: Not sure what kind of apple to use for a recipe? Use this illustrated flow chart to help you decide.
SF Gate: Milk chocolate can be just as flavorful and sophisticated as darker varieties. No wonder Americans prefer it three-to-one.
by FN Dish Editor in Community, September 30th, 2012
Food Network fans are being given an unprecedented opportunity: Choose which mystery basket ingredients competing chefs on Chopped will face. A special episode of the hit show will feature three baskets, each with mystery ingredients selected solely based on fan recommendations from Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.
How to participate: Each week, fans will be able to nominate their choice of mystery ingredients on a different social media platform.
- Week 1 (October 1-7): Thanks to all our fans who voted via Food Network Facebook Timeline, voting is now closed.
- Week 2 (October 8-14): Pinterest voting is now complete. Thank you to all the fans who shared their mystery ingredient ideas.
- Week 3 (October 15-21): Send us your Chopped basket mystery ingredient nominations via Twitter using #MysteryIngredient.
What ingredients would you put inside the Chopped mystery baskets? We can’t wait to see what our fans come up with!
by Mallory Viscardi in Community, September 29th, 2012
The majority of restaurant chains keep their most-popular recipes under lock and key. The same goes for Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits. But that didn’t stop Food Network Kitchens from creating a perfect replica. If you’re craving these flaky, cheesy biscuits, try this week’s Most Popular Pin of the Week, Food Network Magazine‘s Almost-Famous Cheddar Biscuits.
For more recipes to get your meal started, visit Food Network’s Let’s Cook: Appetizers board on Pinterest.
Get the recipe: Almost-Famous Cheddar Biscuits
by Lauren Miyashiro in Community, September 27th, 2012
Our fans have the best taste in tote bags. Last weekend, we asked readers to send us photos of your favorite bags using #FoodNetworkFaves on Twitter and Instagram, and you did not disappoint.
Here are the editor’s favorite fan-photos:
by FN Dish Editor in Community, September 23rd, 2012
L.A. Times: Worries of a looming pork shortage have bombarded the Internet and caused anxiety for soaring bacon prices in 2013.
U.S. News: Beer may be the secret to healthy, shiny hair. How do you feel about shampoo and conditioner made with boozy suds?
The Salt: Food labels affect how much we eat. But what happens when the definition of a “small” serving varies across the board?
New York Times: It may be the season for pumpkin and squash, but the blue crab is still around and better than ever.
Wall Street Journal: Beef jerky brands are experimenting with gourmet flavors.
by Mallory Viscardi in Community, September 22nd, 2012
Earlier this week, we asked readers to vote for their favorite fall comfort food and while votes are still being tallied, it’s clear that macaroni and cheese is the winner. The same goes for this week’s Most Popular Pin of the Week, Alton’s Better-Than-Boxed Macaroni. Make Alton’s rich and creamy mac and cheese right on the stove for a quick, no-fuss weeknight meal.
For more recipes to inspire you daily, visit Food Network’s Let’s Cook: Recipe of the Day board on Pinterest.
Get the recipe: Stove-Top Mac and Cheese
by Lauren Miyashiro in Community, September 21st, 2012
The editors at Food Network have the reduce, reuse and recycle mindset. We love to take our favorite Food Network tote bags with us to the farmers’ market or use them to load up for weekend reading (like the October issue of Food Network Magazine).
Now we want to see your favorite tote bag in action. Tweet or Instagram your tote bag photos using the hashtag: #FoodNetworkFaves.
Our editors will select their favorite fan photos to be featured on a future post on FN Dish (see our favorite coffee mug shots here).
by Sarah De Heer in Community, Food Network Chef, September 19th, 2012
Ad Age: McRib fans will have to wait until Christmas for the return of this favorite seasonal menu item.
New York Post: How much do you tip? Twenty-five percent may be the new 20 percent.
Slate: With the recent New York City soda ban in place, find out how soft drinks got so popular in the first place.
Wall Street Journal: What games are your kids playing on your phone? Food producers are now using mobile game apps to draw in young consumers.
Recently, Alton’s been taking to his Twitter account to answer fan questions via yellow sticky notes. His answers are full of wit, humor and culinary lessons and sometimes include drawings. But it was an answer to a question last Friday that caught our eyes.
@CraftingGeek asked: “What would be your dream secret ingredient on Iron Chef?” The answer was in pure Alton fashion, unique and typically captivating: “Frozen broccoli with the judges being kids.” I bet fans of the show wouldn’t mind seeing that, as well.
What would your dream challenge be? Tell us in the comments below.
[Photo credit: Alton's Twitter account]