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Archive for June, 2013

Heatin’ Up The Kitchen: Hotels That Offer Cooking Classes

If you love cooking, it follows that you may also enjoy it on vacation — especially if you have a master chef offering instructions. Plus, the best part of going to a cooking class? You don’t have to do the cleanup! Check out awesome hotels across the States (and one in Berlin because, well, why [...]

July 4th Red, White and Blue Cheesecake

While drops of food coloring will enhance the layers of this patriotic July 4th cheesecake, its stripes are tinted naturally with seasonal flavors: red raspberry, white vanilla bean and blue blueberry. The fresh blueberry topping is held together with just enough gelatin to give it a gorgeous, glossy look and to make it easy to [...]

Easy Summer Cookout Playlist

Summer will be over before you know it, so it’s important to kick back, relax and soak in the sun with your family. Couple great recipes for Tequila Lime Shrimp Skewers, Grilled Tuscan Chicken and Sesame Grilled Asparagus with some of our all-time favorite songs. These are the ultimate classic chill-out tracks to help you [...]

25 Ways to Use Fava Beans

Fava beans scare me. Maybe it’s the famous cinematic pairing of fava beans with liver and a nice Chianti that subconsciously haunts me, or maybe it’s the prehistoric-looking pod these buttery beans arrive in. Fava beans, also known as broad beans, are in fact harmless and delicious — ancient, hardy beans that can be found [...]

Confessions of a Culinary Student: Breading for the Perfect Fried Crust

Curious about cooking? High-pressure culinary school requires a lot of time and money. We asked present and former culinary students for their No. 1 “ah-ha!” moment or takeaway from class so you can benefit from what they learned — without enrolling. Culinary Student: Jenny Bierman, Culinary Producer, Food Network Kitchens School: Institute of Culinary Education, [...]

Today in Food Tech: Wine-Infused Popcorn and Mess-Repellant Spray

Once, not so long ago, there was a time when we had to eat regular popcorn and try our darnedest not to spill spaghetti sauce all over us. Now, thanks to the magic of technology, those days are gone like the culinary wind. Here is some cool food tech. First up, something snacky. For too [...]

Thirsty Thursday: Frosty the Palmer, a Snowcone 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. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, [...]

Party in Five: Nautical Backyard BBQ

We here at Cooking Channel love a good party. But throwing a memorable event requires more than just gathering some food and drinks. We show you how, with just five main “ingredients” (including recipes, big-impact decorating ideas and easy DIY elements), you can throw a party that feels like it has a cohesive theme — [...]

7 Healthy Burger Toppings

I’m going to start this post with a defense of the burger. While they get a bit of a bad rep, hamburgers can actually be pretty healthy. A 3-oz. burger (at least half the size of the burgers most restaurants serve) has a pretty low amount of calories (184), and it’s an excellent source of [...]

A Service That Delivers Home-Cooked Meals

Getting delivery food can be great fun, but how many times can one person eat the same burrito or pad Thai?  Sometimes you want something home cooked but not necessarily from a restaurant. Cooking yourself is a great idea, but what if you only know how to make a couple things. A bizarre web service [...]

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