FoodWire, March 2011

FoodWire, March 2011

Food & Drink

FoodWire, March 2011



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Food Channel KitchensTop Ten’s x 2

Everyone loves lists, so we have a pair of Top Ten lists for you this month.  Want to know what people are having for breakfast these days—or what they’re going to be eating in the A.M.? Our prognosticating team from CultureWaves, Mintel International, and the International Food Futurists have set the breakfast table for you from 1 through 10. See if you agree with their picks for the Breakfast Trends of 2011.

Top 10 Breakfast Trends

Then Editor Kay Logsdon made her personal picks for a Top Ten Cookbooks list. Selections include Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything, Sweet Chic by Rachel Schifter Thebault, and The Pioneer Woman Cooks by the highly popular blogger Ree Drummond. Logsdon says her list is the answer to the question “What have you liked well enough to buy for yourself?”

Food Channel KitchensNow Open: The Food Channel Store

No, we’re not selling our delicious recipes. Those are still free. But maybe you’ve seen a certain gourmet food product or kitchen tool used by one of our chefs, and said “I’d like to buy one of those.”

Well, now you, too, can shop like a chef. You can just click on the SHOP tab at the top of the page and you’re there.

We’ll be bringing you recommendations and information about some of these products so you can shop with assurance. Our goal is to hunt down and bring you the best new and useful products on the market. As we get our new store up and running, we’d appreciate your questions and feedback, too.

Inside the Store is the World Market, currently featuring gourmet food products made in Israel—marmalades, preserves, crackers, and sauces crafted with care in the Holy Land.

You’ll also find outstanding food products from the USA in the World Market, of course. Right now the spotlight is on smoked meats, cheeses and specialty products from Ozark Mountain Smokehouse.

We have tested these products in our kitchens and have prepared recipes using them, so shoppers can enjoy these world flavors in their own homes.

Special promotion in April. Watch The Food Channel Facebook page starting April 4 for a limited-time giveaway of an Ozark Mountain Smokehouse spiral sliced bone-in ham paired with a pound cake, perfect for a stress-free and delicious Easter celebration.

“Our new 24-hour Food Channel Store was built to answer a question we get all the time,” says Editor Kay Logsdon. “Readers ask, ‘Where can I buy the cool stuff I’ve seen on your site’? Well, now we have an answer for them.”

Food Channel KitchensIngredients from Israel
The food of Israel is part of what makes the country both unique and legendary. Right now we’re spotlighting several delightful recipes that feature ingredients made in Israel. Our distinctive Oven Roasted Salmon with Grapefruit Salsa is made with Fruits of Galilee Pink Grapefruit Marmalade.
Mango Curry Chicken Salad
This delicious Mango Curry Chicken Salad features another fine made-in-Israel product, Aunt Berta’s Mango and Curry Sauce.
Chili Garlic Shrimp
The rich and spicy-sweet stir fry sauce from Israel we used for this Chili Garlic Shrimp makes it really quick and easy to prepare.
Peach & Blackberry Tart This luscious, rustic Peach & Blackberry Tart comes together quickly using a prepared refrigerated pie crust and peach & blackberry preserves made in Israel.

Food Channel KitchensSurfing The Channel
Gulf Coast Hoping to Catch a Break During Spring Break
After last spring’s disastrous oil spill wrecked the summer tourist season, especially along the Alabama Gulf coast and Florida Panhandle, business owners there hope better—much better—days are ahead. The tar balls are gone, the beaches are pristine, and the shrimp has been tested and declared to be clean and safe to eat.

An Interview with Tyler Florence
The super busy celebrity chef took time out from his schedule—opening three restaurants (in 6 months!), releasing a new cookbook, and shooting TV shows—to visit with us at The Food Channel.

Breakfast Celebration at NYC Restaurant in Honor of Upcoming Royal Wedding
The Drawing Room at The New York Palace Hotel is, by name alone, an appropriate second place if you didn’t get your invitation to the wedding (we’re sure ours is still in the mail).

Raves and Faves Review of XOCO
Read all about Rick Bayless’s latest and hottest Chicago dining spot.
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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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