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The irony of New Year’s resolutions is that typically, they don’t actually begin on January 1. Eat healthy. Drink less. Exercise more. All these popular resolutions make sense until we remember that New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest party nights of the year.
One way to start the New Year off right is by hosting a fabulous brunch, and regardless of your social calendar the night of, you can get a bulk of the work done before slipping into your favorite party dress and heading out for the night. Chef Anne Burrell, host of Food Network’s "Worst Cooks in America" and "Secrets of a Restaurant Chef," is here to help in the preparation of said delicious New Year’s Day brunch, despite any level of hangover.
Five Tips for New Year's Day Brunch: Anne Burrell
1. Prior planning prevents post-party freak outs.
"Waking up in a stupor? Can’t recall just how many glasses of champagne you raised to toast the New Year? Thank goodness you prepped your brunch ingredients the day before. Choosing a simple dish, such as a yummy frittata, is the best route as most of the ingredients can be readied and stored in the fridge, like cooked sausage, caramelized onions, and sautéed peppers. In the morning, the only thing you have to do is beat together the eggs, add in the ingredients you prepped the night before, toss in some delish Parmesan cheese and shoot the whole thing in the oven."
2. Consistency is key: Champagne at midnight and Mimosas at noon.
"Follow the old hangover advice of hair of the dog; if you were tossing back bubbly while counting down to midnight, stick with the bubbles in the morning. Mimosas are a brunch favorite, or you can try my go-to brunch cocktail – the "Chef Anne Sparkler" (Aperol and Prosecco over ice and with an orange twist)."
3. Don’t forget the bacon.
"Bacon makes everything better in the morning (or afternoon, or evening). Since most people crave some sort of fried product after a night of celebrating, why not fry up some deliciously crispy bacon? It’s fast, easy, and sure to please all of your guests - vegetarians not included."
4. Relax with the clean up.
"On January 1, potentially everything can be a struggle. Getting out of your jammies and being forced to serve up plates of food to people seemed like a good idea less than 24 hours ago, but come 1 p.m. on the actual day, you might find yourself wishing you were on the couch watching trashy TV instead of entertaining friends. Since you already prepped the day before, relax with the knowledge that most of the cleanup is already completed too. No one says you have to start 2011 with a sink empty of dirty dishes. And if you’re someone who is lucky enough to have a dishwasher in their apartment (I’m talking to the New Yorkers out there), be thankful of the 365 days ahead that mean easy dish cleaning."
5. Stock up on hangover cures.
"Not that your guests would ever doubt your hosting abilities, but why not knock their socks off by providing a range of hangover cures as part of the brunch spread? Coconut water, Gatorade, aspirin, and plenty of ice water will make for a happy brunch bunch. If you have time beforehand, you could even package up these goodies in a little to-go bag - when you’re ready to take a nap on the couch, nothing works better than a party favor bag to urge guests out the door."
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Many thanks Getty! We will not wait around to have commenced!
the "Chef Anne Sparkler" (Aperol and Prosecco over ice and with an orange twist)."
This is a old drink from Venice, in this link more information http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spritz#Origini
In Venice i drink Spritz (Prosecco, Aperol and orange or lemon) every evening before the dinner, this is a tradition, this cocktail has more 100 years..... !!!!!!!!!!!!! the right name for each thing
carol101 you are a boob
I am sure she is an excellent chef – but her show sucks – what "secrets" where are they – please tell me. Stupid comments on the show "MMMMM pork butt" or something like that – she is absolutely asinine – she looks like Guy Fieri on drugs
she may be a wonderful cook, but her hair drives me crazy!!! can't stand it!
Are you kidding? If I had hair, I would have a different color and style every month. I love her hair.
I have to agree with Amayda. Honestly, you don't have one single brush in your house?
Jerv, I'll send you some wigs next year for Christmas.
Have plenty but only wear them at night with Peewee.
Hey, do you have a red one with curls? I've always wanted to see what I'd look like with red hair.
Have plenty of those. Stop by my place with RicH and we can play dress up. But on the other hand, that might make Peewee jealous.
i watch her show and she must be a wonderful chef,very impressive.what impresses me as much is her diction.no i'm not an english prof.or even a teacher,i just appreciate the way she speaks so she can be understood.
Worthless chef. One of the worst cooks I have seen in action. She may cut it for most people, but if you have any cooking experience you will realize that she is not a good cook. Food is always over salted, and her techniques are quite amateur.
LET ME TELL YA ONLY new yorker I WOULD TALK TO.GREAT TALKER NO B.S. GIVES IT TO YOU STRAIGHT WITH A GOOD SPIRIT THOUGH.
Her show is great - I never miss it. People who are intimidated by strong women or obsessed with punctuation, apparently, won't like her, but that's their problem, not hers (or mine). Rock on, Anne!
OMG, it's Guy Fieri. I *knew* he was two-timing us.
I love Anne.
She has some really great ideas. Her food (which I have cooked ) is great.
She is funny with a great personalitly. Don't forget when all the major chefs use you, you know you must be the best.Give some of her recipes a try, or better yet watch her show. I think you will enjoy.
MMMMMMM to bad she isn't a lesbian,i would do wonderful things to her:)
MMMmmmnnnnn and I'd watch both of you from a discrete location.
I spent a week studying with Chef Anne at ICE culinary in Manhattan when I was in culinary school. I can tell you, she knows her food, especially Italian cuisine. I believe she spent a years studying and working in ITaly after graduating from the CIA. Very nice, patient, and very hard working, and when we had a request from a student for a special dish, Chef Anne made sure the commissary department went out and got the ingredients we needed to make the dish. What more could you want from a teacher? And let me tell you, she could probably cook 99% of people on this board under the table, including me.
"4 hours ago" DOES NOT HAVE A HYPHEN. Look up your grammar rules if you don't know them... BEFORE POSTING. EDIT. PROOFREAD.IT IS BASIC 2ND GRADE GRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMARRRR!
Too much eggnog?? Maybe?
I would like to see someone from a food blog on here, maybe like the one at http://www.lookwhoscookin.com Do some searching and discover someone new.
Chef Anne-I shall Kiss your clogs every night before you sleep and ever morning before You awake!
LOVE Chef Anne – she's my girl crush. If you can get past the fistfuls of salt she uses, Anne Burrell is one of the few chefs still worth watching on TVFN. Excellent technique, fantastic food choices – well worth watching for novices and experienced cooks.
UMMM... NO!!! No freaking way!
I'd hit it...
Guy Fieri has never looked so hot...
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! Couldn't have said it better myself.
On topic, I love Chef Anne! Just made her turkey brine and love her style of fun, yet professionalism in the kitchen. Great ideas up there, especially like #2! :)
I will agree with your agreement with Chef Anne's suggestions.
Well played all and congrats Truth! My head is a little foggy so very slow today...must stay awake...
well crap! it was early today!!
I agree with Truth. She threw us an early one today!
I have noticed that the 5@5 is seldom posted right at five, but seldom after 5:30, so usually it falls between 5:15 and 5:25. I think SLT is a closet sadist and is trying to keep us on our collective toes.
Anne is cute though...X)
Well played my Brother. Excellent taste in Blondes!.
They stole my picture :(
That's why I like your Buzzers!
O.K. I would hit it 12 times from Tuesday!
Nice one, too quick for me.
And, yes, absolutely!!!
Did I win?! Damn!
Well done, Truth. Congratulations!
I'd hit that...
Can I hit YOU?
Well, that wouldn't be very nice, now would it?
good one james....
In the sea of Food Network chefs, this Anne person has to be the most worthless and loser filled of them all.
What a joke, and a really BAD one at that.
Don't wish to start a war-Anne has always been the go to girl for all "Chefs" in NYC. It's a shame you cannot or would not taste her cooking as she is Fantastic. She will Always be a BABE in my eyes.
She looks like Guy Fieri without the facial hair, only she probably has bigger calves. I saw her on some worst cooks show and she was the most condescending and obnoxious woman.
"24 hours ago" doesn't have a hyphen! Moron.
PEE ... EYE ... GEE
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