These days, since everyone’s so busy, what better way to get friends together than at a red carpet Oscars party? Have a cheap girls' night "out" in the comfort of your own home and make the night all about food, fun, and friends.
Posts for March 4th 2010
There's only one thing to pour at an Oscars viewing party, and it's bubbly. While I'm a huge fan of sparkling rosé, sometimes it's fun to make your own pink champagne. It doesn't involve grapes, but simply your favorite sparkler and a little purple-hued liquor called Chambord. A splash of the raspberry elixir will turn a glass of bubbly into a blushing pink concoction that's slightly sweet. It's an easy-to-make, sophisticated cocktail that pairs well with gourmet pizza, so get the recipe after the jump.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued violations to a number of food companies — among them, Nestlé, POM, Gorton's, and Diamond Foods — demanding they make changes to their product labels. The government agency is cracking down on health assertions, issuing letters to 17 companies for 22 products, alleging they violate the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
Among the offenders? Dreyer's Ice Cream for a zero-gram trans-fat claim, Spectrum organic vegetable shortening for the term "cholesterol free," and other items for use of nutrition claims such as "healthy," which have stringent definitions. The FDA also said it will lobby for calorie and nutrient labeling on the front of food packages.
I'm glad the FDA is invested in honest health and nutritional claims for consumers. Have you ever been wary of the words on certain packaged foods?
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A traditional lasagna made from scratch can be a very time-consuming meal to prepare. However, take some help from the grocery store and employ a store-bought sauce with no-boil noodles, and you can make a rendition that's worthy of any busy weeknight.
The recipe calls for goat cheese or mozzarella cheese, but why choose between the two when you can have both? Serve with a green salad and you'll have a speedy classic Italian supper on the table in no time. For the recipe, keep reading
This morning, the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) announced the finalists for its 2010 cookbook awards. Among the finalists? Notable restaurant chefs Thomas Keller, John Besh, Marcus Samuelsson, and Michael Psilakis, as well as former Gourmet editor Ruth Reichl.
The IACP awards winners in the following categories: American; Baking: Savory or Sweet; Chefs & Restaurants; Children, Youth, and Family; Compilations; Culinary History; First Book; Food Photography and Styling; Food Reference; General; Health and Special Diet; International; Library Food Writing; Professional Kitchens; Single Subject; and Wine, Beer & Spirits. To find out which notable cookbooks have — and haven't — been included, read more.