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Untrapped: Marrakesh With Jamie Oliver

In Morocco, Jamie takes a break to sample some street food.

So far on Jamie’s Food Escapes, Jamie Oliver has tackled Europe, making stops in Italy, Greece, France, Spain and Sweden. Now he’s venturing a little further from home to explore the enchanting Moroccan city of Marrakesh.

“It feels like going back in time,” Jamie says as he makes his way through the narrow alleys and vibrant outdoor bazaars, “and going back in time in the food world ain’t a bad thing.” He finds amazing food with a mix of influences from the French, who colonized Morocco, the nomadic Berbers, and the native Arabs: “That is a beautiful cocktail.”

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Recipe Testing for Kelsey’s Essentials

Kelsey Nixon‘s hard at work testing recipes for season two of Kelsey’s Essentials, like these desserts pictured above. We can’t wait to see what all she comes up with!

Find more photos and a little bit about what goes into recipe testing on her blog, Kelsey’s Kitchen.

Kelsey’s Top Recipes from Season 1

Comfort Foods to Beat the Busted Bracket Blues

Spaghetti Carbonara

Pure Comfort: Spaghetti Carbonara

The Sweet Sixteen kicks off this week. In case you find your team unexpectedly not in the mix (Pitt fans, Louisville, Notre Dame, Purdue…), distract yourself from the games and cook up some classic comfort food dishes. They’re guaranteed to help ease your pain.

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Nadia G’s South Beach All-Star Blitz

Debi & Gabriele of Extra Virgin -- Enjoying Best Thing I Ever Ate...at the Beach

Every year thousands descend upon the sunny shores of South Beach to watch celebrity chefs turn up the heat. Our girl Nadia G., host of Bitchin’ Kitchen, was on the ground chatting it up with everyone from Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos of Extra Virgin to Ace of Cakes Duff Goldman during the fest…

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The Easiest Italian Dessert You’ll Ever Make

I recently had this amazing trifle at Barbuto in NYC, and it was so delicious I decided to make my own version the other night. Easy, and absolutely divine, it’s a must try at home.

Here’s how to prep one yourself:

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Vietnamese Cooking With Luke

Luke's Vietnam

Explore the food and culture of rural Sapa, Vietnam with Luke this Sunday.

Explore local Vietnamese cultures and cuisines with Luke Nguyen in the all-new second season of the spectacularly beautiful show, Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam (Sundays at 12:30pm ET). Today, Luke visits rural Sapa, where water buffalo plough the fields and it looks like time has stood still for 1,000 years. But what about the food? Surprisingly, dishes from this episode look like great party foods, perfect for a supper club or a Vietnamese-themed night in.

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Kelsey’s Banana Nut Muffins

Is there anything better than the smell of homemade baked bread? And muffins have a particularly perfect time-to-wake-up scent. With Kelsey’s basic quick bread recipe, you’ll never turn to a bagged mix again.

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Poll: The Ideal Cookbook Shelf

Does this "Ideal Bookshelf" look like the one in your kitchen?

This print Ideal Bookshelf 102: Cooking by Jane Mount on art site 20×200 caught our eye, and made us realize that we haven’t had a good cookbook round up in a while…

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Debi’s Puppy Love

Debi Mazar from Cooking Channel’s Extra Virgin isn’t shy about showing her love for Dolores, her 18-year old pup.

Show Debi and Cooking Channel how you feel about your pet!  Just make a photo card like Debi’s, and post it on our Facebook page.  We’ll give shouts to some of our faves!

— Cooking Channel Staff

One Mega Bite! Food Gets Hi-Tech

New food websites and digital apps that are out of this world.

This Sunday, Mo Rocca double clicks on delicious as Food(ography) explores the food websites, bloggers, and social networking that are changing our culinary mainframe.

Log on to see bloggers like Matt Armendariz who meticulously style and snap food, a 12 year old culinary prodigy who masters the kitchen and the web, and internet sensation Hungry Girl, who shares low-cal recipes with 1 million of her closest online friends.

Plus detour down the information superhighway with the wackier side of the World Wide Web as viral video vixens shake up cocktails, and molecular gastro-girl Salty Seattle mixes fashion with food.

Catch it all this Sunday at 9pm ET on Food(ography). Keep reading for more details…

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