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Watch the Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers’ Premiere Online

Rev Run has a mission to bring all his kids who have moved away from home back to the dinner table — and he’s using food as bait. On last night’s Season 2 premiere of Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers, Rev had been dreaming about his favorite bait: pizza. Naturally, he decided to bake up his first pie. In order to do it right, he spent time at his local pizzeria to pick up some tips. Watch the full episode after the jump (no cable provider required).

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Why Cooking Channel’s Logo is Blue

Light It Up Blue for Autism

If you turn on Cooking Channel or Food Network today (or visit our Facebook and Twitter pages), you’ll notice our logos have turned blue. Today is World Autism Awareness Day, so we’re participating in a unique global initiative to help shine a light on the growing public health concern.

To find out more about autism, the Light It Up Blue campaign and easy ways you can participate, visit AutismSpeaks.org/LIUB.

How to Eat Like a Pizza Master

If you’ve watched Pizza Masters, you’ll agree that Fran Garcia and Sal Basille are Italian comfort food experts. They run Artichoke Pizza in New York which many claim to be the city’s best pizza (therefore, in turn, the world’s best pizza). They learned their craft the same way as many great Italian-American chefs, by generations and generations of nonna’s teaching them the way around a kitchen. They’ve taken this history (and great, funny stories) and turned them into quick and easy recipes in their new book (out today!) called Staten Italy: Nothin’ but the Best Italian-American Classics, from Our Block to Yours. You can expect authentic comforts that go way beyond pizza — like Eggs Pizziaola, Pork Cutlets with Hot Peppers and Vinegar, their famous Cauliflower Fritters and much more.

Get it here.

Bracket Battle Round 2 of the March Madness of Food

It’s time for round two of our March Madness campus eats tournament. Here are two head-to-head battles for Friday night’s Sweet 16 showdown.

Game 1

Gonzaga University COG Cookies vs. UCLA Ice Cream Sandwich

Gonzaga University COG Cookies

COG, or Center of Gonzaga, cookies come right from the university and make an appearance at all sporting events. Basketball fans look no further: A fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie is waiting for you at the stadium.

UCLA Ice Cream Sandwich

A trip to UCLA without getting an ice cream sandwich from Diddy Riese’s would be a worse crime than missing a free throw. Mix and match with 10 cookies and 12 ice cream flavors for the ultimate dessert.

Game 2

Michigan State Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich vs. University of Oklahoma Chili Con Queso

Michigan State Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

The ice cream cookie sandwich from Michigan State’s Melting Moments is the perfect way to celebrate your team’s victory. Keep the party going with bourbon-spiked vanilla ice cream stuffed between irresistible chocolate chip cookies

University of Oklahoma Chili Con Queso

The chili con queso from the University of Oklahoma’s The Mont is an awesome game-day snack. With four melty cheeses and spicy sausage, this dip will have your guests licking the bowl clean.

Check out all the best campus eats and get recipes to make them at home.

Review: Game of Thrones Three-Eyed Raven Beer

Game of Thrones’ fifth Season premieres April 12, and the latest Ommegang beer collaboration with the show comes out April 6 to help subdue your anticipatory nerves (without Jaime Lanister shoving you out a window). Here’s how the new Three-Eyed Raven-themed saison stacks up:

It’s thematically on the beak because it looks very dark and ominous — you’d expect it to taste thick and full, stout-like — but it turns out to be light with floral roots. That’s so three-eyed raven! The label art, an aspect of beer consumption that, for better or worse, never gets much recognition, uses concept art from the show and is worth checking out on its own. On the downside, everything we’ve heard speculates the three-eyed raven won’t play a part in any Season 5 storyline. But that’s not enough of a fault to keep this ale from taking flight.

The Kids in the Hall’s Bruce McCulloch on His Love of Sandwiches

Yesterday, Bruce McCulloch of the Kids in the Hall participated in an Ask Me Anything on Reddit. He answered a lot of fans’ questions about his creative process and future projects, but his most enlightening feedback came in response to whether or not he liked sandwiches:

“i love sandwiches. they are trustworthy. you tell a sandwich a secret – it will stay a secret. Some people think they taste good. I don’t know about that – i just keep them around as my ‘secret keepers'”

Get our best secret keepers like the ever-dependable sausage, pepper and onion and 33 other sandwiches.

Bracket Battle of Campus Eats: The March Madness of Food

March Madness brings out the best rivalries in college basketball. But college rivalries go far beyond the court’s end line. Check out our top picks for college town eats as rival dishes go head-to-head.

UCLA Ice Cream Sandwich vs. UC Berkeley Top Dog Frankfurter

UCLA Ice Cream Sandwich

Diddy Riese’s ice cream sandwiches are a must-have at UCLA. Select your starting ice cream sandwich roster from the best lineup of cookie varieties and ice cream flavors.

UC Berkeley Top Dog Frankfurter

This New York classic has become a favorite in Berkeley, Calif. Top your favorite frankfurter or knockwurst with tangy sauerkraut and homemade Russian mustard, and you’ve got a winner.

Check out more tournaments after the jump.

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Cowboy Coffee (or How to Make Coffee Without a Coffee Maker)

If you’ve harbored a decades-long mission to knock hipsters down a pretentious notch (what, only us?), we’ve got just the thing to ground them — in the coffee arena, at least. (Retroactive pun-appreciation break.) As the logic we just made up goes, the opposite of hipster is cowboy. While hipsters wax superior with shatter-prone Chemex coffeemakers and an accompanying pile of filters harvested from Japanese mulberry trees, cowboys (and pioneer women) are out doing hard stuff with their hands, like herding wild cattle. And they’d sure as hell know how to get caffeinated if their roommate “accidentally” bumped their Chemex off the kitchen counter and smiled a little when it broke.

Take it from Laurie March, co-host of Cooking Channel’s original Web series Good to Know, who shows us how to make coffee like we’re roughing it, ranch-style, without even a plebeian drip machine in sight. ‘Cause living up to that flannel is probably the new ironic. Watch how she does it after the jump.

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Quiz: Antique Cooking Tool or Torture Device?

Every good chef needs a good set of tools. When Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos are in Tuscany, they try to cook with unique Tuscan tools whenever possible. And, like any chef, they’re always looking to add to their arsenal. On tonight’s Extra Virgin at 9pm ET, they’ll take the kids to a flea market go on the hunt for traditional cooking utensils. Debi and Gabriele are on the lookout for antiques with history, stories and soul to decorate their kitchen. It turns out, a lot of antique kitchen tools can look pretty sinister. For example, the above photo might look like a bludgeoning device, but it’s actually a molinillo, a tool used by Spaniard colonists in Mexico since the early 18th century to make hot chocolate. Browse through these photos of old tools after the jump and try to guess if they were used for cooking or for torture. Highlight below each photo with your mouse to reveal the answer (or check the comments below).

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Can We Guess Your Food Flavor Personality?

Take our quick quiz and we’ll tell you if you’re Sweet, Spicy, Salty or Tangy and why (plus get a recipe picked just for you). Let us know in the comments if we got it right.

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