Yes, clearly kumquats are a fruit you’ve seen in the market or on our shows, but many still have no idea what to really do with them. I truly love them. They have a huge, explosive orange flavor, but with the tartness of a lemon or lime. The entire thing is edible, from rind to flesh to seed (though I personally don’t enjoy eating the seeds), and they are great used in dishes ranging from savory to sweet.
But now I think it’s time to share an outstanding flavor combination with you all. This is something I’ve been making for years. I always thought it would be the signature at my dream restaurant/bar — the cocktail that would put me on the map.
Kumquats and cola. Really, no joke. Just cut a kumquat in half, squeeze the juice into the cola and then drop the fruit in. Give it a gentle stir and enjoy.
Food Network is proud to announce that two digital apps, Food Network’s On the Road and In the Kitchen, have been nominated for Webby awards, one of the top awards honoring websites, interactive experiences and digital film and video.
You can help Food Network win the People’s Voice Award by voting on the Webby site.
We’re also thrilled to share that Food Network’s Thanksgiving Live! was named a Webby honoree, which is awarded to the top 15 percent of entries exhibiting remarkable achievement.
Food Network fans can now get their hands on full episodes of their favorite shows even faster — along with cookbooks and newly launched apps like In the Kitchen for Kindle Fire and Android devices.
Available now on Amazon, Amazon Instant Video is home to previous seasons of popular shows like Rachael Ray’s Week in a Day, Cupcake Wars, Iron Chef America, Chopped and Throwdown with Bobby Flay. What’s Amazon Instant Video? It’s a digital video streaming and download service that offers Amazon customers the ability to rent, purchase or subscribe to a huge catalog of videos — including Food Network offerings.
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Notice something different on Food Network this morning? Today, Food Network and Cooking Channel are participating in the Autism Speaks: Light It Up Blue campaign, an annual global initiative that raises awareness about the growing public health concern that is autism. That means we’re taking our logos you see on television and turning them blue for a day.
Autism Awareness Day has partners in 180 cities and 35 countries around the world — they’ll all turn iconic landmarks blue for the day, including New York City’s Empire State Building, Egypt’s Great Pyramids and Sydney’s Opera House.
Food Network invites you to Light It Up Blue today: find out how here.
Batter up! The 2013 Major League Baseball season opens tonight with the Texas Rangers at the Houston Astros. Long before the seats get filled, though, the concession stands will be busy getting ready for crowds that will consume countless hot dogs, hamburgers, and even macaroni and cheese. If you find yourself in stadiums in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Milwaukee, Minnesota, San Diego, St. Louis or Texas this season, you’ll want to check out Food Network’s stands.
New home-run offerings include Red Hot Burgers, mac and cheese carts, tacos, quesadilla carts and sandwich stands.
Back this season in Cincinnati and St. Louis are the custom hot dog bars: Satisfy your craving for all-American classic ballpark fare with a quarter-pound hot dog served on a potato roll. And it doesn’t stop there. Top your dog with the basics: barbecue sauce, ketchup, mustard, relish and sauerkraut. Plus, choose from Food Network favorites: bacon chunks, fried onions, corn chips, griddled onions and peppers, shredded cheddar, smoky baked beans and a smoky-sweet jalapeno relish.
Headed to the park this season? Check out Food Network’s menus for the following stadiums.
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What’s the next best thing you never ate?
Carob molasses. I know what you are thinking, but it’s not that weird health food chocolate substitute that made trail mixes depressing. Carob molasses is something completely different and worth seeking out. We’ve even put the molasses in baskets on Chopped. You get carob molasses from cooking the fruit of the carob pod with water, then straining and reducing it down to a crazy delicious syrup. It’s a Middle Eastern product, so if you want it, head to your nearest Middle Eastern market or look online.
From soups and cookies to one-pot wonders and cupcakes, Food Network Favorites delivers a new repertoire of easy ideas, tips and recipes to the baking and cooking enthusiast — and now they’re available on Kindle Fire devices and Android tablets through Google Play.
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This past weekend in San Francisco, Winter Fancy Food Show attendees discovered more than 80,000 products — from cheeses to teas to olive oils and meats, there’s no shortage of food and beverages to captivate industry insiders, food-lovers, restaurateurs and the media.
The show also predicts upcoming trends for the industry. Last year we saw lots of pickling (which made its way into many restaurants), ancient grains (quinoa and chia), coconut in ice cream, pudding and jam, and gluten-free products that people can rely on.
This year’s top food trends have just been picked by a panel of trendspotters, and bananas will now have their time in the spotlight. Still staying in the sweets bucket, the trendspotters loved the banana within Vosges Haut-Chocolat’s Wild Ophelia Peanut Butter & Banana Milk Chocolate Bar, PB Crave’s CoCo Bananas Peanut Butter and GoodPop’s Banana Cinnamon Frozen Pop.
Bring this trend into your kitchen by trying these recipes
by Vince Camillo
What’s the next best thing you never ate?
The staff of Food Network Kitchens might know. We see (taste and smell) ingredients and products just before they make themselves known to the national palate. Sometimes one of our on-air chefs brings them into our kitchen, sometimes we find them during restaurant dinners or in grocery stores, at home and away. Each month we’re going to share one with you, along with tips or recipes. And we know that many of you devote a good amount of time to exploring, tasting or simply getting dinner on the table, so let us know what you find that might just be the next best thing we never ate.
If you’ve ever eaten a vacuum-fried banana chip (or any vacuum-fried fruit or vegetable), you may have been staring into the bag of the next big thing. Though the bag you remember was likely empty, because once you eat one of these puffed little disks of pure banana essence, you’ll realize that you can’t stop — the most important indicator of a successful snack.
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Later this year, Food Network will celebrate its 20th anniversary, and since 1997 the brand has had the same iconic logo. Until now. Yesterday, Food Network launched a brand-new logo. For the tried-and-true die-hard fans of the network, don’t fret. As you can see in the image to the left, only small changes have been made to the familiar plate-shaped logo. You’ll soon see the logo integrated into FoodNetwork.com and Food Network Magazine, too.
“Looking to excite our audience, the refresh strategy was to reinvigorate our loyal fan base as we celebrate entering our 20th year,” says Susie Fogelson, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Brand Strategy for Food Network and Cooking Channel. “Food Network has grown and we wanted to freshen up our look and energy to better reflect our evolution into a broader, multiplatform entertainment brand.”
What do you think of the new logo? Tell us in the comments below.