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New Twix Spread Is Challenging Nutella for Its Place on Toast

by in News, April 1st, 2016

New Twix Spread Is Challenging Nutella for Its Place on ToastNutella 2.0? Now lovers of sweet, candy-bar-like spreads have a new option. At least they do if they’re in the U.K., where Mars has just introduced Twix spread. Yes, British folks are now spreading their candy bars on their toast. Jealous? (We are.)

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POLL: Would You Try Fried Chicken Ice Cream?

by in News, March 28th, 2016

POLL: Would You Try Fried Chicken Ice Cream?Four words that prove the weird-ice-cream-flavor phenomenon has burst out of its cage and pecked its way into bold new territory: fried chicken ice cream.

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New Product Helps the World Do Butter Better

by in News, March 25th, 2016

New Product Helps the World Do Butter BetterSoggy popcorn. Torn-up toast. A burned mess in the bottom of your pan. Can the world do butter better?

Inventor and food entrepreneur Doug Foreman (the original thinker behind Beanitos bean chips) is hoping to make the world a better place by bringing to kitchens across the globe a gadget that sprays butter wherever it is desired.

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The Macaron Donut May Be the World’s Most-Gorgeous Hybrid Food

by in News, March 19th, 2016

The Macaron Doughnut May Be the World's Most-Gorgeous Hybrid FoodShove over, Cronut. Back off, Ramen Burger. Move along, all you other hybrid foods. It’s time to make way for the Macaron Donut.

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Christmas at Bobby’s Earns a James Beard Foundation Award Nomination

by in News, Shows, March 15th, 2016

Christmas at Bobby'sThe holiday season just keeps on giving. This afternoon the James Beard Foundation announced its 2016 nominees for Book, Broadcast and Journalism Awards, and like in years past, Scripps Networks Interactive programming earned high industry praises.

Christmas at Bobby’s scored a nomination in the Specials category of the Broadcast Media Awards, alongside fellow nominees CBS Sunday Morning: The Food Issue: Eat Drink & Be Merry, which airs on CBS, and PBS’ Lidia Celebrates America: Home for the Holidays. Premiering in December 2015, Christmas at Bobby’s brought together Bobby Flay and some of his closest Food Network pals, like Alex Guarnaschelli, Katie Lee and Geoffrey Zakarian, at Bobby’s New York City apartment; they enjoyed a seasonal slumber party complete with eats, drinks and a game of Secret Santa. Missed the premiere? Check out behind-the-scenes photos to see what went down at Bobby’s place.

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The French Are Going Gaga for Burgers and Pizza

by in News, March 14th, 2016

The French Are Going Gaga for Burgers and PizzaSacre bleu! Zut alors! Insert any other French expression of surprise you may be able to come up with here. The French — longtime high-culinary-standard upholders and slow meal eaters — are now consuming unpretentious fast-food staples like burgers and pizza at an astounding pace.

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Science Has Now Given You a Reason to Post #FoodPorn

by in News, March 12th, 2016

Instagramming your food may not do much for the people you’re eating with, especially if they feel compelled to sit there, politely waiting as their meals get cold, while you set up the perfect beauty shot, tinker with your filters, settle on the right hashtag and post a photo for the masses to admire. But stopping to snap a photo of your food may be helping you in ways you hadn’t even considered — ways that go way beyond impressing everyone following your feed.

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An Eye-Opening Look at Potatoes

by in News, March 10th, 2016

An Eye-Opening Look at PotatoesTo the uninitiated, one potato may seem as good as another. But experienced cooks know that all potatoes are not all-purpose. Some are better for frying, others more suitable for salads. As with so many things, it may come down to chemistry.

“There are hundreds of different breeds of potatoes, and it turns out that beneath that yellow or brown or purple or red skin, they have quite different chemistries,” the BBC noted in a recent examination of the “humble spud.”

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6 Things to Know About Bialys

by in News, March 7th, 2016

6 Things to Know About BialysGuess what? The “humble bialy” is enjoying a full-on “revival.”

So declareth New York Magazine, noting that bialy purveyors, including the newly remodeled and recently reopened old-school bakery Kossar’s Bialys, are popping up all over the city that never sleeps (when it could be awake and eating a bread product instead).

But for anyone out there who is not entirely familiar with Polish-Jewish foodstuffs, this joyous welcome back to a beloved baked good raises a very important question: What’s a bialy?

Here are a few things to know:

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Some Guy Legally Changed His Name to ‘Bacon Double Cheeseburger’

by in News, March 4th, 2016

Changing your name to “Bacon Double Cheeseburger” might not sound kosher to everyone, but to a U.K. man formerly known as Sam Smith, who legally adopted the moniker in tribute to his favorite food, it apparently sounded like an absolutely delicious idea.

Smith, er … Cheeseburger, who is 33, lives in the London area and works, perhaps appropriately, as a “gas consultant,” applied for an official name change after — you probably won’t be shocked to learn — a night of drinking with his buddies.

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