Posts for June 27th 2008
Audreystar says she's been on a Greek cooking kick lately, and she's not alone. I've also been somewhat fixated on feta cheese recently, and this Mediterranean mix of chicken, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, onions, parsley, and feta looks incredibly yummy.
I love that she found the recipe while looking for a way to use up her surplus of fresh parsley! Leftover herbs are always inspiring my dinners, too. This dish looks like a fast and easy weeknight meal, so to get her recipe plus step-by-step photos, read more
The Los Angeles Times ran a story this week about the growing popularity of cask-conditioned ales, which are yeastier, unpasteurized beers usually served at 55 degrees. Some people don't like drinking beer that lukewarm, though I have one friend who loves cask ales because he prefers the taste of beer when it's room temperature. What about you?
If you aren't familiar with cooking with Asian flavors or fish, experiment with this simple recipe. The classic Teriyaki flavors are mild and crowd pleasing. There's no need to head to a specialty store for hard-to-find ingredients, the components are common pantry staples. Sliced salmon fillets are coated with a mixture of soy, fresh ginger, and wasabi before being placed under a broiler. This dish comes together in minutes, making it ideal for the end of the week. To learn how it's done, read more
When selecting the decorations for a Fourth of July barbecue, be careful not to get carried away with the stars and stripes theme. Choose a few key pieces and use navy, red, and white as accents.
Start by covering the tables in a plaid Americana print tablecloth. Serve the food on large navy rimmed platters and stack white plates nearby. Cloth napkins make a barbecue feel chic and sophisticated. Set up the mojito bar and glasses on a small high table. Candles look festive but modern in red square votives. Hang red paper stars from trees or the ceiling. Arrange simple white flowers in low vases. When guests arrive greet each one with a box of gold sparklers.
Let me introduce you to Anne Burrell. Anne's a multi-tasker with many roles in the food industry. First and foremost, she's the executive chef of a restaurant, Centro Vinoteca, in New York City. She works at the restaurant six days a week and isn't much of a home cook. In her downtime Anne competes as Mario Batali's sous chef on Iron Chef America.
However, her latest role is as a hostess of Secrets of a Restaurant Chef, a new show on Food Network. This Sunday (at 9:30 a.m.) Anne's coming to a kitchen near you and she's teaching you how to cook like she does in her Centro Vinoteca. Earlier this week I chatted with the former Culinary Institute of America instructor, to see what she had to say, read more
- Sick of the horrible tasting office coffee? Here are ten ways to make office coffee taste better. —The Epi-Log
- Find the farmers market closest to you and discover recipes that feature the farm fresh products. —Culinate
- M&M's premiums look so pretty I can't wait to get my hands on a bag.— Candy Blog
- Learn all about Spain's most underrated wine: Sherry. — The Kitchn
- Before you make homemade ice cream, read these tips for sweet creamy success. — Serious Eats
- Help bring bitters back by making them at home. — Chow
- What to eat before and after you work out. — FitSugar
- Miss Emeril Live? Five never before seen episodes will be airing soon on his new network: Fine Living. — Fine Living
I don't know how I missed this earlier, but June is Mango Month. Not that I need an excuse to devour mangoes. I can't get enough of this juicy sweet fruit, and I'm convinced that anyone who doesn't like mangoes has simply never had a good one. In fact, I joked to PartySugar that the last question on this quiz should be "Do you like mangoes?" and that "yes" would be the only correct answer.
But I decided to be nice instead, so I've rounded up some fun facts about this ubiquitous, delicious fruit. Find out how much you know about mangoes!Take the Quiz
In case you didn't know, we're giving away an ice cream maker. Be warned, getting an ice cream maker is kind of like giving a mouse a cookie. Once you have the ice cream maker, you'll have to get new ice cream bowls. Let's help the winner by heading off to market in search of ice cream serving bowls. Look for small, round, pretty bowls that are perfect for displaying plump scoops of luscious ice cream. Bookmark the bowls in the Yum Market on TeamSugar with the keyword tag, Ice Cream Bowls. Good luck!
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