We Scored the Official Ted Lasso Biscuit Recipe (and We Even Found the Perfect Pink Boxes)Recipes
Ready to pack into little pink boxes — or directly into your mouth.
Sep 9, 2023
Top Chef Chicago: Blind Tastings and… Bacon!People
Every year, Top Chef does a Quickfire challenge where they blindfold the chefs and have them identify or distinguish between ingredients. We love it, we wait for it, and we occasionally dream of having a game night at home where we do the same thing. This season’s edition had the contestants tasting ingredients like soy sauce, maple syrup, olive oil After the jump, we reveal the winners (and loser) — plus confirm our belief that bacon makes everything better.
Sep 20, 2022
I’m a Former Line Cook — Here’s What “The Bear” Got Right (and Wrong)
There's a lot to dish about.
Aug 19, 2022
This New Docuseries About Restaurant Couples Sounds Incredibly Intense — And I’m Totally Going to Tune InPeople
My relationship problems pale in comparison to #cheesegate.
Jun 22, 2022
Top Chef Chicago: Restaurant Wars!People
Sometimes, in war, the mighty fall… We’re skipping right to the next page to discuss the winner and, more importantly, the surprising loser. Come! We have to say, we thought the judges would keep Dale based on the fact that his body of work over the course of the season was obviously stronger than Lisa’s. And maybe his bad attitude and inability to handle pressure maturely was his Achilles heel, but she’s no picnic in the kitchen, either.
May 12, 2022
Mad Men Menu: Have You Ever Tried Mexican Food?People
We’ve made no secret about our serious love for all things “Mad Men,” and we’re sad to see the show’s second season come to an end this Sunday. (Too soon!)Our favorite ad execs and their significant others would no doubt recommend a stiff drink to mark the occasion, but instead, we’re following Don Draper to easy-breezy California for our Mexican-themed finale menu.(Warning: The following contains spoilers from previous episodes. You’ve been warned.
May 12, 2022
Top Chef Napa Valley: And The Winner Is …People
In our poll yesterday, Kevin was the clear favorite, but the general consensus was that it was really anyone’s game. In case you haven’t seen the show, and have managed to avoid learning the winner, we’ll hold our tongue until after the jump. But we suggest you back slowly away from the internet and go watch the episode immediately. Note: We reveal the winner and losers below.
May 11, 2022
Top Chef Las Vegas: The Mini Bocuse d’OrPeople
This week’s episode highlighted the Bocuse d’Or, a culinary competition filled with screaming fans, giant shiny platters and impossibly complex dishes. After getting a glimpse of it, putting together a Thanksgiving meal seems like a breeze.Note: We reveal the winner and losers below.Gavin Kaysen, executive chef at Cafe Boulud and former contestant in the Bocuse d’Or, served as guest judge for the Quickfire.
May 11, 2022
Top Chef All Stars: How NOT to Host a Dinner PartyPeople
Top Chef Las Vegas took a break this week, but we got to see a few all stars from past seasons reunite for a dinner party. With fan-favorite Fabio Viviani as the evening’s host, there was plenty of drama for the cameras. Of course, had it been a real dinner party, it would have been a complete disaster.The bright spot of the dinner party? Carla! It may have taken us a while to warm up to her in season 5, but now we can’t get enough.
May 11, 2022
Top Chef Las Vegas: Of Pigs and PinotPeople
We love a good pairing, so this week’s episode was right up our alley. The challenges featured both high- and low-end combinations, both good and bad.Note: We reveal the winner and losers below …Chef Charlie Palmer was this week’s guest judge and the challenges were all about pairings. For the Quickfire Challenge, the chefs had to create a dish using Alexia Crunchy Snacks.
May 11, 2022
Top Chef Las Vegas: Angels and DevilsPeople
There was no shortage of personalities on this week’s episode of Top Chef with guests Penn and Teller and Michelle Bernstein, and the return of judge Toby Young.Note: We reveal the winner and losers below …With the cheftestants’ numbers dwindling, tensions were flaring – as they often do. This week’s episode delivered plenty of cattiness, rolled eyes and bruised egos – oh, and some food too. Here are a few of our thoughts: Someone packed a lot of red scarves.
May 11, 2022
10 Lessons I Learned as a Contestant on Great British Bake OffSkills
Crystelle Pereira shares a few of the baking and life lessons she learned inside the tent.
Mar 19, 2022
Netflix’s Newest Reality Baking Series Is Based on This Viral Food TrendPeople
"Is It Cake?" premieres on March 18.
Mar 8, 2022
Maya Rudolph and Andy Samberg’s New Baking Show Is the Early Holiday Present We All DeservePeople
'Baking It' premieres on Peacock on December 2.
Nov 22, 2021
Jill Biden and Trisha Yearwood Swap Family Recipes in a New Thanksgiving SpecialRecipes
The heartwarming TV event we all need.
Nov 4, 2021
Oscar-Winner Yuh-Jung Youn Has a Cooking Show You Can Watch Right NowPeople
It’s easily available to stream online.
May 5, 2021
I Tried Pioneer Woman’s Famous Pecan PieRecipes
I had high hopes because it's one of the most popular pecan pie recipes on the internet.
Oct 24, 2020
So You Know: Cookie Monster’s Famous Sugar Cookie Dough RecipeRecipes
We all know Cookie Monster loves to eat cookies, but it turns out he’s quite the baker, too! Cookie Monster’s famous cookie dough recipe first appeared in Big Bird’s Busy Book, from the 1970’s.
Sep 30, 2020
Eight Life Lessons We Learned from MasterChefSkills
I don’t have a television. This used to keep me from watching too much, but with just about every show a girl could want available online, I probably watch more TV than anyone. MasterChef is one of my favorites. Yes, the chef hosts are handsome with varying degrees of charm. And some of the contestants have heartwarming stories, while others are gloriously despicable. The cooking challenges are fascinating; the Mystery Box is one of my favorites.
Sep 30, 2020
10 Important Life Lessons from MasterChef JuniorSkills
There is a lot of food and cooking that takes place on MasterChef Junior, but that’s not really what the show is about. What makes the show more than a bunch of kids competing for cooking stardom, are the hugs, the compliments, the tears (lots of tears), and the small life lessons in each episode. It’s what makes this one, if not the best, food show on television right now. The third season of MasterChef Junior began airing on Fox on January 3rd.
Sep 30, 2020
Young, Scrappy, and Hungry! A Hamilton-Inspired Menu for Your Independence Day Movie Watch.People
Pick and choose from these recipes to build a Hamil-feast for your own viewing experience.
Jul 2, 2020
These Binge-Worthy Food Shows Are Your One-Way Ticket to the Ultimate Summer Escape
It's the easiest way to explore new food and cultures without leaving your couch!
Jun 20, 2020
Welcome to Watch Week: A February Letter from the Editor
Letter from the Editor
All I want is to curl up on the couch with some good TV and good cooking. Are you with me?
Feb 3, 2020
You Can Make This Mrs. Maisel Hanukkah Menu, Whether You Got the Rabbi or NotRecipes
We included the brisket, of course.
Dec 19, 2019
10 Ideas to Steal from Giada de Laurentiis’ Italian KitchenKitchen
Last year, Food Network star Giada de Laurentiis spent an entire month cooking her way through the Amalfi Coast for her first season of Giada in Italy. Now she’s back with more real Italian recipes, this time from Florence and the surrounding region of Tuscany. Of course we’re always interested in Giada’s recipes — they’re easy to make and they deliver on flavor — but we also have our eye on her kitchen.
Dec 17, 2019
A Stranger Things Thanksgiving from the Upside DownRecipes
Going home for the holidays is like going to the Upside Down, back in time to when the world felt new. Welcome to Stranger Thanksgiving, home for the holidays.
Nov 26, 2019
Pati Jinich’s Mexican Thanksgiving TurkeyRecipes
There’s a little turkey at Eight Mile Creek Farm in upstate New York who will soon sacrifice her life for our Thanksgiving meal. We’ve named her Patita, after our good friend Pati Jinich, a brilliant and effervescent Mexican cook, television show host, and cookbook author.
Nov 14, 2019
Ina Garten Shares Her Favorite Spicy Recipes on the Latest “Barefoot Contessa” EpisodePeople
The lamb and chickpea curry sounds incredible!!
Nov 4, 2019
Ina Garten Shares the Best Store-Bought Shortcuts for Some of Her Favorite RecipesPeople
If you’re a fan of Ina Garten (and how could you not be?), you know that "Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro" made its return last night, and of course, we had to watch .
Oct 28, 2019
“Posh Nosh” Is the Knife-Sharp British Food TV Parody You Should Be WatchingPeople
Posh Nosh is a sharp, brutal, and overwhelmingly funny parody of all the worst elements of TV cooking shows — and if you're not watching it already, you should be.
Oct 18, 2019
Julia Child Is Coming Back to the Big Screen in a New Documentary — And We Can’t Wait to See It
Food News
The godmother of American culinary television will be gracing our screens again soon.
Oct 11, 2019
No, There Won’t Be a Second Season of “Salt Fat Acid Heat” on Netflix, Says Samin NosratPeople
But don't cry just yet: She's working on something else that might be just as good.
Oct 2, 2019
The 10 Best Moments from Netflix’s “Salt Fat Acid Heat”
Cookbook Club
Let's be real: Most of these moments are just Samin reacting to things, because she truly has the best faces.
Sep 25, 2019
The Best Cooking Show on Amazon Prime That You’re Probably Not Watching (but Should)
Food TV
Great Chefs first aired in the '80s and '90s and it’s packed with classic recipes created by famous chefs of the era.
Jul 18, 2019
A Tour of America’s Test KitchenPeople
Name: America’s Test KitchenLocation: Brookline, MASize: 2,500 square feet If you didn’t know it was there, you’d never assume an authority on recipe testing and development was housed in a simple brick building surrounded by condos and coffee shops. Like its popular magazines, America’s Test Kitchen doesn’t look flashy, but inside it is buzzing with energy and expertise.
Jun 15, 2019
My Complicated Relationship with The Great British Baking ShowPeople
It's complicated, but Philip Larkin has the last word.
Jun 11, 2019
Watch the Trailer for Season 16 of “Top Chef”People
It's a whiskey-soaked battle for kitchen supremacy.
Jun 7, 2019
Mom’s Way or the Highway? Asian American Chefs Respond to the Authenticity Argument in “Always Be My Maybe”People
Netflix’s new chefy rom-com gets so many things right, but its take on authenticity feels regressive.
Jun 5, 2019
Salt 101: Alton Brown and the Power of SaltSkills
Ah, salt! This is what perks up our dishes and makes us go back for seconds. But don’t take our word for it – Alton Brown and the makers of Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt have teamed up to give us a fun, interactive tutorial on the wonders of our favorite seasoning. Got five minutes? Give it a peek!
May 30, 2019
Alton Brown on Eating at Home and Eating LightPeople
At this point in time, you’d be hard pressed to find someone out there who isn’t in love with the fun-loving cross between Mr. Wizard and Julia Child — Alton Brown. Recently, Alton has taken a stand against the unfit-physiques he’s seen in chefs (himself included), and trimmed down. How did he do it? Though we’ll be fans of Alton no matter what size he is, we have to give a nod to his stance on the decline of health in America.
May 30, 2019
Look! A Peek at Nigel Slater’s KitchenKitchen
We’ve taken a look at the (TV set) kitchens of Jamie Oliver and Sophie Dahl. Now it’s time to drool over the simple but warm kitchen of another British cook, our favorite, Nigel Slater.If you live in the UK, you’re lucky to have access to the second season of Mr. Slater’s Simple Suppers (BBC One) which premiered this week. He’s in the same kitchen that he used in season one: a beautiful, spare space that also feels friendly and functional.
May 30, 2019
Heart Attack Free Diet: CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s AdviceRecipes
Did you catch CNN’s special on the heart attack proof diet Sunday night? Dr. Sanjay Gupta profiled several Americans who were at risk or had already experienced a heart attack, including President Bill Clinton, and came to a singular conclusion: heart disease is essentially a foodborne illness. And some doctors believe one specific diet is the cure. You’ve probably heard that President Bill Clinton has drastically changed his diet as of late.
May 30, 2019
Look! A Peek into Nigel Slater’s New Cooking Show KitchenPeople
Nigel Slater fans in America, this post might frustrate you! Unfortunately, it’s still not possible to watch Mr. Slater’s cooking shows in the US. (I don’t understand why they’re not distributed here, but that’s another post.) Ahem. OK, so moving on, we can at least take a little peek at the set of his latest show, Nigel Slater’s Simple Cooking, which premiered in the UK last week.
May 30, 2019
Discovering (or Rediscovering) the Lardy CakePeople
Lardy Cake. Just the name alone will cause some people to faint in horror as lard still has a bad reputation with many health-conscious eaters. But denizens of Great Britain might also smile a little, too, for Lardy Cakes are a traditional tea time treat and many Brits I know have a soft spot for this sweet, doughy, crunchy treat. And perhaps it will come back into good graces as we are rediscovering lard as a healthier fat.
May 30, 2019
Nigella Lawson’s Lovely, Ravishing, Mesmeric Chocolate PotsRecipes
When norcalgirl21 put in a request for a Lava Cake recipe, the first thing I thought of was Nigella Lawson’s Choco-Hoto-Pots, although I like to refer to them simply as chocolate pots. This is a classic Nigella recipe: simple, quick and outrageously decadent. Warm, gooey, chocolatey heaven! I have yet to serve these and not have the conversation come to a halt, leaving only the sound of spoons scraping against porcelain and the occasional sigh of pleasure.
May 30, 2019
10 Terrific Food Documentaries To Stream On Netflix TonightPeople
Whenever I’m hunting for a movie to watch on a Friday night, I inevitably find myself scrolling through the documentaries on Netflix. Thankfully, there are quite a few great ones, particularly in the food space. Here are 10 food documentaries you should add to your Instant View queue: Jiro Dreams of Sushi Good for: Sushi lovers and those who believe discipline and hard work is the key to everything. Synopsis: Jiro Ono is arguably the greatest sushi chef in the world.
May 30, 2019
Oakland Chef Tanya Holland’s 5 Essentials for Home CooksPeople
Folks in my Oakland, CA, neighborhood know about chef Tanya Holland because of her popular restaurants Brown Sugar Kitchen and B Side BBQ but her fame has spread much wider than our shared city. Maybe you recognize her from her appearances on The Talk and The Chew, or perhaps you’re a diehard Food & Wine fan like Ms. Holland herself, in which case you probably saw her Thanksgiving spread last November.
May 30, 2019
5 Things I Learned from Watching PBS Cooking Shows as a KidKitchen
I never had cable growing up, so my options for television shows were pretty limited. Thank goodness for PBS though! While my parents happily slept in on Saturday mornings, my sister and I would grab something from the kitchen for breakfast and plunk down in front of the TV for cartoons. Even after the cartoons were over, though, I stayed glued to the television for what was really my favorite part of the morning: the cooking shows.
May 30, 2019
The Practical Tips I’ve Learned from Watching Ina Garten at the GymSkills
I’ll start by saying this: I’m not athletic, nor do I particularly like working out. But after graduating from college, I discovered a motivating factor that got me to the gym: Barefoot Contessa. I don’t have a TV at home, so I’ve been timing my gym workouts for the past five years with episodes of my favorite cooking show.
May 30, 2019
20 Words and Phrases to Know Before You Watch The Great British Baking ShowPeople
You say cookie, we say biscuit; you say plastic wrap, we say cling film; you say sponge and mean the thing you clean with, and we mean a lovely cake. The differences between American English and British (aka proper) English are myriad — and if you’re planning to tune in to season three of the Great British Baking Show (which airs on PBS tonight), it’s worth brushing up on a few key words and phrases. A rolled, frozen dessert made from ice cream and sponge cake.
May 30, 2019
The Right Diet for You, Based on Your Favorite Parks & Recreation CharacterPeople
Ah, Parks & Recreation, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways — in dieting advice. From Leslie Knope’s famous passion for waffles to Ron Swanson’s meat mania, our research has determined the best diet for you based on your favorite character. Definitely not doctor’s orders. Start juicing — but with champagne. It might not be scientifically proven to “cleanse,” but technically neither are actual juices.
May 30, 2019
The Mindy Project Is Back Tonight! Let’s Make Bear Claws to Celebrate.People
On October 4, 2016, The Mindy Project is back on Hulu for a new season, with the first episode, called “Decision 2016,” penned by Mindy Kaling herself. To mark the occasion, I am making some fast and easy chocolate-filled baby bear claws to nosh on, because that’s what Mindy would want. I’ve been a fan of Mindy Kaling since I read years ago that she was a writer for The Office and a main architect of the Jim and Pam relationship.
May 30, 2019
The Most Memorable Movie Food Scenes of 2016People
Sometimes food is a supporting player, and sometimes it is quite literally the lead. From low-brow raunch comedies starring anthropomorphized hot dogs to gorgeous coming-of-age dramas to noir-ish thrillers, food played an essential role in the films of 2016 — and not always where you’d expect it. Without further ado, and in no particular order, our nominations for the finest food scenes to hit U.S. theaters in 2016.
May 30, 2019
This Is the Best Episode of Barefoot ContessaPeople
When challenged to track down the best Barefoot Contessa episode, I was sure it would feature beach picnics, themed dinner parties, or the company of much-adored Jeffrey, sighing into pasta. I hadn’t watched a new episode in years, preferring to treat Barefoot Contessa like a security blanket or comfort food. I returned to the early episodes again and again, ready to be soothed by the dulcet tones of “How bad can that be?” and the crinkle of linen shirts.
May 30, 2019
A Very Accurate Ranking of All the “Real Housewives” CookbooksPeople
You could create an entire book club based around Real Housewives publications and never run out. Tinsley Mortimer has a novel. Bethenny Frankel has a children’s book about her dog. The Dubrows have an anti-aging book where they refer to themselves as “Dr. and Mrs. Guinea Pig.” There’s almost a dozen tell-all-but-not-quite-all memoirs.
May 30, 2019
“Peaceful Cuisine” Is the Most Relaxing Cooking Show You’ve Never Heard OfPeople
What do you do when you need to unwind? Maybe you take a hot bath or get a massage. Maybe you make a double-batch of bolognese sauce or whip up a chocolate cake, frost it just so, and then eat it. My recharge routine? I binge-watch beautifully shot vegan cooking videos paired with gentle music. If you’ve been on the hunt for a blissed-out culinary experience bound to drop your blood pressure, it’s time to sit back and binge watch “Peaceful Cuisine.
May 30, 2019
The Best Episode of Good Eats Shows Us There Is Magic in the BasicsPeople
The jazzy opening notes of Alton Brown’s Good Eats sound like an upbeat jam on a Casio keyboard. For me, this music may as well be a time machine. I watched so much of this show as a kid that the sight of Alton Brown’s sharp features can flood my senses with the smell of basement, Moose Tracks ice cream, and the worn fabric of long-gone family couches.
May 30, 2019
“Christmas Cookies” Is the Best Hallmark Christmas MoviePeople
If you’re going to watch just one Hallmark Christmas movie, go for the one set in Cookie Jar. No, it’s not a surreal adventure featuring a team of tiny humans trapped in a cookie jar (hey, Hallmark, next year? Maybe?) — Christmas Cookies is the story of Hannah Harper, a hotshot New York food exec who is sent to the tiny town of Cookie Jar to buy Aunt Sally’s Cookie Company.
May 30, 2019
The Best Episode of Nigella Bites Will Teach You How to EntertainPeople
When I’m cooking for a dinner party, at some point I tell myself, “Food tastes fear.” Things have a way of not working out when I’m thinking about them too hard. It’s as true of first drafts as well as soufflés: Thinking has very little to do with doing, and “doing” goes poorly if it’s not the focus.
May 30, 2019
“The Big Family Cooking Showdown” Taught Me How to Cook with My FamilyPeople
I have fond memories of being in the kitchen with my mom and sister, but I would never think to gather my family for a day of cooking. Usually lines are drawn in the journey from kitchen to table: cooks vs. eaters, hosts vs. guests. There’s something very “We’re all in this together! We’re a family!” about intentionally coming together in the kitchen to cook a meal. The Big Family Cooking Showdown captures this magic.
May 30, 2019