Everyone’s Going Crazy for This Cake That Looks Like a Raindrop

by in News, April 6th, 2016

Everyone’s Going Crazy for This Cake That Looks Like a RaindropYou know how, as a kid, you used to try to catch raindrops on your tongue as they fell from the sky? Now there’s a food that seeks to help you recapture that sensation: the Raindrop Cake, which was created by New York chef Darren Wong and is taking the Internet by storm (only partly because it looks sort of like a giant silicone breast implant).

Wong, who is now selling the Raindrop Cake at Brooklyn’s trendy Smorgasburg open-air food markets and may expand to other venues, was inspired to create the gelatinous clear dessert blob by Japan’s traditional mizu shingen mochi, a food he had read about and was eager to try.

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3 of a Kind: Monkey Bread

by in Restaurants, April 6th, 2016

Macrina3 of a Kind checks out three places across the country to try something cool, new and delicious. 

A favorite since the 1950s, this sticky-sweet style of pull-apart cinnamon bread was traditionally a homemade specialty. Today it’s showing up at bakeries and on restaurant menus, with chefs putting unique spins on the original recipe. Additions to the comforting classic include fruit, cheese and even garlic. Read more

Star-a-Day: Damiano Carrara

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Food Network Star, Season 12It was only recently that Star Talk broke the news that an unprecedented 12th season of Food Network Star is set to unfold this summer. For the first time ever, a prequel competition — Comeback Kitchen — will bring together seven past Star contes...

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One-on-One with the Chopped Champions, Battle 2 Winner

by in Shows, April 5th, 2016

Dafna and Adam go into battle for the dessert round.Tonight the Season 5 Champions tournament continued with four more previous Chopped champs battling it out for a coveted spot in the finale. There the winners of all four preliminary rounds will compete one last time for a chance to walk away with $50,000. In this second battle, two strong opponents made it to the dessert round: one with great skills at executing, and another with confident creativity. If the win had been based on just the dessert, the champion would have been obvious. But taking into consideration all three courses, the judges chose the chef who did the best overall. Find out who won this preliminary battle and earned the second finale spot.

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Guy’s Grocery Games-Inspired 6-Ingredient Cacio e Pepe

by in Recipes, Shows, April 5th, 2016

Cacio e PepeGuy Fieri introduced us to Guy’s Grocery Games‘ redemption road this week. Sixteen previously unsuccessful competitors get a second chance to maneuver through the grocery aisles and cook up winning dishes for the judges for a chance to win up to $40,000!

Our first round of chefs was challenged to whip up an Italian dish with only seven items or fewer. We in Food Network Kitchen instantly thought of the very simple (and very delicious) pasta dish cacio e pepe, which translates to “cheese and pepper.” It’s having a resurgence and is super-easy to make, and if you want to play by Guy’s rules, you even have room for a seventh ingredient like parsley, lemon zest or crushed red pepper.

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Step Out in Culinary Style with Chicken-and-Waffle Sneakers

by in News, April 5th, 2016

Step Out in Culinary Style with Chicken and Waffle SneakersTalk about a droolworthy shoe!

Nike has just introduced a sneaker (part of its Nike SB line of skateboarding shoes) inspired by chicken and waffles, that winning culinary combo. “Soul food for your feet” is what they’re calling it.

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Foodie Call With Justin Warner: Chicago Dog Barbecue

by in Food Network Chef, Shows, April 5th, 2016

On this episode of Foodie Call, Justin teams up Jeff Mauro (everyone’s favorite Sandwich King and the keeper of the Kitchen Fails on FoodNetwork.com) to imagine a new type of barbecue. Tapping into Jeff’s Chicago roots, the pals consider the Chicago-style hot dog — and decide to combine it with a rack of beef ribs.

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DIY Pizza Night Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

by in Recipes, April 5th, 2016

Pizza DoughThis isn’t just your average pizza night. Sure, we’ve got some must-try basics, like an easy tomato sauce from The Pioneer Woman, but wait until you see what Rachael Ray has to offer when it comes to creative pizza-flavor combinations. Check out classic and all-new ways to reinvent the crust-sauce-topping game.

Dough: There are a few ways to get started with dough.

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Star-a-Day: Ana Quincoces

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Food Network Star, Season 12It was only recently that Star Talk broke the news that an unprecedented 12th season of Food Network Star is set to unfold this summer. For the first time ever, a prequel competition — Comeback Kitchen — will bring together seven past Star contes...

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Quinoa Salad with Apricots, Basil and Pistachios — Meatless Monday

by in Recipes, April 4th, 2016

Quinoa Salad with Apricots, Basil and PistachiosIf the shift to warmer temperatures outside has you craving all manner of cool, light eats inside, then look no further than a simple salad — but not just an everyday green salad. In addition to fresh, leafy greens, try adding other good-for-you picks, like hearty grains, beans or quinoa, a protein-packed superfood.

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