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As usual, the latest season of "The Great British Bake Off" is warming our hearts and making us hungry through our TV screens. Season 13 of the mega-successful baking show is on now, with returning judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith critiquing the bakes and witty hosts Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas adding some levity to the tent.
Do you like green eggs and ham? Do you like them, Sam-I-Am? While the idea of green ham is understandably troublesome, eggs, it seems, can turn green for reasons as benign as cooking them in a cast-iron pan while still being perfectly safe to eat. While restaurants such as Subway will sometimes do their own take on this Seussian classic, they typically employ a harmless food coloring agent, while more upscale versions such as the one served up at Pike Place Market's The Crumpet Shop may use something along the lines of pesto.
If you're a Millennial-identifying diner, you know that avocados can be incorporated into almost every meal. Following the rise of the iconic Instagram-worthy avocado toast, the hype for avocados has been real and growing every day. Considering the sheer variety of avocado recipes, from guacamole to green eggs and tomato salad to ceviche, it's no wonder the fruit flies off the shelves at nearly every grocery store.
While some mid-century recipes haven't aged all that well – scary Jell-O salad molds and dubious diet foods come to mind – many other vintage recipes are well worth reviving, which is why Rachael Ray turned to a half-century-old cookbook to prepare a recent dish she shared with her Instagram followers. The book, which was a birthday present from her cousin-in-law and his girlfriend (how brave, to gift a cookbook to a celebrity chef!), is entitled "Dall'Antipasto al Dolce." But we couldn't find a digitized version to check how closely she followed the recipe. It's probably a safe bet that she made at least one significant tweak, though ... either that or this recipe may belong on a list of foods that make you wonder what on earth your grandparents were thinking.
As we know from the perma-craze surrounding the proverbial pumpkin spice latte that emerges from its leaf-strewn cave this time of year, fall is nothing less than a holy season for warm beverage lovers. If you're able to drop $7 on the barista-crafted seasonal coffee drink at your local cafe, then by all means, pony up. But if you prefer to spend a little less while still leveling up your morning cup of joe beyond a simple splash of milk, you might turn to your rich and creamy friend Coffee Mate.
Candied nuts might seem like a sweet that belongs more to your grandparents' generation than to your own, but take a bite or two of these sweet and salty nuts and you'll see at once that grandma and grandpa were onto something. And that something — which is a delightful candied walnut, to be clear — can be made with just three simple ingredients thanks to this recipe from Catherine Brookes of Blue Sky Eating. What's more, while these candied walnuts are ideal for enjoyment during the chilly fall evenings or as a treat around the holidays, they're pretty great any time of year, and any time of day, for that matter. Brookes says, "They're great enjoyed as a snack or after dinner treat."
Baseball season may be winding down for the time being — apart from the usual suspects destined to meet in the Fall Classic — but Rachael Ray recently hosted a special baseball episode of the "Rachael Ray Show." The episode features recipes for cute baseball-shaped meatballs complete with bacon laces as well as "Batter Up" corn dogs, so you can tell she's really going all-in on the theme. One of the highlights of the show, however, is a cocktail with a name that seems somewhat mysterious at first. It's called the Triple B, but what is this supposed to stand for — balls, bats, and bases? Or how about the ingredients? The drink contains beer, bourbon, and ... nothing else beginning with the letter "B" (no, there's no bacon in there).
Jacques Torres On What Fans Can Expect From The New Halloween Version Of Nailed It! - Exclusive Interview
World-renowned pastry chef Jacques Torres is back for Season 7 of "Nailed It!" — which promises to be its spookiest season yet. The Halloween version of the show premiers on October 5 and will include ghoulish surprises and guest appearances by actors from some of your favorite Netflix shows like "The Umbrella Academy," "Cobra Kai," and "The Witcher." The desserts the bakers are asked to create are also intentionally scary this time around. In fact, Nicole Byer is so alarmed by one cake creation that she laments in the trailer, "Now I have something to talk about with my therapist this week."
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The holiday season sees several beloved beverages return to our favorite coffee shops, but believe it or not, the most popular sip of the season contains no traces of peppermint, eggnog, or even coffee. According to a YouGov survey from 2020, hot chocolate is actually America's favorite winter drink — and that's not all. Interestingly enough, the warm beverage is also a crowd-pleaser during the fall, so much so that a 2020 One Poll survey found drinking hot chocolate to be America's third-favorite thing about the season, behind enjoying the changing leaves and cooler weather (via Study Finds). Meanwhile, sipping pumpkin spice-flavored beverages came in at the number-14 spot on the list, possibly indicating that those pumpkin spice lattes aren't quite as popular as we all thought.
There have been rumblings in the world of fine dining about a big change to the way customers order (and pay for) their meals. Rather than offering a la carte dining options, many restaurants in the U.S. have started exclusively offering prix-fixe menus instead (via Thrillist). According to a member of the National Restaurant Association, part of it has to do with the pandemic and inflation — even fine dining customers want to know what their total budget for a meal will be before heading to a restaurant. Switching to a tasting menu can also give chefs more flexibility to change their daily offerings based on what ingredients are fresh, affordable, and available (via InsideHook).
Six years have passed since the tragic death of Anthony Bourdain, yet a lot of his words continue to sound their unwavering tones for a number of deep thinkers around the globe. Apart from Bourdain using travel to experience the richness of other cultures through food (via The Washington Post), his authenticity unapologetically made itself known: The renowned food critic was able to speak about the harsh realities of human existence, seemingly without skipping a beat.
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Cooking isn't so difficult. Anyone can take a slab of meat and throw it into a pan, or stir together flour and water and stuff it into the oven. However, what comes out might look less like a meal and more like some dough got too close to a volcano. Where cooking really happens is often in the seasoning. Being able to mix and meld flavors is what can change a bland brisket into a succulent supper or transform a box of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese into gastronomic glee. Do it right, and the flavors are exceptional. Do it wrong, and you end up with a black pepper and honey catfish that even the dog won't touch.
The famous loud-mouthed, fast-talking chef Gordon Ramsay is everywhere — the man is so busy that we're going to start thinking about the possibility of him having a doppelganger. Ramsay has so many projects and activities that it's hard to keep track of all of them (via Insider). Lately, among many other things, his Hell's Kitchen restaurant opened in California, he wrote a touching farewell to the late Queen on Twitter, and made TikTok users upset while selecting which lamb to eat next. Ramsay also made even more people angry by saying he loves the region of Cornwall, but hates the locals. Whew.
When the queen of pop asks you to cook for her, you do it. Not only has her latest album been making waves, but Lizzo has also been taking TikTok by storm by sharing her most unique eats and trying out the most viral food trends — does anyone remember the Oreo mustard combination circulating the internet? But when Lizzo fell upon TikToker Alejandra Tapia's page, she immediately wanted to invite Tapia to her kitchen. The Latina influencer, now with 6.3 million followers and about 239 million likes, made her way by sharing the lunches she made for her husband online.
Finding one's identity can be difficult. One of the ways some people seek a sense of belonging, or a better way to know themselves, is to look to their ancestors. By seeing where their family line comes from, they gain a greater understanding of perhaps why they behave the way they do, or like the things they like. With websites like Ancestry or 23andme, tracking one's genealogy and family history has never been easier.
If you're a Lindsay Lohan fan you're probably wondering where she's been for the last 15 years. While you may often reminisce about the days of "Freaky Friday" and her epic appearance on "Mean Girls," the once buzzworthy teenage celebrity has taken a backseat in the public eye after being center stage for so many years. As it turns out, she's now an adult and has some keen opinions about food.
TLC's "Cake Boss" aired its final episode in 2017, but the popularity of the reality series helped usher its star, Buddy Valastro, further into what was already an illustrious career in the world of sweets. The show, which premiered in 2009, followed Valastro as he carried out the day-to-day operations of his family's long-running Hoboken bakery, Carlo's — a task he shared in part with his mom, his four sisters, and his three brothers-in-law.
In a world where supply chain issues run rampant and delays are common, it seems harder to find things that are ready when you need them to be. Perhaps that's how Little Caesars has stood out from other big-name pizza restaurants. Ever since rolling out the Hot-N-Ready promotion in 1997 (via Little Caesars), the promise of a hot, fresh pizza waiting as soon as you walked in the door was more than enough to bring folks to Little Caesars, making the company synonymous with both cheap pizza and convenience. While the chain's offerings of affordable pizza may come off as pedestrian and lacking quality to some, there's no denying that the chain has found a popular niche to profit from.
September 27 is the last night of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Many who celebrate might be heating up leftovers from this weekend's festivities, while others will be spending the day braiding challah and pulling out all the stops for a final-day feast. As with other Jewish holidays, the foods eaten on Rosh Hashanah are steeped not only in cultural tradition, but also stories from the Torah. While Passover, for instance, is spent around seder plates whose dishes represent the events leading up to the Israelites' escape from slavery in Egypt (via History), the sweet fruits traditionally eaten during Rosh Hashanah take on more general — but also significant — meanings.