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Though summer’s winding down, it’s still hot enough in much of the country to break out in a sweat just stepping out to retrieve the mail. If all the hot weather has you dreaming of a winter wonderland and hitting the ski slopes, Cooking Channel and Laura Calder are here to make at least part of the fantasy (the food part) a reality with a new special.

Tune in to Laura Calder Explores: The French Alps tonight at 8pm ET on Cooking Channel.

The James Beard award-winning chef is leaving her kitchen behind and heading to the French Alps for the very first time. She’s on a mission to taste the very best food the region has to offer, earn her après-ski and learn everything she can from the chefs and farmers of the region along the way. From the heights of the snow-capped mountains to the lakes and farms in the foot hills, Laura exposes the great people and delicious foods that can only be found in the Alps.

Get the recipes from her trip in our gallery and bring some of the beautiful hearty and rustic French cooking home with you.

Watch Laura Calder Explores: The French Alps tonight at 8pm ET.

More French Food at Home with Laura Calder

Deep Fried Zucchini Blossoms

Petit Fours, Blackberry Millefeuilles and Pain Perdu — these are just a few of the elegant French dishes Laura Calder has demystified in the first 3 seasons of French Food at Home. Fortunately for haute-cuisine lovers everywhere, she’s back and eager as ever to share some of her most recent culinary discoveries on the all new season of French Food at Home.

Spanning the gamut of classics and contemporary recipes alike, Laura makes cooking French easy, from bistro desserts to savory tarts and scrumptious sautés.

Catch the all new premiere of French Food at Home, today at 12pm ET. 

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Today’s Lunch Box: Kiwi Insulated Tote Bag

Brown Bag ChallengeWe’re teaming up with fellow food bloggers to host a Brown-Bag Challenge, a month-long initiative to eat consciously and save money by packing a lunch each weekday instead of eating out. Join us here and share what you’re eating with FN Healthy Eats on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #brownbag. Are you up for the challenge?

Pack your lunch in this large, insulated tote from the Food Network Store and keep hunger at bay. It’s perfect for lunch, snacks, a drink and even dessert, with extra room to spare. Food stays hot or cold for up to three hours, while the bag’s material makes for easy washing. Find it here.

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Cooking Channel Fans Call Out Favorite All-Star Recipes

Laura Calder's Shrimp and Zucchini Skewers

Laura Calder's Shrimp and Zucchini Skewers

Since Cooking Channel launched recipe ratings and reviews just over a month ago, fans have been pretty vocal about which recipes are their faves.

From Gabriele and Debi’s Pesto Lasagne to Bal’s sweet and nutty Vesan treat, Food People are chiming in about what they’re cooking and how they’ve made Cooking Channel recipes their own.

Here are a few recipes that caught our eye!

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Meringues: Better Than Chocolate?

Laura Calder’s crisp-chewy meringues: A perfect sweet bite for the chocolate-hater in your life.

In February, chocolate is everywhere. But what if your valentine isn’t a fan? Yes, these people are out there (my fiancé, sadly, is one of them). If you’re stuck with this dilemma too, but need a sweet treat to end your romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, Laura Calder has your solution: Homemade meringues. Even I, a confessed chocoholic, might pick one of these melt-in-your-mouth confections over a dipped strawberry.

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Top Videos of 2010

Help us celebrate the end of 2010 with a round-up of all your Cooking Channel favorites. This week we’re looking back at the shows, recipes, foods and photos you loved the most.

#1 Online Video of 2010: Tandoori Chicken
Fans of Indian Food Made Easy host Anjum Anand followed her into the kitchen of Gaylord Restaurant, the very first Indian restaurant to open in mad-for-curry London almost fifty years ago. The tandoori chef walks Anjum through the making of the classic dish, tandoori chicken.
See How He Does It
More Indian Recipes from Anjum
Learn How Anjam Anand Started Cooking

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Top Blog Posts of 2010

Help us celebrate the end of 2010 with a round-up of all your Cooking Channel favorites. This week we’re looking back at the shows, recipes, foods and photos you loved the most.

#1 Blog Post of 2010:  “Loving Two Fat Ladies”
When Cooking Channel announced it was bringing back the wry, dry and sly ladies of the kitchen, Two Fat Ladies fans went nuts. We couldn’t be happier to watch them every Saturday night, and chuckle along at their saucy antics.
Read the Post
Catch the Two Fat Ladies Marathon on New Year’s Day
Make their Original Recipes
More Two Fat Ladies on the Blog

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Cookie #9: Laura Calder’s Crisp Chewy Meringues

12 Days of CookiesCooking Channel is joining Food Network for our first annual cookie swap, 12 Days of Cookies. Each day, visit us here for a look at new holiday cookies, party-planning tips and top techniques for rolling, spooning, slicing, baking and decorating delicious sweet treats to give — or keep — from favorite chefs and Food People. Then visit FoodNetwork.com/12daysofcookies for great takes on holiday baking from Food Network chefs — cookies by the dozen to celebrate all season.

Laura Calder’s Crisp Chewy Meringues are simple yet elegant. Once the little drops of sweet goodness are all gobbled up, you’ll wish you had time to make some more. Oh wait, you will — these guys take only ten minutes to whip up before it’s time to pop them into the oven.

The chameleon of all cookies, you can flavor their basic egg white and sugar base with almost anything… vanilla, orange flower water, maple extract — you name it! But no matter what flavor you choose, their crisp outer layers and soft, chewy insides make for one serious textural treat.

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Fall Fest: What to Pair With Pears

Fall Fest 2010We’re teaming up with other food and garden bloggers to host Summer Fest 2010, a season-long garden party. Each week we’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. To join in, check out awaytogarden.com.

The crisp, sweet, sometimes-earthy, sometimes-citrus-y flavor of pears is naturally enhanced by the flavors of honey, wine and cheese. Raw pears are great sliced on a cheese plate alongside some brie, Stilton, sharp cheddar, or Gorgonzola — a drizzle of honey is optional, or a nice side offering. Choose your wine based on your pear preference: Anjou pears work well with Sauvignon Blanc, Barlett with Brut Champagne and Bosc with Cabernet Sauvignon. But pear season is short so you should make the most of it, and consider not just a cheese plate, but pear recipes that take advantage of perfect partners like wine, honey and cheese, as well. Say, for example, Laura Calder’s Slow-Baked Honey Wine Pears, pictured above and featured on Laura’s show, French Food at Home. Need more inspiration? Here you go:

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Challenge: Christmas Cookies in September?!

Need Inspiration? Taste drive Laura Calder's Powder Puffs

It’s that time of year again! Get ready for fall foliage, pumpkin carving, apple cider and…holiday cookies? Okay, we know, it’s not quite that time of year, but we’re already planning our Holiday Cookie Showcase and we need your help!

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