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EDEN EATS IS ON!!!

Guys! this is insane!

The show is on!! Every Friday night at 10:00 p.m. EST on the Cooking Channel!

Tonight is our Tampa episode…one of my faves!

Join me as I explore Tampa’s global culinary scene, from traditional German strudel to Colombian burgers at 3 in the morning. It’s just non-stop fun topped with incredible people and awesome costume changes. ;)

Check out more pics from this episode! They are hilarious! 

Coming up this season:

Nashville

Tampa

Phoenix

Salt Lake City

Baltimore

San Diego

Charlotte

Honolulu

Stay tuned!

It’s going to be an incredible ride. :):) xoxoxo

Cooking Channel Summer Eats pop-ups

I am so there!

You all have to come and check it out! It’s an awesome excuse to play outside, eat great food and meet some fun new characters. Baron Ambrosia, G. Garvin and myself (Eden from Eden Eats) will be hanging out, eating and having a great time.

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkintheroad/2012/06/free_food_cooki.php

If you cant make it to Brooklyn this Saturday, there will be more pop-up fun in some other great cities.

http://blog.cookingchanneltv.com/2012/06/12/cooking-channel-summer-eats-pop-ups/

Hope to see you there! xxox

Za’atar pita…in a jiffy!

So, everyone has been freaking out for Lebanese za’atar pita with labneh since it was featured on Eden Eats last weekend on the Cooking Channel.

A new Eden Eats fan asked me how to make it and where to get the ingredients, so I decided to come up with a stress-free DIY recipe.

This is what you’ll need: pre-made pizza dough (I got mine from Whole Foods for $3.00), 2% Greek strained yogurt, za’atar spice mixture (you can order this online. I got mine from Dual Specialty Store), extra-virgin olive oil, cheese cloth, and a medium-sized bowl.  Not pictured that you’ll also need: lemon, kalamata olives, fresh tomatoes, kosher salt.

To start: turn the oven on as high as it can go and place a baking tray in the oven to heat.

Empty the Greek yogurt onto a couple pieces of layered cheese cloth.  Tie and hang on a shelf in the fridge over a bowl for 2-5 hours to let the liquid strain out (you want a pretty dry yogurt).  When it has thickened, squeeze in fresh lemon juice to get a good sour flavor.

Flour a large work space and place dough on top.  Cut the dough into equal pieces…it can be as big or as small as you like.  I prefer them a little smaller for dinner parties but when alone…bake off a fatty! :)

Roll the dough to a quarter inch thick (doesn’t have to be perfect…I prefer mine to be rustic and all different shapes and sizes).  Dock the dough all over with a fork so that it bakes evenly (this means poke holes all over).

Mix 3 tablespoons of olive oil into 6 tablespoons of za’atar spice mix.  Spread a generous amount of the za’atar mixture over the top of the pita.  Sprinkle with kosher salt all over. . Take the hot tray out of the oven..be careful!  Then, place the pita directly on the hot tray and put immiediately back into the oven.  Bake on high for 5 minutes checking on it so it doesn’t burn. Take out when golden on the bottom and a little on the edges, then place on a cooling rack (see below).

When cooled spread on the strained yogurt and garnish with  kalamata olives and freshly sliced tomatoes.

Enjoy and Enjoy!! SO happy I can share a much quicker version of this recipe with all of you!

Pics from the airing partay!!

Just wanted everyone to know what it was like watching Eden Eats for the very first time on the Cooking Channel. These are pics from our viewing party!

This is some of the team from Eden Eats!! (starting from the left) Producer/creator/director: Samantha Schutz, Executive producer: Sian Edwards, Host: Eden, Editor: Eric Bruggemann, and Graphic designer: Andrew Poneros…best team Ever!! Also, Agent: Suzanne Lyon..next pic down on the right..Love!

Don’t forget the food!

Sugar snap pea crostinis with pecorino cheese and fresh mint

Beer braised pulled pork with slaw on brioche buns

 Za’atar pita served with labneh, kalamata olives and tomatoes.

Cheeses, focaccias, chocolate chip coffee icebox cake, pecan pie…etc..

ugh…I want one of those now!

xx

Eden Eats Special!

What an incredible night! Eden Eats aired on the new Cooking Channel Sunday night and it was a blast!

The show is going to be airing again this Friday the 22nd at 10:00 p.m. EST! If you missed out the first time then stay tuned! I promise you will have a GREAT night! So exciting being able to share my Austin experience with all of you!

While waiting for this Friday, you can catch up on some light reading..;)

http://news.menshealth.com/find-the-best-global-cuisine-in-your-city/2011/07/16/

http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/eden-eats-austin/eden-eats-austin/index.html

http://food.blogferry.com/cookingchanneltv/Eden-Eats-Her-Way-Through-Austin-and-Around-the-World.html

http://www.babycakesnyc.com/2011/07/former-babycakes-girl-cooking-channel-star.html

http://blog.russanddaughters.com/2011/07/15/friend-of-russ-daughters-makes-d%0Aebut-on-cooking-channel/

Enjoy guys!! Cant wait to spend Friday night with all of you!!! xoxo

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