San Francisco Artist Paints LaCroix Cans: ‘Soup Cans for Millennials’

by in News, August 8th, 2017

San Francisco Artist Paints LaCroix Cans: 'Soup Cans for Millennials'Whether or not you think those colorful cans of LaCroix sparkling water are boldly beautiful or an ultra-bright eyesore, someone thinks they’re pure art.

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Bobby and Damaris Team Up for Food, Cocktails and Laughs on Brand-New Series

by in Shows, August 7th, 2017

The Bobby and Damaris ShowWhen Bobby Flay isn’t cooking in one of his restaurants, he is known for hosting some of the best weekend gatherings, cooking and feeding friends who may be visiting for few days or just stopping by to say hello.  This September, Bobby opens his home to viewers and, along with his friend Damaris Phillips, the two cook together and chat up a storm in the new series The Bobby and Damaris Show, premiering Sunday, Sept. 3 at 12:30|11:30c. The two met when Bobby hosted and Damaris won Food Network Star, Season 9, and neither are ever at a loss for words when talking about their passion for food, American and Southern classics, as well as great cocktails. Bobby brings his chef sensibility, while Damaris is the self-proclaimed “food geek” and culinary instructor — and she’s not afraid to school her once-mentor and keep him current on the latest trends. With episode themes from grilling and game day to a fall apple feast, this culinary duo is tops in talking food, testing quirky ideas and entertaining friends who stop by, including Ina Garten, Alex Guarnaschelli and Katie Lee.

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Ice Pops That Prove Molds Aren’t Everything

by in Recipes, View All Posts, August 7th, 2017

Chocolate-Peanut Butter PopsSoak up the last month of summer with sweet, frozen treats. All you need are ingredients in your pantry and fridge — no special molds required. From ice cream to fruit, these ice pops will satisfy any sweet tooth through the final scorching days. Read more

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

by , August 6th, 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 greate...

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Chefs’ Picks: Karaoke

by in Restaurants, August 6th, 2017

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

When chefs and bartenders are ready to let off some steam in the summer, many of them can be found with a cold drink — and a mic — in hand. Karaoke has been widely embraced within the world of food and beverage. Here are some of the spots where they head to end the night on a high note. Read more

Take 5: Crowd-Pleasing Pasta Salads for Summer

by in Recipes, August 5th, 2017

Backyard barbeques and picnics are what warm weather is made for, but summer soirées just don’t seem complete without a pasta salad on the table. These five dishes hit all the high notes — creamy, crunchy, and chock full of delicious flavors — and are guaranteed to have partygoers clamoring for seconds.

 

Our American Macaroni Salad (pictured above) is a crowd-pleasing classic. You just can’t go wrong with the combo of a creamy dressing, tangy onions and juicy tomatoes — plus celery for crunch. Read more

The Pricey Consequences of the Bacon Craze

by in News, August 4th, 2017

The Pricey Consequences of the Bacon CrazeThe craze for bacon on, in, wrapped around or infused into everything — from high-end restaurant fare to ice cream — has been raging for years and shows no real sign of letting up. That’s great for bacon lovers in all sorts of ways, but maybe not when it comes to paying the bill at the grocery store.

Demand for bacon is way up. In 2016, American consumers bought 14 percent more bacon in stores than they did in 2013. And that increased demand is outpacing supply, leading to surging wholesale and retail prices.

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Season 11 Winner Eddie Jackson Returns to Star … As a Judge

by , August 3rd, 2017

Food Network StarEach and every one of the Food Network Star challenges is important, of course, but perhaps none is so all-or-nothing as the Episode 10 Star Challenge, when the final four hopefuls — including the winner of Star Salvation — fight to earn three pi...

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How You Can Tell Jelly from Jam (or Preserves)

by in News, August 3rd, 2017

How You Can Tell Jelly From Jam (or Preserves)“It Must Be Jelly (‘Cause Jam Don’t Shake Like That)” — so goes the title of the old Glenn Miller song. But when it comes to fruit spreads, how can you really tell your jelly from your jam … or your preserves, for that matter?

It’s partly a matter of how much actual fruit is in them, according to Britannica.com. But it also has to do with preparation and proportion.

Here’s the breakdown:

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All the Ways to Eat Watermelon Before Summer Ends

by in Recipes, View All Posts, August 2nd, 2017

There’s little better than biting into a wedge of watermelon on a hot summer day — but we think these recipes improve on your watermelon experience even more. Turn the summer fruit into a salad, skewers, salsa and even a keg (!), and you’ll have plenty to keep your tastebuds satisfied and entertained until Labor Day.

Watermelon Punch Keg

Bored with your go-to selection wine and beer at summer parties? Next time, turn a ripe watermelon into show-stopping drink (and its dispenser!) instead. Your guests will love this easy rosé- and vodka-spiked beverage — plus, you get to whip out a power drill to make it.

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