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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.
April 4, 2008
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Get the recipe now! Kathy Casey is celebrated as a frontrunner chef—paving the way for the emergence of women chefs on a national level, author of many fabulous cookbooks, and creator of Dish D’Lish.
March 24, 2008
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Get the recipe now! Secret Ingredient: Wellshire Spiral Ham
  • Wellshire Ham is exclusive to Whole Foods Market.
  • Wellshire Farms supports family farmers and small independent family owned meat plants.
March 17, 2008
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Get the recipe now! Recipe: Eggs in Purgatory Secret Ingredient: Whole Foods Market Eggs
  • Whole Foods Eggs give new meaning to the saying, "A good egg".
March 12, 2008
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The Secret Ingredient Showdown was a great time! Check out our highlights reel. Are you ready for the hottest kitchen competition yet? Grab your fork and hold on tight for the Secret Ingredient Showdown! It's an East vs. West Team Member cooking contest a la Iron Chef, broadcast live online.
March 10, 2008
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Get the recipe now! Recipe: Mediterranean Mussels Secret Ingredient: San Marzona Vita Sana Crushed Tomatoes
  • Vita Sana Whole Organic Peeled Tomatoes are exclusive to Whole Foods Market.
  • Vita Sana means “The Healthy Life”
March 3, 2008
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Get the recipe now! Secret Ingredient: Smoked Paprika Special Guest Bryan Zupon, Innovator of hyper-modern cooking
February 25, 2008
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Get the recipe now! Secret Ingredient: Black Truffle Oil Special Guest Chef: Chef John Sundstrom, Chef and Owner of Lark Restaurant in Seattle, WA
February 18, 2008
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Get the recipe now! Secret Ingredient: Pork Ribs Special Guest Chef: Eric Bahn, Chef and Owner of Monsoon Restaurant in Seattle, WA What makes WFM ribs a Secret Ingredient? Standards that are above industry guidelines.
February 15, 2008
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The Secret Ingredient visits Pigeon Cove, Whole Foods Market’s very own seafood facility on the shore of the Atlantic in Gloucester, MA.
February 12, 2008
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Get the recipe now! Secret Ingredient: Old Bay Seasoning Special Guest Chef: Chris Schlesinger from the East Coast Grill in Cambridge MA, and award winning cookbook author About the Secret Ingredient: Old Bay Seasoning
February 4, 2008
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Get the recipe now! Secret Ingredient: Scharffenberger Chocolate Special Guest Chefs: Eric and Bruce Bromberg, Chefs and owners of Blue Ribbon Restaurants in NYC’s West Village
January 28, 2008
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Get the recipe now! Recipe: Pork Tenderloin with Lemon, Capers & Olives Guest Chef: Kari Naegler, Culinary Associate Team Leader, Whole Foods Market Bowery (HOU)
January 22, 2008
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Get the recipe now! Secret Ingredients: Farm Raised Salmon Guest Chef: Heather Ramsdell, Creative Coordinator of the Northeast Region
January 14, 2008
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Get the recipe now! Secret Ingredients: Whole Creamery Blue Cheese Guest Chef: Scott Herbert, Assistant Store Team Leader, Arlington TX (Parkway)
January 7, 2008
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Get the recipe now! Secret Ingredient: 365 Organic Low Sodium Chicken Broth Guest Chef: Jamie Powell, Whole Foods Market’s Culinary Center Director, Lamar
December 28, 2007
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Get the recipe now! Serve with simple sides of couscous and green vegetables.
December 21, 2007
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Get the recipe now! Start the New Year off right with this incredible French Toast recipe! The secret is Royal Hawaiian Honey.
December 4, 2007
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Learn how to select the perfect wine and cheese pairings for your holiday parties or quiet evening by the fire.
November 26, 2007
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This is the perfect recipe to warm you up on chilly winter evenings. Get the recipe now!
November 19, 2007
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Wow your guests with these decadent chutneys and sauces, they will think you spent hours, but they only take minutes to prepare! And here’s the big secret for the rest of your Thanksgiving feast; you don’t have to do everything yourself! Our Prepared Foods Department can organize everything from the sides to the turkey, and our bakery department has your dessert needs covered!
November 13, 2007
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Join host Scott Simons as he travels to Boston, Massachusetts to Tiny Trapeze, an artisan candy maker who supplies Whole Foods Market with with yummy, all-natural marshmallows. Scott shows us how to take this secret ingredient and make it into a holiday classic with a twist.
August 6, 2007
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Get the recipes now!
June 25, 2007
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Quinoa. Sacred to the Incas, consumed by mankind for over 6,000 years, and so packed with nutritional value that it is being considered by NASA as a possible crop to grow in space! Talk about a survivor and adaptor.
June 19, 2007
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As promised, here's the second half of our Parmigiano Reggiano episode. Enjoy and as always please let us know what you think! Scott Get the Parmigian Reggiano Crisp and "Ice Cream" recipes that are included in this episode!
June 18, 2007
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It’s a Parmigiano Reggiano love-in, and you’re invited. This week we’re horsing around with a new idea. When we have so much interesting information available on a truly exemplary product, yet we still want to offer up some recipes, why not do a series?
June 11, 2007
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Tune in for the delicious ground buffalo burger recipe and learn a bit about this "secret ingredient" in the process.
May 21, 2007
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Learn about prosciutto and get a delicious recipe featuring this secret ingredient. Thanks for watching and please spark a conversation by leaving a comment!
May 14, 2007
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Get the yummy avocado recipes featured in this episode here. Thanks for watching and please leave a comment to let us know what you think!
May 7, 2007
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Get the recipe for Catfish Tacos with Thai Cabbage Slaw Thanks for watching and please leave a comment to let us know what you think!