Cookerati Food News Update – 2014 Vol 1

January 8, 2014 - Written by Diana

01/02/2014 –  Happy New Year.  I’m trying out a new format to update this page monthly.  The next update will be in the first week of February.  If you have any news updates send them to me to evaluate before the end of January.

This month brings you…


Deviled Egg Chicks and Bunny Round Up(s)

March 24, 2013 - Written by Diana

I saw a fun photo of  Deviled Egg Chicks on My Little Chicken Coop’s Facebook page, so I did a quick little round up.  This will go great with my Deviled Egg Recipe Round Up Post that I repeat every Easter.  If you have a fun photo of your deviled egg chicks or bunnies feel free to drop a link in the comments – usually frowned upon uninvited, but I am inviting.


Deviled Egg Chicks  on Neatorama-   http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/28/deviled-egg-chicks/

Taste of Home – http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Chicks-on-the-Ranch-Deviled-Eggs

Mommy’s Memorandum has a nice way to form the chick – http://mommysmemorandum.com/deviled-egg-chicks/

A different way to make deviled egg chicks without the lid. – http://www.foodwhine.com/2010/04/deviled-egg-chicks.html


Deviled Egg Bunnies –

From Papawow- these are really a cute idea – http://www.papawow.com/blog/deviled-easter-bunny-eggs.html

Angry Chicken had some bunny heads made out of olives –http://angrychicken.typepad.com/angry_chicken/2007/04/easter_part_deu.html

Food News – February 24, 2013

February 24, 2013 - Written by Diana


Small, polyurethane balls approximately 7mm to 9mm (1/4″ to 3/8″) in size may have dropped into bags during the final sifting stage of the milling process. The balls have a smooth surface and no sharp edges and are made from food grade material. Because of their bright blue color and size (about half the diameter of a dime), they are easily seen in the flour.

Any affected products may be returned for a full refund. For more information call the King Arthur Flour Consumer Hotline at 866 797 9178, open Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm EST.






Food News – November 25, 2012

November 25, 2012 - Written by Diana




The Handle Bar will feature a casual and accessible menu filled with burgers, sausages, comforting bar snacks and a vast bar menu. With sweeping mountain views and a five-hour Après Ski happy hour, The Handle Bar is sure to draw an energetic crowd of locals and visitors looking to unwind, drink and snack with friends or family after a day on the slopes or adventuring the Teton Mountains.





Foodie Watch October 27, 2012

October 27, 2012 - Written by Diana

On today’s list are things foodie that you might be interested in.  I get alerts on different food shows, webisodes, apps, etc.  So, I’ve compiled a list you might be interested in this week.


Audrey tells the funny story of a food-obsessed woman who tries to rise up the ranks in the culinary world, but her appetite for both love and haute cuisine complicates her journey. Audrey was written by Leah Rachel and directed by Betty Thomas (Private Parts). The series also stars Bobby Campo (The Final Destination), Arielle Kebbel (The Vampire Diaries) and Gary Cole (Office Space) and launches on WIGS Monday, October 29 with new episodes posting Mondays and Fridays through November 16.

Here’s a clip:  Audrey Clip YouTube WIGS







Food News – October 21, 2012

October 21, 2012 - Written by Diana

The candy cane will stretch 40 ft., beginning at the Geneva Courthouse and stretching to the intersection in front of his All Chocolate Kitchen at 33 South Third Street. Residents, neighbors and friends are invited to join Mayor Kevin R. Burns and watch Chef Roby as he pulls sugar down festive Third Street. Holder of two Guinness World Records including World’s Tallest Cooked Sugar Building and World’s Tallest Chocolate Sculpture, Chef Roby’s attempt for a three-peat record will set him over the top as the only pastry chef to hold three Guinness World Records. His award-winning cooked sugar building was 12 feet, 10 inches tall and chocolate sculpture was 20 feet, 8 inches tall.

Show us how you enjoy our creamy, healthful & naturally delicious yogurt. Feature your kids, any family members & friends, pets too! MOST IMPORTANT: including our YOGURT CUP in the pic. Recipes encouraged too! Winners EVERYDAY beginning Tues. 10/9 thru Tues. 11/6.

Fifty (50) Grand Prizes: Each winner will receive their choice of either a Hodgson Mill Whole Grain Gift Pack, or Hodgson Mill Gluten Free gift pack; approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Grand Prize: $85.00.


Food News – Oct 2, 2012

October 2, 2012 - Written by Diana

Lots of good stuff right now, enjoy!


Food News Sept 16th, 2012

September 16, 2012 - Written by Diana
  • Bloggers –  Share your favorite Italian meal (recipe, or memory of a shared meal) and we’ll connect kids to up to 500 meals to that one post. This is for bloggers only. A link to your blog will be featured on Mac Grill’s microsite www.1millionmeals.com AND, we’ll share a link to your post in our upcoming newsletter to over 1 million guests. (Please email your post to macgrillgive@saegermediagroup.com to ensure you’re included).
  • Readers – Go into the restaurant and donate $2, and get $5 off their next meal. OR – share an artist inspired image from our Mac Grill Give Facebook Gallery and we’ll help connect a kid with 1 meal.

Confirmed participants for 2013 include celebrity chef and restaurateur Todd English; acclaimed chef and restaurateur Lula Martin del Campo, who is currently executive chef of HSBC Mexico; famed Argentinean chef Fernando Trocca; celebrated chef Enrique Olvera of Pujol in Mexico City; famed chocolatier and owner of Garrison’s Confections, Andrew Shotts; Tsuyoshi Murakami, chef and co-owner of the Kinoshita restaurant in San Paulo, Brazil; Thierry Blouet, chef and owner of Café des Artistes in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Abraham Salum, chef and owner of Salum restaurant in Dallas, Texas; notable sommelier and wine expert, Charlie Arturaola; and Laura Catena, fourth generation Argentinean vintner.

Fun Online Foodie Activities

August 9, 2012 - Written by Diana

Being a foodie or even a food blogger isn’t a lonely single person thing to do.  A lot of what we do, is for a group whether for people we are eating with, the people we are cooking for, or just sharing ideas.  I’ve compiled a list of different foodie activities, some are for bloggers, but not all, some are for blog readers as well or just foodies who want to join in.  Try some of these  recipe round ups and blog link ups or all of them – join in, being a foodie is a participatory thing, you just can’t sit on the side and be served food to try – that would make you a critic and we’re not into criticism here, we’re into fun.

Meatless Monday – Started as a way to highlight meatless meals –  encouraging and sharing meatless meals on your blog to join in.

 Tuesdays With Dorie –  Tuesdays with Dorie has a few rules – one being you have to have Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan. Another is that you always post on Tuesdays – and you have to post at least once in the month.  There are a few more, but the challenges are tasty.

Tiny Tip Tuesday (Nature’s Nurture) – Nature’s Nurture hosts a blog hop on Tuesdays – you link up with a post that has a tip – on Tuesdays.  The posts that get the most links will be featured as one of the top three, the next week.  I’ve participated in this when I have a tip to share.

Wordless Wednesday – One of the most well known Foodie Memes – post photos on your blog instead of words.  I know someone who thinks it’s a way to avoid writing a post, but it’s one of my favorite.  I truly believe photos say a lot about you.

Pink Polka Dot Food’s Friday Food Quiz –  Pink Polka Dot challenges you with questions – and you answer on your blog.  It’s for fun – no prizes but you learn quite a bit with this challenge.

French Fridays with Dorie – Purchase Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table – Cook the french recipe of the week and post on Friday.

Foodie Friends Friday – is a link up with blog posts.  The posts are voted on and the top three usually win a small prize, like a bag of granola.


Foodie Pen Pals – is not just for bloggers.  On the 5th of the month, you receive your pen pal name, and on the 15th you mail out a box with food related items – treats, local food items – the total should be 15.00, which is pretty inexpensive.

The Secret Recipe Club – This is for bloggers –  You are given a name, and you go to their blog and pick out a recipe to try.  You don’t know the blog you are going to do until you get an email, and then it’s a surprise to see who is preparing your recipe. There’s a blog hop on the designated date to reveal the recipes.

Gooseberry Patch Recipe Round up – Gooseberry Patch sponsors a round up every week based on a food theme.  If you don’t have a blog you can add yours in the comments.  Fridays – the round up is closed, and Sunday they announce who had the most clicks.



The Lady Behind The Curtain – has the mother of all Link Party Listings – It’s a huge listing if you are looking to link to other foodies, or foodie link parties.

Really there’s no reason to hang out waiting to find other foodies when you can join in on linking up and trying out recipes, join in the fun…I wonder if  Sharon is thinking of starting Culinary Smackdown back up  :)




Food News – July 29, 2012

July 29, 2012 - Written by Diana