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Archive for July, 2010

Pix Potluck: Huevos Rancheros

Jean Pope shared her version of huevos rancheros on Cooking Channel’s Facebook wall. It has everything you’d expect from the classic Mexican breakfast dish—a corn tortilla, refried beans, a fried egg on top—but she pushes the flavor envelope with a couple surprise ingredients.

Cooking Channel Ice Cream Truck Heads for Atlantic City

Have you been following the Ice Cream Truck‘s tasty trail this summer? — New York City, Brooklyn, Boston, Annapolis, Atlanta, Nashville, Cincinnati, Philadelphia. Each stop has been a chance to meet all of you: the excited, passionate food people who are hungry for more. (Especially for more free ice cream.) Next stop: Atlantic City!

Sifted: Ruby Red Margaritas, Kid Connoisseurs, Flower Pot Grills

Linkage we’re liking: * Refreshing Ruby Red Meets Margarita — Plus 10 More Cool Cocktails — [Food2] * Kid Connoisseurs — When did Rooibos tea and dim sum replace PB&J? – [Daily Mail, UK] * Move over, Food Jammers! The Flower Pot Smoker & Grill Hack – [Z12 Projects] What’s your secret to margaritas?

10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Make With Zucchini

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. Yessir, it’s Summer […]

Caribbean 101: Top 10 Ingredients

Looking to try your hand at a new cuisine? As a major spice-lover, I’ve always been intrigued by the flavors of the Caribbean. Now I’m excited to try them in my own kitchen with recipes from Caribbean Food Made Easy. Host Levi Roots’s recipes are straightforward, but a few of the ingredients had me stumped. You, too? […]

Quoting: Clifton Fadiman on Cheese

  “Cheese: milk’s leap toward immortality.” —Clifton Fadiman, US author, editor, & radio host (1904 – 1999)   So true, Clifton, so true. I once tried to become a vegan. Don’t ask me why, instead ask me why I failed. Here are several reasons: Classic Swiss Cheese Fondue (You’ve been staring at the photo above. […]

What’s in an Iron Chef’s Pantry?

What’s the first step to cooking like an Iron Chef? Nope, not a fancy culinary degree or years of experience toiling in the kitchens of famous French chefs. We’re starting with the basics. According to Iron Chef Michael Symon himself—and host of Cooking Channel’s new series Cook Like an Iron Chef—the ingredients you keep in […]

Cooking the Channel: BLT Bruschetta

I’ve been known to make BLT sandwiches once a week all summer, while tomatoes are at their peak. The classic BLT is quick, simple and requires very little planning, shopping or cooking. My secret ingredients: mayo and crunchy peanut butter—mayo slathered on the top slice of bread and PB on the bottom. It’s really hard […]

David Rocco’s Updates from Italy

This summer, I lived vicariously through David Rocco as he traversed Italy for three weeks to work on his second cookbook and scout locations for the next season of David Rocco’s Dolce Vita. Every day I’d check his Facebook fan page for the next mouth-watering update as David cooked and ate his way through Sicily, […]

Matt’s Ultimate Summer Salad

I try to treat all my seasons equally. I love tender young vegetables in spring long and rich braised meat and stews in autumn. But if you really want to know what gets me going then we only need to chat about summer. It’s where my favorite flavors come together: cool and hot, sweet and […]

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