It Turns Out That Coffee Drinkers Get a Pre-Workout Caffeine Boost, Too

by in News, June 20th, 2017

It Turns Out That Coffee Drinkers Get a Pre-Workout Caffeine Boost, TooThose of us who are big-time coffee guzzlers probably don’t need another reason to indulge in our favorite beverage, but science has given us one anyway.

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Chopped Grill Masters Is Back with Barbecuers, Grillers and Chefs Facing Off for $50,000

by in Shows, June 20th, 2017

Chopped Grill MastersSixteen of the most talented grilling professionals are heading outdoors to get ready for a showdown in the return of Chopped Grill Masters, premiering Tuesday, August 1 at 10|9c. Hosted by Ted Allen, and featuring a rotating panel of Chopped judges and special guests, each episode sees four Grill Masters competing over three rounds — appetizer, entree and dessert — as they showcase their exceptional skills, with only charcoal and propane grills, and a smoker at their disposal. The goal, to create unique dishes utilizing the mystery basket of ingredients to impress the judges, while also battling the outdoor elements. The winner from each heat of the five-part tournament earns a spot in the grand finale, where they will compete for the grand prize of $50,000 and a Napa Valley dream vacation.

Get the Episode Lineup.

10 Ways to Drink and Eat Lemonade All Summer Long

by in Drinks, Recipes, June 19th, 2017

Raspberry LemonadeAll at once sweet, tangy and tart, there’s simply nothing so refreshing as a cold glass of lemonade. It’s basically the official drink of summer but that’s just the beginning. Behold, 13 ways to enjoy lemonade, from drinks to dishes, all summer long.

To Drink

Raspberry Lemonade (pictured above)
With only three ingredients, this is one of the simplest ways to make fresh berry lemonade.

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Star Report: 7 Key Takeaways from Finalists’ 5-Course Dinners

by , June 19th, 2017

Food Network StarThe name of the game this week was experiential dining, and for one reason or another, the competitors indeed served up an experience—though for some it's probably an experienced they'd like to forget. We're looking back on the best moments (and th...

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One-on-One with the Latest Food Network Star Finalist to Go Home

by , June 18th, 2017

Food Network StarThe nature of the Food Network Star beast is such that no matter how much mentors Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis have to teach the finalists, their time is limited, which means they're forced to make quick decisions about who has the greatest pot...

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Chefs’ Picks: Digestifs

by in Restaurants, June 18th, 2017

Manhattan Special
Chefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast.

An after-dinner drink is a cultural ritual celebrated the world over. But what exactly qualifies as a proper digestif? Although the category has traditionally been defined by straight spirits, modern mixologists are shaking things up a bit by serving cocktails. But to fit the bill, a post-meal elixir can’t just look pretty; it also requires a certain degree of practicality. It must relax the mind while easing a bloated belly. Consider these recommendations from a few of the country’s foremost drink experts. Read more

You Can Eat Light-Up Cotton Candy at the Most-Magical Place on Earth

by in News, June 18th, 2017

You Can Eat Light-Up Cotton Candy at the Most-Magical Place on EarthWhat’s more delightful and decadent than eating cotton candy? How about eating light-up cotton candy? It may sound like magical thinking, but it’s actually a real and available food for sale at the Magic Kingdom.

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What Is American Bread?

by in News, June 16th, 2017

Julia Child once said, “How can a nation be great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?”

The French have delicious, crusty baguettes and boules, sweet brioches. The Italians have tender, toothsome ciabattas and focaccias.

But what do we have?

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Our 5 Favorite Videos of the Week: Cheese, Cheese and More Cheese

by in Recipes, June 16th, 2017

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When we’re scrolling down our social feeds, there are a few things that have been know to stop us dead in our tracks. This week, it was all about cheese — lots and lots of cheese.

Georgian Cheese Bread (posted above)

If you aren’t yet familiar with this go-to Georgian specialty, this video will make you want to get to know it — stat. Topped with a mix of creamy mozzarella, sharp feta and a just-cracked egg, bubbly and oh-so cheesy Georgian Cheese Bread (aka Adjaruli Khachapuri) takes “crack an egg on it” to a whole new level.

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What to Watch: Father’s Day Festivities on The Kitchen and a Culinary Adventure on Food Network Star

by in Shows, June 16th, 2017

Food Network Star
This weekend is all about dad, and on Saturday morning, Ree Drummond is making a cowboy feast for her husband, Ladd, and her father-in-law, Chuck. She’s whipping up Breakfast Grits, steak and her mom’s Apple Dumplings. Then the co-hosts on The Kitchen are celebrating dad with a golf course-themed dessert and some basketball cupcakes.

On Sunday morning, Ina Garten is taking the fear out of typically daunting dishes like Souffle a L’orange and Ayesha Curry is using new ingredients to make a date night dinner for her husband, Stephen.

On Sunday evening, teams of dads and their kids are cooking up classic family recipes in Flavortown Market, and on Food Network Star, the finalists will become one with the elements when they’re tasked with making jungle appetizers and a main course in the desert.

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