6 items from 2012
Hoppin' John is one way to incorporate black-eyed peas into a New Year's Day dish. The legume is believed to bring luck and prosperity in each new year. While typically associated with southern tradition, the lucky legumes are also consumed at Rosh Hashana as part of Jewish New Year celebrations.
Emeril Lagasse offers a southern take on the bean with a recipe for Hoppin' John. Emeril suggests soaking the black-eyed peas overnight, so you may want to get moving on this recipe now. You'll also need a large ham hock, along with various ingredients you likely already have in the pantry.
If you're eating kosher and still want to enjoy the promise of prosperity, the New York Times has you covered with a recipe for Couscous With Black-Eyed Peas and Greens. You won't need any exotic ingredients with this dish, as long as your spice cabinet is well-stocked.
So get going on those black-eyed peas, »
As I’m sure you know, it’s that time again. The time when cheftestants throw their hats in the ring and battle over quickfires, restaurant wars, ridiculous time constraints, and the drama of trying to outdo each other.
Top Chef, the Bravo staple that is committed to driving viewers with DVRs crazy by changing the name of the show every season, is already two episodes deep, and the third is coming your way tonight. As is the case every year, while the chefs are making a mad dash to prove themselves before they get sent home so early that no one will remember them, viewers are racing to figure out who is worth rooting for (because they have a chance of sticking around), and who is the token crazy person the producers are going to make sure stays long enough to boost the drama ratings.
The preview for tonight »
- Marc Eastman
Emeril Lagasse's cameo on Sunday night's installment of New Orleans drama "Treme" showed a darker, more time-worn side to the seasoned celebrity chef -- not that it takes much to darken up a man whose catch phrase is "Bam!"
In the episode, penned by Anthony Bourdain, Lagasse doles out wisdom to chef Janette Desautel, played by Kim Dickens, just as she dips her toes into celebrity chefdom before opening her new restaurant.
"How do you do it?" Dickens asks Lagasse. "The promo stuff, the interviews, dog and pony shows, I mean they want me to go on the Today show with Al Roker." Before answering he takes her Uglesich's, a legendary restaurant that shuttered in 2005. He explains there are two ways to run a restaurant: keep it small and risk closure, or expand and do the talk shows.
Lagasse comes off well -- certainly more sedate than his on-camera »
- The Huffington Post
It's Carnival time on Treme and this year, the festivities find New Orleans in much better shape that previous years. Financially, spiritually - the foundation of Nola has grown in strength and Mardi Gras will be more of a culmination of that progress and provide the residents with a chance to celebrate how far they've come. In prior years, Carnival had been more of an escape, a way to put thoughts of homelessness, crumbling infrastructure, delayed governmental aid, and a seemingly hopeless future to rest for a time. New Orleans might be not where its residents would like it to be, but it's getting there and now's the time to reward themselves for making it to this point.
On tonight's episode of Treme, the Carnival spirit isn't limited to only New Orleans, as Nelson and Annie are both in Washington D.C. for a Mardi Gras Ball. Nelson is, of course, »
- Shilo Adams
Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse are accused of duping hungry consumers into buying bogus cooking knives ... this according to a new lawsuit.Emeril Lagasse has been the pitchman for the cutlery, which he has been selling on the Home Shopping Network. Martha Stewart's company -- Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia -- owns Emeril's product line. The knives in question had the words "Solingen, Germany" emblazoned on the blade, leading consumers to believe the product »
- TMZ Staff
This slideshow of Anthony Bourdain feuds focuses on some of the sharp-tongued "No Reservations" host's most famous adversaries. From Paula Deen to Rachael Ray, no chef or food personality seems to be safe from Bourdain's sarcastic humor and quick wit. Click through the pages below to see them all.
The Attack: "This frightening hell-spawn of Kathie Lee and Betty Crocker seems on a mission to kill her fans, one meal at a time," Bourdain said in a 2007 guest blog post for Michael Ruhlman.
The Response: In 2009, Bourdain encountered Lee at a premiere for "Julie & Julia." He describes the encounter thusly: "Sandra is talking. I know this cause her lips are moving and she's saying -- overtly anyway, nice things. Like 'You're a very naughty man,' and she's chatting amiably with my wife... [I'm] frozen by the bizarreness of the moment which seems to go on forever as Sandra's hand wanders upward, »
6 items from 2012
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