Anne Burrell will headline the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival, May 20 -21 at Ko Olina. The event is in its third year and will include wineries from France and California, along with 15 top chefs that will cook their cuisine at the Grand Tasting and Food and Wine pairing events. Visit Hawaiiwineandfood.com for more information.
Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri were both spotted on the red carpet at the Kentucky Derby this past weekend. Watch their interviews on the red carpet: Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri.
Alton Brown is now on Twitter. Alton has been the most requested twitter address from Food Network Fans by tweeters looking to follow, he can found as @altonbrown. On his first day, over 7,000 followers added his tweets to their own pages and that number continues to grow daily.
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Don’t have time to visit the Chesapeake Bay this season for crab cakes? Try making them at home with Paula’s easy and delicious recipe filled with good-quality crabmeat, green onions and bell peppers. Pair them with a rich buttery Chardonnay for a special date-night appetizer or dinner.
Get the recipe: Paula’s Crab Cakes
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Candy in moderation is a sweet treat for kids, but have you tried incorporating it into recipes?
Allen Salkin from Food Republic recently attended the Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival where he wrote about the use (or overuse) of a popular carbonated candy in dishes. Not one, but two well-known chefs used popping candy in their recipes to create a “wow” effect with the crowd during an opening showcase. Salkin argues in his article that “perhaps there are ways creative people can recast tired things and make them work anew.” Others, like sous chef Amy Kalinowski of Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink say, “That was 2008. It’s not original anymore.”
Original or not, this classic candy keeps reappearing in recipes and products across the country — like Chuao Chocolatier’s famed Firecracker chocolates.
If you’ve never had popping candy like Pop Rocks before, these tiny bits literally pop and tickle your tongue infamously — lighting up your mouth in wonder.
We’re willing to bet that they’ll create buzz at your next party. Try these Food Network recipes with Pop Rocks and let us know if they were a big hit on Facebook, Twitter or in the comments section below:
Nostalgic Popping Candy Cupcakes (pictured above)
Raspberry Rose Pots de Creme
No Cook Pop Rock Cheesecake
Don’t have time to make homemade crust? Visit your favorite local pizzeria and ask them if you can purchase fresh dough. After you’ve stretched it out, top it with three kinds of cheese (fontina, mozzarella and a creamy goat cheese) and bake it until the crust is crisp. Finish by adding a pile of dressed arugula on top.
Get the recipe: White Pizzas With Arugula
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The James Beard Foundation kicked off its awards weekend this past Friday in New York City with the Book, Broadcast and Journalism Awards Dinner. Food Network’s own Ted Allen co-hosted the event with Bravo’s Top Chef: Just Desserts host Gail Simmons. Together, they helped announce winners for categories like Best Personal Essay, Best Cookbooks and Best Television Program (click here for a complete list of winners).
One Food Network personality walked away with a big win: Alton Brown took home the award for Best TV Food Personality for his show Good Eats. However, this is not Alton’s first James Beard Award. In 2003, Alton won the award for “Best Reference Book” with “I’m Just Here For the Food.” Nominees also up for this award included Bobby Flay for Cooking Channel’s Brunch @ Bobby’s and Duff Goldman for Ace of Cakes.
Tonight, The James Beard Foundation will host the Awards Ceremony and Gala Reception at Lincoln Center to honor the chefs and restaurateurs who have made the food industry unforgettable in 2010.
Guy Fieri’s son Ryder loves this turkey chili made with dried pasilla chile peppers, red onions, garlic, ground cumin and cayenne pepper. Make dinner tonight a family event by letting the kids help chop and measure ingredients while you saute the veggies.
Get the recipe: Ryder’s Turkey Chili
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We asked our Facebook fans to share photos of the Mexican dishes they cooked up for Cinco de Mayo yesterday and we were overwhelmed with the number of delicious-looking enchiladas, nachos, chili, guacamole and Mexican desserts our fans shared. All of the dishes looked to be fit for a proper fiesta and there’s no way we could pick one favorite, so here’s a selection of the amazing dishes our fans prepared — plus some Food Network recipes so you can make your own versions.
Lynn Dickson Ross made: Mexican Brownies with Dulche de Leche Ice Cream (pictured above)
You can make: Aaron Sanchez’s Mexican Brownies
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On Monday, May 9, Tom Colicchio, Emeril Lagasse, Gail Simmons, Andrew Zimmern, Anne Burrell and many others in the food industry will don their best as they join the James Beard Foundation at its annual Restaurant and Chef Awards Dinner.
In honor of the Rising Star Chef of the Year Award, we’re chatting with the 2011 nominees for this category. Yesterday we caught up with Aaron London, chef at Ubuntu in Napa, Calif. Today we’re talking with Sue Zemanick, chef of Gautreau’s in New Orleans. “As a chef it feels amazing to be appreciated and recognized for all of the hard work that my cooks and I do on a day-to-day basis,” Zemanick says. “I feel honored to be considered for such an important award and to be in the company of other such great chefs.”
FN Dish: The theme of this year’s awards is “The Ultimate Melting Pot,” so what is your favorite type of ethnic cuisine?
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You’ve seen him on Food Network, he’s authored numerous books, including his newest, Guy Fieri Food, but now Guy Fieri is tackling something more near and dear to his heart than anything he’s done before: Cooking With Kids. He’s created the Guy Fieri Cooking With Kids Foundation, where he’s produced videos, mentored kids of all ages and educated families on the importance of getting kids into the kitchen from the very beginning.
We caught up with Guy earlier this week and listened intently as he talked about why this movement struck his heart, what needs to be done next and how families at home can improve life in the kitchen. He gave us a glimpse into his life at home with his two sons, Hunter and Ryder, and talked about their food habits. He even answered several Food Network Facebook fans questions.
FN Dish: Cooking With Kids — why is it a passion for you?
GF: First of all, I’m a dad, I have two sons. There’s something about people that have kids that make that connection — no matter whose kids they are, you want the best for them. I love talking to them — they call it like they see it.
When you look at kids being deprived, not deprived of food per se, but deprived of something they would like or they need, it bothers me. Knowing how to cook and knowing where food comes from is one of those things. It lays a foundation down in their lives that they will need in order to bridge other pieces together.
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Need a quick and easy recipe for Mother’s Day? Try Giada’s frittata made with fresh asparagus, tomatoes and Fontina cheese, cooked with a buttery egg and cream mixture — it’ll be ready in less than 20 minutes.
Get the recipe: Frittata with Asparagus, Tomato, and Fontina
Browse more of Food Network’s Mother’s Day recipes.