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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Carrot Lattes Are Pretty Much What They Sound Like

by in News, June 15th, 2017

Carrot Lattes Are Pretty Much What They Sound LikeYou may have concluded that, when an Australian coffee shop brought us avocado lattes the other week, the land down under had reached its coffee-poured-into-produce limit. Turns out, its baristas were just getting started.

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Desserts that Food Network Staffers Can’t Wait to Make this Summer

by in In Season, Recipes, June 15th, 2017

Strawberry SorbetSummer means trips to the beach, picnics, barbecues, family vacations and spending time outside. For us at Food Network it also means whipping up seasonal favorites, like cobblers and shortcakes, and experimenting with new recipes that we’re super excited to try out. Read on to see which desserts Food Network staffers can’t wait to make this summer.

I can never have enough strawberries, so when summer rolls around and they’re in season, I stock up and mostly eat them fresh, but I can’t say no to a strawberry sorbet either.
— Juliann Tang, Director, Digital Partnerships and Strategy
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Lady Gaga and Starbucks Spread Kindness Cup by Cup

by in News, June 14th, 2017

Lady Gaga and Starbucks Spread Kindness Cup by CupLady Gaga and Starbucks have embarked on a new romance that seems more good than bad. The pop star and the coffee purveyor have teamed up to spread kindness cup by cup.

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Pizza Roses and 8 Other Edible Gifts Dad Will Love

by in Holidays, Recipes, June 14th, 2017

Pizza RosesFather’s Day is quickly approaching; if you’re running out of options and can’t bear the thought of giving dad another tie, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve gathered some of our favorite giftable bites that you can easily make for Father’s Day. Dad will be impressed (and delighted!) with just one of these, but you can go above and beyond and turn a few of these snacks into a homemade gift basket. Show your dad how much you appreciate him with something he’ll actually enjoy — snacks!

Pizza Roses (image above)
Nothing says “I love you, Dad” like an edible bouquet of these easy-to-make pizza roses. Store-bought pizza dough makes this adorable present totally doable. Read more