by Food Network Magazine in Food Network Magazine, June 18th, 2012
by Andrea Albin in Behind the Scenes, Food Network Magazine, June 14th, 2012
Here are some sno-cones you can prepare long before your party starts — that won’t melt before your guests arrive: They’re cupcakes! To make one, just sprinkle red, yellow and blue sanding sugar on a frosted cupcake. For added effect, take the cupcake out of its paper, drop it into a 4-ounce Styrofoam cup and add a wooden spoon.
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(Photograph by Kang Kim)
by Food Network Magazine in Food Network Magazine, June 12th, 2012
In the June issue of Food Network Magazine, I put my own spin on fried chicken and eliminated what I think is the worst part of making the much-loved dish at home: the frying part. My kitchen always ends up spattered with oil. Not to mention, disposing of all the oil is a big pain.
To make this recipe, I took a technique I learned for making Italian chicken spiedini (essentially skewered chicken). Instead of deep frying, you coat chicken kebabs in bread crumbs and then grill them for a crispy, crunchy crust.
It took a couple of tries, but the natural fat in the chicken literally fries the bread-crumbs as they grill. You get the best of both worlds — the crispiness of frying and the smoky taste of grilling. Just make sure to keep the heat of your grill on medium so the chicken doesn’t get overly charred.
Try it: Crispy Grilled Chicken Thighs
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by Food Network Magazine in Food Network Magazine, Holidays, June 8th, 2012
Hot tips from Food Network Kitchens’ Katherine Alford:
Instead of the usual penne or macaroni, try stuffed pasta like ravioli, tortellini or pierogi in a pasta salad. Stick to cheese varieties (meat-filled pasta isn’t as appealing cold) and choose a subtle dressing that won’t overpower the filling, like the lemony one in this Ravioli Salad from Food Network Magazine.
by Food Network Magazine in Food Network Magazine, May 30th, 2012
This year, wrap Dad’s Father’s Day gifts to look like a big, juicy cheeseburger. Each set of this wrapping paper includes six sheets that look like buns, a patty, lettuce, tomato and cheese; when they’re stacked, they look like dinner. Creators Sarah Fay and Justin Colt came up with the idea when they were wrapping a gift for a McDonald’s-loving friend. Coming soon: s’mores and birthday cake sets. $25 per set; giftcouture.com
by Food Network Magazine in Food Network Magazine, May 29th, 2012
Serve dessert from one of these fun new ice pop molds.
Use these Silicone Ice Pop Molds the traditional way or remove the stick and eat them as push pops instead. $12 for two; shopmastrad.com
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by Andrea Albin in Food Network Magazine, May 23rd, 2012
Hot tips from Food Network Kitchens’ Katherine Alford:
Try roasting a pepper directly over a gas burner: Rest the pepper right on the burner grate, turn the heat to high and rotate it frequently with tongs until it’s charred (the pepper served with the Spinach and Feta Frittata from Food Network Magazine took just a few minutes). You can use your burner flame to heat tortillas and pita bread, too. If you don’t have a gas stove, just use your broiler.
by Food Network Magazine in Food Network Magazine, Holidays, May 22nd, 2012
Coming up with 50 of anything for Food Network Magazine’s monthly 50-recipe booklet can be daunting — in the past, the booklet has featured 50 things to make with bacon, 50 brownies and 50 grilled cheeses — but this month, Food Network Kitchens tackled taco night.
The 50 Tacos booklet is full of fun new ideas you can whip up in no time. For instance, tucked into the Chicken Tomatillo recipe (No. 14) is an incredibly easy tomatillo salsa. It’s just 32 words long and as easy as can be, but I promise you it’s a killer salsa that is just as delicious in hot chicken tacos as it is served with tortilla chips.
Puree 1 pound fresh husked tomatillos with 1 jalapeno, 1 garlic clove, 1/4 cup each chopped onion, cilantro and water. Fry in 2 tablespoons oil until thick.
And of course it’s not the only one. There are tons of great salsas all throughout these recipes. Explore, find your favorites and mix and match to create your own tacos, nachos and more!
by Victoria Phillips in Food Network Magazine, May 16th, 2012
Upgrade your barbecue sauce with help from six legendary pit masters.
Memphis-Style Barbecue Sauce (pictured above)
Charles Vergos’ Rendezvous (52 South Second St.; 901-523-2746) is famous for its spice-rubbed ribs, and John Vergos, son of founder Charlie, still smokes them the way his father did when he opened the place in 1948: He cooks the pork ribs over oak charcoal briquettes, bastes them with a mix of vinegar and water, and seasons them with a paprika-heavy spice blend before serving with the sauce on the side. “Our sauce is not too heavy,” he says. “I like the little mustard and vinegar bite.” The recipe is a long-held family secret, but chefs in Food Network Kitchens ordered a few bottles and reverse-engineered the recipe.
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by Food Network Magazine in Food Network Chef, Food Network Magazine, May 15th, 2012
Each month, Food Network Magazine puts chefs from Food Network Kitchens to the test: Create recipes that put a new spin on a pantry staple like chocolate syrup or instant coffee.
This month, Morgan Hass, Sarah Copeland and Rob Bleifer infuse cupcakes, cocktails and even ribs with subtle notes of black tea.
Recipe: Tea Cakes With Earl Grey Icing (pictured above)
Sarah says: “These tiny, rich chocolate cakes come alive with a playful puff of Earl Grey meringue.”
Iron Chef Michael Symon — the unofficial mayor of Cleveland — tells Food Network Magazine what to eat in his hometown.
Roasted Pig Head from The Greenhouse Tavern
Michael is known for his love of unusual cuts of meat, so it’s no surprise that he digs into half a pig’s head at least once a week. “It’s a lot of pig face,” he admits. The pig is seasoned with a spicy Southeast Asian style barbecue sauce and served with lettuce cups. Michael often stops at this spot after work: It’s next to his restaurant Lola, and the chef, Jonathon Sawyer, is an old friend. $31; 2038 East 4th St.; thegreenhousetavern.com