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Archive for July, 2011

Halibut and Rock Crabs in Santa Barbara

Ah, Santa Barbara, Calif. — a welcome relief weather-wise after Oregon. The sun shone brightly for three days straight, and I could feel my fingers for the whole trip (which are essential for braking on a motorcycle). Craig Lewis, a local trawler who traded the high seas of Alaska for the area, refers to it […]

Beating the Heat with Your Favorite Cooking Channel Recipes

With temperatures soaring to record highs, Cooking Channel fans have been looking for ways to beat the heat this week. From cool, summer salads to refreshing summer drinks, you’ve been telling us about your favorite recipes, and your tweaks and substitutions to make these recipes your own. Hot, summery days call for something sweet and refreshing to cool off, and […]

How to Make a Winning Hot Dog

After winning the Great Hot Dog Cookoff in 2009, Nick Suarez went on to beat Bobby Flay in an epic Hot Dog Throwdown and hasn’t looked back. This weekend, Nick returns to compete in the 6th Annual Hot Dog Cookoff in Brooklyn, NY with his newest creation, a riff on the classic chili cheese dog. Nick shares his secrets for building a winning hot dog […]

Summer Fest: Cucumbers Stuffed With Crab-Mango Salad

Make an easy, no-cook summer appetizer for your next picnic: cucumbers stuffed with crab-mango salad, inspired by a recipe from chef Daisy Martinez.

A Day in the Kitchen with Chuck

Rocker chef Chuck Hughes is no stranger to high pressure, a hot stove, and cool ambiance. When he’s not kicking back and cooking up killer cuisine for his friends on Chuck’s Day Off, he’s busy calling the shots in the kitchen at his hot Montreal restaurant, Garde Manger. Reservations are hard to come by at […]

How to Win a Cookoff

In 2009, Nick Suarez set out to win the Great Hot Dog Cookoff, an annual tradition in Brooklyn, NY. His dog was an all-beef frank topped with bacon, fried corn, cilantro, cotija cheese and hot sauce. After taking the top prize, Nick shared the winning recipe on Grill It with Bobby Flay, then was challenged by Bobby to a […]

New Show: The Perfect 3 (Plus Contest Winners!)

Who makes the best burger? What is the ultimate chili recipe? Find out on Cooking Channel’s new show The Perfect 3. We reached into our archives to find the best variations on recipes in 13 categories: cookies, brownies, pies, burgers, tacos, sandwiches, pancakes, salads, hot and spicy chili, cakes, potatoes, chicken and exotic dishes. From […]

A Better Take on Pop-Tarts

Forget Kellogg’s: Pop-Tarts are getting an upgrade. Candice Reynolds, founder of Red Queen Tarts in Woodstock, Ga., is serving up homemade, artisanal tarts to order. Where did she get the idea? When she heard that her boyfriend, who is an executive chef for a catering company, was planning to use store-bought Pop-Tarts for an ice  […]

Hakurei Turnips

It’s not often you hear people waxing rhapsodic over turnips, but these snow white little globes are so crisp and sweet you too will be singing their praises.  I was introduced to the Japanese Hakurei by chef Dan Barber who serves these beauties with just a sprinkling of salt when you sit down to dinner […]

Tune in for Kelsey’s Essentials: Steak

Nothing beats the sizzle of steak on the grill. On today’s episode of Kelsey’s Essentials, Kelsey explores the best way to cook up three different cuts of steak.

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