In her recent interview with People magazine, Rachael Ray confessed that she makes a dog-friendly version of almost every meal she makes for dinner for her dog Isaboo. In addition to home-cooked meals, Isaboo claims the center spot of the bed between Rachael and her husband, “We haven’t slept well in six years,” says Rachael.
Paula Deen is hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross on June 24 at her restaurant, The Lady and Son’s. Blood donors will receive a limited edition apron autographed by Paula, a buffet meal at The Lady & Sons along with their signature Gooey Butter Cakes. To schedule an appointment, visit Redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Videos featuring Michael Chiarello, Robert Irvine and Paula after the jump »
The Monterey Bay Aquarium will host a Cooking for Solutions celebration May 20-22, featuring great chefs, gourmet cuisine and fine wines. On Saturday May 21, the event will feature presentations from Alton Brown and Robert Irvine, highlighting the use of sustainable seafood while saving the oceans and helping home cooks discover new and delicious ways to serve seafood dishes. Visit Montereybayaquarium.org for details and ticket prices.
On May 22, Montage Laguna Beach will host Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation event. Share Our Strength is a charity that hopes to eliminate childhood hunger in our country and 100% of ticket sales go to the cause. Scott Conant of 24 Hour Restaurant Battle is one of the participating chefs this year and a VIP ticket offers a chance to meet him, along with other chefs while enjoying food, wine and specialty cocktails. Visit Taste.strength.org for information on this and other events across the country.
Paula Deen launches a line of home accessories »
Food Network has something to celebrate — actually, it has 11 things to celebrate. The 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations have been announced and include several Food Network shows and hosts:
- Giada at Home is also nominated for three: Directing, Camera Editing and Technical Direction.
The awards will be broadcast on CBS from Las Vegas on June 19.
The Food Network Fans are constantly looking for info and sharing links on where we can find favorite stars, discuss favorite shows, visit a book signing, or see an appearance in other venues. We invite you to stop by and visit at FoodNetworkFans.com
Choose your favorite meat or use a combination of shrimp, chicken or steak as you cook up this sizzling dish paired with tortillas and toppings like salsa, guacamole and sour cream.
Get the recipe: Gold Medal Sizzling Fajitas
Browse Food Network’s Cinco de Mayo feast for more Mexican-inspired recipes.
Giada De Laurentiis, Paula Deen and The Neelys are scheduled to appear at the 2011 Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show in Atlanta, taking place April 30-May 1. In addition to presentations, there will be book signings featuring all 3 headliners. Plenty of other offerings will be available throughout the 2-day event with over 200 exhibitors, cooking classes, cooking demonstrations and food samples. Visit Metrocooking.com for calendar and ticket information.
Alton Brown will give the 2011 commencement address for the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont. Alton, the host of Good Eats, is a 1997 Graduate of NECI. The Burlington Free Press reports the graduation ceremony is planned for June 4th in Montpelier.
Find out what Claire Robinson and Ted Allen are up to »
- Paula and fans gather for a photo, and some Food Network Magazine treats.
Paula’s been busy y’all! She was in New York City all day yesterday, first co-hosting the Today Show, then making a stop at Food Network Magazine’s treats truck. Did you catch her on Today or spot her in the city? Get a recap of her appearance on the show and see what else Paula’s been up to. Read more »
- Paula's Pumpkin Roll Cake
Let’s face it: Turkey is great (especially if you make Alton Brown’s famous Good Eats Roast Turkey), but desserts are the real star of Thanksgiving. To help you fill out your dessert table, we’re featuring favorite Thanksgiving Desserts every day this week. Today, a dessert that’s a universal crowd-pleaser: Paula’s Pumpkin Roll Cake.
Paula tucks toffee-studded cream cheese filling inside a classic pumpkin cake, then tops with powdered sugar and caramel sauce. For bakery-worthy results, roll the cake in a powdered sugar-coated towel while you make the filling to avoid cracks. (Watch Paula’s cake-rolling technique .)
TELL US: What desserts will be on your Thanksgiving table?
For hundreds more ideas, recipes and menus for your feast, check out FoodNetwork.com/Thanksgiving
- Give Paula's pie an extra dose of Southern comfort by subbing in bourbon for the vanilla extract.
We’re kicking off a week of Thanksgiving desserts here on FoodNetwork.com and figured we’d start wtih a good old Southern classic, y’all. Paula’s Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie is a mouthwatering addition to the Thanksgiving dessert spread, no matter where you live. Make (or buy) your pie crust now and freeze it — Paula’s filling and picture-perfect meringue topping come together easily and quickly when you’re getting ready for your feast.
For hundreds more ideas, recipes and menus for your feast, check out FoodNetwork.com/Thanksgiving.
- Paula welcomes fans at the Plaza
Hey y’all, Paula was at the festival too! Ms. Deen brought some Southern hospitality to NYC with a Sunday Gospel Brunch at the iconic Plaza Hotel. Naturally, Paula made sure that the spread at this classy affair was still totally over-the-top.
- Paula's mac-and-cheese
Guests were treated to a buffet stocked with dozens of sweet and savory dishes, but the crowd favorite seemed to be Paula’s classic mac-and-cheese. We’re not sure which recipe she used, as she has several, but you can’t really go wrong with any of them: Try Paula’s Creamy Macaroni and Cheese or The Lady’s Cheesy Mac.
Read more »
- Paula Deen's Perfect Peach Cobbler
We’re teaming up with other food and garden bloggers to host Summer Fest 2010, a season-long garden party. Each week we’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. To join in, check out awaytogarden.com.
With just five ingredients (granted, one is a whole stick of butter!), Georgia-native Paula Deen makes a perfect Peach Cobbler, one of the top recipes on FoodNetwork.com.
Read more »