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February 16, 2009
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Are you looking for a way to add gourmet flavors to everyday meals? If so, then this week’s episode of the Secret Ingredient is for you! Featuring Whole Foods Market’s 365 Everyday Value Extra Virgin Italian Olive Oil, our featured recipe is Saltimbocca alla Romana, a tender chicken breast layered with prosciutto and sage, sautéed and topped with a buttery white wine sauce.
February 2, 2009
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Do you have the winter culinary blahs? Are you tired of the same old soups, stews and crock pot delights? Bring a little sunshine into your kitchen with this week’s episode of the Secret Ingredient featuring Flat Iron Steak. We chose flat iron steaks—often compared to the texture and flavor of strip steaks— for their tenderness, meatiness and budget-friendly price.
December 8, 2008
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Happy Holidays Secret Ingredient Viewers! It’s the season for great food and the Secret Ingredient is offering a chance to win a $25 Whole Foods Market gift card, so you can treat yourself to something special this holiday season. What’s the catch? It’s simple. We want to know what your favorite holiday party dish is and how it adds that special touch to your holiday celebrations.
September 29, 2008
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Looking for a simple way to spice up breakfast? Join Todd Coleman, Saveur
September 15, 2008
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Savor summer’s bountiful harvest with guest Peter Hoffman, chef-owner of Savoy and Back Forty. Hoffman shares his passion for seasonal flavors and local produce in this recipe featuring the best of summer ingredients.
September 8, 2008
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Stretch out the last days of summer—and your budget—with host Mark Law as he grills up some tasty turkey burgers for less than $3.00 per person. The secret ingredient? Lean ground turkey raised free range on a vegetarian diet without antibiotics and ground fresh daily.
August 25, 2008
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The Secret Ingredient Continues our “Best Of” series with Kathy Casey’s Spicy Coconut-Braised Black Cod with Colorful Vegetables! Join us next week for an all new episode featuring Lakeside Turkey Burgers!
August 18, 2008
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This week’s recipe is a Secret Ingredient team favorite. Not only is it a brilliant use for leftover bread, it’s a lively salad of peppery arugula tossed in roasted tomato vinaigrette, topped with toasted goat cheese and generously garnished with Whole Catch™ Wild Caught Crab. Summer salads don’t get much better than this!
August 11, 2008
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Encore Presentation Everybody knows balsamic vinegar, but here we’re not talking about just any vinegar, we’re working with barrel-aged balsamic vinegar imported from Italy. Try our trio of recipes—we think you’ll be able to appreciate the difference.
August 4, 2008
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Secret Ingredient host Mark Law and Denver chefs Patrick DuPays and Amy Poleski add a French accent to classic butter pastry with this week’s secret ingredient, European-style butter, and pair this delicate flaky crust with eggs, cream, chèvre and lemony sorrel for a delicious quiche.
July 28, 2008
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Watch Secret Ingredient host Mark Law and Denver chef Elise Wiggins of Panzano prepare homemade pesto and pair it with grass-fed beef and a simple arugula salad. Get the Recipe: Seared Beef Salad with Fresh Basil Pesto and Arugula
July 21, 2008
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Secret Ingredient host Mark Law and Denver chef Jean Philippe Failyau of Osteria Marco take the mint out of the mojito and add it to a fresh summertime salad of cherry tomatoes, fennel, red onion, cucumber and mint, served over seared halibut.
June 30, 2008
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Learn how to turn panna cotta from a sweet ending into a savory beginning with a great recipe for Roasted Baby Beet and Fennel Salad with Goat Milk Panna Cotta from Aamalea Tshilds and Jason Hammel, chef-owners of Lula Café in Chicago, Illinois.
June 23, 2008
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Secret Ingredient host Scott Herbert prepares cheddar cheese biscuits using a non-food secret ingredient: a cast iron skillet. Learn why cast iron skillets have been an essential kitchen tool for hundreds of years and why they can be a healthy choice for your kitchen too.
June 16, 2008
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Secret Ingredient host Mark Law reels in the season’s most anticipated catch: Copper River salmon. Learn how to prepare this rich, firm textured fish and discover a simple way to complement its buttery texture with a homemade basil-lemon butter.
June 9, 2008
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Host Scott Herbert gets frank about his passion for Chicago-Style Hot Dogs and shares the secret to a frosty Root Beer Float.
June 2, 2008
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Get the recipe now! Scott Herbert shares his grilling secrets for making Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Skewers with Honey Chipotle BBQ Glaze. Plus, discover a better tasting, better-for-you bacon that features 40 percent less fat than most bacon!
April 29, 2008
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Introducing guest host Scott Herbert! Scott will be hosting the Secret Ingredient in Chicago through early July. Tune in to discover what his own Secret Ingredient is and why he's passionate about great food.
April 14, 2008
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Get the recipe now! Guest Chef Maria Hines, Chef-Owner of Tilth Restaurant in Seattle WA.