You know a recipe is going to be a hit when the crew is inching towards the kitchen island, waiting for the director to yell “cut!”, prepared to lunge forth and get a bite as quickly as possible. You also know it’s going to be a hit when the crew then goes home for the weekend and comes back to set on Monday saying that they all cooked it at home. This is the most talked about, most eaten, most craved, and probably most crew-cooked recipe of the whole run of our newest show 5 Ingredient Fix, featuring our newest star Claire Robinson. Luckily for all of you, that very recipe will appear on this Saturday’s episode “Rise and Shine”, April 18 at 9:30 AM ET/PT.
What is this mysterious recipe?
For me and Ashley:
Dave Mechlowicz, Culinary Purchasing Manager
ABC’s Nightline just stopped by our new concession stand at Yankee Stadium for a short piece on concessions — embedding is unnecessarily complicated, but check it out here.
Rupa Bhattacharya, Culinary Writer
Someone recently asked me what one cookbook I would take with me to a desert island. Even though I’m having a great time cooking my way through my newest cookbooks, Giada’s Everyday Pasta and Mario’s Molto Italiano (I love Italian food!), the first cookbook that popped into my head was The Pancake Handbook. For me, there’s no better way to begin a weekend morning than with a stack of hot pancakes. That’s why I couldn’t resist adding a pancake carousel to our Mother’s Day feature – I tracked down the best Food Network pancake recipes to include in this fancy click-through module. But there was one pancake recipe in particular that caught my eye (or rather my stomach)…
Alton Brown’s Point of View in Kitchen Stadium, fully stocked with yellow sticky notes.
FACT: It takes four to five hours to produce an episode of Iron Chef America. Many contestants, including Iron Chef Michael Symon, have been badly cut, burned, battered and bruised, but we have never stopped the clock during a battle!
- Joe, Honorary FN Historian
Go to Food Network Fun Fact #1
(Image courtesy NYMag)
Yeah, that op-ed the other day did read a little straw-man (or should that be straw pig?).
Rupa Bhattacharya, Culinary Writer
Check out Guy’s first reaction to his new and improved set for Guy’s Big Bite.
Whats better than George Washington on your dollar bill? Sandra Lee! Take a lookey-loo at what the SC got her hands on:
Ms. Lee was just in the FN offices talking biz. That’s how I got my mitts on this green. The word from the top, “she is very smart and very charming!” And I got the Sandra Lee dollar – whoo-hoo!
Now if only I could get her to sign this bill….
Until then….Heres to eating well!
Some users of our Easter cupcake recipe package have been complaining that the cupcakes fell, flattened and were slightly burnt around the edges. As a result, we decided to re-test and see what was happening. Here’s what we found:
We realized that it’s crucial to process the batter for the extra 2 minutes indicated in the recipe. While the batter will be smooth before this step, processing it for those remaining 2 minutes makes it looser, smoother and pourable.
When testing the cupcakes both with the 2 minute step and without, the results were dramatically different. The unprocessed batter fell and became flat and messy. The processed ones were had a lovely dome shape and were light and fluffy in the center.
See photo below, with unprocessed on the left; processed on the right:
We apologize to anyone who had difficulty with the recipe. We assure you, that if the recipe is carefully followed, you should have excellent results and a very happy Easter cupcake indeed!
Claudia Sidoti, Recipe Developer
Leah Brickley, Test Kitchen Associate