Let Cooking Channel's Boys of Summer show you how to make Olympic-worthy dishes.
Despite our whining about the length of the opening ceremonies, we really love the Olympics.
BUT every now and then, we need a break.
We’re already sick of some rivalries (looking at you, Phelps and Lochte). And sometimes the tension is just too much to take.
We hear you. That’s why this week Cooking Channel is serving up mini-marathons in primetime of The Boys of Summer (Bobby Deen, Bobby Flay and Alton Brown) – the perfect respite from the 2012 London Olympics.
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Cooking Channel has the globally-inspired menu to kick the Olympics off right.
As the Opening Night Ceremony of the Summer 2012 Olympic Games approaches, I’m looking forward to the international spectacle with increasing enthusiasm. Allegedly, this little shindig to celebrate the cultures of the world will cost roughly $42,000,000. (In case you’re wondering like we were, that’s enough to buy approximately 168 million Twinkies.) As athletes from countries all over the globe prepare to walk one-by-one into the Olympic Arena, we are reminded that:
1. The Australian Swim Team members are simply too good-looking to all live on that island together.
2. Our geography skills are poor if not abysmal: Spelling Kyrgyzstan correctly is close to impossible, never mind finding it on the map.
3. There are hundreds of countries competing AND THIS CEREMONY WILL LAST FOREVER.
We know, we know: The Opening Ceremony is a beautiful celebration of the cultures of the world. But let’s be real: Despite the cost of this ceremony, without a killer spread of diverse dishes, you’ll be bored to tears before the athletes from the countries that start with the letter “C” enter the arena. Cooking Channel has you covered with a tantalizing globally-inspired Opening Ceremony Party Menu:
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Let Cooking Channel help you throw a Kiki to remember.
Some of you undoubtedly have heard the Scissor Sisters‘ viral dance anthem, “Let’s Have a Kiki.” The song chronicles a girl’s night out gone terribly wrong – torrential rain, no cabs, and to top it all off — police busting up the party. Frizzy hair, runny mascara, having to take the subway, and the NYPD: What could be worse? The only thing that could save this night is a Kiki: the ultimate after party.
We love (a can’t-stop-playing kind of love) this song. So after endless repeats, we decided to riff off of our Party in Five series and see what it would take to throw the Kiki of our (wildest) dreams.
Party in Five: Let’s Throw a Kiki
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The Dark Knight Rises: Let Cooking Channel indulge your dark (chocolate) side.
Every time we view the trailer for the final film in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, we find ourselves in a dark and dangerous mood. And whenever we get in a dark and dangerous mood, there’s only one thing that will satisfy: deep, dark chocolate desserts. Just like the bat-signal, our cravings must be answered.
Fortunately, we’ve got plenty of lethal dark chocolate recipes on Cooking Channel. So go ahead: Indulge your dark side.
Our Favorite Dark Chocolate Recipes:
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Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day with our best fried chicken tips.
Happy National Fried Chicken Day, ya’ll!
Summer is the best time to celebrate this crispy, crunchy, perfectly salty classic Southern dish.
Get our best fried chicken recipes and tips that’ll make your biscuits and gravy jealous.
5 Tips for Cl**king Perfect Fried Chicken:
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If you can't handle the heat...strip down to your buns.
As this Friday’s release of Warner Bros.’ Magic Mike approaches, stripper/actor Channing Tatum and his greased-up sidekicks have got us thinking: Do we have something that can match their level of hot, beefy goodness?
Yes we do, and her name is Lucy. Our Juicy Lucy Burger is ready to challenge Mike for the title of Hottest Sizzling Beefcake of the Summer (HSBOTS).
WHO WILL BE CROWNED THE HOTTEST SIZZLING BEEFCAKE OF THE SUMMER (HSBOTS)?
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Celebrate the premiere of Disney/Pixar's Brave with our best Scottish and British Recipes.
Disney’s newest animated feature Brave chronicles the life of a Scottish young archer with flowing red hair named Merida. We know we want to see it, but the question is: What should we serve at our pre-Brave movie dinner?
When I think Scottish food, I think haggis. This national dish of Scotland is a savory pudding consisting of sheep’s pluck (liver and heart and lungs — oh my) combined with onions, oatmeal, spices, herbs and stock, all encased in an animal’s stomach. Don’t forget to serve with “neeps and tatties” – that’s potatoes and turnips to you non-Scottish speakers.
Hungry yet? Or craving for something more…appetizing?
We’ve got the best (and yummiest) Scottish and British recipes to help you catch the Scottish spirit.
The DunBroch family devours a Scottish feast in Brave. Join them!
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Meet the "fonut," the doughnut's sexy, sophisticated cousin.
Today, as the nation pays homage to doughnuts, we’re celebrating National Doughnut Day with something slightly more unique: fonuts!
Fonuts are baked, not fried – but just as delicious as their doughy cousins. These sweet confections are vegan, gluten-free – oh, and unbelievably addictive.
The Rosemary Olive Oil Fonuts (pictured above) come from Fonuts in LA. That “powdered sugar” topping is actually pulverized olive oil. (That’s why it’s a Unique Sweet). Or, for all the lemon lovers out there, give our Lemon Fonuts a try.
Want more? Find out how Fonuts are made here.
Tart and delicious Lemon Fonuts
But don’t get us wrong – We love DOUGHNUTS, too:
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