Holidays

Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Diabetic And Gluten-Free Friendly Cooking

The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking by Peter Reinhart and Denene Wallace

Most of us try to at least somewhat manage our intake of sweets during the holiday season when so much of it is available but what about those who must watch their sugar intake year-round? We've covered food issues such as lactose intolerance, allergies and gluten intolerance before and now we turn our food show focus on those with diabetes. We'll look at the root causes of this condition, how food affects it and great alternative recipes for diabetics to use. We'll also take another look at gluten free cooking as well. It’'s a sugar free edition of Charlotte Talks.

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WFAEats
12:00 am
Mon December 3, 2012

If You Build It: "Gingerbread Lane" Contest

Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge

Get the gumdrops! Whip up the icing! If you’ve ever been tempted to try your hand at baking and making a gingerbread house, this could be your year to claim a really "sweet" prize. The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge wants you to submit your creation to its Gingerbread Lane competition.

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WFAEats
12:00 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Meals And Memories: The Power Of Remembering

Joanne Caras

They’re billed as "the most important cookbooks you’ll ever own," and it’s hard to disagree. 

Joanne Caras and her family collected recipes and remembrances from Holocaust survivors around the world, and then performed a series of small wonders. Caras created two elegant books, first, "The Holocaust Survivor Cookbook" and now a new volume, "Miracles and Meals." Both celebrate how human dignity can - and does - flourish under the most horrific circumstances.

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WFAEats
12:00 am
Mon November 26, 2012

"Soup"-er Art

Campbell Soup Company

Got an art lover who’s also a foodie on your holiday shopping list? Here’s a tasteful gift idea: commemorative Andy Warhol cans of Campbell’s tomato soup.

Stay with me here.

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WFAEats
12:00 am
Tue November 20, 2012

You Say 'Roast Turkey,' I Say 'Spatchcock'

Spatchcocking takes the idyllic presentation of the Norman Rockwell-esque turkey and flips it on its... well, you'll see.

"Spatchcocking." If it’s happening around here this Thanksgiving, nobody’s talking about it – yet.

The peculiar term is probably English in origin. It describes an unusual way to prepare a chicken or turkey, and it’s unlike the traditional Norman Rockwell presentation we’re used to. Yes, those rounded mounds of roasted poultry look beautiful. But too often, their crispy skins hide dried-out white meat, still-pink dark meat - or both. It’s difficult to cook something the size of a turkey evenly. Harder still to keep it moist and flavorful.

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WFAEats
12:00 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Oyster Stuffing, Friends A Must For Thanksgiving Swap

Your Thanksgiving table doesn't have to be empty.

Those who dread a lonesome holiday, listen up.

It’s possible to find a friend and trade hosting. Nov. 22 marks the 26th time we’ve swapped hosting.

It can work. Trust me on this.

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Commentary
12:00 pm
Fri December 9, 2005

Scents of the Season

(12/9/05) Ever wonder why cooks use cinnamon during the holiday season? WFAE commentator and food enthusiast Amy Rogers says it took some detective work to find out more about the association between the spice and the season.

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