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Oprah Is Launching Her Own Food Label

Oprah Winfrey is taking a beat from media and stepping into a entirely new industry: food.

The Queen of All Media has partnered with The Kraft Heinz Company to create a line of soups and side dishes under the name O, That’s Good!.

O, That’s Good! features dishes such as mashed potatoes, pasta, broccoli cheddar soup, and tomato basil soup. Some of the dishes include a heftier addition of veggies than their original counterparts. The mashed potatoes, for example, feature a fair amount of cauliflower alongside the titular starch.

Ten percent of the proceeds from Mealtime Stories’ profits will be donated to Rise Against Hunger and Feeding America.

While select grocery stores are already carrying O, That’s Good! items, you can expect a nationwide launch this October. These dishes don’t sound half bad, especially when they go towards a good cause.

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Meet The Food Blogger Who Stole Bob Saget’s Heart

In the ’90s, Bob Saget became a household name with his two hit series America’s Funniest Home Videos and the better known Full House. The iconic TV dad had his fair share of trouble finding love on the TV show, and it seems the real-life actor could relate. Saget went through a divorce from his former wife nearly twenty years ago and told Closer Weekly that he never thought he’d have a relationship again.

The light at the end of Saget’s solitary tunnel came in the form of food blogger Kelly Rizzo. Travel enthusiasts will best recognize Rizzo as the host of the travel web series Eat Travel Rock.

The two have admittedly been dating for a while, but in a recent interview with Closer Weekly, Saget says he never thought he’d be in such a serious relationship again.

Coinciding with her show, Rizzo’s Instagram @EatTravelRock is littered with stunning food photography.

Here’s hoping Danny Tanner finally finds the one. You can catch him on the Full House revival Fuller House on Netflix.

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Gordon Ramsay Says This Is The ‘Perfect Burger’ Recipe [WATCH]

A perfect burger shouldn’t have a million different ingredients, sauces, or gimmicks. It should stick to the basics and simply be well-cooked and well-seasoned. Looks like Gordon Ramsay cracked that secret with his burger recipe.

In a cooking segment for Good Morning America, chef Ramsay broke out the grill and shared his “perfect” burger recipe for the nation from his very own backyard. The burger, featured in his Las Vegas restaurant, looks simple enough to make. Though, to be fair, many of the things Gordon Ramsay does looks pretty easy until you try it at home. Guess practice makes perfect, right chef?

Check out the 10-minute burger tutorial in the video above. If you’re the kind of person that’s been chasing the perfect cheeseburger your entire life, this might be a hot lead to dive into.

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Gordon Ramsay Makes 3 Holiday Recipes He Enjoys At Home With Family

We’re only a few days away from the holidays and, if you have the misfortune fortune of hosting friends and family this year, you’re gonna want to lock down that menu as soon as possible. Our boy Gordon Ramsay, shows us three holiday recipes you can prepare in advance for the holidays, before things get chaotic.

A highlight from Ramsay’s Christmas special is when he shows us how to make a Christmas stuffing consisting of pork, apricot and pistachios, a caramelized cranberry & apple sauce, and mint chocolate truffles.

Chef Ramsay heavily advises you to create something delicious with smaller portions rather than something average with more to go around. Y’know, so you can savor everything.

With some help from his son and daughter, Ramsay sets off to prepare a sweet and savory holiday feast for his friends and family. Check out the video, if you’re looking for some seasonal inspiration straight from the decorated chef himself.

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10 Celebrities Who Worked In The Food Service Industry

All those stylish, glamorous celebrities who look like they were born in a suit or a gown were young and broke once. They worked those same jobs all teenagers and college students do to stay afloat and inadvertently have their soul humbled to pieces. Here’s a few former food industry favorites.

 

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1. Nicki Minaj

It sounds like the colorful rapper had as much sass back in the day as she does now. Minaj worked as a waitress at Red Lobster as a teenager. She was subsequently fired because she followed a couple who jacked her pen to the parking lot and flipped them off.

 

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2. Eva Mendes

The actress — and model and singer and designer — had another title that wasn’t as glamorous when she was a youngin’. Mendes was a server at Hot Dog on a Stick as well as an Italian joint called Ciao at a California mall. She was stoked, recalling, “I was one of those kids who couldn’t wait to get my work permit. Because at 15 you get your work permit in California, and I couldn’t wait to legally work.”

 

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3. Brad Pitt

Before the Hollywood hunk turned into a celebrated actor who then turned into an international activist, he was just a dude in a chicken suit. Working at an El Pollo Loco, his first gig in Los Angeles actually, Pitt’s job was to entertain and bring in foot traffic with his costume.

 

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4. Rachel McAdams

Well before she was known as a ‘Mean Girl’ or remembered for a passionate rainy kiss, the actress did a three-year stint at McDonald’s. And even though she remembers the fast food chain as “a great place to work,” McAdams recalls, “I was not a great employee. I broke the orange juice machine one day.”

She was also a bit slow, explaining in one interview, “I had a little bit of an OCD thing with hand washing and just didn’t have time. They were like, ‘Hey, the drive-thru’s backing up. Stop washing your hands!’”

 

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5. James Franco

The jack-of-all-trades actor has pretty much taken on any and all creative gigs, but he rehearsed his skills while working at McDonald’s when he was much younger. Though he only worked beneath the golden arches for three months, the place had a big impact, leading Franco to write an article for The Washington Post titled, “McDonald’s Was There For Me When No One Else Was.” Sounds poetic, but the goofball had his good time. When he’d work the drive-thru, Franco would flirt with customers and practice foreign accents, explaining, “I’d be French and then Italian. One girl who liked me came around the drive-thru again and said, ‘Could you give me some Italian lessons?’”

 

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6. Eva Longoria

The actress in no way regrets her time as a young, bright-eyed employee of Wendy’s. Longoria looks back on her several-year employment fondly, once telling Katie Couric, “I make a good Frosty. I was manager by the time I was 18. I love Wendy’s. I love that whole experience in my life. There’s four girls in my family, no boys, and I’m the baby. Nobody got a quinceañara, which is the 15th birthday for us Mexicans, and my dad said, ‘Your sisters didn’t get a quinceañara, so you’re not getting a quinceañara.’ So I went and got a job, paid for it myself, and then raised money for my family.”

 

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7. Pharrell Williams

The singer-rapper-producer is great at a lot of jobs. McDonald’s was not one of them. Williams was fired three times, once telling Seth Meyers, “I was lazy. I was very lazy.” He said the only thing he was ever good at there was eating Chicken McNuggets.

 

 

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8. Jason Lee

The skateboarder-actor apparently doesn’t hate to reflect on where he came from. Years ago, when the writer’s strike threatened his livelihood, Lee laid out his Plan B, “I’d go back to the Taco Bell that I worked at in Huntington Beach, California when I was 16 and ask for my job again. I’ll probably have to wear a mustache net though.”

 

 

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9. Pink

The musician worked at the McDonald’s in her hometown of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, as a young teen, before moving onto stardom. While some may look back at their fast food employment experience as a fun stepping stone and learning tool, Pink isn’t one of them, saying, “Sometimes I dream I’m back there, broke and working at McDonald’s. It’s like the worst nightmare because I would never want to be back there. I’ve worked hard to get where I am.”

 

 

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10. Jennifer Hudson

Burger King was the first job the singer-actress ever had, being employed at the fast food joint on East 87th and State Street in Chicago. Working alongside her sister at age 16, Hudson would supposedly sing while flipping burgers and working the drive-thru. After Simon Cowell criticized the star for not thanking American Idol in her Oscar acceptance speech, Hudson rhetorically asked if she should thank Burger King, too. Burger King responded with awarding her free burgers for life.

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Stephen ‘Casey Jones’ Amell Serves Ninja Turtles Fans Pizza [WATCH]

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In promoting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows, actor Stephen Amell hung out with fans today and served them pizza. The star of Arrow is set to play the beloved Casey Jones in the upcoming sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Taking to his Facebook Page, Amell posted that he would be at New York pizzeria Abitino’s Pizza along with a time to meet. Fans who showed up were personally greeted and served by the star as he stood behind the counter and handed out slices, answered questions and pretty much hung out with them.

Love or hate the recent TMNT reboot series, you gotta admit that Amell really does care about his fanbase.You can see the line out the door and down the block.

You can catch Amell play superhero The Green Arrow on the CW series Arrow and this summer as Casey Jones in Out of the Shadows.

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This Is Exactly How Gordon Ramsay Makes His Eggs At Home

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Everyone’s got a preference when it comes to eggs. Some enjoy their eggs fried, others poached and some prefer their eggs hard-boiled. Even world-famous chef Gordon Ramsay enjoys his eggs prepared certain way when he’s at home.

Last year, chef Ramsay did a Reddit AMA, sitting down and answering the Internet’s eager inquiries. One of the questions asked was: “Gordon, how do you like your eggs?”

Here’s his response:

Very good question.

I have to say, scrambled.

Over a slice of sourdough bread that has been grilled, and then sort of doused with Worcestershire sauce.

Now scrambled eggs, I did a video a few years back with my youngest, Tilly, showing how to make scrambled eggs, and I think it has 10-11 million hits?

And the nice thing about scrambled eggs is that they don’t have to just be breakfast – you can have them in the evening, with some nice mushrooms, some tomatoes. You can have them as a snack at midnight, or at 5 o’clock in the afternoon.

Here’s that video of Ramsay making those beautiful eggs.

After watching that video, it’s probably safe to say that a few million folks took to their kitchens to try chef Ramsay’s recipe out. We sure did.

Looks amazing.

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Ludacris Plans to Open a Restaurant In Atlanta Airport

Ludacris’ Chicken and Beer. It’s not just the name of the rapper’s 2003 album anymore, but the namesake of his second restaurant endeavor. The hip-hop artist announced over Twitter of his next eatery earlier today where it was mentioned that it will be opening in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, which is one of the busiest airports in the country.

No word yet on an exact date for the restaurant’s grand opening or what type of food we can expect to purchase from the restaurant, but logic points to two obvious options: salad and cranberry juice. Joking, of course!

(via The Huffington Post)

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