While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday and the most delicious finds on TV.
January 10 is National Bittersweet Chocolate Day.
In order to be identified as “bittersweet” or "semisweet" by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, chocolate must contain at least 35 percent cacao. The more cacao in chocolate, the less sweet it will taste; however, one brand’s semisweet chocolate could contain more sugar than another brand’s bittersweet chocolate, so make sure you taste test your chocolate before trying to substitute it in a recipe.
And by all means, taste chocolate all the time – not just when you’re cooking with it.
What's on TV?
“Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn” – Hallmark Channel, 11 a.m. ET
Lucinda whips up spicy Indian chickpeas, cucumber yogurt salad and mango cardamom lassi drinks.
“Health” – Fox Movie Channel, 4 p.m. ET
Patrons of a health-food convention held at a luxury hotel in Florida try to decide on a new president for their organization.
“Emeril Live” – Cooking Channel, 7 p.m. ET
Emeril whips up five dishes using tequila, including tequila and lime baby back ribs and lime sorbet pound cake with tequila flambé.
“Cake Boss: Next Great Baker” – TLC, 8 p.m. ET
The remaining contestants try to create the perfect wedding cake for a young couple.
“Ratatouille” – Disney, 10 p.m. ET
Remy the rat, who grew up beneath a five-star Parisian restaurant, inherits a taste for fine food and dreams of becoming a legendary French chef.
Mmmm, a tequila themed meal. Tasty!
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