These Aren’t Your Everyday Hot Dogs

by in Recipes, Shows, May 21st, 2016

Sonoran-Style Hot DogsKetchup fans, we feel you. There’s indeed a time and a place for that classic condiments. But this isn’t it — at least not right now. On this morning’s brand-new episode of The Kitchen, the cast shared a duo of hot-dog makeovers just in time for summer, which is (hopefully) on its way. While Jeff Mauro opted for a tried-and-true hot-dog base and dressed-up toppings, Geoffrey Zakarian went so far as to swap out the traditional dog in favor of a hearty Polish kielbasa. Read on below to see how they do it.

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Chefs’ Picks: Spicy Condiments

by in Restaurants, May 21st, 2016

Hot Sauce

Chefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast.

In the ever-evolving space of restaurant kitchens, chefs are pushing the spice boundaries by finding creative ways to bring on the heat. It’s no longer just about a simple hot sauce or shake of the crushed red to enhance flavor and add excitement to a dish. These chefs across the country share their favorite spicy condiments, such as Korean gochujang, French Espelette and other tongue-tingling ingredients. Read more

Take Food Network Magazine’s Bagel Survey

by in Food Network Magazine, Polls, May 20th, 2016

Bagel with Cream CheeseBagels can be a meal, a snack or an Instagram post (rainbow bagel, anyone?). And the editors at Food Network Magazine want to know how you like yours. Take this poll, then find the results in an upcoming issue. Read more

Olympic Dining by the Numbers

by in News, May 20th, 2016

Olympic Dining by the NumbersNumbers play a key role in the Olympics — codifying the scores, the rankings and so much more. Facts and figures are also interesting to parse when it comes to Olympic food.

Here are a few numerals to know about what, how and where athletes around the world will eat in the Olympic village at the Rio de Janeiro Games this summer:

2: number of (American) football fields the Olympic athletes village dining room will equal in size

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Caption It: First Impressions Are Everything

by , May 20th, 2016

Food Network StarWhile the Food Network Star competition is 11 weeks long, finalists have but one single opportunity to make a positive first impression on Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis. Recently both mentors told us the importance of these initial meetings, as ...

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What to Watch: Prepped and Portioned Meals from The Pioneer Woman and the Premiere of Food Network Star

by in Shows, May 20th, 2016

Star castThis weekend is all about getting ready for summertime fun with easy meal-prep ideas from The Pioneer Woman, potluck recipes from Nancy Fuller and picnic ideas from the co-hosts of The Kitchen. First up on Saturday morning is Ree Drummond’s get-ahead meal kits, including a spicy veggie stir-fry and stuffed bell peppers. After that, Nancy is hosting a potluck party with her friends and cooking some catering classics like peppery Parmesan orzo and cinnamon-and-sugar hand pies. Next, The Kitchen co-hosts are making amped-up cookout favorites like spicy kielbasa dogs and revealing the best tips for setting up a picnic.

On Sunday morning, Jeff Mauro and Marcela Valladolid are tackling the great cake vs. pie debate and providing recipes for the perfect pie crust and foolproof frosting. And on Sunday night, the final five Comeback Kitchen chefs will battle for a spot on Food Network Star. After that, the chef who won redemption will be revealed on the season premiere of Food Network Star. To end the night, Alton Brown’s got a special grilling episode of Cutthroat Kitchen with all-new sabotages.

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This Tequila Bar Uses an Uber-Like Pricing Model

by in News, Restaurants, May 19th, 2016

This Tequila Bar Uses an Uber-Like Pricing ModelWe’re accustomed to prices for everything from airplane tickets to car rides (hello, Uber!) being moving targets — subject to something called “surge” or “dynamic” pricing, in which the amount you pay for goods or services fluctuates depending on real-time supply and demand. If a lot of people want flights or rides when you do, you’ll pay more; on an off day, when demand is low, you’ll pay less.

But barring happy-hour specials, most of us are used to the price of a drink at our neighborhood watering hole being pretty stable — not something that changes from one minute to the next, depending on what and how much you and the guy at the other and of the bar are tippling.

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Watch Finalists’ Casting Videos: The Competitors in Their Own Words

by , May 19th, 2016

Watch Finalists' Casting Videos: The Competitors in Their Own WordsWhat started as a pool of countless applicants is now just a crop of 12: those lucky dozen hopefuls who are set to compete on Food Network Star, Season 12. But before the finalists became just that — the competitors who are officially part of the c...

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Picnic-Ready Pasta Salads with Hundreds of Sky-High Reviews

by in Recipes, May 19th, 2016

Tomato Feta Pasta SaladPasta salad is a matter of immense importance in the summer months, especially for picnicking purposes. And if you’re going to toss one together and have it stand up to mouthwatering grilled mains and more, it better be good. Get our top never-fail, 5-star pasta salad picks that our fans rely on all summer long.

Tomato Feta Pasta Salad
In between mouthfuls of fusilli, you’ll spear bites of salty feta, Kalamata olives and juicy ripe tomatoes. Oh, and you’ll find no mayo here; the spiraled noodles will soak up a vinegar-spiked, sun-dried tomato-packed dressing in its place.

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Last-Minute Wisdom: 15 Chefs Share Insider Advice with the Finalists

by , May 19th, 2016

Last-Minute Wisdom: 15 Chefs Share Insider Advice with the FinalistsWe're just days away from Sunday's Food Network Star, Season 12 premiere (at 9|8c), and while it's likely too late for the finalists to make drastic improvements to their culinary chops and suddenly master the art of talking on camera, it wouldn't h...

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