by Sara Ventiera in Restaurants, September 10th, 2016
by Amy Reiter in News, September 10th, 2016
Chefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast.
Everyone has one: a beloved food item that is soothing and uplifting, but is also kind of unhealthy and possibly somewhat embarrassing to admit they eat. It’s OK if you covertly love that chain restaurant’s queso dip, or gas station hot dogs or snack cakes from the convenience store. Even chefs have special comfort dishes. Here, four divulge their favorite secret indulgences. Read more
by Emily Lee in Recipes, September 10th, 2016
Trend alert! If you still think ramen is the only hip noodle in town, udon know what you’re missing.
The toothsome wheat-flour noodle from Japan has a history that dates back anywhere from 900 to 1,200 years (depending on whom you ask), when Buddhist monks are said to have introduced it. Now Mashable has dubbed udon “your newest midnight craving” and “the heir to ramen’s throne.” Read more
by Elizabeth Brownfield in In Season, Recipes, September 9th, 2016
Given the proper time and space to sing the virtues of cheesy baked pasta, we could go on ad nauseam. Affordability, ease and the undeniable comfort that diners reap from a generous spoonful of hot-from-the-oven noodles and cheese are just a few reasons worth incorporating this age-old comfort dish into your weeknight dinner rotation. While it’s rare to encounter a baked pasta that’s difficult to assemble, these are just a few of our easiest, quickest and most-satisfying recipes.
With its lush blanket of bubbling-hot cheese, Robert Irvine’s traditional Baked Ziti is one weekday indulgence we’re always willing to set aside time for. Most of the prep work involves the stove top — for boiling the pasta and sauteeing the onions, garlic and tomatoes. If you preheat your oven at the onset, the dish will be ready in 55 minutes, as promised. Just pour the cooked ziti and sauteed vegetables into your baking dish and top it with mozzarella and bake until the cheese has melted down.
by Joseph Erdos in Shows, September 9th, 2016
A crisp, tart, ruby-red apple dipped in luscious caramel and served on a stick is the quintessential fall treat for kids and grownups alike. Which means it’s time to go apple picking or swing by your local farmers’ market to snag the first fruit of the season plucked straight from the orchard. Then, get to the delicious work of making our Perfect Caramel Apples, or one of these decadent desserts featuring this classic duo.
Bobby isn’t afraid to “gild the lily” when it comes to dessert. Some chefs would call it a day after whipping up a perfectly creamy cheesecake, but Bobby tops his Caramel Apple Cheesecake (pictured above) with fresh apple slices sautéed with apple brandy, a homemade spiked caramel sauce and crunchy toasted almonds.
by Bev Weidner in Family, Recipes, September 9th, 2016
For 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 actor Matt Dallas.
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by Nora Horvath in Shows, September 9th, 2016
First things first: This is an insanely delish breakfast hash-a-roo. That’s what I call it: hash-a-roo. We aren’t friends anymore, are we?
Anyway, this is suuuuuuper perfect for really all mornings. But especially weekend mornings if you want to take a little extra time noodling around the kitchen in your robe, refilling your coffee while Billie Holiday echoes from the living room (because that’s real life with toddlers … not). The beauty of this is that you’re making only one hash here … in one pan … for everyone.
How it works: One side is dedicated to your littles. Super simple — just potatoes and eggs. And a tiny bit of cheese. And on the adult side, it’s potatoes and eggs (duh), blue cheese (omg), diced red bell pepper (health, you guys), parsley sprinkles (pretty) and a few dashes of hot sauce (obviously). And it just works! You cook it up, divide it up and devour it straight up.
by Julia Caroline Smith in Food Network Chef, September 9th, 2016
Tune in this weekend for extreme competition and indulgent eats with your favorite Food Network stars. Kick things off on Saturday with back-to-back episodes of Smollett Eats. The siblings are throwing their annual midnight barbecue, and they’re whipping up crowd-pleasing dishes like teriyaki chicken wings and gooey stovetop mac ‘n cheese. Afterward, they’re serving their mom a Southern-style feast to celebrate her New Orleans roots. On the menu: a seafood boil, fried okra and corn-bread.
Then on Sunday, tune in for the premiere of Guy’s Big Bite. Guy Fieri has been all around the world looking for the perfect burger – a juicy, pimento cheese-stuffed patty piled high with fried tomatoes, homemade spicy ranch, bacon and a cabbage slaw – and he’s sharing the secrets for how to make it. Next, head to the Tuscan countryside with Giada De Laurentiis for a big family reunion. There will be a spread full of Northern Italian classics, like octopus panzanella and hazelnut chicken. Then, stop by Bobby Flay’s house where Bobby’s making breakfast sandwiches for brunch, complete with an Israeli-inspired sabich and an eggs-in-a-hole Benedict. Later, things are heating up in Flavortown Market on Guy’s Superstar Games, where the remaining six chefs will team up for one of Guy’s most-terrifying games yet. Next, the four remaining teams on The Great Food Truck Race will battle it out to stay on the road with a challenge involving ostriches. And then on Cooks vs. Cons, will amateur cooks strike out against professional chefs when they’re tasked with incorporating ballpark snacks into a restaurant-worthy dish?
by Joseph Erdos in Shows, September 8th, 2016
Season 11 Food Network Star winner Eddie Jackson is taking over Food Network’s Snapchat Discover channel today. Former NFL player Eddie, who has seamlessly transitioned from star athlete to star chef, is here to give you the insider’s perspective on tailgating season and how to stay fit throughout the fall.
by Amy Reiter in News, September 8th, 2016
For 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 television icon Barbara Eden.
Read Barbara’s Q&A
Oh, pizza. You vexing vixen. You mealtime minx. You saucy (cheesy, crusty) food fatale. Is there nothing we wouldn’t do to devour you, piece by piece?
Researchers have found that the promise of pizza can prompt people to be more productive at work — even more than cash incentives can. In an experiment outlined in his forthcoming book, Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations, and highlighted in New York magazine, Dan Ariely, professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University, offered workers at an Israeli semiconductor manufacturer one of three incentives for completing a certain amount of work in a given day: a cash reward, a voucher for a free pizza or a big pat on the back from the boss. (Some workers served as the control group and received no promise of a reward at all — poor schlubs.)