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Food Television

This week, I’ve been staying at home everyday, sick with a cold. That meant no going out to eat, no baking, and lots of rest, hot tea, and chicken noodle soup. Since I was stuck at home and not at work, I was able to watch some of my favorite food TV shows that play during normal business hours. Here are my top 5 shows on The Food Network.
 

 
Of course, I must mention Sweet Genius since I am obsessed with desserts. In each episode, there are four American premier pastry chefs competing in three timed challenges for the grand prize of $10,000. …

 

The American Baking Competition

via cbs.com
If there’s one thing that isn’t lacking on television, it’s cooking shows. There’s Hell’s Kitchen and Top Chef for the professional chefs, MasterChef for the home cooks, and Cupcake Wars for cupcake enthusiasts. Of course, these are just a few players in that huge field. There’s something addicting about them – the competition, seeing how people act under pressure, and seeing what they are able to deliver. The American Baking Competition, CBS’ latest cooking show, brings all of that, but in a much nicer way.
The premise of the show is simple: ten home bakers were selected from around the …

 

Celebrity Chefs make a splash at the Fancy Food Show!

Celebrity chefs not only have their own shows, cookbooks and cookware but they are also branching out with food products!  Food products you will be able to find on-line or in your local markets.  Move over Barefoot Contessa and Emeril make way for Guy Feri, Cat Cora, Lidia Bastianich, Florence Tyler, and Duff Goldman! These celebrity chefs are branching out! These are some of the products I saw at the Fancy Food Show recently!  Check them out and let me know if you like their new products!
Let’s get started and see what these celebrity chefs have in store for your …

 

Boston Bakes love Patch!

If you don’t know about patch.com…
…You should! Patch.com is, “…a new way to find out about, and participate in, what’s going on near you.” Sounds great right?! What else is great is that we’ve been getting so much love from patch peeps! Check it out!
From Newton’s Patch:
“Other attendees included representatives from Needham’s own Roche Bros. and Not Your Average Joe’s, as well as Boston celebrity chefs Joanne Chang (Flour Bakery), Todd English (Figs, Olives, Kingfish Hall, Isabelle’s CurlyCakes), and Tim Fonesca (The Four Seasons Hotel).”

 
 
 
 
 
From Back Bay’s Patch:
“Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer returns to our fair city …

 

“Hootie Hoos” chicken pot pie a real winner!

Carla is off Top Chef All Stars, and i miss her unique and fun personality.  And, her “Hootie Hoo” perking greeting. I mean, it’s one of those sayings that sticks, like BAM from Emeril Lagasse.
Lucky for me, Carla’s memory lingers and especially her winning Chicken Pot Pie dish.  Even Tom  Colicchio loved it.
Carla’s remarks at judges table about including both a pre cooked, top and botttom crust, got me thinking.  I mean, i’ve been making the old comfy standby Chicken Pot Pie for ages, without complaint, but i thought, i should try this using her method.
Not for anything, but i …

 

"Hootie Hoos" chicken pot pie a real winner!

Carla is off Top Chef All Stars, and i miss her unique and fun personality.  And, her “Hootie Hoo” perking greeting. I mean, it’s one of those sayings that sticks, like BAM from Emeril Lagasse.
Lucky for me, Carla’s memory lingers and especially her winning Chicken Pot Pie dish.  Even Tom  Colicchio loved it.
Carla’s remarks at judges table about including both a pre cooked, top and botttom crust, got me thinking.  I mean, i’ve been making the old comfy standby Chicken Pot Pie for ages, without complaint, but i thought, i should try this using her method.
Not for anything, but i …