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Archive for June, 2011

All-New Season of Kelsey’s Essentials

Shake off summertime idleness: It’s time to jump back into the kitchen with Kelsey. Kelsey Nixon returns for a second season of Kelsey’s Essentials this Saturday at 2 p.m. ET. She’ll share her essential recipes, techniques, tools and tips to make you a pro in the kitchen. Here’s a sneak peek of what she’s cooking [...]

Your (Not-So) Basic Strawberry Jam Recipe

They turn your head. Maybe it’s the flash of lurid red in the corner of your eye as you walk by the booth at the farmer’s market. More likely it’s the intense, candy-like perfume that fills your sinuses. Maybe you weren’t conscious of the triggers, but you suddenly find yourself salivating. Strawberries have a siren song. [...]

Sifted: Summer Strawberries, Cherry Soup and Something More

Linkage we’re liking: They’re rarely redder than right now, and Wimbledon calls for a grand slam of strawberries. –Food Network UK Alcohol re-mix: cool off with strawberry wine. –Guardian Cherry soup for the summertime soul.–Latartinegourmande What in the world is agretti? Learn all about this seasonal surprise find. –Food Blogga

Emeril Hits South Beach

On tonight’s episode of The Originals, Emeril takes a quick vacay in Miami. He’s not in search of the hottest new restaurants, but the classic spots that have served up quality food for decades. His first stop is the legendary Joe’s Stone Crab in South Beach, where the meaty crab claws have been the thing to [...]

The Best Seafood in the South

Charleston is a town steeped in history. The first shots of the Civil War were fired here. In fact, you can still find live cannon balls from the war in the oyster flats! But in the modern era, Charleston has become a tourist town where you can find some of the best seafood in the [...]

It’s National Onion Ring Day!

It’s National Onion Ring Day!  How should you celebrate a day dedicated to the delicious crispy rings? Whip up your own batch of boardwalk-style, batter-coated beauties! We love Chuck Hughes’ Classic Onion Rings (shown above) which calls for soda water in the batter. The bubbles in the soda water leave tiny air spaces in the batter, giving it a [...]

DIY Kimchi Recipe

Aside from judging pickles and standing in line for hours at various street food vendors at last year’s Bay Area Eat Real Fest, I also attended the adjunct Eat Real Lit Fest. It featured a wide range of brainy foodies alternately reading from their works or extemporizing on the topic of street food and other burgeoning [...]

New Favorite Recipes for the Grill

Each year we lug out our grill, and each year we wind up grilling the same old foods in the same old ways.  This year I vowed to take advantage of my gas grill’s versatility and in the process I’ve come up with two new favorite uses. One takes mere minutes, the other five to [...]

Sweet & Salty with the Baked Boys

If you’ve been watching this season of Unique Sweets, then you’re already familiar with Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, the owners of Brooklyn-based Baked bakery and guest contributors on the show.  We caught up with the dynamic dessert duo to get their take on the latest and the greatest in sweets. You’ve traveled all around [...]

8 Things a Man Should Know About Grilling

Perfect for Father’s Day, Esquire magazine’s new cookbook Eat Like a Man is about the skills and the confidence to delight and satisfy yourself and the people you care about, says David Granger, editor-in-chief of Esquire. We thought that sounded like our kind of cookbook, so we gave it a spin-through. From the masterpieces (Coca-Cola-Brined Fried Chicken) to the [...]

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