Neil Patrick Harris making mozzarella with Michael Chiarello, Duff Goldman running into his twin — what happens at the Los Angeles Food & Wine festival does not stay at the Los Angeles Food & Wine festival. Lucky for us, it goes on Instagram or Twitter and we all get to pretend like we're right there with the big-name chefs. Ahead, check out more of the social snaps coming out of the weekend extravaganza, and check back for our interviews with your favorites!
Today isn't any old day: it marks the 43nd birthday of our favorite culinary beauty, Giada De Laurentiis. To celebrate the cookbook author and Food Network star's big day, we rounded up some of our favorite quick and simple Giada recipes from years past. From a beer cocktail that's just peachy to a lighter version of fried chicken, click through to see some of Giada's best.
School's in session, extracurricular activities have begun, and the family's schedule is crazier than ever. Having a family dinner — one where everyone sits down together to eat and talk about their days — may sound daunting when juggling so many schedules, but it isn't impossible.
To accomplish the family dinner, we turned to some of our favorite celebrity chefs and restaurateurs — all parents themselves — to sneak a peek at the 30-minute meals they prepare for their own families. With chefs like Everyday Foods' Sarah Carey, Weelicious's Catherine McCord, Jessica Seinfeld, Michael Chiarello, and more sharing everything from tacos and paninis to grilled shrimp and pretzel-crusted chicken, we've got more than a month of school-night dinners right at your fingertips. Take a look, and then tell us which work best for your family!
Foodies! How well do you know your cooking vocab? If words like swarthy, slauce, and quadrillage sound like something out of a Harry Potter book, you may need to study up. Thankfully, we spoke with some of our favorite top chefs, from Richard Blais to José Andrés, for a refresher course — and a few new words to add to our list. We're not going to lie: some are hard to pronounce, so you can practice watching the video. Just whatever you do, don't say the word moist . . .
It didn't take too long for a new Southern gal to enter the Food Network scene. The sassy, classy Damaris Phillips just won the ninth season of Food Network Star, an obvious sign that fans expressed their need for Southern comfort. This 32-year-old culinary school instructor from Kentucky has already started the preproduction for her new show Eat, Date, Love, but she took some time out of her schedule to discuss why she deserved the title and what recipe she hopes to be remembered for.
Believe it or not, today marks culinary guru and businesswoman extraordinaire Martha Stewart's 72nd birthday! In honor of the day, we've rounded up a handful of our favorite recipes that Martha's had a hand in, from Dutch babies to petit fours and everything in between. With these well-tested recipes in hand, you'll be set to toast to Martha from dawn to dusk. So cheers, Martha. We hope it's a good one!
Think cooking pasta is as simple as dropping a fistful of noodles in a pot of boiling water? That might get the job done, but for truly stellar results, check out these tips from the likes of Mario Batali, Giada De Laurentiis, Michael Symon, and more on the matter.
While a big spotlight's been cast on the future king of England this week, there's another king worth toasting to: Sandwich King Jeff Mauro, who celebrates his birthday today. In honor of his big day, we're rounding up the Food Network star's most resourceful cooking tips. From nostalgic sandwiches to cold-brewed iced coffee, here are five indispensable nuggets of kitchen wisdom we gleaned from him.
The Fourth of July is one holiday where some chefs actually got the chance to spend time with family and friends, and while off the line, our favorite food personalities didn't go off-line. Instead, they shared their Fourth of July memories and experiences with their fans via Instagram and Twitter. Keep clicking to take a look.
Just because you aren't at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen doesn't mean you have to experience fear of missing out. Get a taste of the food festival by looking through our editors' own on-the-ground photos or snaps taken by the celebrity chefs themselves. Ahead, check out a fun (albeit envious) batch of social snaps from names like José Andrés, Jacques Pépin, and Mario Batali. Have you ever seen so many famous chef faces in the same place at the same time?