It’s been an exciting week for soup here at Food Network and we’re dedicating #FoodNetworkFaves to the classic comfort food. Follow @FoodNetwork on Twitter and Instagram and tag a photo of your favorite soup bowl with #FoodNetworkFaves to tweet or Instagram us what steamy, delicious soups you’re eating this weekend.
FN Dish editors will select their favorite fan soup bowl photos to feature on the FN Dish blog, and don’t forget to check out the Food Network Favorites: Super Soups app, now available to download in the App Store.
Village Voice: Rachael Ray is teaming up with Best Friends Animal Society to open a food truck for dogs in New York City from October 18-20.
Chicago Tribune: In a move to win more restaurants as clients, Groupon, Inc. launched Breadcrumb, a sales, order management and reporting system for restaurants.
M Live: Operating in a re-configured ambulance, Coffee Rescue takes the idea of food trucks to a whole new level.
Slate: Edible packaging is a possible solution to cut down on food-related waste. Would you try the new wrapper?
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
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.
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!
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
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:
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.
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
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).