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Sunny Coming Up, Part I

by in View All Posts, February 11th, 2009


Alrighty, FN Dishers! I am bubbling over with excitement today! I chatted with Sunny Anderson and will be sharing the tasty dish she offered up in Part I of my two-part interview. Get your appetites ready because she is simmering with juicy information.

Get the Sunny story you never heard here.

Secrets in Studio A…

by in View All Posts, February 10th, 2009

Greetings, Food Lovers!

This week we have Chef Anne Burrell in Studio A whipping up some of the most delectable dishes.  I have to mention that last night after shooting the commercial/restaurant kitchen scene (you’ll recognize this from the opening of the show) we were presented with some of her chocolate mousse!  It was out of this world – so rich, not too fluffy, and topped with perfect choco-covered espresso beans.  The perfect treat to the end of a long (but very successful) day.

I followed this up with a cup of tea and conversation, courtesy Ms Wendy Waxman – a delicious orange & apricot herbal tea.  Very relaxing.

And to think that was the end, ha!  I went into our FN kitchen to chat with my friend Ricky (by the way, he makes an incredible Jamaican jerk sauce) and noticed a huge pot of chicken cacciatorre (my fathers favorite Italian meal). I inquired what we were going to do with all of these leftovers – Ricky handed me a plastic container and said “go for it”!!  Needless to say, I called my father bragging – he has the recipe now and is very excited to try it out this weekend.

Today, Chef Anne is putting together some sandwiches and soups.  In my opinion, the most comforting food on a chilly, rainy, New York day. I simply can’t wait to taste!

Cheers,

Kendra, Operation Foodie

Danny is looking for a date…

by in View All Posts, February 10th, 2009

DannyBoome

Want to fly to New York next week for a date with hunky hunk, Danny Boome? Well, Live with Regis and Kelly is having a “Dating with the Stars” contest for your chance to do just that!

Ladies…if the above Danny picture “trio” doesn’t woo you enough, here’s five reasons why Danny is deliciously dateable:

1. Born on Valentine’s day (romantic from birth).
2. Retired professional hockey player (and still stays in shape).
3. Used to be a male nanny (great with the youngin’s).
4. British accent (need I say more).
5. And oh yeah….. he can cook!

Go to their website here for all the details!

Rachael
Associate Producer, The FN Dish

Sunny’s Dish Party – “Desserts”

by in View All Posts, View Video Only, February 9th, 2009

Subbing for Bruce, Sunny Anderson gets the behind-the-scenes dish from the “Dessert” episode of Ultimate Recipe Showdown.

What’s Shooting Now? – REVEALED

by in View All Posts, February 6th, 2009

What observant FN Dishers we have out there! Most of you played a brilliant Sherlock Holmes, using my previous clues to conclude that Anne Burrell is taping this week!

Here is Anne’s fully built Secrets of a Restaurant Chef set:

Don’t you want this kitchen? If you haven’t already, check out this FN Dish episode where Anne showed us around her set and disclosed her Skittles obsession!

Rachael Knudsen
Associate Producer, The FN DIsh

Winter Cyclone vs. Beef Stroganoff

by in View All Posts, February 5th, 2009

There is a wind tunnel right outside the Food Network offices. In the dead of winter, the dedicated employees here fight a raging vortex of frigid winds just to cross 9th Avenue to make it to work. It’s especially fun when it’s 16 degrees out, as it was this morning. 16F.

What can a dedicated FN staffer do to beat the punishing cold?
Come in out of the cold here.

Let Them Eat Views

by in View All Posts, February 5th, 2009

Via CHOW comes word of one of the most devastating restaurant reviews I’ve seen in ages (that wasn’t written by AA Gill) — the intro alone reads as follows:

When the culinary highlight of your three-course meal is the breadsticks, you won’t be recommending the restaurant anytime soon.

When the check is an eye-popping $606 for two and the restaurant is the fabled Rainbow Room, you want to wave a picket sign for all the tourists in Rockefeller Plaza telling them this is the biggest ripoff in town.

I’d suggest reading the whole thing in any case, and of course the merits of scathing reviews, expensive institutions, and lowered expectations are all up for debate, but it seems like there’s only one real thing to say in response.

Rupa Bhattacharya, Culinary Writer

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