by Julie Hines in Recipes, July 9th, 2017
by Layla Khoury-Hanold in Restaurants, July 9th, 2017
Summertime means chowing down on hamburgers and pasta salad at cookouts and big bowls of ice cream to beat the heat. It’s all fantastic and delicious until you wake up Monday morning and realize you are actually craving lighter fare that won’t leave you feeling heavy and bloated. Enjoy these five easy-to-make weeknight dinners that won’t wreck your beach bod and, best of all, take less than an hour to get on the table.
P.S. If you’ve already got the grill going, you may as well make your sides on there as well — try grilled veggies, corn on the cob or sweet potato fries to round out your healthy meals.
Grilled Honey Glazed Chicken with Green Pea and Mint Sauce (pictured above)
No marinade necessary for this delicious chicken, just brush a balsamic-honey mixture over the chicken breasts as you grill. Make it look like you know what you’re doing with a frozen pea-based sauce for serving on the side. Read more
by Amy Reiter in News, July 7th, 2017
Chefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast.
Chefs may leave their kitchens behind when they leave for summer vacation, but food is still top of mind — especially when it comes to snacking in transit. Whether they’re on a long-haul flight or road-tripping cross-country, these pros make sure to keep fueled with their favorite travel foods. Read on to find out what snacks warrant a spot in the suitcase. Read more
by Joel Raneri in Shows, July 7th, 2017
Oh la vache! The French are facing a serious butter shortage, which may prompt them to feel the pinch at patisseries and boulangeries across the country.
by T.K. Brady in Recipes, View All Posts, July 7th, 2017
On Saturday morning, the co-hosts on The Kitchen are whipping up some summer grilling recipes and sharing creative ways to stay cool in the heat. Then, Tiffani Thiessen is cooking for some of her friends and co-stars and Tia Mowry is cooking with YouTube star Lily Singh, making spicy dishes inspired by Los Angeles. On Sunday morning, Ina Garten is making pro-level chocolate desserts and later, Ayesha Curry is starting new food traditions with her family.
On Sunday evening, a family of chefs enters Flavortown to battle it out and see who has the best cooking chops, and on Food Network Star, the remaining finalists host a summer social gathering in a crowded park.
by Amy Reiter in News, July 6th, 2017
Beach days are full of sandy toes, fun in the sun and, well, soggy sandwiches. It’s time your snacks matched your good time. That means pressed sandwiches that get better with time, fresh slaws and simple desserts packed in a cooler ready to stay out until the sun goes down. Here are some ideas to eat well at the beach all day. Read more
by Maria Russo in Books, Contests, Food Network Chef, July 6th, 2017
It probably won’t come as any kind of surprise to you that Gwyneth Paltrow’s pantry is, almost assuredly, more organized than yours. But just how much more organized it is may stun you a bit. Really, you might want to sit down before you take in this photo of the actress-turned-lifestyle guru’s kitchen closet recently posted on Instagram.
The fresh white larder in East Hamptons, New York, home is all carefully aligned beverage bottles (sparkling waters, mostly), prettily labeled mason jars, and lined woven baskets of various sizes, with handwritten tags letting a hungry prowler know without having to paw through the contents what they will find inside: “mixes,” “rice,” “grains,” “legumes + seeds” — and three large baskets of “pasta.” (So much pasta, Gwyneth!) Read more
by Eric Kim in Recipes, View All Posts, July 6th, 2017
As a judge on Cutthroat Kitchen, Jet Tila offers his spot-on critiques of chefs’ sabotaged dishes, but he doesn’t just dish out feedback — when it’s his turn in the kitchen, he also dishes up plenty of food of his own. This Los Angeles-based chef and restaurateur is known for his Asian-inspired cooking and his culinary expertise, which he’s offering up to fans near and far in his just-released cookbook, 101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die: Discover a New World of Flavors in Authentic Recipes.
We caught up with Jet about this new book when he visited Food Network Kitchen for a Facebook Live demo of what he calls My Famous Drunken Noodles (click here to watch the demo and get the recipe), and he told us, “I believe that everyone in America can cook authentic Asian food.” Indeed this easy-to-follow cookbook breaks down the ins and outs of Asian cooking, and it’s chock-full of dishes you likely know and love but probably haven’t ventured to make at home, like tom yum soup, pad thai and drunken noodles. But with Jet’s go-to guide, your days of takeout are over. We’re giving five lucky, randomly selected readers the chance to win one signed copy each of 101 Asian Dishes You Need to Eat Before You Die. Read on below to hear from Jet, then find out how to enter to win the giveaway.
by Foodlets in In Season, Recipes, July 5th, 2017
Epicurus said that “feeding without a friend is the life of a lion or a wolf.”
We used to live in a cultural time and space when being alone — and certainly, eating alone — was frowned upon, seen as a form of crippled weakness. Who among us did not come of age in a high school cafeteria where sitting by oneself was the ultimate definition of social suicide?
by Allison Milam in Holidays, July 4th, 2017
8 Freshest Ways to Enjoy Summer Herbs
Move over, ketchup. Stay right there, Parmesan cheese. When it comes to adding bold flavor to summery recipes, nothing fits the bill quite like freshly cut herbs. Here are eight ways to pack any dish with basil, cilantro, parsley and more green picks.
Fish Skewers with Basil Chimichurri (pictured above)
Fresh basil and parsley are behind the technicolor look of this surprisingly kid-friendly dish.
When we’re scrolling down our social feeds, there are a few things that have been know to stop us dead in our tracks. In honor of July 4th, we’re lining up our favorite star-spangled red, white and blue foods. Let’s just say these videos will set off fireworks today.
Red, White and Blue Cheesecake (pictured above)
It’s easier to achieve the marbled look of this patriotic cheesecake than you might think. It just takes red, white and blue cheesecake batters and a wooden skewer for swirling.