Robert’s Fitness Rules, Bobby’s New Palace and Alton’s Book Tour

by in Food Network Chef, August 23rd, 2011

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Robert Irvine recently shared his rules for balancing food and fitness with Gourmet Guy on MensHealth.com. Maintaining his chiseled physique isn’t always easy with his busy schedule, which includes traveling, filming his shows and running a restaurant. Regardless, Robert follows a simple guide to keep him motivated. Find out what his routine includes, as well as the four easy rules he strictly follows, Robert Irvine’s 4 Rules of Food and Fitness.

Bobby Flay has opened a new location of Bobby’s Burger Palace on K Street in Washington, D.C. The restaurant opened for lunch with a crowd of approximately 400 hundred people waiting outside. Bobby spent opening day taking pictures with fans and signing autographs. According to The Washington Examiner, Chef Flay has hopes that President Obama will stop by for a burger and share his thoughts on what should top the local Washington, D.C., burger.

Alton Brown’s book tour »

Alex Advises: Pots and Pans in the Kitchen

by in Food Network Chef, How-to, August 23rd, 2011

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alex guarnaschelliEvery week, Alex Guarnaschelli, host of Alex’s Day Off, shares with readers what she’s eating — whether it’s from the farmers’ market or fresh off the boat, she’ll have you craving everything from comfort food to seasonal produce.

I cook at home a lot of the time. Now, as a professional chef, I’d be lying to you if I said I always did. Sure, I grew up in a house where almost everything was made from scratch, but after a 15-hour shift at the restaurant, my first instinct wasn’t always to run home and bake a lattice-topped apple pie from scratch. In the past couple of years, that has definitely changed.

For me, cooking at home has been a great way to build better eating habits.  When I shop at the green market for the restaurant, I now pick up a handful of vegetables for myself. I don’t always have the time to cook the way I’d like to, and I also don’t have a lot of room in my Manhattan kitchen. That makes my choices all the more important — I don’t want to deal with kitchen clutter.

Alex shares her ideal collection »

Spicy Tomato Salsa — Recipe of the Day

by in Recipes, August 23rd, 2011

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When you’re thinking of appetizers to serve Labor Day weekend or just any barbecue, don’t forget to include salsa and chips. While jarred salsa can be boring, try a homemade version packed with tomatoes, garlic and cilantro. Giada incorporates orange juice in her recipe, which gives it a burst of citrus.

Get the recipe: Spicy Tomato Salsa

Browse more of Food Network’s Labor Day recipes.

Free Lunch Fridays: Korilla BBQ and Devilicious

by in Events, August 22nd, 2011

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Last week, Food Network launched The Great Food Truck Race: Lunch Is On Us campaign, with Korilla BBQ and Devilicious Food Truck each serving out 100 free lunches this past Friday in New York City and San Diego, respectively.

Fans that waited in line on Friday for Korilla BBQ got to choose anything off their menu, including their famous burritos. Over on the West Coast, fans were treated to Devilicious’ decadent butter-poached lobster grilled cheese sandwiches.

“This has been a great experience — such an incredible turnout,” said Eddie from Korilla BBQ. “We’re ready to make 200-300 meals today, possibly 500 including dinner.”

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And the Food Network Star Fan Favorite Is…

by in Shows, August 22nd, 2011

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Fans of Food Network Star can’t choose the winner, but they are the voice behind choosing a fan favorite. All season long, viewers voted for their favorite season 7 contestant as many as 10 times a day.

With over 400,000 votes, it’s no surprise that this year’s winner, Jeff Mauro, was also crowned our Sandwich King. Not far behind him with 360,000 votes was Orchid Paulmeier, who fans loved for priding herself on her Southern barbecue.

Tune in to Sandwich King: Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. Eastern/ 10:30 a.m. Central

Food Network Star: The Official Insider’s Guide Book Tour

by in View All Posts, August 22nd, 2011

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Looking for a chance to meet the newest Food Network Star Jeff Mauro and fan favorites like Vic “Vegas” Moea and Susie Jimenez? You can meet them and get their autographs on the Food Network Star: The Official Insider’s Guide Book Tour happening right now:

  • August 22: Denver, Colorado with Jeff Mauro & Susie Jimenez
  • August 23: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with Jeff Mauro and Vic “Vegas” Moea
  • August 27: Chicago, Illinois with Jeff Mauro and  Vic “Vegas” Moea

For details on the book tour including time and locations, visit HarperCollins or Food Network’s Facebook page.

Edamame Anytime — Meatless Monday

by in Recipes, August 22nd, 2011

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Though typically eaten raw and simply by the handful, edamame are incredibly versatile and can easily be pureed, sautéed or boiled. Packing a hefty protein punch, these teeny green lima-like beans are a go-to vegetarian option. Our meatless menu below offers diverse dishes celebrating the innate flavor and bright color of summertime edamame.

For a meatless burger that can be enjoyed year round, try an Edamame Veggie Burger (pictured above) from Food Network Kitchens. Made with pureed edamame, freshly grated carrots and radishes and Asian spices, these moist patties are filled with fiber and easily broiled in the oven.

More meatless edamame recipes »

Devilicious Says Goodbye — The Great Food Truck Race

by in Shows, August 22nd, 2011

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The second season of The Great Food Truck Race hit the road with eight new food trucks and a grand prize of $100,000. Each truck will try to pull out all their tricks to stay in the game but, ultimately, one truck must go each week. Every Monday, FN Dish brings you exclusive exit interviews with the latest Food Truck contestants to get the boot.

This week, Devilicious Food Truck’s marketing strategy seemed clever at first, enticing people over to eat their food, but it came back to haunt them in the end.

FN Dish: $100 isn’t a lot of money, but your team had the clever idea to go to a commissary. Can you tell the readers what that is?
DFT: A commissary is where we park our trucks to meet health code requirements; they also supply food, beverages and other items necessary to run our trucks.

Continue reading their exit interview »

Anne’s Zesty Potato Salad – Recipe of the Day

by in Recipes, August 22nd, 2011

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Don’t let the phrase “homemade mayonnaise” keep you from making this recipe. Anne Burrell takes five simple ingredients from the pantry and the refrigerator and creates a creamy, homemade condiment with the help of the food processor. When the mayo is done, combine it with red potatoes, celery, garlic, onions and bacon for an easy Labor Day side dish.

Editor’s note: If you don’t have the time to make the mayonnaise from scratch or don’t have a food processor handy, don’t hesitate to use store-bought.

Get the recipe: Super-Zesty Potato Salad

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