Food Network Magazine December 2020

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10 Issues

in this issue

1 min
to your health

Looking Good Eating better could help your skin: A new study published by JAMA Dermatology found a link between eating habits and adult acne, and other studies have indicated that fatty foods, dairy and sugary drinks may be to blame. Get your diet on the right track with one of the healthy meals above. In Season: Clementines Brighten those gray winter days with sunny clementines! They’re a great source of vitamin C (just one has 60 percent of the daily recommended value), plus they give your immune system a boost. Toss a few in your bag—or use them as stocking stuffers! We ❤ Seltzer Ditch the sweet drinks and switch to seltzer: A new study from the American Heart Association looked at two decades of data and found that women who drank one or more…

1 min
star search

We asked the stars: What’s the best food gift for the holidays? Rescuing Restaurants Guy Fieri has made it his mission during the pandemic to help save restaurants. So when many across the country had to close earlier this year, he wanted to know how chefs and their employees were dealing. His new documentary Restaurant Hustle follows fellow Food Network stars Marcus Samuelsson (right), Antonia Lofaso, Christian Petroni and Maneet Chauhan as they try to save their businesses—and help their communities. Find out what happens on December 27 at 9 p.m. ET.…

2 min
the holidays are on!

my 18-year-old nephew walked up to me at a family cookout a while back and asked where we’d be for Christmas. I wanted to hug him, not for his suggestion that we all get together—although that was sweet. I wanted to hug him because it was September 27, and his ability to think that far ahead was the most hopeful thing I’d heard in months. Most of us haven’t been able to plan for the next day in 2020, let alone figure out Christmas three months in advance. On September 27, I didn’t even know where we’d be living in December, so I brushed off the question and changed the subject. But the crazy thing is, I actually had been thinking about Christmas—along with everyone else at this magazine. We edit…

1 min
in the know

Christmas in a Glass Here’s a reason to get a real Christmas tree: You can make a cocktail out of it! The new book How to Eat Your Christmas Tree includes dozens of recipes for cooking with the needles from firs, spruces and pines. Author Julia Georgallis suggests using them for curing fish, infusing ice cream, brewing tea and making a cordial for these Christmas Tree Sours. Just be sure to triple-check your tree type: Certain varieties like cedars and cypresses aren’t edible. —Francesca Cocchi CHRISTMAS TREE SOURS Make the cordial: Bring 4 cups water, 1. cups superfine sugar, the zest of 2 lemons, the juice of 5 lemons and 7 ounces spruce or fir needles to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer 2 hours. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve, repeating…

2 min
food news

An iconic Christmas movie is getting cereal-ized. Son of a nutcracker—Buddy the Elf has his own cereal! Fans of the 2003 holiday movie know that syrup is one of Buddy’s four main food groups, so General Mills made sure to add plenty of syrup flavor to the limited-edition puffs. Boba is booming. The Taiwanese milk and tea drink made with tapioca pearls has been a hit on Grubhub: Boba orders spiked 168 percent in the first half of the year. And big brands are joining the craze, too. Dunkin’ tested coffee and tea with the pearls this summer, and Del Taco added them to soda. Plus, the drink is a now an emoji. Apparently, it’s OK to eat until you feel like bursting—once in a while. In a new study, healthy participants ate twice…

3 min
star diary

6 a.m. It’s day two of filming Christmas Cookie Challenge in New Orleans, and I’m up extra early because I need to get in a workout before heading to the set. I try to be creative when I’m on the road, so I often travel with resistance bands and do HIIT-style workouts because they don’t take long and they use very minimal equipment. My workout this morning involves squats, squat jumps, curls, lunges and push-ups. 7 a.m. Workout complete! Now it’s time to get my caffeine fix, so I head over to PJ’s Coffee and grab an iced Americano, the biggest size they have. During filming, coffee is a must, as the days are usually long and I want to keep my on-screen energy up the entire time. 7:45 a.m. Iced Americano…