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Edible Enemies: When Food Can Kill

Tonight at 8pm ET on Cooking Channel, the one-hour special Edible Enemies will look at the mysterious increase in both the number and the severity of food allergies in the United States. Twelve million Americans are allergic to one or more ingredients like milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts (like almonds, cashews and wallnuts), fish, shellfish, soy or wheat. It makes every meal a terrifying gamble. There is no cure, and there is no treatment other than a shot of epinephrine in an emergency. We will hear from the parents of small children, and from teenagers and adults living with life-threatening food allergies. Find out what it’s like knowing that your next bite of food could be your last.

Watch Edible Enemies tonight at 8pm ET on Cooking Channel.


Martha Stewart’s Perfect Packing List to Help the Fabulous Beekman Boys Win The Amazing Race

Martha Stewart with The Fabulous Beekman Boys

In case you haven’t heard, the Fabulous Beekman Boys will be facing off against 10 other industrious couples in a race to win $2 million on CBS. The competition isn’t easy but — to their great benefit — they’re down with Martha Stewart who has some great ideas on what the Boys could stuff in their fanny packs when attempting to traverse 25,000 miles of nine countries.  

Martha Stewart’s Perfect Packing List to Help the Beekman Boys win The Amazing Race:

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Cookbook Giveaway: Hedy Goldsmith’s Baking Out Loud

Hedy Goldsmith Baking Out Loud Cookbook

Hedy Goldsmith Baking Out Loud Cookbook Cover

Forget what your mom said about not playing with your food — we think food should be fun, and no one is better at showing how than Hedy Goldsmith, pastry chef at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in Miami. With her new cookbook Baking Out Loud, Hedy serves up desserts that are full of fun and big on flavor.

As someone who ate their fair share of Nutter Butters, Twix bars and Hostess snack cakes growing up, I particularly appreciate her chapter on “Childhood Treats”, where she re-conceives the fast, fatty junk food of her past into desserts with recognizable ingredient lists. Twinkies turn into Red Velvet Twinks (pictured above), a delicious combination of rich chocolate cake and cream cheese filling.

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Five Fall Bread Favorites


The fall season means the approach of cold, crisp days and hearty comfort foods.  Nothing is quite as comforting as a seductively warm loaf of bread taken glowing and fragrant straight from the oven.  To take advantage of fall’s bounty, arm yourself with muffin cups and loaf pans so you can embrace our favorite autumnal flavors with these recipes for delicately spiced muffins and quick breads.

Here are five of our favorite fall breads:

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The Fabulous Beekman Boys’ Favorite Road Trip Indulgence

Wright's Dairy Rite

As we’ve become busier in our lives, and our work on the farm and at Beekman 1802 Mercantile has kept us more “sedentary,” we rarely have time for long-distance road trips. So when we do, we take the time to indulge.

It’s like our own version of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. We are shamelessly attracted to mom-and-pop roadside culinary adventures. And if there’s authentic neon signs involved, we can’t pass it up.

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Thirsty Thursday: A Spiced Apple Martini

Spiced Apple Martini

Spiced Apple Martini

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, get down and go to sleep happy.

Marcus Samuelsson is a chef, author and, now, the culinary brand ambassador for SKYY Vodka, too. One of the delicious libations he created for a party at his restaurant’s underground supper club, Ginny’s, was a fall-focused Apple Spiced Martini. The key is homemade Apple Spiced Simple Syrup, combined with tangy lime juice for an apple-centric cocktail with just the right amount of sweetness.

Bottoms up, folks.

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Rock This Look: Nadia G. Goes Retro

Nadia G. Rock This Look

We all know that maturing usually goes hand in hand with fashion sense. Sure, some of us were stylish kids, but the rest of us suffered the humiliation of matching our siblings hand-me-downs and, dare I say it, school uniforms. We have our parents to thank for that! In Nadia G.’s “Childhood Favorites” episode, she’s showing you that nostalgia can be cool, as long as you leave the acne out of it. Vintage tees can be glammed up with a pair of skinny jeans, sky-high heels and even some cuter-than-your-school-yearbook-photos socks – as long as they match.

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Nadia G.’s Adult Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich

Nadia G.

Nadia G’s Bitchin’ Kitchen returns tonight at 10pm ET on Cooking Channel with Nadia G. revamping some of her favorite childhood dishes. Along with an Adult PB&J (made with homemade peanut-butter cashew butter and spicy raspberry jam heightened with Anaheim chiles), she’ll take fish sticks to new levels with her Baccala (salt cod) Croquettes with Tangy Dill Aioli and share the recipe for Riso con la Ricotta (rice with ricotta, sweet peas and pancetta crispies).

There will be laughs; there will be stories of youth; there will be a chiseled shirtless man giving us the lowdown on organic peanuts.

Here’s tonight’s plan:

  • Tune in to Nadia G’s Bitchin’ Kitchen t 10pm ET on Cooking Channel.
  • Log on to Nadia G.’s Facebook and Twitter pages for her live chat and #bitchinkitchen tweetup during the episode.

Nadia G.

  • Check back on Devour after the show to see how to rock Nadia G.’s look.

Hump Day Snack: A Dramatic Performance of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Ingredients

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The sodium phosphate is heart wrenching.

Get 15 mac and cheese recipes that are sensational in all the right ways.

Sifted: Awesome Grilled Cheese + More Pumpkin Recipes

Apple Cheddar Grilled Cheese by Foodess

5 Hot Links We’re Loving

  1. A grilled cheese is good any time of year, but Foodess’ apple-cheddar combination is especially fitting for fall.
  2. As if  pumpkin doughnut muffins didn’t already win you over, Reclaiming Provincial added Nutella to make them even more irresistible.
  3. This recipe for  pumpkin pecan baked oatmeal by Alaska From Scratch is the perfect treat for a chilly morning.
  4. Brown butter makes just about everything taste better, including these funfetti snickerdoodles by Une Gamine dans la Cuisine.
  5. This football Sunday, you’ll score a touchdown with Just A Taste’s recipe for pepperoni pizza pull-apart bread.

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