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Sweets Week on Cooking Channel

With fall in full swing and Halloween just around the corner, it’s that time of year when our sweet tooths start calling to (or yelling at) us. After a long, hot summer, we happily remember what it feels like to turn our ovens on and experience the joy of baking, we visit orchards and patches to stock up on apples and pumpkins that will […]

Italian Week on Cooking Channel

Let’s admit it: Regardless of whether or not Sicilian blood runs in your veins, we all have a little Italian in us when it comes to food. Who can resist the simplicity of a perfectly-cooked pasta dash or the sweet, velvety richness of Tiramisu? This week, embrace your inner Italian by tuning in to Italian Week every night. On September 15 at 8pm […]

Meet the Pizza Cuz

On Cooking Channel’s Pizza Cuz (Mondays at 9pm ET), Sal Basile and Francis Garcia, owners of NYC’s Artichoke Basille’s Pizza, embark on a  mouthwatering exploration of pizza across the country. Devour sat with the two pizza aficionados to find out more about running a pizza empire and the best slices in the world. What brought […]

Lessons from an Egyptian Kitchen

It’s 4:00 on a Saturday in early May and the afternoon sunlight is spilling into my mother-in-law’s kitchen and onto our aprons — well, my apron. Kookie, my Egyptian mother-in-law, isn’t wearing one. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen her wear one. Aprons, along with measuring cups and spoons, are for the rookies […]

Cooking Channel Masters: Whoopi Goldberg and Ming Tsai

When Ming Tsai was a guest chef on The View, he was told by the show’s food stylist not to expect Whoopi Goldberg to eat anything he made — she was just too picky. Determined to prove the food stylist wrong, Ming crafted a menu that even Whoopi couldn’t help but love. Now, a few years […]

The Country’s Ultimate Comfort Foods

It’s an incontrovertible fact that fried foods pair fantastically with other fried foods.Comfort food. Utterly lacking in rules and regulations or even regionalisms, its a culinary genre that’s near and dear to most of our hearts. Despite its vast and unwieldy plethora of options, nobody has to ask what constitutes as comfort food. You know it when you see it […]

Putting the ROCK in Shamrock: Recipes Inspired by Ireland’s Greatest Hits

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time for all things Guinness and green. But the Irish have given us so much more than stouts and lucky leprechauns. Since the 1960s, it’s been a nation that has marched to the beat of different (and very talented) drummers. From Van Morrison to U2, the Emerald Isle has been turning out some of the world’s […]

Food Hoarders (or How to Jumpstart Your Spring Cleaning)

John struggles to admit that an orange pepper has, in fact, gone bad. Even after Sarah, a personal organizer assigned the task of helping John clean out his fridge, points out mold spots, he grimaces to see it thrown away. This is because John is a food hoarder –  a psychological condition only recently studied at length. Hoarding, or “stock piling” as it’s called in some cases, is […]

Pizza Outside the Box (and Outside New York)

If you haven’t noticed, generic delivery pizza is becoming less of a culinary archetype and more of an artifact,  and millions of pizza lovers in this country have helped elevate it to something far more experiential. While there’s nothing wrong with the simplicity of classic staple toppings like tomato and mozzarella, nowadays fortune clearly favors the brave when it comes to ingredients. In fact, I’d venture to say the […]

Oscar Nominated Guacamole? Yes, Please.

And the Oscar goes to… guacamole? Well, not yet at least but it did get nominated. Not familiar? Not surprising. Let’s be honest, when it comes to the Oscar nominations, size matters.  Year after year without fail, people flood the theaters to see the slew of blockbuster feature-length films all nominated for “best picture,” while […]

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