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Aida’s New Tricks and Treats

Stand back! Aida dissects a Halloween treat.

Aida Mollenkamp begins a whole new season of FoodCrafters this week. Watch her kick off the food-hunting adventures with a trip to candy makers PapaBubble, just in time for Halloween.

Here’s a sneak peek at the candy tug-of-war technique behind PapaBubble’s confections:

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Cooking Channel Fall Preview

This fall, Cooking Channel is serving up all-new shows that will get you in the kitchen, cooking up all kinds of delicious eats. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s coming!

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Grilling: Pizza 8 Ways

Grilled Pizza With Potato, Fennel, Walnuts and Mozzarella

Grilled Pizza With Potato, Fennel, Walnuts and Mozzarella

Grilling pizza should be a summer rite of passage for any food lover, but until last week, I’d managed to miss out. Maybe it was nerves. Maybe it was laziness. Once I tried it, though, I’m wondering why it took me so long. My pizza was not engulfed in flames, and it wasn’t stuck to the grill. It was, however, crisp, charred and delicious.

Don’t be like me — just do it! Here’s how, and 8 reasons to try it before summer’s end.

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Canning: Pickles, Relish and Jam

The Finished Product Cucumber Jam, Pickled Squash and Hot Pickle Relish

I’ve always been intrigued, if a bit intimidated, by the canning process. My parents stopped canning when I was about waist-high, so while I dreamed of having a root-cellar (yes, I live in an apartment, but, hey, it’s my dream) full of canned goods, I’d never actually canned anything.

So when my friend (and canning aficionado) Margaret came home from a vacation to a two-wheelbarrow crop of cucumber and squash, I was thrilled to help her put it all up (and get half the results).

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FoodCrafters: Aida Gets Pickling

Brooklyn-Brine-10_s4x3 Aida Mollenkamp helps make these lavender asparagus pickles on tonight’s FoodCrafters

Pickles are NOT just cucumbers. Just ask Shamus Jones, owner and “executive briner” of Brooklyn Brine, a small-batch artisanal pickle company. He pickles farm-fresh asparagus, carrots, squash, ramps, mushrooms, beets…and yes, some cucumbers…

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Pix Potluck: Fresh Berry Pavlova

Pix Potluck:  Mixed Berry Pavlova with Lemon Curd - Elisabeth Panettiere Palatiello

Pix Potluck: Mixed Berry Pavlova with Lemon Curd - Elisabeth Panettiere Palatiello

It’s still summer, kids, and blueberries could not be sweeter.  If you’ve already made the pie, poured on the cream, dressed up the cereal and hit your blueberry hill, fear not.  Facebooker Elisabeth shared a sinful sanctuary for your best berries…

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Tasting: Blue Bottle Coffee

Blue Bottle's freshly roasted organic coffee beans have many devoted fans, including Aida Mollenkamp

Blue Bottle's freshly roasted organic coffee beans have many devoted fans, including Aida Mollenkamp

On a recent visit to San Francisco, I had to check out some FoodCrafters recommendations for myself. Several tempting spots featured on the show are located there—after all, it’s the home turf of host Aida Mollenkamp. In the premiere episode, Aida shares her “obsession” with Blue Bottle Coffee and walks us through the company’s unique artisanal microroasting process. I was eager to get my hands on a cup of this stuff…

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FoodCrafters: Sweet!

Sweet Revolution Caramels -- FoodCrafters

Sweet Revolution Caramels -- FoodCrafters

Just got a look at the latest episode of FoodCrafters and it’s looking pretty sweet.  Taste hunter and host, Aida Mollenkamp definitely has an eye for outstanding-looking treats in this episode…

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Ready to Cook, Eat (and Party)

We’ve been busy bees prepping for Cooking Channel’s on-air and online launches, but still found a little time recently to celebrate our new network. We hope you’re as excited about it as we are.

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Blend: Your Secret Weapons + Ours

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Food People have secrets they can’t help but share. We’ll show (and tell) you ours, if you show us yours…

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