by Maria Russo in Shows, January 8th, 2015
by Amy Reiter in News, January 7th, 2015
Just this week your favorite Food Network chefs and stars came together for a mouthwatering hour dedicated to perhaps the ultimate in cheesy comfort food: pizza. As they highlighted their picks for the most-crave-worthy creations on Best. Pizza. Ever., FN Dish asked fans: When it comes to the top slices to savor, what’s your favorite? From tried-and-true pies with cheese and pepperoni to next-level creations, readers responded in droves on FN Dish and on Food Network’s Facebook, Google+ and Twitter pages with their selections for the best-of-the-best pizza near them. Even Ludacris, who lives in Atlanta, joined his hometown’s mayor, Kasim Reed, in taking to Twitter to show support for Atlanta’s Antico Pizza Napoletana, much beloved by Aarón Sánchez as well.
Read on below to see Ludacris’ tweet and get a snapshot of fans’ pizza picks; it turns out that Seattle and Texas locals are especially proud of their pies. Then, browse all of the pies featured on Best. Pizza. Ever. and learn where to find them.
by Joseph Erdos in Shows, January 7th, 2015
That coffee craving can find you anywhere — even on the tennis court.
Those of us who are hopelessly addicted to drinking coffee have all probably found ourselves, at one time or another, in the middle of our workday, thinking, “Without a cup of coffee right now, I simply cannot go on.”
But while most of us can probably walk to the office kitchen or pop out to the coffee shop around the corner to satisfy our urgent java jones, Williams had to get an official to sign off when, midmatch against Italy’s Flavia Pannetta at the Hopman Cup in Australia, she made a desperate plea for a double shot of caffeine.
by Joseph Erdos in Shows, January 7th, 2015
On Sunday’s upcoming episode of Worst Cooks in America, the remaining 12 Boot Camp recruits will be put to the test, but it won’t be in a way anyone has seen before. Enter Family Food, a game show geared at testing recruits’ food IQ.
In this sneak peek photo, one member of the Blue Team and one member of the Red Team are quizzed with a question. The one who buzzes in first can take a jab at the answer, which in this case has caught mentors Tyler and Anne off-guard, as Tyler is left in stiches and Anne’s left awestruck. Can you guess what was said that was so funny for the mentors?
by Allison Milam in Recipes, January 6th, 2015
When it comes to grocery shopping, everyone has a strategy, whether it’s to get in and get out as fast as you can, or to stick to the list no matter what and not veer off. Guy Fieri, host of Guy’s Grocery Games, says that his important tip is shopping together. And that not only applies to himself and his family on an individual level, but it’s also advice for the families competing in Guy’s Grocery Games: Family Style, airing Sundays in January at 8|7c.
Guy is proud to say he personally loves grocery shopping, but when it comes to shopping with the family, he has “really strict rules,” especially in a big-box store. Find out what he says in his interview with FN Dish about the show’s family competition.
by Mallory Viscardi in Books, January 6th, 2015
Whether we’re cutting carbs, going gluten-free or scaling back on sodium, fewer loaves of bread are landing in our shopping carts these days. But what does that mean for our favorite hand-held meal, the sandwich? Though you might think that a sandwich, by definition, requires two slabs of bread, these breadless creations prove your sandwich days are far from over. Cutting out the loaves, buns and slices? These ingenious substitutes are the best things since sliced bread:
by Amy Reiter in News, January 5th, 2015
Now that the holiday season is over and life is falling into its new 2015 routine, it’s time to get back to your weeknight cooking routine. Nothing hits the spot in the dead of winter quite like a piping-hot soup, and nothing makes keeping your freezer stocked with delicious soup dishes easier than The Soup Club Cookbook. It was written by Courtney Allison, Tina Carr, Caroline Laskow and Julie Peacock, four friends who wanted to find a way to eat more soup and cook less. The book features big-batch recipes of all your favorite soups, from Winter Minestrone (recipe after the link for you to try at home) and Chicken Noodle to Faux Ramen and Potato Leek Soup. They have hearty soups (The Dudes’ Chili is a winner) and cold soups for summer (including Green Gazpacho and Tomato Gazpacho, both of which are exactly what summer should taste like). The book goes beyond just soup, though. You’ll also find salads, dressings, sides, snacks and bigger dishes, all designed to complement and round out soup meals.
The Soup Club Cookbook is designed to help you and a couple of friends start a soup club. The idea is simple: Four friends each commit to making a large batch of soup one week out of the month. The recipes in the book are all designed to feed four families, but they are easily divided in half, making the book a treasure trove of soup recipes either way. The idea with the soup club is that you get a month’s worth of soup for one week’s worth of cooking effort (plus you’ll keep up with your food-loving friends!).
Each recipe includes seasonal and flavor variations, delivery tips, and garnish and serving suggestions. The book is full of hilarious anecdotes, the four authors’ friendships with one another shining through their personal stories and lists of tips and suggestions. The book is a wealth of information, and it has all of the instructions you need to found your own soup club, from process information to supplies you’ll want on hand. Some of the best tips in the book include:
by Maria Russo in Shows, January 5th, 2015
You may not think of eating something straight out of a can as being the pinnacle of fine dining, but the people behind Tincan, a pop-up restaurant that just wrapped up a months-long London run, are apparently hoping to change that. The all-canned-food eatery – serving fancy, tin-packed “artisan” seafood from all over the world – has vowed to take its aluminum-encased concept to New York City in 2015.
Don’t call the idea fishy. And no, this is not your mother’s tuna.
by Joseph Erdos in Shows, January 5th, 2015
The marathon holiday season may have wrapped up just days ago, but the crew of The Kitchen has been looking ahead to 2015’s all-new episodes for a while. FN Dish recently asked fans to share with the co-hosts a few of their favorite ways to enjoy soup and, sure enough, these results were shared on the air in the series’ first-ever Souped-Up Soups episode. Now the team needs your help with a new series of questions.
When it comes to morning meals, how often do you eat breakfast, and are you more likely to indulge in a platter of bacon and eggs, or do you opt for grab-and-go granola? And, now that the January chill has settled in, what do your comfort-food favorites look like, and at what time of day are you most likely to cozy up to them? Share your preferences below, and stay tuned for future episodes of The Kitchen to find out the results.
by Maria Russo in Recipes, January 5th, 2015
In Food Network’s new series Kids Baking Championship, premiering Monday, Feb. 2 at 8|7c, hosts and judges Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli will lead eight talented kid bakers through challenges designed to find the most-impressive and creative young baker. In each challenge the contestants, ranging in age from 10 to 13, will be tested on their baking skills and originality as they whip up delectable desserts, including creative cakes, mouthwatering cookies and pastries.
These talented kids make baking seem as easy as pie, but the competition is about more than sweets and goodies. At stake is a prize package consisting of a set of Food Network bakeware, a profile in Food Network Magazine, an original cake featured at Charm City Cakes and a $10,000 grand prize. But only one will become the Kids Baking Champion!
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From salads and sandwiches to casseroles and pasta, the key to bulking up vegetarian dishes and turning them into satisfying meals is adding hearty, protein-rich ingredients other than meat. If you’re new to Meatless Monday or vegetarian cooking in general, consider stocking your refrigerator with eggs and tofu, and your pantry with good-for-you grains and your favorite varieties of beans. Along with fresh vegetables, these go-to picks can transform everyday dishes into rich, comforting plates to look forward to.
Pinto beans play a shining role in Food Network Kitchen’s Baked Nachos with Roasted Sweet Potatoes (pictured above), an eat-with-your-hands meal ideal for weeknights and game days alike. To guarantee layer upon layer of flavor, FN Kitchen tosses spiced baked tortilla chips with bright lime zest, then piles on the bold toppings, including a pinto bean mixture laced with adobo sauce and cumin-scented roasted sweet potatoes. For an added burst of freshness, top the platter with a simple tomato-serrano salsa and finish with cool, creamy avocado slices.