Guy Fieri and his dad prefer to spend Father’s Day grilling out in Guy’s Santa Rosa, CA backyard over a restaurant dinner to celebrate their special day. For the Fieri’s, cooking is a multi-generational family affair — Guy’s kids get involved, cooking alongside their dad and grandfather. They plan the menu well in advance, choosing recipes that everyone loves and that everyone can help cook, too. For inspiration, they look no further than Guy’s new cookbook, Guy Fieri Food — now a New York Times bestseller — for recipes spanning Guy’s whole career.
To celebrate dads everywhere (and Guy’s book making the bestsellers’ list) we’re giving away 3 copies of Guy Fieri Food! All you have to do is let us know, here in the comments, how you’re celebrating Father’s Day this year. Do you and dad cook together, or does he prefer a restaurant meal? Do you whip up a special dessert just for him, or grill him a juicy steak? We’re giving away one copy of the cookbook to three randomly-selected, and very lucky commenter’s.
Alton Brown’s lip-smacking marinade of molasses, apple cider vinegar and dijon mustard will have your family begging for these thick-cut pork chops all summer long. If you don’t have a grill, use a grill pan — over medium-high heat, these pork chops will cook up in less than 10 minutes.
Editor’s tip: Make the marinade the night before — the longer the pork is submerged in it, the more flavorful it will be.
Get the recipe: Alton’s Molasses-and-Coffee Pork Chops
Get outside and enjoy the early summer crops, seasonal foods and refreshing brews at these festivals across the country.
Virgina Pork Festival, June 8, Emporia, Va.: Every year, over 43,000 pounds of sausage biscuits, pig’s feet, pit-barbecued pork, loin chops and more are grilled to perfection — a ticket includes all of your food and beverages.
Big Apple BBQ, June 11-12, New York, N.Y.: For two days, Madison Square Park transforms into a block party with some of the country’s top pitmasters and over 100,000 barbecue enthusiasts.
Johnson County Peach Festival, June 16-19, Clarksville, Ark.: From peach eating contests to a cobbler, jam and jelly bake-off, peaches are front and center. The family will also enjoy fair favorites like frog jumping and greased pig chases.
Duff Goldman will be featured at the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, Calif. on July 21 as part of the “Let’s Eat!” culinary event series. Duff will share his artisan decorating tips for creating spectacular cakes like he does on Ace of Cakes. The series is free with fair admission and will be followed up by a Q&A and autograph signing. For more information, please visit OCfair.com.
Cat Cora has written A Suitcase Surprise for Mommy, a children’s book to help her children, as well as others deal with the times their loved ones are away on business. Cat says that when she travels, she often takes a toy from home along with her so her sons know she is thinking of them. This idea was the inspiration for her book, which is in stores now.
Leftover grilled chicken and store-bought baba ghanoush is used to make this flavorful Mediterranean-style sandwich in a flash. What’s baba ghanoush you say? It’s a savory salad made with grilled eggplant, garlic, tahini and other seasonings. Even though this is a sandwich, the combination of chicken, eggplant, cucumbers, tomatoes and pita bread make for a filling meal either for lunch or dinner.
Get the recipe: Chicken Salad Pita With Baba Ghanoush
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Every month, Food Network Magazine puts three chefs from Food Network Kitchens to the test: create three new recipes made with common supermarket products like pretzels and frozen curly fries.
Have leftover or cracked ice cream cones? This month, Ashley Archer, Jay Brooks and Bob Hoebee are tackling and transforming the cone-shaped pastry into pies, crumbles and more. All of the recipes below use sugar cones, which are crunchy and have a sweet brown sugar flavor.
Recipe: Banana Cream Pie (pictured above)
Ashley says: “This crust is a great use for cracked or broken ice cream cones!”
Move over ketchup, mustard and pickles — your burger is taking a trip to the Southwest and it’s coming back with a makeover. Juicy burgers are grilled to perfection and topped off with a corn salsa mixed with bell peppers, lemon juice and olive oil and a chipotle-spiked mayo that adds an unmistakable sweet and smoky burst of flavor.
Get the recipe: Chipotle Corn Burger
Back in early April, we gave you a look at the new set of contestants on season seven of Food Network Star. Since then, you’ve cast your pre-season predictions in the Fan Forecast Vote and have watched a sneak peek of the show on the Star homepage.
Now, the time has finally come to indulge in Food Network’s number one series: This Sunday, Food Network Star premieres with bigger personalities and unforgettable star-power.
Join us for a live Twitter viewing party with Entertainment Weekly and special guest stars starting at 9pm/8c; use #star in your tweets.
Tune in: Sunday at 9 p.m. Eastern/8 p.m. Central