Anne Burrell is known for a lot more than just her spicy blond hair and mismatched socks. She's an esteemed chef who worked in some of the top restaurants in NYC, battled it out on Iron Chef as Mario Batali's sous chef, and now keeps her schedule packed with several Food Network shows: her cooking show Secrets of a Restaurant Chef as well as two reality shows, Chef Wanted and Worst Cooks in America. A few years back she published her first cookbook, Cook Like a Rock Star and she has plans to release another one this Fall. Keep reading to learn more about Chef Burrell's rewarding moments on TV, the most amazing thing she's eaten lately, and tidbits about her new book.
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In New Orleans, revelers celebrate one last hurrah before the Lenten season during debaucherous Mardi Gras, but in Munich, there's less of a need to blow off steam thanks to Starkbierzeit, or "strong beer season." Each March, breweries in the region churn out doppelbock, a high-alcohol, intensely rich and malty brew, in celebration of the 17th century monks who created it. Characterized as Oktoberfest minus the tourists, Starkbierzeit isn't highly publicized, but the beer it honors has quite a following in Germany and in many other parts of the world. Ready to drink in some strong beer fun facts? Just read on.
Did you know that March is National Peanut Month? Let's celebrate the sometimes-creamy, sometimes-crunchy ingredient with some of our favorite peanut (and peanut butter) recipes. From supersweet desserts to one of our favorite snack mixes of all time, here are seven recipes guaranteed to satisfy your peanut cravings.
It may sound kind of crazy, but Running to the Kitchen swears that chocolate and chili complement each other in beef tacos.
What makes taco night even better? Chocolate. Chocolate chile tacos are a fun and spicy combination to try.
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Hostess may have shut down last year, but that doesn't mean you can't still get your chocolate cream-filled cupcake fix!
Start by making an easy, classic chocolate cupcake that's fluffy and moist.
Build a surprise on the inside of each cupcake with a vanilla marshmallow filling using marshmallow fluff as a base. If you have any leftovers, make a fluffernutter sandwich with the marshmallow cream and peanut butter.
To fill the cupcakes, simply dive the star tip of the pastry bag into each cupcake's center. To fill each cupcake with the same amount, twist off a small section of the pastry bag (toward the tip) and only squeeze that amount (or less) into the cupcake. This little technique allows you to keep everything consistent, since you can't see how much marshmallow filling is actually in the center of each cupcake.
Take your time when icing the curlicue pattern: try to pipe the circles so that the edges touch each other.
OK, enough already! Time to dive in to discover that always-exciting cream center. See the Hostess-inspired cupcake recipe.
If you're hoping to cook up some traditional Irish eats for St. Patrick's Day, corned beef should definitely be on the menu. Its association with Irish-American culture makes corned beef a holiday must, but feel free to get creative with your dish. From a morning classic to a salty, cheesy sandwich, here are five delicious ways to serve corned beef on March 17.
- With eggs. Start your St. Patrick's Day with a tasty take on the traditional beef. Corned beef hash and scrambled eggs are sure to get your holiday off on the right foot. Try the canned version or create your own with this simple corned beef hash recipe.
- On a sandwich. Stick to a classic Reuben sandwich recipe or keep things simple by adding slices of corned beef to marbled rye. A few condiment ideas: horseradish, mustard, or a layer of your favorite cheese.
- With potatoes and cabbage. Get in the Irish spirit by serving smoked corned beef with boiled potatoes and cabbage. Need some extra flavor? Add salt, pepper, onions, and fresh chopped dill to kick the savory taste up a notch.
- Over pasta. Get creative with corned beef by serving slices over pasta. Pick a recipe with an extracreamy sauce and let the meat supply a salty accent flavor.
- On a grilled cheese. With Dijon mustard and creamy fontina cheese, you're bound to fall for this corned beef grilled cheese recipe. Add just a handful of sliced sweet onion and toast some buttered rye bread for a dish you'll love year-round.
Do you have a favorite way to serve corned beef? Share your tips in the comments below!
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At the beginning of 2013, we vowed to make a slew of improvements in the kitchen, and while the first two months of the year have flown by, we remain resolute in our mission to stick to our culinary goals. Feeling inspired to join us? Then check out these 20 culinary resolutions that you, too, can hope to cross off your list.