by Maria Russo in Shows, August 31st, 2012
by Gaby Dalkin in Drinks, Holidays, August 31st, 2012
The Great Food Truck Race cruises into its third week this Sunday, which means by now the teams have become more comfortable in their trucks and are finally starting to think and sell like professional food truck operators. But although the teams have learned to properly price their menus, cook in small spaces and work with local ingredients, some are still struggling to find the best way to publicize themselves and track down optimal parking spaces. Should trucks pair up with one another to increase their visibility, or should they try to monopolize an entire area on their own? Can they afford to settle for an out-of-the-way location if they have absolutely top-notch food? The remaining six teams are likely asking themselves these questions and more as they prepare for another weekend of selling in Amarillo, Texas.
No matter her team’s location, Coast of Atlanta’s Tawanaca has taken the opportunity to advertise into her own hands, resorting to a rustic cardboard sign and sidewalk promotion to lure potential customers to her truck. Has her team fallen victim to the Curse of the Bad Parking Spot and been forced to turn to alternative methods of marketing? Is her handmade advertisement a way to compete with nearby trucks? What else could the teams be doing to better their businesses?
Before you tune in this Sunday at 9pm/8c to find out which team goes home next, we’re challenging you, Food Truck fans, to write your best captions (tastefully appropriate, please) for this on-the-street moment in the comments below.
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by Dana Angelo White, August 31st, 2012
With Labor Day just around the corner, it’s evident that we need to talk about cocktails. This is summer’s last hurrah! It’s your last three-day weekend for a while, so enjoy every last sip of it.
Try my take on Marcella’s Rosemary-Infused Lemonade to get the party started. This cocktail would make the perfect addition to your party, whether it’s a huge pool party with all of your friends or a casual late-afternoon barbecue on the back patio. Either way, this lemonade makes perfect sense.
So go ahead — whip up a batch or two and have a ball with your closest local pals before school goes back into full gear and fall sets in.
Get my recipe for Spiked Gin Lemonade
by Marisa McClellan in Recipes, August 31st, 2012
Are desserts your job for the potluck picnic? You’re in luck! We’ve got treats for every kind of sweet tooth.
Perfectly portioned and finger-licking good. Bring some fresh fruit along too – we suggest watermelon slices or a bushel of j...
by Mallory Viscardi in Community, August 30th, 2012
With summer drawing to a close (and boy, did it go fast this year), I’m trying to mark as many warm weather cooking projects off my culinary bucket list as possible. This season, that list has included homemade frozen yogurt, tomato cobbler, blueberry buckle and whole grilled fish. I managed to get the first three checked off in delicious fashion weeks ago, but the grilled whole fish has been haunting me since June.
Last week I decided it was time to be brave and tackle Bobby Flay’s Grilled Sardines With Garlic Walnut Sauce before Labor Day arrived. I figured that sardines would be easy, since they’re small fish (my assumption being that tiny fish would be more manageable than giant ones). Of course, when I paid a visit to my local fish market, I was told that sardines are hard to come by this time of year and that I shouldn’t expect to see them in the Philadelphia area until November.
Instead of letting my hopes be dashed entirely, I decided to pick a different small fish that could stand in for the sardines. I landed on tiny trout, and though the flesh isn’t as dense and oily, I had a sense that they would still go nicely with the sauce.
by Lauren Miyashiro in Community, August 30th, 2012
Last week we asked Food Network fans to show us their favorite coffee mug on Instagram. We couldn’t have asked for a better response from fans who have excellent taste in morning sip-ware (not that we expected anything less). Our editors share some of their favorite fan “mug shots” below.
Find out if yours made the cut
by Toby Amidor, August 30th, 2012
Yum Sugar: These nifty tips for peeling peaches will have you baking up delicious peach pies in no time.
The Salt: The thought of eating insects is probably still scary and unappetizing to most. They’re packed with protein, however, environmentally friendly, and they may be a solution to hunger in refugee camps.
LA Times: The hottest trending ingredient in Japan right now is shio koji, and it’s making its way over to the U.S.
Slate: Let’s be honest: not everyone loves to cook. Here are some reasons you should get to work in your kitchen anyway.
by Danielle LaRosa in Drinks, Recipes, August 30th, 2012
Labor Day is around the corner—should you grab an ice-cold beer or choose a spirits-filled cocktail? This battle is a tricky one…
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends no more than 1 drink per day for women and no more than 2 drin...
by Toby Amidor, August 30th, 2012
Here in Food Network Kitchens, we love simple, classic recipes. We are also paid to think about food all day. So we’ve taken classic foods and drinks and reimagined them into three, four or five different ways. No standard recipes here, just the occasional technique and pictures. Think of it as a picture recipe.
With Labor Day weekend upon us, it’s time to get our barbecue menus ready for family and friends (check out Food Network’s 5 Best Labor Day recipes). But don’t forget about brunch, too. Start off with a classic: the Bloody Mary. We love cocktails but hate hangovers. Here are five of our favorite “hair of the dog” Bloody Mary hangover cures.
First, start with the classic version
by Priya Krishna in Books, Contests, August 30th, 2012
Calling all almond lovers! A new study found that almonds have fewer calories than originally thought. We’ve got the inside scoop on this news.
A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that almonds have 2...
Sometimes the dish you choose for breakfast, lunch or dinner is just as important as the food itself. Everyone’s collection of dishes is unique and tells a different story, and in Dish: 813 Colorful, Wonderful Dinner Plates, House Beautiful Features Editor Shax Riegler examines the wide array of culture and history as it relates to dinner plates.
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