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Claire’s New Cookbook: 240 Pages of 5 Ingredient Fixes

by in View All Posts, October 27th, 2010
On the cover of Claire's new cookbook, she's shopping at one of her favorite spots: NYC's Union Square Greenmarket

Our own Claire Robinson has a new cookbook out this month, and it’s 240 pages of the fresh, simple fare you love from her Food Network show, 5 Ingredient Fix. Claire shot the cover photo at one of her favorite places on Earth: New York City’s Union Square Greenmarket, where you can often find her roaming around, getting inspired and selecting the ingredients for her recipes.

5 Ingredient Fix in print makes a great holiday gift for a novice cook, a busy mom or anyone who doesn’t want to lug home dozens of groceries just to make one meal.

Claire is all about simplifying food without sacrificing flavor. Think it’s impossible to bake with just five ingredients? Claire did too, she tells us, when she first started shooting 5 Ingredient Fix. But recipes like her Millionaire’s Shortbread (featured in the cookbook) will prove that it can be done—with delicious results.

What else will you find in the book? Party-worthy recipes and tons of ideas for weeknight dinners—think updated comfort food like Cheesy Penne and Buttermilk Pecan Chicken.

Buy Claire’s book and tune in for new episodes of 5 Ingredient Fix on Sundays at 10:30am/9:30c.

Getting My Fix

by in View All Posts, July 23rd, 2009

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Want to know what tempts the SC’s palate? Let her talk for 30 minutes with the lovely Claire Robinson, host of 5 Ingredient Fix, about the awesome recipes coming up on her new episodes, which start this Saturday. Two words: doggie bag!

SECRETARY CONFIDENTIAL: Claire, you’re back with a new season. How exciting! And this time we get even more food fun – thirteen episodes instead of just six. Was shooting them double the work, or was it easier the second time around?

CLAIRE ROBINSON: It was so much fun. This time I felt like I had flexibility to play with different kinds of menus because I had more shows. For example, on one episode I do a no-cook dinner where I don’t turn on the oven or stove for the entire show. I did an all Southern-inspired theme called “Southern Soiree in the City,” which is the first episode–I bring a little country to the Big Apple.

SC: Do you test your recipes on anyone?

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It’s not easy “keying” green.

by in View All Posts, View Video Only, July 1st, 2009

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Greenscreen isn’t just for summer’s big budget action movies. It’s also used to place your favorite Food Network stars in worlds beyond their kitchens and imaginations. For example, take Claire Robinson’s show promo for the first season of 5 Ingredient Fix. One of our producers, Olivia, developed this spot after talking with Claire about her culinary point of view, and then shot it on a greenscreen backdrop back in March to highlight the entire season.

Like kernels transforming into summer movie popcorn, here is the before and after:

BEFORE

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AFTER

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BREAKING NEWS: More of 5 Ingredient Fix!

by in View All Posts, April 30th, 2009

Hopefully everyone out there in TV land caught the debut of our favorite dog Newman on this weekend’s episode of 5 Ingredient Fix, and everyone understands why we’re so excited about our newest star.  Our newest star Claire Robinson, of course!  I’m happy to be the very first one to report that we’ve picked up the show for 13 more episodes of 5 Ingredient Fix! You heard it here first!

So now that it’s clear that everyone wants more Claire the big work begins – how does she go about developing her recipes?  Well, every Food Network chef has their own way of working, but no matter what, every recipe has to be tested multiple times to make sure it’s absolutely perfect.  Claire tests her recipes at least three times and usually more, which as you can imagine takes quite a bit of time.

Recipes should also get tested with different equipment – electric stoves and gas stoves, convection ovens and regular ovens, non-stick pans and regular pans – the list goes on and on.  You just can’t test a recipe enough.  It’s a good thing that all of Claire’s recipes require no more than five ingredients each, because that’s a lot of food!

So be sure to catch the current episodes airing on Saturday mornings at 9:30 AM, and check back here to find out when the next batch of episodes will come along.

The Rumors Are True…

by in View All Posts, April 21st, 2009

Yes, I am here to tell you that Food Network WILL, in fact, be premiering an entire series with Brian Boitano this August.

Yes, Brian Boitano the figure skater.

Yes, THIS Brian Boitano:

Image Credit: www.skateworld.co.uk

The series is tentatively titled, What Would Brian Boitano Make? You may be thinking to yourself, “that sounds vaguely familiar…” And, I’m here to confirm that YES, the inspiration came from the famous South Park song, “What Would Brian Bointano Do?” (There is no official confirmation yet, but I’m pretty sure there will be less cursing from the Food Network version.) Here’s the description from our programming department:

WHAT WOULD BRIAN BOITANO MAKE?
Everyone knows Brian Boitano won an Olympic gold medal in figure skating. What they don’t know: Brian is an accomplished cook who loves to entertain! In this new series, Brian takes viewers on a reality cooking adventure as he creates amazing food for a new event in each episode. Funny, knowledgeable and irresistible, Brian brings himself and so much more to What Would Brian Boitano Make?

And now that I have your full attention (and in some cases, full confusion), check out the rest of the 2009-2010 Food Network line-up that was announced just this afternoon:

CHEFS VS CITY (WT)
Premieres: July 2009
Acclaimed chefs Chris Cosentino and Aaron Sanchez are pitted against two local foodies in a winner-takes-all race through a different city each week, through the most fascinating, unusual food locations. Each team begins with a clue leading them to their first food challenge. Challenges could include everything from wine stomping to the eating the spiciest chili west of the Mississippi to diving for sea urchins! The five challenges take the chefs and foodies on an adrenaline-charged, food-lovers tour of each city, and once complete, it’s a sprint to the finish line to see if the locals can protect their home turf or if the Food Network chefs can conquer a new city.

EXTREME CUISINE WITH JEFF CORWIN
Premieres: September 2009
Renowned for his expertise in wildlife and conservation, Jeff Corwin sets his sights on exploring human culture through regional cuisine in his first Food Network endeavor: Extreme Cuisine with Jeff Corwin. With an open mind (and mouth), this thrilling primetime series follows the passionate foodie and anthropologist as he tears through countries like Thailand, Mexico, Greece, and Peru on radical culinary adventures. Learning from the natives, he samples the exotic foods and local customs that mold each community. Jeff enjoys countless surprises and unforgettable flavors during this fun-filled culinary quest – all in a day’s work!

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Bacon Inspiration

by in View All Posts, April 16th, 2009

You know a recipe is going to be a hit when the crew is inching towards the kitchen island, waiting for the director to yell “cut!”, prepared to lunge forth and get a bite as quickly as possible.  You also know it’s going to be a hit when the crew then goes home for the weekend and comes back to set on Monday saying that they all cooked it at home. This is the most talked about, most eaten, most craved, and probably most crew-cooked recipe of the whole run of our newest show 5 Ingredient Fix, featuring our newest star Claire Robinson.  Luckily for all of you, that very recipe will appear on this Saturday’s episode “Rise and Shine”, April 18 at 9:30 AM ET/PT. 

What is this mysterious recipe? 

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The Lady of the Aprons

by in View All Posts, April 2nd, 2009

Do you wear an apron when you cook?

For some reason I never do, but I’m going to start now that I’ve seen how fun and cute an apron can be.  Claire Robinson has shown me the way on her new show 5 Ingredient Fix, which premieres this Saturday, April 4 at 9:30 AM.  It may look like she’s wearing a cute skirt, but look again, they’re aprons.  Super adorable aprons!  The sassy aprons are designed by Claire herself and are made of a wide variety of vintage and modern materials.  The rack of aprons on set were often the topic of conversation, as many of us just couldn’t decide which one we loved best. 

They were all too cute, all different, and we all had apron envy.  So much so that Beth Burke, Director of Programming, showed up on set in her own vintage apron!  Trying to steal the show Beth?

Meet Claire

by in View All Posts, View Video Only, March 30th, 2009

Watch this first sneak peek of Food Network’s newest star, Claire Robinson5 Ingredient Fix premieres Saturday, April 4 at 9:30am/8:30c.

Special Guest Star

by in View All Posts, March 19th, 2009

He may not be your idea of a Food Network star, but I can bet that when he makes his debut alongside his human companion, Claire Robinson, on the new series 5 Ingredient Fix, he will be taking the food world by storm.  Ladies and gentleman, introducing…Newman the Wonder Dog!!!

This little French bulldog is the special guest for a French-inspired meal on Claire’s upcoming new series, which focuses on recipes that require only 5 ingredients or fewer.  Check back here on The FN Dish, March 30, for a sneak peek at Claire and the new show, then tune in starting Saturday, April 4 at 9:30am/8:30c for the premiere….If you listen closely you might even hear some doggie snoring in the background!

~ Fay, Programming