Week in Review: June 28, 2013

  • By Ellie Sher
From patriotic dishes and blockbuster-themed bites, to appearences from Pati Jinich and Ming Tsai, check out the top 6 memorable moments from this week:
6. Craft Corner Feak-Outs 

To say that Clinton and Michael butt heads in Clinton's Craft Corner would be an understatement. Take a look at this collection of Clinton's most intense Craft Corner Freak-Outs, above, and while you're at it, you might as well take a chance on his latest craft: Stamped Tea Towels.  

5. Cedric the Entertainer Gets Dancing

Get an extra dose of "C" on C&C Food Factory, as Cedric the Entertainer joins Carla and Clinton in the kitchen for bacon-themed dishes. A speciality of Cedric's wife, the Grilled Salmon Club Sandwich takes the classic to a new level with fresh salmon, turkey bacon, and chipotle aioli. 

Got a pork lover on your hands? Whip up Mario's Braised Pork Belly or Bacon Nation's Apple-Bacon Coffee Cake.

4. Patriotic Plates 

Get a head start on your patriotic cook-out this July 4th with these festive dishes. Think: juicy beef burgers in the form of hot dogs, that are then topped with caramelized onions and bell peppers. Since no summer BBQ is complete without a cocktail, sip on this refreshing Grapefruit-Gin Fizz.

Grapefruit-Gin Fizz

1 cup Sugar
1 tablespoon Fennel Seed
1 1/2 ounces Gin
Grapefruit Juice
Club Soda

Cook sugar, 1 cup water and fennel seed in a small saucepan over medium heat until simmering; remove from heat and cool syrup to room temperature.  Pour syrup through fine mesh strainer to remove seeds; discard seeds and set syrup aside.

Pour gin and 1/2 ounce fennel syrup into an ice-filled 12-ounce glass. Top with splash of grapefruit juice and club soda. Stir briefly.

3. Dominique Ansel's Infamous Cronut 

Craving a croissant? What about a doughnut? Thanks to Chef Dominique Ansel, you don't have to pick favorites when it comes to your go-to breakfast pastries. Created at his New York City bakery this May, Chef Dominique's innovative pastry hybrid has already taken the city by storm. After sampling these coveted confections, The Chew Crew is officially obsessed with the Cronut, Chef Dominique, and his out-of-this-world sweets haven. Check out our first bite reactions.
2. The Chew Crew's Celebrity Crushes 

Shrieking, blushing, and extreme excitement ensue as The Chew Crew meets their lifelong crushes. Take a look at how each of the co-hosts responds to meeting their all-time favorite celebrities

1.The Ultimate Battle of the Sexes

Morning news star Josh Elliott stops by for a Battle of the Sexes Competition. The Chew Crew will determine once and for all if men or women are the ultimate grilling masters. Check out this husband and wife's competing recipes!


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