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How much money do chefs make?


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If you’re a foodie and you haven’t had a chance to catch John Favreau’s film CHEF yet, then stop right now and go watch it.  We’ll wait.

Chef
Chef
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This must be Chef Anne Burrell’s Favorite Website


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Chef Anne Burrell is one of those hosts on Food Network that really cares about the fans and home cooks, and does everything she can to encourage home cooking, learning about food, and that anyone can do anything – preparing food just Isnt’ That Hard.

Hence why she stars on WORST COOKS IN AMERICA and often wins the annual competition.

Basically, when it comes to food – she really does care.

Anne Burrell's Worst Cooks in America
Anne Burrell’s Worst Cooks in America

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The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe


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Who doesn’t love a delicious homemade chocolate chip cookie?

Web Watch tends to buy ours at the store, but that doesn’t stop us from enjoying the hard work that others put into baking us delicious treats.  In fact, as we type this we are anticipating our annual delivery of homemade cookies from some friends who pride themselves on making the BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES EVER… but only choose to do so once a year, in order to make them even more special for those of us who receive them.

Are they good? Definitely.  Could they be better?

Martha Stewart's Cookies: The Very Best Treats to Bake and to Share
Martha Stewart’s Cookies:
The Very Best Treats to Bake and to Share

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Supermarkets throw away $2,300 worth of food every day


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Remember when Web Watch told you about FOOD EXPIRATION DATES?  All about how you can determine the shelf life of food?

And then we told you that it wasn’t just food that could expire, but that COSMETICS HAVE EXPIRATION DATES too?

Well, you at home aren’t the only people who pay attention to the SELL BY, BEST BY, or USE BY dates that you find on your local supermarket products.

It should come as no surprise that the supermarkets themselves do the exact same thing.  And throwing out all that allegedly “expired” food costs each supermarket, on average, about $2,300.

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Move over, Cookie Puss and Fudgie the Whale: there’s a new cake pan to consider


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Parents and home bakers everywhere struggle with this problem every day.

Their kids want specialized character cakes, and the parents don’t want to violate Alton Brown’s credo of “no single taskers in the kitchen”.   You don’t want to be stuck with a specialized character cake pan, only to end up with just one cake decorating option available to you until the end of time.

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How To Build a Life-Size Gingerbread House (Recipe)


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Who wouldn’t want to live in an edible house?

You wouldn’t have to worry about vacuuming the crumbs up off the floor.  Sleeping would be delightful, on a soft marshmallow cloud.  And repairs would be as easy as mixing up some royal frosting.

But if you really thought about it, building a 2000 square foot sized house entirely out of gingerbread can be a slightly daunting task.  But Web Watch found a site that can make this easier for you.

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Top 5 Restaurant Dishes That Should Never Be Served Ever Again


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People say that running a bar or restaurant is one of the hardest careers that one can have.  In essence, you’re responsible for your customers’ happiness – which is completely different from being sure you provide good customer service.

People expect their food (or drink) to make them happy and content.  A good meal can bring a level of satisfaction that can only be met by very few other things in this world.  Web Watch will let you choose what those are for you.

Watching Top Chef, Iron Chef, or even the Next Food Network Star pale in comparison to MASTERCHEF, the program that takes “home cooks” and shows that complicated dishes can be made by anyone.

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20 condiments that make every food taste better


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Web Watch knows a girl who only eats chicken fingers, cheese, french fries, and ketchup.

Yeah, we know – it’s a little weird.  But she’s happy with it.

Asked her once what she would do if the world ever ran out of ketchup… and she wasn’t happy.  For her, ketchup makes the world go ’round.

Similarly, we have many friends who wouldn’t dream of eating watermelon without a little salt on it.  It’s their thing.

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The Whirlpool Polara Oven


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Remember Jason Alexander, the actor who played the character “George” on Seinfeld? One of his first acting roles — if you can call it that — was for the famous McDonald’s McDLT.  Let’s take a look:

Why do I bring this up?  because when it comes to keeping the “hot side hot, and the cool side cool”, nothing beat THE WHIRLPOOL POLARA OVEN.  It’s a refrigerator…inside your oven! 

It’s like a big giant crockpot, designed with food safety in mind.  Just put your raw food into the oven, and tell it what time to start cooking.  Your food will be kept safely refrigerator cool (no e.coli here!), and will be almost done cooking by the time you make it home from the office. 

And to think that watching this fancy stuff on The Jetsons was all futurey and stuff.