by Maria Russo in Shows, July 25th, 2017
by Foodlets in In Season, Recipes, July 25th, 2017
Fresh off this spring’s game-changing Iron Chef Gauntlet competition, Alton Brown, the Chairman, and Iron Chefs you know and love are heading back to Kitchen Stadium for an all-new culinary contest: Iron Chef Showdown.
Inspired by the fan-favorite series Iron Chef America, Iron Chef Showdown will bring together the likes of A-list Iron Chefs Bobby Flay, Jose Garces, Michael Symon, Alex Guarnaschelli and Stephanie Izard, who earned the coveted title just this year following her victory on Iron Chef Gauntlet. Look out for brand-new Secret Ingredients, all-star-chef matchups and elite culinary competition of the highest order. Alton will be on hand to host Iron Chef Showdown, while Mark Dacascos will reprise his role as Chairman. Plus, Jaymee Sire will enter the kitchen as a floor reporter, bringing you all the insider details of the what’s and how’s of each battle.
Whose cuisine will reign supreme? You’ll have to wait until later this year to find out. Stay tuned to Food Network for all the details on what’s ahead and when.
by Amy Reiter in News, July 24th, 2017
When the temperature reaches a certain number in the summer, I tend to give up. It’s hot, it’s sticky and everyone is sweaty. This isn’t the time to sit down to an eight-layer lasgagna. Coincidentally, it often happens at the same time as peak tomato season. That’s when I turn to gorgeous, fresh ideas like these to fill up my family of six without breaking a sweat.
Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad (pictured above)
Fresh corn kernels mingle with creamy mozzarella, thick wedges of avocado and a tangy lemon-lime dressing in this bright salad.
by Emily Lee in In Season, Recipes, July 24th, 2017
Love coffee? Guess what – it loves you back. Two new studies indicate that coffee may increase your longevity – lowering your risk of dying from a variety of factors.
Drink that in.
One study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, looked at the association between coffee consumption and mortality in 10 European countries. The researchers, led by Marc Gunter, reader in cancer epidemiology and prevention at the Imperial College School of Public Health in London, evaluated the hazard ratios and biomarkers of 521,330 participants enrolled in EPIC (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition), making it, CNN notes, “the largest study to date on coffee and mortality.”
by Maria Russo, July 23rd, 2017
Maybe you’ve already noticed this on a recent trip to the farmers’ market — but corn has been looking particularly gorgeous lately. There’s a reason for this, of course: We’re in the midst of peak corn season! Not sure what to do with the fresh cobs other than shuck, boil and butter ‘em up? Don’t worry. We have ideas.
But first, we need to address a big corn paradox afflicting many households: Despite America’s obvious love for this sunny yellow grain (when we’re not mopping up barbecue with cornbread or corn muffins, we’re savoring sweet corn pudding… and maybe even the obligatory, annual state fair corn dog), it’s rare to see corn celebrated in its natural state. So, put down the canned creamed corn and the boxed muffin mix, and get ready rediscover just how sweet this summer crop can be.
Without further ado, here are five of our best summer dishes that call for fresh-off-the-cob kernels.
Corn Chowder (pictured above)
If you’re searching for a budget-friendly alternative to extravagant seafood chowders, look no further than this creamiest-ever corn soup. To cut through the richness of all that cream, Tyler Florence recommends cutting the kernels directly into your stock pot, adding a quick injection of texture and gorgeous yellow color.
by Sara Ventiera in Restaurants, July 23rd, 2017
The nature of the Food Network Star beast is such that no matter how much mentors Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis have to teach the finalists, their time is limited, which means they're forced to make quick decisions about who has the greate...
by Julie Hines in Recipes, July 21st, 2017
Chefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast.
Miami is in the midst of a taco renaissance. Hip spots are shaking up Magic City’s Mexican-food scene with bold fillings and housemade tortillas. For those looking to figure out where to start, a few Miami chefs share their ideal taco stops. Read more
by Allison Milam in Recipes, July 21st, 2017
The best part about hosting a cookout is socializing with friends and family around the grill. You don’t want to be stuck inside cooking different parts of the meal when guests arrive, which is where prepping ahead comes into play. Choose meals that you can prepare in advance, so the only thing that needs to happen when you want to eat, is check on whatever is grilling. A little bit of prep work takes the stress out of summer dinner parties and makes these grilled meals a cinch to cook.
Slow-Grilled Chipotle Chicken Tacos (pictured above)
Make-your-own meals are the key to success for a stress-free party. This chicken gets a half-hour marinade and then cooks low and slow, so get started on the prep work about 2 hours before anyone is going to show up. When you’re ready to eat, heat up tortillas and scallions on the grill and carve the bird.
by Joel Raneri in Shows, July 21st, 2017
No amount of high-powered AC can cure us from our warm-weather woes this week. You have to step outside at some point, right? That said, we’re cooling down any way we can — and so are our social feeds — with icy frozen treats that are as creative as they are cooling.
Layered Watermelon Ice Pops (pictured above)
A juicy slice of watermelon is bound to cool you down after one bite, but these layered frozen beauties take it one step further. The rind is made from sweet, pureed avocado, and the seeds are mini chocolate chips!
by Amy Reiter in News, July 19th, 2017
On Saturday morning, The Kitchen goes country as the co-hosts make some of their favorite down home dishes like Low Country Boil and a Southern Peach Julep. Plus, The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, stops by and makes her Blueberry Cobbler. Then, Tiffani Thiessen is making breakfast for dinner, and on Friday evening, Damaris Phillips and Rutledge Wood are taking a southern road trip to some of Georgia’s best dishes.
On Sunday morning, Tia Mowry is joined in the kitchen by Kelly Rowland as they make a meal to enjoy during their girls’ night in. On Sunday evening, Flavortown Market is taken over by food bloggers on Guy’s Grocery Games, and the remaining finalists must make a 15-minute weeknight meal while streaming to a live audience.
Picture this: You’re at a hip restaurant and order something designed to appeal to the social media set, something that straddles the line between comfortable and exotic that’s begging to be snapped and shared with all your Instagram followers.
But when your down-home “cheeseburger dumplings” or comely pink cocktail with a “crown” of rainbow sprinkles rimming the glass or clever chicken and waffles featuring “free-range crispy fried chicken, 6 hour brined and sous-vide for extra tenderness & flavor” arrives at your table, you pull out your phone only to realize — horrors! — the lighting is all off, your phone battery is run down and getting the right angle is going to prove particularly challenging.
What to do?