Posts for June 12th 2008
Well, you all know what I'm doing this weekend: Heading to the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, one of the food world's most important and awesome events. But if you can't join me, don't worry: There are plenty of food festivals to go around. From strawberries and sushi to barbecue and banana splits, the yummy celebrations are all over the map (literally). Here's a look at some of the highlights from around the country:
- Winston-Salem, NC: Twin City Rib Fest — June 12-14
- Lockhart, TX: 36th Annual Chisholm Trail Roundup BBQ — June 12-15
- Wilmington, OH: Banana Split Festival — June 13-14
- Crawfordsville, IN: Strawberry Festival — June 13-15
- Aspen, CO: Food & Wine Classic — June 13-15
- Long Beach, CA: Sushi and Sake Festival — June 14
- San Francisco, CA: 54th Annual North Beach Festival — June 14-15
- Niagara, ON: Niagara New Vintage Festival — June 14-22
More local food events, so read more
This weekend the who's who of the food industry — including yours truly and YumSugar! — are headed to Aspen, CO, for Food and Wine magazine's annual Classic. Yum and I are super excited to check out the seminars, speakers, and of course, parties!
We plan to share as much of our experience — the chefs, the food, the wine — with you, so be sure to check back for our coverage of this fabulous event. And if you see us at the Classic, don't be shy and say hello!
Having a fabulous selection of alcoholic beverages at your bachelorette party is as important as having delicious food. Drinks will help unacquainted guests mingle more freely and will allow the entire group to loosen up.
For Elena's lingerie shower in my Vegas hotel room, I'll have an unlimited supply of her favorite Champagne, Sofia Blanc de Blancs. To get guests in a wild mood, I'll set shots of kamikaze on ice around the room. Plenty of chilled bottled water is also a must. For more wedding ideas, go to IDoSugar. To check out the the kamikaze recipe, read more
Well the latest season of Top Chef has finally come to a close. We've seen a bunch of amazing folks pack their knives and go, and we saw one person get crowned the new winner. Were you watching? Find out how closely you've been paying attention when you take our quiz.
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Last Friday night I hosted an impromptu dinner party for some close friends. It was an informal introduction of my best friend's new boyfriend, so I went all out with appetizers and a special cocktail. Ever since I made nacho bites, I've wanted to experiment more with Tostitos Scoops, and I decided this was the perfect opportunity to do so.
I filled each chip with a corn, cheese, and egg mixture that cooked up like a corn pudding. The final bite was salty, cheesy, and purely delicious. This is an incredibly easy recipe that can be modified to suit your dietary needs. To see how I made this version, read more
I was a little bummed to see Bobby, the self proclaimed "4-Star General," booted from this week's Hell's Kitchen. I'm sick of Jen and would have enjoyed another episode with Bobby. When I spoke to him yesterday his cheerful, gentlemanly manner surprised me. Although he's currently working as the head chef of a grocery store in Buffalo, NY, Bobby is interested in making more television appearances. He had a lot to say about the experience — to hear his eloquent words about Gordon Ramsay — read more
Head into summer with easy, tasty recipes from Campbell's! They have everything you need: delicious 30-minute meals, slow-cooker favorites, easy skillet dishes, grilling classics, and even a perfect Father Day's dish!
Let's get cooking!
If you've never had pizza with a cornmeal crust, I highly recommend you give this recipe a try. It's a simple technique that combines precooked polenta with water and flour until it makes a dough like consistency. The crust is prebaked before being topped with tomato sauce, red peppers, and green onions. To take a look at this scrumptious, vegetarian pizza, read more
Ever since I received a copy of Grilled Pizza and Piadinas by Craig Priebe, I've been dreaming about grilled pizza. Last weekend, a friend of mine was over, and we grilled up some pies. They were sort of lopsided and awkwardly shaped, but delicious nonetheless. My friend was amazed by his, he'd never heard of grilled pizza before, and thought it was such a fun novelty. What do you think?