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Archive for June, 2012

Uncover Authentic Cuisines in Unlikely Places on Hidden Eats, USA

Get ready to venture out and explore off-the-beaten-path food spots on Cooking Channel’s new show Hidden Eats, USA. Host Aarti Sequeira will be embarking on a food-filled adventure searching for some of the most authentic and exotic cuisines America has to offer, including home-style Filipino dishes, bona fide Uzbek Korean cuisine, coveted Ecuadorian food trucks and much more.

Scottish Food for Disney’s “Brave”

  Disney’s newest animated feature Brave chronicles the life of a Scottish young archer with flowing red hair named Merida. We know we want to see it, but the question is: What should we serve at our pre-Brave movie dinner? When I think Scottish food, I think haggis. This national dish of Scotland is a savory pudding […]

Cookbook Giveaway: The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook

My reputation as a baker was on the line a few weeks ago at our office cupcake bake-off. As I was searching and scrambling for a recipe, the cute-as-a-button The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook: More Than 100 Recipes from the Best Little Bakery in the South caught my eye. A few days later […]

Thirsty Thursday: Cool Down with a Piña Colada

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, […]

Summer’s Hottest Ice Cream Flavors

Summer’s here, and that means indulging in our favorite summer foods: burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, frosty cocktails and — of course — ice cream. Every year, ice cream store owners across the country predict which flavors will most appeal to customers. As new flavors come on the market, proprietors weigh the pros and cons […]

Sifted: Homemade Funfetti, Boozy Foods and Summertime Treats

5 Hot Links We’re Loving: Boxed mix funfetti is irresistible, but homemade is even better! The Baker Chick made the colorful layer cake from Momofuku Milk Bar and we’re stunned by the results. Salad for breakfast? If by that you mean a poached egg atop avocado and prosciutto, we’re in! – The Kitchn Chocolate covered […]

Shawarma Gets the “Avengers” Stamp-of-Approval

Shawarma, a Middle Eastern street food staple, makes a guest appearance in the recently released The Avengers movie. OK, it might not have a starring role, but Iron Man (a.k.a. Robert Downey Jr.) does crave some after a kick-ass battle scene. “Have you ever tried shawarma?” Iron Man asks Captain America. “There’s a shawarma joint […]

The Best Hotel Food Freebies Ever

The marriage of travel and food has been a long and happy one. For foodies, a destination isn’t going to rank as a favorite unless its cuisine — be it Mexican food in San Diego, seafood in Seattle, or the hodgepodge of deliciousness that is New York — is something special. For us, that logic […]

Giveaway: Cookout-Themed Cookies!

  For me, cookies are an essential part of summer: They’re fun, they’re portable, they’re not messy (looking at you, ice cream ‘wiches), they won’t melt in the sun (sorry, shortcake!), and they’re perfect paired with a drink by the pool. Why not have a few friends over and celebrate summer with a batch of sizzling […]

Meatless Monday: Meat-Lover Michael Symon Goes Meatless (Sometimes)

Chef Michael Symon, restauranteur, host of Symon’s Suppers, Cook Like an Iron Chef and NBC’s The Chew has a new message: Eat more vegetables.

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