If you've ever watched 30 Minute Meals or her daytime television show, you'll know that celebrity chef Rachael Ray, who coined the terms Yum-O and EVOO, sometimes says the silliest things. Her demo at the Food Network New York City Wine and Food Festival was no different. While she walked the jam-packed audience through her bacon, leek, and tomato halibut and roasted tomato burger recipes, she managed to spit out some of her signature one-liners. I thought it would be fun to turn them into a quiz. I'll list a supposed quote, and you tell me if she said it at her demo or not. Ready, go!Take the Quiz
Dressed in tangy Worcestershire sauce, red wine vinegar, and Dijon mustard, this crunchy, juicy salad is a fresh and filling way to end the day. And it can be made in a snap.
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Put down the phone. Instead of takeout tonight, why not try this simple recipe for Korean-style noodle bowls? Use the meat of your choice and feel free to swap out the veggies depending on what you have on hand, letting the sweet, spicy sauce do the rest. The whole wheat spaghetti gives it a healthy edge, while the ginger, garlic, sesame oil, Sriracha, and honey pack a major flavor punch.
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Happy birthday, Rachael Ray! Judging by how much the TV chef-turned cookbook author-turned media personality has accomplished, you'd never guess she's only 42 years old. In roughly 10 years, Ray has published 18 cookbooks, launched an Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show, created an eponymous lifestyle magazine, and founded her own charity organization. How cool is that?
There's also plenty about her that you probably don't know. So to ring in her new year, I thought it'd be fun to ask you how much you know about the queen of 30-minute meals. What can you say about Ray-Ray? Let's get playing to find out!Take the Quiz
If you're a fan of the Food Network but haven't been watching The Cooking Channel this Summer, there's a good chance that you'll change your mind come September. Its star-studded Fall lineup includes new original programs from Food Network vets Rachael Ray, Bobby Flay, and Kelsey Nixon, among others.
Rachael Ray's Week in a Day, which premieres Sept. 25, will be the media mogul's first food-focused show in nine years. It'll feature cooking a week's meals, from scratch, all in one day. Bobby Flay's Saturday show now has a tech-savvy name, Brunch @ Bobby's, and a focus on sweet and savory recipes, including some of his family favorites. The program, which is filmed in his Hamptons kitchen, will premiere Oct. 16.
The Cooking Channel is also giving former Next Food Network Star cheftestants Kelsey Nixon and Jeffrey Saad another shot at the small screen. Nixon's new show, Kelsey's Essentials, is all about basic kitchen techniques, while Saad is set to host the tentatively titled United Tastes of America. His show will explore the history, science, and cultural impact of iconic foods like burgers and pizza.
Also in the pipeline? The Minimalist, based on the food column of New York Times writer Mark Bittman; My Life in Food, a portrait of lives transformed by food, produced by Al Roker; and Bitchin' Kitchen, a cooking show based on one comedienne's witty web series. Which shows do you think you'll catch?
- Meet the contestants of Top Chef: Just Desserts. — Grub Street NY
- Rick Moonen's suggestions for sustainable seafood. — Eatocracy
- Rachael Ray: a portrait made out of Cheetos. — Eater
- Learn how to make your own tofu. — Chow
- Yum! Homemade Thai tea ice cream. — The Epi-Log
- Perfecting carnitas without all the lard. — Serious Eats
- Michael Batterberry, the founder of Food & Wine, has passed away. — Inside Scoop SF
- Find out what Andrea Curto, this week's outed cheftestant, would have done with the money if she won Top Chef. — Feast NY
- What the cast of Eat, Pray, Love ate at The French Laundry. — Huffington Post Food
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Oliver's show, which has the familiar title of Jamie's Thirty Minute Meals, will feature him cooking a "varied and seasonal" meal from scratch in half an hour and is set to air on Britain's Channel 4 during the late afternoon hours. He has reportedly signed up to make 40 episodes of his latest show for a whopping £20 million.
I suppose it's possible for this show to take on a different perspective from the 30-Minute Meals that we know so intimately in the United States, but I'll have to see it to believe it. For the moment, I'm skeptical and think the concepts are too similar. What do you say?
- Ketchup: Why even some of the most local chefs prefer Heinz to homemade.
- Ketchup: Why even some of the most local chefs prefer Heinz to homemade. — Chow
- On a budget? You can still afford organic. — Huffington Post Food
- The second season of Shaq VS will feature Rachael Ray and Joey Chestnut. — Eater
- Classic recipes to make now and freeze for later. — The Epi-Log
- Everything you need to know about making your own sushi. — Serious Eats
- Pronounce these pastas like an Italian pro. — SFoodie
- A first look at Stephanie Izard's The Girl & the Goat. — Grub Street CHI
- Gwyneth Paltrow cooks up a storm. — Vogue
- Unraveling the history (and mystery) of Chinese brown sauce. — Atlantic Food
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I've never really been much of a burger person, but lately I can't stop thinking about burgers. Not stereotypical burgers from fast food joints, but homemade burgers with toasted buns and gourmet toppings. Burgers that are so sophisticated you can serve them at a dinner party. Burgers like this amazingly scrumptious salmon burger with pickled red onions and scallion cream cheese sauce.
I had never made a salmon burger before, and I couldn't help but wonder, as I took bite after glorious bite, why on earth did I wait so long? I suggest you don't let another minute pass without trying salmon burgers. They're delicious! To get the wonderful recipe that made me a burger lover, please read more
- The right way to use bacon in cocktails.
- The right way to use bacon in cocktails. — Libation Lab
- Ben & Jerry's limited-edition Key Lime Pie ice cream is back. — Serious Eats
- Make the most of scallions by using both the greens and whites. — The Epi-Log
- More details on Grant Achatz's Next restaurant. — Feast
- Find out what two foods scare Rachael Ray.— Grub Street NY
- Lebanon has broken the record for the world's largest hummus and falafel. — Eater
- Are popsicles the Summer's biggest trend? — Huffington Post Food
- How to grow herbs indoors. — Chow
- Wedding inspiration: 250 beautiful cakes. — The Knot