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Archive for February, 2012

NYC’s Grilled Cheese Champion Crowned at The Big Cheesy

The smell of warm, intoxicating cheese permeates the air the second you walk into The Big Cheesy, a grilled cheese showdown among seven of New York City’s grilled cheese connoisseurs, hosted at pop-up event space Openhouse Gallery. I had my work cut out for me — tasting one amazing grilled cheese sandwich after the next. […]

Cooking Channel Beer Garden at SXSW 2012

Cooking Channel fans and friends, we’re coming to South by Southwest! During the SXSW Interactive conference next week, we are taking over the new Austin hotspot Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden March 9-11 to showcase our passion for great food with a custom (and complimentary!) food and beer pairing menu. Enjoy live music 5pm-12am […]

Meatless Monday: Potato and Corn Tacos

Mexican food is easy to make meatless — substitute vegetables for the meat in tacos, enchiladas or fajitas, or try Mark Bittman’s potato-corn taco recipe.

The Icebox Cake, Reinvented

This is a “cake” I adored as a little girl in the ’70s, but hadn’t really thought about again until I was asked for my take on icebox cake. It really isn’t a cake at all — it’s layers of chocolate wafer cookies and whipped cream. I’m sure the version I ate as a child […]

South Beach Wine & Food Fest 2012 — Burger Kings, Bubbly & BBQ

The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival is well under way in sunny Miami and whether you prefer Iron Chefs to Top Chefs, Rachael Ray vs. Guy Fieri, the stars are out in force…

The Donatella Project

What’s it take to run a successful restaurant? Good food, obviously. Great customer service. An attractive space that customers want to spend time in. It’s not as easy as it sounds… Owner of ten successful restaurants throughout New York City and Miami (including namesake restaurant, Donatella in NYC) and Iron Chef America judge Donatella Arpaia gets a new gig […]

Oscar-Inspired Best Picture Eats

Whether you’re hosting a viewing party or just watching the broadcast in your pajamas, this year’s Academy Awards deserve a properly themed menu. We took inspiration from the Best Picture Nominations to come up with some ideas for what to serve. Here are our top picks for an Oscars-Inspired Menu:

Thirsty Thursday: Dulce De Leche Coffee Cocktail

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. Last week we shared Alie and Georgia’s quirky Peanut Butter […]

Cookbook Giveaway: The Slow Cook Book

The idea of prepping dinner in the morning and letting it cook away all day long is so appealing that I’m always on the lookout for great slow-cooker recipes. The Slow Cook Book by Heather Whinney is a treasure trove of about 200 slow-cooker recipes ranging from stews and casseroles to curries and roasts and […]

Best Cinematic Food Fight Scenes

In the days of canvas sacks and hybrid vehicles and sustainable aspirations, it’s hard to enjoy a good food fight without a heavy heaping of guilt. “The applesauce you just poured down her back was organic!” “The pork chop you used to slap your ex was alive at one point, and took a lot of […]

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