by Mallory Viscardi in Community, September 22nd, 2012
by Maria Russo in Shows, September 21st, 2012
The editors at Food Network have the reduce, reuse and recycle mindset. We love to take our favorite Food Network tote bags with us to the farmers’ market or use them to load up for weekend reading (like the October issue of Food Network Magazine).
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by Maria Russo in Recipes, September 21st, 2012
We’re just one week away from the finale of The Great Food Truck Race, and by now the three remaining food truck teams are cruising into new cities and dishing out orders like professionals. But of course that wasn’t always the case. It was only a few short weeks ago that the eight rookie teams stepped onto their trucks for the very first time and dealt with bump after bump in the road as they learned how to cook in a small space and how to drive an extra-large vehicle.
As you get ready for this Sunday’s brand-new episode in which Nonna’s Kitchenette, Pop-A-Waffle and Seoul Sausage cruise into Cleveland, take a look back at where our teams started. We’ve rounded up a collection of this season’s best, most shocking moments from all five of the previous cities. Check out these photos and relive the most memorable Truck Stop cooking challenges, Speed Bumps, eliminations and more from the teams’ cross-country road trip.
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by Marisa McClellan in Recipes, September 21st, 2012
This Sunday night marks one of television’s biggest nights of the year, as the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards air live from Los Angeles. Hollywood’s most popular TV stars will glam up their looks and strut their stuff on the red carpet before taking their seats to find out which actors and shows have achieved outstanding performances on the small screen in the past year.
Even though you may not be in L.A. to catch a glimpse of your favorite celebrities, you can still cheer them on from the comfort of your living room. Create a camera-free version of the red carpet at your house and host an Emmy-watching party with your friends, complete with a menu of award-winning eats and drinks inspired by your favorite shows. Check out Food Network’s star-studded spread below, then tell us what you’ll be munching on during the Emmys.
Kick off the celebration with a batch of Ina’s pretty-pink Pomegranate Cosmos (pictured above) as a nod to Girls, that show you love to hate. These five-minute cocktails are a girl’s best friend, made with a mixture of vodka, orange liqueur and fruity pomegranate and lime juices. Best of all, you don’t need a shaker to prepare them — just add the ingredients to a pitcher, refrigerate and pour into chilled glasses.
by Toby Amidor, September 21st, 2012
As much as I hate to admit it, the summer season is rapidly winding down. I managed to snag one last pint of raspberries last week and my favorite peach farmer told me that he’s nearly done with his harvest. The corn is almost gone and I’m starting to see my markets filling up with hardy winter squash and long stems of Brussels sprouts. Such is the cycle.
Last week in an attempt to ward off the effects of autumn for just a little bit longer, I went to the market and filled my bags with Roma tomatoes, glowing purple eggplants and as many Italian prune plums as I could carry.
The plums went into a batch of oven-roasted plum butter (it is so good on toast come January). Most of the tomatoes and eggplant became my husband’s yearly batch of eggplant Parmesan (it’s incredibly labor intensive, but so delicious), but after he filled a massive baking pan, there was still one giant eggplant and a smattering of tomatoes to be used.
And so I made caponata. Bobby Flay’s Grilled Eggplant Caponata Bruschetta With Ricotta Salata, to be precise. This is just the sort of recipe that uses up massive eggplants and wilting tomatoes with ease. It is terrific eaten on crackers, is good straight from the fridge or at room temperature and helps me pretend that I still have a few weeks of summer left. In my book, that makes it just the thing for The Weekender.
Before you start your grill, read these tips
by Lauren Miyashiro in Community, September 21st, 2012
Your weight loss journey began with the pounds melting away. Then one day BOOM, you’ve entered a weight loss plateau and can’t lose another pound. The worst thing to do is give up. Instead follow our tips to help you start losing again.
by Priya Krishna in Contests, September 20th, 2012
Ad Age: McRib fans will have to wait until Christmas for the return of this favorite seasonal menu item.
New York Post: How much do you tip? Twenty-five percent may be the new 20 percent.
Slate: With the recent New York City soda ban in place, find out how soft drinks got so popular in the first place.
Wall Street Journal: What games are your kids playing on your phone? Food producers are now using mobile game apps to draw in young consumers.
by Maria Russo in Polls, Shows, September 20th, 2012
Say goodbye to burnt bread forever with the Magimix Vision Toaster, the only toaster that allows you to watch your bread while it’s toasting. It has extra-wide slots that can accommodate anything from crostini to bagels and its pops of red color will brighten up any kitchen.
If you want perfectly browned toast, you can buy your own Magimix Vision Toaster, which comes in black, white, red or stainless steel, or you can enter in the comment field below for a chance to win your own toaster in red. To enter: Tell us your favorite toasted treat in the comments. We’re giving away a toaster to one lucky, randomly selected commenter.
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by Toby Amidor, September 20th, 2012
Much like the Truck Stop challenge in the second Food Trucks episode that tasked the teams with embracing regional ingredients, last Sunday’s cooking challenge was a celebration of Nashville’s local cuisine. The remaining four food trucks had just $100 and 60 minutes to prepare a Southern-style picnic lunch for two people who know a thing or two about Tennessee comfort food: country music stars Joey and Rory Feek.
A few teams chose to prepare classic takes on tried-and-true dishes, while others let their culinary points of view shine in creative twists on original recipes. Take another peek at what Momma’s Grizzly Grub, Seoul Sausage, Pop-A-Waffle and Nonna’s Kitchenette served to Joey, Rory and Tyler, then tell us which of their plates you’d pack on a picnic.
VOTE: Which of these picnic lunches would you pack?
by Maria Russo in Recipes, September 20th, 2012
Terms like “whole wheat” and “multi-grain” are often used interchangeably, but they aren’t actually the same thing. Here’s a closer look into each, plus the winner of this food fight.
Understanding Whole Grains
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The first day of fall is just days away, and with that comes the celebration of all things warm, spiced and comforting. What better way to kick off the season than with a loaf of soft, slightly sweet and deliciously fragrant pumpkin bread? We’ve rounded up Food Network’s top five pumpkin bread recipes, each a cinch to prepare and filled with classic autumn flavor.
5. Pumpkin Ginger Bread Pudding – The secret to Anne’s seasonal pudding is letting the bread sit for 15 minutes before baking so that it absorbs the spiced pumpkin custard and becomes soft and moist.
4. Pumpkin Bread Pudding With Rum Sauce – Use rustic French bread, creamy pumpkin and decadent whipped cream to make this sinfully sweet pudding, best served with a buttery rum-laced sauce.
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