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Archive for July, 2011

Veggie Bliss on Kelsey’s Essentials

Today on Kelsey’s Essentials, it’s all about celebrating vegetables. Don’t get Kelsey Nixon wrong: She loves a good steak as much as the next person. But with so many fresh, seasonal vegetables available at the market, why not build a summer dinner around them?

What’s Food Day?

The first ever Food Day, lead by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, is on October 24th this year; in short, it’s similar to Earth Day, but focused on food and eating “real.”

Granizado de Mango y Maracuyá, or Mango Shaved Ice

Though increasingly rare, it’s always exciting during the summer to come across an old-fashioned push cart making granizados, the shaved ice cones drenched in an array of bottled syrups in supernatural colors. It’s hard to match the evenly textured, disappearing flakes that street vendors can pull from a single block of ice in a rickety […]

All in a Hard Day’s Work

Surfing, scuba diving, sunshine and sea urchins in San Diego: now we’re talkin’. It was time to move on from the cold weather, burly man stuff. I wanted sunshine and surf and that’s just what I got in beautiful San Diego. The first thing I discovered is I need to work on my West Coast […]

Cookbook Giveaway: Food From Many Greek Kitchens

Craving a fantastic summer vacay? Escape to Greece and eat like a native with Food from Many Greek Kitchens by Tessa Kiros. Not only does she bring the flavors of the Mediterranean into our kitchens, Tessa is a great cultural tour guide, delving into classic culinary traditions and dishes. And along with the 200+ recipes […]

Georgia Peach ‘n’ Honey Cobbler

During my hot childhood summers in Alabama, my dad would drive dusty county roads to get freshly picked produce from a farmer living out in the sticks. He sold his veggies straight out of the back of a beat up Chevy pickup, and he even wore dirty overalls and a wide-brimmed hat. His baskets were […]

Cook with Kelsey, Ben, Roger and More in Atlantic City

How would you describe your ultimate summer weekend getaway? Spending some time on the beach, browsing a charming boardwalk and indulging in plenty of delicious seaside food? How about spotting celeb chefs and attending over 30 parties, food and beverage seminars, cooking demonstrations and tastings? The Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival — sponsored by […]

Can’t Beat the Heat? Eat It!

As blistering-red heat advisories flash across our TV screens, the question of how to cool down during a high heat index becomes all-consuming. Air conditioning and water immersion aside, we’re advised by wide-eyed medical experts to drink lots of water, stay in the shade and dress smartly. But here at Cooking Channel, we prefer to remedy […]

One Ice Cream Base, Endless Flavor Combinations

I always make a big batch of vanilla ice cream and then mash other ingredients into it to create new flavors. This way I can tailor the ice cream to the dessert I am serving or the mood I am in. I start with a really great custard base, which is lusciously smooth, dense and […]

I’ll Have the Salad Sandwich

“I’ll have the salad,” feels so good to say. But whenever I do, I quietly wonder if the growling of my stomach will outpace my crunching. When meeting a friend for lunch, or going out to dinner with my amazingly svelte mother-in-law, salad seems inevitable. When sitting around a table in the summer dusk, a […]

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