Posts for August 19th 2008
I swooned when I came across Phasekitty's pictures of her mother's monkey bread. Eating this treat reminds me of hanging out with friends and family. There's nothing better than catching up on good conversation while picking apart pieces of the gooey bread. The best part? Licking the cinnamon sugar off your fingers.
Besides being a great breakfast, dessert, snack, and gift, monkey bread is great to make with kids. To get Phasekitty's family recipe, read more
In the mood to soak up some live entertainment with your food? Whether you like magic with your potatoes or country music with your corn, this week's food festivals are for you. There are a number of charity events, so if you're in a generous mood consider helping those who are less fortunate. Here's a roundup of exciting events going on around the country. Feel free to chime in if we've left anything out!
- Vail, CO: Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation Vail — Aug. 21
- Winterville, NC: Winterville Watermelon Festival — Aug. 21-23
- Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Wine Festival — Aug. 22-23
- Barnesville, MN: Potato Days — Aug. 22-23
To see the rest, read more
Mexico's had a long love for tortas — 48 yards, to be exact.
Earlier this month, Mexico City caterers created Central America's longest-ever sandwich, coming in at 48 yards. With the help of 45 torta outlets, the oversized baguette took only five minutes to make. The 1,320 pounds finished torta was filled with over 30 ingredients, including ham, cheese, avocado, and lettuce.
The baguette — which will go down in history as one of the world's largest food feats — was part of the kickoff for a three-day torta festival in Mexico's capital.
However, I spoke with a source at the network today, and she informed me that, contrary to gossip, the Food Network is not filming a competitive eating series. According to PR manager Lisa Krueger, the show is more like a culinary version of The Amazing Race. Called Eat the Clock, Krueger says it will feature "two teams who will race through a variety of culinary hot spots and compete in challenges for the ultimate chowhound smack-down." Apparently the words "ultimate chowhound smack-down" were mistaken for competitive eating.
While I find competitive eating to be quite disgusting, a show about it has the potential to be a hit. Still, I'm interested to see what Eat the Clock is about. Will you watch? Are you more inclined to watch if competitive eating were involved?
Last week Jack in the Box expanded their breakfast menu to include brunch bowls, and this week Domino's Pizza has announced plans to introduce submarine sandwiches. The pizza delivery chain will offer four different kinds of baked sandwiches, including a Chicken Bacon Ranch sandwich and a Philly Cheese Steak sandwich. The $4.99 sandwiches will be delivered with or without a pizza order.
With the sandwiches, which are available to order beginning on Aug. 25, Domino's hopes to increase lunch sales. Last Spring, Pizza Hut added pasta to their menu, so it's no surprise that Domino's is looking for other ways to grow profits. What do you think about the expansion? Will you try Domino's sandwiches?
When planning the menu for a going away party, there are several options. You can feature the honoree's favorite dishes, make the dishes that are native to the town she is leaving or the town she is moving to, or simply serve a delicious and comforting meal. In my case, I decided to combine these ideas.
Kara's favorite appetizer, artichoke dip with pita chips, will await the arrival of the guests. Grilled three cheese triangles, cooked on the outdoor grill, are classically nostalgic and so tasty guests will be begging for more.
The entree will be a New England favorite, a clam boil filled with seafood, corn, potatoes, and sausages. To take a look at these mouth-watering recipes, read more
- I would be a lot happier if I had this cold Corona and a stuffed lobster roll in my hands!
- I would be a lot happier if I had this cold Corona and a stuffed lobster roll in my hands! — H.O.G. Food Blog
- Should you put oil in pasta water? — Chow
- Catch up with Top Chef season two villain Marcel Vigneron. — Serious Eats
- How to roast tomatoes under the broiler. — The Kitchn
- Hershey's plans to raise the prices of its products by 10 percent. — Slashfood
- Take a break from work and watch one of these oddly compelling food videos. — The Epi-Log
- Turn mismatched China into a beautiful wall decoration. — CasaSugar
- Tips for making the best homemade ice cream. — Baking Bites
- A berry pizza is a delicious and different take on grilled pizza. — GlamDish
Lately I've been really into quiche. Quiche can be filled with random odds and ends of ingredients, are quick to throw together, and make delicious leftovers. This quiche recipe caught my eye because it combines two elements I wouldn't normally pair together, curry and canned tuna, to create one delicious dish.
Cooked pasta adds an interesting texture and two types of cheese provide a gooey creaminess. To make this quiche for your family, read more