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Let’s Dish with Food Network’s Biggest Stars: New Books, New Recipes, Classic Favorites!

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The holidays are upon us and it is time, once again, to begin planning that perfect meal for family and friends! This week at Booktrib, we’re dusting off our oven mits and getting down and dirty with food.  One of the best resources for cook of all levels is Food Network. Whether you are a fan of their many competitive shows like Chopped, or you prefer to watch stars like Trisha Yearwood create regional cuisine that will make you look forward to gaining a few pounds over the holidays, we have compiled the best new cookbooks from some of Food Network’s most innovative stars. With a host of different styles and approaches to food, you are bound to find a…

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Sweater Weather: Get Cozy with these 8 Heartwarming Reads

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The leaves are changing, the air is getting crisp and apples are turning red on their branches. Guys, it’s finally sweater season and I am so excited. I love summer, don’t get me wrong. But there’s something truly magical about fall, with all that pumpkin spice in the air and the smell of suntan lotion quickly becoming a distant memory. All I want to do these days is curl up with hot tea and a giant blanket as I dive into a good book. Luckily, there are so many good books to choose from lately, filled with romance, good food and lovable characters. In honor of sweater season, here are 8 stories that are sure to warm you up on…

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Everyday People, Meet Robert Irvine: The man who will change your life

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Oh, Food Network, how you slay me. If you’re anything like me, Food Network has been your go-to resource for anytime-of-the-day television for years now. And a massive, British component of that success has been the muscular man-machine that is Chef Robert Irvine. Irvine began his cooking career in the Royal Navy at the age of 15. Nearly 45 years later, he has become one of the most recognizable figures in the industry as the host of the insanely popular Food Network show, Restaurant Impossible. But cooking isn’t his only passion. He was also labeled one of the “25 Fittest Guys in America” by Men’s Fitness in 2007 and is a constant advocate for healthy living. That’s why foodies everywhere…

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Dana Cowin calls on top chefs for help in Mastering My Mistakes

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Some years ago, when I edited the food pages of a daily newspaper, we asked readers to tell us about their worst mistakes in the kitchen. One woman recalled making her first chicken soup. When the steaming, fragrant soup was ready, all that remained was straining the broth. She picked up the hot pot, carefully poured the contents into a colander in the sink that she had prepared beforehand, and watched the golden broth as it flowed. . . down the drain. She had forgotten to put a bowl under the colander. Oops. Kitchen mistakes. We’ve all made them. And we all live through them somehow, even if survival entails a quick drive to the local pizza place. Or a…

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Too hot to cook? Avocado Soup with Greek Yogurt, no cooking involved

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Mid-July, when temperatures creep up and your bare skin greets the sun, is a good time to think about healthy eating. Between the backyard barbecue and the heat that keeps you from wanting to cook, it’s a hard time to stick to a healthy diet. Let’s face it: salads can get pretty boring. If you’re looking to eat healthily this summer and try some new, hot-weather friendly recipes, check out The Greek Yogurt Kitchen (Grand Central) by nutrition expert Toby Amidor. We sat down recently with Amidor, who is a contributor to FoodNetwork.com’s Healthy Eats blog and U.S. News and World Report’s Eat + Run blog, to find out what makes Greek yogurt such a power food, and get her…

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