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Archive for March, 2011

A-Brisket A-Brasket: NYC Brisket Cook-Off Inspires

The first time I tried brisket, it was many years ago at a family friend’s house. The gentleman sitting next to me—someone I knew not in the least — caught me biting my fingernails, leaned over, and into my ear whispered “Just wait ’till you try the brisket.” And wait I did, red-cheeked and all, […]

How to Stock a Latin Pantry

When I decided to delve into Latin American cooking as a young adult, I realized I would have to build my pantry from scratch. Reaching back to my memories of cooking Cuban food with my grandparents, I began to stock it with the things I used to reach for instinctively. Going further, I added a […]

Welcome to Tuscany!

Welcome to my home! Let me introduce you to the family… ‘Mamma’ Annalisa, who taught me to cook most of what I feed my family. ‘Nonna’ Lola, who taught my mother. ‘Babbo’ Leonardo, who one day got me in from of the fireplace and said “Ok, let’s cook dinner!” And my brother Fabio, the very […]

Sifted: Special Cupcake Edition

Cupcake Linkage were liking: Beautiful, bizarre and breathtaking… Food2′s Cupcake Challenge — Food2 Cupcakes Push Pops push the limits of the cupcake universe — Love From The Oven Host a Cupcake Fondue Party! — Chickabug Going undercover: Cupcakes in disguise — Our Best Bites Got a sudden cupcake craving? Feast your eyes on one-of-a-kind cupcakes from Unique Eats. Have […]

By the Book: Sustainable Cooking Every Day from River Cottage

In the British television series, River Cottage, sustainable foods advocate Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall lives in a rural cottage and feeds his family and friends from his garden and off the land. Fresh, seasonal and local ingredients are the key to his food philosophy, but don’t worry, River Cottage Every Day isn’t for foragers, gardeners and butchers […]

Pix Potluck: Banana Muffins with Coconut Flour

Thank you Yury Shteyn for sharing your awesome pic with us on Facebook. We are curious how these banana muffins turned out, especially considering you used coconut flour. In our mind, anything with sprinkles counts as having turned out pretty well. Question to Cooking Channel fans:  What substitutions do you like to make when baking, […]

The Top 10 Reasons to Get Excited for Spring

Spring has sprung, officially. Which means that produce options open right up — not unlike windows in homes everywhere — as freshly grown produce floods the marketplace. While it was nice to eat apples, squash, potatoes and onions all winter, it’s no doubt time to wave goodbye and welcome a new round of delectable fruits […]

Cooking Channel’s First Recipe Contest — Enter Now!

Are your brownies unbeatable? Do you serve a salad that rocks? Are your sandwiches supreme? We’re holding our first ever Cooking Channel recipe contest and we’re looking for your perfect recipe. Enter now for an opportunity to win a trip to New York City and meet Cooking Channel’s Kelsey Nixon! Craving more details? Here you go:

Rock Out with Nadia G. on Saturday, SIRIUS-ly

Sure, Bitchin’ Kitchen host Nadia G. sizzles in the kitchen. But did you know she’s got a mean playlist, too? (And the musical taste of several rock gods, plus three unicorns, combined?) This Saturday at 7pm ET, your mistress of the kitchen is taking over SIRIUS Satellite Radio’s Faction station (on channel 28), and hitting hard with a […]

Baking Croissants with Sarabeth Levine

I once considered signing up for a croissant-making class but I decided to buy a cookbook instead. Then I bought more cookbooks and subscribed to more magazines and I bookmarked recipe after recipe online, and still I had never baked croissants. . . I’m quite the recipe hoarder. But when I flipped through my latest […]

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