I go hogwild for anything vanilla. It’s my favorite flavor, and I will eagerly eat anything that includes the word “vanilla” in the title, even if it’s, like, a vanilla tuna casserole (yum!). So I’ll definitely be clearing a space on my kitchen shelf for Pure Vanilla, a whole cookbook dedicated solely to delicious vanilla recipes. Vanilla bean donuts and vanilla coconut popsicles? Yes, please! [$23, Modcloth]
I know what you’re thinking when you watch “True Blood.” As you watch Eric and Sookie doing it over and over again in the forest, as you witness the bloody gore that occurs after a vampire is staked, as you see that raccoon decomposing in the credits—you’re thinking, Man, I wish there was a cookbook based on this show. I’m starving! Well, your wishes have been answered! Apparently, a “True Blood” cookbook, not endorsed by HBO, will be in bookstores next year. The recipes will be inspired by characters, for exampled “Bill’s Bite Me Biscuits” and “Sookie’s Steamy Crawfish Etoufee.” Which actually does sound good. Here’s hoping this thing will stick to Bloody Marys rather than veering into actual blood territory. What’s next, a cookbook based on “Hoarders”? Shudder. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
On a recent boiling hot summer day, we were on a stroll, dripping with sweat from head to ass to toe, craving something cool and refreshing. An answer to our prayers came in the form of a woman selling what she called paletas (also known as “Mexican ice pops”). Not your average popsicle, these babies are packed with fruit and other fresh flavors in wicked combinations like mango-chile, horchata-strawberry, and dulce de leche. We were in heaven. Imagine our delight when we discovered that there was a cookbook — called Palepas: Authentic Recipes for Mexican Ice Pops, Shaved Ice & Aguas Frescas — filled with recipes for these easy-to-make treats. Now all future cravings can be satiated in our — and your! — own kitchen. Hallelujah!
Last week, we asked you to tell us why you’re the top chef of your kitchen, in the hopes of winning a copy of How to Cook Like a Top Chef. I became so hungry from reading all your comments. The Frisky really does have some seasoned chefs and some budding ones too. Find out which five readers won, after the jump. Keep reading »
Even if you prefer to spend your free time in the kitchen as opposed to in front of the TV, or if you like to watch food shows yet hate cooking, you’ll find something worthwhile in How to Cook Like a Top Chef, the latest guide to Bravo’s “Top Chef.” Inside you’ll find recipes from all six seasons of the foodie show and season one of “Top Chef: Masters.” But this book isn’t only about food. Fans can get behind-the-scenes interviews with contestants and juicy trivia. Plus, you can learn how to wield a knife like the pros — chefs, not hit men, obvi! [$19.77, Amazon.com]
WIN THIS! We’re giving away five copies of How to Cook Like a Top Chef, but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us why you’re the top chef of your kitchen by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, July 29. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner Friday, July 30. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!
Find two recipes from the book, after the jump. Keep reading »