Monday, February 28, 2011

The Social Poets: Posts Roundup at Dennys Blogs - 28 Feb 2011

The Social Poets: Posts Roundup at Dennys Blogs - 28 Feb 2011 - Choose from world news analysis combined with the best political cartoon opinion, celebrity watching, science and health news, arts, poetry, funny photos, serious photography, funny videos, great satire, awesome food and spiritual thoughts.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Comfort Food From Louisiana: How To Make Good Gumbo With Chef John Besh and James Carville

Comfort Food From Louisiana: How To Make Good Gumbo With Chef John Besh and James Carville - The Big Easy - New Orleans - is where anything can happen because we "Let The Good Times Roll!" (French: Laissez les bons temps rouler!) Seafood gumbo is the most associated dish with Louisiana and also the easiest to make as demonstrated here by celebrity Chef Besh.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Coke Claims 1979 Found Formula Not The Real Thing



From Denny: Coca-Cola claims their 125 year old recipe is still secret. Well, others beg to differ. A public radio show claims to have found the recipe formula for the famous soft drink. "The American Life" public radio show says that the secret formula was published in Coke's hometown newspaper, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, February 1979.

In that article appeared a photo of pages from a notebook with a handwritten list of ingredients. The original closely guarded formula is supposedly locked away in the company vault and it too is handwritten on a piece of notebook paper. This photo lists such unusual ingredients such as oils of cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg, lemon, neroli (a type of orange), lemon and orange along with sugar, lime juice, vanilla and caramel.

The show claiming this is the true formula says this document was a notebook originally owned by a friend of John Pemberton. Pemberton was the original pharmacist who created Coca-Cola back in 1886 when it had small amounts of real cocaine in it too. Coke claims they took cocaine out of the drink years ago but it sure makes you wonder by the way people seem addicted to it.

This notebook traveled through various hands over the years, eventually making its way to Georgia pharmacist Everett Beal, a friend of the original news writer who published the 1979 article. The show also claims that this notebook matches one by Pemberton in Coke's archives.

For now, Coke is steadfastly refusing to acknowledge the authenticity of the formula. Over the decades, many third parties have tried to re-create the formula. They do admit, however, this formula by Pemberton could be a precursor to the current formula, just not the one that went to market. Well, if I made billions of dollars a year from one silly recipe I think I'd deny this formula too!



Photo by Jacky Naegelen/Reuters



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Friday, February 11, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

From NYC Chef Chris Santos: Shrimp, Ribs, Whoopie Pies

Fabulous food for four on a budget from The Early Show on CBS.



From Denny: CBS The Early Show sponsors the Shoestring Budget series where chefs compete to see who can come in under $40, serving four for a meal. Yeah, and we get the benefit of the stellar recipes!

This week's chef is Chris Santos of the very popular New York City restaurant, The Stanton Social, that has been a New York mainstay for six years running. Be sure to check out his awesome menu because I sure did. I always look at the desserts just to see how innovative, creative and attuned a chef is to most people's taste buds. Are they ridiculous over-worked creations or are they destined to become wonderful standards? Santos passes The Denny Test. :) Santos has a newer eatery, called the Beauty & Essex, already one of the hottest eateries in the city. This chef is definitely on the move.

At Stanton Social he shows his eclectic colors where he offers to locals and tourists tastes. He offers standards like grilled cheese and tomato soup dumplings to more exotic lobster tacos.

Check out Chris' three course meal for an inexpensive dinner. He even shows you how to make your own marshmallow fluff for the Whoopie Pies. I like the way this guy thinks!

Recipes Featured:

Salt and Pepper Shrimp
Tangerine Barbeque Glazed Baby Back Ribs
Whoopie Pies



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Dennys Food and Recipes: From Chef Guy Fieri: 5 Super Bowl Party Appetizers

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

From Chef Martin Yan: Chinese New Year Recipe Dragon and Phoenix

Celebration of Martin Yan's birthday with frie...Chef Martin Yan at his birthday party Image via Wikipedia

From Denny: Chef Martin Yan, host of TV show “Yan Can Cook,” shares a traditional Chinese recipe to help us celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Large fruits, like the huge pomello, are a symbolic sign of abundance. Whole fish are also a symbol of abundance and must be served always with beer. Another part of the traditional Chinese New Year meal is there is always a vegetarian dish served.

The tangerine is gold like wealth. Dumplings look like little wrapped up gifts and are traditional for the new year. They are like little purses with treasures inside. The whole point of the Chinese New Year is to wish others a year of prosperity, abundance, good health and longevity.

This dish is just beautiful and very easy to make. The chicken is symbolic of the phoenix and the shrimp represents the dragon. The dish is served up on a bed of rice with a bowl made from egg roll wrappers shaped into the form of a lotus blossom. What a gorgeous presentation and easy enough for the home cook to do too.

Dennys People Watching: From Chef Ming Tsai: Chinese New Year Festival and Recipes

Dennys People Watching: From Chef Ming Tsai: Chinese New Year Festival and Recipes - another blog by Denny Lyon

Comfort Food From Louisiana: Chili Cook Off: 3 Recipes From The Today Show

Comfort Food From Louisiana: Chili Cook Off: 3 Recipes From The Today Show: "3 awesome takes on chili recipes from cold weather comfort food to inventive and heart healthy." - another blog by Denny Lyon

Comfort Food From Louisiana: 9 Easy Marti Gras and Super Bowl Eats

Comfort Food From Louisiana: 9 Easy Marti Gras and Super Bowl Eats - another blog by Denny Lyon

Comfort Food From Louisiana: 6 Super Bowl Junk Food Recipes

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Comfort Food From Louisiana: Valentines Day, Mardi Gras: 7 Yummy Snack Recipes

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Comfort Food From Louisiana: Muffin Monday: Sweet Potato Muffins

Comfort Food From Louisiana: Muffin Monday: Sweet Potato Muffins: "Check out delicious muffins and a Louisiana bed and breakfast inn stuffed with high end antiques for eye candy!" - another blog by Denny Lyon

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Soul Calendar: 20 Funny Winter Weather Cartoons

The Soul Calendar: 20 Funny Winter Weather Cartoons - another blog by Denny Lyon

Comfort Food From Louisiana: Recipe: Low-Fat Lemon Bundt Cake

Comfort Food From Louisiana: Recipe: Low-Fat Lemon Bundt Cake - another blog by Denny Lyon

Romancing The Chocolate: The Farm of Beverly Hills: Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Romancing The Chocolate: The Farm of Beverly Hills: Chocolate Sandwich Cookies: "Chocolate goodness impresses in this famous restaurant cookie from Beverly Hills." - another blog by Denny Lyon.

Unusual 2 Tasty: Battle Belly Fat: Pan-Seared Shrimp Tacos, Crunchy Crust "Mac n Cheese,” Oven Fries

Unusual 2 Tasty: Battle Belly Fat: Pan-Seared Shrimp Tacos, Crunchy Crust "Mac n Cheese,” Oven Fries: "Eat your favorite comfort foods and still battle the belly fat. Recipes the whole family will enjoy they won't even know they are eating healthy!" - another blog by Denny Lyon.

Dennys Food and Recipes: Los Angeles Canters Bakery Recipe: Chocolate Cheesecake

Dennys Food and Recipes: Los Angeles Canters Bakery Recipe: Chocolate Cheesecake: "Try this well-loved easy one layer sheet cheesecake." - another blog by Denny Lyon

Dennys Food and Recipes: From Cafe del Rey: Mediterranean Pizza

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

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