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Roger Mooking’s Other Gig

Roger Mooking slings the hash

Roger Mooking slings the hash

When he’s not in the kitchen jazzing up dishes with exotic ingredients and spices, Toronto chef and Everyday Exotic host Roger Mooking can be found jamming in the recording studio….

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Stirring Up: Vodka

Best new use for tarragon: Siberian Sling from Drink Up!

Best new use for tarragon: Siberian Sling from Drink Up!

First tequila, now vodka—we’re right there with Darryl Robinson mixing up divergent DIY happy hour cocktails and inspirational libations on Drink Up.  By the way, grabbing friends and following along at home makes it even better…

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Tasting: Blue Bottle Coffee

Blue Bottle's freshly roasted organic coffee beans have many devoted fans, including Aida Mollenkamp

Blue Bottle's freshly roasted organic coffee beans have many devoted fans, including Aida Mollenkamp

On a recent visit to San Francisco, I had to check out some FoodCrafters recommendations for myself. Several tempting spots featured on the show are located there—after all, it’s the home turf of host Aida Mollenkamp. In the premiere episode, Aida shares her “obsession” with Blue Bottle Coffee and walks us through the company’s unique artisanal microroasting process. I was eager to get my hands on a cup of this stuff…

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Cooking the Channel: Chicken Burgers

Chicken Burger with Lemongrass and Lime from Bill's Holiday

Chicken Burger with Lemongrass and Lime from Bill's Holiday

We’re blazing our way through Cooking Channel recipes, one show at a time. Hope you’re cooking along! Leave links to your blogs and post pictures to Facebook.

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Sifted: Father’s Day Watch 2010

Seafood Risotto -- Wrightfood

Saffron Seafood Risotto -- Wrightfood

Linkage we’re liking:

What do you have in the works for your dad?

Need a menu? David Rocco’s Bistecca Fiorentina Steak Dinner

Sweet Tweets For Unique Eats

Two words:  Shake.  Shack.

Two words: Shake. Shack.

We’ve caught some nice tweets fluttering around the Twittersphere about Unique Eats so we wanted to share a few.  Thanks, Food People.  Glad we could make you hungry…

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FoodCrafters: Sweet!

Sweet Revolution Caramels -- FoodCrafters

Sweet Revolution Caramels -- FoodCrafters

Just got a look at the latest episode of FoodCrafters and it’s looking pretty sweet.  Taste hunter and host, Aida Mollenkamp definitely has an eye for outstanding-looking treats in this episode…

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It’s Friday! Hand Me a Drink.

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Darryl Robinson's Jalapeno Margarita

The weekend is here and a great way to begin unwinding is with a flavorful and refreshing cocktail. Darryl Robinson from Drink Up shared a secret for easily adding some punch to a margarita–with jalapeno-flavored tequila.

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Craving: Old Forge Pizza

Half meatball, half cheese tray in Old Forge

Half meatball, half cheese tray in Old Forge

We’ve all heard of New York style, Chicago deep dish, authentic Neapolitan. But the small town of Old Forge, Pennsylvania has a pizza style all its own. My mom grew up near Old Forge (in Scranton, now famous thanks to The Office) and last weekend while visiting family, we had to get our pizza fix.

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Food Bloggers Cooking: David Rocco

David Rocco takes a break as food bloggers have at it

David Rocco takes a break as food bloggers have at it

No Roman holiday in the cards for your summer? How about a quick weekend staycation with three tribute recipes that are about as irresistible as Mr. Rocco himself…

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