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Posts for January 29th 2013
Last week's Winter Fancy Food Show was full of chips, crackers, and a number of new food trends, but if there's one product that always characterizes the show, it has to be cheese: it's everywhere. As cheese lovers, we tasted as many as we could spot, and discovered nine that are so memorable, we guarantee they're worth hunting down.
Last week saw the premiere of The Taste, ABC's food reality TV show starring judges Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre, and Brian Malarkey. What sets the new show, being billed as "a cooking competition unlike any other," apart from other food reality TV shows? PopSugar's Michelle Manning sat down with judges (and executive producers) Bourdain and Lawson to find out.
When it comes to healthy eating, what's old is new again. Case in point: cottage cheese, which is making something of a comeback these days. It's time, however, to nix that canned pineapple and update your curds with a few new stir-in combinations. Here are a few of our current savory favorites.
- Olive oil, salt, and pepper: Give cottage cheese the Cal-Med treatment with a drizzle of peppery Tuscan olive oil, flaky sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper. In Summer, during peak tomato season, insert fresh heirloom slices.
- "Everything bagel" spices: Friendship Dairies recommends mixing cottage cheese with bagel spices like dried onion, garlic flakes, sesame seeds, caraway seeds, poppy seeds, and sea salt. Use the seasoned cheese to flavor a toasted plain bagel or bagel chip.
For two more, keep reading.
If someone were to ask me, "What's your guilty pleasure food?" there's only one thing I can honestly answer: Velveeta. It's so bad . . . yet it's so good! Technically Velveeta isn't a cheese, but a "processed pasteurized cheese product" that has a creamy texture, mild cheddar flavor, and characteristic artificial-orange color.
Velveeta's most endearing quality, however, is its wonderful ability to melt; once heated, it becomes as smooth as velvet. Since 1928, when Kraft first introduced it to America kitchens, Velveeta has been used to make macaroni and cheese and my personal favorite, nacho cheese dip.
While I enjoy the traditional queso dip (a mixture of Velveeta and Ro-tel, a line of canned tomatoes and green chiles popular in Texas), I prefer this jazzed-up rendition. The refried beans provide a nice meatiness and the cumin gives it an element of smoke.
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- Make low-effort, high-payoff pork chops — Tasting Table
- OpenTable buys Foodspotting for $10 million — Grub Street New York
- Watch the Bocuse d'Or as it takes place live — Eater
- Taco Bell unveils its Super Bowl commercial — Zagat
- Which big cheese wins the title of best cheddar? — HuffPost Taste
- Healthy desserts worthy of seconds (and thirds) — Refinery29
- Pizza Hut is planning a massive food giveaway on Feb. 5 — Delish
Lunar New Year celebrations usher in the Year of the Snake and, with them, a buffet-full of culinary delights. If you've been lucky enough to partake in a traditional Chinese New Year feast, you also may have learned the significance behind each dish. Otherwise, here's a look at common Chinese foods eaten during the New Year and what they represent.
Although I maintain this tangy, orange hot sauce should be enjoyed all year long, it becomes quite a bit more popular every year around the Super Bowl. What's not to love? It's spicy, zesty, full of flavor, and sometimes a little bit messy, and it pairs perfectly with chicken and blue cheese. But buffalo sauce isn't just for wings. There are a plethora of ways to enjoy this game-day flavor. Here are six of our favorite ways to enjoy buffalo sauce, from macaroni and cheese to quesadillas.
Take a cue from thecondochef and make the most of lingering holiday treats like chocolate truffles by chopping them into petite pieces and substituting them for chocolate chips in your favorite chocolate-chip cookie recipe.
Got truffles? Make cookies!
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