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Archive for January, 2011

DIY Asian Dumplings

Dumpling making is the perfect project for a Chinese New Year celebration, a Valentine’s Day dinner-for-two or any ho-hum weekend at home. Rolling the wrappers, mixing up fillings and all that folding, crimping and shaping can be the ultimate social activity – it’s surprisingly easy and even misshapen mistakes make good eats.

Steelers Treats vs Packers Treats

Which team will take the cake, er, Super Bowl ring this year? Like Mom always said, “It doesn’t matter if you win or lose, it’s how you plan your menu.” For the snack portion of your big game buffet, football fans expect the usual favorites: wings, 7-layer dip, maybe a taco bar, or a steaming [...]

Cool Citrus

Produce markets are exploding with bright citrus fruits right now, all ripe, ready and at their peak. It’s time to dive in! Go ahead, try a new cool citrus fruit a day to savor the season.

Our Favorite Unique Eats

Are you hungry for more Unique Eats? The first new episode of 2011 premieres tonight. The topic: sandwiches.

Hungry Girl Shocks and Surprises

In her most revealing episode, Hungry Girl exposes foods that are deceptively high-cal. But with a couple simple swaps, your favorites become guilt-free. Tune in today at 4pm ET/ 3pm CT and watch her make all these recipes:

Sunday Funday Football Fare

It’s a big weekend for football fans, especially for those in New York, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Green Bay. The Jets and Steelers face off in the AFC Championship, while the Bears and Packers battle it out for the NFC title — the winners, of course, get a ticket to the Super Bowl on February 6. Both [...]

The 2011 Tasty Awards, With Alie and Georgia

Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark are food-and-drink-loving best friends and hosts of the popular Food2 web series, Drinks With Alie and Georgia.They were gracious enough to cover the 2011 Tasty Awards, and share some highlights with us: If you thought the Golden Globes ruled red-carpet-casual, you’ve never been to the Tasties. Honoring TV and web [...]

We Got the Beets

As winter vegetables go, beets are pretty much as controversial as you get.  You don’t hear people debating the virtues of the potato or the butternut squash, but most people either love or hate these sweet, earthy root vegetables. I’ve been in the former group almost from the time I was in the womb, but [...]

David Rocco Talks Olive Oil

A lot of folks ask me about olive oil, so here’s the deal. I use extra virgin for everything, including deep frying. There’s no comparison to other oils. Don’t believe me? Try frying your french fries next time in EVOO. I generally have two types: a good one for frying and sauteing, and an amazing [...]

Extra Virgin: Tips for Tuscan-Style Grilling

Gabriele Corcos and his wife Debi Mazar star in Extra Virgin, premiering tonight at 10pm ET/ 9pm CT. Italy is a microcosm of regional cuisines, but all Italians love to grill. Where I come from in Tuscany, people have a pretty straightforward way of thinking when it comes to seasoning and cooking meat on the grill. Steaks are [...]

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