When a single bottle of wine does double-duty as cooking ingredient and dinner drink, it’s a definite winner. That’s been true for ages with Italy’s classic Fettuccine with Clams. Amalia Scatena, executive chef of Cannon Green in Charleston, South Carolina, knows that intimately. Born and raised in a close-knit Italian family in San Francisco, she went on to train professionally as a chef at the Advanced Culinary Arts Professional Program from the Culinary Institute of Florence. While living in Italy, she learned first-hand how closely entwined food and wine are at every meal. Wine was always served, but it was often used in cooking too.
Getting ready to clean the coffeemaker or scrub away at those unfortunate stains (tomato soup?) in your microwave? Before you reach under the sink for any household cleaning products, give DIY cleaners a try to polish stainless steel, clean grease stains and freshen the garbage disposal. They’re easy to whip up with a few natural ingredients and pantry items.
The most edible of the cleaning all-stars is also pretty versatile. Cut out a slice and use it straight on stainless steel appliances to remove grease and streaks.
In this all-new Chopped tournament, 16 stars from the web, sports, comedy and Hollywood have converged to prove their star power. In the fourth episode, actors Rick Fox, Alysia Reiner, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe and Alan Thicke brought a bit of Hollywood to the competition. They’ve had stellar performances on TV, but competing in the Chopped kitchen is a completely new role. After surviving three rounds of mystery baskets, one of these stars came out victorious. Find out who earned the right to return to compete in the finale on April 25.
We all like succulent desserts. But a new cake-decorating trend is taking that concept super-literally. Terrarium cakes, topped with succulent plants and flowers, are a thing on Instagram — eye candy in the extreme.
In addition to airing out our closets and pantries, spring cleaning also means hitting refresh on our dining habits. Put away your pasta and potatoes and update your menu this season with the best of Valerie Bertinelli’s spring recipes.
Add some vibrancy to your cooking this season with a brightly colored salad featuring seasonal sugar snap peas, sweet oranges, fresh herbs and a crispy bites of prosciutto.
Chances are you have dozens of multicolored hard-boiled eggs sitting around your kitchen. Now that Easter has passed, make the most of your pretty leftovers in recipes to (finally) welcome the warm spring weather. You’ll simplify your meal prep for the week and reduce your food waste footprint. A win-win! Here are some recipes to get you started.
Grilled Salmon Cobb Salad (above)
Now that the warmer weather seems like it’s really here to stay, heat up the grill for a new kind of cobb salad. You’ll grill all your veggie toppings in addition to the salmon before piling everything high on a bed of romaine.
With the title of Iron Chef on the line, the stakes for the seven Iron Chef Gauntlet challengers couldn’t be higher. Of course each of them craves the opportunity to run the gauntlet against a trio of revered Iron Chefs, but ultimately six will fall in their quest to do so. After each week’s new episode, check back here to find an exclusive exit interview with the chef most recently eliminated.
All seven chefs put forth a strong showing tonight when they made their debut in Alton Brown‘s hallowed arena, but with a premiere Chairman’s Challenge featuring “wild” Secret Ingredients, it was only a matter of time before the competition got the best of one competitor. If you haven’t watched the episode yet, don’t read on until you do. We’ll be breaking down the episode and chatting with the eliminated chef.