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The Going Gourmet

by in View All Posts, August 6th, 2009

A couple years ago, at a party, a colleague of my husband’s spent a long time urging me and Jonathan to convince FN to take its own name seriously — which is to say, make a show about the digestive process. We never managed to talk programming into it (ok, frankly, we never tried), but now there’s a cookbook that purports to handle, well, all ends of the process. This SF Chronicle interviewer is far, far, maturer than I would be — his entendre-to-sentence ratio is a downright civilized 1:1.

Rupa Bhattacharya, Culinary Writer

Rachael Ray’s New Bakeware is Without Compare

by in View All Posts, August 4th, 2009

Oven Lovin'
Listen up, Rachael Ray fans… Rachael’s got a brand-new line of bakeware, now at the Food Network Store! It’s called Oven Lovin’, and I’m really lovin’ it. I’ve been bursting at the seams wanting to tell you about it ever since I saw the line at the Chicago Housewares Show back in March. I was sworn to secrecy about it until launch, but the wonderful folks at Bonjour Gourmet—the company that produces Rachael’s cookware and bakeware—sent me some samples to try out at home. For those of us who love nothing more than playing around in the kitchen, getting new toys to play with is like being a kid on Christmas morning. And since I’m addicted to baking, getting the cookie sheets, muffin tins, cake pans, and loaf pans was like getting a visit from my kitchen fairy godmother. And boy, have I had fun with them.

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Mmm.

by in View All Posts, August 3rd, 2009
image courtesy Road To...
image courtesy Road To...

Every few months I stumble across the work of SF chef Ryan Farr, and every time I do so I’m delighted. I can’t tell if I’m more impressed by the butchery, the charcuterie, or the photography. Well played, sir.

Also, I’m pretty sure I once had a wooden dinosaur-making kit that looked not unlike that lamb carcass.

Rupa Bhattacharya, Culinary Writer

Paging Captain Obvious of the Obvious Brigade

by in View All Posts, July 31st, 2009

Susie’s Answers – Episode 8

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Ask Susie – Finale!

by in View All Posts, July 31st, 2009

Want to know what Susie really thought about The Next Food Network Star finale? Now you can ask her!

Susie will pick a few of the best questions entered in the comment section of this post and answer you directly via vlog next Friday, August 7.

- Watch Susie’s Answers – Episode 1
- Watch Susie’s Answers – Episode 2
- Watch Susie’s Answers – Episode 3
- Watch Susie’s Answers – Episode 4
- Watch Susie’s Answers – Episode 5
- Watch Susie’s Answers – Episode 6
- Watch Susie’s Answers – Episode 7
- Watch Susie’s Answers – Episode 8

The Spot For Humor

by in View All Posts, View Video Only, July 29th, 2009

I can’t say enough great things about What Would Brian Boitano Make? Sorry if it seems like I’m being insensitive to the fact that you haven’t seen it, but man it is really good! There are theme parties, crazy costumes, the beauty of San Francisco, and of course, first-rate instructional cooking. That said, you can T get your first taste of the funny foodie force that is Brian Boitano this Sunday during The Next Food Network Star finale at 9pm/8c, which should hold you over until the August 23rd premiere of Brian’s four-part series.

But until then, check out these blast-from-the-past spots that inspired Brian Boitano’s comedic genius in the launch. Drink beverages whilst watching at your own risk, and don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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