FoodWire, February 2010

FoodWire, February 2010

Food & Drink

FoodWire, February 2010

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Chocolaty
Food Channel KitchensFebruary Is a Chocolaty Month

Lots going on this month. We kicked it off, fittingly, with an all-star lineup of recipes for the Big Game (Congrats to the Saints!), and now Cupid is drawing back his bow as Valentine’s Day approaches. We cooked up a V-Day menu meant to warm the hearts of your “typical male,” then turned to thoughts more feminine: chocolate. Be sure to check out our life-lessons-drenched-in-chocolate video: Things I’ve Learned from Chocolate—it’ll activate your sweet tooth for sure. And become a kid in a candy store again by joining our tour of the amazing Candy House. Don’t forget to make a regular stop on our home page to check out our Raves & Faves Featured Restaurant. Our faves from our tour stops in Las Vegas and Los Angeles are profiled in depth with lots of tasty food photography.

Food Channel KitchensCovering Shows from Coast to Coast

The Food Channel was in San Francisco last month to cover the 35th Winter Fancy Food Show, and had the opportunity to assist in judging the top trends at the show—here are some of the top trends we spotted there. Later this month, we’ll be heading to Orlando, Fla., to provide on-the-scene coverage of COEX, the Chain Operators Exchange sponsored by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association. All the big restaurant chains will be on hand, and The Food Channel will also be among the presenters at COEX 2010, which gets underway February 28.

Food Channel KitchensHot Stuff for the Winter Games
You had a great time at your Super Bowl party, now it’s time to cheer on the USA during the Winter Olympics. Invite your friends. Start with hearty Potato & Celery Chowder guaranteed to chase away the chill.
Honey Ham and Cheddar Panini Honey Ham & Cheddar Panini
An awesome hot sandwich that goes well with everything from ice hockey to ice dancing.
Alpine Apple Snow Alpine Apple Snow
A sweet whipped apple topping as fluffy as a Vancouver snow drift.
Sicilian Pasta Salad Apple Oatmeal Squares
Loaded with wholesome stuff Olympians love, like, well, apples and oatmeal…and cinnamon.

Surfing the Channel
Chefs Compete for Spot on Team USA
Chefs Compete for Spot on Team USA
Twenty-eight chefs have been chosen to compete in the first of two competitions to determine who will be selected to represent the United States on ACF Culinary Team USA in what is commonly called the “culinary Olympics.” Find out who they are.

Bringing Hope to Haiti
VIDEO: Bringing Hope to Haiti
The Food Channel had a chance to visit the World Distribution Center for the Convoy of Hope. We spoke with the Senior Director of Communication, Jeff Nene, about what kind of work is being done right now in Haiti. To donate to Convoy of Hope, visit them online at convoyofhope.org.
Fancy Wrap-Up
VIDEO: Fancy Wrap-Up
Here’s a quick wrap-up of what we saw at the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco that really reached out and caught our attention.
Food Channel Facebook page
Feeding Your Facebook Appetite
Network with fellow foodies from around the world. Check out the Food Channel‘s Facebook fan page.
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