Meet Worst Cooks Celebrity Recruit Loni Love, Talk Show Host and Comedian

by in Shows, September 7th, 2016

Loni LoveFor Season 9, Worst Cooks in America has invited nine celebrities who can’t cook to take on the challenges of Boot Camp. Mentors Rachael Ray and Anne Burrell have lots in store for these unsuspecting individuals. In their daily lives, these celebrities are comics, TV actors and reality stars, but when it comes to the kitchen, they’re disasters waiting to happen. Tune in to the premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 9|8c to see the hilarious bumbling unfold. Every day leading up to the premiere, we’ll be revealing a star contestant on FN Dish. Today it’s talk show host and all-around funny lady Loni Love.

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One-on-One with the Chopped Teen Tournament, Battle 3 Winner

by in Shows, September 6th, 2016

Remmi and GabrielChopped has returned with a third season of the popular five-part Teen Tournament. In tonight’s third round, four teens entered the hallowed kitchen to try their luck at cooking with the mystery baskets. But even the most-practiced chef can get shaken when it comes to the added pressure and time constraints of the competition. Sometimes minute-by-minute strategizing is what it takes to come out with four dishes by the end. But the teens took up the challenge and brought their talent to battle with the hopes of earning one of four spots in the finale. From that final showdown, only one will emerge victorious as the winner of $25,000.

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7 Tailgate Party Dishes Perfect for the Traveling Team

by in Recipes, September 6th, 2016

Beer PunchFootball season has officially kicked off, and that means it’s time for tailgating. Leave hot and time-sensitive food items like chili, guacamole and burgers to the tailgate-party hosts. As a guest, you can bring hot-ticket items like homemade rolls, dessert and cocktails. No matter how long your drive is, these crowd-pleasing dishes will stay fresh until game time, so all you’ll have to bring home is “the big W.” Read more

Rachael Ray Returns to Coach Celebrity Worst Cooks, Hoping Luck Will Take Her Side Against Anne Burrell

by in Shows, September 6th, 2016

Rachael RayFor another installment of Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition, Rachael Ray is taking up the role of Blue Team mentor. Last year she couldn’t win against Anne, but this year it could be different. Someone’s got to put a stop to Anne’s winning streak. Who better than Rachael? But will she be able to draft a strong team from among the nine celebrities? Only time and the final cook-off will tell. Tune in to the premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 9|8c to see what challenges await both the red and the blue teams. In the end only one star will have beaten Boot Camp to win the $50,000 for charity.

FN Dish met up with Rachael on the set to chat about the new season. Rachael reveals why she prefers the title of “cook” to “chef” for herself, and how her experience growing up in a restaurant kitchen has informed her cooking and teaching style. This season Rachael claims she’s leaving the outcome to fate, but her laissez-faire method might just be what’s needed to take Anne down.

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Anne Burrell Speaks Out on the New Celebrity Season of Worst Cooks and Why Her Record Is Unbeatable

by in Shows, September 6th, 2016

Anne BurrellWith every new season of Worst Cooks in America, Anne has proven she’s a leader in Boot Camp, having won six out of eight seasons. Going into Season 9, she’s aiming to pull off another win with a celebrity recruit. This season there are nine to choose from. Will she pick a stellar team and rule the challenges, grooming the perfect pick to win in the finale battle for $50,000 in charity money? Tune in to the premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 9|8c to find out which celebrities she chooses for the Red Team, and watch how she fares against the Blue Team’s Rachael Ray.

FN Dish recently caught up with Anne Burrell on the set to chat about the new season. She revealed her teaching process and gave advice to the Boot Camp recruits. Read on to get a window into Anne’s thought process, learn where she draws experience and inspiration from, and get her best piece of advice for the practicing home cook.

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Can We Trick Our Noses and Brains Into Enjoying Healthy Food?

by in News, September 6th, 2016

Can We Trick Our Noses and Brains Into Enjoying Healthy Food?Could the secret to making healthy yet bland dishes taste as decadently delicious as craveworthy comfort foods be as plain as the nose on your face? Quite possibly.

A team of chemists at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research’s Center for Taste and Feeding Behavior, led by Thierry Thomas-Danguin, Ph.D., has developed a device that uses smell to trick the brain into thinking the fat, sugar and salt content of desserts and other foods — the stuff we yearn for even as we try to limit our consumption of it — is much higher than it truly is.

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Meet Worst Cooks Celebrity Recruit Kenya Moore, Reality Star and Entrepreneur

by in Shows, September 5th, 2016

Kenya MooreFor Season 9, Worst Cooks in America has invited nine celebrities who can’t cook to take on the challenges of Boot Camp. Mentors Rachael Ray and Anne Burrell have lots in store for these unsuspecting individuals. In their daily lives, they’re comics, TV actors and reality stars, but when it comes to the kitchen, they’re disasters waiting to happen. Tune in to the premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 9|8c to see the bumbling hilarity unfold. Every day leading up to the premiere, we’ll be revealing a star contestant on FN Dish. Today it’s TV personality and businesswoman Kenya Moore.

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Curried Lentil-Vegetable Soup — Meatless Monday

by in Recipes, September 5th, 2016

Curried Vegetable SoupBetween packing up sandy beach chairs, getting little ones ready for school and gearing up for the busy month ahead, putting a satisfying dish on the dinner table can seem overwhelming on this unofficial last day of summer. But as you look ahead to fall, think about soups for bringing plenty of comfort to supper without a hassle.

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Get-Your-Grill-On Cake — Most Popular Pin of the Week

by in Community, September 4th, 2016

Grill CakeWith Labor Day weekend in full swing, you’re likely heading outdoors to grill up an alfresco dinner. For dessert, look no further than the grill yet again — well, kind of. This week’s Most Popular Pin of the Week is a cake that looks just like a grill, but features sweet-treat toppings and a chocolate cake base. Hot dogs made from taffy, kebabs made from candy fruits, and corn made from sponge cake and jelly beans — it’s all here. The base of the cake is made using a simple boxed chocolate cake mix, and charred marshmallows and red candies are layered upon the cake to create the “coals.” Place a round cooling rack over the coals as a grate, and top it with the “grilled foods” to complete the scene.

For more crowd-pleasing recipe inspiration, check out Food Network’s Let’s Entertain board on Pinterest.

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These Big-Batch Recipes Mean You’ll Always Be Ready for Dinner

by in Recipes, September 4th, 2016

Big Batch GumboSeptember is practically synonymous with packed schedules, and busy calendars can quickly result in one too many takeout dinners. But no worries — we’ve got a plan for you. Choose a couple of these ingenious (read: giant and easy) recipes, spend a Sunday cooking and freezing, and get ready to shower yourself with gratitude next time you need a dinner idea faster than fast.

Big-Batch Andouille Gumbo (above)

With just a little extra chopping, you can make a double batch of this hearty soup that’s chock-full of peppers, okra, onions, sausage and more. Make it an even more satisfying meal by serving it over rice.\

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