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Chefs’ Picks: Summer Travel Eats

by in Restaurants, July 9th, 2017

Trail Mix
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

Butter Shortage in France Could Drive Up the Price of Croissants

by in News, July 7th, 2017

Butter Shortage in France Could Drive Up the Price of CroissantsOh 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.

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What to Watch: A Family Showdown on Triple G and Guest Judge Tiffani Thiessen on Food Network Star

by in Shows, July 7th, 2017

Food Network Star
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.

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5 Packable Dishes that Survive a Day at the Beach

by in Recipes, View All Posts, July 7th, 2017

Camping MuffulettaBeach 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

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Incredibly Organized Pantry Puts Yours to Shame

by in News, July 6th, 2017

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Incredibly Organized Pantry Puts Yours to ShameIt 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

Enter to Win a Signed Copy of Jet Tila’s New Cookbook, 101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die

by in Books, Contests, Food Network Chef, July 6th, 2017

Jet TilaAs 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.

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Table for One: Why More and More Americans Are Eating Alone

by in Recipes, View All Posts, July 6th, 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?

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8 Freshest Ways to Enjoy Summer Herbs

by in In Season, Recipes, July 5th, 2017

Fish Skewers with Basil Chimichurri8 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.

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Our 5 Favorite Videos of the Week: Red, White and Blue Everything

by in Holidays, July 4th, 2017

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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.

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Chefs’ Picks: Summer Party Sides

by in Restaurants, July 2nd, 2017

Watermelon Salad
Chefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast.

Summer is the season for outdoor feasts of all kinds: barbecues, picnics, potlucks and more. You’ve probably got the main event covered, but what to serve on the side? Instead of ho-hum potato salad or limp coleslaw, take a cue from these chefs’ favorites. Warning: They just might steal the show. Read more