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Hump Day Snack: Devil’s Fire Cupcakes

It’s Hot + Spicy Week on Cooking Channel. So let the bright candy flames be your fair warning: these innocent-looking chocolate cupcakes have a devilish side. Disguised with a shiny chocolate ganache, this recipe for Devil’s Fire Chocolate Cupcakes sizzles with a handful of minced habaneros – the petite orange chile peppers that pack an unbeatably […]

Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar’s Ingredient Hunting in Italy

There is no doubt that while in Italy, truffles might be one of the most-precious ingredients you can come across. However, as you travel through the Bel Paese, you might also discover that many items can tickle your palate in the most-luxurious way without necessarily being as expensive as truffles. Every region, province, village or […]

Tips and Tricks for a Satisfying Dinner Salad

Salads can be an easy, healthy choice for dinner, as they simply require some basic chopping and mixing (easy) of a heap of vegetables (healthy). The best way to get enough heft from a dinner salad is obvious: Add protein. But when you want a vegetarian dinner salad, it gets a little trickier. Here are […]

This Sandwich Shop Hasn’t Taken Out the Trash in Two Years

As we all know, human beings create a whole lot of garbage. Much of that trash, actually, comes from eating. Everything we buy has a box that needs to be thrown away, as well as the waste of the food items themselves (egg shells, etc.) This waste production increases exponentially when you throw a restaurant […]

Dinner Rush! Italian Patty Melts

Is 30 minutes too long to wait for a burger? Not if that burger is a patty melt. There’s a reason this beauty is a staple of diner menus from coast to coast. If a grilled cheese sandwich and a hamburger had a baby with French onion soup-like tendencies, this is what the kid would […]

Sifted: Neapolitan Macarons, Matcha Mint Julep + More

5 Hot Links We’re Loving: 1. It’s hard to go wrong with the classic combination of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry — Make Bake Celebrate elevates the ice-cream-truck trio into these playful Neapolitan macarons. 2. The Bojon Gourmet gives her Derby Day julep an Asian spin and a gorgeous green color with a spoonful of matcha powder. 3. Hot buns! These […]

Will the Real General Tso’s Please Stand Up?

On the outside, it’s colorfully glazed and crisp on the edges. It glistens as the tangy, sweet and sticky sauce — laced with a touch of spicy heat — hugs every valley and peak of its crunchy coating. It’s warm, all-pleasing and on the menu of nearly every Chinese food restaurant around the United States. […]

South African Restaurant Has Small Studio Just for Food Snapshots

It wasn’t so long ago that taking a picture of food seemed almost ridiculous. Waste an entire shot on that? Well, now that everyone in the world has a high-powered digital camera in their pocket, the idea no longer seems so ridiculous. As a matter of fact, a good portion of the photos posted to […]

Meatless Monday: Derby Day Eats

  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 […]

Signed Cookbook Giveaway: Debi & Gabriele’s Extra Virgin: Recipes and Love From Our Tuscan Kitchen

As any fan of Cooking Channel’s Extra Virgin knows, for stars Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos, a great passion for food and their love for one another are intimately intertwined. Their new cookbook, Extra Virgin: Recipes and Love from Our Tuscan Kitchen (on sale May 6, 2014), paints a road map of their romance through […]

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