Food Network kicks off the New Year with a new season of Worst Cooks in America, the hit competition series that transforms kitchen disasters into skilled cooks, and five-time winner Chef Anne Burrell returning for a rematch against Chef Tyler Florence. Premiering on Sunday, January 3rd at 9pm ET/PT, the seven episode series pits Anne against Tyler, each leading a team of disastrous cooks in an intense kitchen boot camp designed to vastly improve the food skills of their recruits. The contestant who makes the most impressive culinary transformation is awarded a $25,000 grand prize, in addition to delivering victory and bragging rights for their team leader.
“Worst Cooks is comical, competitive and ultimately, inspiring,” said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Food Network. “Under Anne and Tyler's guidance, these cooking-challenged contenders transform their hilarious kitchen blunders to refined culinary techniques - and the journey is truly entertaining to watch.”
In the season premiere, Anne and Tyler are confronted with some of the worst cooks they've ever seen during an open casting call. They then chose fourteen recruits including a lunch lady, truck driver, Army veteran and special education teacher to send to boot camp, and each contestant whips up the “offending dish” that landed them in hot water. After a stomach-wrenching tasting, Anne and Tyler pick their teams and attempt to teach them to make a well-balanced meal. Two recruits are not up to the task, and are sent home. Upcoming episodes feature a game show - style battle called “Family Food,” internationally-flavored empanada and Asian street food challenges and a visit from the competitors’ loved ones. The season culminates in a finale on Sunday, February 14th at 9pm ET/PT where the most improved recruit is awarded $25,000 and bragging rights for their mentor.
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Brooklyn-based Victoria Fine Foods, the top-selling slow kettle cooked pasta sauce manufacturer in the U.S., announces today that it will expand distribution this month in more than 400 cities across Florida and California. In total, nearly 2,500 stores across Florida and southern California will stock the company’s premium line of kettle-cooked pasta sauces by the end of the month. Suggested retail price for Victoria’s premium line of pasta sauces range from $7.99 - $8.99 per 24-ounce jar.
Victoria’s growth is, in part, a reflection of growing consumer interest in better-for-you, minimally-processed foods; a trend that fits the company’s core ingredients-first approach. In fact, since its inception in 1929 the company has used only fresh, real food ingredients that are kettle-cooked in small batches to provide a true homemade sauce in ready-to-eat form.
To celebrate its new availability in California and Florida, Victoria has launched a recipe contest to identify the best pasta dish in each new region. Participants can enter simply by uploading a photo of their favorite pasta recipe using the hashtag #Pastaratzzi for a chance to win a $1,000 kitchenware makeover and other prizes. For contest details, visit www.Facebook.com/VictoriaFineFoods.
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Sandra Lee is an internationally acclaimed expert in all things food and entertaining and is best known for her cooking made easy approach. By using ready-made store-bought foods, she makes serving up delicious, yet approachable everyday meals and party favorites look easy.
To kick off the fall season, Bob Evans has teamed up with the celebrity chef to offer numerous mealtime solutions to busy families on the go made with their collection of side dishes that range from mashed potatoes to macaroni and cheese. Found in the refrigerated section of most local grocery chains, busy families can turn to them as a solution for a simple side dish or use them as a key ingredient when making one of the fun, semi-homemade recipes found at www.bobevans.com/recipes.
“I’m thrilled to be working with Bob Evans – their grocery food products are delicious and offer quality ingredients like their potato side dishes made with real potatoes, real milk and real butter,” said Sandra Lee. “I appreciate the notion of quality side dishes that save time, taste homemade and go from package to table in a matter of minutes. I’m all about making life easier, so I’m happy to share my newest trick in the kitchen and will be turning to Bob Evans sides as I plan my fall and holiday recipes.”
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The California Fig industry is excited to announce the excellent quality of the 2015 fresh crop across all varieties – Black Mission, Brown Turkey, Calimyrna, Kadota, Sierra and Tiger Figs. Natural, good-for-you, and tasty California Fresh Figs are available now thru December.
To celebrate the start of the season, award-winning Chef Robert Del Grande of Houston’s highly-acclaied RDG + Bar Annie created five new simple and delicious recipes that highlight the incredible flavor and versatility of California Fresh Figs.
“I really think figs are the perfect fruit. They have texture, flavor, and nutrition,” says Del Grande. “There’s also a sophistication that fresh figs bring to any dish. Elevate a cheese plate or include them as a key ingredient in salads and salsas. Just remember: When you think delicious, think figs. When you think figs, think California!”
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Summer is here, and that means it’s the perfect time to fire up the barbecue and turn outdoor patios and decks into nightly dining rooms. But with all the choices summer brings, finding the perfect and unique grill-able dish and beverage pairing can be overwhelming.
It’s all about remembering the rules of the game, says three-time James Beard winning Seattle Chef and Restaurant Owner Tom Douglas.
“Grilling is a sport,” he said. “It’s all about remembering your rules, creating dishes that are guaranteed to please and being the best grill-master in your neighborhood.”
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KitchenAid has launched a new line of dishwashers combining striking design elements, including a unique black stainless steel finish, with high-performance features that have earned it bragging rights as the best performing dishwasher brand.
“Our latest dishwasher models bring a sleek and sophisticated look to the kitchen, but can tackle even the toughest challenges,” said Beth Robinson, senior manager of brand experience for KitchenAid. “Tests undertaken without the benefit of rinse aid have proven that our newest dishwashers offer the best combined wash and dry results of any leading premium brand.”
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Denny’s and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the studio behind “Robot Chicken™,” have joined forces to create a new animated web series, “The Grand Slams.” Starring a delicious cast of characters – Egg, Pancake, Sausage and Bacon – based on the brand’s most iconic dish, The Grand Slam™, the series follows the diner gang on their everyday adventures at the booth and beyond.
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This recipe book will help you cook Asian food with confidence and pleasure that you thought you could not make in your own kitchen. More importantly, it will provide you with all the answers to the problem of ''What shall we have for breakfast, lunch or dinner?'' and you will discover that Asian cooking is so rewarding and fun. So, this book contains ''The Best Traditional Asian Recipes'' for you to make and enjoy at home. You will discover that Asian cooking is so rewarding and fun and also there are 50 mouth-watering recipes accompanied with dish images for you to savor from 10 different countries.
The holidays offer much to look forward to, like spending time with friends and family sharing in the season of joy and generosity and creating memories to last a lifetime. This year, spend more time making holiday memories with loved ones by incorporating fresh, delicious, time-saving products like Simply Potatoes in your holiday meal planning.
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Made with Bob Evans’ tasty refrigerated sides, sausage, and America’s #1 selling refrigerated mashed potatoes*, the Thankstini™, Mac ‘n Mashtini™, Roastini™, Autumn Mashtini™, and the Sweet Tater Twist Mashtini™ combine layers of classic ingredients like sweet potatoes, cranberry stuffing and seasonal vegetables into a martini glass for a dramatic side dish, an appetizer or even a simple dessert. The new mashtini recipe collection means less time in the kitchen this holiday season and more time with family and friends. All of Bob Evans delicious food products featured in these new recipes can be found in your grocer’s refrigerated section.
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Environmentally-conscious cleaning product company Method is launching its latest innovation in sustainable packaging – bottles made from a blend of plastic recovered from the ocean and post-consumer recycled plastic. This limited edition packaging is for a new Method product, a two-in-one hand and dish soap, available exclusively at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide.
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In honor of National Potato Day, Aug. 19, and in celebration of having the #1 selling refrigerated mashed potatoes in America¹, Bob Evans Food Products is kicking off its newest campaign – Mad About Mashed – to thank their valued customers in a smashingly creative way.
The prime focus of the new campaign is a signature, gourmet recipe collection – the Mad About Mashtini Recipe Collection – made with Bob Evans signature refrigerated mashed potatoes and garnished with tantalizing ingredients like parmesan crisps, Boursin cheese and basil pesto. The collection, created by Bob Evans Culinary Team, gives entrée-appeal to a staple side dish, and includes six new recipes, including the Sweet Tater Twist Mashtini™, Classy Carbonara Mashtini™, Mad-iterranean Mashtini™, Fiesta-tini™, Clubhouse Mashtini™ and Smoky Spud BBQ Mashtini™.
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