Latrina M. Midkiff

Chef Michael Symon offers tips on home tailgating, BBQ and Browns

As a lifelong fan of the Cleveland Browns, celebrity Michael Symon is well-versed in the idea of comfort food. After all, the Browns haven’t given their fans a whole lot of reasons to celebrate since, well, the 1980s.

But Symon isn’t planning on abandoning his beloved team anytime soon — even after last year’s false-hope season.

“Been a fan as long as I can remember, born and raised Clevelander,” Symon, 50, told Yahoo Sports. “I’m always optimistic.”

Symon has built a food empire and can be seen regularly on Food Network (check out “Symon’s Dinners Cooking Out” at 12:30 p.m. ET on Sundays), and he previously had a long run as co-host on ABC’s “The Chew.” He also oversees 12 restaurants — half in the Cleveland area, including the incredible Mabel’s BBQ downtown — that bear his name and serve his food.

This means Symon is a very busy

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Celebrity chefs dumbfounded woman’s ‘upsetting’ home cooking method: ‘What is she doing?’

A woman’s rice-cooking method has the internet — and even a few celebrities — up in arms.

The controversy comes courtesy of Nigel Ng, a Malaysian comedian with a popular YouTube channel. Ng shared a video in early July, in which he reacted to a BBC Food video of a woman cooking egg fried rice.

Portraying a comedic character named Uncle Roger, Ng freaks out while watching BBC Food presenter Hersha Patel cook the recipe. Particularly, he criticizes her decision to “drain” the rice after it’s done cooking.

“What is she doing? Oh my god. You’re killing me, woman. Drain the — she’s draining rice with [a] colander! How can you drain rice with [a] colander? This is not pasta!” Ng says in his clip.

Pushing Ng further, Patel proceeds to “wash” the rice after she’s strained it.

“You’re ruining the rice,” Ng exclaims in his reaction. “Then why

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While I’ve always been a foodie, becoming a better at-home chef has been on the top of my to-do list for many years. Once the U.S. started shutting down in March, I decided it was the perfect time to get to work in the kitchen since I’d be spending more time at home.

While I love scrolling through Pinterest for fun recipes and following food bloggers on social media for inspiration, one way I was able to perfect my cooking skills in quarantine was with HelloFresh.

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TRUFF Hot Sauce Cured My Quarantine Cooking Fatigue

Photo Illustration by Scouted/The Daily Beast/TRUFF
Photo Illustration by Scouted/The Daily Beast/TRUFF

I have been cooking a lot more than usual, but I have become increasingly more comfortable ordering take out. For me, take out isn’t the same as going to a restaurant — you miss the atmosphere — but it’s as close as I’m willing to get right now. With that said, it’s hard to feel like the food, mine or the restaurants, really tastes the same. I have fatigue, that’s for sure. Thankfully, I recently discovered a truffle-infused hot sauce called TRUFF that lets me kick things up a notch. Bam! 

It’s made with ripe chili peppers, black truffle oil, and agave nectar, and it delivers a flavor-filled punch to any food you put it on. When I first thought about trying it, I was a little skeptical. While truffles sounded good, I didn’t want it to be super truffely. Thankfully, the hot

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