My husband recently purchased me a subscription to the Food Network Magazine. I’ve browsed through it a few times and looked at their decorating gift ideas and found some of them to be very creative. They didn’t exactly look like they could be accomplished in five minutes or less so I didn’t even try them out. Magazines are a perfect way to collect extra coupons. In fact, most magazines you can either get for free and then make money from the coupons or use the coupons to pay for the subscriptions.
I did take a look at their gift guide though. I thought a few of the items were worth mentioning on my blog.
First Bobby Flay is the like the guy of Food Network. He seems to be a part of all of the reality shows and just has what it takes to do it all.
Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill Cookbook: Explosive Flavors from the Southwestern Kitchen features recipes for the signature cuisine he developed at his first restaurant, along with drool-inducing photos. Flay preps the reader for culinary adventure with a tequila guide followed by four different margarita recipes, and then sets off on a whirlwind tour of flavorful dishes inspired by the American Southwest. A chapter on brunches turns up the heat with dishes like Egg and Aged Sirloin Tortillas with Three-Pepper Relish. Coming full circle by drawing upon recipes from Mesa Grill, his first eatery, Flay also slyly opens the door for a series of cookbooks based on his other properties.
Rachael Ray is so big now she has her own TV show. She still on the Food Network occasionally but not that often. She’s really never been one of my favorite chefs. My husband always thought she cheated on 40.00 dollars a day.
This three-piece set comes in green, blue and orange and is exclusive to Food Network Store! Rachael’s Lasagna Lover pan measures 9 x 13” and holds enough lasagna, casserole or mac n’ cheese to feed a hungry crowd. What’s more, it’s safe for the freezer, oven, microwave, and dishwasher, yet it’s also attractive enough for the table. And the two included spatulas mean you’ll have everything you need to get dinner on the table.
Rachael Ray Moppine Set $22.95
Rachael Ray is rarely seen without a moppine over her shoulder on her show 30 Minute Meals, and soon as you try one you’ll understand why. Rachael’s invention gives you a dish towel and oven mitt all in one, which means no more running around the kitchen looking for potholders to take something out of the oven, or a towel to wipe up a spill– the moppine takes care of it all. Moppines come in a set of 3 and are available in blue stripe, orange stripe, green, gold, red, and blue.
My husband’s favorite is Alton Brown, I think men just like the science of cooking.
New Food Network books: More Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives ($12.50), Ace of Cakes ($23.99), and Good Eats ($24.50)
Gift giving for Alton, Guy and Duff fans just got even easier: all three Food Network stars have new books on the shelves. Guy’s More Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives picks up where his first book left off and chronicles even more joints he’s visited on the hit show, including recipes, anecdotes and fun tidbits from Guy. Alton’s book Good Eats: The Early Years is the essential companion to the first 80 episodes and includes recipes, photos and production notes. And Ace of Cakes is a layer cake of a book documenting the history of Charm City Cakes, photos and stories of their notable creations, and bios of all the staffers.
Food Network Cook or Be Cooked Wii game $39.99
The very first video game from Food Network is sure to delight FN fans of all ages as they cook along with the game. Kids and adults alike can play Cook or Be Cooked, which features over 30 recipes from Food Network kitchens. Multiple play modes allows for solo play, team play or a “cook off”. Plus, real life Food Network-ers Susie Fogelson and Mory Thomas are there to critique and praise your cooking skills as you go.
Pewter Measuring Cups by Tin Woodsman $177.95
Fans of Paula Deen will recognize these beautiful handcrafted pewter measuring cups from Paula’s countertop. Both beautiful and functional, they’re a unique way to make one of the most mundane kitchen tasks a bit more enjoyable. Measuring cups are handmade in the USA and include ¼, 1/3, ½ and 1 cup measures, plus a stand for display and storage.
Salt Server with Spoon by RSVP $17.95
Anyone who watches Good Eats knows that Alton Brown is no fan of “unitaskers”—products that only serve one purpose. However, after an unfortunate salt and sugar mixup, he made exception for to this salt cellar, which fans of the show will instantly recognize from the Good Eats set. Salt is held securely in a glass bowl, while a stainless steel lid with silicone gasket keeps moisture out.
Guy Fieri Cutlery Set $99.99
Would you expect a knife design from Guy Fieri to be bland and boring? Of course not! Guy designed his cutlery set with Ergo Chef to create knives that perform well and look cool. Super-sharp blades feature Guy’s signature “Knuckle Sandwich” logo, and ergonomic handles are embellished with splashes of red and blue with a star. The set includes an 8-inch chef’s knife and a 5.5-inch serrated utility knife.