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Cooking Channel Pumpkin Bake-Off

To celebrate pumpkin season, which unofficially lasts from October 1 through Thanksgiving, Cooking Channel staff decided to forgo a carving contest — too messy for the office — in favor of a fun and tasty (and much cleaner) pumpkin dessert bake-off. The sweet and toasty smell of pumpkin (and pumpkin pie spice) filled the room as we nibbled, […]

Apples and Honey: 5 New Ways

This week rings in Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year. Instead of toasting with lots of bubbly, this celebration involves a big spread of food, Manischewitz wine and apple slices dipped in honey to symbolize a sweet new year. An apple-shaped honey bowl to use for this purpose is a common Jewish wedding gift and, […]

Friday Food Fight: Corn-Tomato Salad

Welcome to Friday Food Fight, where we pit two similar recipes against each other and leave it to you, Cooking Channel fans, to tell us which you like better — or why your own take on the dish beats them both! This week, we’ve got two takes on an August favorite: the corn-and-tomato salad. Both […]

Crab Feast Food Fight: Maryland vs. Louisiana

I grew up in Maryland. My husband-to-be hails from Louisiana. Though our hometowns were quite different, one thing unites both states: seafood. We both grew up digging into hard-shell crabs on tables spread with butcher paper, learning as young tykes how to extract as much meat as possible from each one. But that’s where the […]

The Originals: Emeril Heads Home to NOLA

Tonight on The Originals, Emeril is down south in his adopted hometown of New Orleans. He’s got several applauded restaurants of his own in the Big Easy, but the places he highlights go back way before his time. Café du Monde is a Jackson Square landmark beloved by locals and tourists alike. Emeril delights in […]

Emeril Hits South Beach

On tonight’s episode of The Originals, Emeril takes a quick vacay in Miami. He’s not in search of the hottest new restaurants, but the classic spots that have served up quality food for decades. His first stop is the legendary Joe’s Stone Crab in South Beach, where the meaty crab claws have been the thing to […]

A Food Person’s Guide to Juice Cleansing

I decided to kick off the summer with a juice cleanse. Given the Food Person that I am, the most common reaction I received when I told people this was laughter, especially the part about how I’d chosen Memorial Day weekend as my detox window. The thinking behind this was not being sure I could focus at […]

Emeril Visits Dallas Originals

In The Originals, Chef Emeril Lagasse visits some cities that are well-known for their rich culinary history: Think New York and the chef’s beloved New Orleans. But this week, he’s making a less-expected stop in the Lone Star State to check out classic eats in Dallas. “Many folks don’t think Dallas is old enough to […]

HG’s Favorite Guilt-Free Noodles

One of the staples in Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien’s arsenal of low-calorie foods is Tofu Shirataki “noodle substitute.” She began touting this semi-obscure product, made by Japanese company House Foods, years ago, and now her familiar logo appears on the package. Thanks in large part to Hungry Girl, the 20-calorie-per-serving noodles can now be found […]

Spring Fling: Rhubarb, Sweet and Savory

Rhubarb and pie have long been good friends, and sweet strawberries often join the party. Emeril’s take on this classic combination adds an almond crumb topping, so it becomes something of a pie-crumble hybrid. Beyond tempting pies, crumbles and crisps, rhubarb is actually very versatile. To take advantage of the pink, sweet-tart stalks while they’re […]

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