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Groundhog Day Dishes

by in View All Posts, February 2nd, 2009

Giada Halibut

Depending on the groundhog you ask, today may or may not indicate warmer weather to come.

Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter, but Staten Island Chuck, who resides much closer to Food Network’s offices, put the kibosh on continuing cold.

We’re going with the local rodent’s choice and planning our spring menus now. The first seasonal recipes to try this year include: Read more

I Has a Tapas Bucket

by in View All Posts, February 2nd, 2009

So I’ve spent a not-small amount of time in Sheffield in the last bit. While there, one of the things I’ve had cause to contemplate is the uniquely British culinary magic whereby fundamentally inoffensive raw ingredients are transformed into, well, this.*

Gordon Ramsay, who is clearly a better man than I, seems to have figured out the answer:

Buckets. These particular buckets are filled with tapas, though of course there may be other buckets of which I’m not aware.

Glad we got that sorted out.

* Meanwhile, the same nation that makes that also makes this, so make of that what you will.

Rupa Bhattacharya, Culinary Writer

“Starr” Lessons

by in View All Posts, View Video Only, February 2nd, 2009

Guest host Noah Starr reaches out to Guy Fieri and Giada De Laurentiis for some star advice.

Super Bowl Eats

by in View All Posts, January 30th, 2009

I am sad to say that I will not be consuming this during Superbowl weekend, but if anybody does and sends me a picture, I will gladly help you develop a post-game eating plan. [via]

Shirley Fan, Nutritionist

Here Comes the Sun(ny)!

by in View All Posts, January 30th, 2009

Anticipa-a-ation. How does the song go? That’s what I’m feeling today as I’m about to meet Sunny Anderson. Interesting, huh?

I’m nervous to meet the Comfort Food Queen. Particularly after I just watched her Burger and Cakes viewing parties.

Yippee. Yikes. What to wear? Should I bring a gift — her Grammy’s red velvet cake, perhaps? Oy vey. My attempt might prove to be offensive. I don’t want to pry, but of course I want the dish!

I’ve heard she has led a CRAZY life so far, which I can’t wait to share with you. To tide you over, check out Sunny’s cool personal site and blog for a quick taste.

Wish me luck on bringing out my inner Barbara Walters.

Truly,
Secretary Confidential

Guy Fieri’s 3lb Burger

by in View All Posts, January 29th, 2009

Dave Letterman recently surprised Guy Fieri with a 3lb burger.
You should see the fries that go with that one.

Watch Guy’s technique to tackle this bite — “The Hunch”.

If you don’t have a burger to test your “Hunch” on, try one of these Food Network burger classics

Or head down to Hillbilly Hot Dogs in West VA for the real deal.
You can get the location of Hillbilly and all of Guy’s stops here.

Food & Finance – Where to Shop & Save

by in View All Posts, January 29th, 2009


I’m back! How did the foray into Food & Finance work out for you?
(and a big “shout-out” to reader Robin Koury — nothing like the goal of a warm and sunny vacation (particularly in late-January) to keep you focused and motivated!)

Last time, we were discussing how to shop – budget, make a list, clip coupons, use cash. This post focuses on where to shop, and here’s the surprise…
Get Roni’s surprise money-saving tips.

News You can Bocuse

by in View All Posts, January 28th, 2009