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[13 May 2008 | 7 Comments | ]

Well you know us, we make fun of everything and its hard not to resist poking fun at the obvious. But of course the sobering reality is that many of us struggle with our weight and having a higher awareness and interest in the culinary arts can make ‘watching your weight’ a lot more challenging. It’s one thing to like to eat, but its made even more difficult by the ability and the PASSION for creating the best possible food we can. If we’re trying to lose weight many …

Cooking, News & Commentary, Recipes »

[4 May 2008 | One Comment | ]

Some of the best recipes and food related stories come from the local news. While we don’t know exactly where YOU live, here are a few local stories from across the world that caught our eye last week.

From Indiana, Pennsylvania the recipes of the finalists in their Potluck recipe contest. Also other entries the judges enjoyed.
A few cornbread recipes from Knoxville
An article on Great British Puddings in the Daily Telegraph (UK). Also Waitrose, a supermarket chain starts carrying Ostrich eggs.
From Hilton Head Island/Bluffton, South Carolina Justin Paprocki tells us …

Barbecue, Kitchen Gadgets »

[3 May 2008 | One Comment | ]

If you’ve often thought the food at your barbecue was good enough to stamp your name on our guess is it costs a lot less than you think. For a very reasonable $14.95 you can have your own personal aluminum branding iron complete with 55 changeable letters and 8 blank spaces on a two line track. So not only can you remind folks who grilled their food you can also use your new branding iron to burn in customized messages for special events like ‘Happy Birthday’ or for special …

Cooking Shows, Food Network, News & Commentary »

[2 May 2008 | 4 Comments | ]

Tim Cuprisin of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel provides us with a great interview of Food Network’s Bobby Flay. Cuprisin has a relaxed conversation with Flay and is able to cover a wide range of topics including-

Flay’s becoming a celebrity chef (back then cooking wasn’t cool)
The evolution and direction of the Food Network
The controversy he unknowingly created by standing on his cutting board in his Iron Chef battle against Morimoto.
On how nowadays ‘real men’ have become ‘ok’ with home cooking
Much respect for Julia Child
And not so much for Guy Fieri, …

Cooking, News & Commentary »

[1 May 2008 | 7 Comments | ]

63% of you prefer Bobby Flay?
If you’ve read KW for any length of time you know we’re very cynical about . . . well most things really. So generally speaking when companies conduct their own consumer surveys (95% polled love Kitchen Warfare, 3% can’t read, 4% can’t count) we tend to take them with a grain of salt. But that doesn’t mean we don’t like to read and ponder.
So up for roasting today is the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association’s (HPBA) national consumer poll on backyard barbecuing. After all …