Archive for November 2009

Martha Stewart Apologizes to Rachael Ray, Reiterates There Is No Feud [video]

Following last week's uncomfortable visit by Rachael Ray on her show and then a pretty harsh condemnation of her on Nightline, today Martha Stewart felt the need to clear the air and reiterate that there is, in fact, no feud between Rachael Ray and her. Right at the opening of today's Martha Stewart Show, Martha [...]

Cookbook Review: I Heart Macarons by Hisako Ogita: Sweet, Fluffy, and Imperfect

Photograph: Helen Rosner / Eat Me Daily
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I've never made macarons before. I'm really way too impatient and haphazard by nature to be much of a baker, I've [...]

Sam Sifton's Advice on Deep-Frying Turkeys: Do Not Brine

Still from a video from an earlier post Eight Deep-Fried Turkey Disaster Videos

Sam Sifton has been all over the Diner's Journal blog, answering Thanksgiving-related questions posed by readers. In the post "On Frying Turkeys, Smoking Them and Other Outdoor Matters," he recalls a moment of his reckless youth, in which he and a friend, "amped [...]

Andy Rooney Would Like You to Work Your Ass Off on Thanksgiving

Last night on 60 Minutes Andy Rooney shared his thoughts on Thanksgiving: "We ought to do things that remind us of the virtues of the pilgrims. To begin with, we should go back to fixing Thanksgiving dinner the old-fashioned way. No mixes, no frozen food, nothing canned. There were no A&Ps in Plymouth in 1621." [...]

Pie for Life from Royers Round Top Cafe Featured on CBS Sunday Morning [video]

This morning, the pie for life plan — in which Royers Cafe in Round Top, Texas sends you a pie, every month, for the rest of your life — was featured on the CBS Sunday Morning show. Says Bud "the Pie Man" Royer about the recipe: "Not my grandma's. So it is a family recipe, [...]

Linksplodge 11/20/09

Above, one of Patrick Moberg's Internet Vices.
Grub Street NY: A restaurant owner in Brooklyn spoke out against sick leave before being busted for wage-dodging.
Photo of Guy Fieri signing his autograph on a pregnant woman's belly with the inscription "See, ya soon!" [via Eater]

Bravo Shamelessly Capitalizing on Chef Academy Contestant's Porn Star Past [Emmanuel DelCour aka Jean Val Jean]

By now you know that Emmanuel DelCour, one of the contestants on Bravo's Chef Academy with Jean-Christophe Novelli, is also a somewhat famous adult film star who went by the name "Jean Val Jean" (yes, a Les Misérables reference). Santa Rosa, CA's Press Democrat asked: "Cheap casting stunt or another example of a reality show [...]

Cooking Through Blumenthal's The Big Fat Duck Cookbook: The Big Fat Undertaking

"The horror!!!" writes Auldo, the Dutchman behind The Big Fat Undertaking, the cook-your-way-through-a-cookbook blog that documents his experience with Heston Blumenthal's The Big Fat Duck Cookbook (Amazon). Some may want to quote Mr. T and exclaim, "I PITY THE FOOL!" but we're totally impressed since this is, in fact, a truly epic project. His estimate [...]

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