Posts for June 2nd 2009
Whenever I'm in the mood for bold, robust flavors, my go-to meal is chicken Parmesan. Not only do I get to enjoy the savory richness of marinara sauce with Italian herbs, but I dream of warm, melted cheese and tender, succulent cutlets. My newest obsession is a version of the dish that TeamSugar member My Opinion came up with. While chicken Parmesan's already affordable to make, her version, which incorporates a quick homemade marinara sauce, is even more budget-friendly. By omitting the breadcrumbs, she also makes it healthier! Enjoy this protein-rich meal on a dime when you read more
Whether you're in Brattleboro, VT, or Ponca City, OK, you've got the pick of the crop when it comes to food events this weekend. I know there are Spam and strawberry festivals, but I'm new to the world of rhubarb and horseradish celebrations. What will you be attending? Let us know what you're up to below!
- New York, NY: Wine & Spirits Magazine's Top of the List — June 2
- Orlando, FL: Slow Food Potluck Dinner — June 2
- Palm Springs, CA: Palm Springs Restaurant Week — June 2-19
- Las Vegas, NV: Taste of the Nation Las Vegas — June 4
- New York, NY: James Beard Key West Seafood Celebration — June 4
- Brattleboro, VT: The Great Vermont Grilled Cheese Cook-off — June 5
- St. Louis, MO: St. Louis Brewers Festival — June 5-6
- Snowmass, CO: Snowmass Chili Pepper & Brew Fest — June 5-6
- Lincolnton, NC: Hog Happenin' — June 5-6
- Aledo, IL: Rhubarb Fest — June 5-6
- Fort Harrod, KY: Fort Harrod Beef Festival — June 5-7
- Newport, RI: Great Chowder Cook-Off — June 6
- San Francisco, CA: Spring Breakfast at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market — June 6
To see the rest, read more
Join the all-star cast of He’s Just Not That Into You as they look for love and find laughter in this of-the-moment romcom.
In 1984, John Schnatter, founder, chairman, and former CEO of Papa John's, sold his cherished 1971 Z28 Camaro to buy $1,600 worth of restaurant equipment to open a pizza joint. Now that he's got a worldwide empire under his belt, Schnatter has set out on a cross-country mission to find his original Camaro. He's even offering $25,000 to the person who reunites him with his long-lost ride.
Papa John has already hit up Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, and Louisville on his road trip, but so far, there's been no sign of the gold, double racing-striped Z28. Check out the publicity stunt, which has been documented at length on a promotional website, Papa's Road Trip.
I think the contest — which requires the winner to show written proof of John Schnatter as a past title owner — is wonderfully random and entertaining and I'll be checking up on it periodically. What do you think of the whole endeavor?
This week I'm planning the ultimate high school graduation party. Most high schools host a grad night after the ceremony where students get to celebrate together one last time. To ensure that they won't miss the festivities at either the grad night or their family's gathering, throw the personal party in the days following the graduation. The majority of graduates will have some sort of get together, and guests may be party-hopping, so take that into consideration when selecting a menu. Instead of offering a formal, sit-down dinner, opt for heavy appetizers or a casual, make-ahead buffet. This menu consists of comforting, simple, kid-friendly party food.
You can't go wrong with classics like seven-layer dip with tortilla chips and ranch dip with crudites. Pressed mozzarella and tomato sandwiches get more flavorful over time, and beef sliders with cheese and spicy mayonnaise are hearty enough to satiate the football players. For these crowd-pleasing recipes, read more
In an exciting start to the season, the famed Japanese competitive eater, Takeru Kobayashi, has beaten his long time rival, Joey Chestnut, in battle pizza. The two faced off in a 6-minute pizza eating challenge last weekend. It wasn't your ordinary pizza, however, it was sponsor Pizza Hut's 12-inch, one-pound pepperoni filled calzone, known as the P'zone. The extra thick layer of dough proved to be Chestnut's Achilles heel, "it's doughy," he said, "It takes a lot of chewing." Kobayashi consumed 5 3/4 P'zones to narrow out Chestnut, who chowed down 5 1/2 P'zones. The Tokyo native, who is recovering from a painful jaw disorder, came into the competition ready to win: "I wanted to prove that I'm champion. A champion will stand up to any battle."
Chestnut hopes to bounce back and uphold his title of hot dog eating champion. The much hyped competition takes place every year on the 4th of July. To check out a gallery of images of Chestnut and Kobayashi consuming the P'zones, read more
- Would you eat this Daniel Craig Popsicle?
- Would you eat this Daniel Craig Popsicle? — Eat Me Daily
- Are you buying less organic milk? — Serious Eats
- Tipping rules for takeout and delivery. — Bon Appétit
- Flank steak salad with arugula is hearty and delicious. — Chow
- Top Chef season six has wrapped filming in Las Vegas. — Eater SF
- Anthony Bourdain and Mario Batali talk everything from cupcakes to Food Network. — Grubstreet