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10 Ways to Eat Tomatoes Without Cooking Them

by in In Season, Recipes, July 25th, 2017

Corn, Tomato and Avocado SaladWhen 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.

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Science Says Coffee May Help You Live Longer

by in News, View All Posts, July 24th, 2017

Science Says Coffee May Help You Live LongerLove 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.”

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5 Ways to Make Fresh Corn the Star of Your Menu

by in In Season, Recipes, July 24th, 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: Peak corn season is happening right now! 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 the big corn paradox that’s afflicting most 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.

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Chefs’ Picks: Miami Tacos

by in Restaurants, July 23rd, 2017

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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

7 Grilled Meals You Can Prep Ahead of Time

by in Recipes, July 21st, 2017

Slow-Grilled Chipotle ChickenThe 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.
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Our 5 Favorite Videos of the Week: Frozen Treats Galore

by in Recipes, July 21st, 2017


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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!
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What to Watch: Down Home Cooking on The Kitchen and Special Guest Alex Guarnaschelli on Food Network Star

by in Shows, July 21st, 2017

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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.

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A London Restaurant Is Now Thoughtfully Providing ‘Foodie Instagram Packs’ for Diners

by in News, July 19th, 2017

A London Restaurant Is Now Thoughtfully Providing 'Foodie Instagram Packs' for DinersPicture 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?

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Take 5: Cool Down with No-Cook Dinners

by in Recipes, July 18th, 2017


Once you start seeing heat waves outside (and maybe even inside), it’s harder to even think about standing by a hot stove or oven. On those days, try these no-cook summer recipes for easy, satisfying meals you can make in under an hour.

Chicken Summer Rolls

What’s summer without summer rolls? These Vietnamese-style rolls are packed with crunchy veggies, refreshing herbs, rice and even some shredded rotisserie chicken for protein. To “cook” the rice paper, dip the sheets in warm water until they soften slightly, enough to form a shell for the rolls.

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Guy Fieri and His Family Are Crisscrossing the Country on an Epic Family Road Trip

by in Food Network Chef, Shows, July 17th, 2017

Guy FieriFor years Guy Fieri has explored America, seeking out the best spots on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Now, he is sharing that experience with his family as they hit the road for the classic American tradition — a family road trip from sea to shining sea! On Friday, August 18 at 9|8c, Guy, his wife, Lori, and his sons, Hunter and Ryder, load up their RV to hit the road on a vacation they will never forget. From rafting in the Grand Canyon and rolling down Route 66 to creole cooking in New Orleans and pit stops stuffed with campfire feasts, this road trip is full of great food, iconic locations and big adventure.

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