Cake plays an important role in our lives — mostly helping us celebrate birthdays and other special occasions — but did you know that it also helped give rise to democracy in America? That’s just one of the mind-blowing food facts that host Michael McKean — whom you know from Laverne & Shirley, Spinal Tap and Better Call Saul — dished out on the premiere of Food: Fact or Fiction? and there’s plenty more where that came from.
Find out the storied pasts of your favorite desserts — including why syrup-topped ice cream is called a sundae and whether apple pie is really the most-American treat — when you watch the full premiere online after the jump. One more fact before you go: A new episode airs every Monday at 10:30pm ET.
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Rosanna Pansino took over YouTube with her fun Nerdy Nummies, and now she’s bringing her geektastic food to Cooking Channel. On her first special, Ro’s Tasty Treats: Halloween, she showed us how to make Mummy Hot Dogs, spooky Peanut Butter Spiders and Cauldron Cake Pops that Harry Potter would love.
If you missed any of the Allhallows Eve action, watch the full episode online below, and be sure to enter to win Ro’s Nerdy Nummies cookbook before time runs out on Oct. 27!
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Gearing up for game-day parties can have a few hurdles, but don’t let them stress you out. Before you sit down and cheer on your favorite team, practice the second-best part of football season: eating. Even though the traditional fare is some of the messiest — aka saucy Buffalo chicken wings — with a few easy tips and tricks, you can keep your eyes on the game and make your stomach happy at the same time.
Dan Pashman is dishing up food hacks on the on-air special You’re Eating It Wrong, Friday, Oct. 23 at 9:30pm ET, but we have a sneak peek at some of his game-day advice. Find out how you’re eating wings, burgers and chips and guac wrong below so your party can be a total touchdown.
Unless you use a fork to spear your wings, you’re still going to get sauce on your hands — there’s no way around it. But by getting most of the meat off in one bite — like with competitive eating champ Crazy Legs’ “The Bone Splitter” method — you can eat a lot in one fell swoop and then get back to the game. Check out our favorite chicken wing recipes to try out this new hack.
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Sweet dreams are made of cheese, and one of our favorite ways to indulge is ooey-gooey fondue. Any excuse to dip anything and everything into a vat of melted cheese is Gouda in our book, and even though it seems like a fancy French thing to do, it’s so easy you won’t Brielieve it. (Last one, we promise!)
Whether you’re throwing a fall bash or Monster Mash, or just looking to crash after work with cheese and wine, there’s a perfect fondue for you. Check out four of our favorite fondue recipes below — ranging from Italian-accented Fontina to chorizo-spiked queso — and get more cheesy recipes here.
Chips with Blue Cheese Fondue
Homemade rosemary potato chips are delicious on their own, but when you dip them in blue cheese fondue, it takes them to the next level. Warning: These may start a serious addiction.
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You may eat with your eyes first, but sometimes the most vital part of a meal is feeding your brain. No, we’re not talking about turning into a zombie — we mean having some nerdy fun in the kitchen. That’s the name of Rosanna Pansino’s game on her YouTube cooking show, Nerdy Nummies, and now she’s bringing her recipes to you in the The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook: Sweet Treats for the Geek in All of Us. The book comes out Tuesday, November 3, but you can pre-order your copy now (or keep reading to find out how you can enter to win a copy).
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‘Tis the season for apple picking — and overpicking bushels of apples that you don’t know what to do with. When you’re up to your eyes in fruit and can’t possibly eat another classic pie, turn to other harvest desserts and savory dishes to use up your fall bounty.
Get five of our favorite recipes below, including a few that can be doubled and stored for apple goodness year-’round.
You probably have the nine ingredients for this quick caramel sauce in your kitchen already. After the initial dip, roll them in nuts, sprinkles, candy or even shredded coconut. They freeze well, so you can eat them whenever you get a craving.
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Now that you’ve met all of the MasterChef Canada Season 2 contestants, let’s look back and see what happened at the big group auditions. Signing up for MasterChef Canada doesn’t look much different than going out for American Idol — hordes of people line up for their chance at the title, holding up signs rooting for themselves and telling the cameras why they should be the next MasterChef.
In an exclusive Web video from Season 2 of the hit show, we see the intense audition process as huge tables of potential chef-testants prepare their dishes for the judges — ranging from bacon-wrapped mac and cheese to blueberry pie — hoping it will be enough to get them into the real competition.
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If you’ve ever wanted to reach into your screen and grab the food, you’ll be glad to know that we’re one step closer to making it a reality. Even though Taste-o-Vision hasn’t been invented yet, you can buy some of the grub featured in films and chow down during your next movie night.
From Harry Potter’s gross-out jelly bean flavors to visionary Pepsi in a differently shaped bottle than previously fathomable, check out seven movie foods and drinks you can actually eat.
1. Back to the Future Part II’s Pepsi Perfect
photo via: Pepsi
Unfortunately this bottle of Pepsi won’t be delivered to you on demand in a futuristic tube, but you can buy one of the 6500 limited-edition bottles on Oct. 21, 2015 — the date that Marty McFly travels to in Back to the Future Part II — for $20.15.
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When Unique Sweets traveled to Hawaii for the Season 6 premiere, the goal was to get the opposite of a beach body. Our favorite contributors loaded up on sugar with innovative sweet dishes like ube (aka purple sweet potato) gelato at Via Gelato, yuzu semifreddo at The Pig and the Lady and new spins on brunch at Koko Head Cafe. If you missed their tropical adventures, watch the full episode online now:
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Think about the last dessert you made at home. It was probably chocolate chip cookies or a pan of brownies, right? As much as we love the classics, it’s time to step outside the box — and we don’t mean just boxed mixes, but toss those, too — and throw some new ingredients into the bowl.
Instead of making plain ol’ crispy rice treats, mix in some Oreos, pretzels and potato chips for an “everything but the kitchen sink” version, or add some spice to your next batch of fudge with cayenne pepper. Check out those ideas and more of our best dessert recipes below, and get ready to blow your friends’ minds with inventive sweets.
Compost Crispy Rice Treats
Momofuku Milk Bar in New York City has a Compost Cookie featuring mix-ins like potato chips, pretzels and Oreos, and Zoe Francois gave the same treatment to crispy rice treats. Heart shapes are optional, but why not have some extra fun with your food?
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