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'Jersey Shore' Star Restores the Shore, Gets Spinoff Food Show

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Anna Williams

Tonight at 11 pm ET, Vinny Guadagnino and his castmates from MTV’s Jersey Shore are hosting Restore the Shore, a one hour special to encourage viewers to make donations that will help rebuild Seaside Heights, NJ, which was badly damaged during Hurricane Sandy.
 
Guadagino will soon host his own talk show with a food angle, according to an announcement by MTV. On The Show With Vinny, he will interview celebrities at his family’s Staten Island house and serve them homemade Italian food, likely made by his mother Paula Guadagnino, who cooks enormous Italian meals for her family every day.

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New Travel Channel Host Reveals America's Meat Meccas

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Courtesy of Travel Channel

 

A lifelong meat lover reared on his grandfather's cattle ranch, L.A.-based KIIS FM DJ Chuey Martinez will scour the country for the best beef ribs, bison steaks, fried chicken necks and more on his new Travel Channel show. Read more >

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How to Conduct Business like a Housewife

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Teresa Giudice of Real Housewives of New Jersey isn't a fan of Bethenny Frankel's Skinnygirl or cousin Kathy Wakile's posters.

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Teresa Giudice of Real Housewives of New Jersey isn’t a fan of Bethenny Frankel, even though Frankel is the most successful former housewife to come away from Bravo's reality TV series (her Skinnygirl beverage line sold to Jim Beam for an estimated $100 million last year). “Anything that tastes diet-y—for instance SkinnyGirl—I don’t like that,” Teresa said during Sunday’s episode. Instead of following Bethenny's steps to success, she and her fellow castmates demonstrated how they conduct business.
 
1. Research “Ingrediences”
Teresa Giudice met with an enologist at Brotherhood Winery to formulate a bottled bubbly peach cocktail named Fabellini. During the tasting, Teresa tells the enologist that she’s been researching “ingrediences” aka ingredients for her bellini.
 
2. Involve Your Husband
Joe Giudice joined his wife at the bellini tasting and proceeded to get buzzed, red-faced and overly chatty. “These people are looking at me like ‘would you shut your freaking husband up,’” Teresa says.
 
3. Order Sleazy Cocktails
Joe isn’t the only one who gets lit in a business setting. At a work lunch, Jacqueline Laurita ordered a provocatively-named cocktail by telling the waiter “I could use a Screaming Orgasm. I’ve always wanted to ask for that.” For the record, this drink includes vodka, amaretto, coffee liqueur and Irish cream liqueur.
 
4. Make Posters
For a friends and family tasting of her homemade desserts (red velvet cupcakes, frozen cannoli, tiramisu), Kathy Wakile set up a tent with posters in the parking lot of an ice cream store. “I don’t want to compare my book signing to her event but my daughters have posters like that when they have a lemonade stand,” says Teresa.
 
5. Choose a Quiet Setting—Like a Cemetery
Kathy invites Giacomo Berretta, CFO of Italian dessert company Bindi, to attend her dessert tasting. She takes him aside, next to a cemetery, and says “I want to sit down with you about making my dessert recipes with your flavorings and see where we could take this to the next level.” Later, reflecting on the meeting location, she says, “My desserts, they’re to die for.”

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Snooki's New Soda

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Reality TV star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has partnered with Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shops to create Snooki Wild Cherry Soda.

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What’s black and pink with spots all over? It’s reality TV star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s brand new Wild Cherry Soda for a franchise called Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shops on the West Coast. Specializing in oddball drinks (they're the ones behind Buffalo Wing soda, but also Apple Pie), the company wrapped Snooki's limited edition cane sugar-sweetened flavor in hot pink leopard print. It's the latest addition to the pregnant star’s mini-merchandising empire that includes slippers, perfume, bronzer and tanning lotion. Earlier this week, Snooki told Access Hollywood “I had a dream that [my son] came out and he was a gorgeous little baby, then he turned 2, and he turned into a Chucky doll and he was trying to kill me.” Maybe she should stick to water.

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Pop Culture

Comic-Con for Food Lovers

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Spider-Man teams up with chef Eli Kirshtein to fight Mysterio.

Courtesy of Marvel/Art by Ale Garza and Chris Sotomayor

Today kicks off the first day of Comic-Con International, a four day convention and unapologetic nerd fest for writers, illustrators and fans of the coolest comic books in the world. Over the last few years, comic book creators started using the art to unleash their inner food lover, immortalizing chefs like Chris Cosentino of San Francisco’s Incanto and former Top Chef contestant Eli Kirshtein.

Cosentino appeared in a Marvel comic as an offal-centric chef who helps Wolverine hunt down a mutant who butchers humans. In "Spider-Man: A Meal to Die For," Kirshtein brandishes his kitchen knives as he teams up with Spider-Man to fight Mysterio. Anthony Bourdain's "Get Jiro!" comic book is also developing a cult following.

Marvel Comics collaborated with F&W on our own awesome comic strip, starring two of our superhero Test Kitchen cooks. Check it out here.

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5 Signs Your Date is Cheap

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Patti Stanger, The Millionaire Matchmaker, reavels five signs your date is cheap.

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"Let's split something," are not the three little words you hope to hear on a romantic date. Here, Patti Stanger of Bravo’s reality TV series The Millionaire Matchmaker tells Food & Wine five signs that your date is cheap.

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Predictions for "The Real Housewives of New York City"

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Pinot-filled hats, toaster oven cookbooks and more RHONY predictions.

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The intriguing eating and imbibing habits in the premiere of The Real Housewives of New York City may foreshadow the twists and turns on future episodes.

Read about Pinot-filled hats, toaster oven cookbooks and more>

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Dispatch From the Frontlines of the Food Revolution

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Jamie Oliver

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America’s favorite cheerleader for “real food” is back at it again: Jamie Oliver launched the first ever international Food Revolution Day on May 19 with 540 dinner parties and 460 events around the world. He also brainstormed with celebrities and chefs >

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'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Update: Teresa Giudice’s Surprising New Cookbook

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Fabulicious!: Fast & Fit, the third cookbook by Teresa Guidice of Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey

Fabulicious!: Fast & Fit is the third cookbook of reality-TV star Teresa Giudice of Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey and features Guidice's signature wackiness. Click here for Giudice's thoughts on 'prostitution whore sauce' and more >

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