by Simon Majumdar in Shows, February 20th, 2012
by Maria Russo in Recipes, February 20th, 2012
Kitchen Stadium is a surprising place.
When the Iron Chefs face off against their challengers, you are never quite sure what they are going to come up with. In fact, I’m positive, neither are they.
The biggest surprise of all, of course, is the Chairman’s secret ingredient. Some of the foods revealed are very familiar, but many are unusual (some of the judges may say cruel and unusual), and I have heard many a battle-hardened chef whimper when the altar rises to reveal an exotic ingredient that has never graced their chopping boards before.
But that’s what being an Iron Chef is all about, and one thing is for certain: The Chairman’s challenges are not going to get any easier. He is continually searching far and wide for ingredients that will really test the mettle of the Iron Chefs and those who dare to challenge them.
For the upcoming season of Iron Chef America, I am delighted to announce that the good folks at Food Network have asked me if I would put together a series of guides showcasing the delights the Chairman has in store for the contestants.
What is paiche? »
by Sarah De Heer in Shows, February 20th, 2012
A guaranteed family favorite, pasta is an easy, economical meal that feeds a crowd. Tonight, instead of resorting to traditional spaghetti with simple tomato sauce, try experimenting with oddly shaped noodles, such as orecchiette, and new, creative sauce ingredients, like panko and broccoli rabe, that will add exciting, flavorful flair to your pasta bowl. Find a few of our favorite dressed-up pasta recipes below, each meatless and ready to eat in less than 40 minutes.
Celebrate in-season cauliflower by cooking up Food Network Magazine’s veggie-packed Cauliflower-Onion Linguine (pictured above), made with sweet fried onions, creamy Parmesan cheese and a sprinkling of red pepper flakes for a touch of heat. Crunchy pine nuts and crispy panko breadcrumbs add texture to this hearty bowl.
More dressed-up pasta recipes
by Toby Amidor, February 20th, 2012
The second episode of Worst Cooks in America had the remaining 14 recruits thinking international — that is, making meatballs from Sweden, India, Lebanon, France, Spain, Greece and Morocco. For their demos, the teams watched as Bobby took on a Mexican Meatball With Red Chile Tomato Sauce and Queso Fresco, while Anne took on an Italian meatball called Polpettini.
So what is the difference in these meatballs?
by Victoria Phillips in Shows, February 20th, 2012
Don't feel pressured to eat all you can at an all-you-can-eat buffet.
Tired of rolling home after an all-you-can-eat buffet? Use our tips to keep your waistline in check when you visit a buffet or salad bar.
DON’T: Skip all your meals and arri...
by Silvana Nardone, February 19th, 2012
Join Next Iron Chef competitor Marcus Samuelsson as he explores the food revolution in Harlem. In this Food Network special, Savoring Harlem showcases the food culture of restaurants like Marcus’ Red Rooster and long-time staples like Sylvia’s. As the neighborhood continues to change and thrive, cuisine from around the world makes Harlem a vibrant food destination. French, Ethiopian, Spanish — there are new restaurants and green markets popping up on every corner.
by Katie Cavuto-Boyle, February 18th, 2012
Gluten-and-Dairy-Free Matcha Truffles -- Photo by Silvana Nardone
The one thing that matters to me, even after Valentine’s Day is that there is chocolate in the house—really, any kind will do. By nature, chocolate is gluten free. But chocolate tr...
by Dana Angelo White, February 18th, 2012
Looking for a healthier alternative to breadcrumbs? Try ground nuts.
I am constantly looking for new ways to incorporate healthy ingredients into my meals, and that does not have to mean creating boring, uninspired dishes. I decided to challenge myse...
by Victoria Phillips, February 17th, 2012
Have you tried saffron? A little pinch goes a long way.
It’s hard to believe that a tiny part of a flower can also be a highly prized spice. Have you ever tasted the most expensive spice in the world?
What Is Saffron?
The delicate threads of saffro...
by Maria Russo in Holidays, Recipes, February 17th, 2012
Mars is paying more attention to smaller portions.
King Size Snickers are on their way out: Mars Inc., the company that makes chocolate candy bars like Twix and Milky Way, plans to halt production of any chocolate product with more than 250 calories ...
If you’re lucky enough to have a day off of work or school on Monday, you can thank the first president of the United States, George Washington, as his birthday is celebrated each year on the third Monday of February. Celebrate this government holiday by cooking up our menu of presidential eats. We’re featuring a fish dish to commemorate Washington’s love of seafood, traditional Chicago- and Hawaiian-style favorites to honor President Obama’s roots and an authentic Indian dish to celebrate Washington, D.C.’s diverse food scene. Tell us: What will you be making on Presidents’ Day?
A true fish fan, Washington would have likely reveled in Food Network Magazine’s Tilapia With Green Beans (pictured above), a protein-packed plate that is bursting with fresh flavor. This flaky whitefish is quickly sautéed in a decadent butter-lemon sauce and served with tender green beans and softened cherry tomatoes.