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3 Ways to Eat Pizza Better

Patsy Grimaldi has been making pizza in New York for more than 70 years, and he’s been a traditional slice folder for just as long. Dan Pashman thinks there are better ways to get pizza from your plate into your belly, so he took to Patsy’s newest restaurant in Brooklyn to see how his unconventional techniques fare with Patsy (begrudgingly) and his diners (enthusiastically).

Watch it all go down on Dan Pashman’s new web-original series You’re Eating it Wrong:

Japanese Burger Chain Introduces Chicken Burger Topped With Chocolate Sauce

What’s your favorite burger topping? You might say bacon. You might prefer a fried egg. You might be a purist and like the meat ‘au natural.’ Many enjoy their meat patties covered in ooey-gooey cheese. Most probably wouldn’t say they like them covered in ooey-gooey chocolate.

Japanese burger chain Lotteria have announced a new chocolate-covered chicken burger. It’s appropriately called the Chocolate and Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken Burger. The sandwich features two flattened chicken patties, lettuce, honey mustard and the aforementioned chocolate sauce. Chocolate sauce mixed with honey mustard? The aesthetics on this one are through the roof.

This sweet-tooth friendly sandwich goes on sale February 6th across Japan, just in time to gross out your significant other on Valentine’s Day.

The Scoop: JLaw’s Dorito Addiction and the 2-Liter Challenge

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Thirsty Thursday: A Beerly Legal Cocktail for the Super Bowl

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.

Super Bowl weekend is upon us, which means this weekend is all about this team vs. that team, crazy commercials, halftime shows and yadda yadda yadda. We get it. The Super Bowl is a pretty big deal when it comes to American entertainment. But Game Day also means it’s time to throw on a pot of chili, make some football-shaped foods and slug back a few (or more) beers!

Kick off your party with a Beerly Legal Cocktail that’s simple to prepare for a crowd and refreshing enough to quench your thirst after all those finger foods. This beer-based cocktail is a simple mixture of tangerine juice, an orange aperitif and your favorite brew. For this year’s Super Bowl showdown, don’t let the drinks be an afterthought. Mix up this football-friendly cocktail.

Beat the Wheat! Banh Mi Meatballs

AKA She Glutened Me with Meatballs (Beep Boop Boop)
My sweet friend Mel, an excellent cook, was hosting a lunch party at her house. She wanted the whole thing to be gluten-free so I could just relax and enjoy myself. A few days before the shindig, she emailed me a recipe for meatballs she planned to make, using gluten-free breadcrumbs as the binder and rice flour instead of regular flour to thicken the sauce. Perfect.

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12 Reasons to Go to South Beach Food & Wine Festival

From February 20-23, Miami will host one of the biggest food events of the year, The Food Network SOBE WFF. It will be a good place to be because — aside from it being so much warmer in South Beach than pretty much anywhere else — the fest is its own vortex of taste bud-pleasuring fantasy. Want to eat as many burgers as you can in 3 hours from some of the best burger restaurants in the country? There’s an event for that. Want to jam out to classic rock with Sammy Hagar while Emeril Lagasse serves you unlimited tequila and rum drinks? There’s an event for that. Actually, there will be over 70 events where attendees can sample food made by some of the most talented chefs in the biz. Here are just 12 of the dozens and dozens of famous food people you can hang out with there: Bobby Deen, Giada De Laurentiis, Tyler Florence, Alex Guarnaschelli, Robert Irvine, Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos, Spike Mendelsohn, Kelsey Nixon, Rachael Ray, Mo Rocca and Michael Symon.

Find out more about SOBE WFF and get tickets.

Comfort Fest: Pick Your Slider Stuffing for Super Bowl

Garlicky Meatball Sliders

Both comforting and game-day friendly, hand-held sliders make the perfect party food. Pick your favorite stuffing, be it meatballs, chicken or even tuna, and let the crowds go wild.

1. Garlicky Meatball Sliders (pictured above)

This ground beef and bacon meatball gets garlic flavor in two forms: from chopped, lightly pungent cloves baked into the meatballs, and also from sweet, earthy roasted garlic that’s incorporated into a creamy spread.

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Today in Food Tech: Beer Opening Shirt and Miso Soup Maker

That great and powerful wizard known as technology never sleeps. This magician is constantly striving to improve our daily lives, or at least make them weirder. The kitchen, of course, is a constant source of inspiration for gadget makers and tinkerers. Here are some new gizmos that could make you even more excited about entering that kitchen to eat, drink or be merry.

First up, a shirt for dudes that is designed to help open ornery beer bottles. Clothing maker Criquet has designed a whole line of these shirts, which feature reinforced linings to make opening brewskis a breeze. You can get one for $85, or you could spend that same $85 and buy a whole bunch of beers. It’s up to you.

Next, a big machine whose only function is to make cups of miso soup. Cutting up tofu and chard is hard work! The One Shot by Marukome is sort of like an espresso machine, except it juts out miso soup. You can get one for around $94 or, again, you could spend that $94 and buy enough soup to make you sick.

The Best Super Bowl Food Commercials Ever

Besides that whole football thing, the Super Bowl is all about advertisements. It’s the one day of the year we don’t get annoyed when forced to watch commercials, instead letting them stampede over us like a team of Clydesdales. Through the years there have been some amazing food-related ads premiering during the Super Bowl. After all, we gotta eat. Here is a list of the best ones.

14 Best Super Bowl Food Commercials

Touchdown Taco Dip and Football Chips

Super Bowl Sunday is so close you can almost taste the requisite pigs in a blanket, so in the spirit of football-related snacks everywhere, we bring you this glorious guacamole gridiron. Multi-layered and spiked with taco seasoning, the speedy dip recipe includes instructions for producing pigskin-shaped chips, made from baked flour tortillas. Keep your party guests in the dipping game by piping sour cream yard-line markings over the guacamole layer, then get straight to the most important spectator sport of all: ranking the best game-time commercials this season.

For more delicious dips to pair with your game-day chips, try some of Cooking Channel’s savory selections below:

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