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Archive for February, 2011

Untrapped: Athens With Jamie Oliver

“The only way to understand a culture and a country is to get into the restaurants, get to the markets. That’s the only way.” — Jamie Oliver Athens, Greece. Most tourists take in the highlights of this ancient Greek capital before jetting off to the surrounding islands. Sure, the Acropolis is a must; hire a […]

Chowder: Manhattan vs. New England

Chowder — it’s coastal comfort food at its best. Tonight on United Tastes of America, Jeffrey Saad explores how this classic American seafood stew has been adapted to fit local tastes, and he delves into the controversy that surrounds Manhattan clam chowder.

Oscars + Food

Though more of a foodie than a movie buff, I’m only one film short of having seen all the movies nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. And while it’s enjoyable to debate with friends which picture should take home the top prize of awards’ season, it’s even more so to see who can come […]

Waffles: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

On tonight’s episode of Unique Eats, the crew hits up the Waffle Window in Portland, Oregon, as part of their explorations of Street Food. We were inspired by the versatility of the menu items at The Waffle Window: stop in for breakfast, lunch, a snack or dinner!

Rachael Knows Comfort Food

Is anyone else loving Rach’s all new Week in a Day show + recipes? After cooking in 30-minute mode for years (making tons of meat patties and chicken tenders), it’s exciting to see Rachael breaking out her special takes on casseroles, slow-cooked faves and more make-ahead wonders. The recipes are still easy and no-fuss, but […]

Enjoy Guilt-Free Cheeseburgers and Onion Rings with Hungry Girl

When you get a craving for fast food, nothing else will hit the spot! But what if you’re trying to watch what you eat? Kinda puts a damper on the fun. Can you ever enjoy American fast-food classics like cheeseburgers, onion rings and apple pie ever again? Enter Hungry Girl. She remakes these favorites into […]

Snack Food, Italian-Style

In Rome, there’s a McDonald’s mere steps from the Spanish Steps. It’s always busy, but I can’t imagine why anyone would choose McDonald’s over authentic Italian snack food. Fast-food French fries vs. freshly-fried arancini risotto balls? That’s a no-brainer. “Italians are experts in some of the most creative and satisfying snack foods around,” says Mario Batali, […]

Crafting a Better Pizza Crust

When perfected, pizza crust is light and airy, substantial enough to hold its toppings, but never so heavy that it weighs you down. Each bite is at once chewy and crunchy, and each mouthful is a delicious balance between texture and taste. But last week when I pulled a pie from out of my own […]

Extra Virgin on Wheels: Bruschetta To Go

This week on Extra Virgin, Debi and I volunteer our time for an important Los Angeles charity, Midnight Mission. Our contribution is to cook up a few Italian specialities and sell them on the Vesuvio Food Truck to a very hungry crowd. All the proceeds are going to The Midnight Mission! On the menu are Turkey Meatballs, risotto croquettes or Arancini, and […]

The Veg Edge Makes an Encore

Cooking Channel special The Veg Edge shows vegetarians and vegans — food truck owners, chefs and restaurateurs — as adventurous, flavor-loving food people rather then the rabbit food-gnawing, red paint-on-fur-throwing, protein-deficient activists some people consider them to be. When we first announced the show on our Facebook page, a pretty healthy debate was sparked about the merits of a meat-free lifestyle (and […]

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