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The Donatella Project

What’s it take to run a successful restaurant? Good food, obviously. Great customer service. An attractive space that customers want to spend time in. It’s not as easy as it sounds… Owner of ten successful restaurants throughout New York City and Miami (including namesake restaurant, Donatella in NYC) and Iron Chef America judge Donatella Arpaia gets a new gig [...]

Top Chefs Go Head-to-Head With Malaysian Cooking

When we received the invite to attend Malaysia Kitchen‘s first Rendang Cook-Off, I’ll admit I had to Google what rendang even was. A favorite dish in Malaysian culture, rendang calls for lots of lemongrass, ginger, turmeric, chiles and various other spices. Although it’s usually made with beef, the layers of flavor go well with any [...]

It’s National Cherry Pie Day!

Celebrate National Cherry Pie Day (plus National Cherry Month and President’s Day — remember that story about George Washington chopping down a cherry tree?) all in one go by baking up Kelsey Nixon’s adorable and easy Cherry Pie-in-a-Jar. This concoction is perfect for home cooks who want the elegance of a fruit-filled masterpiece without all of [...]

Princess Bride Wine? As You Wish!

It has been 25 years since The Princess Bride graced the silver screen, but the characters (and quotes!) are truly timeless. In honor of this cult classic, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is releasing a line of wine called “The Bottle of Wits” with two varietals. (You know the scene, Wesley rescues Princess Buttercup from Vizzini by [...]

Sweeten Up Halftime with Madonna’s Favorite Treat

Admit it: Football is great and all, but the highlight of Sunday’s big game is the halftime performance. OK, I know that statement doesn’t apply to everyone, but it’s not every day Madonna rocks out a montage of old songs (plus her new single, Give Me All Your Luvin, with M.I.A. & Nicki Minaj) in [...]

Super Bowl Sandwiches and Sliders

Believe it or not, a sandwich might just be the perfect game-day food. It’s, generally speaking, pretty uncomplicated, allows for a limitless number of meat/veggie/spread combinations, and comes in a handy, hand-held, nothing-left-over format. With Super Bowl coming up this Sunday, we’re pulling out the best Cooking Channel has to offer between two buns.

Cooking Channel’s Semi-Homemade Super Bowl Snack Throwdown

To celebrate the Super Bowl, Cooking Channel staff decided to embark on an unprecedented Semi-Homemade Super Bowl Ultimate Snack Challenge Throwdown. Although the name is quite a mouthful, the instructions were simple: Use ingredients most home cooks can find easily. Spend $20 or less. Create the dish in one hour or less. Microwave usage is [...]

Breakfast Gets a Makeover

Break out of the “cereal for breakfast” rut. Start the day strong with a healthy breakfast, and it’s sure to set the tone for any and everything you may tackle throughout the day. Eating things like eggs, fruit, granola and whole wheat keeps your stomach full longer while revving your metabolism for the day ahead.

Spice Your Holiday Party Food Up with Bourbon

It’s easy to use Kentucky bourbon to infuse your chicken wings with more flavor, make unforgettable cocktails and warm up from the inside out — all while spreading some festive cheer. Start with Chef Lee Anne Wong’s Bourbon Onion Dip (pictured above). Greek yogurt and ricotta cheese lighten up this usually mayonnaise-heavy party favorite. Serve it with raw [...]

Cooking Channel’s Holiday Gift Guide for Food People

Black Friday — it’s the Olympics of shopping. The one day of the year all hell breaks loose and decorum goes out the window. Avoid disaster by starting your day with a game plan and, of course, gift ideas so you aren’t left in the dust. (We recommend starting your day with the proper fuel. [...]

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