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FoodWire, July 2010


 



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Antonio Swad
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Food Channel KitchensFoodChannelPro Debuts with “Leaders with Guts”

FoodChannelPRO was officially unveiled with a Special Edition that coincided with the National Restaurant Show in Chicago last month. The new beta site, targeted to professionals in the food industry, kicks off with a series of in-depth video interviews with some bona fide living legends of the foodservice industry. First up was a ten-part up-close interview with Danny Meyer, risk-taking founder of the Union Square Hospitality Group, which is home to some of New York City’s hottest and best-reviewed restaurants. This week, FoodChannelPro editor-in-chief Ellen Koteff sits down with Pizza Patrón CEO Antonio Swad, the man who launched the Dallas-based chain as THE pizza place for the Hispanic market. Swad made headlines in 2007 with his gutsy “pizza for pesos” promotion. Other upcoming “Leaders” in the series include Jeff Sinelli of Which Wich?, Phil Costner of La Madeleine, and Todd Graves of Raising Cane’s.

Food Channel KitchensDessert Trends 2010

Ready for an after-dinner treat of gooey caramel corn-topped cupcakes? That’s an example of what our Food Channel forecasters have dubbed Darwinist Desserts, one of our top ten dessert picks for the coming year. How about Candied Bacon Fudge? That’s from the trend we call the Unexpected Complement—and we’ve got the recipe for it if you dare to try it, and you really should. It’s pretty fantastic. Other highlights include the delightful French-style Macarons, “Dessert Meister” sweets made with beer, and mini desserts we have pegged as “OK, Just a Bite.” If you haven’t yet had a chance to review this provocative dessert menu of predictions, be sure to save room! There’s also a video version if you’re more in the mood to watch than read.


Food Channel KitchensA Patriotic Potluck for the Fourth
If you belong to one of those families who schedule a reunion around the 4th of July weekend, you may just recognize some of these delectable potluck-style recipes, starting with our Uncle Sam’s Fresh Strawberry & Blueberry Pie.
Nanas Deviled Eggs Nana’s Deviled Eggs
The crisp, crumbled bacon on top sends them over the top.
annies 7 layer salad Annie’s 7-Layer Salad
So beautiful in a clear bowl. So tasty too.
Uncle bobs banana split icebox cake Uncle Bob’s Banana Split Icebox Cake
Incredible…and you can make it ahead.
Food Channel KitchensSurfingThe Channel
how sweet it is
Get Your Chocolate Fix
The Food Channel road crew was on hand for coverage of the Retail Confectioners International Convention & Expo from Lexington, Ky. The show’s theme: The Romance of Chocolate.
Top Ten Things Seen at the 2010 National Restaurant Show
Top Ten Things Seen at the 2010 National Restaurant Show
So many things to see (and eat) at this amazing massive show. It was tough to narrow it down to a top ten list, but we did it.

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VIDEO:Dan Aykroyd and the Origin of the Bass-o-Matic
The Food Channel’s Christen Nehmer caught up with the SNL legend at Champp’s Sports Bar in Dallas. He’s now promoting Crystal Skull Vodka, and he let us in on how he got the idea for pureeing a large-mouth bass in a blender.
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Fresh from the Farmers Market
Stay with us for a summer’s worth of recipes centered on fresh fruits and vegetables gathered from the farmers market. We’ll have fresh recipes all season long.

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Feeding Your Facebook Appetite
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Coming Soon: Later this month, our Food Channel crew will be in Dallas for the School Nutrition Association’s annual conference. Check back often for complete coverage.

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