Vegetarian Tex-Mex – 2 for 10 (with Melissa)

Vegetarian Tex-Mex – 2 for 10 (with Melissa)

Try this recipe for vegetarian chili on a portabella mushroom cap! Groovy Chef Melissa tells all on TasteTV.Watch the Video

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TasteTV celebrates Brightcove annoucement

SAN FRANCISCO – October 30, 2006 – YouTube is no longer the last word in online video. TasteTV celebrates the major internet television announcement today of industry leader Brightcove by highlighting the testimonial video it created for the Brightcove.com launch. The TasteTV video can be seen at: http://corp.brightcove.com/content_owners/network/index.cfm#

Says a TasteTV spokesperson, “Today our partner Brightcove relaunched their Brightcove.com site, using some of the over $20 million in funding they have to move forward with a major strategic announcement which revolutionizes television on the Internet, and is 100% in line with what the Indie Food Channel (TasteTV) forecasted would occur over for the last two years.”

TasteTV strongly believes that Brightcove is on the right path for Internet Television. When TasteTV launched in 2004, this was exactly the type of platform and service that it forecasted would develop, and the firm is therefore very happy to see it arrive right on time.

Says the TasteTV spokesperson, “Of course, we do like to joke that we also launched originally as the Indie Food Channel, but spent two years explaining to analysts and media watchers how we could ‘possibly be a channel if we didn’t have a station or cable number.’ I guess time has answered that question.”

You can see the TasteTV video for Brightcove.com at:
http://corp.brightcove.com/content_owners/network/index.cfm#

TasteTV is listed under Food & Drink on www.Brightcove.com, and of course at www.TasteTV.com

About TasteTV
TasteTV, the Indie Food Channel, is the leading On Demand food, wine and lifestyle network, with exciting and delicious programs that range from chocolate, wine, restaurants and recipes to chefs, travel, fashion
& design. Taste It!

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Submit Your “Sexy Dishes” Video to TasteTV

TasteTV invites viewers to join us with your own episode of our program, “Sexy Dishes.” Using either a professional, semi-pro, or even home videocamera, send us a short 1-3 minute video telling us about the sexiest dish you’ve ever had or made (and maybe even how you make it). Don’t forget to tell us why it was so great (ie. maybe it was just the company you were keeping).

To get started, simply upload your video submission at TasteTV.com or at the link below.

For more information, go to: http://www.tastetv.com/foodchannel-sexydishes.html

Want to see our version? Check it out:

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Alternative Cooking Methods Show Promise

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FOSTER JOHNSON/LOS ANGELES, Greetings to all y’all food enthusiasts, especially the folks in Northern California.

From down south I say “Howdeeeee”. Yes Taste TV – it is country come to town!

Your southern neighbor and roaming reporter at large has a concept for you to ponder. By the way, when I say Southern, I mean Southern California. And in Southern California you’ll find me on the patio, back porch or backyard grillin’ chillin’ testin’ and cookin’ up a storm at Outdoor Cooking World.

Well, just last week we received a rather interesting cooking contraption from a company in Eilburn Illinois. It is a self contained 22lb. solar cooker. Specifically a SUN OVEN, sent to us from Paul Munsen the Ceo of Sun Oven International.

You’ve heard a great deal of chatter about alternative fuel and the reduction of green house gasses, (especially in recent months as gasoline prices rose to ridiculous levels). So, what would you do with a device that requires no organic based fuel, produces an incredibly low level of carbon based pollutants and can cook anything from bread and pizza to a 12 rib standing roast, chicken (both fryers and broilers), baby backs, etc., all with only the radiant heat of the sun?

In the next few weeks we intend to take this oven hiking in the dessert east of LA and camping in the forest just north of Los Angeles county. Our goal is to see how steady the temperature can be held, as well as to determine if any relevant issues exist in the oven’s capacity to neutralize food born bacteria, especially when used on a not so optimum “sunny day”. I’ll let you know at the end of our test period; just how well this product performs.

You see, eating out at fancy smancy restaurants is all fine and dandy, but eating outside is “heaven on a patio bench”. To accomplish great oven based cooking outside, with no harmful airborne emissions and no requirement to run to the store for charcoal or propane – is like heaven on a cloudless day. Humanity in ancient times believed, if you could touch the sun you would touch the face of God. I’m ready for a little heavenly surprise that might be found in a 22lb. suitcase-like-contraption with fold out mirror panels. How about you?

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2006 BEST CUPCAKES AWARD: SAN FRANCISCO

2006 BEST CUPCAKES AWARD: SAN FRANCISCO

SAN FRANCISCO SOCIAL, 2006 Edition
presented by TCB CAFE Publishing & Media & TasteTV

TCB CAFE Publishing & Media and TasteTV announce the presentation of the Best Cupcakes Award: San Francisco, as originally listed in the publication, San Francisco Social 2006. The bakers that were selected represent the best quality, taste and presentation of this traditional comfort food in the San Francisco metropolitan area, as recommended by the editorial staff for TCB CAFE Publishing & Media and TasteTV.


The winners are:

  1. Citizen Cake (Civic Center)

  2. Noe Valley Bakery (Noe Valley)

  3. Destination Bakery (Glen Park)

  4. Blissful Bites (Laurel Village/Inner Richmond)

New awards will be presented in 2007 in San Francisco, Northern California, and other selected cities across North America.

ABOUT THE 2006 EDITION

TCB-Cafe Publishing & Media, creators of the bestselling titles, THE CAFES OF SAN FRANCISCO, CHOCOLATE FRENCH, PLAY AROUND THE BAY, and the title, THE FOOD OF FISHERMAN’S WHARF, has launched a new annual lifestyle magazine in book format, the first of which is SAN FRANCISCO SOCIAL (other metropolitan areas are in development). This publication captures and promotes many of San Francisco’s most impressive organizations, clubs and associations. The groups featured are from different parts of the cultural spectrum, including social, sports, environmental, fundraising, community, education, and artistic, all of which make up the fabric of life and society in San Francisco. The once a year publication also includes articles on food, wine, collecting, finances, green architecture and organization management.

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Lessons from the Food Critics: 2 – Jan Newberry

Lessons from the Food Critics: 2

Want to know more about what it takes to be a professional food writer? View our ongoing series with those in the field. See Part 2 of our interview with food editor Jan Newberry.

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