Got a kid who's a total Picasso in the pantry? A real Kahlo in the kitchen? Or simply a child who has enough self control to resist chowing down on a cookie that's placed in front of them? This weekend, your budding pastry chef can show off their talents in a cookie decorating contest, complete with ... More >>
Food NetworkAlton Brown schools Santa in cookie makingIn this weird (but informative) video, Alton Brown teaches Santa how to make sugar cookies. But it's not just any Santa -- it's biker Santa, clad in a bandana instead of a red fur hat.Watch Alton show Santa (and us) an easy sugar cookie ... More >>
You've finally cooked the perfect turkey. It looks brown, juicy, and delicious. Now what? Are you really going to butcher the beast with a butter knife? Before you tear apart that poor bird, watch Alton Brown's video on how to deconstruct your holiday turkey. Yes, deconstruct. In this three ... More >>
Ruth BourdainRuth Bourdain sets her own rules for dealing with celebrity chefs.Ruth Bourdain, that crazy morph between Ruth Reichl and Anthony Bourdain, is at it again. In response to Alton Brown's Fanifesto, Ruth Bourdain has issued his/her own guidelines for fans on her Comfort Me With Offal bl ... More >>
Food NetworkAlton Brown will not sing Happy Birthday on tape - is he tone deaf?Alton Brown of Good Eats and various other Food Network shows, has written a Fanifesto on his blog, Altonbrown.com and it's a sometimes comical look into what happens when average citizens turn into celebrities (which ... More >>
Rachael Ray MagazineThrow a labor day party without the labor with these simple recipes.Yesterday, Clean Plate Charlie shared five easy recipes for tasty libations without the labor. We realized that at some point, you're going to need food to go with those drinks. Lucky for us, celebrity chefs h ... More >>
Anyone who's watched food TV since its inception has seen a steady evolution of the medium, from a staid Mario Batali cooking for three friends to Gordon Ramsay going batshit in Kitchen Nightmares to the snarky food soap opera that's Top Chef to Adam Richman snarfing down burritos as thick and lo ... More >>
South Park's rendition of Food Network star Guy Fieri. I used to never miss an episode of the Comedy Central show South Park. It's skewering of pop-culture fads and personalities is unmatched, even if it often devolves into shock-value programming in the process. But last night's episode, titled ... More >>
Labor Day weekend is here, signaling the end of one heck of a brutal summer. It's also a chance for one last summer party -- including sipping beers on the patio, grilling hot dogs or burgers, and listening to groovy tunes (might I suggest some reggae for this occasion?). But the holiday is calle ... More >>
Besides the blatantly obvious, avocados are good for more
than just guacamole. It's also more than just a topping to a sandwich to deem
it a "California"
meal. Good for anything, from snack time to dessert, here are three (almost
surprising) ways to utilize one delicious fruit.
Note: Personal prefer ... More >>
The Meatist's post this morning on which supermarket bacon is the best made me excited all over again for my favorite new holiday: Bacon Day. That's right, September 5 this year will be to bacon what Labor Day is to really cheap beer and barbecue, a day to revel in the wonders of cured pork belly ... More >>