Posts for November 27th 2007
A few weeks ago, there was a great moment on 30 Rock that made me laugh out loud. Alec Baldwin's character, Jack Donaghy, says to the bartender, "I'll have a white rum with diet ginger ale and a splash of lime." Fast forward a few seconds later and the bartender presents him with his drink, "The Nancy Drew." Naturally, a man as masculine as Jack cannot be seen ordering a Nancy Drew, and therefore corrects the bartender by saying, "For men, it's called a Hardy Boy."
Sadly, there isn't actually a drink called a Nancy Drew — or a Hardy Boy for that matter — however that doesn't mean we can't make one. After all dark rum and ginger beer is perfect in a Dark and Stormy, so a lightened up version featuring ginger ale and light rum must also be delicious! To get the recipe and see the hysterical clip for yourself, read more
A black-blue colored berry that resembles black peppercorns. These berries are native to Europe and America and have a very astringent flavor. Although they are too bitter to eat raw, the crushed dried berry is used to flavor meats, sauces, and stuffings.
The berries are also a key ingredient in flavoring gin.
If the Luther Burger — a bacon cheeseburger served between two Krispy Kreme donuts — sounds amazing to you, then you won't want to miss this slideshow of extreme eats. — Forbes
Sweet Fix for Gamers: Chocolatier 2: Secret Ingredients
The newly launched Chocolatier 2™ game from PlayFirst™ follows in the footsteps of the popular first edition, but features new animated scenes that bring ports to life. It also allows players to try different ingredients and experiment to come up with brand new recipes.
There is nothing quite like a big plate of comforting lasagna. Perfect on a cold, Winters night, it makes for a delicious meal this time of year. With its many layers — thick tomato sauce, chunks of meat, melty cheese — lasagna can be an intimidating task. It doesn't have to be though! I've got two recipes for you to choose from, one for the beginners and one for the experts. All you need is a bit of time, a glass of wine, and a baguette for garlic bread. Let's get cooking, just read more
The episode will feature Stephen Aspirinio and Tiffani Faison from Season One; Betty Fraser, Marcel Vigneron, and Josie Smith-Malave from Season Two; and Chris "CJ" Jacobson, Tre Wilcox, and Sandee Birdsong from Season Three. I understand how many of these folks are fan favorites, but I have to say, I'm a bit surprised by Sandee; maybe it was her fiesty ways in the Watch What Happens special?
No word on what the actual challenge is, but the episode will have the chefs going
head-to-head knife-to-knife for a grand prize of $20,000. They'll be judged by the usual suspects — Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, Ted Allen, and Gail Simmons — who will also have input from culinary heavyweights Alfred Portale (chef of Gotham Bar and Grill), Eric Ripert (executive chef of Le Bernardin), Alan Wong, Elizabeth Falkner (executive pastry chef and owner of Citizen Cake) and Norman Van Aken.
I don't know about you guys, but I've already got my TiVo set.
I hold a dear place in my heart for the foodie who loves cheese. My older brother is one of those fromage fools who instantly knows his Parmesan from his pecorino. To help him become the master of mold, I plan on getting one of the following gifts. These chalk boards are perfect for displaying different kinds of cheeses! They add height to a tablescape and the dark slate accents the creamy colors of cheese. For more — from a cheese saw to a six-month cheese club subscription — browse below.
I found this fantastic Daniel Craig–inspired tea towel in the Yum Market and just had to share it with you guys. TeamSugar member swwonder bookmarked this creation by Emma Bridgewater. The tea towel ($12) says, "I had a really nice dream last night about Daniel Craig," and is one of several fun designs. None are quite as hysterical as this one, but they're definitely worth checking out.