Judy Greer has worn many hats in her career — including helpful best friend Penny on The Wedding Planner, wacky assistant Kitty on Arrested Development and maniacal secretary Cheryl on Archer — but our favorite yet is when she plays chef for the night. On Cooking Channel’s new show Star Plates, Judy learns how to make her favorite ravioli with Chef Antonia Lofaso — whom you may know from Top Chef and Cutthroat Kitchen — at Black Market Liquor Bar in Los Angeles.
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They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and Ching-He Huang is on the hunt to find out exactly how big and bold the barbecue is in Fort Worth on her new show Eat the Nation. The Easy Chinese and Restaurant Redemption host’s first adventure includes smoking her first brisket at Billy’s Oak Acres BBQ, checking out strapping cowboys at ranches and rodeos, and enjoying copious amounts of cowboy cuisine.
Watch Ching-He gallop on up to Texas cuisine on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 10:30pm ET.
They say that you make your own family with close friends, and that’s never more apparent than during the holidays. Whether you can’t get home for Mom’s down-home cooking this year or you’re just greedy for more turkey, celebrating Friendsgiving with a lively potluck should be your new favorite tradition.
If you’re taking hosting duty, the most-important part of the celebrations is obviously the turkey, but don’t forget the other essential details — like keeping the wine aflowin’. Check out some of our best tips, like how to master make-ahead shortcuts and how to keep the crowd’s hunger at bay as the bird cooks, then get more Friendsgiving recipes and ideas here.
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If there’s any movie series that deserves a food-pairing party, it’s The Hunger Games. Aside from the name and the culinary innovations that the tributes had to come up with in the arena, there are a handful of important food moments throughout the trilogy.
With the final installment of the series, Mockingjay — Part 2, hitting theaters on Nov. 20, we came up with the perfect all-day, binge-watching movie marathon menu, ranging from (non-poisonous) blueberry muffins for the morning to baguettes that baker boy Peeta would love to a bowl of hearty Capitol-worthy lamb stew.
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After teaching us the basics on Kelsey’s Essentials, Kelsey Nixon is bringing us back to her roots on Kelsey’s Homemade. Instead of just focusing on tips and tricks to make cooking easier, she’s sharing old family secrets and making her own traditions. On the series premiere, she planned a last-minute brunch for three couples and three kids, taking us on a quick 20-minute shopping trip in Essex Market with her toddler in tow and whipping up a full sweet and savory spread.
If you missed the new show, don’t worry — you can watch her make Chorizo Frittata, Charred Citrus Salad and Oatmeal Berry Cobbler by watching the full episode below. There’s even a secret recipe from Kelsey’s mom for tart lemon whipped cream:
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Connie Britton knows her way around a Southern accent, and her time on the sets of Friday Night Lights (in Austin) and Nashville (in, well, Nashville) have taught her about great local cuisine, too.
When we caught up with the actress at the Empire State Building lighting in honor of the 2015 Global Citizen Festival in New York, she took us on a food tour of two of her favorite cities, and shared the memories she has of “hazy” afternoons drinking margaritas in Texas and lounging on the back patios of Tennessee haunts.
If that’s not enough for y’all, we also chatted with some of her other Friday Night Lights costars – check out their favorite Austin eats here. Clear eyes, full hearts (and stomachs), can’t lose.
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If you can’t take the heat, stay out of Tia Mowry’s kitchen. In the Tia Mowry at Home Season 2 premiere, she and her husband, Cory, battled it out in a fun cook-off. Each of them made a shrimp-centric entree and a totally bananas dessert — yes they included bananas — in a friendly competition to settle once and for all who is the master of their kitchen. The stakes were high, with the loser doing dishes for a whole week, and you may be surprised by who reigned supreme.
Watch the full episode below to see their dishes and who came out on top, then get all of Tia’s best recipes.
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While it’s chilly in most places across the country in February, things will heat up in Florida for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Some of your favorite Cooking Channel hosts are heading down to cook by the ocean, and tickets are now on sale for the Feb. 24 through 28 fest.
Here’s the dish on some of the chefs who’ll be at SOBE in 2016: Extra Virgin’s Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos will host a fun Italian dinner, Unique Sweets’ Hedy Goldsmith will pair food and wine at a Wine Spectator tasting, and Emeril Lagasse will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of Emeril’s Restaurant with a special dinner. And for you night owls, Taco Trip’s Aarón Sánchez will serve late-night eats at Tacos After Dark.
What are you waiting for? Book your flights, get South Beach Wine & Food Festival tickets and start counting down the days until Feb. 24.
The countdown to Thanksgiving is already ticking down, and with less than a month to go, it’s time to start preparing for the feast. Even though you may have your menu all set with classic family recipes, seeing some of Cooking Channel’s stars’ dinners may inspire you to try something new this turkey day.
This year, we have two specials premiering — one with Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott, and one with Rev Run and his family — showing two very different over-the-top suppers. Throughout November, you can also find out the secrets behind canned cranberry sauce on Unwrapped and revisit Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos’ Extra Virgin Thanksgiving.
Check out all of our holiday programming below, and prep with our best Thanksgiving recipes while you’re at it.
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The fall is a wonderful season for many activities, including apple picking (and baking with the fruits of your labor), pumpkin carving and jumping into piles of leaves, but none of them compare to Halloween. The spooky holiday is filled with endless candy, silly costumes and — best of all — Halloween movies.
The whole year leading up to October is basically a countdown to watching Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare Before Christmas and slasher flicks like Halloween. To celebrate, grab some friends, queue up your favorite films and pair them with witches’ brews and eye-popping recipes that are ghouled enough for any Monster Mash.
Hocus Pocus: Witches’ Brew
Don’t let your party run amuck, amuck, amuck! Instead, embrace your inner Sanderson sister with a bewitching punch or one of our other Hocus Pocus party ideas.
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