It’s award season. The Oscars are coming up, the Emmys, the Academy Awards, Grammys, Golden Globes, Tonys . . . the list of award shows honoring the best movies, shows, actors and musicians is seemingly endless. But what about the best food people of the year? Your favorite TV and internet stars will hit the red carpet this year, too, at an awards show just for tastemakers — food and fashion, that is.
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Allie and Georgia make a Midnight White-Chocolate Cherry Bark.
Holiday season is upon us, and Cooking Channel has a line-up of brand new holiday shows, treasured classics and some of your old school favorites…
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This cake is garnished with bourbon "Happy Balls."
From little balls of bourbon candy to big bottles of whiskey, Aida gets a sip of alcohol-infused artisanal foods tonight on FoodCrafters.
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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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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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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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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: 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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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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