by Sarah De Heer in Shows, April 26th, 2012
by Lauren Miyashiro in Community, April 26th, 2012
In possibly one of the most anticipated Chopped All-Stars episodes of the series, four Chopped judges — Alex Guarnaschelli, Marcus Samuelsson, Marc Murphy and Chris Santos — will take their place on the Chopping Block to compete for the fourth and final spot in the finale. Pictured above, all-star chefs Alex Guarnaschelli and Chis Santos look curiously at each other as they enter the kitchen. Will the judges be pleased with their colleagues efforts or will their dishes leave more to be desired?
The winner of this episode will join Iron Chef Michael Symon, Cooking Channel’s Jeffrey Saad and Food Network Star finalist Penny Davidi in the grand finale for a chance to win their charities $50,000.
Before you tune in this Sunday at 9pm/8c to watch the action unfold, we’re challenging you, Chopped All-Stars fans, to write your best captions (tastefully appropriate, please) for this moment in the comments below.
by Dana Angelo White, April 26th, 2012
Eater: President Obama goes where Guy goes. The president signed his name next to Guy Fieri’s iconic stencil signature in a Colorado restaurant featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
Eatocracy: Food is often the best part of traveling, but it’s less fun when dining alone. Invite For a Bite is a new site dedicated to helping women find culinary company.
MSNBC: How worried should you be about the recent case of mad cow disease in the U.S.? NBC’s chief science and medical correspondent addresses the concerns on many people’s minds.
Mashable: Have you heard of the gourmet goodies website Love with Food? For each box of treats delivered, the site sends an equivalent amount of money to a local food bank.
Chasing Delicious: Not sure of the difference between sautéing and pan-frying? That’s OK. This comprehensive guide breaks down the basics for you.
by Sara Levine, April 26th, 2012
When you buy beets, don't toss the greens!
Some folks foolishly cut and throw beet greens aside, but don’t make this mistake!
Beet greens have a better bite than spinach and a touch of leafy green sweetness, plus a list of valuable nutrient...
by Sara Levine in Shows, April 25th, 2012
In just a few weeks, you’ll get to know the 15 new finalists on Season 8 of Food Network Star. Catch the casting special on Saturday, May 12 at 9pm/8c for a behind-the-scenes glimpse at each finalist’s road to Star-dom, including footage of their final one-on-one auditions with their respective team leader.
To give you a sneak peek at the personalities of Team Alton, Team Bobby and Team Giada, we’re introducing a finalist per day leading up to the bigger-than-ever Star premiere on Sunday, May 13 at 9pm/8c.
Today, we kick things off with Alton’s fellow Southerner, Martie Duncan, a “slightly over 40″-year-old entertaining enthusiast from Birmingham, Alabama.
by Maria Russo in Recipes, Shows, April 25th, 2012
Robert Irvine swooped into Seabrook, Texas, to help owners John and Laura Walker save their breakfast and lunch spot, the Pelican Grill. The Walkers filled us in on how business is going a few months after their Restaurant: Impossible makeover.
Three months later, the Pelican Grill is thriving with a 40 percent increase in business and expanded hours that include dinner service.
The success comes on the heels of a bizarre setback. One month after the renovation, a car crashed through the front door of the restaurant in the middle of the night, causing $6,000 in damages. Thanks to the generosity of friends and family, repairs were made quickly and the Pelican Grill remained closed for only eight days.
by Toby Amidor, April 25th, 2012
It is no secret that Chef Ron Ben-Israel tastes some of the best, most impressive dessert dishes around on his show, Sweet Genius. But did you know that Chef Ron also creates his own ingeniously inspired and impeccably decorated cakes? Yes, he is a New York City-based wedding cake baker who has a passion for designing whimsical confectionary creations that taste as heavenly as they look.
A few weeks ago I caught up with the Sweet Genius himself and we chatted about what it takes to make a classic, tried-and-true dessert: chocolate cake. Not surprisingly, Chef Ron shared that he has discovered two tricks to baking the best-ever chocolate cake and they are both easy, no-fail techniques.
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by Victoria Phillips, April 25th, 2012
Can chocolate make you thin? If a health study sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Reports on health studies appear on the news regularly. You might read one study that touts the benefits of a food – like chocolate, for example—while a di...
by Sarah De Heer in Community, Events, April 25th, 2012
Want to win some of these?
Imagine it’s time for a midday snack. What do you reach for? Chips? Popcorn? How about popcorn . . . in the shape of a chip? Break out of a snack time rut with chip’ins—it’s both popcorn and a chip all i...
by Maria Russo in Recipes, April 24th, 2012
In honor of Mother’s Day, FN Dish is asking daddy bloggers to come together to celebrate a virtual Mother’s Day called The Communal Table, on Thursday, May 10, at noon EST.
Yes, our Communal Table events are usually open to everyone, but we wanted Mom to sit back today and watch as we aggregate recipes for a meal she’ll always remember. This is her big day, so we have to make sure we cover our ground for all possible meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.
Whether you’re a dad, grandfather, uncle, cousin or brother, we want you to participate. On Thursday, May 10, we’ll be launching our first dad-only Communal Table on the blog. Whether you write for a popular food website or you’re the owner of a small food blog, help us spread the word and pull up a chair.
Though there’s a certain time and place in which it is exciting to experiment with hands-on, over-the-top recipes that require planning and patience, your busy kitchen at about 6 p.m. on a weekday is not it. Instead, that time calls for a no-fuss meal that your whole family will enjoy, and that can be quickly and effortlessly prepped. We’ve rounded up Food Network’s best five go-to dinner recipes, so that even on the busiest evening, you can cook up a complete, feel-good meal.
5. Grilled Pork With Grape-and-Arugula Salad — Lean boneless pork chops need just 5 minutes to marinate in a shallot-thyme vinaigrette to ensure they adopt bold, full flavor.
4. Tomato Gorgonzola Soup — A drizzle of cider vinaigrette before serving balances the richness of the creamy, cheesy soup, made with sweet onions, fresh garlic and crushed tomatoes.
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