Aida Mollenkamp's convinced you don't have to sneak cauliflower into your eggs or beets into your chocolate cake in order to get your fill of healthy food. We caught up with her at the Taste in Los Angeles, where she explained her holistic approach to cooking wholesome, delectable food for friends and family. Also, find out what big project she's been keeping busy with. Plus, learn the biggest things beginners do wrong when they're cooking at home.
These days, Marcel Vigneron — of Top Chef and Marcel's Quantum Kitchen — isn't just playing with molecules. He's also playing with words, as demonstrated by the tako taco he was demonstrating at LA's Taste event. In between plating his signature dish, Marcel took the time to chat about molecular gastronomy and why you shouldn't be afraid to toy around with it at home.
Making Indian food doesn't have to be complicated! At the Taste in Los Angeles, Aarti Sequeira of Food Network's Aarti Party shared why you shouldn't be afraid to prepare the likes of chicken tikka masala at home. Keep watching to hear about her easiest beginner recipe, and the five spices any Indian food lover should keep on hand.
What's the key to kitchen success? At the Taste in Los Angeles, everyone from Kogi BBQ's Roy Choi to Marcel Vigneron of Marcel's Quantum Kitchen had some nugget of sage advice to offer aspiring chefs and home cooks. In this video, discover the quickest way to peel carrots from Cooking Channel's Aida Mollenkamp, and the best way to bring out flavor from Food Network star Aarti Sequeira. Watch now to find out all you need to know to be a pro!
What culinary fad has jumped the shark — and what's here to stay? At The Taste in Los Angeles, we interviewed a star-studded lineup of Food Network chefs, from Giada De Laurentiis to Duff Goldman, to see what they think will be the next food trend. From doughnuts to drinking vinegar and food trucks to farm-to-table cuisine, we heard it all, but there's one sizzling hot food trend that everyone seems to be gunning for. Watch the video to find out what it is!
At the Taste in Los Angeles, Food Network host Claire Robinson shared her ingredient for making moist, fluffy scones. Robinson also revealed foods that are most versatile for her cooking show, 5 Ingredient Fix, as well as cooking tools that every aspiring chef needs to have in a home kitchen. Also, find out her secret for looking cute while cooking for guests, and why those scratches you've got on your nonstick pans are surprisingly scary.
Top Chef Michael Voltaggio's a busy man, but he managed to find time to make a showing at the Taste event in Los Angeles over the weekend. He took time out from his schedule to talk details about coauthoring a new cookbook, Volt Ink., with his brother Bryan; his forthcoming restaurant, Ink., which will showcase modern Los Angeles cuisine; his surprising new pop-up shop, Ink.Sack ("it was a surprise to me," he says); and why the microwave is so hot right now.
We took a moment to savor the sweet side of things at the Taste in Los Angeles, where we caught up with baker extraordinaire Duff Goldman, the star of Food Network's forthcoming Sugar High. We made a pit stop in front of his breathtaking custom angel cake to get his opinion on faddy foods like cupcakes and deep-fried butter, as well as his advice for beginning bakers. Keep watching to find out more.
At this past weekend's The Taste in Los Angeles, we took some time in between cooking demos and wine tastings to chat with Food Network favorite Giada De Laurentiis. The cookbook author, Emmy winner, and star of Giada at Home caught us up on cooking for Will and Kate, her latest ingredient obsession, and her go-to recipe for Fall.