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Archive for May, 2012

SoundBites: Music, Food and Change

“The choices you make, from the food you eat to the music you listen to, can make powerful societal change,” says Robert Egger, Founder and President of DC Central Kitchen. Scores of food and music enthusiasts gathered at the infamous 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. to affirm this idea on Sunday afternoon, enjoying tasty bites, live [...]

Meatless Monday: Risotto con Radicchio e Vino Rosso

Meatless Monday is a global movement, a way of life. It’s not a campaign to turn everyone in the world vegetarian or vegan; in fact, many involved are meat-lovers. Eating less meat has been proven to reduce the risk of disease, curb obesity and has important environmental impacts, too. Will you join us in giving [...]

Cookbook Giveaway: Food Network Magazine 1,000 Easy Recipes

For busy cooks, Food Network Magazine’s second cookbook, Food Network Magazine 1,000 Easy Recipes: Super Fun Food for Every Day, is packed with quick and easy recipes and ideas. For weeknight dinners plus any occasion, from Sunday brunch to Memorial Day cookouts, you’re sure to find the perfect dishes. And you’ll never run out of [...]

How to Make Croquetas

No visit to a Cuban bakery is complete without sampling the croquetas – freshly made and sprinkled with lime juice if possible. A deep fried blend of béchamel sauce and ham, chicken or salt cod, these savory treats hold their own among the teeming trays of glazed guava pastries, sugary cakes, and airy meringues that [...]

Blame DrawSomething

A confession of our obsessions: Food Our phones DrawSomething Drawing food pictures on our phones We’ll admit it: We’re guilty of staring at our tiny phone screens and sketching a potato for a total stranger who may or may not be in Kansas or wearing pants. Blame DrawSomething. For the not-yet-obsessed, DrawSomething is a Pictionary-esque [...]

Tips for Making Cocktails at Home, From Top Bartenders

Every year, the cream of the bartending crop descends on New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail, a weeklong series of events and seminars on everything related to crafting the perfect libation. It’s not only a showcase for newly released spirits (like a delightful chai tea liquor) or how to perform age-old mixing techniques (such [...]

Lemon-Lime Mousse

This mousse reminds me of a super light key lime pie filling. It is tangy and just a touch sweet. The mousse is equally as tasty made with just lemons or limes, but I thought the combination gave it a more complex flavor, that tastes like fragrant key limes. The strawberries lend a perfect balance [...]

Coffee Break: Quick Pickling + New York’s Hottest Spots!

Take 10 minutes/your coffee break and treat yourself to some of Cooking Channel’s newest video clips. Learn a skill, get a laugh and maybe find a new idea for dinner tonight. 3 Videos to Watch This Week:

Thirsty Thursday: You Drank My Battleship

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. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, [...]

Cookbook Giveaway: Hello, Jell-O!

Make this the summer you re-discover Jell-O (What could be more fun?) with the help of blogger and Jell-O Mold Mistress Victoria Belanger and her new cookbook, Hello, Jell-O!:50+ Inventive Recipes for Gelatin Treats and Jiggly Sweets. With creative flavor combinations, the addition of cream or fresh fruit, layered effects and sometimes a little alcohol, [...]

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