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Lee Anne Wong’s Food Crawl, Starring Pretzel Dumplings

Pretzel Dumplings

We’ve all been on pub crawls (perhaps more often than we’d admit), but what about a legit food crawl? Enter Lee Anne Wong. When she has a craving for dumplings and noodles, she doesn’t just face her craving—she goes running after it with reckless abandon. Tonight at 8pm ET on Cooking Channel, Lee Ane Wong takes her love of Asian food to the streets of New York with her one-hour special Food Crawl with Lee Anne Wong where she finds a treasure trove of savory Asian treats in every corner of the city.

Lee Anne has that distinct ability to make everything she puts in her mouth seem like miracles sent from heaven. Her enthusiasm for food is contagious, and generally speaking I’d be all too happy to “have what’s she having.” But one particular dumpling on her crawl really got my attention and my stomach grumbling. Meet the Pretzel Pork and Chive Dumpling with Tahini Mustard Dipping Sauce courtesy of Talde in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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7-Course Dinner with Chef Lee Anne Wong

Courtesy of City Grit

When we heard  Chef Lee Anne Wong was in town cooking a seven-course meal, we had to go check it out. Always offering up spot-on food reviews with a dry wit, Lee Anne is a regular contributor on Cooking Channel’s Unique Eats and our resident Appetizer Adviser.

Lee Anne’s dinner on Wednesday night was hosted by City Grit, a culinary salon that plays host to guest chefs and cookbook authors and is housed in a former Catholic school. The chefs are able to turn the raw event space (which doubles as a store during the day) into a food-filled dining experience. I was lucky enough to be in attendance at Chef Wong’s extravaganza entitled, My Journey through Cooking; Mentors, Lessons, and Inspirations.

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Dinner with Chef Lee Anne Wong

Love watching Chef Wong on Cooking Channel’s Unique Eats? Excited by her battle on Iron Chef America? Head to City Grit in NYC this Wednesday or Thursday evening and you’ll be able to taste all of those great dishes you may have seen on TV. She’ll be cooking an entire seven-course tribute dinner entitled, My Journey through Cooking, dedicated to those who have influenced and inspired her during her career.

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Bottles and Bites at Meatpacking Uncorked

On Friday night, food lovers took over the cobblestoned streets of Manhattan’s Meatpacking District in search of tasty bites, good wine and a Cooking Channel star sighting or two. Stationed within a half-mile perimeter in the trendy neighborhood, Cooking Channel’s Meatpacking Uncorked was a three hour food, fashion and fun-fest that involved 50 local restaurants, food trucks and boutiques.

While shopping, attendees were able to sample wines and sparkling beverages and meet some of their favorite Cooking Channel chefs. Kelsey Nixon of Kelsey’s Essentials greeted fans at Trina Turk, Ben Sargent of Hook, Line & Dinner was stationed at Levi’s Meatpacking and Extra Virgin’s Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos were at the heart of it all at Diane Von Furstenberg. Lively hosts Mo Rocca and Lee Anne Wong popped by Scoop NYC Men’s and The Earnest Sewn Co.

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Cookie #4: Lee Anne Wong’s Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

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 for great takes on holiday baking from Food Network chefs — cookies by the dozen to celebrate all season.

There’s a saying around my house: Everything tastes better with a little bacon. It’s always been true for Brussels sprouts. Now, thanks to Unique Eats host Lee Anne Wong, it’s true for cookies, too.

Using bacon fat in addition to butter makes her Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies rich and moist, and the bits of bacon studded throughout make a salty complement to the chocolate. Think of chocolate covered pretzels taken to the next level — sweet, salty and crunchy all at once. She made them once for the Foo Fighters and the band ate dozens in minutes. You may never bother with plain old chocolate chip cookies again: Why would you, when you can bake bacony ones that rock?

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Craving: Unique Eats Meatballs

Meatball Shop's Spicy Pork Meatballs on Polenta - credit: Tom Censani

The other night, several colleagues attended the NYC Wine & Food Fest‘s Meatball Madness event. I did not.  Photos have been circulating via email for 48 hours now and I can only think of one thing…

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Cooking Channel @NYC Wine & Food Festival

Meet Hosts from Cooking Channel at the NYC Wine and Food Festival

Are you going to be anywhere near New York City during the weekend of October 9th and 10thCooking Channel hosts will be out mixing, mingling and excited to make your acquaintance…

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