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Twice as Nice: Happy 2nd Birthday, Cooking Channel!

Cue the candles and the bubbly pairing for that barbecue–Cooking Channel turns 2 this weekend. Ready yourself; here come the proud-mama clichés: So big, so fast! So young still, but so smart! It seems like just yesterday we were brand-new on air and just a wee blog online. As much as maturing, we’re still by [...]

Sifted: Monkeybreading Around, Cheese Ball Makeover and More

Linkage we’re liking: Sweet, spiced gingerbread + ooey, gooey childhood memories = Monkey (Ginger)Bread. –Food52 The ubiquitous holiday cheeseball appetizer changes its palette from neon orange to tangy blue. –Chez Us When food trends collide: The cake pop goes gluten-free.–Gluten Free Girl and the Chef Signature cocktails add festive flair to holiday parties.–Food2 What perennial [...]

So You Think You Can … Cook Like an Iron Chef?

On Iron Chef Japan, the secret ingredient is theatrics. On Iron Chef America and Next Iron Chef, the secret ingredient is competition. On this all-new soon-to-be-cult-favorite Cook Like an Iron Chef from Cooking Channel, the secret ingredient is …

Serious Cooks, Seriously Funny

Good cooks can take cooking too seriously, mussy fussy. Go back several, okay many, years and that’s not so. When Graham Kerr, The Galloping Gourmet, blithely buttered up audiences with standout recipes, he did so with a wink. Bring back the wink!

Sifted: Chili, Chiles, Frilly

Linkage we’re liking in the lead-up to Mother’s Day… Because home is where homemade chili over a pile of corn chips is. Make some for Mom this weekend. [Homesick Texan] Because reading about exotic eating can be almost as exciting as a family meal.  [The Atlantic] Because you should be able to rock an apron [...]

Blend: Your Secret Weapons + Ours

Food People have secrets they can’t help but share. We’ll show (and tell) you ours, if you show us yours…

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