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What’s Shooting Now – REVEALED

by in View All Posts, March 3rd, 2009

REVEAL UPDATE:
I thought I could trick you guys with this addition of “What’s Shooting Now“, but surprisingly, a lot of you hit it right on the nose! The correct answer is…

To give you an idea of where they might be using these delicious (fake) oranges…. remember the APPLE interview room from last season? Well, replace “APPLES” with “ORANGES,” and you now have the interview room design for this next season of Next Food Network Star!

Rachael
Associate Producer, The FN Dish

Snowy Food Days

by in View All Posts, March 3rd, 2009


A frigid, snowy, blustery day means long lines for soup. Everyone in the office was craving a steamy bowl of one variety or another. I was personally drooling over and craving a cup of chili I tasted from the kitchen last week. I’m not sure if it was a product of the test kitchen or just one of the chefs playing around, but it was really delicious and a winner in my book. Normally I would go up to the kitchens and snoop around for leftovers, but things are pretty quiet this week.

I started roaming around the Chelsea Market to see what other cold-day comfort foods I could come with. Here is what I came up with: “farm made” lasagna, stuffed cabbage, or grilled cheese. I went with the lasagna accompanied with a rustic roll and EVOO – it delivered the coziness I was craving as I slipped away from TV Land for a half hour.

What are your favorite snowy-day meals?

Stay warm!!

Operation Foodie

What’s Shooting Now?

by in View All Posts, March 2nd, 2009

Today we have another installment of your favorite new FN Dish game…… “What’s Shooting Now?”

Here’s how it works: I give you a collection of image clues, and after examining the evidence, you make an educated guess at to what show is shooting in the Food Network studios at this very moment. Tomorrow, I’ll let the official cat out of the bag for the big reveal.

CLUE COLLECTION:

Alright FN Dishers! Post in the comments your best guess as to what show is being set up above!

Rachael
Associate Producer, The FN Dish

It slices; it dices; it isn't terribly useful for stabbing people

by in View All Posts, March 2nd, 2009

Both Eat Me Daily and Chow have recently touched upon this article in the Economist covering a recent study on kitchen knives and violence; researchers found that the sheep’s foot style (a blunt tip commonly found in santoku knives) achieves the ideal balance between still-useful-in-the-kitchen and not-suitable-for-assault.

So, santoku’s three virtues: slicing, dicing, and mincing not stabbing? There’s marketing gold here if we only figure out how to harness it.

That said, any excuse to run a drum-and-bass-backbeated knife PSA is fine by us, so we’ll let DJ Pie Safety take it from here:

Rupa Bhattacharya, Culinary Writer

“Good Eats” for $800, Alex…

by in View All Posts, February 27th, 2009

Jeopardy

Cold pizza. Day old beef and broccoli. Its true, sometimes leftovers are just better than the original. So, today I’m suggesting that you check out this Jeopardy link. Granted it aired in early February, but I feel it is just as yummy as the actual airing date.

Folks, I ask you who does not love the philosophical, punctilious, and eccentric Mr. Brown? Shhh… Don’t tell me, cause I don’t care. Just check it out.

Yours truly,
Secretary Confidential

Photo: Jeopardy Productions, Inc. Sony Pictures Digital, Inc.

Put a cork in it, lambs!

by in View All Posts, February 26th, 2009

Not Your Bubbe's Kosher Cookoff

by in View All Posts, February 26th, 2009

Having grown up in a kosher home, with 4 generations of Jewish home cooking under my belt, I was excited to be one of the “chosen people” last week — chosen to be part of a panel of judges for the 3rd annual Manischewitz Cook-off, that is.

The six finalists, competing live for a $25,000 grand prize package, were picked from hundreds of applicants. Their objective was to make a creative, attractive and delicious dish using Manischewitz products.

The finalists:

  • Ruby Red Risotto with Pistachio-Basil Pesto and Garlic Herb Goat Cheese
  • Laced Lamb with Figs
  • Marvelous Mediterranean Falafel Sliders
  • Meaty Manischtroni
  • Sloppy Moses
  • Mani Meatloaves

The falafel sliders, using ground turkey, caramelized onions, lettuce, tahini, and falafel mix, came out unanimously on top. It was impressive to the judges how moist and flavorful they were. As far as I’m concerned, this one-handed sandwich parted the sea and said, move over Sloppy Moses!

Maybe I should enter my meshuggenah matzah balls next year…

Jake Schiffman, Purchasing Assistant