30 Rock is no stranger to food: many of its episodes deal with snack obsessions, mainly of the show's hero, Liz Lemon. Here, a few of the bites mentioned on the show, from hoagies to cupcakes.
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Grilled Chicken Sandwiches with Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil
In an episode called “Sandwich Day,” the special hoagie set aside for Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) is stolen, so her colleagues spend the day trying to find her another amazing Italian grinder like this one, which is piled high with grilled chicken, fresh mozzarella and basil.
In a famous 30 Rock scene, someone steals Liz Lemon’s lunch and she flips over a table and screams, “Where’s my mac and cheese?” This supercreamy, four-cheese version from star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten could easily cause that kind of reaction.
After Liz Lemon devours the expensive steak Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) leaves unattended for just a few minutes, she claims a dog ate it (“It came out of nowhere”). These garlicky herb-rubbed hanger steaks are a more affordable cut, but you should be sure to save some for yourself.
30 Rock’s Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski) shows up to work in season two with massive weight gain from a summer spent starring on Broadway in Mystic Pizza: The Musical. She might want to avoid this classic and easy pizza margherita perfected by F&W’s Grace Parisi, but you shouldn’t.
Jack Donaghy likes to take Liz Lemon to task for staying home alone too often, usually to watch Top Chef and order overstuffed, cheese-covered meatball heroes with a side of extra bread. These classic meatballs in tomato sauce from Jacques Pepin are worth staying home for.
When Liz Lemon overhears her staff calling her names, she decides to become a nicer boss overnight, even baking homemade cupcakes like these fluffy, mini angel food cakes, which are filled with raspberry jam and topped with a buttery glaze.
When Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan) buys the show’s staff a cappuccino machine, Kenneth the page (Jack McBrayer) at first tries to resist, as his Georgia mother taught him hot drinks are “the devil’s temperature.” She’d no doubt warn him against this ultradecadent hot chocolate topped with coconut cream.