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Sunday Funday Football Fare

It’s a big weekend for football fans, especially for those in New York, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Green Bay. The Jets and Steelers face off in the AFC Championship, while the Bears and Packers battle it out for the NFC title — the winners, of course, get a ticket to the Super Bowl on February 6.

Both matchups will take place this Sunday, so a hearty game-day spread is in order as you settle in on the couch for a double-header. Even if your team got knocked out already, get into the spirit and give your football-watching snacks some regional inspiration.

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Fondues (and Don’ts)

Easy Cheese Fondue

Do you fondue? Here’s how to:

Do: Host a fondue party. Fondue is great any time of year, but winter is an especially perfect time to gather friends to dip carbs into a hot pot of melted cheese.

Don’t: Feel pressure. If you’re new to fondue, maybe a party isn’t right for you. Bring a cheese or chocolate fondue to a party or serve with other snacks on a buffet.

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Matt Entertains: Queso Fundido

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Matt Armendariz's Queso Fundido

Two words: melted cheese. That intersection of cheesy, oozy meltability and crunchy toasted corners can throw us over the edge and for good reason. It’s what can make or break a great slice of pizza. It’s what we enjoy most about grilled cheese sandwiches. It’s what makes saganaki and haloumi so fun to eat. And where I grew up queso fundido is about as delicious and indulgent as you can get.

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Mo Rocca Gets Cheesy

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"Mind-Blowing" Grilled Cheese from Food2.com

Whether you’re a full-fledged cheese snob or a wholehearted supporter of processed American, do not miss tonight’s new episode of Food(ography) at 9pm/8c. It’s a tasty one…

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Quoting: Clifton Fadiman on Cheese

Classic Swiss Fondue. Photo by Timeless Gourmet.

Classic Swiss Cheese Fondue. Photo by Timeless Gourmet.

 

“Cheese: milk’s leap toward immortality.”
—Clifton Fadiman, US author, editor, & radio host (1904 – 1999)

 

So true, Clifton, so true.

I once tried to become a vegan. Don’t ask me why, instead ask me why I failed. Here are several reasons:

Classic Swiss Cheese Fondue (You’ve been staring at the photo above. I know you have.)

White Truffle Macaroni and Cheese

Homemade Fresh Mozzarella

Lobster Macaroni and Cheese

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Sweet Tweets For Unique Eats

Two words:  Shake.  Shack.

Two words: Shake. Shack.

We’ve caught some nice tweets fluttering around the Twittersphere about Unique Eats so we wanted to share a few.  Thanks, Food People.  Glad we could make you hungry…

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Craving: Old Forge Pizza

Half meatball, half cheese tray in Old Forge

Half meatball, half cheese tray in Old Forge

We’ve all heard of New York style, Chicago deep dish, authentic Neapolitan. But the small town of Old Forge, Pennsylvania has a pizza style all its own. My mom grew up near Old Forge (in Scranton, now famous thanks to The Office) and last weekend while visiting family, we had to get our pizza fix.

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Sifted: Mulberries, Wine Kegs, Quick Smoking Shrimp

Pakistan Mulberries -- David Karp, LA Times

Pakistan Mulberries -- David Karp, LA Times

Linkage we’re liking:

Any good tips for Pakistan Mulberries or smoking foods on the grill?

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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