You won’t even need a bowl for this on-the-grill version of the classic banana split. It’s brushed with butter and sugar, smothered in melted chocolate and topped with ice cream, whipped cream and, of course, a cherry.
If you haven’t been watching Entourage this season, Bobby Flay has been stirring up some trouble and it’s not in the kitchen. The storyline goes like this: Bobby Flay is dating Ari Gold’s wife and he finally made an appearance in last night’s episode at his fictional Los Angeles restaurant, Flay’s.
Watch Bobby confront Ari (Jeremy Piven) over on Eater.
Juicy bites of ripe peaches and strawberries are tossed in brown sugar and topped with a sweet and buttery crust of oats, almonds and cinnamon. Lemon juice brings out all the flavors in the fruit and the brown sugar will thicken up, creating a sauce for the fruit mixture.
Giada’s tip: Peel the peaches for a smooth texture on all the fruit.
The second season of The Great Food Truck Race hit the road last night with eight new food trucks and the bright lights of Vegas. With a grand prize of $100,000 on the line, 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 will bring you exclusive exit interviews with the latest “Food Truck” contestants to get the boot.
This week, Sky’s Gourmet Tacos seemed to face one challenge after another — money, a blown-out tire and resulting time constraints — and unfortunately, Barbara, her son Victor and business partner Kevin had to say goodbye.
FN Dish: I originally thought the $500 was going to be your major setback due to pricey ingredients; however, it looks like your blown tire might have sent your team home. Tell us about that moment and what you did to make up for lost time and money.
SGT: At the time the tire blew, we were literally right in the middle of engaging team strategy for Vegas — the cameras were rolling. During those hours of delay in locating and then having the tire replaced, I missed 12 critical phone calls, including our confirmation call for the high school’s spring break student fundraiser of which we were the exclusive food vendor for 1,500 kids/parents/supporters.
From New York to California, Korean barbecue to waffles, food trucks are taking the nation by storm as season 2 of The Great Food Truck Race kicks off tomorrow.
Food trucks across the country have established cult followings by harnessing social media and grass roots marketing. Now, you can get in on the action, too. All season long, follow Food Network’s Facebook and Twitter updates to learn how you can score a free lunch.
Here’s how it works: On Sunday night, immediately following each episode of The Great Food Truck Race, visit Food Network’s Facebook page to see which city and food truck will host a Friday lunch.
William Zoellick: How do you determine which food trucks are to compete?
Tyler: The casting process is handled by the production company in Los Angeles and they look for a good slice of an American story. This year we have trucks from New York, Miami and Cleveland — they’re all the best-of-the-best.
Tammy Sanner McCrae: How do you pick the cities you stop in?
Tyler: We didn’t want to double up on the cities we visited in the previous season, so this year we started out in Malibu, then we went to Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and so on. Every season, we’re going to plot a new course across the United States with new cities.
The season finale of Food Network Star is this Sunday and fans are certainly vocal about their favorite contestant over on the Star blog. This week, Jeff, Susie and Vic will face the judges one last time, but a surprise Camera Challenge will send one home early.