HUNGRY For Latkes – Check Out A New Take On A Classic

Did you know that there was a HUNGRY channel on YouTube?

Seriously – I’m not kidding – there’s actually a channel called HUNGRY.   Even better – the man at the helm of it is from Food Network – Bruce Seidel.  I got wind of the launch of HUNGRY some time ago but finally had a chance to really “dive” in and oh my heavens – there’s some seriously fabulous content on there but, then again, I’m not surprised with Bruce at the helm.

While perusing the plethora of offerings, I was super stoked to see Single Serving BytesManouschka Guerrier adding a bit of sparkle to the Hanukkah season with her take on Latkes – specifically a Latke Eggs Benedict served with – wait for it – wait for it - a Mazel Tov Martini.  Absolutely brilliant – and, of course, she was rockin’ the Louboutins.

Manouschka-Guerrier

Manouschka Rocks The Louboutins on the Lakes and Martini set.

Check out this video and give her recipe a spin this holiday season.

 

[Behind the Scenes pic courtesy of Manouschka Guerrier]

Reading In Stilettos: Clean Eating Magazine

For the past week or so, I have been looking high and low for the latest issue of Clean Eating Magazine. No matter where I went, I could not find it and we’re talking multiple stores throughout the Philadelphia area. Clean Eating is one of those magazines that I must get whenever it’s out. I could subscribe but sadly, I have a mailman that delivers magazines 2 weeks after they are released and, quite frankly, I’m not the most patient person so certain magazines I choose to buy after getting an issue only to find it in my mailbox weeks later. Why was I so determined to see it you ask?

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Cooking ‘Round The Web – Week Ending Nov. 14th

As you can see, Cooking In Stilettos is going through a bit of “redecorating” so bear with us as we freshen up the place – good things in store, my friends – good things!

First, have you entered One Curly Fry In A Box Of The Regular’s Giveaway  for a signed Nigella Kitchen cookbook from the one and only Nigella Lawson? Hurry up and get your entries in – contest closes soon!

Jewels from the Roving Stove has taken the worry out of thanksgiving with her “Thanksgiving Plan of Action.” Some seriously good tips and, an added bonus, a killer recipe for Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream. Love!

Single Serving’s Manouschka gave the scoop on a recent trip to Canada where she was the guest judge for Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag.   Recipes from Bethanny Frankel’s “Skinny Dish” were presented for judging.  Check out the video to see what happens and if Bethanny’s recipes made the cut!

Michael Ruhlman showcased some Sweet Potato Chips that had me seriously debating whether or not to break out the dutch oven and oil. Definitely would like to try to make them rather than buy them (and, of course, break in the new mandoline)

Jenn from the Leftover Queen showcases a luscious Maple Crème Caramel

Wall Street Journal has an interesting viewpoint discussing Fashion and Food: The New Food Groupies

Leslie from And Her Little Dog Too gave a fab recap of the Bakerella event at  King of Prussia’s Williams-Sonoma

Tasha over at The Housewife Diaries showcases a Philly Fall Season and questions the “Tomato Pie”

Susan over at Sticky Gooey Creamy Chewy has a fab recipe for Brutti ma Buoni cookies that will be included in my holiday cookie swaps. Don’t they look scrumptious?

Candice Kumai, the Stiletto Chef has a Pumpkin & Chocolate “droolfest” going on with her pumpkin chocolate chip bread.  This recipe is on the plan for this week and would be perfect for holiday gift giving.  Channel your inner Colin Cowie and give this as a fabulous hostess gift (or keep it for yourself, I won’t tell!)

And, finally, Eat Real has a fabulous recipe for Indian Pudding with Cinnamon Cream that is begging to be made this holiday season.

What was your favorite blog post this week? Share it in the comments!

Cooking ‘Round The Web – Week Ending Nov. 6th

What a crazy November it’s been so far, and it’s only the end of the first week. Here are a few posts that got my attention and I wanted to share with y’all while I was catching up on my Blog Reader.

One of my fave people on Twitter is @StilettoChef aka Candice Kumai from, you guessed it, StilettoChef.com. Anywhoo, her blog is fab, but even better was this great article that she wrote, Pantry Staples: What To Keep On Hand After Life With Mom, is something I wish I had when I first embarked on my culinary adventures. Moms, please bookmark and give to your kids when they get ready to leave the nest – you will be their culinary hero!

Our gal, Manouschka from SingleServingBytes/Food Network’s Private Chefs of Beverly Hills not only interviewed Cooking Channel’s rockin’ Nadia G from Bitchin’ Kitchen but also is the Bitchin’ Babe over at Nadia’s site, Bitchin’Lifestyle.tv.

Cooking With Amy did a great interview with one of my fave food writers, Dianne Jacob (DianneJ.com) on “Why Do YOU Cook, Dianne Jacob?”

Lesli from And Her Little Dog Too did a fabulous write-up on the Philadelphia Food & Wine Festival and her pics – love love love! I went the day prior with Jen from One Curly Fry In A Box Of The Regular and let’s just say there was so much to do and see, one day isn’t enough, imo!

Speaking of Jen @ One Curly Fry In A Box Of The Regular, she just embarked on an Intermediate Pastry Arts course at Philadelphia’s Restaurant School and you have got to bookmark her blog to see how the course goes.  This week: Breads.

Butter My Kitchen had an amazing “Tip for a Day” that I have implemented immediately in my kitchen. God knows, as a recovering entertainment publicist, there is no shortage of Sharpies in my house (hello – do you know how many sharpies one has to bring to a gig “just in case” the fans walk off with them, the artists use them as “chew toys”, etc. – seriously, Staples and I were BFF for a while).

Jewels From The Roving Stove is spotlighting “A Course In Weight Loss – What Have You Got To Lose?” and the comments on this post are a MUST READ!

Some FABULOUS pumpkin recipes that I have bookmarked for future experimentation:

And because every gal needs a little chocolate to round out the week:

  • Sugar Plum’s Deep Chocolate Pudding

What were some of your favorite food blog posts this week – tell us in the comments!

Deal Alert: Rue La La Hosts Le Creuset Sale

Rue La La is one of those websites that I ALWAYS check on the daily – to see what sales they have and what sales are coming up.  Rue La La has the best prices and the best selection of many of the sample sale sites out there and there are quite a bit.  Prime Example – I just recently purchased a pair of killer Giuseppe Zanotti stilettos from Rue La La at over 50% off.  Their customer service is impeccable, the selection is to die for and – wait for it – they are hosting a LE CREUSET SALE tomorrow [Friday]. 

Now, you know I’ll be logging in at 11 a.m. to see what lovely Le Creuset beauties are available and, of course, texting Manouschka* to make sure that she’s in approval of the potential purchase.  Le Creuset can be pricey but WELL worth the investment.  I have pieces that I bought years ago that still look good as new and they are workhorses in the kitchen.  If my braiser could talk, lord the stories it would tell.  If you aren’t a member of Rue La La, why not mosey on over there and check it out – you won’t be sorry!

* Single Serving’s Manouschka has helped not only myself but quite a few other bloggers find elusive Le Creuset pieces that aren’t in your typical store (rose, lilac and other faboosh colors!).  Basically, I consider her to be one heck of a Le Creuset expert.  If you have a Le Creuset question, reach out to her – she might be able to help!

Fab New Blog Alert – SingleServingBytes.com

 
I have to admit, this week has been a bit crazed and my cooking, (or lack of it) has taken a turn for the worse.  But, no fear – I will be back up and posting regularly starting this weekend.  I do have to say that Truffled Grilled Cheese could be considered divine sustenance, no?
 
What I’ve been dabbling in is helping Ms. Manouschka get her blog, Single Serving Bytes, redesigned in time for the premiere of her new show, Private Chefs of Beverly Hills.  It’s airing starting tonight at 10 p.m. on the Food Network and you know that the network will have it on repeat quite a bit. 
 
I have to say, I’m excited – not only because Manouschka’s one of the six chefs tasked with dealing with some pretty demanding clients, but also because it isn’t like the typical show “formula” – this isn’t Real Housewives people.  From what I’ve glimpsed, it is going to be FUNNY!  The chefs are down to earth, use mostly every day ingredients and the recipes are able to be replicated for the everyday cook.  The clients – well, they are pretty demanding – very “Beverly Hills” shall we say.  However, I have to say that every one of the chefs put their heart and soul into their cooking and you can tell when you try the recipes.
 
And her blog – well, that just blows my mind every time I look at it – and this is only the beginning.  You are going to want to bookmark it, blogroll it, and make sure to check it on the daily.  This gal has alot up her sleeves and don’t let the Louboutins fool you – she’s all that AND she can cook too!